00 HOUSE BILL NO. 171
01 "An Act relating to juries; and amending Rule 30, Alaska Rules of Criminal
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 12.45 is amended by adding a new section to article 2 to read:
05 Sec. 12.45.117. Jury instructions. A trial court judge shall instruct a jury that
06 the jury has the
07 (1) right to judge both the law and fact in controversy in a criminal
08 proceeding; and
09 (2) power to find a defendant not guilty when a guilty verdict would be
10 manifestly unjust.
11 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
13 INDIRECT COURT RULE AMENDMENT. AS 12.45.117, enacted by sec. 1 of this
14 Act, has the effect of changing Rule 30, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, by requiring
01 certain information to be included in jury instructions.
02 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
04 CONDITIONAL EFFECT. AS 12.45.117, enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, takes effect
05 only if sec. 2 of this Act receives the two-thirds majority vote of each house required by art.
06 IV, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska.