Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/06/2001 11:34 AM FIN

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CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 105(FIN)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to  victims'   rights;  relating  to                                                                   
     establishing an  office of victims' rights;  relating to                                                                   
     the authority  of litigants and the court  to comment on                                                                   
     the  crime victim's  choice to  appear or  testify in  a                                                                   
     criminal  case; relating to  compensation of  victims of                                                                   
     violent crimes; relating  to eligibility for a permanent                                                                   
     fund dividend for persons  convicted of and incarcerated                                                                   
     for   certain   offenses;    relating   to   notice   of                                                                   
     appropriations  concerning   victims'  rights;  amending                                                                   
     Rules  16 and 30,  Alaska Rules  of Criminal  Procedure,                                                                   
     Rule 9, Alaska  Delinquency Rules, and  Rule 501, Alaska                                                                   
     Rules  of  Evidence;  and  providing  for  an  effective                                                                   
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR HALFORD,  SPONSOR, noted that there  was an amendment                                                                   
drafted by the  Department of Law to address  the restitution                                                                   
collection question.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bunde  MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 1  (copy on file.)                                                                   
Amendment 1 would insert new language on page 4, line 29.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bunde WITHDREW Amendment 1.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Foster MOVED  to ADOPT  Amendment 3.  Senator                                                                   
Halford spoke  in support of  Amendment 3. He  explained that                                                                   
it was drafted  by the Administration  on a part of  the bill                                                                   
that they originated.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hudson MOVED to  report HCS CSSB 105 (FIN) out                                                                   
of Committee with  the accompanying fiscal note.  There being                                                                   
NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 105 (FIN)  was REPORTED out of Committee  with a "do                                                                   
pass"  recommendation  and  with  five  previously  published                                                                   
fiscal notes (#1  - COR, #2 - LAW,  #3 - REV, #4 -  LAA, #5 -                                                                   
LAW).                                                                                                                           

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