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04/11/2018 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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          HB 307-MILITARY JUSTICE & MILITIA CIVIL RELIEF                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:26:19 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL announced the consideration of HB 307. [CSHB                                                                      
307(JUD) was before the committee.] He noted who was available                                                                  
to answer questions.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:27:15 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS TUCK, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau,                                                                    
Alaska, sponsor of HB 307, introduced the bill speaking to the                                                                  
following sponsor statement:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     In an  effort to continue  to modernize and  update the                                                                    
     Alaska   Military  Code,   House   Bill  307   provides                                                                    
     statutory  changes to  incorporate recent  updates from                                                                    
     the  federal Uniform  Code of  Military Justice  (UCMJ)                                                                    
     and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     In  2016, Alaska's  military  command  worked with  the                                                                    
     legislature  to  pass  the   Alaska  Code  of  Military                                                                    
     Justice  (ACMJ) to  provide greater  ability to  pursue                                                                    
     and   prosecute   those  servicemembers   who   violate                                                                    
     military  rules  and protocols.  House  Bill  307 is  a                                                                    
     continuation of those efforts.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     House Bill  307 would  update crimes recognized  by the                                                                    
     UCMJ,  establish   a  procedure  within  the   code  of                                                                    
     military  justice for  a service  member who  commits a                                                                    
     sexual offense to  register as a sex  offender or child                                                                    
     kidnapper, update  offenses that are subject  to court-                                                                    
     martial  proceedings  and update  consumer  protections                                                                    
     for service members.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     In   close  and   continuing   consultation  with   the                                                                    
     Department  of Military  and Veterans  Affairs, we  are                                                                    
     continuing our  efforts to  guaranteeing the  safety of                                                                    
     Alaskans  and  the   security  of  our  law-enforcement                                                                    
     procedures.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Updating the  ACMJ regularly is a  critical response to                                                                    
     the always-evolving military  justice system, and vital                                                                    
     to maintaining good order and  discipline in the Alaska                                                                    
     Organized Militia,  so it is timely  and necessary that                                                                    
     we  pass   HB  307.  I   urge  your  support   of  this                                                                    
     legislation.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK advised  that the  Uniform Code  of Military                                                               
Justice  (UCMJ) has  been around  in some  form since  1775. Most                                                               
states try  to adhere to that  code so that service  members know                                                               
what to  expect when they  transfer from  one state to  the next.                                                               
Including  the  Service  Contract  Act in  the  code  also  helps                                                               
service members who are protecting the nation.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:29:26 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  asked if the  National Guard Bureau  supports this                                                               
for active duty members.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  said yes  and  they  also worked  with  the                                                               
Alaska  Command  to  make  sure  that it  fits  with  the  Alaska                                                               
Constitution.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL   asked  Kendra  Kloster   to  walk   through  the                                                               
sectional.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:30:13 PM                                                                                                                    
KENDRA KLOSTER,  Staff, Representative  Chris Tuck,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature,  Juneau, Alaska,  said  HB 307  reflects the  recent                                                               
updates  to the  federal Uniform  Code of  Military Justice.  She                                                               
delivered  the  sectional  analysis   speaking  to  the  prepared                                                               
document.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  KLOSTER noted  that Sections  1-5 ensure  that sex  offenses                                                               
committed under the  military code are reflected  under Title 12.                                                               
The  idea  is  that  sex  offense under  the  military  code  are                                                               
reported  to  the  Department  of  Public  Safety  (DPS)  so  the                                                               
individual is added to the state's sex offender registry.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1. Amends  AS 12.63.100(1)  to include  within                                                                  
     the definition of aggravated  sexual offense an offense                                                                    
     under  AS  26.05.890  if  the   person  engaged  in  or                                                                    
     attempted  to  engage  in  sexual  penetration  and  an                                                                    
     offense  under AS  26.05.893 if  the prohibited  sexual                                                                    
     activity  in  which  the   militia  member  engaged  or                                                                    
     attempted to engage in sexual penetration.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section  2. Amends  AS 12.63.100(2)  to include  within                                                                  
     the   definition  of   child  kidnapping   an  offense,                                                                    
     attempt,  solicitation,  or  conspiracy  to  commit  an                                                                    
     offense  under AS  26.05.935(b)  if the  member of  the                                                                    
     militia  commits an  enumerated  offense of  kidnapping                                                                    
     punishable  under Article  134 of  the Uniform  Code of                                                                    
     Military  Justice (UCMJ)  and the  victim was  under 18                                                                    
     years of age at the time of the offense.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section  3. Amends  AS 12.63.100(6)  to include  within                                                                  
     the definition  of sex offense indecent  exposure under                                                                    
     AS 26.05.900(c)  and other qualifying  conviction under                                                                    
     AS 26.05.890 and 26.05.893 as specified.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section   4.  Amends   AS  12.63.100   by  adding   new                                                                  
     paragraphs  that define  "sexual  contact" and  "sexual                                                                    
     penetration" to  have the same  meaning as  given these                                                                    
     terms in AS 11.81.900.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 5.  Amends AS 18.65.087(a)  to include  a court                                                                  
     judgment that the Department  of Public Safety receives                                                                    
     from the  Department of  Military and  Veterans Affairs                                                                    
     for  convictions under  AS 26.05.890(h),  26.05.893(d),                                                                    
     26.05.900(e),  or 26.05.935(d)  as information  for the                                                                    
     sexual offender registry.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 6.  Amends AS 26.05.135 to  extend the benefits                                                                  
     of  the Service  members Civil  Relief Act,  especially                                                                    
     those  pertaining  to  consumer  transactions,  to  all                                                                    
     members of  the Alaska  Organized Militia  (AOM), i.e.,                                                                    
     the  Alaska   Army  National  Guard,  the   Alaska  Air                                                                    
     National  Guard,  the  Alaska Naval  Militia,  and  the                                                                    
     Alaska State Defense Force.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section   7.  Amends   AS  26.05.135   by  adding   new                                                                  
     subsections: (b) allowing  Service members to terminate                                                                    
     of certain  contracts for consumer services  if ordered                                                                    
     to  relocate; (c)  directing  that Servicemembers  must                                                                    
     furnish  service  providers   with  written  notice  of                                                                    
     contract  termination and  written proof  of relocation                                                                    
     orders;  (d)   allowing  Servicemembers   to  reinstate                                                                    
     terminated contracts upon separation  from the AOM; (e)                                                                    
     prohibiting service  providers from charging  a Service                                                                    
     member  for   terminating  a  contract   and  releasing                                                                    
     Servicemembers  from any  payment obligation  after the                                                                    
     termination;  and  (f)   defining  militia  members  as                                                                    
     members  of  the  AOM, and  the  organized  militia  as                                                                    
     including  the Alaska  (Army and  Air) National  Guard,                                                                    
     Alaska Naval  Militia, and  Alaska State  Defense Force                                                                    
     and defining  servicemember of the armed  forces of the                                                                    
     United States or  a member of the  organized militia of                                                                    
     the state.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL asked how Section 7 works in practice.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. KLOSTER said that when  service members are deployed they can                                                               
notify businesses so they won't be  placed in default on bills or                                                               
contracts while they  are away. If they do go  into default, they                                                               
have  civil recourse.  She deferred  further  explanation to  Bob                                                               
Doehl.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:33:06 PM                                                                                                                    
BOB  DOEHL,   Deputy  Commissioner,  Department  of   Military  &                                                               
Veterans Affairs  (DMVA), Anchorage,  Alaska, explained  that the                                                               
person who  is deploying notifies relevant  venders or businesses                                                               
that  they are  invoking  their rights  under  the Civil  Service                                                               
Relief Act. If  a military member finds they are  in default when                                                               
they  return,  DMVA encourages  them  to  contact the  vender  or                                                               
business  to  resolve  the differences.  If  necessary  something                                                               
similar to the Employer Support  of the Guard and Reserve process                                                               
assists  the   businesses  in  understanding  their   rights  and                                                               
obligations.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. KLOSTER continued the sectional analysis for HB 307.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  8.   Amends  AS  26.05.380  (b)   by  striking                                                                  
     language  reserving Servicemembers'  ability to  reject                                                                    
     non-judicial  punishment  and  opt instead  for  court-                                                                    
     martial,  essentially  restoring   the  "no  turn-down"                                                                    
     clause proposed  in the original  ACMJ update  of 2015-                                                                    
     16.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 9.  Amends AS  26.05.555 to  reflect additional                                                                  
     language in  the amended  Rules for  Courts-Martial 201                                                                    
     (c) that provides judges may  hold a person in contempt                                                                    
     of  court  for  willfully  disobeying  a  court-martial                                                                    
     order or creating a disturbance during proceedings.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 10.  Amends AS  26.05 to add  a new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.697 making  failing to reveal or  concealing from                                                                    
     authorities serious  offenses committed by  others, and                                                                    
     militia  members committing  these offenses  subject to                                                                    
     punishment as courts-martial may direct.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 11. Amends AS 26.05.700  to allow an accused to                                                                  
     be   found  guilty   of  lesser   offenses  necessarily                                                                    
     included in  offenses charged or of  attempts to commit                                                                    
     either, regarding offenses  designated by the President                                                                    
     in an appendix to the 2017 Manual for Courts-Martial.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section  12.   Amends  AS  26.05.715   to  add   a  new                                                                  
     subsection  (c) prohibiting  a  member  of the  militia                                                                    
     from soliciting  or advising  another person  to commit                                                                    
     an  offense  under  this chapter,  and  making  militia                                                                    
     members committing such  offenses subject to punishment                                                                    
     as courts-martial may direct.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 13.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.737 prohibiting  militia members  from wrongfully                                                                    
     manipulating,  creating, using,  selling, or  otherwise                                                                    
     falsifying  official identifications,  passes, permits,                                                                    
     or certificates  and making militia  members committing                                                                    
     these offenses subject  to punishment as courts-martial                                                                    
     may direct.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section   14.   Amends    AS   26.05.740   to   specify                                                                  
     intentionally  or  wrongfully  jumping into  the  water                                                                    
     from a vessel in use by  the armed forces so as to miss                                                                    
     a  transportation  movement  required  by  duty  is  an                                                                    
     offense  and  a  militia   member  committing  such  an                                                                    
     offense  is subject  to punishment  as a  court-martial                                                                    
     may direct.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section 15.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.767  describing impersonation  of officers,  non-                                                                    
     commissioned  officers,  petty   officers,  agents,  or                                                                    
     officials,   and  AS   26.05.768  designating   wearing                                                                    
     unauthorized  insignias, decorations,  badges, ribbons,                                                                    
     devices,  or lapel  buttons  as  offenses, and  militia                                                                    
     members  committing  these   offenses  are  subject  to                                                                    
     punishment as courts-martial may direct.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 16.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.785 designating  a militia member who  engages in                                                                    
     inappropriate  release  of  a  prisoner  or  unlawfully                                                                    
     drinking  an  alcoholic  beverage with  a  prisoner  is                                                                    
     subject to punishment as a court-martial may direct.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 17.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.793 making wrongful  interference with an adverse                                                                    
     administrative  proceeding an  offense,  and a  militia                                                                    
     member   committing   such   an  offense   subject   to                                                                    
     punishment as a court-martial may direct.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 18.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.796  designating  a  militia member  engaging  in                                                                    
     wrongful  refusal to  testify to  an official  military                                                                    
     proceeding as subject to  punishment as a court-martial                                                                    
     may   direct.  Adds   a   new   section  AS   26.05.798                                                                    
     prohibiting retaliation against  a person for reporting                                                                    
     or planning  to report  a criminal offense,  and making                                                                    
     militia  members who  commit such  offenses subject  to                                                                    
     punishment as courts-martial may direct.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Section 19.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.833   prohibiting    certain   offenses   against                                                                    
     correctional custody and  restriction, including escape                                                                    
     and exceeding  the limits of physical  restriction, and                                                                    
     making   militia  members   committing  such   offenses                                                                    
     subject to punishment as courts-martial may direct.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  20.   Amends  AS  26.05.835   to  add   a  new                                                                  
     subsection (b) providing a  militia member violating or                                                                    
     falsely  making   an  official   oath  is   subject  to                                                                    
     punishment as a court-martial may direct.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section   21.  Amends   AS  26.05.855(b)   to  make   a                                                                  
     conforming  change   to  remove  the  reference   of  a                                                                    
     controlled   substance  in   AS   26.05.870  (c),   the                                                                    
     definition of  a controlled substance was  moved to the                                                                    
     definition section in AS 26.05.990.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section   22.  Amends   AS  26.05.855(c)   to  make   a                                                                  
     conforming  change   to  remove  the  reference   of  a                                                                    
     controlled   substance  in   AS   26.05.870  (c),   the                                                                    
     definition of  a controlled substance was  moved to the                                                                    
     definition section in AS 26.05.990.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section 23.  Amends AS  26.05.860 changing  the offense                                                                  
     of   "Drunk  on   Duty"  to   "Drunkenness  and   Other                                                                    
     Incapacitating    Offenses"    offenses   to    include                                                                    
     incapacitation  due  to  indulgence  in  any  alcoholic                                                                    
     beverage or  any drug, and  making militia  members who                                                                    
     commit such  offenses subject to punishment  as courts-                                                                    
     martial may direct.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  24.   Amends  AS   26.05.860  by   adding  new                                                                  
     subsection  (b)  directing  a member  of  the  militia,                                                                    
     while in  status as  a prisoner is  drunk or  under the                                                                    
     influence  of a  controlled substance  without a  valid                                                                    
     prescription, shall be punished  as a court-martial may                                                                    
     direct.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section 25.  Amends AS  26.05.865 to  include sentinels                                                                  
     loitering  or wrongfully  sitting  down on  duty or  is                                                                    
     unable  to perform  their  duty as  a  result from  any                                                                    
     alcoholic beverage or drug is  subject to punishment as                                                                    
     courts-martial may direct.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 26.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.867   directing   militia  members   engaged   in                                                                    
     improper  behavior toward  a  sentinel  or lookout  are                                                                    
     subject to punishment as courts-martial may direct.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  27. Amends  AS 26.05.890(a)  to enumerate  the                                                                  
     offenses for  which militia members would  be guilty of                                                                    
     sexual  assault and  subject to  punishment as  courts-                                                                    
     martial may direct.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Section  28.   Amends  AS  26.05.890  by   adding  news                                                                  
     subsections (g)  defining when  court-martial convening                                                                    
     authorities may  reduce, commute, or  suspend sentences                                                                    
     imposed  by   court-martial  for  offenses   of  sexual                                                                    
     assault,  and (h)  requiring courts-martial  to provide                                                                    
     offenders convicted of  sexual assault with information                                                                    
     regarding   sex   offender    registration   under   AS                                                                    
     12.63.010.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 29.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.893  describing   prohibited  activities  between                                                                    
     militia  members  in  positions of  special  trust  and                                                                    
     military  recruits,  trainees,  and  subordinates,  and                                                                    
     prescribing such offenses are  subject to punishment as                                                                    
     courts-martial  may  direct.   AS  26.05.893  specifies                                                                    
     consent is not a defense for  any conduct at issue in a                                                                    
     prosecution under this statute.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Section 30.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.897   defining  the   offenses  of   assault  and                                                                    
     aggravated  assault,  and  specifying  militia  members                                                                    
     committing these offenses are  subject to punishment as                                                                    
     courts-martial may direct.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section   31.  Amends   AS   26.05.900(a)  to   include                                                                  
     broadcasting  and distribution  of indecent  recordings                                                                    
     as  described in  this section  as  offenses for  which                                                                    
     militia  members  would  be subject  to  punishment  as                                                                    
     courts-martial may direct.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section  32. Amends  AS 26.05.900(d)  by  adding a  new                                                                  
     paragraph  defining "recording"  as  that contained  in                                                                    
     the  2016 Amendment  to article  120c of  the UCMJ,  "a                                                                    
     still or  moving visual image  captured or  recorded by                                                                    
     any means,"  and "without  the other  person's consent"                                                                    
     as  having  the  same  meaning  as  given  to  "without                                                                    
     consent" in AS 11.41.470.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 33.  Amends AS 26.05.900 by  adding new section                                                                  
     (e)  requiring  courts-martial   to  provide  offenders                                                                    
     convicted of sexual  assault with information regarding                                                                    
     sex offender registration under AS 12.63.010.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 34.  Amends AS 26.05  by adding new  section AS                                                                  
     26.05.913 making  militia members engaged  in willfully                                                                    
     and  unlawfully manipulating  public  records with  ill                                                                    
     intent  subject  to  punishment as  courts-martial  may                                                                    
     direct.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section  35.   Amends  AS   26.05.935  by   adding  new                                                                  
     subsection   (d)  requiring   offenders  convicted   of                                                                    
     enumerated  offenses  under  (b)  of  this  section  to                                                                    
     register  as   sex  offenders   under  AS   12.63,  and                                                                    
     requiring  courts-martial  to  provide  offenders  with                                                                    
     information regarding sex offender registration.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Section 36. Amends  AS 26.05 by adding  new sections AS                                                                  
     26.05.940  prohibiting willful  and intentional  misuse                                                                    
     of  government computers,  programs,  codes, and  data,                                                                    
     and  AS  26.05.945   prohibiting  knowing  and  willful                                                                    
     violation of  the limits of  a medical  quarantine, and                                                                    
     making  militia   members  engaged  in   such  offenses                                                                    
     subject to punishment as a court-martial may direct.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section  37.   Amends  AS  26.05.990  to   include  the                                                                  
     definition  of a  controlled substance.  The definition                                                                    
     was originally located in  AS 26.05.870(c). Section 38.                                                                    
     Repeals AS 26.05.870 (c).                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 39. Amends  the uncodified law of  the State of                                                                  
     Alaska to  reconcile the generally  equivalent military                                                                    
     and civilian  offenses, and specify  the dates  the new                                                                    
     measures  above will  apply  to  cases involving  these                                                                    
     offenses.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Section 40. Amends  the uncodified law of  the State of                                                                  
     Alaska to allow this Act  to take effect only after The                                                                    
     Adjutant   General  (TAG)   notifies  the   revisor  of                                                                    
     statutes on  or before  1 January2019 the  President of                                                                    
     the  United  States  has   signed  an  Executive  Order                                                                    
     designating  the  effective  date, under  the  National                                                                    
     Defense  Authorization Act,  of the  amendments to  the                                                                    
     UCMJ made by the Military Justice Act of 2016.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Section 41. Amends  the uncodified law of  the State of                                                                  
     Alaska to allow  Sections 1-5, 8-38, and  39 (b)-(d) of                                                                    
     this  Act  to take  effect  only  if TAG  notifies  the                                                                    
     revisor of statutes as prescribed in Section 40 above.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section  42. Specifies  if Sections  1-5, 8-38,  and 39                                                                  
     (b)-(d)  of  this  Act take  effect  under  Section  41                                                                    
     above, they take effect 1 January 2019.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section  43.  Establishes 1  July  2018  as this  Act's                                                                  
     effective  date,  except  as  provided  in  Section  38                                                                    
     above.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  observed that the  various effective  dates appear                                                               
to  dovetail  with  either  the  Uniform  Military  Code  or  the                                                               
National Guard Bureau efforts.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS.  KLOSTER  said  that's  correct.   The  bill  also  has  some                                                               
conditional effect  language because the current  Uniform Code of                                                               
Military Justice is still in process.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  COGHILL asked  how  many  bills on  this  topic are  going                                                               
through the process.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:43:29 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said this  is the  fourth bill  that updates                                                               
portions of Title 26 and they're all in the Senate.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  SHOWER  asked if  Alaska's  defense  forces have  had  a                                                               
chance  to review  the bill  and ensure  that it  matches federal                                                               
law.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. KLOSTER  said the sponsor has  gotten a lot of  help drafting                                                               
the bill from  Captain Blake Circle and  Lieutenant Colonel Chris                                                               
Weaver. They have been an integral part of making the bill work.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COSTELLO referenced  the  controlled  substance list  in                                                               
subsection  (d) on  page  18, line  26, and  asked  if Ambien  is                                                               
included in the  list. It's a federal Schedule I  drug to improve                                                               
sleep  that  has been  found  to  cause sleepwalking  and  sleep-                                                               
driving.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:46:05 PM                                                                                                                    
CAPTAIN BLAKE  CIRCLE, Alaska Army National  Guard, JBER, Alaska,                                                               
stated that  Ambien would be covered  under the bill if  it falls                                                               
within the federal schedule.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR SHOWER asked  if they found that the  changes proposed by                                                               
HB 307  match the  federal Uniform Code  of Military  Justice and                                                               
mesh with the Alaska Constitution.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CAPTAIN  CIRCLE  said there  were  concerns  when the  ACMJ  went                                                               
through  originally,  but this  time  he  didn't find  any  major                                                               
differences. It largely matches the federal code.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:48:02 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  asked the sponsor  if he'd heard any  criticism of                                                               
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK  said no. There  was some  discussion related                                                               
to Senator Costello's question and everyone was comfortable.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. KLOSTER said a committee  substitute is forthcoming to ensure                                                               
the  bill aligns  with current  statute. She  noted that  she had                                                               
been working through the chair's office.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:49:18 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL held HB 307 in committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 20 - Sectional Summary (ver. O).pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Summary of Changes.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Letter of Opposition - Alaska Family Action.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Letter of Support - Alaskans Together for Equality.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Letter of Support - Alaska Family Council.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Letter of Support - Martin Eldridge.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
HB 20 - Letters of Support - Various Emails.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 20
SB 76 - Summary of Changes (ver. T to ver. M).pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Sectional Summary (ver. M).PDF SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Supporting Documents - Letters of Support.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Supporting Document - Population Limits March 2018.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Support Document - Public Convenience Fact Sheet.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 76 - Presentation - Senate JUD.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 76
SB 195 - Sectional Summary (ver. A).pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - Criminal Fund Use Over the Years With Percentages.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - Difference Between Restitution and Compensation.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - FY14 Felons Memo.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - FY15 Felons Memo.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - FY16 Felons Memo.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - FY17 Felons Memo.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - FY18 Felons Memo.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - HB 245 from 1988.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 245
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - PowerPoint Presentation.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - Restitution Statistics from ACS.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - Victim Restitution Funds Update Research.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195
SB 195 - Supporting Document - Victim Restitution Reform in Other States Research.pdf SJUD 4/11/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 195