SB 353: "An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(d) relating to peremptory challenges of jurors in felony criminal proceedings."
00SENATE BILL NO. 353 01 "An Act amending Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(d) relating to 02 peremptory challenges of jurors in felony criminal proceedings." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Alaska Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(d) is amended to read: 05 (d) PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES. A party who waives peremptory 06 challenge as to the jurors in the box does not thereby lose the challenge but may 07 exercise it as to new jurors who may be called. A juror peremptorily challenged is 08 excused without cause. If the offense is punishable by imprisonment for more than 09 one year, each side [THE STATE] is entitled to 6 peremptory challenges [AND THE 10 DEFENDANT OR DEFENDANTS JOINTLY TO 10 PEREMPTORY 11 CHALLENGES]. If the offense charged is punishable by imprisonment for not more 12 than one year, or by fine or both, each side is entitled to 3 peremptory challenges. If 13 there is more than one defendant, the court may allow the defendants additional 14 peremptory challenges and permit them to be exercised separately or jointly.