HB 7: "An Act relating to the offense of reckless driving."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 7 01 "An Act relating to the offense of reckless driving." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 28.35.400(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) A person commits the crime of reckless driving in the second degree if 05 the person [WHO] drives a motor vehicle [IN THE STATE] in a manner that creates 06 a substantial and unjustifiable risk of harm to a person or to property [IS GUILTY OF 07 RECKLESS DRIVING]. A substantial and unjustifiable risk is a risk of such a nature 08 and degree that the conscious disregard of it or a failure to perceive it constitutes a 09 gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe 10 in the situation. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 28.35.400(b) is amended to read: 12 (b) Reckless [A PERSON CONVICTED OF RECKLESS] driving in the first 13 degree is a class C felony and is punishable as provided in AS 12.55. Reckless 14 driving in the second degree is [GUILTY OF] a misdemeanor and is punishable by a 15 fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year or by
01 both. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 28.35.400 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 03 (d) A person commits the crime of reckless driving in the first degree if the 04 person violates (a) of this section and, as a result of the person's driving, a pedestrian 05 or bicyclist suffers physical injury. 06 * Sec. 4. AS 28.35.410(b) is amended to read: 07 (b) The offense of negligent driving is a lesser offense than, and included in, 08 the offense of reckless driving in the second degree, and a person charged with 09 reckless driving in the second degree may be convicted of the lesser offense of 10 negligent driving.