HB 53: "An Act relating to state identifications and driver's licenses for persons in the custody of the Department of Corrections; relating to the duties of the commissioner of corrections; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 53 01 "An Act relating to state identifications and driver's licenses for persons in the custody 02 of the Department of Corrections; relating to the duties of the commissioner of 03 corrections; and providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 18.65.310 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 06 (s) Upon request, the department shall mail a card issued under (a) of this 07 section to a Department of Corrections address provided by an applicant who is 08 serving an active term of imprisonment exceeding 120 days. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 28.15.101 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 10 (e) Upon request, the department shall mail a driver's license renewed under 11 (c) of this section to a Department of Corrections address provided by a licensee who 12 is serving an active term of imprisonment exceeding 120 days. 13 * Sec. 3. AS 33.30.011(a) is amended to read: 14 (a) The commissioner shall
01 (1) establish, maintain, operate, and control correctional facilities 02 suitable for the custody, care, and discipline of persons charged or convicted of 03 offenses against the state or held under authority of state law; each correctional facility 04 operated by the state shall be established, maintained, operated, and controlled in a 05 manner that is consistent with AS 33.30.015; 06 (2) classify prisoners; 07 (3) for persons committed to the custody of the commissioner, 08 establish programs, including furlough programs that are reasonably calculated to 09 (A) protect the public and the victims of crimes committed by 10 prisoners; 11 (B) maintain health; 12 (C) create or improve occupational skills; 13 (D) enhance educational qualifications; 14 (E) support court-ordered restitution; and 15 (F) otherwise provide for the rehabilitation and reformation of 16 prisoners, facilitating their reintegration into society; 17 (4) provide necessary 18 (A) medical services for prisoners in correctional facilities or 19 who are committed by a court to the custody of the commissioner, including 20 examinations for communicable and infectious diseases; 21 (B) psychological or psychiatric treatment if a physician or 22 other health care provider, exercising ordinary skill and care at the time of 23 observation, concludes that 24 (i) a prisoner exhibits symptoms of a serious disease or 25 injury that is curable or may be substantially alleviated; and 26 (ii) the potential for harm to the prisoner by reason of 27 delay or denial of care is substantial; and 28 (C) assessment or screening of the risks and needs of offenders 29 who may be vulnerable to harm, exploitation, or recidivism as a result of fetal 30 alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or another brain-based 31 disorder;
01 (5) establish minimum standards for sex offender treatment programs 02 offered to persons who are committed to the custody of the commissioner; 03 (6) provide for fingerprinting in correctional facilities in accordance 04 with AS 12.80.060; 05 (7) establish a program to conduct assessments of the risks and needs 06 of offenders sentenced to serve a term of incarceration of 90 days or more; the 07 program must include a requirement for an assessment before a prisoner's release on 08 parole, furlough, or electronic monitoring from a correctional facility; 09 (8) establish a procedure that provides for each prisoner required to 10 serve an active term of imprisonment of 90 days or more a written case plan that 11 (A) takes effect and is provided to the prisoner within 90 days 12 after sentencing; 13 (B) is based on the results of the assessment of the prisoner's 14 risks and needs under (7) of this subsection; 15 (C) includes a requirement to follow the rules of the institution; 16 (D) is modified when necessary for changes in classification, 17 housing status, medical or mental health, and resource availability; 18 (E) includes participation in programming that addresses the 19 needs identified in the assessment; 20 (9) establish a program to begin reentry planning with each prisoner 21 serving an active term of imprisonment of 90 days or more; reentry planning must 22 begin at least 90 days before release on furlough or probation or parole; the reentry 23 program must include 24 (A) a written reentry plan for each prisoner completed upon 25 release on furlough or probation or parole that includes information on the 26 prisoner's proposed 27 (i) residence; 28 (ii) employment or alternative means of support; 29 (iii) treatment options; 30 (iv) counseling services; 31 (v) education or job training services;
01 (B) any other requirements for successful transition back to the 02 community, including electronic monitoring or furlough for the period between 03 a scheduled parole hearing and parole eligibility; 04 (C) coordination with the Department of Labor and Workforce 05 Development to provide access, after release, to job training and employment 06 assistance; and 07 (D) coordination with community reentry coalitions or other 08 providers of reentry services if available; 09 (10) for offenders under electronic monitoring, establish 10 (A) minimum standards for electronic monitoring, which may 11 include the requirement of active, real-time monitoring using global 12 positioning systems; and 13 (B) procedures for oversight and approving electronic 14 monitoring programs and systems provided by private contractors; 15 (11) make a good faith effort, in consultation with the 16 commissioner of administration, to ensure [ASSIST] a prisoner has [IN 17 OBTAINING] a valid state identification card upon the prisoner's release; if the 18 prisoner does not have a valid state identification card before the prisoner's release, [;] 19 the department shall pay the application fee for the identification card; 20 (12) provide to the legislature, by electronic means, by January 10 21 preceding the first regular session of each legislature, a report summarizing the 22 findings and results of the program established under (7) of this subsection; the report 23 must include 24 (A) the number of prisoners who were provided with written 25 case plans under (8) of this subsection; 26 (B) the number of written case plans under (8) of this 27 subsection initiated within the preceding year; and 28 (C) the number of written case plans under (8) of this 29 subsection that were updated in the preceding year; and 30 (13) enter into an agreement with the Department of Family and 31 Community Services, consistent with the provisions of AS 47.12.105, for the
01 detention and care of a minor who is waived into adult court under AS 47.12.030 or 02 47.12.100. 03 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 2024.