Legislature(1993 - 1994)
1993-02-19 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1993-02-19 House Journal Page 0386 HB 43 The Judiciary Committee has considered: HOUSE BILL NO. 43 "An Act relating to the crime of conspiracy." The report was signed by Representative Porter, Chair, with the following individual recommendations: Do pass (3): Porter, Phillips, Kott No recommendation (2): Green, Nordlund A letter of intent, signed by Representative Porter, Chair, appears below: Letter of Intent for HB 43 "The House Judiciary Committee discussed several questions regarding the present fiscal notes to HB 43, An Act relating to the Crime of Conspiracy. In the committee's view, there may be some minimal 1993-02-19 House Journal Page 0387 HB 43 impact upon the criminal justice system, but not nearly to the extent estimated by some of the criminal justice agencies. The Judiciary Committee respectfully suggests that the Finance Committee closely examine the assumptions upon which the fiscal notes for HB 43 are presently based. Testimony presented to the committee indicated that, on the federal level, criminal defendants who are charged with both conspiracy and for the completed criminal offense are sometimes motivated to enter a plea admitting guilt to one or the other crime, disposing of the case in a timely and relatively efficient manner. This would tend to somewhat lessen the pressures on the criminal justice system, not increase them. Several witnesses, including members of the defense bar, testified that Alaska's present criminal laws regarding accomplice liability and attempts are relatively broad; thus the range of criminal conduct that would be chargeable under a new conspiracy law is a narrow one. In the view of the committee, this position is consistent with the 'zero' fiscal notes submitted by the Departments of Law and Public Safety." The following fiscal notes apply to HB 43: Fiscal note, Alaska Court System, 2/19/93 Fiscal note, Dept. of Corrections, 2/19/93 Fiscal notes (2), Dept. of Administration, 2/8/93 Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Law, 2/19/93 Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Public Safety, 2/8/93 HB 43 was referred to the Finance Committee.