Legislature(1995 - 1996)
1995-05-03 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1995-05-03 House Journal Page 1818 HB 87 youth court may be established within the boundaries of a municipality. Nothing in this subsection prohibits two or more municipalities from operating a single youth court for the municipalities by agreement between them. (c) A nonprofit corporation may obtain recognition from the commissioner to serve as a youth court. The corporation may exercise only the powers that are delegated to a youth court by the commissioner, and shall exercise those powers as authorized by the corporation's articles of incorporation and bylaws. The bylaws of the corporation must set out standards and procedures by which the corporation, in its capacity as a youth court, (1) establishes a system by which the minor may be held accountable for the conduct that brings the minor within the jurisdiction of the youth court by being tried, represented, and adjudicated by the minor's peers; (2) guarantees the constitutional rights of the minor that are guaranteed by the state and federal constitutions; (3) may secure jurisdiction over a minor; the youth court may secure jurisdiction over the minor only with the consent of the minor and the agreement of the minor's legal custodian; (4) sets out the process for disposing of matters referred to it for resolution; (5) provides a process for appeal of a verdict or sentence, and defines the basis for appeals; (6) reserves the right to refer to the department, under AS47.10.020(a)(1), a matter transmitted to the youth court for disposition in which the minor fails, without good cause, to comply with all requirements ordered by the youth court as a part of sentence imposed on the minor; and (7) prepares and delivers a report of the disposition of the matter referred to it for resolution to the commissioner. (d) Subject to the privileges that witnesses have in the courts of this state, the commissioner may compel by subpoena, at a specified time and place, the (1) appearance and sworn testimony of a person who the commissioner reasonably believes may be able to give information relating to a matter before a youth court; and (2) production by a person of a record or object that the commissioner reasonably believes may relate to a matter before a youth court. (e) If a person refuses to comply with a subpoena issued 1995-05-03 House Journal Page 1819 HB 87 under (d) of this section, the superior court may, upon application of the commissioner, compel obedience by proceedings for contempt in the same manner as in the case of disobedience to the requirements of a subpoena issued by the court or refusal to testify in the court. (f) The commissioner shall make and keep records of all cases referred to a youth court. The records of a youth court proceeding (1) relating to a minor who complies with all requirements ordered by the youth court as a part of sentence imposed on the minor shall be sealed by the commissioner and may not be used for any purpose; and (2) except as to a record described in (1) of this subsection, shall be afforded at least the same protection and are subject to at least the same procedural safeguards in matters relating to access, use, and security as they would be under AS47.10.093." Representative B.Davis moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. There being no objection, it was so ordered. Representative Vezey moved and asked unanimous consent that HB87 am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Representative Martin objected. The Speaker stated that HB 87 am will be in third reading on the May 4, 1995, calendar.