HJR 45: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting the rights of prisoners to those required under the Constitution of the United States.
00HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 45 01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting the 02 rights of prisoners to those required under the Constitution of the United States. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article I, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 SECTION 12. CRIMINAL ADMINISTRATION. Excessive bail shall not be 06 required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. 07 The rights of prisoners and protection against infliction of cruel and unusual 08 punishments shall be limited to those protections and rights required under the 09 Constitution of the United States. Criminal administration shall be based upon the 10 following: the need for protecting the public, community condemnation of the offender, 11 the rights of victims of crimes, restitution from the offender, and the principle of 12 reformation. 13 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 14 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the
01 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.