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SB 7: "An Act relating to bail after conviction for various felonies if the defendant has certain previous felony convictions."

00 SENATE BILL NO.  7                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to bail after conviction for various felonies if the defendant has                                     
02 certain previous felony convictions."                                                                                   
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  INTENT.  It is the intent of the legislature by this Act to restrict the                               
05 availability of bail after conviction for certain felons.  The legislature notes the decision of the                    
06 Alaska Court of Appeals in Stiegele v. State, 685 P.2d 1255, 1258 - 1261 (Alaska App. 1984)                             
07 and further notes that for reasons stated in Stiegele this Act does not conflict with or amend                          
08 a court rule.                                                                                                           
09    * Sec. 2.  AS 12.30.040(b) is amended to read:                                                                       
10  (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of (a) of this section, a [IF A PERSON                                           
11 HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE WHICH IS AN UNCLASSIFIED                                                               
12 FELONY OR A CLASS A FELONY, THE] person may not be released on bail either                                              
13 before sentencing or pending appeal if the person has been convicted of an offense                                     
14 that is                                                                                                                 
01   (1)  an unclassified felony or a class A felony; or                                                                  
02   (2)  a class B or class C felony if the person has been previously                                                   
03 convicted of an offense in this state that is an unclassified felony, a class A felony,                                 
04 or a violation of AS 11.41.260, 11.41.420 - 11.41.425, or 11.41.436 - 11.41.438 or                                      
05 of an offense in another jurisdiction with elements substantially similar to an                                         
06 offense of this state described in this paragraph.