SB 321: "An Act relating to civil commitment of a criminal defendant who is found to be mentally incompetent."
00SENATE BILL NO. 321 01 "An Act relating to civil commitment of a criminal defendant who is found to 02 be mentally incompetent." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.30.915(12) is amended to read: 05 (12) "mental illness" means an organic, mental, or emotional 06 impairment that has substantial adverse effects on an individual's ability to exercise 07 conscious control of the individual's actions or ability to perceive reality or to reason 08 or understand; in general, mental retardation, epilepsy, drug addiction, and alcoholism 09 do not per se constitute mental illness, although persons suffering from these 10 conditions may also be suffering from mental illness; however, for the limited 11 purpose of applying AS 47.30.700 - 47.30.915 to civil commitment of mentally 12 incompetent defendants as authorized under AS 12.47.110(b), "mental illness" 13 includes a mental disease or defect as defined in AS 12.47.130;