HB 23: "An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 23 01 "An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal 02 conviction." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 12.55.045(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) The court may order a defendant convicted of an offense to make 06 restitution as provided in this section, including restitution to the victim or other 07 person injured by the offense, restitution to a public, private, or private nonprofit 08 organization that has provided or is or will be providing counseling, medical, or 09 shelter services to the victim or other person injured by the offense, compensation for 10 the value of volunteer labor incurred to alleviate or mitigate the effects of the 11 defendant's crime, or as otherwise authorized by law. In determining the amount and 12 method of payment of restitution or compensation, the court shall take into account 13 the 14 (1) public policy that favors requiring criminals to compensate for
01 damages and injury to their victims; and 02 (2) financial burden placed on the victim and those who provide 03 services to the victim and other persons injured by the offense as a result of the 04 criminal conduct of the defendant. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 12.55.100(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) While on probation and among the conditions of probation, the defendant 07 may be required 08 (1) to pay a fine in one or several sums; 09 (2) to make restitution or reparation to aggrieved parties for actual 10 damages or loss caused by the crime for which conviction was had, including 11 compensation for the value of volunteer labor incurred to alleviate or mitigate 12 the effects of the defendant's crime; 13 (3) to provide for the support of any persons for whose support the 14 defendant is legally responsible; 15 (4) to perform community work in accordance with AS 12.55.055; 16 (5) to participate in or comply with the treatment plan of an inpatient 17 or outpatient rehabilitation program specified by either the court or the defendant's 18 probation officer that is related to the defendant's offense or to the defendant's 19 rehabilitation; and 20 (6) to satisfy the screening, evaluation, referral, and program 21 requirements of an agency authorized by the court to make referrals for rehabilitative 22 treatment or to provide rehabilitative treatment.