CSHB 23(JUD): "An Act relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 23(JUD) 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, to a public, private, or private nonprofit organization 08 that has provided or is or will be providing counseling, medical, or shelter services to 09 the victim or other person injured by the offense, or as otherwise authorized by law. 10 The court may also order a defendant convicted of an offense to compensate a 11 victim that is a nonprofit organization for the value of labor or goods provided by 12 volunteers if the labor or goods were necessary to alleviate or mitigate the effects 13 of the defendant's crime. In determining the amount and method of payment of 14 restitution or compensation, the court shall take into account the
01 (1) public policy that favors requiring criminals to compensate for 02 damages and injury to their victims; and 03 (2) financial burden placed on the victim and those who provide 04 services to the victim and other persons injured by the offense as a result of the 05 criminal conduct of the defendant. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 12.55.100(a) is amended to read: 07 (a) While on probation and among the conditions of probation, the defendant 08 may be required 09 (1) to pay a fine in one or several sums; 10 (2) to make restitution or reparation to aggrieved parties for actual 11 damages or loss caused by the crime for which conviction was had, including 12 compensation to a victim that is a nonprofit organization for the value of labor or 13 goods provided by volunteers if the labor or goods were necessary to alleviate or 14 mitigate the effects of the defendant's crime; 15 (3) to provide for the support of any persons for whose support the 16 defendant is legally responsible; 17 (4) to perform community work in accordance with AS 12.55.055; 18 (5) to participate in or comply with the treatment plan of an inpatient 19 or outpatient rehabilitation program specified by either the court or the defendant's 20 probation officer that is related to the defendant's offense or to the defendant's 21 rehabilitation; and 22 (6) to satisfy the screening, evaluation, referral, and program 23 requirements of an agency authorized by the court to make referrals for rehabilitative 24 treatment or to provide rehabilitative treatment.