Enrolled HB 23: Relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction.
00Enrolled HB 23 01 Relating to court-ordered restitution and compensation following a criminal conviction. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 12.55.045(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The court may order a defendant convicted of an offense to make 05 restitution as provided in this section, including restitution to the victim or other 06 person injured by the offense, to a public, private, or private nonprofit organization 07 that has provided or is or will be providing counseling, medical, or shelter services to 08 the victim or other person injured by the offense, or as otherwise authorized by law. 09 The court may also order a defendant convicted of an offense to compensate a 10 victim that is a nonprofit organization for the value of labor or goods provided by 11 volunteers if the labor or goods were necessary to alleviate or mitigate the effects 12 of the defendant's crime. In determining the amount and method of payment of 13 restitution or compensation, the court shall take into account the 14 (1) public policy that favors requiring criminals to compensate for 15 damages and injury to their victims; and
01 (2) financial burden placed on the victim and those who provide 02 services to the victim and other persons injured by the offense as a result of the 03 criminal conduct of the defendant. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 12.55.100(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) While on probation and among the conditions of probation, the defendant 06 may be required 07 (1) to pay a fine in one or several sums; 08 (2) to make restitution or reparation to aggrieved parties for actual 09 damages or loss caused by the crime for which conviction was had, including 10 compensation to a victim that is a nonprofit organization for the value of labor or 11 goods provided by volunteers if the labor or goods were necessary to alleviate or 12 mitigate 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.