SSHB 11: "An Act restricting the publication of certain records of criminal cases on the Internet; and providing for an effective date."
00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 11 01 "An Act restricting the publication of certain records of criminal cases on the Internet; 02 and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature that, to the extent 07 practicable, the Alaska Court System remove from its public Internet website records of 08 criminal cases that were disposed of before the effective date of this Act by acquittal of all 09 charges, by dismissal of all charges, or by acquittal of some charges and dismissal of the 10 remaining charges, to the extent that AS 22.35.030, enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, requires that 11 the records may not be published. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 22.35 is amended by adding a new section to read: 13 Sec. 22.35.030. Records concerning criminal cases resulting in acquittal or 14 dismissal. The state may not publish a court record of a criminal case on the Internet if
01 60 days have elapsed from the date of acquittal or dismissal and 02 (1) the defendant was acquitted of all charges filed in the case; 03 (2) all criminal charges against the defendant in the case have been 04 dismissed; or 05 (3) the defendant was acquitted of some of the criminal charges in the 06 case and the remaining charges were dismissed. 07 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 08 read: 09 APPLICABILITY. AS 22.35.030, enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, applies to criminal 10 charges concluded on or after the effective date of this Act by dismissal or by acquittal of the 11 defendant. 12 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect October 1, 2015.