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CSSSHB 11(JUD) am: "An Act restricting the publication of certain records of criminal cases on a publicly available Internet website; and providing for an effective date."

00           CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 11(JUD) am                                                       
01 "An Act restricting the publication of certain records of criminal cases on a publicly                                  
02 available Internet website; 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11 the records may not be published.                                                                                     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 Alaska Court System may not publish a court record of a criminal case                            
01       on a publicly available website if 60 days have elapsed from the date of acquittal or                             
02       dismissal and                                                                                                     
03                 (1)  the defendant was acquitted of all charges filed in the case;                                      
04                 (2)  all criminal charges against the defendant in the case have been                                   
05       dismissed and were not dismissed as part of a plea agreement in another criminal case                             
06       under Rule 11, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure; or                                                             
07                 (3)  the defendant was acquitted of some of the criminal charges in the                                 
08       case and the remaining charges were dismissed.                                                                    
09    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
10 read:                                                                                                                   
11       APPLICABILITY. AS 22.35.030, enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, applies to criminal                                   
12 charges concluded on or after the effective date of this Act by dismissal or by acquittal of the                        
13 defendant.                                                                                                              
14    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect October 1, 2015.