Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/18/2003 10:45 AM JUD

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SB 8 - TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
[Contains  mention  that  the  provisions  of  SB  55  have  been                                                               
incorporated into SB 8.]                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Number 0691                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR McGUIRE announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
CS  FOR SENATE  BILL NO.  8(JUD), "An  Act relating  to tampering                                                               
with public records."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Number 0654                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD BENAVIDES,  Staff to Senator  Bettye Davis,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, presented  SB 8  on behalf  of the  sponsor, Senator                                                               
Davis.   He said that SB  8 would elevate the  crime of tampering                                                               
with public  records, specifically  for five  particular sections                                                               
of Title  47, from  a class  A misdemeanor to  a Class  C felony.                                                               
Those five sections are:  AS 47.10  - Children in Need of Aid; AS                                                               
47.12 - Delinquent Minors; AS  47.17 - Child Protection; AS 47.20                                                               
- Services For Developmentally Delayed  or Disabled Children; and                                                               
AS 47.24  - Protection of Vulnerable  Adults.  He added  that the                                                               
provisions of SB 55 have been rolled into SB 8.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Number 0589                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HOLM moved to report  CSSB 8(JUD) out of committee                                                               
with individual recommendations and  the accompanying zero fiscal                                                               
notes.  There  being no objection, CSSB 8(JUD)  was reported from                                                               
the House Judiciary Standing Committee.                                                                                         

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