Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/04/2004 09:07 AM Senate FIN

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     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 484(JUD) am                                                                                          
     "An Act imposing  a correctional facility surcharge  on persons                                                            
     convicted  of a  crime under  state  law and  on persons  whose                                                            
     probation  is  revoked;  relating  to  fees  and  expenses  for                                                            
     interstate  transfer of probation or parole;  and providing for                                                            
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
This  was the first  hearing  for this  bill in  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Co-Chair Wilken stated  that the House Rules Committee by Request of                                                            
the Governor  sponsors this  bill, Version  23-GH2046\D.A.  He noted                                                            
that the bill would implement  correctional fees and surcharges on a                                                            
person arrested  and sentenced to  a term of imprisonment.  He noted                                                            
that  the  level   of  the  surcharge  would  be  dictated   by  the                                                            
seriousness  of  the  crime.  He noted  that  several  fiscal  notes                                                            
accompany the bill.                                                                                                             
PORTIA  PARKER, Deputy  Commissioner,  Office of  the Commissioner,                                                             
Department  of Corrections  informed the Committee  that this  House                                                            
bill  is  the  companion  bill  to  a  Senate  Bill  336  which  was                                                            
previously  reported  from   Committee.  She  noted  that  the  lone                                                            
difference  in the two bills is that  this bill would eliminate  the                                                            
requirement that an inmate  post a bond when being transferred to an                                                            
out-of-State prison facility.  She noted that both the House and the                                                            
Senate raised  concerns in this regard. Furthermore,  she added that                                                            
language  pertaining to the  Interstate Compact  was eliminated,  as                                                            
pertinent federal rules would be changing this year.                                                                            
Co-Chair  Green  moved  to  report  the  bill  from  Committee  with                                                            
individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                       
There  being no  objections,  CS  HB 484(JUD)am  was  REPORTED  from                                                            
Committee with  $46,500 fiscal note #1, dated February  3, 2004 from                                                            
the Department  of Law; zero  fiscal note  #2, dated April  13, 2004                                                            
from the  Alaska Court System;  and $9,800  fiscal note #3  from the                                                            
Department of Corrections.                                                                                                      

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