00 SENATE BILL NO. 68 01 "An Act relating to the voting rights of felons." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 15.05.030 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 15.05.030. Loss and restoration of voting rights. (a) A person convicted 05 of a crime that constitutes a felony involving moral turpitude under state or federal law 06 may not vote in a state, federal, or municipal election while incarcerated for that 07 crime [FROM THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION THROUGH THE DATE OF 08 THE UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE OF THE PERSON]. Upon release from 09 incarceration [THE UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE], the person may register 10 under AS 15.07. 11 (b) The commissioner of corrections shall establish procedures by which a 12 person released from incarceration [UNCONDITIONALLY DISCHARGED] is 13 advised of the voter registration requirements and procedures. The procedures 14 established under this subsection must provide that at the time of the person's 15 release from incarceration, 01 (1) the department shall give the person a written notification of 02 the person's restored right to vote; and 03 (2) the commissioner of corrections shall notify the director that 04 the person is entitled to be reregistered as a voter. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 15.07.135 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 15.07.135. Cancellation of registration of incarcerated 07 [CONVICTED] persons. (a) The director shall make reasonable efforts to obtain the 08 names of persons convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude and incarcerated 09 for that crime. Promptly after receipt of evidence satisfactory to the director that a 10 person has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude and incarcerated for 11 that crime, the director shall cancel the registration of the person. 12 (b) Upon presenting proof that a person whose registration was canceled under 13 (a) of this section has been released from incarceration [UNCONDITIONALLY 14 DISCHARGED FROM CUSTODY], the person may register. The director shall make 15 reasonable efforts to verify the released from incarceration [UNCONDITIONAL 16 DISCHARGE] of persons applying for registration under this subsection. 17 * Sec. 3. AS 33.30.241(a) is amended to read: 18 (a) A person who is convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude as defined 19 in AS 15.60.010 is disqualified from voting in a state or municipal election while the 20 person is incarcerated for that crime [UNTIL THE PERSON'S 21 UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE]. 22 * Sec. 4. AS 15.60.010(39) is repealed.