- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House has again passed legislation calling for removing certain criminal case records from the state’s online court records system.

Reconsideration notice was served after Wednesday’s 34-5 House vote. Reconsideration was taken up Thursday, and HB 11 passed 32-4. It now goes to the Senate.

The bill, from Rep. Tammie Wilson, says the court system cannot publish online criminal case records if a defendant was acquitted of all charges; had all charges dismissed and not as part of a plea agreement in another case; or was acquitted of some charges and others were dismissed.

Wilson has said people found not guilty still face social judgment from having their names appear on the site. She says paper records would remain available. Critics of the bill worry about access to information.



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