Alaska Governor Signs Bill to Help Crime Victims Recover Property

March 23, 2012

Alaska governor Sean Parnell has signed into law a bill intended to help crime victims recover property that was confiscated and held as evidence.

SB30, which passed the Senate and House unanimously, is aimed at speeding the return of property, which Parnell’s office said can be held for months or even years, at the discretion of prosecutors or defense attorneys.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson, provides a means for crime victims to petition the court to get their property back.

Parnell calls SB30 important legislation. He says the state must protect crime victims and help them get closure.

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