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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-076 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> SEWARD, ALASKA, IN SUPPORT OF THE ADDITION OF <br /> PORT AND HARBOR EMPLOYEES TO THE LIST OF <br /> EMPLOYEES COVERED BY ALASKA STATUTE 12.55.135 <br /> WHEREAS, State of Alaska statute AS 12.55.135. Sentences of Imprisonment for <br /> Misdemeanors establishes minimum terms of imprisonment for defendants convicted of assaulting or <br /> harassing uniformed or otherwise clearly identified peace officers, fire fighters, correctional <br /> employees,emergency medical technicians,paramedics,ambulance attendants or other emergency <br /> responders or medical professionals; and <br /> WHEREAS,port and harbor employees in communities throughout the State of Alaska routinely <br /> perform enforcement and emergency response duties commensurate with those performed by <br /> peace officers, fire fighters, correctional employees, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, <br /> ambulance attendants or other emergency responders or medical professionals; and <br /> WHEREAS,defendants convicted of assaulting or harassing port and harbor employees in <br /> several recent cases have received sentences well below the minimums established in AS <br /> 12.55.135 for defendants convicted of assaulting or harassing uniformed or otherwise clearly <br /> identified peace officers, fire fighters, correctional employees, emergency medical technicians, <br /> paramedics, ambulance attendants or other emergency responders or medical professionals; and <br /> WHEREAS,the Alaska Association of Harbormaster and Port Administrators desires to <br /> strengthen the deterrent to unlawfully assault or harass port and harbor employees throughout the <br /> State of Alaska. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. That it supports the addition of port and harbor employees to the list of employees <br /> covered by State of Alaska statute AS 12.55.135. Sentences of Imprisonment for Misdemeanors, <br /> which establishes minimum terms of imprisonment for defendants convicted of assaulting or <br /> harassing uniformed or otherwise clearly identified peace officers, fire fighters, correctional <br /> employees, emergency medical technicians,paramedics, ambulance attendants or other <br /> emergency responders or medical professionals. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Seward, Alaska, this 21st day of <br /> November 2016. <br />