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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1977 NO. 47 > Oct 26 1977

(1) The term "victim," for purposes of the state crime victims compensation act, does not include those persons who have sustained only property losses as a result of a felony or gross misdemeanor. (2) Under the provisions of § 10(1), chapter 302, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess., the court is to impose a $25 penalty assessment after conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor involving a "victim" even if the punishment for the crime involves only incarceration.