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HB 196: "An Act relating to the state employment preference for veterans and prisoners of war."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 196                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to the state employment preference for veterans and prisoners                                          
02 of war."                                                                                                                
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 39.25.159(a) is amended to read:                                                                    
05  (a)  A veteran or prisoner of war who possesses the necessary qualifications for                                      
06 a job classification applied for under this chapter is entitled to a preference under this                              
07 subsection.  In an examination to determine the qualification of applicants for the                                     
08 classified service under merit system examination, five points shall be added to the                                    
09 passing grade of a veteran, 10 points shall be added to the passing grade of a disabled                                 
10 veteran, or 10 points shall be added to the passing grade of a prisoner of war.  A                                      
11 person may receive preference points under only one of these categories.  A person                                      
12 [WHO HAS NOT RECEIVED AN APPOINTMENT TO A PERMANENT POSITION                                                            
13 USING A PREFERENCE UNDER THIS SUBSECTION] may use the preference                                                        
14 [FOR APPLICATIONS TO NONPERMANENT POSITIONS] without limitation.                                                        
01 [EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN (c) OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN                                                       
02 APPOINTED, AFTER RECEIVING PREFERENCE POINTS UNDER THIS                                                                 
03 SUBSECTION, TO A PERMANENT POSITION IN THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE                                                           
04 IS NOT ENTITLED TO A FURTHER HIRING PREFERENCE UNDER THIS                                                               
05 SUBSECTION.]  If a position in the classified service is eliminated, employees shall                                    
06 be released in accordance with rules that give due effect to all factors.  If all job                                   
07 qualifications are equal, a veteran or prisoner of war shall be given preference over a                                 
08 person who was not a veteran or prisoner of war and the veteran or prisoner of war                                      
09 shall be kept on the job.  This subsection may not be interpreted to amend the terms                                    
10 of a collective bargaining agreement.                                                                                   
11    * Sec. 2.  AS 39.25.159(b) is repealed.