00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR 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 when
01 being considered for a position for which persons who are not currently state
02 employees are being considered. If consideration of applicants is limited to state
03 employees, preference points under this subsection may not be counted [.
04 EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN (c) OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN
05 APPOINTED, AFTER RECEIVING PREFERENCE POINTS UNDER THIS
06 SUBSECTION, TO A PERMANENT POSITION IN THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE
07 IS NOT ENTITLED TO A FURTHER HIRING PREFERENCE UNDER THIS
08 SUBSECTION]. If a position in the classified service is eliminated, employees shall
09 be released in accordance with rules that give due effect to all factors. If all job
10 qualifications are equal, a veteran or prisoner of war shall be given preference over a
11 person who was not a veteran or prisoner of war and the veteran or prisoner of war
12 shall be kept on the job. This subsection may not be interpreted to amend the terms
13 of a collective bargaining agreement.
14 * Sec. 2. AS 39.25.159(b) is repealed.