00 HOUSE BILL NO. 103
01 "An Act relating to the sale of correctional industries products and services."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 33.32.017(d) is amended to read:
04 (d) In exchange for the inmate workers and other services provided to it, and
05 if the services are not covered by AS 33.32.100, the private industry or organization
06 shall pay to the commissioner a weekly payment in an amount not less than the sum
07 of the existing minimum hourly wage, established under AS 23.10.065, multiplied by
08 the total number of hours worked during that week by inmates employed in the "Free
09 Venture" correctional industry. If the services are covered by AS 33.32.100, the
10 private industry or organization shall pay to the commissioner weekly payment
11 in an amount that complies with the requirements of AS 33.32.100.
12 * Sec. 2. AS 33.32 is amended by adding a new section to read:
13 Sec. 33.32.100. SALE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. Notwithstanding
14 the other provisions of this chapter, the commissioner of corrections may not sell or
01 authorize the sale of, and the Correctional Industries Commission may not authorize
02 the sale of, a product or service of a correctional industries program to a private
03 person, including a business or nonprofit organization, if the product or service is
04 available from a private business without the state entering the market, unless a
05 reasonable wage and overhead rate that are prevailing in the private sector are factored
06 into the price of the product or service.