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HB 103: "An Act relating to the sale of correctional industries products and services."

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.