HB 291: "An Act relating to the use of electronic format for certain state agency notices."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 291 01 "An Act relating to the use of electronic format for certain state agency notices." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 44.62.190(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) At least 30 days before the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a regulation, 05 notice of the proposed action shall be 06 (1) published in the newspaper of general circulation or trade or 07 industry publication that the state agency prescribes and in the Alaska Administrative 08 Journal; in the discretion of the state agency giving the notice, the requirement of 09 publication in a newspaper or trade or industry publication may be satisfied by using 10 a combination of publication and broadcasting; when broadcasting the notice, an 11 agency may use an abbreviated form of the notice if the broadcast provides the name 12 and date of the newspaper or trade or industry journal where the full text of the notice 13 can be found; 14 (2) mailed to every person who has filed a request for notice of
01 proposed action with the state agency; 02 (3) if the agency is within a department, mailed or delivered to the 03 commissioner of the department; 04 (4) when appropriate in the judgment of the agency, 05 (A) mailed to a person or group of persons whom the agency 06 believes is interested in the proposed action; and 07 (B) published in the additional form and manner the state 08 agency prescribes; 09 (5) furnished the Department of Law together with a copy of the 10 proposed regulation, amendment, or order of repeal for the department's use in 11 preparing the opinion required after adoption and before filing by AS 44.62.060; 12 (6) provided by electronic format [FURNISHED] to all incumbent 13 State of Alaska legislators or to the legislator's designated staff member, and 14 furnished to the Legislative Affairs Agency; 15 (7) furnished to the standing committee of each house of the legislature 16 having legislative jurisdiction over the subject matter treated by the regulation under 17 the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, together with a copy of the 18 proposed regulation, amendment, or order of repeal for the committee's use in 19 conducting the review authorized by AS 24.05.182; 20 (8) furnished to the staff of the Administrative Regulation Review 21 Committee, together with a copy of the proposed regulation, amendment, or order of 22 repeal and, if preparation of an appropriation increase estimate is required by 23 AS 44.62.195, a copy of the estimate. 24 * Sec. 2. AS 44.62.190 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 25 (e) In (a) of this section, when a notice is required to be mailed, the agency 26 may use an electronic format to provide the notice.