SB 33: "An Act relating to the Task Force on Privatization; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 33 01 "An Act relating to the Task Force on Privatization; and providing for an 02 effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. FINDINGS AND INTENT. (a) The legislature finds that 05 (1) the annual cost of state government is exceeding the annual revenue of the 06 state; 07 (2) there may be functions of state government that could be performed more 08 efficiently by individuals or businesses in the private sector; 09 (3) other states are considering privatization of some of their governmental 10 functions; 11 (4) more information is needed before the legislature can determine whether 12 privatization is a feasible alternative for this state to pursue in controlling its fiscal problems. 13 (b) The legislature intends to consider all reasonable methods to deal with the state 14 revenue shortfall and control excess growth in government.
01 * Sec. 2. TASK FORCE ON PRIVATIZATION ESTABLISHED. (a) There is established 02 in the legislative branch the Task Force on Privatization consisting of 03 (1) three members appointed by the governor; one shall be a public member 04 selected from a list of nominees submitted by labor organizations that represent state 05 employees primarily engaged in building or other trades, and one shall be a public member 06 selected from a list of nominees submitted by labor organizations that represent state 07 employees that are not primarily engaged in building or other trades; 08 (2) three members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate; two 09 shall be members of the majority, and one shall be a member of the minority; 10 (3) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of 11 the house; two shall be members of the majority, and one shall be a member of the minority; 12 (4) two public members appointed by the president of the senate; and 13 (5) two public members appointed by the speaker of the house. 14 (b) The president of the senate shall select a member from among those appointed to 15 the task force by the president of the senate to serve as co-chair of the task force. The 16 speaker of the house of representatives shall select a member from among those appointed to 17 the task force by the speaker of the house of representatives to serve as co-chair of the task 18 force. 19 * Sec. 3. COMPENSATION OF PUBLIC MEMBERS. The public members of the Task 20 Force on Privatization are not eligible for compensation but are entitled to per diem and travel 21 expenses authorized for boards and commissions under AS 39.20.180. 22 * Sec. 4. MEETINGS. The Task Force on Privatization shall meet as frequently as the 23 task force determines necessary to perform its work. The task force may meet and vote by 24 teleconference. 25 * Sec. 5. DUTIES. The Task Force on Privatization shall 26 (1) review and evaluate the policies and recommendations of the other states 27 that are studying or have implemented recommendations to privatize any of their governmental 28 functions; 29 (2) review state contracting policy and procedures, including competitive 30 bidding procedures; 31 (3) identify functions of our state government that could economically and
01 appropriately be privatized, if any; 02 (4) solicit public comment about its subjects of consideration; and 03 (5) submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the governor 04 and the legislature by January 1, 2001, concerning privatization of government functions of 05 state agencies; the report must suggest legislation that may be needed to accomplish the 06 recommendations. 07 * Sec. 6. This Act is repealed on January 1, 2001. 08 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).