00 HOUSE BILL NO. 426
01 "An Act requiring state agencies to provide for electronic submission of forms and
02 relating to annual reports of state agencies."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 44.99 is amended by adding a new section to read:
05 Sec. 44.99.025. Provision for electronic submission of state forms. (a) A
06 state agency shall provide for the electronic submission of all forms used by the
07 agency, whether the forms are submitted to the agency by other persons or used only
08 within the agency itself. This subsection applies to forms used for applications,
09 requests, permits, or other purposes.
10 (b) The department of administration may exempt a form used by an agency
11 of the executive branch from the requirement of (a) of this section if the department
12 finds that providing for electronic submission of the form would be technically
13 infeasible or fiscally irresponsible. Upon application by an agency in the legislative
14 branch, the Alaska Legislative Council may exempt a form from the requirement of
01 (a) of this section if the council finds that providing for electronic submission of the
02 form would be technically infeasible or fiscally irresponsible. For purposes of this
03 subsection, providing for electronic submission of a form is fiscally irresponsible
04 when the initial cost of setting up the electronic system is greater than the present
05 value of the savings that would result from the electronic submission of the form
06 during the estimated time the system would be used.
07 (c) In this section, "agency" means an administrative office of the legislative
08 branch or a department, board, commission, division, public corporation, or other unit
09 of the executive branch, including the University of Alaska.
10 * Sec. 2. AS 44.99 is amended by adding a new section to read:
11 Sec. 44.99.215. Annual reports. A state agency that prepares an annual
12 report shall make the report accessible electronically on-line. The state agency may
13 not distribute printed copies of the annual report except
14 (1) as required by another provision of law;
15 (2) when a printed copy is specifically requested; or
16 (3) when a printed copy is sold for an amount that is sufficient to cover
17 the per copy cost of producing the report.