00 HOUSE BILL NO. 440
01 "An Act relating to alternative operating budgets for agencies."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 37.07 is amended by adding a new section to read:
04 Sec. 37.07.054. Alternative agency operating budgets. (a) In addition to
05 the budget requested under AS 37.07.050, each agency shall prepare an alternative
06 budget for the succeeding fiscal year with total operating expenditures that equal an
07 amount that is five percent less than the operating expenditures authorized for the
08 agency during the current fiscal year. The alternative budget must include
09 (1) identification of the expenditures that are reduced;
10 (2) an explanation of the reasons for the specific reductions selected;
11 (3) an explanation of the effect that the reductions will have on the
12 plans, programs, or functions of the agency; and
13 (4) a description of the services that will be provided by the agency
14 under the alternative budget.
15 (b) The alternative budget shall be submitted by each agency on December 15
01 each year to the office, the legislature, and the legislative finance division.
02 * Sec. 2. AS 37.07.070 is amended to read:
03 Sec. 37.07.070. Legislative review. The legislature shall consider the
04 governor's proposed comprehensive operating and capital improvements programs and
05 financial plans, evaluate alternatives to the plans, make program selections among the
06 various alternatives and determine, subject to available revenues, the level of funding
07 required to support authorized state services. The operating and capital budgets of
08 each agency shall be separately reviewed, and the agency operating budgets shall be
09 reviewed together with the alternative budget prepared by each agency under
10 AS 37.07.054. During each regular session of the legislature, legislative review of the
11 governor's supplemental appropriation bills and the governor's budget amendments
12 shall be governed by the following time limits:
13 (1) Requests by the governor for supplemental appropriations for state
14 agency operating and capital budgets for the current fiscal year may be introduced by
15 the rules committee only through the 30th legislative day.
16 (2) Requests by the governor for budget amendments to state agency
17 budgets for the budget fiscal year may be received and reviewed by the finance
18 committees only through the 45th legislative day.