txt

CSHB 269(FIN): "An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 269(FIN)                                                                    
01 "An Act establishing the Safety Code Task Force; and providing for an effective date."                                  
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                         
04 to read:                                                                                                                
05       SAFETY CODE TASK FORCE.  (a)  There is established in the legislative branch of                                   
06 state government the Safety Code Task Force.  The task force shall consist of nine voting                               
07 members, as follows:                                                                                                    
08            (1)  one state senator appointed by the president of the senate;                                             
09            (2)  one state representative appointed by the speaker of the house of                                       
10 representatives;                                                                                                        
11            (3)  one member of the administration appointed by the governor;                                             
12            (4)  the following members appointed jointly by the president of the senate and                              
13 the speaker of the house of representatives:                                                                            
14                 (A)  one member representing the construction design community;                                         
15                 (B)  one member representing the construction engineering community;                                    
01                 (C)  one member representing construction general contractors;                                          
02                 (D)  one member representing the mechanical construction industry;                                      
03                 (E)  one member representing the electrical construction industry; and                                  
04                 (F)  one member representing the plumbing construction industry.                                        
05       (b)  The task force shall                                                                                         
06            (1)  discuss the features of the available published safety codes and                                        
07 recommend a consistent set of codes to be adopted for the state;                                                        
08            (2)  discuss and make recommendations on having one state agency                                             
09 responsible for the adoption and administration of all safety codes; and                                                
10            (3)  discuss and make recommendations on the methods and authority for local                                 
11 governments to amend and administer safety codes.                                                                       
12       (c)  The governor shall appoint a person from the Division of Occupational Licensing                              
13 in the Department of Community and Economic Development, a person from the Division of                                  
14 Fire Prevention in the Department of Public Safety, and a person from the Department of                                 
15 Labor and Workforce Development to participate on an advisory panel to the task force.  The                             
16 president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives may jointly appoint the                         
17 following additional members to the advisory panel:                                                                     
18            (1)  a municipal building official;                                                                          
19            (2)  a municipal fire prevention official;                                                                   
20            (3)  a journeyman mechanical installer;                                                                      
21            (4)  a journeyman plumber;                                                                                   
22            (5)  a journeyman electrician;                                                                               
23            (6)  a building developer;                                                                                   
24            (7)  a representative of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association;                                                 
25            (8)  a representative of a pipeline operator;                                                                
26            (9)  a representative from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation;                                           
27            (10)  a representative of the Alaska Homebuilders Association; and                                           
28            (11)  a representative from a regional housing authority.                                                    
29       (d)  If additional organizations, or industries, trades, or professions show an interest in                       
30 participating, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives may                          
31 jointly appoint additional members to the advisory panel.                                                               
01       (e)  The advisory panel may only participate in the operations of the task force by                               
02 providing advice to the members of the task force on how the issues addressed by the task                               
03 force currently affect the advisory panel members' respective agencies, organizations, and                              
04 occupations and how any proposals would affect those agencies, organizations, and                                       
05 occupations in the future.                                                                                              
06       (f)  The members of the task force appointed under (a)(1) and (2) shall serve as co-                              
07 chairs of the task force.                                                                                               
08       (g)  The task force shall meet as frequently as its members determine necessary to                                
09 perform the task force's work and may meet during the interim between sessions.  The task                               
10 force may meet and vote by teleconference.                                                                              
11       (h)  The task force shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to                          
12 the legislature on or before the first day of the Second Regular Session of the Twenty-Third                            
13 Alaska State Legislature.                                                                                               
14    * Sec. 2.  This Act is repealed on the first legislative day of the Second Regular Session of                      
15 the Twenty-Third Alaska State Legislature.                                                                              
16    * Sec. 3.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).