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SB 167: "An Act relating to introduction of measures in the legislature; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 167                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to introduction of measures in the legislature; and providing for an                                   
02 effective date."                                                                                                        
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 24.08.035(a) is amended to read:                                                                  
05            (a)  Before a bill or resolution, except an appropriation bill, is reported from                             
06       the committee of first referral, there shall be attached to the bill a fiscal note                                
07       containing an estimate of the amount of the appropriation increase or decrease that                               
08       would result from enactment of the bill for the current fiscal year and five succeeding                           
09       fiscal years or, if the bill has no fiscal impact, a statement to that effect shall be                            
10       attached.  The fiscal note or statement shall be prepared in conformity with the                                  
11       requirements of this section by the department or departments affected and may be                                 
12       reviewed by the office of management and budget.  The fiscal note or statement shall                              
13       be delivered to the committee requesting it within five days of the request or within                             
14       two days if the request is made after the 90th day of a regular session, or during a                              
01       special session of the legislature.  If the bill is introduced [PRESENTED] by the                             
02       governor [FOR INTRODUCTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 24.08.060(b) AND                                                 
03       THE UNIFORM RULES OF THE LEGISLATURE], the fiscal note or statement shall                                         
04       be attached to the bill when it [BEFORE THE BILL] is introduced.  An amendment                                
05       or a substitute bill proposed by a committee of referral that changes the fiscal impact                           
06       of a bill shall be explained in a revised fiscal note or statement attached to the bill.                          
07    * Sec. 2.  AS 24.20.460 is amended to read:                                                                        
08            Sec. 24.20.460.  Powers.  The Administrative Regulation Review Committee                                   
09       has the following powers:                                                                                         
10                 (1)  to organize and adopt rules for the conduct of its business;                                       
11                 (2)  to hold public hearings;                                                                           
12                 (3)  to require all state officials and agencies of state government to                                 
13       give full cooperation to the committee or its staff in assembling and furnishing                                  
14       requested information;                                                                                            
15                 (4)  to examine all administrative regulations, including proposed                                      
16       regulations, amendments, and orders of repeal, to determine if they properly                                      
17       implement legislative intent and to provide comments on them to the governor and                                  
18       state agencies;                                                                                                   
19                 (5)  to make recommendations for legislative annulment of                                               
20       administrative regulations under AS 44.62.320;                                                                    
21                 (6)  to prepare and distribute reports, memoranda, or other materials;                                  
22                 (7)  to promote needed revision or repeal of regulations that have been                                 
23       adopted by state departments and agencies and, when the committee determines a                                    
24       regulation should be repealed or amended, to request the committee chair to                                   
25       introduce a bill that would enact a statute that would supersede or nullify the                                   
26       regulation;                                                                                                       
27                 (8)  to investigate findings that are transmitted to the committee by a                                 
28       standing committee in accordance with AS 24.05.182 and, as appropriate, to either                                 
29       request the chair of the standing committee to introduce a bill annulling the                                 
30       regulation or exercise the committee's power to suspend the effectiveness of the                                  
31       regulation in accordance with AS 24.20.445.                                                                       
01    * Sec. 3.  AS 24.08.060 is repealed.                                                                               
02    * Sec. 4.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
03 read:                                                                                                                   
04       APPLICABILITY.  Sections 1 - 3 of this Act do not apply to or affect the status of                                
05 measures that are introduced during the Twenty-Third Legislature before the effective date of                           
06 this Act.                                                                                                               
07    * Sec. 5.  This Act takes effect January 12, 2004.