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SB 279: "An Act relating to missions and desired results to be applied to certain expenditures from state operating budgets by the executive branch of state government and the University of Alaska and by the judicial branch of state government; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 279                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to missions and desired results to be applied to certain expenditures                                  
02 from state operating budgets by the executive branch of state government and the                                        
03 University of Alaska and by the judicial branch of state government; and providing for                                  
04 an effective date."                                                                                                     
05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
06    * Section 1. AS 37 is amended by adding a new chapter to read:                                                     
07                  Chapter 40. Operating Budget Expenditures.                                                           
08            Sec. 37.40.010. Legislative purpose, application, immunity from suit. (a)                                  
09       The purpose of AS 37.40.010 - 37.40.180 is to state the missions and desired results to                           
10       be achieved when expending money appropriated by the operating budget for the                                     
11       departments of state government, for the University of Alaska, and for the judicial                               
12       branch.                                                                                                           
13            (b)  All departments, divisions, and programs of state government shall be held                              
14       accountable by the legislature for their actions, including compliance with the                                   
01       recommendations of legislative audits as directed by the legislature.                                             
02            (c)  Except as provided in (d) of this section, to the extent that provisions of                             
03       this chapter conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                    
04            (d)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are                                  
05       immune from suit that is based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a mission or                             
06       desired result under AS 37.40.010 - 37.40.180.                                                                    
07            Sec. 37.40.020. Department of Administration. The mission of the                                           
08       Department of Administration is to provide consistent and efficient support services to                           
09       state agencies so that they may serve the people of the state with increased                                      
10       productivity and worker satisfaction. The desired results for this department are to                              
11                 (1)  reduce department turnover to below 16 percent annually by                                         
12       June 30, 2007, and to maintain turnover at or below 16 percent thereafter;                                        
13                 (2)  establish a mechanism for measuring customer satisfaction by                                       
14       December 31, 2006, and to measure customer satisfaction thereafter.                                               
15            Sec. 37.40.030. Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                            
16       Development. The mission of the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                          
17       Economic Development is to promote a healthy economy and strong communities                                       
18       without dependency on the state and federal government and with increased local                                   
19       responsibility. The desired results for this department are to                                                    
20                 (1)  address the problem of unemployment in rural areas to decrease by                                  
21       five percent each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2007 the number of villages with                           
22       unemployment rates that are more than 30 percent until less than seven percent of all                             
23       villages with a population over 100 have unemployment rates that are more than 30                                 
24       percent;                                                                                                          
25                 (2)  encourage and assist residents living in the unorganized borough to                                
26       organize boroughs so that the population in the unorganized borough is reduced by at                              
27       least five percent each year;                                                                                     
28                 (3)  increase investment in the state;                                                                  
29                 (4)  increase the number of jobs in the state;                                                          
30                 (5)  increase the number of opportunities for economically distressed                                   
31       rural communities to diversify their economies.                                                                   
01            Sec. 37.40.040. Department of Corrections. The mission of the Department                                   
02       of Corrections is to protect the public by incarcerating and supervising offenders and                            
03       to prepare inmates for healthy, productive lives after release. The desired results for                           
04       this department are to                                                                                            
05                 (1)  reduce the number of crimes committed by first-time offenders;                                     
06                 (2)  ensure that all prisoners serving long terms are assessed for                                      
07                      (A)  prenatal alcohol poisoning;                                                                   
08                      (B)  serious health problems;                                                                      
09                      (C)  substance abuse;                                                                              
10                      (D)  mental illness;                                                                               
11                      (E)  anger management issues;                                                                      
12                 (3)  offer all prisoners treatment for disabilities, including the option of                            
13       faith-based treatment;                                                                                            
14                 (4)  ensure that staff members treat all prisoners serving long terms                                   
15       with dignity and respect;                                                                                         
16                 (5)  ensure that all prisoners receive adequate, timely health care;                                    
17                 (6)  train and prepare for release all prisoners serving long terms before                              
18       they are released;                                                                                                
19                 (7)  ensure that all prisoners serving long terms have regular contact                                  
20       with family members;                                                                                              
21                 (8)  provide access to library materials and educational opportunities to                               
22       all prisoners serving long terms;                                                                                 
23                 (9)  develop a method for stabilizing the prison population by                                          
24       classifying and housing prisoners according to the nature of offenses committed and                               
25       the remedial resources needed by the prisoners in each classification;                                            
26                 (10)  expand prison industries to all facilities where inmates spend                                    
27       more than two years and to offer vocational training and work experience to all                                   
28       qualified inmates;                                                                                                
29                 (11)  reduce recidivism by 11 percent each year;                                                        
30                 (12)  ensure that state prisoners are not incarcerated outside the state by                             
31       2010.                                                                                                             
01            Sec. 37.40.050. Department of Education and Early Development. The                                         
02       mission of the Department of Education and Early Development is to provide quality                                
03       standards-based instruction to improve academic achievement for all students, and to                              
04       give parents choices for excellent education of their children. The desired results for                           
05       this department are                                                                                               
06                 (1)  to increase student skills in reading, writing, and mathematics as                                 
07       measured by the statewide comprehensive accountability plan;                                                      
08                 (2)  to increase classroom safety and improve student behavior and                                      
09       health according to standards set by school safety, health, and behavior committees;                              
10       success shall be measured by the availability of standards for each school on the                                 
11       school's website; the names of parents and community members involved in                                          
12       determining the initial standards shall be posted by August 31, 2007;                                             
13                 (3)  to reduce the number of instances of child abuse, including sexual                                 
14       abuse or sexual assault, by ensuring that all staff members report instances of child                             
15       abuse, sexual abuse, or sexual assault within two hours after becoming aware of them;                             
16                 (4)  to ensure that all parents have easy and ready access to all sex                                   
17       education materials taught at their children's schools;                                                           
18                 (5)  to ensure that all parents are offered clear and easy opportunities to                             
19       review classroom materials and curricula regarding sex education being presented to                               
20       their children and are offered clear and easy opportunities, on behalf of their children,                         
21       to opt out of sex education instruction;                                                                          
22                 (6)  to ensure that all students, while on school grounds or participating                              
23       in school events, are free from exposure to pornography;                                                          
24                 (7)  to ensure that all school districts maintain the ability to hire any                               
25       qualified teacher;                                                                                                
26                 (8)  to ensure that all students attend mandatory classes that explain the                              
27       benefits of sexual abstinence;                                                                                    
28                 (9)  to reduce obesity among students until less than seven percent of                                  
29       students are obese;                                                                                               
30                 (10)  to ensure that schools do not provide or sell food or drinks that are                             
31       known to contribute to obesity or diabetes, are known to cause tooth decay, or are                                
01       determined by the parents of the community to be unhealthy;                                                       
02                 (11)  by June 30, 2010, to increase to 30 a year the number of WWAMI                                    
03       program students who graduate and return to the state to practice medicine.                                       
04            Sec. 37.40.060. Department of Environmental Conservation. The mission                                      
05       of the Department of Environmental Conservation is to protect human health and the                                
06       environment. The desired results for this department are to reduce by                                             
07                 (1)  five percent a year the number of people who get sick or are                                       
08       otherwise adversely affected by contaminated drinking water;                                                      
09                 (2)  five percent a year the number of people who get sick or are                                       
10       otherwise adversely affected by contaminated or inadequately prepared food;                                       
11                 (3)  two percent a year the number of people who get sick or are                                        
12       otherwise adversely affected by poor air quality.                                                                 
13            Sec. 37.40.070. Department of Fish and Game. The mission of the                                            
14       Department of Fish and Game is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and                              
15       aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development for the                                
16       maximum benefit of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield                                   
17       principle. The desired results for this department are to                                                         
18                 (1)  optimize public participation in pursuits involving fish and                                       
19       wildlife;                                                                                                         
20                 (2)  optimize economic benefits from fish and wildlife resources;                                       
21                 (3)  ensure stable or increasing economic and social benefits from the                                  
22       harvest and use of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants in the state;                                              
23                 (4)  sustain recreational fishing opportunities while optimizing social                                 
24       and economic benefits from these opportunities;                                                                   
25                 (5)  maintain healthy and sustainable wildlife populations in the state                                 
26       for public use and benefit;                                                                                       
27                 (6)  maintain a wealth and diversity of opportunities for public use and                                
28       enjoyment of the state's wildlife and optimize associated social and economic benefits;                           
29                 (7)  ensure that all state residents and all officials have access to harvest                           
30       information and other data;                                                                                       
31                 (8)  reduce the damage to state waters and fish from invasive species by                                
01       establishing a comprehensive invasive species council and instituting cooperative                                 
02       agreements with appropriate neighboring states, territories, and provinces.                                       
03            Sec. 37.40.080. Department of Health and Social Services. The mission of                                   
04       the Department of Health and Social Services is to promote and protect the total health                           
05       and well-being of Alaskans. The desired results for this department are to                                        
06                 (1)  minimize prenatal alcohol poisoning of children;                                                   
07                 (2)  minimize unwanted conception;                                                                      
08                 (3)  minimize sexual intercourse by unmarried minors;                                                   
09                 (4)  inform all minors of the benefits of delaying sexual activity;                                     
10                 (5)  inform all minors of the benefits of limiting the number of sexual                                 
11       partners;                                                                                                         
12                 (6)  ensure that sexual abstinence is taught to all minors;                                             
13                 (7)  ensure that all those required to report immediately report all                                    
14       suspicions of illegal sexual activity involving children under 16 years of age;                                   
15                 (8)  eliminate, at the rate of at least five percent a year, all child sexual                           
16       abuse;                                                                                                            
17                 (9)  provide treatment to all victims of sexual abuse;                                                  
18                 (10)  place every child into a permanent home within 18 months after                                    
19       the date the state takes custody of the child;                                                                    
20                 (11)  promote fatherhood and positive male role models;                                                 
21                 (12)  reduce the number of fatherless homes by three percent a year;                                    
22                 (13)  add to the department website the ability for visitors to the                                     
23       website to access a profile of leading health problems for each community with a                                  
24       population of 100 or more;                                                                                        
25                 (14)  develop and implement a mechanism for ensuring that state                                         
26       residents requiring long-term care are provided the care at the most appropriate level;                           
27                 (15)  build, by December 31, 2006, and maintain thereafter, a website                                   
28       that has                                                                                                          
29                      (A)  links to health information services;                                                         
30                      (B)  links to health care providers by region;                                                     
31                      (C)  information relating to the performance of health care                                        
01            providers;                                                                                                   
02                      (D)  information relating to the price of care for providers by                                    
03            region.                                                                                                      
04            Sec. 37.40.090. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The                                         
05       mission of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is to provide safe                                   
06       and legal working conditions for employees working in the state and to reduce barriers                            
07       to and advance opportunities for employment. The desired results for this department                              
08       are to                                                                                                            
09                 (1)  ensure that an individual does not receive unemployment benefits if                                
10       the individual is unwilling to work, including unwillingness to relocate to obtain work;                          
11                 (2)  ensure that all residents are allowed to work anywhere in the state                                
12       at any job for which they are qualified;                                                                          
13                 (3)  ensure that labor organizations do not import out-of-state workers                                 
14       for state construction jobs when there are qualified and available in-state workers                               
15       ready to work;                                                                                                    
16                 (4)  ensure that every resident worker has the option of participating in                               
17       a health savings account and other consumer-directed health care alternatives;                                    
18                 (5)  increase the percentage of local residents employed on public                                      
19       construction projects;                                                                                            
20                 (6)  provide safe and legal work environments for children in the state;                                
21                 (7)  increase the self-sufficiency of residents with disabilities;                                      
22                 (8)  increase the employability of residents by providing job training;                                 
23                 (9)  reduce the number of uninsured employers;                                                          
24                 (10)  minimize accidental injuries, fatalities, and occupational illnesses;                             
25                 (11)  ensure full employment of the state workforce;                                                    
26                 (12)  ensure that the state has a prepared workforce for future jobs and                                
27       large projects.                                                                                                   
28            Sec. 37.40.100. Department of Law. The mission of the Department of Law is                                 
29       to prosecute crime and provide legal services to the people of the state and to state                             
30       government. The desired results for this department are to                                                        
31                 (1)  move the Alaska court system into a restorative justice mode that                                  
01       has the primary goal of restoring the victim, at the expense of the perpetrator, to the                           
02       condition the victim was in before injury;                                                                        
03                 (2)  increase the effectiveness of legal services for state residents who                               
04       are indigent.                                                                                                     
05            Sec. 37.40.110. Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. The mission                                  
06       of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs is to provide relevant and ready                              
07       military forces that are fully prepared to mobilize and accomplish military missions,                             
08       provide homeland defense, prevent terrorist attacks, respond to emergency                                         
09       requirements in the state or around the world, provide homeland security and                                      
10       emergency management, provide training for at-risk juveniles, provide coordination of                             
11       veterans' assistance programs, and provide support to other state and federal agencies                            
12       in suppressing the use of illegal drugs. The desired results for this department are to                           
13                 (1)  protect residents and their assets from terrorists;                                                
14                 (2)  establish agreements with all relevant domestic and Canadian                                       
15       organizations to ensure that intelligence is shared and mutual aid is provided in a                               
16       timely manner when needed;                                                                                        
17                 (3)  establish agreements to allow the sharing of equipment, personnel,                                 
18       missions, platforms, and expertise among all organizations, including Canadian                                    
19       organizations, that have a portion of the regional homeland security mission;                                     
20                 (4)  provide interoperable communications to all military units, public                                 
21       safety personnel, and emergency response personnel by June 30, 2007, and maintain                                 
22       the communications thereafter;                                                                                    
23                 (5)  equip all department personnel with the appropriate equipment to                                   
24       do their job with maximum efficiency and safety;                                                                  
25                 (6)  reduce and maintain the number of vacant positions to not more                                     
26       than eight percent of authorized staffing;                                                                        
27                 (7)  meet the performance standards of the United States Department of                                  
28       Defense for all department personnel.                                                                             
29            Sec. 37.40.120. Department of Natural Resources. The mission of the                                        
30       Department of Natural Resources is to develop, conserve, and provide for maximum                                  
31       use of the state's natural resources for the benefit of all residents, consistent with the                        
01       public interest. The desired results for this department are to                                                   
02                 (1)  increase the use of the state's natural resources for the benefit of                               
03       residents by increasing                                                                                           
04                      (A)  mining revenue by 2.5 percent a year;                                                         
05                      (B)  oil production by 2.5 percent a year;                                                         
06                      (C)  timber revenue by 2.5 percent a year;                                                         
07                      (D)  fishing revenue by 2.5 percent a year;                                                        
08                 (2)  increase the use of the state's natural resources for the measurable                               
09       benefit of residents by increasing access to                                                                      
10                      (A)  fishing by sport fishermen by 2.5 percent a year;                                             
11                      (B)  game by 2.5 percent a year;                                                                   
12                      (C)  land by 2.5 percent a year;                                                                   
13                      (D)  the state's public land and water;                                                            
14                 (3)  increase revenue to the state from state oil and gas production;                                   
15                 (4)  increase the amount of state land in private ownership by                                          
16       individual residents and by municipalities for settlement, recreation, development, and                           
17       other uses.                                                                                                       
18            Sec. 37.40.130. Department of Public Safety. The mission of the Department                                 
19       of Public Safety is to prevent crime, ensure public safety, and enforce fish and wildlife                         
20       laws. The desired results for this department are to                                                              
21                 (1)  increase productivity of employees by 1.5 percent a year;                                          
22                 (2)  reduce employee turnover by June 30, 2007, to five percent less                                    
23       than turnover for fiscal year 2006 and maintain turnover at that level thereafter;                                
24                 (3)  offer self-defense courses on an ongoing basis to victims of                                       
25       violence;                                                                                                         
26                 (4)  reduce the crime rate by two percent a year;                                                       
27                 (5)  reduce the violent crime rate by 4.5 percent a year;                                               
28                 (6)  reduce sexual assault by five percent a year;                                                      
29                 (7)  increase the rate of conviction of sexual predators by seven percent                               
30       a year;                                                                                                           
31                 (8)  offer firearms safety training on an ongoing basis to all residents;                               
01                 (9)  reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents caused by young                                       
02       drivers by 11 percent a year;                                                                                     
03                 (10)  institute data-sharing arrangements with other state law                                          
04       enforcement agencies to provide a more complete picture of statewide public safety.                               
05            Sec. 37.40.140. Department of Revenue. (a) The mission of the Department                                   
06       of Revenue is to collect, distribute, and invest funds for public purposes. The                                   
07       department provides administrative support for the following independent boards and                               
08       corporations:                                                                                                     
09                 (1)  Alaska Retirement Management Board;                                                                
10                 (2)  Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority;                                                              
11                 (3)  Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority;                                                              
12                 (4)  Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority;                                                          
13                 (5)  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; and                                                            
14                 (6)  Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.                                                                 
15            (b)  The following desired results for this department are to                                                
16                 (1)  improve, by at least three percent a year, the collection and                                      
17       distribution of child support funds due to the children served by the child support                               
18       services agency until at least 80 percent of the amount due is collected and                                      
19       appropriately distributed each year and maintain a rate of 80 percent a year thereafter;                          
20                 (2)  increase identification and prosecution of applicants who                                          
21       fraudulently file permanent fund dividend applications by four percent a year until 96                            
22       percent of all fraudulent applications are identified and prosecuted each year and                                
23       maintain a rate of 96 percent thereafter;                                                                         
24                 (3)  increase the percentage of residents who own their own homes by                                    
25       six percent a year until at least 80 percent of all residents own their own homes and                             
26       maintain a rate of 80 percent or greater thereafter.                                                              
27            Sec. 37.40.150. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The                                    
28       mission of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is to provide for the                           
29       movement of people and goods and the delivery of services. The desired results for                                
30       this department are to                                                                                            
31                 (1)  increase the number of private contractors providing maintenance                                   
01       and snow clearing of state roads;                                                                                 
02                 (2)  reduce costs while providing off-season employment for local                                       
03       contractors;                                                                                                      
04                 (3)  increase revenue while reducing costs at Fairbanks International                                   
05       Airport;                                                                                                          
06                 (4)  increase revenue while reducing costs at Anchorage Ted Stevens                                     
07       International Airport;                                                                                            
08                 (5)  minimize the effect on private property by instituting, through                                    
09       2015, construction and design policies only for safely moving traffic.                                            
10            Sec. 37.40.160. University of Alaska. The mission of the University of Alaska                              
11       is to inspire learning, and advance and disseminate knowledge through teaching,                                   
12       research, and public service, emphasizing the values of the North and its diverse                                 
13       peoples. The desired results for the university are to                                                            
14                 (1)  eliminate tenure;                                                                                  
15                 (2)  increase, by eight percent a year, the number of courses available                                 
16       online;                                                                                                           
17                 (3)  identify the state's high-demand degree programs and increase the                                  
18       number of graduates from those programs;                                                                          
19                 (4)  increase the number of student credit hours attempted;                                             
20                 (5)  increase the revenue the University of Alaska receives from                                        
21       external sources such as the federal government, tuition and fees, and university                                 
22       receipts;                                                                                                         
23                 (6)  increase grant-funded research expenditures;                                                       
24                 (7)  increase, by five percent a year, the number of students who                                       
25       graduate until at least 90 percent of students graduate and maintain that graduation rate                         
26       thereafter.                                                                                                       
27            Sec. 37.40.170. Alaska Court System. The mission of the Alaska Court                                       
28       System is to provide an accessible and impartial forum for the just resolution of all                             
29       cases that come before it and to decide the cases in accordance with the law,                                     
30       expeditiously, and with integrity. The desired results for the Alaska Court System are                            
31       to                                                                                                                
01                 (1)  stop the practice of judges' reassigning cases just before the salary                              
02       deadline date approaches;                                                                                         
03                 (2)  increase court efficiency by seven percent a year;                                                 
04                 (3)  focus all courts on restorative justice that restores the victim to the                            
05       condition the victim was in before injury;                                                                        
06                 (4)  establish, by January 31, 2007, a standard of updating automated                                   
07       court records within two weeks and meet the updating standard thereafter.                                         
08            Sec. 37.40.180. Office of the Governor. The mission of the Office of the                                   
09       Governor of the State of Alaska is to direct the activities of the executive branch of the                        
10       state government. The governor is responsible for the faithful execution of the laws                              
11       and serves as the commander in chief of the armed forces of the state. The desired                                
12       results for this office are                                                                                       
13                 (1)  to increase productivity of all state employees by three percent a                                 
14       year;                                                                                                             
15                 (2)  to reduce annual turnover of staff in all departments to below 16                                  
16       percent;                                                                                                          
17                 (3)  to privatize state functions by 3.5 percent of the general fund                                    
18       budget annually until not less than 20 percent of the functions funded by the general                             
19       budget are privatized, and privatize two percent of employees annually until at least 20                          
20       percent of employees performing state functions are nongovernment employees;                                      
21                 (4)  to reduce total state government spending as a percent of gross                                    
22       state product by 1.5 percent a year until state government spending is at or below 20                             
23       percent of the gross state product;                                                                               
24                 (5)  to eliminate all penalties and disincentives against individuals                                   
25       based on marital status;                                                                                          
26                 (6)  to reduce the population of the unorganized borough by five                                        
27       percent and the area of the unorganized borough by 10 percent each year until the                                 
28       unorganized borough represents not more than 10 percent of the population and not                                 
29       more than 30 percent of the land;                                                                                 
30                 (7)  to decrease the number of teen pregnancies by seven percent a year                                 
31       until teen pregnancies represent not more than two percent of all pregnancies a year;                             
01                 (8)  to decrease the instances of families with children and without a                                  
02       father in the home by five percent a year until not less than 70 percent of all homes                             
03       with children include two parents;                                                                                
04                 (9)  to decrease teen suicides by five percent a year until there are fewer                             
05       than 10 teen suicides a year;                                                                                     
06                 (10)  to decrease suicides by rural Native males 13 to 19 years of age                                  
07       by 20 percent a year until there are fewer than 10 teen suicides a year;                                          
08                 (11)  to decrease accidental deaths and injuries in the state by eight                                  
09       percent a year until there are fewer than 20 accidental deaths and 100 accidental                                 
10       injuries a year;                                                                                                  
11                 (12)  to decrease fire on developed land by 10 percent a year until less                                
12       than 100 acres of developed land is consumed by fire each year;                                                   
13                 (13)  to decrease fire deaths and injuries by 15 percent a year until there                             
14       are fewer than five deaths by fire and fewer than 20 injuries by fire each year;                                  
15                 (14)  to decrease aircraft deaths and injuries by four percent a year until                             
16       there are no aircraft-related deaths and fewer than five aircraft-related injuries a year;                        
17                 (15)  to decrease the number of recipients of public assistance under                                   
18       AS 47.25 by five percent a year until less than two percent of state residents are                                
19       receiving public assistance;                                                                                      
20                 (16)  to address the problem of unemployment in rural areas to decrease                                 
21       by five percent a year the number of villages with more than 100 residents and more                               
22       than 30 percent unemployment until fewer than five villages with more than 100                                    
23       residents have an unemployment rate of more than 30 percent;                                                      
24                 (17)  to eliminate fraud by persons applying for government benefits,                                   
25       prosecute criminals, obtain repayments, incarcerate perpetrators, and publish the                                 
26       photographs of perpetrators on the state website and at all offices that provide public                           
27       assistance under AS 47.25;                                                                                        
28                 (18)  to offer all state employees the option of portable, private                                      
29       retirement accounts and opting out of social security, and offer this option to all                               
30       workers in the state when possible;                                                                               
31                 (19)  to increase private ownership of family residences by three                                       
01       percent a year;                                                                                                   
02                 (20)  to decrease the number of boards and commissions by five                                          
03       percent a year for six years;                                                                                     
04                 (21)  to eliminate all state-funded positions that are not subject to                                   
05       termination for cause or substandard performance by June 30, 2007;                                                
06                 (22)  to restructure budget presentations to include program efficiency                                 
07       evaluations and to address programs that span more than one department;                                           
08                 (23)  to develop incentives for departments to collaborate, saving                                      
09       money and staffing;                                                                                               
10                 (24)  after 60 months, to stop all payments of state assistance to                                      
11       unemployed able-bodied individuals who refuse to move to locations where jobs are                                 
12       available;                                                                                                        
13                 (25)  to institute real-time processes for tracking and reporting                                       
14       expenditures against the approved budget;                                                                         
15                 (26)  to return to the state management of fish and game on federal land                                
16       in the state.                                                                                                     
17    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
18 read:                                                                                                                   
19       DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION. (a) In addition to desired results under                                            
20 AS 37.40.020, desired results for the Department of Administration are to                                               
21            (1)  move department functions to the private sector so that, by June 30, 2007,                              
22 as compared to June 30, 2006, the department's general fund budget for operations is reduced                            
23 by 3.5 percent and the number of employees is reduced by two percent;                                                   
24            (2)  by June 30, 2007, and without degradation of services, reduce the total                                 
25 costs of the department by five percent as compared to costs in fiscal year 2006;                                       
26            (3)  demonstrate increased department effectiveness by establishing 10 new                                   
27 process enhancements by June 30, 2007;                                                                                  
28            (4)  by June 30, 2007, eliminate all state-funded positions not covered by a                                 
29 bargaining agreement that are not subject to termination for cause or substandard                                       
30 performance;                                                                                                            
31            (5)  at the time each contract is negotiated, eliminate all state-funded positions                           
01 covered by a bargaining agreement that are not subject to termination for cause or substandard                          
02 performance;                                                                                                            
03            (6)  investigate alternatives to state employee health programs, including health                            
04 savings accounts, and submit recommendations to the governor by December 31, 2006;                                      
05            (7)  investigate options for private retirement accounts for state employees and                             
06 options for opting out of the social security program and submit recommendations to the                                 
07 governor by December 31, 2006.                                                                                          
08       (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, to the extent that provisions of (a) of this                      
09 section conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                               
10       (c)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are immune                                
11 from suit based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a desired result under (a) of this                            
12 section.                                                                                                                
13    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
14 read:                                                                                                                   
15       DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES. In addition to the desired                                              
16 results under AS 37.40.080, the Department of Health and Social Services shall                                          
17            (1)  create and provide to the legislature by August 31, 2006, a written detailed,                           
18 long-term plan for improving public health that includes information addressing chronic                                 
19 diseases, such as diabetes, that require disproportionate spending;                                                     
20            (2)  evaluate the benefits of participating in the national public health                                    
21 performance standards program and report findings to the legislature by June 30, 2007.                                  
22    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
23 read:                                                                                                                   
24       DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. In addition to desired results under                                                 
25 AS 37.40.130, the Department of Public Safety shall develop a strategic plan for recruiting,                            
26 training, and retaining high caliber staff adequate to fulfill the mission of the department and                        
27 present the plan to the legislature by August 31, 2006.                                                                 
28    * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
29 read:                                                                                                                   
30       DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. (a) In addition to desired results under                                                   
31 AS 37.40.140, the desired results for the Department of Revenue are to                                                  
01            (1)  in fiscal year 2007 compared to fiscal year 2006, reduce by 25 percent the                              
02 length of time it takes for a case to reach the point when it may be appealed to court;                                 
03            (2)  in fiscal year 2008 compared to fiscal year 2007, reduce by 25 percent the                              
04 length of time it takes for a case to reach the point when it may be appealed to court.                                 
05       (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, to the extent that provisions of (a) of this                      
06 section conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                               
07       (c)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are immune                                
08 from suit based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a desired result under (a) of this                            
09 section.                                                                                                                
10    * Sec. 6. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
11 read:                                                                                                                   
12       UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA. (a) In addition to desired results under AS 37.40.160,                                      
13 the desired results for the University of Alaska include improving the retention rate for first-                        
14 time, full-time students in undergraduate and certificate programs during fiscal year 2007.                             
15       (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, to the extent (a) of this section conflicts                       
16 with other laws, the other laws control.                                                                                
17       (c)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are immune                                
18 from suit based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish the desired result under (a) of this                          
19 section.                                                                                                                
20    * Sec. 7. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
21 read:                                                                                                                   
22       OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. In addition to the desired results under                                                  
23 AS 37.40.180, the desired results for the Office of the Governor are to                                                 
24            (1)  reduce, by June 30, 2008, the annual turnover of staff in the child                                     
25 protective services division by 50 percent compared to the turnover rate during fiscal year                             
26 2006;                                                                                                                   
27            (2)  offer the alternative of competitive health savings accounts to all state                               
28 employees by December 31, 2006;                                                                                         
29            (3)  develop strategic plans that include five-year projections for budgetary and                            
30 fiscal estimates, human capital, construction and maintenance projects, and information                                 
31 technology projects and include the plans as part of the fiscal year 2008 budget request                                
01 submitted to the legislature;                                                                                           
02            (4)  increase, by July 1, 2009, the principal of the budget reserve fund to                                  
03 $3,500,000,000.                                                                                                         
04    * Sec. 8. This Act takes effect July 1, 2006.