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SB 194: "An Act relating to the state budget, to performance of state agencies, including the judicial branch, and to missions and desired results to be applied to certain expenditures from state budgets by the executive branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, and by the judicial branch of state government; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 194                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to the state budget, to performance of state agencies, including the                                   
02 judicial branch, and to missions and desired results to be applied to certain expenditures                              
03 from state budgets by the executive branch of state government, including the                                           
04 University of Alaska, and by the judicial branch of state government; and providing for                                 
05 an effective date."                                                                                                     
06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
07    * Section 1. AS 37.07.014(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
08            (a)  To carry out its legislative power under art. II, sec. 1, Constitution of the                           
09       State of Alaska, and to promote results-based government, the legislature shall issue a                           
10       mission statement for each agency and the desired results the legislature expects the                         
11       agency to [SHOULD] achieve in fulfilling its stated mission. The legislature may                          
12       issue a separate mission statement for a subunit of an agency. [A MISSION                                         
13       STATEMENT AND DESIRED RESULTS SHOULD PROMOTE THE EFFICIENT,                                                       
01       MEASURED USE OF THE STATE'S RESOURCES.] A mission statement and                                                   
02       desired results constitute the authorized policy under which an agency shall operate,                         
03       and, where appropriate, the mission statement may be implemented by statute.                                      
04    * Sec. 2. AS 37.07.014(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
05            (b)  The legislature shall provide for a budget review function that facilitates                         
06       [PROMOTES] results-based government. The legislature shall adopt a method of                                      
07       measuring results for each agency. Until the legislature adopts a method of                                   
08       measuring results for a particular program or agency activity, the agency shall                               
09       create the necessary strategies, measures, and targets for that program or activity                           
10       that meet the requirements of AS 37.07.050 to ensure the program or activity                                  
11       complies with the mission statement and achieves the desired results. The results                             
12       of strategies, measures, and targets [MEASUREMENTS] shall be reported semi-                               
13       annually by each agency to the legislature. The reports shall be used by the legislature                          
14       to evaluate whether the mission and desired results for that agency or subunit of the                             
15       agency are achieving the purposes for which appropriations for use by that                                    
16       agency or subunit were intended [BEING ACHIEVED].                                                             
17    * Sec. 3. AS 37.07.014(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
18            (c)  The legislature shall analyze the comprehensive operating and capital                                   
19       improvements programs and financial plans recommended by the governor. The                                    
20       legislature shall, when making budgetary decisions, consider the performance of                               
21       the agency based on the mission statement and desired results and on the                                      
22       achievements of the agency relative to its established targets. When submitting                               
23       their recommendations on appropriations for an agency, legislative finance                                    
24       subcommittees shall include                                                                                   
25                 (1)  an analysis of the agency's performance relative to its missions                               
26       and measures;                                                                                                 
27                 (2)  a statement of the extent to which the actions of the agency                                   
28       conform to its mission statement;                                                                             
29                 (3)  an analysis of the agency's progress toward achieving the                                      
30       desired results set for it;                                                                                   
31                 (4)  a statement of actions taken by the agency in response to                                      
01       findings of the most recent audit of its operations;                                                          
02                 (5)  recommended statutory or organizational changes necessary to                                   
03       better achieve the agency's mission or accomplish its desired results.                                        
04    * Sec. 4. AS 37.07.014(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
05            (d)  To foster results-based government, to carry out the mission statements,                                
06       and to obtain desired results, the legislature shall authorize the comprehensive                                  
07       operating and capital improvements programs and financial plans. The legislature shall                            
08       allocate the state's resources for effective and efficient delivery of public services by                         
09                 (1)  clearly identifying desired results;                                                               
10                 (2)  confirming priorities presented by each agency or setting                                      
11       priorities if an agency presentation is not acceptable;                                                       
12                 (3)  assigning accountability; and                                                                      
13                 (4)  using methods for measuring, reporting, and evaluating results.                                    
14    * Sec. 5. AS 37.07.014(f) is amended to read:                                                                      
15            (f)  To help fulfill the legislature's responsibilities under this section and                               
16       achieve results-based government, each agency shall                                                               
17                 (1)  allocate resources to achieve the mission and desired results                                      
18       established by the legislature;                                                                                   
19                 (2)  express desired results established by the legislature and other                                   
20       program results in measurable terms;                                                                              
21                 (3)  measure progress towards mission statements and desired results                                    
22       established by the legislature and other results;                                                                 
23                 (4)  except as otherwise required by law, start only [PROMOTE]                                      
24       activities consistent with mission statements and desired results established by the                              
25       legislature [THAT REDUCE OR AVOID FUTURE COSTS];                                                                  
26                 (5)  plan for the short-term and the long-term using consistent                                         
27       assumptions for major demographic and other trends; and                                                           
28                 (6)  require accountability at all levels for meeting program mission                                   
29       statements and desired results established by the legislature.                                                    
30    * Sec. 6. AS 37.07.050(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
31            (a)  The agencies shall establish and maintain [ASSURE THE                                               
01       DEVELOPMENT OF] a statewide system of results-based government designed to                                        
02       increase efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and services. Toward that end,                            
03       each state agency shall, on a semi-annual basis, report to the legislature on the                             
04       effectiveness of its statewide system of results-based government. The report                                 
05       must identify the results-based targets and measures used to achieve the desired                              
06       results established by the legislature, analyze the relative success of each strategy                         
07       and the actions that were taken to achieve those results, identify actions that                               
08       failed to achieve satisfactory progress toward achieving desired results and the                              
09       corrective actions that will be taken, provide a narrative analysis discussing why                            
10       actions were or were not successful as well as recent or future changes that could                            
11       affect the agency's ability to achieve the desired results, and proposed new                                  
12       strategies and measures that will more effectively achieve the desired results                                
13       [IDENTIFY RESULTS-BASED MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN USED TO                                                           
14       WORK TOWARD ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MISSION STATEMENT AND                                                              
15       DESIRED RESULTS ISSUED BY THE LEGISLATURE AND OF OTHER GOALS                                                      
16       OF THE AGENCY, AND SET OUT THE RESULTS AS MEASURED]. Each state                                                   
17       agency shall also prepare information that shall be compiled and submitted on                                     
18       December 15 each year to the office, the legislature, and the legislative finance                                 
19       division. This [; THIS] information must                                                                      
20                 (1)  identify the agency mission and desired results established by the                                 
21       legislature;                                                                                                      
22                 (2)  identify the goals and objectives the agency will use to achieve the                               
23       legislature's mission and desired results;                                                                        
24                 (3)  set out the results of any user group or employee surveys and, if                              
25       the results do not agree with the mission and desired results, goals, and objectives,                             
26       explain why;                                                                                                      
27                 (4)  include written, defined methods of measuring results that apply to                                
28       the responsibilities, products, and services of the agency;                                                       
29                 (5)  identify and report on the effectiveness of results-based                                      
30       strategies and measures [THAT HAVE BEEN] used to achieve [WORK TOWARD                                     
31       ACHIEVEMENT OF] the mission statement and desired results issued by the                                           
01       legislature and other goals of the agency [AND SET OUT THE RESULTS AS                                             
02       MEASURED];                                                                                                        
03                 (6)  identify surveys or other methods of gathering user group and                                  
04       employee opinions that have been used by the agency to identify ways to improve its                           
05       programs;                                                                                                         
06                 (7)  identify methods of measuring performance when the mission                                         
07       statement and desired results issued by the legislature involve more than one agency                              
08       and make recommendations to                                                                                       
09                      (A)  eliminate duplication of government functions and waste;                                  
10                      (B)  encourage and improve collaboration by agencies in                                        
11            shared functions and accountability to enhance the ability of the state to                               
12            function more effectively and efficiently;                                                               
13                      (C)  improve the ability of each agency to achieve its mission                                 
14            statement and desired results;                                                                           
15                 (8)  identify ways in which the agency has involved its employees in                                    
16       the development of methods of measuring and achieving results, including                                      
17       opportunities for employee representatives to participate in committees established to                            
18       develop methods of measuring results and strategies for achieving results;                                    
19                 (9)  include the budget requested to carry out the agency's proposed                                    
20       plans in the succeeding fiscal year, including information reflecting the expenditures                            
21       during the last fiscal year, the expenditures authorized for the current fiscal year, the                         
22       expenditures proposed for the succeeding fiscal year, an explanation of the services to                           
23       be provided, the number of total positions for all persons employed by or under                               
24       contract with [BY] the agency for personal services including those rendered for                              
25       capital improvement projects, the need for the services, the cost of the services, and                            
26       other information requested by the office;                                                                        
27                 (10)  include a report of agency receipts during the last fiscal year, an                               
28       estimate of receipts during the current fiscal year, and an estimate of receipts for the                          
29       succeeding fiscal year;                                                                                           
30                 (11)  identify legislation required to implement the proposed programs                                  
31       and financial plans;                                                                                              
01                 (12)  include an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of                                      
02       specific alternatives to existing or proposed agency activities or administrative                                 
03       methods;                                                                                                          
04                 (13)  prioritize the activities of the agency from the most important to                                
05       the least important; in this paragraph, an activity is all or part of a program or                            
06       function that would be discontinued or would not be started if an appropriation                               
07       were not available to fund the activity, and it is not the agency, subagency, or                              
08       other entity that performs the activity;                                                                      
09                 (14)  for each new budget item, identify the mission and desired                                    
10       results the new item is intended to address; and                                                              
11                 (15)  as appropriate, identify other agencies that perform functions                                
12       that are needed by the reporting agency to accomplish a mission or desired                                    
13       result.                                                                                                       
14    * Sec. 7. AS 37.07.050(h) is amended to read:                                                                      
15            (h)  Each agency shall, with participation of its employees, develop methods                                 
16       for measuring agency results. A group or committee established by an agency to                                    
17       develop methods of measuring results shall include a representative of each of the                                
18       bargaining units that represents employees of the agency. The agency shall develop                            
19       targets and measurements for each of the following categories:                                                
20                 (1)  efficiency;                                                                                    
21                 (2)  accessibility to users and other agencies;                                                     
22                 (3)  confidentiality and data security;                                                             
23                 (4)  timeliness;                                                                                    
24                 (5)  consistency;                                                                                   
25                 (6)  productivity;                                                                                  
26                 (7)  innovation;                                                                                    
27                 (8)  application of technological advancements.                                                     
28    * Sec. 8. AS 37 is amended by adding a new chapter to read:                                                        
29                  Chapter 40. Operating Budget Expenditures.                                                           
30            Sec. 37.40.010. Legislative purpose, application, immunity from suit. (a)                                  
31       The purpose of this chapter is to state the missions and desired results the legislature                          
01       expects state agencies to achieve when expending public money appropriated by the                                 
02       operating budget, to define the measurement criteria to be used in evaluating proposed                            
03       expenditures during the budgetary approval process, and to specify a process for                                  
04       identifying improvement targets in conjunction with the appropriation process.                                    
05            (b)  The scope of AS 37.40.010 - 37.40.160 includes the departments of the                                   
06       executive branch of state government, the University of Alaska, and the judicial                                  
07       branch.                                                                                                           
08            (c)  The judicial branch and all departments, divisions, and programs of the                                 
09       executive branch of state government, including the University of Alaska shall be held                            
10       accountable by the legislature for their actions, including compliance with the                                   
11       recommendations of legislative audits as directed by the legislature.                                             
12            (d)  Except as provided in (e) of this section, to the extent that provisions of                             
13       this chapter conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                    
14            (e)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are                                  
15       immune from suit that is based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a mission or                             
16       desired result under this chapter, or failure to achieve a target established under those                         
17       sections.                                                                                                         
18            Sec. 37.40.020. Department of Administration. The mission of the                                           
19       Department of Administration is to provide support services to state agencies to                                  
20       enhance the ability of each of those agencies to effectively and efficiently perform the                          
21       necessary government functions for which the agency is established. The desired                                   
22       results for this department are to                                                                                
23                 (1)  reduce department turnover to below 16 percent annually by                                         
24       June 30, 2009, and to maintain turnover at or below 12 percent thereafter;                                        
25                 (2)  increase department effectiveness by establishing 10 new process                                   
26       enhancements each fiscal year.                                                                                    
27            Sec. 37.40.030. Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                            
28       Development. The mission of the Department of Commerce, Community, and                                          
29       Economic Development is to promote a healthy economy and strong communities                                       
30       without dependency on the state and federal government and with increased local                                   
31       responsibility. The desired results for this department are                                                       
01                 (1)  by June 30, 2009, to decrease by five percent, and decrease by five                                
02       percent each fiscal year thereafter, the number of villages with unemployment rates                               
03       greater than 30 percent until less than seven percent of all villages with a population                           
04       over 100 have unemployment rates greater than 30 percent;                                                         
05                 (2)  to encourage and assist residents living in the unorganized borough                                
06       to organize boroughs so that the population in the unorganized borough is reduced by                              
07       at least five percent each year;                                                                                  
08                 (3)  to increase investment in the state;                                                               
09                 (4)  to increase the number of jobs in the state;                                                       
10                 (5)  to increase the number of opportunities for economically distressed                                
11       rural communities to diversify their economies;                                                                   
12                 (6)  to decrease the percentage of individuals and families living below                                
13       150 percent of the poverty level relative to the percentage of the state population and                           
14       families above that economic standard;                                                                            
15                 (7)  to ensure that all residents have access to reliable, cost-effective                               
16       energy and heating sources, safe water, and safe waste disposal;                                                  
17                 (8)  to develop programs that enhance the long-term fiscal prospects for                                
18       employable residents.                                                                                             
19            Sec. 37.40.040. Department of Corrections. The mission of the Department                                   
20       of Corrections is to protect the public by incarcerating and supervising offenders and                            
21       to prepare inmates for healthy, productive lives after release. The desired results for                           
22       this department are to                                                                                            
23                 (1)  reduce the number of crimes committed by first-time offenders;                                     
24                 (2)  ensure that all prisoners serving long terms are assessed for                                      
25                      (A)  prenatal alcohol poisoning;                                                                   
26                      (B)  serious health problems;                                                                      
27                      (C)  substance abuse;                                                                              
28                      (D)  mental illness;                                                                               
29                      (E)  anger management issues;                                                                      
30                 (3)  offer all prisoners serving long terms treatment for disabilities,                                 
31       including the option of faith-based treatment;                                                                    
01                 (4)  ensure that staff members treat all prisoners serving long terms                                   
02       with dignity and respect;                                                                                         
03                 (5)  ensure that all prisoners receive adequate, timely health care;                                    
04                 (6)  train and prepare for release all prisoners serving long terms before                              
05       they are released;                                                                                                
06                 (7)  ensure that all prisoners serving long terms have regular contact                                  
07       with family members;                                                                                              
08                 (8)  provide access to library materials and educational opportunities to                               
09       each prisoner serving a long term, including the opportunity to earn a general                                    
10       equivalent diploma;                                                                                               
11                 (9)  develop a method for stabilizing the prison population by                                          
12       classifying and housing prisoners according to the nature of offenses committed and                               
13       the remedial resources needed by the prisoners in each classification;                                            
14                 (10)  expand prison industries to all facilities where inmates spend                                    
15       more than two years and offer vocational training and work experience to all qualified                            
16       inmates;                                                                                                          
17                 (11)  reduce recidivism by six percent each year;                                                       
18                 (12)  ensure that state prisoners are not incarcerated outside the state by                             
19       2012;                                                                                                             
20                 (13)  eliminate the commission of crimes by parolees.                                                   
21            Sec. 37.40.050. Department of Environmental Conservation. The mission                                      
22       of the Department of Environmental Conservation is to protect human health and the                                
23       environment. The desired results for this department are to                                                       
24                 (1)  reduce by five percent a year the number of people who get sick or                                 
25       are otherwise adversely affected by contaminated drinking water;                                                  
26                 (2)  reduce by five percent a year the number of people who get sick or                                 
27       are otherwise adversely affected by contaminated or inadequately prepared food;                                   
28                 (3)  reduce by two percent a year the number of people who get sick or                                  
29       are otherwise adversely affected by poor air quality;                                                             
30                 (4)  reduce by three percent a year the man-made pollution affecting                                    
31       state wildlife;                                                                                                   
01                 (5)  ensure all residents have access to drinking water that meets health                               
02       standards;                                                                                                        
03                 (6)  ensure all residents have serviceable, safe, and sustainable                                       
04       sanitation facilities;                                                                                            
05                 (7)  eliminate contamination of the environment by oil and other                                        
06       hazardous substances.                                                                                             
07            Sec. 37.40.060. Department of Fish and Game. The mission of the                                            
08       Department of Fish and Game is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and                              
09       aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development for the                                
10       maximum benefit of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield                                   
11       principle. The desired results for this department are to                                                         
12                 (1)  optimize public participation in pursuits involving fish and                                       
13       wildlife;                                                                                                         
14                 (2)  optimize economic benefits from fish and wildlife resources;                                       
15                 (3)  ensure stable or increasing economic and social benefits from the                                  
16       harvest and use of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants in the state;                                              
17                 (4)  sustain recreational fishing opportunities while optimizing social                                 
18       and economic benefits from these opportunities;                                                                   
19                 (5)  maintain healthy and sustainable wildlife populations in the state                                 
20       for public use and benefit;                                                                                       
21                 (6)  maintain a wealth and diversity of opportunities for public use and                                
22       enjoyment of the state's wildlife and optimize associated social and economic benefits;                           
23                 (7)  ensure that all state residents and all officials have access to harvest                           
24       information and other data;                                                                                       
25                 (8)  reduce the damage to state water and fish from invasive species by                                 
26       establishing a comprehensive invasive species council and instituting cooperative                                 
27       agreements with appropriate neighboring states, territories, and provinces.                                       
28            Sec. 37.40.070. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The                                         
29       mission of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is to provide safe                                   
30       and legal working conditions for employees working in the state and to reduce barriers                            
31       to and advance opportunities for employment. The desired results for this department                              
01       are to                                                                                                            
02                 (1)  ensure that an individual does not receive unemployment benefits if                                
03       the individual is unwilling to work, including unwillingness to relocate elsewhere in                             
04       the state to obtain work;                                                                                         
05                 (2)  ensure that all residents are allowed to work anywhere in the state                                
06       at any job for which they are qualified;                                                                          
07                 (3)  ensure that every resident worker has the option of participating in                               
08       a health savings account and other consumer-directed health care alternatives and in                              
09       an individual retirement plan;                                                                                    
10                 (4)  increase the percentage of local residents employed on public                                      
11       construction projects;                                                                                            
12                 (5)  ensure that work environments for children in the state are safe and                               
13       legal;                                                                                                            
14                 (6)  increase the self-sufficiency of residents with disabilities;                                      
15                 (7)  increase the employability of residents by providing job training;                                 
16                 (8)  reduce the number of uninsured employers;                                                          
17                 (9)  minimize accidental injuries, fatalities, and occupational illnesses;                              
18                 (10)  ensure full employment of the state workforce;                                                    
19                 (11)  ensure that the state has a prepared workforce for future jobs and                                
20       large projects;                                                                                                   
21                 (12)  ensure that labor organizations expand employment and training                                    
22       opportunities to state residents before making work available to nonresident workers;                             
23                 (13)  ensure that all workers have portable health and retirement                                       
24       benefits;                                                                                                         
25                 (14)  increase the number of jobs that are not subsidized by the state.                                 
26            Sec. 37.40.080. Department of Law. The mission of the Department of Law is                                 
27       to prosecute crime and provide legal services to the people of the state and to state                             
28       government. The desired results for this department are to                                                        
29                 (1)  move the Alaska Court System into a restorative justice mode that                                  
30       has the primary goal of restoring the victim, at the expense of the perpetrator, to the                           
31       condition the victim was in before injury;                                                                        
01                 (2)  increase the effectiveness of legal services for state residents who                               
02       are indigent;                                                                                                     
03                 (3)  enhance the welfare of children in the state;                                                      
04                 (4)  protect people in Alaska from crime.                                                               
05            Sec. 37.40.090. 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 United States and Canadian                                  
15       organizations, particularly those on the West Coast, to ensure that intelligence is                               
16       shared and mutual aid is provided in a 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, 2009, and maintain                                 
22       the communications thereafter;                                                                                    
23                 (5)  equip all department personnel with the appropriate equipment to                                   
24       do their jobs 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)  ensure all department personnel meet the United States Department                                  
28       of Defense performance standards;                                                                                 
29                 (8)  ensure that the state has an armed military force fully capable of                                 
30       defending residents from all anticipated threats;                                                                 
31                 (9)  provide support and advocacy for resident veterans;                                                
01                 (10)  maintain a reliable and timely early warning and alert system for                                 
02       the protection of residents;                                                                                      
03                 (11)  continue to improve the ability to respond to and mitigate                                        
04       disasters;                                                                                                        
05                 (12)  cooperate with the rural village public safety officers program                                   
06       mission by joint use of facilities, joint recruitment, and joint use of personnel.                                
07            Sec. 37.40.100. Department of Natural Resources. The mission of the                                        
08       Department of Natural Resources is to develop, conserve, and provide for maximum                                  
09       use of the state's natural resources for the benefit of all residents, consistent with the                        
10       public interest. The desired results for this department are to                                                   
11                 (1)  increase the use of the state's natural resources for the benefit of                               
12       residents by increasing                                                                                           
13                      (A)  mining revenue by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                           
14                      (B)  oil production by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                           
15                      (C)  timber revenue by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                           
16                      (D)  fishing revenue by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                          
17                 (2)  increase the use of the state's natural resources for the measurable                               
18       benefit of residents by increasing access to                                                                      
19                      (A)  fishing by sport fishermen by not less than 2.5 percent a                                     
20            year;                                                                                                        
21                      (B)  game by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                                     
22                      (C)  land by not less than 2.5 percent a year;                                                     
23                      (D)  the state's public land and water;                                                            
24                 (3)  increase revenue to the state from state oil and gas production;                                   
25                 (4)  increase the amount of state land in private ownership by                                          
26       individual residents and by municipalities for settlement, recreation, development, and                           
27       other uses.                                                                                                       
28            Sec. 37.40.110. Department of Public Safety. The mission of the Department                                 
29       of Public Safety is to prevent crime, ensure public safety, and enforce fish and wildlife                         
30       laws. The desired results for this department are to                                                              
31                 (1)  increase productivity of employees by 1.5 percent a year;                                          
01                 (2)  reduce employee turnover by June 30, 2009, to five percent less                                    
02       than turnover for fiscal year 2008 and maintain turnover at that level thereafter;                                
03                 (3)  offer self-defense courses on an ongoing basis to victims of                                       
04       violence;                                                                                                         
05                 (4)  reduce the crime rate by two percent a year;                                                       
06                 (5)  reduce the violent crime rate by 4.5 percent a year;                                               
07                 (6)  reduce sexual assault by five percent a year;                                                      
08                 (7)  increase the rate of conviction of sexual predators by seven percent                               
09       a year;                                                                                                           
10                 (8)  offer firearms safety training on an ongoing basis to all residents;                               
11                 (9)  reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents caused by young                                       
12       drivers by 11 percent a year;                                                                                     
13                 (10)  institute data-sharing arrangements with other state law                                          
14       enforcement agencies to provide a more complete picture of statewide public safety;                               
15                 (11)  coordinate with federal agencies and other state agencies to                                      
16       develop cooperative programs that enhance the safety and security of residents.                                   
17            Sec. 37.40.120. Department of Revenue. The mission of the Department of                                    
18       Revenue is to collect, distribute, and invest funds for public purposes. The desired                              
19       results for this department are to                                                                                
20                 (1)  improve, by at least three percent a year, the collection and                                      
21       distribution of child support funds due to the children served by the child support                               
22       services agency until at least 95 percent of the amount due is collected and                                      
23       appropriately distributed each year and maintain a rate of 95 percent a year thereafter;                          
24                 (2)  increase identification and prosecution of applicants who                                          
25       fraudulently file permanent fund dividend applications by four percent a year until 96                            
26       percent of all fraudulent applications are identified and prosecuted each year and                                
27       maintain a rate of 96 percent thereafter;                                                                         
28                 (3)  increase the percentage of residents who own their own homes by                                    
29       three percent a year until at least 95 percent of all residents own their own homes and                           
30       maintain a rate of 95 percent or greater thereafter.                                                              
31            Sec. 37.40.130. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The                                    
01       mission of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is to provide for the                           
02       movement of people and goods and the delivery of services. The desired results for                                
03       this department are to                                                                                            
04                 (1)  increase by 10 percent each year the number of road miles that are                                 
05       maintained and cleared of snow by private contractors;                                                            
06                 (2)  provide off-season employment for local contractors;                                               
07                 (3)  increase revenue while reducing costs at Fairbanks International                                   
08       Airport;                                                                                                          
09                 (4)  increase revenue while reducing costs at Anchorage Ted Stevens                                     
10       International Airport;                                                                                            
11                 (5)  reduce road construction and maintenance costs without reducing                                    
12       the quality of the construction or maintenance;                                                                   
13                 (6)  reduce the department's deferred maintenance list by three percent                                 
14       each year.                                                                                                        
15            Sec. 37.40.140. University of Alaska. The mission of the University of Alaska                              
16       is to inspire learning and to advance and disseminate knowledge through teaching,                                 
17       research, and public service, emphasizing the values of the North and its diverse                                 
18       peoples. The desired results for the university are to                                                            
19                 (1)  provide campuses and an academic environment free of assault and                                   
20       sexual harassment;                                                                                                
21                 (2)  eliminate disparity between male and female graduation rates, with                                 
22       a target of not less than a five percent reduction a year until eliminated;                                       
23                 (3)  increase and maintain the retention rate of first-time full-time                                   
24       undergraduates to a level consistent with similar educational institutions;                                       
25                 (4)  expand access to higher education to more residents;                                               
26                 (5)  increase the number of students served by course and program                                       
27       offerings;                                                                                                        
28                 (6)  provide distance delivery educational opportunities for high                                       
29       demand occupations;                                                                                               
30                 (7)  identify the state's high demand degree programs and increase the                                  
31       number of graduates from those programs;                                                                          
01                 (8)  increase the number of student credit hours attempted;                                             
02                 (9)  increase the revenue the University of Alaska receives from                                        
03       external sources such as the federal government, tuition and fees, and university                                 
04       receipts;                                                                                                         
05                 (10)  increase grant-funded research expenditures;                                                      
06                 (11)  increase by at least three percent each year the number of students                               
07       in baccalaureate degree programs who graduate within 150 percent of the normal time                               
08       to complete the degree programs until at least 40 percent of entering students graduate,                          
09       and maintain that graduation rate thereafter;                                                                     
10                 (12)  implement innovative ways to provide post-secondary educational                                   
11       opportunities to more residents;                                                                                  
12                 (13)  provide a quality education comparable to other universities in                                   
13       North America;                                                                                                    
14                 (14)  eliminate all discrimination in the university against faculty,                                   
15       students, speakers, and student clubs based on world views or philosophical                                       
16       perspectives.                                                                                                     
17            Sec. 37.40.150. Alaska Court System. The mission of the Alaska Court                                       
18       System is to provide an accessible and impartial forum for the just resolution of all                             
19       cases that come before it and to decide the cases in accordance with the law,                                     
20       expeditiously, and with integrity. The desired results for the Alaska Court System are                            
21       to                                                                                                                
22                 (1)  reduce the number of pending cases that exceed case processing                                     
23       time standards adopted by the Alaska Supreme Court, with a target of 98 percent of                                
24       cases brought to completion within the time standards;                                                            
25                 (2)  improve case clearance rates, with a target of 98 percent clearance                                
26       rate on filed and disposed cases;                                                                                 
27                 (3)  ensure that therapeutic courts achieve average recidivism rates that                               
28       are less than the average recidivism rates of traditional courts;                                                 
29                 (4)  ensure that delinquent fines are transferred expeditiously to                                      
30       municipal collection agencies or to the Department of Law for collection, with a target                           
31       of 90 percent of all delinquent fines transferred within 120 days after the fines become                          
01       delinquent;                                                                                                       
02                 (5)  ensure that the public has ready access to the courts and that people                              
03       are treated with fairness, equality, and respect;                                                                 
04                 (6)  investigate and consider using the National Center for State Courts'                               
05       CourTools to measure performance;                                                                                 
06                 (7)  decrease the prevalence of illicit drug use, drug sales, and drug                                  
07       manufacturing in the state;                                                                                       
08                 (8)  use data sharing, technology, and cooperative communications to                                    
09       enhance public safety and improve the response of the court system;                                               
10                 (9)  increase accountability of the state's courts and judges.                                          
11            Sec. 37.40.160. Office of the Governor. The mission of the Office of the                                   
12       Governor of the State of Alaska is to provide vision and leadership to the state, direct                          
13       the activities of the executive branch of the state government, and ensure the faithful                           
14       execution of laws. The desired results for this office are to                                                     
15                 (1)  increase productivity of all state employees by three percent a year;                              
16                 (2)  reduce annual turnover of staff in all departments to below 16                                     
17       percent;                                                                                                          
18                 (3)  privatize state functions by 3.5 percent of the general fund budget                                
19       annually until not less than 20 percent of the functions funded by the general budget                             
20       are privatized, and privatize two percent of employees annually until at least 20                                 
21       percent of employees performing state functions are nongovernment employees;                                      
22                 (4)  reduce total state government spending as a percent of gross state                                 
23       product by 1.5 percent a year until state government spending is at or below 20                                   
24       percent of the gross state product;                                                                               
25                 (5)  eliminate all penalties and disincentives against individuals based                                
26       on marital status;                                                                                                
27                 (6)  reduce the population of the unorganized borough by five percent                                   
28       and the area of the unorganized borough by 10 percent each year until the unorganized                             
29       borough represents not more than 10 percent of the population and not more than 30                                
30       percent of the land;                                                                                              
31                 (7)  decrease the number of unmarried teen pregnancies by seven                                         
01       percent a year until unmarried teen pregnancies represent not more than two percent of                            
02       all pregnancies a year;                                                                                           
03                 (8)  decrease the instances of families with children and without a                                     
04       father in the home by five percent a year until not less than 70 percent of all homes                             
05       with children include two parents;                                                                                
06                 (9)  decrease teen suicides by five percent a year until there are fewer                                
07       than 10 teen suicides a year;                                                                                     
08                 (10)  decrease suicides by rural Native teenage males by 20 percent a                                   
09       year until there are fewer than 10 rural Native male suicides a year;                                             
10                 (11)  decrease accidental deaths and injuries in the state by eight                                     
11       percent a year until there are fewer than 20 accidental deaths and fewer than 100                                 
12       accidental injuries a year;                                                                                       
13                 (12)  decrease fire on developed land by 10 percent a year until less                                   
14       than 100 acres of developed land is consumed by unintended fire each year;                                        
15                 (13)  decrease fire deaths and injuries by 15 percent a year until there                                
16       are fewer than five deaths by fire and fewer than 20 injuries by fire each year;                                  
17                 (14)  decrease aircraft-related deaths and injuries by four percent a year                              
18       until there are no aircraft-related deaths and fewer than five aircraft-related injuries a                        
19       year;                                                                                                             
20                 (15)  decrease the number of recipients of public assistance under                                      
21       AS 47.25 by five percent a year until less than two percent of state residents are                                
22       receiving public assistance;                                                                                      
23                 (16)  decrease by five percent a year the number of villages with more                                  
24       than 100 residents and more than 30 percent unemployment until fewer than five                                    
25       villages with more than 100 residents have an unemployment rate of more than 30                                   
26       percent;                                                                                                          
27                 (17)  eliminate fraud by persons applying for government benefits,                                      
28       prosecute criminals, obtain repayments, incarcerate perpetrators, and publish the                                 
29       photographs of perpetrators on the state website and at all offices that provide public                           
30       assistance under AS 47.25;                                                                                        
31                 (18)  offer all state employees the option of portable, private retirement                              
01       accounts and health benefit accounts, and the option of opting out of social security,                            
02       then spread the effects of this option among all workers in the state to the extent                               
03       possible;                                                                                                         
04                 (19)  increase private ownership of family residences by three percent a                                
05       year;                                                                                                             
06                 (20)  decrease the number of boards and commissions by five percent a                                   
07       year for six years;                                                                                               
08                 (21)  eliminate all state-funded positions that are not subject to                                      
09       termination for cause or substandard performance by June 30, 2009;                                                
10                 (22)  restructure budget presentations to include program efficiency                                    
11       evaluations and to address programs that span more than one department;                                           
12                 (23)  develop incentives for departments to collaborate, saving money                                   
13       and staffing;                                                                                                     
14                 (24)  stop, after 60 months, all payments of state assistance to                                        
15       unemployed able-bodied individuals who refuse to move to locations where jobs are                                 
16       available;                                                                                                        
17                 (25)  institute real-time processes for tracking and reporting                                          
18       expenditures against the approved budget;                                                                         
19                 (26)  return to the state management of fish and game on federal land in                                
20       the state.                                                                                                        
21    * Sec. 9. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
22 read:                                                                                                                   
23       DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION. (a) In addition to desired results under                                            
24 AS 37.40.020, added by sec. 8 of this Act, desired results for the Department of                                        
25 Administration are to                                                                                                   
26            (1)  move department functions to the private sector so that, by June 30, 2009,                              
27 as compared to June 30, 2008, the department's general fund budget for operations is reduced                            
28 by 3.5 percent and the number of employees is reduced by two percent;                                                   
29            (2)  reduce, by June 30, 2009, without degradation of services, the total costs                              
30 of the department by five percent as compared to costs in fiscal year 2008;                                             
31            (3)  eliminate, by June 30, 2009, all state-funded positions not covered by a                                
01 bargaining agreement that are not subject to termination for cause or substandard                                       
02 performance;                                                                                                            
03            (4)  at the time each contract is negotiated, eliminate all state-funded positions                           
04 covered by a bargaining agreement that are not subject to termination for cause or substandard                          
05 performance;                                                                                                            
06            (5)  investigate alternatives to state employee health programs, including health                            
07 savings accounts, and submit recommendations to the governor by December 31, 2008;                                      
08            (6)  investigate options for private retirement accounts for state employees and                             
09 options for opting out of the social security program and submit recommendations to the                                 
10 governor by December 31, 2008.                                                                                          
11       (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, to the extent that provisions of (a) of this                      
12 section conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                               
13       (c)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are immune                                
14 from suit based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a desired result under (a) of this                            
15 section.                                                                                                                
16    * Sec. 10. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
17 read:                                                                                                                   
18       DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. In addition to desired results under                                                 
19 AS 37.40.110, added by sec. 8 of this Act, the Department of Public Safety shall develop a                              
20 strategic plan for recruiting, training, and retaining high caliber staff adequate to fulfill the                       
21 mission of the department and present the plan to the legislature by August 31, 2008.                                   
22    * Sec. 11. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
23 read:                                                                                                                   
24       DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES. (a) In                                                        
25 addition to desired results under AS 37.40.130, added by sec. 8 of this Act, the desired results                        
26 for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities are to develop a long-range                                  
27 strategic plan for construction, improvements, maintenance, and deferred maintenance of the                             
28 state's transportation system and present the plan to the legislature by January 31, 2009. The                          
29 plan must include a                                                                                                     
30            (1)  cost/benefit analysis of privatizing road maintenance;                                                  
31            (2)  cost/benefit analysis of privatizing snow clearance;                                                    
01            (3)  cost/benefit analysis of bringing the state's road bridges up to Federal                                
02 Highway Administration standards;                                                                                       
03            (4)  discussion of the actions undertaken to institutionalize a culture of safety                            
04 among all department employees and of the level of success of those actions;                                            
05            (5)  cost/benefit analysis of increasing year-round access to rural areas through                            
06 safe airports;                                                                                                          
07            (6)  plan for protecting, preserving, and enhancing the state's highway                                      
08 facilities;                                                                                                             
09            (7)  plan for ensuring that adequate transportation systems throughout the state                             
10 are provided in a timely fashion to meet the needs of the growing population.                                           
11       (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, to the extent that provisions of (a) of this                      
12 section conflict with other laws, the other laws control.                                                               
13       (c)  Notwithstanding other laws, the state and its agents and employees are immune                                
14 from suit based on accomplishing or failing to accomplish a desired result under (a) of this                            
15 section.                                                                                                                
16    * Sec. 12. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
17 read:                                                                                                                   
18       OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. In addition to the desired results under                                                  
19 AS 37.40.160, added by sec. 8 of this Act, the desired results for the Office of the Governor                           
20 are to                                                                                                                  
21            (1)  reduce, by June 30, 2010, the annual turnover of staff in the child                                     
22 protective services division by 50 percent compared to the turnover rate during fiscal year                             
23 2008;                                                                                                                   
24            (2)  offer the alternative of competitive health savings accounts to all state                               
25 employees by December 31, 2008;                                                                                         
26            (3)  develop strategic plans that include five-year projections for budgetary and                            
27 fiscal estimates, human capital, construction and maintenance projects, and information                                 
28 technology projects and include the plans as part of the fiscal year 2010 budget request                                
29 submitted to the legislature;                                                                                           
30            (4)  increase, by July 1, 2011, the principal of the budget reserve fund to                                  
31 $5,000,000,000.                                                                                                         
01    * Sec. 13. This Act takes effect July 1, 2008.