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CSHB 21(FIN): "An Act relating to the membership of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council."

00                        CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 21(FIN)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to the membership of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council."                                        
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 44.29.300(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (a)  There is established in the Department of Health and Social Services the                                
05       Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, consisting of 17 [16] members, as follows:                              
06                 (1)  two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the                                       
07       senate, one of whom shall be a member of the majority and one of whom shall be a                                  
08       member of the minority;                                                                                           
09                 (2)  two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the                                      
10       speaker of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the                                     
11       majority and one of whom shall be a member of the minority;                                                       
12                 (3)  13 [12] members appointed by the governor, as follows:                                         
13                      (A)  two persons who are employed in the executive branch of                                       
14            state government, one of whom shall represent the Department of Health and                                   
15            Social Services and one of whom shall represent the Department of Education                                  
01            and Early Development;                                                                                       
02                      (B)  one member of the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and                                            
03            Drug Abuse;                                                                                                  
04                      (C)  one member of the Alaska Mental Health Board;                                                 
05                      (D)  one person recommended by the Alaska Federation of                                            
06            Natives, Inc.;                                                                                               
07                      (E)  one person who is an employee of a secondary school;                                          
08                      (F)  one person who is active in a youth organization;                                             
09                      (G)  one person who has experienced the death by suicide of a                                      
10            member of the person's family;                                                                               
11                      (H)  one person who resides in a rural community in the state                                      
12            that is not connected by road or the Alaska marine highway to the main road                                  
13            system of the state;                                                                                         
14                      (I)  one person who is a member of the clergy;                                                     
15                      (J)  one person who, when appointed, is at least 16 years of                                   
16            age but not more than 24 years of age; [IS ENROLLED IN GRADE NINE,                                       
17            10, 11, OR 12 OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE STATE; AND]                                                       
18                      (K)  one person who is discharged from, retired from, or                                       
19            engaged in active duty military service in the armed forces of the United                                
20            States, including the United States Coast Guard, the Army National                                       
21            Guard, the Air National Guard, or a reserve unit of the armed forces of                                  
22            the United States, or who is a mental health provider, social worker, or                                 
23            other person actively providing a health care service to discharged,                                     
24            retired, or active military personnel; and                                                               
25                      (L)  one public member.                                                                        
26    * Sec. 2. AS 44.29.310(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
27            (a)  The governor shall appoint the members of the council under                                             
28       AS 44.29.300(a)(3)(D) - (L) [(J)] for staggered terms of four years.                                          
29    * Sec. 3. AS 44.29.310(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
30            (b)  The governor shall fill a vacancy of a member on the council appointed                                  
31       under AS 44.29.300(a)(3)(D) - (L) [(J)] by appointment for the unexpired part of the                          
01       vacated term.