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Enrolled HB 44: Relating to course mastery requirements; relating to the duties of the Department of Education and Early Development; relating to questionnaires administered in a public school; relating to the duties of school districts and regional educational attendance areas; relating to teacher certification requirements; relating to training for school employees and mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; relating to physical examinations for students; relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to dating violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to national criminal history record check requirements for employees of child care facilities and residential child care facilities; relating to mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; repealing the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness assessments; establishing the Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force; relating to suicide prevention training; and providing for an effective date.

00 Enrolled HB 44                                                                                                          
01 Relating to course mastery requirements; relating to the duties of the Department of Education                          
02 and Early Development; relating to questionnaires administered in a public school; relating to                          
03 the duties of school districts and regional educational attendance areas; relating to teacher                           
04 certification requirements; relating to training for school employees and mandatory reporters                           
05 of child abuse or neglect; relating to physical examinations for students; relating to sexual                           
06 abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to dating                         
07 violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; relating to national                             
08 criminal history record check requirements for employees of child care facilities and                                   
09 residential child care facilities; relating to mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect;                           
10 repealing the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness                                   
11 assessments; establishing the Alaska Safe Children's Act Task Force; relating to suicide                                
01 prevention training; and providing for an effective date.                                                               
02                           _______________                                                                               
03    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
04 to read:                                                                                                                
05       SHORT TITLE. Section 14 of this Act may be known as the Alaska Safe Children's                                    
06 Act.                                                                                                                    
07    * Sec. 2. AS 14.03.073(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
08            (a)  A school district shall provide the opportunity for students enrolled in                                
09       grades nine through 12 [A SECONDARY SCHOOL] in the district to challenge one                              
10       or more courses [A COURSE] provided by the district by demonstrating mastery in                               
11       mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, and world languages at the level of                          
12       the course challenged. A school district shall give full credit for a course to a student                         
13       who successfully challenges that course as provided under this section.                                           
14    * Sec. 3. AS 14.03.073(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
15            (b)  A school district shall establish, within a reasonable time, an assessment                              
16       tool and a standard for demonstrating mastery in [SECONDARY SCHOOL] courses                                       
17       provided for students in grades nine through 12 by the district under this section.                           
18       This section does not require a school district to establish an assessment tool for                           
19       every course in mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, and world                                
20       languages that is offered to students in grades nine through 12 by the district.                              
21    * Sec. 4. AS 14.03.110(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
22            (a)  A school district, principal or other person in charge of a public school, or                           
23       teacher in a public school may not administer or permit to be administered in a school                            
24       a questionnaire or survey, whether anonymous or not, [THAT INQUIRES INTO                                          
25       PERSONAL OR PRIVATE FAMILY AFFAIRS OF THE STUDENT NOT A                                                           
26       MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD OR SUBJECT TO PUBLIC OBSERVATION]                                                         
27       unless written permission is obtained from the student's parent or legal guardian.                                
28    * Sec. 5. AS 14.03.110(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
29            (d)  The school shall give a student's parent or guardian an opportunity to                                  
30       review the questionnaire or survey described under (b) or (c) of this section and shall                           
01       give the parent or guardian written notice regarding                                                              
02                 (1)  how the questionnaire or survey will be administered to the                                        
03       student;                                                                                                          
04                 (2)  how the results of the survey or questionnaire will be used; and                                   
05                 (3)  who will have access to the questionnaire, [OR] survey, or results.                        
06    * Sec. 6. AS 14.08.111 is amended to read:                                                                         
07            Sec. 14.08.111. Duties. A regional school board shall                                                      
08                 (1)  provide, during the school term of each year, an educational                                       
09       program for each school age child who is enrolled in or a resident of the district;                               
10                 (2)  develop a philosophy of education, principles, and goals for its                                   
11       schools;                                                                                                          
12                 (3)  approve the employment of the professional administrators,                                         
13       teachers, and noncertificated personnel necessary to operate its schools;                                         
14                 (4)  establish the salaries to be paid its employees;                                                   
15                 (5)  designate the employees authorized to direct disbursements from                                    
16       the school funds of the board;                                                                                    
17                 (6)  submit the reports prescribed for all school districts;                                            
18                 (7)  provide for an annual audit in accordance with AS 14.14.050;                                       
19                 (8)  provide custodial services and routine maintenance of school                                       
20       buildings and facilities;                                                                                         
21                 (9)  establish procedures for the review and selection of all textbooks                                 
22       and instructional materials, including textbooks and curriculum materials for statewide                           
23       correspondence programs, before they are introduced into the school curriculum; the                               
24       review includes a review for violations of AS 14.18.060; nothing in this paragraph                                
25       precludes a correspondence study student, or the parent or guardian of a                                          
26       correspondence study student, from privately obtaining or using textbooks or                                      
27       curriculum material not provided by the school district;                                                          
28                 (10)  provide prospective employees with information relating to the                                    
29       availability and cost of housing in rural areas to which they might be assigned, and,                             
30       when possible, assist them in locating housing; however, nothing in this paragraph                                
31       requires a regional school board to provide teacher housing, whether owned, leased, or                            
01       rented or otherwise provided by the regional educational attendance area, nor does it                             
02       require the board to engage in a subsidy program of any kind with respect to teacher                              
03       housing; [AND]                                                                                                    
04                 (11)  train persons required to report under AS 47.17.020, in the                                       
05       recognition and reporting of child abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse of a minor; and                           
06                 (12)  establish procedures for providing the training under                                         
07       AS 14.18.060, AS 14.20.149, 14.20.680, AS 14.30.355, 14.30.356, 14.30.362,                                    
08       AS 14.33.100, 14.33.127, AS 18.66.310, and AS 47.17.022; the procedures                                       
09       established under this paragraph must include a training schedule that ensures                                
10       that not less than 50 percent of the total certificated staff employed at a school                            
11       receives all of the training not less than every two years and that all of the                                
12       certificated staff employed at each school receives all of the training not less than                         
13       every four years.                                                                                             
14    * Sec. 7. AS 14.14.090 is amended to read:                                                                         
15            Sec. 14.14.090. Duties of school boards. In addition to other duties, a school                             
16       board shall                                                                                                       
17                 (1)  determine and disburse the total amount to be made available for                                   
18       compensation of all school employees and administrative officers;                                                 
19                 (2)  provide for, during the school term of each year, an educational                                   
20       program for each school age child who is enrolled in or a resident of the district;                               
21                 (3)  withhold the salary for the last month of service of a teacher or                                  
22       administrator until the teacher or administrator has submitted all summaries, statistics,                         
23       and reports that the school board may require by bylaws;                                                          
24                 (4)  transmit, when required by the assembly or council but not more                                    
25       often than once a month, a summary report and statement of money expended;                                        
26                 (5)  keep the minutes of meetings and a record of all proceedings of the                                
27       school board in a pertinent form;                                                                                 
28                 (6)  keep the records and files of the school board open to inspection by                               
29       the public at the principal administrative office of the district during reasonable                               
30       business hours;                                                                                                   
31                 (7)  establish procedures for the review and selection of all textbooks                                 
01       and instructional materials, including textbooks and curriculum materials for statewide                           
02       correspondence programs, before they are introduced into the school curriculum; the                               
03       review includes a review for violations of AS 14.18.060; nothing in this paragraph                                
04       precludes a correspondence study student, or the parent or guardian of a                                          
05       correspondence study student, from privately obtaining or using textbooks or                                      
06       curriculum material not provided by the school district;                                                          
07                 (8)  provide prospective employees with information relating to the                                     
08       availability and cost of housing in rural areas to which they might be assigned, and,                             
09       when possible, assist them in locating housing; however, nothing in this paragraph                                
10       requires a school district to provide teacher housing, whether district owned, leased,                            
11       rented, or through other means, nor does it require a school board to engage in a                                 
12       subsidy program of any kind regarding teacher housing;                                                            
13                 (9)  train persons required to report under AS 47.17.020, in the                                        
14       recognition and reporting of child abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse of a minor;                                   
15                 (10)  provide for the development and implementation of a preventative                                  
16       maintenance program for school facilities; in this paragraph, "preventative                                       
17       maintenance" means scheduled maintenance actions that prevent the premature failure                               
18       or extend the useful life of a facility, or a facility's systems and components, and that                         
19       are cost-effective on a life-cycle basis;                                                                     
20                 (11)  establish procedures for providing the training under                                         
21       AS 14.18.060, AS 14.20.149, 14.20.680, AS 14.30.355, 14.30.356, 14.30.362,                                    
22       AS 14.33.100, 14.33.127, AS 18.66.310, and AS 47.17.022; the procedures                                       
23       established under this paragraph must include a training schedule that ensures                                
24       that not less than 50 percent of the total certificated staff employed at a school                            
25       receives all of the training not less than every two years and that all of the                                
26       certificated staff employed at each school receives all of the training not less than                         
27       every four years.                                                                                             
28    * Sec. 8. AS 14.16.020 is amended to read:                                                                         
29            Sec. 14.16.020. Operation of state boarding schools. In the management of                                  
30       state boarding schools, the board shall                                                                           
31                 (1)  adopt a philosophy of education for state boarding schools;                                        
01                 (2)  approve the employment of personnel necessary to operate state                                     
02       boarding schools;                                                                                                 
03                 (3)  establish the salaries and benefits to be paid teachers, excluding                                 
04       administrators;                                                                                                   
05                 (4)  designate the employees authorized to direct disbursements from                                    
06       the money appropriated for the operation of state boarding schools and for the                                    
07       construction of facilities;                                                                                       
08                 (5)  provide custodial services and routine maintenance of physical                                     
09       facilities;                                                                                                       
10                 (6)  establish procedures for the development and implementation of                                     
11       curriculum and the selection and use of textbooks and instructional materials;                                    
12                 (7)  prescribe health evaluation and placement screening programs for                                   
13       newly admitted students;                                                                                          
14                 (8)  establish procedures for staff evaluation; and                                                     
15                 (9)  establish procedures for providing the training under                                          
16       AS 14.18.060, AS 14.20.149, 14.20.680, AS 14.30.355, 14.30.356, 14.30.362,                                    
17       AS 14.33.100, 14.33.127, AS 18.66.310, and AS 47.17.022; the procedures                                       
18       established under this paragraph must include a training schedule that ensures                                
19       that not less than 50 percent of the total certificated staff employed at a school                            
20       receives all of the training not less than every two years and that all of the                                
21       certificated staff employed at each school receives all of the training not less than                         
22       every four years [PROVIDE STAFF TRAINING].                                                                    
23    * Sec. 9. AS 14.18.060(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
24            (b)  The board shall establish by regulation standards for nondiscriminatory                                 
25       textbooks and educational materials. Each school board shall provide training for all                             
26       its certificated personnel on a schedule adopted by the governing body of a school                            
27       district in the identification and recognition of sex-biased materials.                                       
28    * Sec. 10. AS 14.20.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                             
29            (k)  A person is not eligible for a teacher certificate unless the person has                                
30       completed training regarding alcohol and drug related disabilities required under                                 
31       AS 14.20.680, training regarding sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and                                    
01       prevention required under AS 14.30.355, training regarding dating violence and abuse                              
02       awareness and prevention required under AS 14.30.356, and training related to suicide                             
03       prevention required under AS 14.30.362.                                                                           
04    * Sec. 11. AS 14.20.149(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
05            (d)  A [ONCE EACH SCHOOL YEAR, A] school district shall offer in-                                        
06       service training to the certificated employees who are subject to the evaluation system                           
07       on a schedule adopted by the governing body of a school district. The training                                
08       must address the procedures of the evaluation system, the standards that the district                             
09       uses in evaluating the performance of teachers and administrators, and other                                      
10       information that the district considers helpful.                                                                  
11    * Sec. 12. AS 14.20.680(b) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                      
12            (b)  A school district or regional educational attendance area shall provide the                             
13       training required under (a) of this section on a schedule adopted by the governing                                
14       body of a school district or regional educational attendance area.                                                
15    * Sec. 13. AS 14.30.070(b) is amended to read:                                                                     
16            (b)  The Department of Health and Social Services may require the district to                                
17       conduct [ADDITIONAL] physical examinations that it considers necessary, and may                                   
18       reimburse the district for the [ADDITIONAL] examinations on the basis and to the                                  
19       extent the commissioner of health and social services prescribes by regulation.                                   
20    * Sec. 14. AS 14.30 is amended by adding new sections to read:                                                     
21        Article 6A. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.                                          
22            Sec. 14.30.355. Sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention.                                  
23       (a) The governing body of each school district shall adopt and implement a policy,                                
24       establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parent notices                               
25       relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention for students                                 
26       enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.                                                                       
27            (b)  The policy, training, and notices adopted under this section must include                               
28                 (1)  age-appropriate information;                                                                       
29                 (2)  warning signs of sexual abuse of a child;                                                          
30                 (3)  referral and resource information;                                                                 
31                 (4)  available student counseling and educational support;                                              
01                 (5)  methods for increasing teacher, student, and parent awareness of                                   
02       issues regarding sexual abuse of children;                                                                        
03                 (6)  actions that a child may take to prevent and report sexual abuse or                                
04       sexual assault; and                                                                                               
05                 (7)  a procedure allowing a student to be excused from participating in                                 
06       training or from receiving notices under this section at the written request of a parent                          
07       or guardian of the student, or of the student if the student is emancipated or 18 years of                        
08       age or older.                                                                                                     
09            (c)  The training required for teachers under this section may be provided as a                              
10       part of the continuing education required under AS 18.66.310.                                                     
11            (d)  In this section,                                                                                        
12                 (1)  "school district" has the meaning given in AS 14.30.350;                                           
13                 (2)  "sexual abuse" or "sexual assault" has the meaning given to "sexual                                
14       abuse" in AS 47.10.990.                                                                                           
15            Sec. 14.30.356. Dating violence and abuse policy, training, awareness,                                     
16       prevention, and notices. (a) The governing body of each school district shall adopt                             
17       and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and                              
18       provide parent notices relating to dating violence and abuse in grades seven through                              
19       12. A training program adopted under this section must emphasize prevention and                                   
20       awareness.                                                                                                        
21            (b)  The policy, training, notices, and instruction adopted under this section                               
22       must include                                                                                                      
23                 (1)  age-appropriate information;                                                                       
24                 (2)  the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior;                                         
25                 (3)  characteristics of healthy relationships;                                                          
26                 (4)  measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse;                                            
27                 (5)  community resources available to victims of dating violence and                                    
28       abuse; and                                                                                                        
29                 (6)  a procedure allowing a student to be excused from participating in                                 
30       training or from receiving notices under this section at the written request of a parent                          
31       or guardian of the student, or of the student if the student is emancipated or 18 years of                        
01       age or older.                                                                                                     
02            (c)  The training required for teachers under this section may be provided as a                              
03       part of the continuing education required under AS 18.66.310.                                                     
04            (d)  In this section,                                                                                        
05                 (1)  "dating violence and abuse" means a pattern of behavior in which                                   
06       one person threatens to use, or actually uses, physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or                            
07       psychological abuse to control the person's dating partner;                                                       
08                 (2)  "school district" has the meaning given in AS 14.30.350.                                           
09    * Sec. 15. AS 14.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                    
10            Sec. 14.30.362. Suicide awareness and prevention training. (a) A school                                    
11       district and the department shall provide youth suicide awareness and prevention                                  
12       training approved by the commissioner to each teacher, administrator, counselor, and                              
13       specialist who is employed by the district or department to provide services to students                          
14       in grades seven through 12 in a public school in the state at no cost to the teacher,                             
15       administrator, counselor, or specialist.                                                                          
16            (b)  The commissioner shall approve youth suicide awareness and prevention                                   
17       training provided under this section if the training meets standards for professional                             
18       continuing education credit in the state and is periodically reviewed by a qualified                              
19       person or committee for consistency with generally accepted principles of youth                                   
20       suicide awareness and prevention. The training may be offered through                                             
21       videoconferencing or an individual program of study of designated materials.                                      
22            (c)  A person may not bring a civil action for damages against the state or a                                
23       school district, or an officer, agent, or employee of the state or a school district, for a                       
24       death, personal injury, or property damage that results from an act or omission in                                
25       performing or failing to perform activities or duties authorized under this section. This                         
26       subsection does not apply to a civil action for damages as a result of intentional                                
27       misconduct with complete disregard for the safety and property of others.                                         
28            (d)  The training under this section shall be provided according to the schedule                             
29       adopted by the governing body of a school district.                                                               
30            (e)  The training provided or the failure to provide training under this section                             
31       may not be construed to impose a specific duty of care on any person.                                             
01    * Sec. 16. AS 14.30.370 is amended to read:                                                                        
02            Sec. 14.30.370. Evaluation. Health education programs conducted under                                      
03       AS 14.30.360 shall be evaluated by the department in the same manner as other                                     
04       curriculum programs are evaluated, except that the evaluation shall also include                                  
05       changes in the health status of the pupils as determined by physical and dental                                   
06       examinations conducted under AS 14.30.070 [AND 14.30.120].                                                        
07    * Sec. 17. AS 14.33.100(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
08            (d)  Each district shall [ANNUALLY] provide to each district employee                                        
09       training in crisis response, including evacuation and lock down drills. New district                          
10       employees who have not previously received the training required under this                                   
11       subsection shall receive the required training within two years after the first day                           
12       of employment and, thereafter, according to the schedule adopted by the                                       
13       governing body of a school district.                                                                          
14    * Sec. 18. AS 18.66.310(d) is amended to read:                                                                     
15            (d)  The continuing education required under (a) - (c) of this section must be                           
16       offered at least once every two years and must include information on the following                           
17       subjects:                                                                                                         
18                 (1)  the nature, extent, and causes of domestic violence;                                               
19                 (2)  procedures designed to promote the safety of the victim and other                                  
20       household members;                                                                                                
21                 (3)  resources available to victims and perpetrators of domestic                                        
22       violence; and                                                                                                     
23                 (4)  the lethality of domestic violence.                                                                
24    * Sec. 19. AS 47.05.310 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                              
25            (j)  An individual who possesses a valid teacher certificate issued under                                    
26       AS 14.20.015 - 14.20.025 and applies to work at a facility licensed or certified by the                           
27       Department of Education and Early Development or who applies to work in a child                                   
28       care facility or residential child care facility in a position as a certificated teacher with                     
29       supervised access may request that the individual's criminal justice information and                              
30       national criminal history record check on file with the Department of Education and                               
31       Early Development be used to satisfy the requirements of (d) and (e) of this section.                             
01            (k)  In this section,                                                                                        
02                 (1)  "child care facility" has the meaning given in AS 47.25.095;                                       
03                 (2)  "residential child care facility" has the meaning given in                                         
04       AS 47.32.900;                                                                                                     
05                 (3)  "supervised access" means that a supervisor maintains a prudent                                    
06       level of awareness of the whereabouts of the individual for whom supervised access is                             
07       required to ensure the protection of recipients of services.                                                      
08    * Sec. 20. AS 47.17.020(a) is amended to read:                                                                     
09            (a)  The following persons who, in the performance of their occupational                                     
10       duties, [OR WITH RESPECT TO (8) OF THIS SUBSECTION, IN THE                                                        
11       PERFORMANCE OF] their appointed duties under (8) of this subsection, or their                                 
12       volunteer duties under (9) of this subsection, have reasonable cause to suspect that a                        
13       child has suffered harm as a result of child abuse or neglect shall immediately report                            
14       the harm to the nearest office of the department:                                                                 
15                 (1)  practitioners of the healing arts;                                                                 
16                 (2)  school teachers and school administrative staff members, including                                 
17       athletic coaches, of public and private schools;                                                                  
18                 (3)  peace officers and officers of the Department of Corrections;                                      
19                 (4)  administrative officers of institutions;                                                           
20                 (5)  child care providers;                                                                              
21                 (6)  paid employees of domestic violence and sexual assault programs,                                   
22       and crisis intervention and prevention programs as defined in AS 18.66.990;                                       
23                 (7)  paid employees of an organization that provides counseling or                                      
24       treatment to individuals seeking to control their use of drugs or alcohol;                                        
25                 (8)  members of a child fatality review team established under                                          
26       AS 12.65.015(e) or 12.65.120 or the multidisciplinary child protection team created                               
27       under AS 47.14.300;                                                                                           
28                 (9)  volunteers who interact with children in a public or private                                   
29       school for more than four hours a week.                                                                       
30    * Sec. 21. AS 47.17.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                             
31            (j)  This section does not require an athletic coach who is an unpaid volunteer                              
01       to report child abuse or neglect under (a)(2) of this section unless the coach                                    
02                 (1)  volunteers for more than                                                                           
03                      (A)  four hours a week for four consecutive weeks; or                                              
04                      (B)  20 hours a week in a one-month period;                                                        
05                 (2)  has received the training required under AS 47.17.022; and                                         
06                 (3)  has signed a form acknowledging that the coach is required to                                      
07       report child abuse or neglect under this section.                                                                 
08    * Sec. 22. AS 47.17.022(b) is amended to read:                                                                     
09            (b)  Each department of the state and school district that employs persons                                   
10       required to report abuse or neglect of children shall provide                                                     
11                 (1)  initial training required by this section to each new employee                                     
12       within 45 days after the first day [DURING THE EMPLOYEE'S FIRST SIX                                           
13       MONTHS] of employment, and to any existing employee who has not received                                          
14       equivalent training; and                                                                                          
15                 (2)  [AT LEAST ONCE EVERY FIVE YEARS,] appropriate in-                                                  
16       service training required by this section as determined by the department or school                               
17       district.                                                                                                         
18    * Sec. 23. AS 47.17.022 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                             
19            (e)  Each school district that provides training under this section shall provide                            
20       notice to public and private schools located in the school district of the availability of                        
21       the training and invite volunteers who are required to report abuse or neglect of                                 
22       children under AS 47.17.020 to participate in the training at no cost to the volunteer.                           
23    * Sec. 24. AS 47.17.290(1) is amended to read:                                                                     
24                 (1)  "athletic coach" means                                                                         
25                      (A)  [INCLUDES] a paid leader or assistant of a sports team; or                            
26                      (B)  a volunteer leader or assistant of a sports team who                                      
27            volunteers as a leader or assistant of a sports team for more than four                                  
28            hours a week;                                                                                            
29    * Sec. 25. AS 14.03.075(a), 14.03.075(b), 14.03.075(c), 14.03.075(e)(1);                                           
30 AS 14.07.165(a)(5), 14.07.165(b); AS 14.30.070(a), and 14.30.120 are repealed.                                          
31    * Sec. 26. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
01 read:                                                                                                                   
02       ALASKA SAFE CHILDREN'S ACT TASK FORCE. (a) The Alaska Safe Children's                                             
03 Act Task Force is created in the Department of Education and Early Development for the                                  
04 purpose of providing recommendations to the Department of Education and Early                                           
05 Development regarding model curricula for use by school districts. The task force shall                                 
06 provide recommendations for age-appropriate model curricula and teacher training materials                              
07 related to                                                                                                              
08            (1)  suicide prevention training required under ch. 34, SLA 2012, and                                        
09 AS 14.30.362, enacted by sec. 15 of this Act;                                                                           
10            (2)  sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness training and prevention required                              
11 under AS 14.30.355, enacted by sec. 14 of this Act;                                                                     
12            (3)  dating violence and abuse awareness training and prevention required                                    
13 under AS 14.30.356, enacted by sec. 14 of this Act;                                                                     
14            (4)  alcohol and drug related disabilities training required for teachers and staff                          
15 under AS 14.20.680, as amended by sec. 12 of this Act; and                                                              
16            (5)  alcohol and drug abuse education described under AS 14.30.360.                                          
17       (b)  The task force consists of 10 members as follows:                                                            
18            (1)  two senators appointed by the president of the senate;                                                  
19            (2)  two representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of                                            
20 representatives;                                                                                                        
21            (3)  the commissioner of education and early development or the                                              
22 commissioner's designee;                                                                                                
23            (4)  the chair of the state Board of Education and Early Development or the                                  
24 chair's designee;                                                                                                       
25            (5)  the executive director of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                   
26 Assault established under AS 18.66.010 or the executive director's designee;                                            
27            (6)  the executive director of the Alaska children's trust established under                                 
28 AS 37.14.200 or the executive director's designee;                                                                      
29            (7)  the executive director of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council                                      
30 established under AS 44.29.300 or the executive director's designee; and                                                
31            (8)  a representative from the Rasmuson Foundation.                                                          
01       (c)  The legislative members of the task force described in (b)(1) and (2) of this                                
02 section are ex officio members. The voting members of the task force shall select the chair of                          
03 the task force.                                                                                                         
04       (d)  The task force shall, not later than June 30, 2016, provide the Department of                                
05 Education and Early Development with the recommendations for model curricula and teacher                                
06 training materials described in (a) of this section.                                                                    
07       (e)  The task force shall meet as frequently as necessary to carry out its                                        
08 responsibilities.                                                                                                       
09       (f)  The staff of the Department of Education and Early Development shall provide                                 
10 administrative and other support to the task force.                                                                     
11       (g)  The task force expires June 30, 2016.                                                                        
12    * Sec. 27. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
13 read:                                                                                                                   
14       APPLICABILITY. AS 14.20.020(k), enacted by sec. 10 of this Act, applies to teacher                                
15 certificates issued on or after the effective date of sec. 10 of this Act. A teacher certificate                        
16 issued before the effective date of sec. 10 of this Act may not be renewed on or after the                              
17 effective date of sec. 10 of this Act unless the teacher has completed the training required                            
18 under AS 14.20.020(k), enacted by sec. 10 of this Act.                                                                  
19    * Sec. 28. Sections 1, 4, 10, 14, and 20 - 24 of this Act take effect June 30, 2017.                               
20    * Sec. 29. Section 25 of this Act takes effect June 30, 2016.                                                      
21    * Sec. 30. Section 15 of this Act takes effect July 1, 2016.