00 HOUSE BILL NO. 68
01 "An Act relating to the preparation, electronic distribution, and posting of reports by
02 state agencies."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 44.62.175(a) is amended to read:
05 (a) The lieutenant governor shall develop and supervise the Alaska Online
06 Public Notice System, to be maintained on the state's site on the Internet. The
07 lieutenant governor shall prescribe the form of notices posted on the system by state
08 agencies. The Alaska Online Public Notice System must include
09 (1) notices of proposed actions given under AS 44.62.190(a);
10 (2) notices of state agency meetings required under AS 44.62.310(e),
11 even if the meeting has been held;
12 (3) notices of solicitations to bid issued under AS 36.30.130;
13 (4) notices of state agency requests for proposals issued under
14 AS 18.55.255, 18.55.320; AS 36.30.210; AS 37.05.316; AS 38.05.120; and
01 AS 43.40.010;
02 (5) executive orders and administrative orders issued by the governor;
03 (6) written delegations of authority made by the governor or the head
04 of a principal department under AS 44.17.010;
05 (7) the text or a summary of the text of a regulation or order of repeal
06 of a regulation for which notice is given under AS 44.62.190(a), including an
07 emergency regulation or repeal regardless of whether it has taken effect;
08 (8) notices required by AS 44.62.245(b) regarding an amended version
09 of a document or other material incorporated by reference in a regulation;
10 (9) a summary of the text of recently issued published opinions of the
11 attorney general;
12 (10) a list of vacancies on boards, commissions, and other bodies
13 whose members are appointed by the governor;
14 (11) in accordance with AS 39.52.240(h), advisory opinions of the
15 attorney general; [AND]
16 (12) notices required by AS 26.30.010(d) and (e) regarding
17 applications for military facility zones; and
18 (13) reports of state agencies, if required under AS 44.99.250.
19 * Sec. 2. AS 44.99 is amended by adding new sections to read:
20 Article 3A. Distribution of Agency Reports.
21 Sec. 44.99.250. Electronic distribution and posting. (a) A state agency that
22 produces and distributes a report shall, if the agency has the technological capability to
23 do so, provide copies electronically and post the report on the Alaska Online Public
24 Notice System (AS 44.62.175). An agency may not produce print copies of reports
25 except as
26 (1) required
27 (A) under AS 14.56.120;
28 (B) by agreement; or
29 (C) by federal law; or
30 (2) requested under AS 44.99.260 or specifically approved by the head
31 of a state agency or the head's designee.
01 (b) Except as provided in (a) of this section, electronic distribution and
02 electronic posting on the Alaska Online Public Notice System (AS 44.62.175) fulfills
03 any obligation in state law to publish, prepare, or present a report, and electronic
04 distribution fulfills any obligation in state law to submit a report.
05 Sec. 44.99.260. Print copy requests. A person may obtain a print copy of a
06 report from the state library distribution and data access center under AS 14.56.170.
07 Sec. 44.99.270. Graphic design for reports. Notwithstanding AS 44.99.200,
08 when preparing reports, a state agency may not hire contractors to provide
09 photographs or graphics unless
10 (1) no agency employee qualified to perform the work is available; or
11 (2) the agency would use fewer state resources by hiring a contractor.
12 Sec. 44.99.290. Definitions. In AS 44.99.250 - 44.99.290,
13 (1) "report" means an official document that a state agency is required
14 by law to prepare and distribute to the legislature or the public without a specific
16 (2) "state agency" means a department, institution, board, commission,
17 division, authority, public corporation, committee, or other administrative unit of the
18 executive branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, the Alaska
19 Railroad Corporation, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, and the Alaska
20 Housing Finance Corporation.