CSHB 109(RES): "An Act relating to the duties and powers of the attorney general with respect to certain settlements; providing exceptions for certain tax and regulatory matters; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 109(RES) 01 "An Act relating to the duties and powers of the attorney general with respect to certain 02 settlements; providing exceptions for certain tax and regulatory matters; and providing 03 for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 43.05.070 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 06 (c) AS 44.23.020(i) does not apply to the approval of the attorney general 07 under (a) and (b) of this section. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 44.23.020(d) is amended to read: 09 (d) Except as provided in (i) of this section, the [THE] attorney general 10 may, subject to the power of the legislature to enact laws and make appropriations, 11 settle actions, cases, and offenses under (b) of this section. 12 * Sec. 3. AS 44.23.020 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 13 (i) Before finalizing a settlement on a civil action, the attorney general shall 14 determine that the settlement
01 (1) is limited to issues necessary to settle the action; 02 (2) does not include matters unrelated to the action; and 03 (3) does not alter constitutional, statutory, or regulatory procedures 04 required by law. 05 (j) Subsection (i) of this section does not apply to matters under (e) of this 06 section, or to matters related to an oil and gas pipeline or a products pipeline under the 07 jurisdiction of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska or another regulatory agency. 08 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 09 read: 10 APPLICABILITY. AS 44.23.020(d), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, and 11 AS 44.23.020(i), added by sec. 3 of this Act, apply to settlements entered into by the attorney 12 general on or after the effective date of this Act. 13 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).