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
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).