HB 301: "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Administration; relating to payment of judgment against the state; relating to pre-audit of claims; relating to travel costs and travel outside the state; repealing authorization and administration of the Department of Administration to make advances to the University of Alaska; and repealing the United States savings bond purchase plan."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 301 01 "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Administration; relating to payment 02 of judgment against the state; relating to pre-audit of claims; relating to travel costs and 03 travel outside the state; repealing authorization and administration of the Department 04 of Administration to make advances to the University of Alaska; and repealing the 05 United States savings bond purchase plan." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. AS 09.50.270 is amended to read: 08 Sec. 09.50.270. Payment of judgment against the state. An attachment or 09 execution may not issue against the state. When a final judgment is rendered against 10 the state in an action, the clerk of the court shall immediately transmit a certified copy 11 of the judgment to the Department of Law [ADMINISTRATION] which shall either 12 seek approval for [APPROVE] payment of the judgment against the state if a 13 sufficient appropriation exists for payment, or audit the amount and transmit a copy to
01 the legislature with the recommendation that an appropriation be made for its 02 payment. 03 * Sec. 2. AS 37.05.190 is repealed and reenacted to read: 04 Sec. 37.05.190. Pre-audit of claims. The Department of Administration will 05 provide a financial system that includes the segregation of duties for input certification 06 and authorization of financial transactions with sufficient budgetary controls to avoid 07 spending beyond the approved legal authority. Authorization into the system for users 08 will clearly identify their responsibilities to ensure the claim is in accordance with the 09 law. 10 * Sec. 3. AS 39.20.140(b) is repealed and reenacted to read: 11 (b) The Department of Administration may not reimburse an official or 12 employee or pay for more than the lowest fare for the most direct route to accomplish 13 the business purpose unless the Department of Administration finds that travel at the 14 lowest fare is not in the best interest of the state and authorizes the travel. 15 * Sec. 4. AS 39.20.140(c) is repealed and reenacted to read: 16 (c) When fares other than the lowest fare are authorized under (b) of this 17 section, the approval will be filed with the travel authorization. 18 * Sec. 5. AS 37.10.088; AS 39.40.010 and 39.40.020 are repealed. 19 * Sec. 6. This Act takes effect July 1, 2016.