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HB 322: "An Act limiting employee compensation for certain officers and employees in the exempt service; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 322                                                                          
01 "An Act limiting employee compensation for certain officers and employees in the                                        
02 exempt service; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 39.25.110 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                            
05            (b)  Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person who holds a position                                 
06       in the exempt service under (a) of this section may not be paid a monthly base salary                             
07       that exceeds the monthly base salary paid to the governor.  This subsection does not                              
08       apply to                                                                                                          
09                 (1)  the president of the University of Alaska;                                                         
10                 (2)  the president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and                                    
11       up to three officers or employees of the corporation designated by the corporation;                               
12                 (3)  petroleum engineers and petroleum geologists employed in a                                         
13       professional capacity by the Department of Natural Resources;                                                     
14                 (4)  justices, judges, and magistrates of the judicial branch;                                          
01                 (5)  officers and employees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation;                                   
02                 (6)  the state medical examiner appointed under AS 12.65.015.                                           
03            (c)  If the governor determines it is in the best interest of the state to make an                           
04       exception to the limitation in (b) of this section for a particular executive branch                              
05       position in the exempt service, the governor shall deliver a report to the senate                                 
06       secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify the legislature                          
07       that the report is available. The report must include a description of the position and                           
08       the salary the governor recommends.                                                                               
09    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
10 read:                                                                                                                   
11       APPLICABILITY. AS 39.25.110(b) and (c), enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, apply to                                   
12 contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this Act.                                                      
13    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2016.