SB 36: "An Act relating to electronic publication of certain municipal notices and to publication and electronic distribution of reports by state agencies."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 36 01 "An Act relating to electronic publication of certain municipal notices and to 02 publication and electronic distribution of reports by state agencies." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 29.45.020(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) If a municipality levies and collects property taxes, the governing body 06 shall provide the following notice: 07 "NOTICE TO TAXPAYER 08 For the current fiscal year the (city)(borough) has been allocated the 09 following amount of state aid for school and municipal purposes under 10 the applicable financial assistance Acts: 11 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING PROGRAM (AS 14.17) $ 12 STATE AID FOR RETIREMENT OF SCHOOL $ 13 CONSTRUCTION DEBT (AS 14.11.100) 14 COMMUNITY REVENUE SHARING PROGRAM $
01 (AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879) 02 TOTAL AID $ 03 The millage equivalent of this state aid, based on the dollar value of a 04 mill in the municipality during the current assessment year and for the 05 preceding assessment year, is: 06 MILLAGE EQUIVALENT 07 PREVIOUS YEAR THIS YEAR 08 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 09 PROGRAM ASSISTANCE 10 STATE AID FOR RETIREMENT . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 11 OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION 12 DEBT 13 COMMUNITY REVENUE . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 14 SHARING PROGRAM 15 TOTAL MILLAGE EQUIVALENT . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS" 16 Notice shall be provided by 17 (1) furnishing a copy of the notice with tax statements mailed for the 18 fiscal year for which aid is received; or 19 (2) publishing in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality 20 a copy of the notice once each week for a period of three successive weeks, with 21 publication to occur not later than 45 days after the final adoption of the municipality's 22 budget; instead of newspaper publication, a municipality may by ordinance 23 provide for electronic publication by posting the notice for three consecutive 24 weeks on a municipal Internet website accessible to the public. 25 * Sec. 2. AS 29.45.330(a) is amended to read: 26 (a) A municipality shall 27 (1) annually present a petition for judgment and a certified copy of the 28 foreclosure list for the previous year's delinquent taxes in the superior court for 29 judgment; 30 (2) publish the foreclosure list for four consecutive weeks in a 31 newspaper of general circulation distributed in the municipality, on a municipal
01 Internet website accessible to the public, or, if there is no newspaper of general 02 circulation distributed in the municipality and no municipal Internet website, post 03 the list at three public places for at least 30 days; 04 (3) within 10 days after the first publication or posting, mail to the last 05 known owner of each property as the owner's name and address appear on the list a 06 notice advising of the foreclosure proceeding in which a petition for judgment of 07 foreclosure has been filed and describing the property and the amount due as stated on 08 the list. 09 * Sec. 3. AS 29.45.440(a) is amended to read: 10 (a) At least 30 days before the expiration of the redemption period the clerk or 11 the clerk's designee shall publish a redemption period expiration notice. The notice 12 must contain the date of judgment, the date of expiration of the period of redemption, 13 and a warning that all properties ordered sold under the judgment, unless redeemed, 14 shall be deeded to the municipality immediately on expiration of the period of 15 redemption and that every right or interest of a person in the properties will be 16 forfeited forever to the municipality. The notice appears once a week for four 17 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation distributed in the 18 municipality or on a municipal Internet website accessible to the public. If there is 19 no newspaper of general circulation distributed in the municipality and no municipal 20 Internet website, the notice is posted in three public places for at least four 21 consecutive weeks. The clerk shall send a copy of the notice by certified mail to each 22 record owner of property against which a judgment of foreclosure has been taken and, 23 if the assessed value of the property is more than $10,000, to all holders of mortgages 24 or other liens of record on the property. The notice shall be mailed within five days 25 after the first publication. The mailing shall be sufficient if mailed to the property 26 owner and to the holder of a mortgage or recorded lien at the last address of record. 27 * Sec. 4. AS 44.62.175(a) is amended to read: 28 (a) The lieutenant governor shall develop and supervise the Alaska Online 29 Public Notice System, to be maintained on the state's site on the Internet. The 30 lieutenant governor shall prescribe the form of notices posted on the system by state 31 agencies. The Alaska Online Public Notice System must include
01 (1) notices of proposed actions given under AS 44.62.190(a); 02 (2) notices of state agency meetings required under AS 44.62.310(e), 03 even if the meeting has been held; 04 (3) notices of solicitations to bid issued under AS 36.30.130; 05 (4) notices of state agency requests for proposals issued under 06 AS 18.55.255, 18.55.320; AS 36.30.210; AS 37.05.316; AS 38.05.120; and 07 AS 43.40.010; 08 (5) executive orders and administrative orders issued by the governor; 09 (6) written delegations of authority made by the governor or the head of 10 a principal department under AS 44.17.010; 11 (7) the text or a summary of the text of a regulation or order of repeal 12 of a regulation for which notice is given under AS 44.62.190(a), including an 13 emergency regulation or repeal regardless of whether it has taken effect; 14 (8) notices required by AS 44.62.245(b) regarding an amended version 15 of a document or other material incorporated by reference in a regulation; 16 (9) a summary of the text of recently issued published opinions of the 17 attorney general; 18 (10) a list of vacancies on boards, commissions, and other bodies 19 whose members are appointed by the governor; 20 (11) in accordance with AS 39.52.240(h), advisory opinions of the 21 attorney general; [AND] 22 (12) notices required by AS 26.30.010(d) and (e) regarding applications 23 for military facility zones; and 24 (13) reports of state agencies, if required under AS 44.99.250. 25 * Sec. 5. AS 44.99 is amended by adding new sections to read: 26 Article 3A. Distribution of Agency Reports. 27 Sec. 44.99.250. Electronic distribution and posting. (a) A state agency that 28 produces and distributes a report shall, if the agency has the technological capability to 29 do so, provide copies electronically and post the report on the Alaska Online Public 30 Notice System (AS 44.62.175). An agency may not produce print copies of reports 31 except as
01 (1) required 02 (A) under AS 14.56.120; 03 (B) by agreement; or 04 (C) by federal law; or 05 (2) requested under AS 44.99.260 or specifically approved by the head 06 of a state agency or the head's designee. 07 (b) Except as provided in (a) of this section, electronic distribution and 08 electronic posting on the Alaska Online Public Notice System (AS 44.62.175) fulfills 09 any obligation in state law to publish, prepare, or present a report, and electronic 10 distribution fulfills any obligation in state law to submit a report. 11 Sec. 44.99.260. Print copy requests. A person may obtain a print copy of a 12 report from the state library distribution and data access center under AS 14.56.170. 13 Sec. 44.99.270. Graphic design for reports. Notwithstanding AS 44.99.200, 14 when preparing reports, a state agency may not hire contractors to provide 15 photographs or graphics unless 16 (1) no agency employee qualified to perform the work is available; or 17 (2) the agency would use fewer state resources by hiring a contractor. 18 Sec. 44.99.290. Definitions. In AS 44.99.250 - 44.99.290, 19 (1) "report" means an official document that a state agency is required 20 by law to prepare and distribute to the legislature or the public; 21 (2) "state agency" means a department, institution, board, commission, 22 division, authority, public corporation, committee, or other administrative unit of the 23 executive branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, the Alaska 24 Railroad Corporation, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, and the Alaska 25 Housing Finance Corporation.