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HB 231: "An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 231                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; and providing                                     
02 for an effective date."                                                                                                 
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 16.43.060 is amended to read:                                                                      
05            Sec. 16.43.060. Compensation. Members of the commission are in the exempt                                  
06       service and are entitled to a monthly salary equal to a step in Range 24 [27] of the                          
07       salary schedule in AS 39.27.011.                                                                                  
08    * Sec. 2. AS 16.43.080(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
09            (a)  The commission may employ those persons necessary to carry out the                                      
10       purposes of this chapter. [EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMISSION ARE IN THE                                                 
11       EXEMPT SERVICE UNDER AS 39.25.110.]                                                                               
12    * Sec. 3. AS 39.25.110(11)(D) is repealed.                                                                       
13    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
14 read:                                                                                                                   
01 TRANSITION: ASSIGNMENT OF EXISTING STAFF MEMBERS OF THE                                                                 
02 ALASKA COMMERCIAL FISHERIES ENTRY COMMISSION. Employees employed as                                                     
03 staff members of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission as of the effective date                              
04 of this Act are assigned to the classified service in accordance with AS 16.43.080, as amended                          
05 by sec. 2 of this Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, staff members of the Alaska                          
06 Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission employed as of the effective date of this Act                                     
07            (1)  shall immediately be appointed to the classified service;                                               
08            (2)  may not have a reduction in pay                                                                         
09                 (A)  solely because of the assignment described in this section; or                                     
10                 (B)  if the employee is assigned to a position in the classified service                                
11       that is classified at a lower rate of pay than that received when the position was                                
12       assigned to the exempt service.                                                                                   
13    * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).