00 HOUSE BILL NO. 241
01 "An Act relating to the per diem of members of the legislature; and providing for an
02 effective date."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 24.10.130(b) is amended to read:
05 (b) Legislators and officers and employees of the legislative branch of
06 government may be entitled to a per diem allowance; however, if a bill that fully
07 funds an operating budget has not, within the first 90 consecutive days of a
08 regular legislative session, including the day the legislature first convenes in that
09 regular session, been passed by the legislature, a member of the legislature is not
10 entitled to a daily per diem allowance for a day the legislature is in session after
11 that 90-day period until the first day after a bill that fully funds an operating
12 budget is passed by the legislature or the first day of the next regular legislative
13 session, whichever occurs earlier. In this subsection, "passed by the legislature"
14 has the meaning given in AS 01.10.070.
01 * Sec. 2. AS 24.10.130(c) is amended to read:
02 (c) The Alaska Legislative Council shall adopt a policy in accordance with (b)
03 of this section and AS 39.23.540(d) regarding reimbursement for moving expenses
04 [APPLICABLE TO ALL LEGISLATORS] and payment of a [AN APPLICABLE]
05 per diem allowance [POLICY]. The policy must apply to all members of the
06 legislature equally and must set conditions for the reimbursement for moving
07 expenses and payment of per diem and prescribe the amounts of reimbursement
08 adapted to the special needs of the legislative branch as determined by the council.
09 * Sec. 3. AS 39.23.540(d) is amended to read:
10 (d) The commission shall make available to the governor and presiding
11 officers of each house of the legislature a final report of its findings and
12 recommendations as to the rate and form of compensation, benefits, and allowances
13 for legislators, the governor, the lieutenant governor, and each principal executive
14 department head during the first 10 days of a legislative session. Subject to
15 AS 24.10.130(b) and (g) of this section, and unless a bill disapproving all the
16 recommendations for all officers listed in this section is enacted into law within 60
17 days after the recommendations are submitted to the governor and presiding officers
18 of each house of the legislature, a recommendation as to the compensation, benefits,
19 and allowances for
20 (1) a legislator has the force of law and becomes effective on the first
21 day of the next regular legislative session; and
22 (2) the governor, the lieutenant governor, and each principal executive
23 department head has the force of law and becomes effective on the first day of the
24 fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the recommendation is submitted.
25 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 10, 2018.