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HB 262: "An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for certain nonresident professionals; and relating to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 262                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to temporary courtesy licenses for certain nonresident professionals;                                  
02 and relating to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic                                                     
03 Development."                                                                                                           
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 08.01.063 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                            
06            (e)  The department shall prepare an annual report that describes, for the                                   
07       previous fiscal year, information on temporary courtesy licenses issued under this                                
08       section, including                                                                                                
09                 (1)  expedited application procedures;                                                                  
10                 (2)  progress made toward implementing regulations for the licenses,                                    
11       changes to regulations made to accommodate the needs of military spouses, and any                                 
12       plans for future regulations;                                                                                     
13                 (3)  the number and type of the licenses that have been issued; and                                     
14                 (4)  the department's efforts to inform each board authorized to issue a                                
01 temporary courtesy license under this section and the military community in the state                                   
02       about the licenses.                                                                                               
03 (f)  The department shall submit the report prepared under (e) of this section to                                       
04 the Joint Armed Services Committee on or before the first day of each regular session                                   
05 of the legislature. In addition, the department shall consolidate the two most recent                                   
06 reports and submit a biennial report to the legislature on or before the first day of the                               
07 first regular session of each legislature. The department shall deliver a copy of the                                   
08 biennial report to the senate secretary and the chief clerk of the house of                                             
09       representatives and notify the legislature that the report is available.                                          
10 (g)  The department shall annually produce and distribute to each board                                                 
11 authorized to issue a temporary courtesy license under this section informational                                       
12 materials for the purpose of improving the board's knowledge of the licenses, the                                       
13 application process, and best practices in providing applicant support. The department                                  
14 shall encourage the boards to designate a single employee to serve as the point of                                      
15 contact for public information and inquiries related to temporary courtesy licenses for                                 
16       military spouses.