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SB 13: "An Act relating to the salary and per diem of members of the legislature."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 13                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the salary and per diem of members of the legislature."                                             
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 24.10.100 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
04 (b)  Unless, within the first 90 consecutive days of a regular legislative session,                                     
05 including the day the legislature first convenes in that regular session, a bill has been                               
06 passed by the legislature that fully funds an operating budget, a member of the                                         
07 legislature is not eligible for a salary after that 90-day period until the first day after a                           
08 bill has been passed by the legislature that fully funds an operating budget or the first                               
09 day of the next regular legislative session, whichever occurs earlier. In this subsection,                              
10       "passed by the legislature" has the meaning given in AS 01.10.070.                                                
11    * Sec. 2. AS 24.10.130(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
12 (b)  Legislators and officers and employees of the legislative branch of                                                
13 government may be entitled to a per diem allowance; however, if a bill that fully                                   
14 funds an operating budget has not, within the first 90 consecutive days of a                                        
15 regular legislative session, including the day the legislature first convenes in that                               
01 regular session, been passed by the legislature, a member of the legislature is not                                 
02 entitled to a daily per diem allowance for a day the legislature is in session after                                
03 that 90-day period until the first day after a bill that fully funds an operating                                   
04 budget is passed by the legislature or the first day of the next regular legislative                                
05 session, whichever occurs earlier. In this subsection, "passed by the legislature"                                  
06       has the meaning given in AS 01.10.070.                                                                        
07    * Sec. 3. AS 24.10.130(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
08 (c)  The Alaska Legislative Council shall adopt a policy in accordance with (b)                                     
09 of this section and AS 39.23.540(d) regarding reimbursement for moving expenses                                     
10 [APPLICABLE TO ALL LEGISLATORS] and payment of a [AN APPLICABLE]                                                    
11 per diem allowance [POLICY]. The policy must apply to all members of the                                            
12 legislature equally and must set conditions for the reimbursement for moving                                        
13 expenses and payment of per diem and prescribe the amounts of reimbursement                                             
14       adapted to the special needs of the legislative branch as determined by the council.                              
15    * Sec. 4. AS 39.23.540(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
16 (d)  The commission shall make available to the governor and presiding                                                  
17 officers of each house of the legislature a final report of its findings and                                            
18 recommendations as to the rate and form of compensation, benefits, and allowances                                       
19 for legislators, the governor, the lieutenant governor, and each principal executive                                    
20 department head during the first 10 days of a legislative session. Subject to                                           
21 AS 24.10.100(b), 24.10.130(b), and (g) of this section, and unless a bill disapproving                          
22 all the recommendations for all officers listed in this section is enacted into law within                              
23 60 days after the recommendations are submitted to the governor and presiding                                           
24 officers of each house of the legislature, a recommendation as to the compensation,                                     
25       benefits, and allowances for                                                                                      
26 (1)  a legislator has the force of law and becomes effective on the first                                               
27       day of the next regular legislative session; and                                                                  
28 (2)  the governor, the lieutenant governor, and each principal executive                                                
29 department head has the force of law and becomes effective on the first day of the                                      
30       fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the recommendation is submitted.