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SB 131: "An Act relating to a separate appropriation bill for operating expenses for public education and establishing a date by which the bill must be passed by the legislature and transmitted to the governor each year; relating to the budget responsibilities of the governor; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 131                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to a separate appropriation bill for operating expenses for public                                     
02 education and establishing a date by which the bill must be passed by the legislature and                               
03 transmitted to the governor each year; relating to the budget responsibilities of the                                   
04 governor; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
06    * Section 1. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to article 2 to read:                                     
07 Sec. 14.17.530.  Appropriations for funding public education. At the time                                             
08 the governor submits the report under AS 37.07.060(b), the governor shall submit to                                     
09 the legislature a separate appropriation bill limited to appropriations to carry out                                    
10       AS 14.17.300 - 14.17.490 for the succeeding fiscal year.  The legislature shall, by                               
11       April 1 of each year, pass and transmit to the governor a bill making appropriations to                           
12       carry out AS 14.17.300 - 14.17.490 for the succeeding fiscal year.                                                
13    * Sec. 2. AS 37.07.020(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
14            (a)  The governor shall prepare a budget for the succeeding fiscal year that                                 
01 must cover all estimated receipts, including all grants, loans, and money received from                                 
02 the federal government and all proposed expenditures of the state government. The                                       
03 budget shall be organized so that the proposed expenditures for each agency are                                         
04 presented separately. The budget must be accompanied by the information required                                        
05 under AS 37.07.050 and by the following separate bills: (1) an appropriation bill                                       
06 authorizing the operating and capital expenditures of the state's integrated                                            
07 comprehensive mental health program under AS 37.14.003(a); (2) an appropriation                                         
08 bill authorizing state operating expenditures other than those included in the state's                                  
09 integrated comprehensive mental health program or in the bill funding public                                        
10 education to carry out AS 14.17.300 - 14.17.490; (3) an appropriation bill                                          
11 authorizing capital expenditures other than those included in the state's integrated                                    
12 comprehensive mental health program; (4) an appropriation bill funding public                                       
13 education to carry out AS 14.17.300 - 14.17.490; and (5) [(4)] a bill or bills covering                         
14 recommendations, if any, in the budget for new or additional revenue. The budget for                                    
15 the succeeding fiscal year and each of the bills shall become public information on                                     
16 December 15, at which time the governor shall submit copies to the legislature and                                  
17 make copies available to the public. The bills, identical in content to the copies                                      
18 released on December 15, shall be delivered to the rules committee of each house                                        
19       before the fourth legislative day of the next regular session for introduction.                                   
20    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 2018.