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SB 138: "An Act relating to per diem allowances for legislators during regular or special legislative sessions."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 138                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to per diem allowances for legislators during regular or special                                       
02 legislative sessions."                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 24.10.130 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                            
05            (d)  The policy adopted by the Alaska Legislative Council under (c) of this                                  
06       section must set a per diem allowance that                                                                        
07                 (1)  is based on the federal rate of per diem established by the United                                 
08       States Department of Defense;                                                                                     
09                 (2)  does not exceed, during a regular session of the legislature,                                      
10                      (A)  for a legislator whose principal place of residence is more                                   
11            than 100 miles from the boundary of the capital city,                                                        
12                           (i)  80 percent of the federal rate for the first 90 days;                                    
13                 and                                                                                                     
14                           (ii)  65 percent of the federal rate during the 91st                                          
01                 through 121st day and during an extension of a regular session                                          
02                 authorized by art. II, sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska;                                     
03                      (B)  for a legislator whose principal place of residence is  more                                  
04            than 50 miles, but not more than 100 miles, from the boundary of the capital                                 
05            city,                                                                                                        
06                           (i)  50 percent of 80 percent of the federal rate during                                      
07                 the first 90 days; and                                                                                  
08                           (ii)  50 percent of 65 percent of the federal rate during                                     
09                 the 91st through 121st day and during an extension of a regular session                                 
10                 authorized by art. II, sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska;                                     
11                 (3)  does not exceed, during a special session of the legislature,                                      
12 (A)  for a legislator whose principal place of residence is more                                                        
13 than 100 miles from the boundary of the municipality where the special session                                          
14            of the legislature is convened,                                                                              
15                           (i)  80 percent of the federal rate; or                                                       
16 (ii)  during a calendar year in which the legislature has                                                               
17 not passed a fully funded state operating budget by the 121st legislative                                               
18 day and during an extension of a regular session authorized by art. II,                                                 
19 sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska, 50 percent of 80 percent of                                                
20                 the federal rate;                                                                                       
21 (B)  for a legislator whose principal place of residence is more                                                        
22 than 50 miles, but not more than 100 miles, from the boundary of the                                                    
23            municipality where the special session of the legislature is convened,                                       
24                           (i)  50 percent of 80 percent of the federal rate; or                                         
25 (ii)  during a calendar year in which the legislature has                                                               
26 not passed a fully funded state operating budget by the 121st legislative                                               
27 day and during an extension of a regular session authorized by art. II,                                                 
28 sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska, 25 percent of 80 percent of                                                
29                 the federal rate.                                                                                       
30 (e)  In setting the per diem allowance under (c) of this section, the policy                                            
31 adopted by the Alaska Legislative Council must provide that a legislator may not be                                     
01       paid per diem for a regular or special session of the legislature if the legislator's                             
02       principal place of residence is 50 miles or less from the boundary of the municipality                            
03       where that regular or special session is convened.