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HB 18: "An Act relating to the compensation for certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 18                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the compensation for certain public officials, officers, and employees                              
02 not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date."                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 24.10.060(c) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (c)  Except as provided in (e) of this section for hourly employees, all                                     
06       employees of the legislature are employed subject to                                                              
07 (1)  classification and wage plans based on the merit principle and                                                     
08 adapted to the special needs of the legislature, including limitations on pay                                       
09 increments comparable to the limitations on pay increments under                                                    
10       AS 39.27.011(h); and                                                                                          
11                 (2)  the general state laws regarding leave and retirement.                                             
12    * Sec. 2. AS 39.27.011(h) is amended to read:                                                                      
13            (h)  Pay increments, computed at the rate of 3.25 percent of the employee's                                  
14       base salary, shall be provided to the employee after the [AN] employee has remained                       
01 in the final step of [WITHIN] a given range for two, four, nine, or 13 years [, AND                             
02 EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER,] if, at the time the employee becomes eligible                                              
03 for the increment, the employee has worked continuously for the state for the past                                  
04 seven years and the employee's current annual rating by the employee's supervisors is                               
05       designated as "good" or higher.                                                                                   
06    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
07 read:                                                                                                                   
08 APPLICABILITY. AS 24.10.060(c), as amended by sec. 1 of this Act,                                                       
09 AS 39.27.011(h), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, and sec. 4 of this Act apply to contracts                            
10 entered into on or after the effective date of this Act.                                                                
11    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
12 read:                                                                                                                   
13       TRANSITION: APPLICATION OF PAY INCREMENT CHANGES TO CURRENT                                                       
14 EMPLOYEES. An employee who, on the effective date of this Act, has remained in the final                                
15 step of a given range for a period of                                                                                   
16            (1)  13 years or more is not eligible to receive a pay increment under                                       
17 AS 39.27.011(h), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act;                                                                      
18            (2)  less than 13 years is eligible to receive a pay increment under                                         
19 AS 39.27.011(h), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act.                                                                    
20    * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect July 1, 2019.