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SB 128: "An Act requiring legislative approval for certain state charges, rentals, and fees related to aviation; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 128                                                                         
01 "An Act requiring legislative approval for certain state charges, rentals, and fees related                             
02 to aviation; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
05 to read:                                                                                                                
06 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. The legislature finds that, because of the vast                                                   
07 geographical size of the state and the limited road system in the state, affordable aircraft travel                     
08 in the state is an essential transportation network that is tremendously important to the                               
09 socioeconomic well-being of the state's communities and the health of the state's citizens.                             
10    * Sec. 2. AS 02.15.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
11            (d)  Notwithstanding AS 44.42.020(b)(5), after the effective date of this Act,                               
12       the department may not increase a charge, rental, or fee or impose a new charge,                                  
13       rental, or fee under this title without first obtaining legislative approval.                                     
14    * Sec. 3. AS 02.15.090 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
01            (j)  After the effective date of this Act, the commissioner may not increase a                               
02       charge, rental, or fee or impose a new charge, rental, or fee under (a), (h), or (i) of this                      
03       section without first obtaining legislative approval.                                                             
04    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).