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2019-04-05 House Journal

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HB 48                                                                                                                         
The following, which was held from the April 3 calendar (page 452),                                                             
was read the second time:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 48                                                                                                          
     "An Act removing from the exempt service of the state persons                                                              
     who are employed in a professional capacity to make a temporary                                                            

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     or special inquiry, study, or examination as authorized by the                                                             
     governor and including those persons in the partially exempt                                                               
     service of the state."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
with the:                                                     Journal Page                                                      
                                                                                                                                
 L&C RPT 3DP 1NR 375                                                                                                            
 FN1: ZERO(ADM) 376                                                                                                             
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) NT 7DP 4NR 406                                                                                                 
 FN1: ZERO(ADM) 407                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                  
the following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original                                                           
bill:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 48(FIN)                                                                                              
     "An Act removing from the exempt service of the state persons                                                              
     who are employed in a professional capacity to make a temporary                                                            
     or special inquiry, study, or examination as authorized by the                                                             
     governor and including those persons in the partially exempt                                                               
     service of the state; repealing the authority of the governor or a                                                         
     designee of the governor to authorize higher pay than is otherwise                                                         
     allowable for certain partially exempt employees in the executive                                                          
     branch; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Pruitt and Eastman:                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, lines 1 - 4 (title amendment):                                                                                          
     Delete "removing from the exempt service of the state persons                                                            
who are employed in a professional capacity to make a temporary                                                               
or special inquiry, study, or examination as authorized by the                                                                
governor and including those persons in the partially exempt                                                                  
service of the state"                                                                                                         
     Insert "relating to compensation for certain public officials,                                                           
officers, and employees who are not covered by a collective                                                                   
bargaining agreement"                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Page 1, following line 7:                                                                                                       
     Insert new bill sections to read:                                                                                          
"* Section 1. AS 18.56.070 is amended to read:                                                                                
         Sec. 18.56.070. Director and employees [PERSONNEL]                                                                 
     exempt from state Personnel Act. The executive director and                                                          
     employees [PERSONNEL] of the corporation are in the exempt                                                         
     service under [FROM] AS 39.25.                                                                                         
   * Sec. 2. AS 24.10.060(c) is amended to read:                                                                              
         (c)  Except as provided in (e) of this section for hourly                                                              
     employees, all employees of the legislature are employed subject                                                           
     to                                                                                                                         
              (1)  classification and wage plans, including pay                                                             
     increments comparable to pay increments under                                                                          
     AS 39.27.011(h), based on the merit principle and adapted to the                                                       
     special needs of the legislature; and                                                                                      
              (2)  the general state laws regarding leave and retirement.                                                       
   * Sec. 3. AS 31.25.065 is amended to read:                                                                                 
         Sec. 31.25.065. Director and employees [PERSONNEL]                                                                 
     exempt from State Personnel Act. The executive director and                                                          
     employees [PERSONNEL] of the corporation are in the exempt                                                         
     service under [EXEMPT FROM] AS 39.25.                                                                                  
   * Sec. 4. AS 39.25.110(11) is amended to read:                                                                             
              (11)  the executive director [OFFICERS] and employees                                                         
     of the following boards, commissions, and authorities:                                                                     
                  (A)  [REPEALED                                                                                                
                  (B)]  Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation;                                                                      
                  (B) [(C)]  Alaska Industrial Development and Export                                                       
         Authority;                                                                                                             
                  (C) [(D)]  Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry                                                              
         Commission;                                                                                                            
                  (D) [(E)]  Alaska Commission on Postsecondary                                                             
         Education;                                                                                                             
                  (E) [(F)]  Alaska Aerospace Corporation;                                                                  
                  (F) [(G) REPEALED                                                                                         
                  (H)]  Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and                                                              
         subsidiaries of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation;                                                        
                  (G)  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation;                                                                  
                  (H)  Alaska Energy Authority;                                                                             
   * Sec. 5. AS 39.25.110(18) is amended to read:                                                                             
              (18)  the executive director and employees of the                                                             

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     Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute;                                                                                        
   * Sec. 6. AS 39.25.110(26) is amended to read:                                                                             
              (26)  professionally credentialed investment officers [IN                                                     
     THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE];                                                                                                
   * Sec. 7. AS 39.25.110 is amended by adding new subsections to                                                             
read:                                                                                                                           
         (b)  The maximum salary of a position under (a) of this                                                                
     section, except for (a)(1) - (3) and (a)(40), is $300,000 a year.                                                         
         (c)  An agency or department with an exempt position in (a)                                                            
     of this section may adopt a salary schedule for the position. The                                                          
     agency or department shall submit the salary schedule to the                                                               
       director of the office of management and budget for approval.                                                           
         (d)  A salary increase and bonus for an exempt position not                                                            
     subject to an approved salary schedule under (c) of this section                                                           
     must be approved by the director of the office of management and                                                           
     budget."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 8:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "Section 1"                                                                                                       
     Insert "Sec. 8"                                                                                                          
     Delete "a new paragraph"                                                                                                   
     Insert "new paragraphs"                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Page 1, line 10, following "governor":                                                                                          
     Insert ";                                                                                                                  
              (23)  labor relations analysts in the Department of                                                               
     Administration"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 2:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "sec. 2"                                                                                                            
     Insert "sec. 9"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Page 2, line 3:                                                                                                                 
     Delete "sec. 2"                                                                                                            
     Insert "sec. 9"                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                

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There was objection.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Claman moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 be tabled to the April 8 calendar.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Eastman objected and withdrew the objection.  There                                                              
being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was tabled.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The Speaker stated that, without objection, CSHB 48(FIN) would be                                                               
held in second reading to the April 8 calendar.