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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 2                                                                                                           
01 Relating to a voluntary preference for members of the national guard and veterans by private                            
02 employers.                                                                                                              
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04    * Section 1. AS 18.80.200 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                             
05            (c)  Nothing in this chapter is intended to prohibit a private employer from                                 
06       granting an employment preference to a member of the national guard or a veteran                                  
07       when hiring an employee. In this subsection,                                                                      
08                 (1)  "member of the national guard" means a person presently serving                                    
09       as a member in good standing in the national guard;                                                               
10                 (2)  "veteran" means a person who was discharged under honorable                                        
11       conditions from service in                                                                                        
12                      (A)  the armed forces of the United States;                                                        
13                      (B)  a reserve unit of the armed forces of the United States;                                      
14                      (C)  the Alaska Territorial Guard;                                                                 
01                      (D)  the Alaska Army National Guard;                                                               
02                      (E)  the Alaska Air National Guard; or                                                             
03                      (F)  the Alaska Naval Militia.                                                                     
04    * Sec. 2. AS 23 is amended by adding a new chapter to read:                                                          
05       Chapter 55. Employment of Members of the National Guard and Veterans.                                             
06            Sec. 23.55.010. National guard member and veteran hiring preference                                          
07       allowed. A private employer may grant an employment preference to a member of the                                 
08       national guard or a veteran when hiring an employee. In this section,                                             
09                 (1)  "member of the national guard" means a person presently serving                                    
10       as a member in good standing in the national guard;                                                               
11                 (2)  "veteran" means a person who was discharged under honorable                                        
12       conditions from service in                                                                                        
13                      (A)  the armed forces of the United States;                                                        
14                      (B)  a reserve unit of the armed forces of the United States;                                      
15                      (C)  the Alaska Territorial Guard;                                                                 
16                      (D)  the Alaska Army National Guard;                                                               
17                      (E)  the Alaska Air National Guard; or                                                             
18                      (F)  the Alaska Naval Militia.                                                                     
19    * Sec. 3. AS 39.25.159(f)(3) is amended to read:                                                                     
20                 (3)  "member of the national guard" means a person who                                                  
21                      (A)  is presently serving as a member in good standing in [OF]                                 
22            the national guard; or                                                                                     
23 (B)  was released from service in the national guard under                                                            
24 honorable conditions [ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD AND WHO HAS AT                                                            
25 LEAST EIGHT YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE ALASKA NATIONAL                                                                     
26            GUARD];                                                                                                      
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