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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 221                                                                                                         
01 Relating to the duties of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; relating to a                               
02 statewide workforce and education-related statistics program; relating to information obtained                          
03 by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and providing for an effective date.                              
04                           _______________                                                                               
05    * Section 1. AS 14.42.030(e) is amended to read:                                                                     
06            (e)  The commission may                                                                                      
07                 (1)  adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act)                                    
08       to                                                                                                                
09                      (A)  carry out the purposes of                                                                     
10                           (i)  AS 14.43.091 - 14.43.849, 14.43.990, AS 14.44, and                                       
11                 AS 14.48; [AND]                                                                                         
12                           (ii)  AS 14.43.910 and 14.43.920 as they relate to the                                        
13                 purposes of AS 14.43.091 - 14.43.849, 14.43.990, AS 14.44, and                                          
01                 AS 14.48; and                                                                                         
02                           (iii)  AS 14.42.035 and (7) and (8) of this subsection;                                     
03 (B)  ensure compliance with the requirements imposed by state                                                           
04 and federal statutes and regulations governing the guaranty, insurance,                                                 
05 purchase, or other dealings in eligible loans by federal agencies,                                                      
06            instrumentalities, or corporations; and                                                                      
07                      (C)  establish standards for the                                                                   
08                           (i)  administration of hearings conducted under                                               
09                 AS 14.43.153; and                                                                                       
10 (ii)  administrative enforcement of collection orders                                                                   
11                 under AS 14.43.151 - 14.43.155;                                                                         
12 (2)  delegate to the executive director of the commission or a                                                          
13 subcommittee of the commission any duty imposed on or power granted to the                                              
14 commission by this chapter, AS 14.43, AS 14.44, or AS 14.48, except its power to                                        
15 adopt regulations and its duty to consider appeals under AS 14.43.100(b) and                                            
16       AS 14.48.120;                                                                                                     
17 (3)  establish task forces, committees, or subcommittees, not                                                           
18 necessarily consisting of commission members, to advise and assist the commission in                                    
19       carrying out its functions;                                                                                       
20 (4)  contract with or use existing institutions of postsecondary                                                        
21 education or other individuals or organizations to make studies, conduct surveys,                                       
22       submit recommendations, or otherwise contribute to the work of the commission;                                    
23                 (5)  establish fees for the review of an out-of-state institution that                                  
24 (A)  requests approval for participation in the programs under                                                          
25            AS 14.43.091 - 14.43.750, 14.43.990, and AS 14.44; and                                                       
26 (B)  is not accredited by a national or regional accreditation                                                          
27            association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;                                    
28 (6)  collect all fees and costs incurred in collection of the amount owed                                               
29 on a loan or repayment obligation if the loan or repayment obligation becomes                                           
30 delinquent or in default; in this paragraph, fees and costs include attorney fees, court                                
31       costs, and collection fees charged by a collection agency; [AND]                                                  
01                 (7)  if approved by the department, receive and analyze performance                                     
02       data for students in grades kindergarten through 12 and enter into contracts for the                              
03       purpose of assessing education outcomes; and                                                                    
04                 (8)  administer a statewide workforce and education-related                                           
05       statistics program under AS 14.42.035.                                                                          
06    * Sec. 2. AS 14.42.035 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                                 
07 (b)  The commission may maintain a database containing information received                                             
08 under this section, AS 14.42.030(e)(7) and (8), and AS 23.20.110, for the purpose of                                    
09 compiling statewide workforce and education-related statistics and analyzing                                            
10 education and training outcomes. The commission may enter into cooperative                                              
11 agreements with state agencies, the University of Alaska, and other organizations to                                    
12 share data and information related to education and employment. The commission                                          
13       may not provide unit records to the federal government under this subsection.                                     
14 (c)  The commission shall, for the purposes of this section and                                                         
15 AS 14.42.030(e)(7) and (8), remove personally identifiable information, including first                                 
16 name, last name, and middle name, social security number, student identification                                        
17 number, residential address, and mailing address, before placing the information in the                                 
18 database under (b) of this section. The commission is not required to remove the                                        
19       month or year of birth from a record under this subsection.                                                       
20 (d)  In this section, "unit record" means information pertaining to an                                                  
21       individual.                                                                                                       
22    * Sec. 3. AS 23.20.110 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                                
23 (s)  The department may provide information obtained under this chapter to                                              
24       another state agency if                                                                                           
25                 (1)  the disclosure is authorized under 20 C.F.R. 603, as amended;                                      
26 (2)  the disclosure is for the statewide workforce and education-related                                                
27       statistics program described under AS 14.42.035;                                                                  
28 (3)  the department has entered into a written agreement with the                                                       
29 agency receiving the information in which the agency agrees not to disclose the                                         
30       information unless                                                                                                
31 (A)  the subsequent disclosure is for the statewide workforce                                                           
01            and education-related statistics program described under AS 14.42.035; and                                   
02                      (B)  the agency is authorized to make the subsequent disclosure                                    
03            under a written agreement between the agency and the Alaska Commission on                                    
04            Postsecondary Education.                                                                                     
05    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                            
06 read:                                                                                                                   
07       APPLICABILITY. AS 23.20.110(s), enacted by sec. 3 of this Act, applies to                                         
08 information obtained by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development under                                         
09 AS 23.20 before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.                                                           
10    * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                   
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