HB 33: "An Act relating to the location of the convening of the legislature in regular session; and providing for an effective date."

00HOUSE BILL NO. 33 01 "An Act relating to the location of the convening of the legislature in regular 02 session; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 24.05.090 is amended to read: 05  Sec. 24.05.090. REGULAR SESSIONS. The legislature shall convene in the 06 Matanuska-Susitna Borough [AT THE CAPITAL] each year on the second Monday 07 in January at 10:00 a.m.; however, following a gubernatorial election year, the 08 legislature shall convene on the third Monday in January at 10:00 a.m. The legislative 09 council shall arrange for an appropriate location in the Matanuska-Susitna 10 Borough for each regular session. Except as provided in this section, each 11 legislature shall have a duration of two years and shall consist of a "First Regular 12 Session" that [WHICH] shall meet in the odd-numbered years and a "Second Regular 13 Session" that [WHICH] shall meet in the even-numbered years and any special session 14 or sessions that [WHICH] the governor or legislature may find necessary to call.

01 * Sec. 2. AS 24.10.030 is amended to read: 02  Sec. 24.10.030. CHIEF CLERK AND SENATE SECRETARY. Each house 03 shall select from outside its membership a person of known stenographic and 04 administrative ability to serve as chief administrative clerk; a chief clerk in the house 05 of representatives and a secretary in the senate. When nominated and elected in 06 conformity with the uniform rules, they continue to serve for the duration of the 07 legislature at the pleasure of the house to which assigned. Pending the organization 08 of a new legislature, they may continue to serve at the request and direction of the 09 legislative council until their respective houses formally reappoint or replace them. 10 The chief clerk and senate secretary are responsible for the performance of duties 11 provided for by law, the uniform rules, and orders of the house. They may be 12 requested to report to the legislative council for duty for a period not to exceed two 13 weeks immediately preceding the convening of the session and shall remain at the 14 location of the session [CAPITAL] until the completion of their work relating to that 15 session as [IS] determined by the director of the council. 16 * Sec. 3. AS 24.10.130 is amended to read: 17  Sec. 24.10.130. LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION. A member of the 18 legislature is entitled to reimbursement for the expense of moving between the 19 member's place of residence and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough [THE CAPITAL 20 CITY] for the purpose of attending a regular session of the legislature. Reimbursement 21 shall be as provided by regulations covering state employees adopted by the 22 commissioner of administration under AS 39.20.160. 23 * Sec. 4. AS 24.45.041(b) is amended to read: 24  (b) The registration form prescribed by the commission must include 25  (1) the lobbyist's full name and complete permanent residence and 26 business address and telephone number, as well as any temporary residential and 27 business address and telephone number in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough [THE 28 STATE CAPITAL] during a regular legislative session; 29  (2) the full name and complete address of each person by whom the 30 lobbyist is retained or employed; 31  (3) whether the person from whom the lobbyist receives compensation

01 employs the person solely as a lobbyist or whether the person is a regular employee 02 performing other services for the employer that [WHICH] include but are not limited 03 to the influencing of legislative or administrative action; 04  (4) the nature or form of the lobbyist's compensation for engaging in 05 lobbying, including salary, fees, or reimbursement for expenses received in 06 consideration for, or directly in support of or in connection with, the influencing of 07 legislative or administrative action; 08  (5) a general description of the subjects or matters on which the 09 registrant expects to lobby or to engage in the influencing of legislative or 10 administrative action; 11  (6) the full name and complete address of the person, if other than the 12 registrant, who has custody of the accounts, books, papers, bills, receipts, and other 13 documents required to be maintained under this chapter. 14 * Sec. 5. AS 24.45.041(e) is amended to read: 15  (e) Within 45 days after the convening of each regular session of the 16 legislature, the commission shall publish a directory of registered lobbyists, containing 17 the information prescribed in (b) of this section for each lobbyist and the photograph, 18 if any, furnished by a lobbyist under (c) of this section. From time to time thereafter 19 the commission shall publish those supplements to the directory that in the 20 commission's judgment may be necessary. The directory shall be made available to 21 public officials and to the public at the following locations: a public place adjacent to 22 the legislative chambers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough [THE STATE CAPITOL 23 BUILDING], the office of the lieutenant governor, the legislative reference library of 24 the Legislative Affairs Agency, and the commission's central office. 25 * Sec. 6. AS 24.50.010 is amended to read: 26  Sec. 24.50.010. ANNUAL STUDENT GUESTS. The legislature may each 27 year while in session serve as host to one member of each high school in the state for 28 a stay of one week [IN THE CAPITAL] to observe and learn the legislative process. 29 * Sec. 7. AS 24.50.040 is amended to read: 30  Sec. 24.50.040. ESSAY CONTEST. Before leaving [THE STATE CAPITAL], 31 each legislative guest hosted under AS 24.50.010 shall prepare and submit to the

01 director of the Legislative Affairs Agency a paper of not less than 1,000 words entitled 02 "The Legislature Should . . . . . . . . . .". Each paper shall be examined and judged as 03 to content by the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of 04 representatives, the minority leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the house. 05 The author of the paper determined best by majority vote shall receive a one-year 06 scholarship to the University of Alaska. 07 * Sec. 8. This Act applies beginning with the convening of the First Session of the 08 Nineteenth Alaska State legislature. 09 * Sec. 9. This Act takes effect July 1, 1994.