SB 186 AM: "An Act relating to state agency publications."
00SENATE BILL NO. 186 am 01 "An Act relating to state agency publications." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 44.99.200 is repealed and reenacted to read: 04 Sec. 44.99.200. PRODUCTION OF PUBLICATIONS. The publications of a 05 state agency shall be produced at a facility located in the state when practicable. The 06 Department of Administration shall establish standards for the production of 07 publications by state agencies, except that the Board of Regents of the University of 08 Alaska shall establish the standards for the university. The standards shall be designed 09 to promote simplicity, low cost, and consistency. The standards shall also be designed 10 to promote the maximum use of private sector printing facilities located in the state 11 when the use of private sector printing facilities is the least expensive alternative. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 44.99.210 is amended to read: 13 Sec. 44.99.210. DISCLOSURES ON PUBLICATION. If [A PUBLICATION 14 OF A STATE AGENCY IS EXEMPTED UNDER AS 44.99.200(a) FROM BEING
01 PRODUCED AT A STATE-OPERATED FACILITY AND IF] the actual annual costs 02 for a [THE] publication of a state agency that are paid from the general fund exceed 03 $1,500, the publication must include a statement that gives the name of the agency 04 releasing the publication, the purpose of the publication, the cost for each copy of the 05 publication, and the city and state where the printing was done. The statement must 06 read: "This publication was released by . . . (name of state agency) . . ., produced at 07 a cost of $ . . . . . per copy to . . . (statement of purpose) . . ., and printed in . . . . . 08 . (city and state where printed)." If the publication is required by law, the statement 09 must also include: "This publication is required by . . . (appropriate citation to Alaska 10 law)." The statement may include, if applicable, a declaration of the revenue raised 11 by the sale of the publication or from the purchase of advertising in the publication. 12 The statement shall be printed in one conspicuous place in the body of the publication 13 in a type size that is not smaller than eight points and shall be placed in a box 14 composed of at least one point rule. In this section, "cost for each copy" means the 15 figure that results after dividing the total cost of producing the publication by the 16 number of copies produced. This section does not apply to a publication that is 17 intended primarily for foreign or other out-of-state use. 18 * Sec. 3. AS 44.99.240(2) is amended to read: 19 (2) "state agency" means 20 [(A)] a department, institution, board, commission, division, 21 authority, public corporation, or other administrative unit of the executive 22 branch[, INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA] and the Alaska 23 Railroad Corporation[; 24 (B) A COMMITTEE, DIVISION, OR ADMINISTRATIVE 25 UNIT OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, INCLUDING THE ALASKA 26 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE LEADERSHIP OF EACH HOUSE, AND 27 THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN; 28 (C) AN ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT OF THE JUDICIAL 29 BRANCH, INCLUDING THE ALASKA JUDICIAL COUNCIL AND THE 30 COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT]. 31 * Sec. 4. AS 44.99.230 is repealed.