CSHB 416(STA): "An Act relating to fees or assessment of costs for certain services provided by state government, including hearing costs related to the real estate surety fund, fees for authorization to operate a postsecondary educational institution or for an agent's permit to perform services for a postsecondary educational institution, fees of the State Commission on Human Rights, administrative fees for self-insurers in workers' compensation, fees for evaluating or auditing applications for exploration incentive credits, fees for the use of state marine and harbor facilities, business license fees, fees for activities related to coastal zone management, fees for training relating to management of hazardous substances and emergency management response, fees for regulation of pesticides and broadcast chemicals, and fees for subdivision plans for sewage waste disposal or treatment; and providing for an effective date."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 416(STA) 01 "An Act relating to fees or assessment of costs for certain services provided 02 by state government, including hearing costs related to the real estate surety 03 fund, fees for authorization to operate a postsecondary educational institution or 04 for an agent's permit to perform services for a postsecondary educational 05 institution, fees of the State Commission on Human Rights, administrative fees 06 for self-insurers in workers' compensation, fees for evaluating or auditing 07 applications for exploration incentive credits, fees for the use of state marine 08 and harbor facilities, business license fees, fees for activities related to coastal 09 zone management, fees for training relating to management of hazardous 10 substances and emergency management response, fees for regulation of pesticides 11 and broadcast chemicals, and fees for subdivision plans for sewage waste 12 disposal or treatment; and providing for an effective date." 13 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 14 * Section 1. AS 08.88.472(a) is amended to read:
01 (a) The [WHEN AN AWARD IS MADE FROM THE REAL ESTATE 02 SURETY FUND UNDER AS 08.88.470, THE] commission may charge to the real 03 estate surety fund the costs of a hearing on a claim for reimbursement held under 04 AS 08.88.465. The commission shall deposit into the real estate surety fund 05 amounts [AS 08.88.071 OR 08.88.465. AMOUNTS SUBSEQUENTLY] recovered 06 [BY THE COMMISSION] for these costs from the licensee under AS 08.88.071(b) or 07 from other parties under AS 08.88.490 [SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE REAL 08 ESTATE SURETY FUND]. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 14.48.090 is repealed and reenacted to read: 10 Sec. 14.48.090. FEES. The commission shall adopt regulations that establish 11 the amount and manner of payment of application fees, authorization or permit fees, 12 renewal fees, investigation fees, and all other fees as appropriate for the authorization 13 to operate under AS 14.48.070 and the agent's permit for services under AS 14.48.080. 14 * Sec. 3. AS 18.80.060(b) is amended to read: 15 (b) In addition to other powers and duties prescribed by this chapter, the 16 commission may 17 (1) delegate to the executive director all powers and duties given it by 18 this chapter except the duties and powers given it by AS 18.80.120 and 18.80.130; 19 (2) call upon the departments and agencies of the state, with the 20 approval of the governor, for cooperation and assistance in carrying out this chapter; 21 (3) hold hearings under AS 18.80.120; 22 (4) establish the amount and manner of payment of fees for 23 education and training services and information and materials that the 24 commission provides to public and private organizations and other persons. 25 * Sec. 4. AS 23.30.090 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 26 (b) An employer authorized as a self-insurer, except the state and political 27 subdivisions of the state, shall pay to the department, for administrative services 28 provided by the department, a fee of four percent of the total amount reported in the 29 report filed by the employer under AS 23.30.155(m) for the preceding calendar year. 30 The board shall adopt regulations establishing the procedures for payment of the fee 31 under this subsection. The department shall transfer the fees collected under this
01 subsection to the Department of Revenue for deposit in the state treasury. 02 (c) In this section, "total amount reported" means the total of all temporary 03 total disability payments, temporary partial disability payments, permanent partial 04 disability payments, permanent partial impairment payments, permanent total disability 05 payments, medical benefits, reemployment benefits, death benefits, attorney fees, 06 litigation costs, penalties, interest, and other payments paid by the employer and 07 reported in the employer's annual report filed under AS 23.30.155(m). 08 * Sec. 5. AS 27.30 is amended by adding a new section to read: 09 Sec. 27.30.095. FEES. The commissioner may charge a fee for direct costs 10 incurred by the department in evaluating or auditing an application to certify the credit 11 authorized under AS 27.30.010, including the cost of contractors selected by the 12 commissioner to assist in the evaluation or audit. The fee may not exceed $500 for 13 each application covering one or more years if the amount claimed in the application 14 is $1,000,000 or less. The fee may not exceed $1,000 for each application covering 15 one or more years if the amount claimed is more than $1,000,000. 16 * Sec. 6. AS 35.10 is amended by adding a new section to article 2 to read: 17 Sec. 35.10.121. MARINE AND HARBOR FACILITY FEES. (a) The 18 department may establish fees, by regulation, for the use of state marine or harbor 19 facilities that provide for all reasonable costs of management, operation, maintenance, 20 and replacement of those facilities. 21 (b) A municipality that leases a state marine or harbor facility under 22 AS 35.10.120 shall, by ordinance and in accordance with the lease, establish and 23 collect reasonable fees for the use of those facilities. At minimum, the fees may not 24 be less than the fees established by the department for that type of facility under (a) 25 of this section. The municipality shall establish, by ordinance, a separate account into 26 which those fees shall be deposited. The municipality shall disburse money from the 27 account in accordance with the lease and applicable law. 28 * Sec. 7. AS 43.70.030(a) is amended to read: 29 (a) The license fee for each business is $75 for a two-year period [$25 PER 30 YEAR]. 31 * Sec. 8. AS 44.19.145(a)(11) is amended to read:
01 (11) render, on behalf of the state, all federal consistency 02 determinations and certifications authorized by 16 U.S.C. 1456 (Sec. 307, Coastal Zone 03 Management Act of 1972), and each conclusive state consistency determination when 04 a project requires a permit, lease, or authorization from two or more state resource 05 agencies; the office may adopt regulations to charge fees for services provided 06 under this paragraph. 07 * Sec. 9. AS 44.35.040 is amended to read: 08 Sec. 44.35.040. FEES FOR CERTAIN TRAINING. The Department of Military 09 and Veterans' Affairs may adopt regulations establishing reasonable fees for training 10 provided by the department to persons relating to emergency management response. 11 Regulations adopted under this section must establish [THE TRANSPORTATION, 12 STORAGE, OR OTHER MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, AND 13 ESTABLISHING] procedures for the collection of the fees. 14 * Sec. 10. AS 44.46.025(a) is amended to read: 15 (a) The Department of Environmental Conservation may adopt regulations that 16 prescribe reasonable fees, and establish procedures for the collection of the fees, to 17 cover the applicable direct costs, not including travel, of inspections, permit 18 preparation and administration, plan review and approval, and other services provided 19 by the department relating to 20 (1) agriculture and animals under AS 03.05; food, drugs, and cosmetics 21 under AS 17.20; and public accommodations and facilities under AS 18.35; 22 (2) certificates of inspection for motor vehicles under AS 46.14.400 or 23 46.14.510; 24 (3) sewerage system and treatment works and wastewater disposal 25 systems, and drinking water systems, under AS 46.03.720; 26 (4) [REPEALED 27 (5) REPEALED 28 (6)] water and wastewater operator training under AS 46.30; 29 (5) [(7)] control of solid waste facilities under AS 46.03.020(10) and 30 46.03.100; 31 (6) [(8)] certification of laboratories conducting environmental analyses
01 of public drinking water systems or of oil or hazardous substances, or conducting other 02 analyses required by the department; 03 (7) [(9)] certification of federal permits or authorizations under 33 04 U.S.C. 1341, sec. 401 (Clean Water Act); 05 (8) regulation of pesticides and broadcast chemicals under 06 AS 46.03.320 and 46.03.330; 07 (9) subdivision plans for sewage waste disposal or treatment 08 submitted under AS 46.03.090. 09 * Sec. 11. TRANSITIONAL PROVISION: ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS. The state 10 agencies affected by this Act may proceed to adopt regulations necessary to implement the 11 changes made by secs. 2 - 10 of this Act, respectively. The regulations take effect under 12 AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the respective effective dates of 13 secs. 2 - 10 of this Act. 14 * Sec. 12. TRANSITIONAL PROVISION: TEMPORARY FEE SCHEDULE FOR 15 CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL 16 INSTITUTIONS AND AGENTS. Until a new fee schedule is adopted by regulation to 17 implement the changes made by sec. 2 of this Act, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary 18 Education, or its successor state agency, may charge the fees set out in the following schedule 19 for an authorization to operate an institution in this state and for an agent's permit related to 20 activities for postsecondary educational institutions: 21 (1) authorization to operate $100; 22 (2) renewal of authorization to 23 operate $100; 24 (3) an agent's permit $ 50; 25 (4) renewal of an agent's permit $ 50. 26 * Sec. 13. Section 11 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c). 27 * Sec. 14. Sections 1 - 3, 5, 6, 8 - 10, and 12 of this Act take effect July 1, 1996. 28 * Sec. 15. Sections 4 and 7 of this Act take effect January 1, 1997.