HCS SB 244(STA): "An Act providing that, during the governor's term of office, the duty station of the governor is the state capital, and prohibiting payment of certain travel allowances for use of the governor's personal residence."
00 HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 244(STA) 01 "An Act providing that, during the governor's term of office, the duty station of the 02 governor is the state capital, and prohibiting payment of certain travel allowances for 03 use of the governor's personal residence." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 39.20.060 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 39.20.060. Exclusion of governor and lieutenant governor from 07 personnel laws. Except as provided in (b) of this section with respect to the 08 calculation and payment of travel allowances to the governor, and 09 notwithstanding [NOTWITHSTANDING] the provisions of any other law, the 10 governor and lieutenant governor are not considered employees of the state for the 11 purpose of state personnel laws relating to hours of employment, annual leave, sick 12 leave, overtime, compensatory time, and travel allowances. This section does not 13 deprive the governor and lieutenant governor of the right to participate in the state 14 retirement system or in state group insurance plans.
01 * Sec. 2. AS 39.20.060 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (b) For purposes of calculation and payment of travel allowances due the 03 governor during the governor's term of office, 04 (1) notwithstanding the governor's residence in another location, the 05 governor's duty station, defined as the location where the governor spends the major 06 portion of time assigned to fulfill the duties of the office, is considered to be the state 07 capital; and 08 (2) the governor is not entitled to, and may not claim as a travel 09 allowance, a lodging allowance, when staying in the governor's personal residence 10 while in travel status away from the governor's designated duty station. 11 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 12 read: 13 PROVISIONS OF ACT MADE EXPRESSLY APPLICABLE. In consideration of the 14 requirement of AS 39.20.070, the amendment of AS 39.20.060 by sec. 1 of this Act and the 15 enactment of AS 39.20.060(b) by sec. 2 of this Act expressly modify laws applicable to the 16 calculation and payment of certain benefits that apply to the governor.