Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/23/1993 09:10 AM STA

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  SENATOR LEMAN introduced SSHB 196 (STATE EMPLOYMENT VETERANS                 
  PREFERENCE) as the next order of business.                                   
  GEORGE DOZIER, staff  to Representative Pete Kott,  said the                 
  legislation   addresses   veterans   employment   preference                 
  statutes in  the  State of  Alaska.   The  current  statutes                 
  permit  a  total of  10  points  to be  awarded  to disabled                 
  veterans, 10 points to be awarded to former prisoners of war                 
  and five points  to veterans  in general.   Pursuant to  the                 
  existing statute, the points can only be used once to obtain                 
  a  permanent position  and may  not be used  for promotional                 
  HB 196 modifies the existing  veterans preference statute by                 
  permitting veterans to utilize their  points to obtain entry                 
  level permanent positions  more than once.   It retains  the                 
  previous state policy of not  allowing veterans to use their                 
  points  for  obtaining   promotions  within  the  classified                 
  Number 383                                                                   
  MIKE  MCMULLEN,  Division  of Personnel  &  Office  of Equal                 
  Employment Opportunity, Department of Administration, voiced                 
  the  department's support for veteran  hire.  The bill would                 
  expand  existing preference  which currently is  utilized by                 
  about five to six percent of state job applicants.  He added                 
  the bill carries a zero fiscal note.                                         
  Number 397                                                                   
  SENATOR TAYLOR moved  and asked unanimous consent  that SSHB
  196   be   passed   out   of   committee   with   individual                 
  recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                   

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