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SB 215: "An Act streamlining the functions of state government, including authorizing the commissioner of fish and game to award grants for certain resource activities; allowing agents selling fish and game licenses and tags to retain certain compensation; authorizing the Department of Health and Social Services to award grants for certain services for developmentally delayed or disabled children; relating to rabies control and administration of flour and bread standards by the Department of Environmental Conservation; repealing the Athletic Commission, the regulation of boxing and wrestling, the certification of professional geologists, and the Water Resources Board; repealing certain filing statements and bonds for enforcement and collection of certain taxes; and providing for an effective date."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 215                                                                                                     
01 "An Act streamlining the functions of state government, including authorizing the                                       
02 commissioner of fish and game to award grants for certain resource activities;                                          
03 allowing agents selling fish and game licenses and tags to retain certain                                               
04 compensation; authorizing the Department of Health and Social Services to                                               
05 award grants for certain services for developmentally delayed or disabled                                               
06 children; relating to rabies control and administration of flour and bread                                              
07 standards by the Department of Environmental Conservation; repealing the                                                
08 Athletic Commission, the regulation of boxing and wrestling, the certification of                                       
09 professional geologists, and the Water Resources Board; repealing certain filing                                        
10 statements and bonds for enforcement and collection of certain taxes; and                                               
11 providing for an effective date."                                                                                       
12 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
13    * Section 1.  AS 16.05 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                   
14  Sec. 16.05.085.  GRANT AUTHORITY.  The commissioner may award grants                                                  
01 for protecting, maintaining, improving, or extending fish, game, or aquatic plant                                       
02 resources of the state, including making those resources available to the public.  The                                  
03 commissioner may adopt regulations to interpret or implement this section.  In order                                    
04 to recover all or part of the department's costs of administering the grants, the                                       
05 commissioner may charge a fee to grant applicants and may retain up to 10 percent                                       
06 of a grant award.                                                                                                       
07    * Sec. 2.  AS 16.05.390 (a) is amended to read:                                                                      
08  (a) Except as provided in (e) of this section, an agent appointed by the                                              
09 commissioner under AS 16.05.380 to sell licenses and tags is entitled to retain                                       
10   (1)  [RETAIN]  five percent of the fee that is charged for a license or                                              
11 tag or 25 cents for each license or tag sold, whichever is greater; and                                                 
12   (2)  compensation of $50 per year or $1 for each license or tag sold                                                 
13 during the year, whichever is greater.                                                                                  
14    * Sec. 3.  AS 16.05.390(b) is amended to read:                                                                       
15  (b)  Each agent appointed to sell licenses or tags under AS 16.05.380 shall, as                                       
16 directed by the commissioner, transmit the proceeds from the sales of licenses and                                      
17 tags, except the amount authorized to be retained under (a) [(a)(1)] of this section,                                 
18 together with a report of the sales, to the commissioner for deposit in the fish and                                    
19 game fund or the general fund.                                                                                          
20    * Sec. 4.  AS 16.05.390(g) is amended to read:                                                                       
21  (g)  The commissioner may assess a penalty against an agent who does not                                              
22 transmit proceeds within the time allowed under (f) of this section.  The penalty is                                    
23 equal to one and one-half percent of the amount of proceeds due.  The penalty may                                       
24 be assessed for each month or portion of a month that the proceeds are delinquent. [A                                   
25 PENALTY UNDER THIS SUBSECTION SHALL BE WITHHELD FROM THE                                                                
26 AGENT'S COMPENSATION UNDER (a)(2) OF THIS SECTION.]                                                                     
27    * Sec. 5.  AS 43.10.170(b) is amended to read:                                                                       
28  (b)  The service of process shall be made by leaving a copy with the                                                  
29 commissioner of commerce and economic development.  If legal action is instituted                                       
30 against the nonresident taxpayer, the commissioner of commerce and economic                                             
31 development shall immediately notify the nonresident by sending a copy of the process                                   
01 by registered letter to the [POST OFFICE ADDRESS STATED IN THE AFFIDAVIT                                                
02 ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE, OR, IF NO ADDRESS IS                                                          
03 STATED IN THE AFFIDAVIT, TO THE] last known address of the taxpayer.                                                    
04    * Sec. 6.  AS 47.20 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                      
05  Sec. 47.20.075.  GRANT AUTHORITY.  The department may award grants                                                    
06 for covered services to children eligible under this chapter.                                                           
07    * Sec. 7.  AS 47.20.110(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
08  (a) The department shall adopt regulations necessary to implement this chapter,                                       
09 including regulations                                                                                                   
10   (1)  for personnel development, including preservice and in-service                                                  
11 training programs for providers of early intervention services;                                                         
12   (2) to govern resolution of intraagency and interagency disputes about                                               
13 the provision of services under this chapter and the financial responsibility of the                                    
14 respective parties for those services;                                                                                  
15   (3)  that ensure that services are provided to children and their families                                           
16 in a timely manner pending the resolution of disputes among public agencies or service                                  
17 providers;                                                                                                              
18   (4)  providing for due process with respect to the rights of children and                                            
19 parents who are eligible for services under this chapter; the regulations must provide                                  
20 that during the pendency of a complaint about a change in services, the child and                                       
21 family shall continue to receive the prior services unless the state and the family                                     
22 otherwise agree, or, if the complaint relates to an application for initial services, the                               
23 child and family shall receive the services that are not in dispute; and                                              
24   (5)  for the award of grants under this chapter.                                                                   
25    * Sec. 8.  AS 03.05.070; AS 17.07.010, 17.07.020, 17.07.030, 17.07.040, 17.07.050,                                   
26 17.07.060, 17.07.070, 17.07.080, 17.07.090, 17.07.100, and 17.07.200 are repealed.                                      
27    * Sec. 9.  AS 05.05.010, 05.05.020, 05.05.030, 05.05.040; AS 05.10.010, 05.10.020,                                   
28 05.10.030, 05.10.040, 05.10.050, 05.10.060, 05.10.070, 05.10.080, 05.10.090, 05.10.100,                                 
29 05.10.110, 05.10.120, 05.10.130, 05.10.140, 05.10.150, 05.10.160, 05.10.170; AS 08.01.010(3),                           
30 08.01.010(32); AS 08.02.011; AS 46.15.190, 46.15.200, 46.15.210, 46.15.220, 46.15.230, and                              
31 46.15.240 are repealed.                                                                                                 
01    * Sec. 10.  AS 16.05.390(c), 16.05.390(d); AS 43.10.160, 43.10.180, 43.10.190, and                                   
02 43.10.200 are repealed.                                                                                                 
03    * Sec. 11.  TRANSITION:  REGULATIONS.  Notwithstanding secs. 13 and 14 of this Act,                                  
04 the state agencies affected by this Act may proceed to adopt regulations necessary to                                   
05 implement  changes in law enacted by this Act.  The regulations take effect under AS 44.62                              
06 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the respective effective date of the change in                           
07 law in this Act.                                                                                                        
08    * Sec. 12.  Sections 8 and 11 of this Act take effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                             
09    * Sec. 13.  Sections, 1, 6, 7, and 9 of this Act take effect July 1, 1996.                                           
10    * Sec. 14.  Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 of this Act take effect January 1, 1997.