HB 379: "An Act establishing an office of citizenship assistance in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 379 01 "An Act establishing an office of citizenship assistance in the Department of Labor and 02 Workforce Development." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 23.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 23.05.125. Office of citizenship assistance. (a) The office of 06 citizenship assistance is established in the office of the commissioner. The office shall 07 (1) provide employment information and referrals to services for legal 08 aliens, including employment services, such as job placement services, and 09 information about how labor unions, administrative agencies, and court actions may be 10 used to deal with claims or charges of job discrimination, illegal termination of 11 employment, sexual harassment, and unsafe working conditions; and 12 (2) advise the commissioner on 13 (A) improving employment opportunities for legal aliens; 14 (B) preventing employment discrimination against legal aliens;
01 and 02 (C) cooperating with state and federal agencies to accomplish 03 the office's mission. 04 (b) In this section, "legal alien" means an individual who resides in Alaska, is 05 not a citizen of the United States, and is in compliance with the individual's federal 06 visa requirements.