HCS CSSB 45(FIN): "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee."
00 HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.56 is amended by adding a new section to article 6 to read: 04 Sec. 11.56.870. Hindering the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. 05 (a) A person commits hindering the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee if the 06 person intentionally (1) fails to give, or (2) directs, orders, threatens, restrains, coerces, 07 forces, or prevents another person from giving, full cooperation to the legislative 08 auditor or the legislative fiscal analyst in assembling or furnishing requested 09 information to the committee or its staff, and the person did not reasonably believe 10 that the action or failure to act was legally justified. 11 (b) Hindering the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee is a violation, 12 punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 24.20.201 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 14 (c) The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee may delegate the powers 15 authorized by (a)(2) of this section to the legislative fiscal analyst and the legislative
01 auditor. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 39.25.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 03 (b) Unless a waiver is granted by the commissioner of administration, an 04 appointing authority may not appoint a person to state service if the person has been 05 convicted under AS 11.56.870. Before granting a waiver under this subsection, the 06 commissioner shall give notice in writing to the Legislative Budget and Audit 07 Committee of the intent to grant a waiver. 08 * Sec. 4. AS 39.25.080(b) is amended to read: 09 (b) The following information is available for public inspection, subject to 10 reasonable regulations on the time and manner of inspection: 11 (1) the names and position titles of all state employees; 12 (2) the position held by a state employee; 13 (3) prior positions held by a state employee; 14 (4) whether a state employee is in the classified, partially exempt, or 15 exempt service; 16 (5) the dates of appointment and separation of a state employee; 17 [AND] 18 (6) the compensation authorized for a state employee; and 19 (7) whether a state employee has been dismissed or disciplined for 20 a violation of AS 39.25.160(l) (interference or failure to cooperate with the 21 Legislative Budget and Audit Committee). 22 * Sec. 5. AS 39.25.160 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 23 (l) A state employee may not intentionally (1) fail to give, or (2) direct, order, 24 threaten, restrain, coerce, force, or prevent another person from giving, full 25 cooperation to the legislative auditor or the legislative fiscal analyst in assembling or 26 furnishing requested information to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee or its 27 staff if the person did not reasonably believe that the action or failure to act was 28 legally justified. Violation of this section constitutes just cause for dismissal or other 29 appropriate disciplinary action. 30 * Sec. 6. AS 39.90.140(3) is amended to read: 31 (3) "matter of public concern" means
01 (A) a violation of a state, federal, or municipal law, regulation, 02 or ordinance; 03 (B) a danger to public health or safety; 04 (C) gross mismanagement, a substantial waste of funds, or a 05 clear abuse of authority; [OR] 06 (D) a matter accepted for investigation by the office of the 07 ombudsman under AS 24.55.100 or 24.55.320; or 08 (E) interference or any failure to cooperate with an audit or 09 other matter within the authority of Legislative Budget and Audit 10 Committee; 11 * Sec. 7. AS 24.20.201(a)(9) and 24.20.206(1) are repealed.