SCS CSHB 63(STA): "An Act relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault."
00 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 63(STA) 01 "An Act relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 18.66.020 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 18.66.020. Membership, terms, vacancies, and disqualification. (a) The 05 council consists of 06 (1) four public members [THREE PERSONS] appointed by the 07 governor, one of whom shall be from a rural area; the governor may consult 08 [AFTER CONSULTATION] with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and 09 Sexual Assault, a nonprofit corporation, in appointing the public members under 10 this paragraph; the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault shall 11 submit a list to the governor of persons recommended for appointment; 12 (2) the commissioner of public safety or the designee of the 13 commissioner of public safety; 14 (3) the commissioner of health and social services or the designee of 15 the commissioner of health and social services;
01 (4) the commissioner of education and early development or the 02 designee of the commissioner of education and early development; [AND] 03 (5) the attorney general or the designee of the attorney general; and 04 (6) the commissioner of corrections or the designee of the 05 commissioner of corrections. 06 (b) The term of office of a public member appointed under (a)(1) of this 07 section is three [TWO] years. A public member appointed under (a)(1) of this section 08 serves at the pleasure of the governor and may not serve more than two consecutive 09 terms. A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment 10 by the governor. The governor may consult [AFTER CONSULTATION] with the 11 Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on an appointment of a 12 public member made under this subsection. 13 (c) A person who receives compensation from or is an employee of the State 14 of Alaska or a domestic violence, sexual assault, or crisis intervention or prevention 15 program may not be appointed as a public member of [TO] the council. 16 * Sec. 2. AS 18.66.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 17 (d) In this section, "rural area" means a community with a population of 7,500 18 or less that is not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks or with a 19 population of 3,500 or less that is connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks. 20 * Sec. 3. AS 18.66.040 is amended to read: 21 Sec. 18.66.040. Meetings and quorum. The council shall meet at least four 22 times a year. At least one meeting each year shall include a statewide public 23 teleconference hearing. The time and place of a meeting shall be set by the presiding 24 officer or by three members who submit a written request for a meeting to the 25 presiding officer. Five [FOUR] members of the council constitute a quorum. 26 * Sec. 4. AS 18.66.050 is amended to read: 27 Sec. 18.66.050. Duties of the council. The council shall 28 (1) hire an executive director, and the executive director may hire staff; 29 the executive director and staff are in the exempt service under AS 39.25.110; 30 (2) elect one of its members as presiding officer; 31 (3) in consultation with authorities in the field, develop, implement,
01 maintain, and monitor domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and 02 prevention programs, including educational programs, films, and school curricula on 03 the cause, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault; 04 (4) coordinate services provided by the Department of Law, the 05 Department of Education and Early Development, the Department of Public Safety, 06 the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Corrections, and 07 other state agencies and community groups dealing with domestic violence, sexual 08 assault, and crisis intervention and prevention, and provide technical assistance as 09 requested by those state agencies and community groups; 10 (5) develop and implement a standardized data collection system on 11 domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and prevention; 12 (6) conduct public hearings and studies on issues relating to violence, 13 including domestic violence and sexual assault, and on issues relating to the role of 14 crisis intervention and prevention; 15 (7) receive and dispense state and federal money and award grants and 16 contracts from appropriations for the purpose to qualified local community entities for 17 domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and prevention programs; 18 (8) oversee and audit domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis 19 intervention and prevention programs that receive money under this chapter; 20 (9) provide fiscal and technical assistance to plan, organize, implement 21 and administer domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and 22 prevention programs; 23 (10) make an annual report to the governor on the activities of the 24 council, plans of the council for new services and programs, and concerns of the 25 council, including recommendations for legislation necessary to carry out the purposes 26 of this chapter; the council shall notify the legislature that the report is available; 27 (11) adopt regulations in accordance with AS 44.62 (Administrative 28 Procedure Act) to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to protect the health, 29 safety, well-being, and privacy of persons receiving services financed with grants or 30 contracts under this chapter; 31 (12) consult with the Department of Health and Social Services in the
01 formulation of standards and procedures for the delivery of services to victims of 02 domestic violence by health care facilities and practitioners of healing arts and 03 personnel in those facilities as required in AS 18.66.300; 04 (13) consult with the Alaska Police Standards Council and other police 05 training programs in the state to develop training programs regarding domestic 06 violence for police officers and for correction, probation, and parole officers; 07 (14) consult with public employers, the Alaska Supreme Court, school 08 districts, and prosecuting authorities who are required by AS 18.66.300 - 18.66.310 to 09 provide continuing education courses in domestic violence to employees. 10 * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 11 read: 12 ADDITION OF MEMBER TO THE COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND 13 SEXUAL ASSAULT AND EXTENSION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS' TERMS. (a) The 14 governor shall appoint a new member to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual 15 Assault under AS 18.66.020(a)(1), as amended by sec. 1 of this Act, within 30 days after this 16 Act takes effect. 17 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the term of office of each public 18 member of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault serving under 19 AS 18.66.020(a)(1) on the effective date of this section shall be extended one year.