Enrolled HB 63: Relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled HB 63 01 Relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; and providing for an 02 effective date. 03 _______________ 04 * Section 1. AS 18.66.020 is amended to read: 05 Sec. 18.66.020. Membership, terms, vacancies, and disqualification. (a) The 06 council consists of 07 (1) four public members [THREE PERSONS] appointed by the 08 governor, one of whom shall be from a rural area; the governor may consult 09 [AFTER CONSULTATION] with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and 10 Sexual Assault, a nonprofit corporation, in appointing the public members under 11 this paragraph; the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault shall 12 submit a list to the governor of persons recommended for appointment; 13 (2) the commissioner of public safety or the designee of the 14 commissioner of public safety;
01 (3) the commissioner of health and social services or the designee of 02 the commissioner of health and social services; 03 (4) the commissioner of education and early development or the 04 designee of the commissioner of education and early development; [AND] 05 (5) the attorney general or the designee of the attorney general; and 06 (6) the commissioner of corrections or the designee of the 07 commissioner of corrections. 08 (b) The term of office of a public member appointed under (a)(1) of this 09 section is three [TWO] years. A public member appointed under (a)(1) of this section 10 serves at the pleasure of the governor and may not serve more than two consecutive 11 terms. A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment 12 by the governor. The governor may consult [AFTER CONSULTATION] with the 13 Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on an appointment of a 14 public member made under this subsection. 15 (c) A person who receives compensation from or is an employee of the State 16 of Alaska or a domestic violence, sexual assault, or crisis intervention or prevention 17 program may not be appointed as a public member of [TO] the council. 18 * Sec. 2. AS 18.66.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 19 (d) In this section, "rural area" means a community with a population of 7,500 20 or less that is not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks or with a 21 population of 3,500 or less that is connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks. 22 * Sec. 3. AS 18.66.040 is amended to read: 23 Sec. 18.66.040. Meetings and quorum. The council shall meet at least four 24 times a year. At least one meeting each year shall include a statewide public 25 teleconference hearing. The time and place of a meeting shall be set by the presiding 26 officer or by three members who submit a written request for a meeting to the 27 presiding officer. Five [FOUR] members of the council constitute a quorum. 28 * Sec. 4. AS 18.66.050 is amended to read: 29 Sec. 18.66.050. Duties of the council. The council shall 30 (1) hire an executive director, and the executive director may hire staff; 31 the executive director is [AND STAFF ARE] in the exempt service under
01 AS 39.25.110 and staff members are in the classified service under AS 39.25.100; 02 (2) elect one of its members as presiding officer; 03 (3) in consultation with authorities in the field, develop, implement, 04 maintain, and monitor domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and 05 prevention programs, including educational programs, films, and school curricula on 06 the cause, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault; 07 (4) coordinate services provided by the Department of Law, the 08 Department of Education and Early Development, the Department of Public Safety, 09 the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Corrections, and 10 other state agencies and community groups dealing with domestic violence, sexual 11 assault, and crisis intervention and prevention, and provide technical assistance as 12 requested by those state agencies and community groups; 13 (5) develop and implement a standardized data collection system on 14 domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and prevention; 15 (6) conduct public hearings and studies on issues relating to violence, 16 including domestic violence and sexual assault, and on issues relating to the role of 17 crisis intervention and prevention; 18 (7) receive and dispense state and federal money and award grants and 19 contracts from appropriations for the purpose to qualified local community entities for 20 domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention and prevention programs; 21 (8) oversee and audit domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis 22 intervention and prevention programs that receive money under this chapter; 23 (9) provide fiscal and technical assistance to plan, organize, 24 implement, and administer domestic violence, sexual assault, and crisis intervention 25 and prevention programs; 26 (10) make an annual report to the governor on the activities of the 27 council, plans of the council for new services and programs, and concerns of the 28 council, including recommendations for legislation necessary to carry out the purposes 29 of this chapter; the council shall notify the legislature that the report is available; 30 (11) adopt regulations in accordance with AS 44.62 (Administrative 31 Procedure Act) to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to protect the health,
01 safety, well-being, and privacy of persons receiving services financed with grants or 02 contracts under this chapter; 03 (12) consult with the Department of Health and Social Services in the 04 formulation of standards and procedures for the delivery of services to victims of 05 domestic violence by health care facilities and practitioners of healing arts and 06 personnel in those facilities as required in AS 18.66.300; 07 (13) consult with the Alaska Police Standards Council and other police 08 training programs in the state to develop training programs regarding domestic 09 violence for police officers and for correction, probation, and parole officers; 10 (14) consult with public employers, the Alaska Supreme Court, school 11 districts, and prosecuting authorities who are required by AS 18.66.300 - 18.66.310 to 12 provide continuing education courses in domestic violence to employees. 13 * Sec. 5. AS 39.25.110(38) is amended to read: 14 (38) the executive director [AND STAFF] of the Council on Domestic 15 Violence and Sexual Assault established under AS 18.66.010; 16 * Sec. 6. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 17 read: 18 ADDITION OF MEMBER TO THE COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND 19 SEXUAL ASSAULT AND EXTENSION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS' TERMS. (a) The 20 governor shall appoint a new member to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual 21 Assault under AS 18.66.020(a)(1), as amended by sec. 1 of this Act, within 30 days after this 22 Act takes effect. 23 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the term of office of each public 24 member of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault serving under 25 AS 18.66.020(a)(1) on the effective date of this section shall be extended one year. 26 * Sec. 7. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 27 read: 28 TRANSITION: ASSIGNMENT OF EXISTING STAFF MEMBERS OF THE 29 COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. Employees employed 30 as staff members of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as of the effective 31 date of this Act are assigned to the classified service in accordance with AS 18.66.050, as
01 amended by sec. 4 of this Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, staff members of 02 the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault employed as of the effective date of 03 this Act 04 (1) shall immediately be appointed to the classified service; 05 (2) may not have a reduction in pay 06 (A) solely because of the assignment described in this section; or 07 (B) if the employee is assigned to a position in the classified service 08 that is classified at a lower rate of pay than that received when the position was 09 assigned to the exempt service. 10 * Sec. 8. This Act takes effect July 1, 2009.