Enrolled HB 106: Relating to grants to nonprofit regional corporations, and, in certain situations, to municipalities with populations of less than 10,000, for village public safety officers in rural areas; defining "rural area" for the purpose of the village public safety officer program; and authorizing municipalities to accept grants under, and contract with respect to, the village public safety officer program.
00Enrolled HB 106 01 Relating to grants to nonprofit regional corporations, and, in certain situations, to 02 municipalities with populations of less than 10,000, for village public safety officers in rural 03 areas; defining "rural area" for the purpose of the village public safety officer program; and 04 authorizing municipalities to accept grants under, and contract with respect to, the village 05 public safety officer program. 06 _______________ 07 * Section 1. AS 18.65.670(a) is amended to read: 08 (a) There is created in the Department of Public Safety a village public safety 09 officer program to assist local governments and villages through nonprofit regional 10 corporations or municipalities to appoint, train, supervise, and retain persons to serve 11 as village public safety officers to administer functions relative to 12 (1) the protection of life and property in rural areas of the state; and 13 (2) providing probation and parole supervision to persons under
01 supervision by communicating with and monitoring the activities and progress of these 02 persons at the direction of probation and parole officers. 03 * Sec. 2. AS 18.65.670(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) With funds appropriated for that purpose, the commissioner of public 05 safety shall provide grants to nonprofit regional corporations for village public safety 06 officers. If a nonprofit regional corporation for a rural area declines a grant 07 under this subsection, the commissioner may provide the grant to a municipality 08 with a population of less than 10,000 willing to administer the grant for the rural 09 area. Before awarding a grant to a municipality, the commissioner shall consult 10 with the nonprofit regional corporation that declined the grant. The commissioner 11 of public safety shall coordinate with the commissioner of corrections when providing 12 grants under this section, and the commissioners shall jointly execute an agreement 13 with the nonprofit regional corporations or municipalities, as appropriate. 14 * Sec. 3. AS 18.65.670(c) is amended to read: 15 (c) The commissioner of public safety may adopt regulations related to village 16 public safety officers, including minimum standards and training, criteria for 17 community, municipality, or corporation participation, and the interaction between 18 the Department of Public Safety and village public safety officers. The commissioner 19 of corrections may adopt regulations related to the functions of village public safety 20 officers providing probation and parole supervision. 21 * Sec. 4. AS 18.65.670 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 22 (e) In this section, "rural area" means a community with a population of less 23 than 1,000 within 24 (1) the unorganized borough; or 25 (2) a borough, if the community is not connected by road to Anchorage 26 or Fairbanks. 27 * Sec. 5. AS 29.35.010 is amended to read: 28 Sec. 29.35.010. General powers. All municipalities have the following 29 general powers, subject to other provisions of law: 30 (1) to establish and prescribe a salary for an elected or appointed 31 municipal official or employee;
01 (2) to combine two or more appointive or administrative offices; 02 (3) to establish and prescribe the functions of a municipal department, 03 office, or agency; 04 (4) to require periodic and special reports from a municipal department 05 to be submitted through the mayor; 06 (5) to investigate an affair of the municipality and make inquiries into 07 the conduct of a municipal department; 08 (6) to levy a tax or special assessment, and impose a lien for its 09 enforcement; 10 (7) to enforce an ordinance and to prescribe a penalty for violation of 11 an ordinance; 12 (8) to acquire, manage, control, use, and dispose of real and personal 13 property, whether the property is situated inside or outside the municipal boundaries; 14 this power includes the power of a borough to expend, for any purpose authorized by 15 law, money received from the disposal of land in a service area established under 16 AS 29.35.450; 17 (9) to expend money for a community purpose, facility, or service for 18 the good of the municipality to the extent the municipality is otherwise authorized by 19 law to exercise the power necessary to accomplish the purpose or provide the facility 20 or service; 21 (10) to regulate the operation and use of a municipal right-of-way, 22 facility, or service; 23 (11) to borrow money and issue evidences of indebtedness; 24 (12) to acquire membership in an organization that promotes 25 legislation for the good of the municipality; 26 (13) to enter into an agreement, including an agreement for 27 cooperative or joint administration of any function or power with a municipality, the 28 state, or the United States; 29 (14) to sue and be sued; 30 (15) to provide facilities or services for the confinement and care of 31 prisoners and enter into agreements with the state, another municipality, or any person
01 relating to the confinement and care of prisoners; 02 (16) to receive grants from and contract with the Department of 03 Public Safety under AS 18.65.670.