Enrolled HB 123: Relating to the membership and voting privileges of members of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled HB 123 01 Relating to the membership and voting privileges of members of the Statewide Suicide 02 Prevention Council; extending the termination date of the Statewide Suicide Prevention 03 Council; and providing for an effective date. 04 _______________ 05 * Section 1. AS 44.29.300 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 44.29.300. Council established. There is established in the Department of 07 Health and Social Services the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, consisting of 16 08  members, as follows: 09 (1) two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the 10 senate, one of whom shall be a member of the majority and one of whom shall be a 11 member of the minority; 12 (2) two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the 13 speaker of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the 14 majority and one of whom shall be a member of the minority;
01 (3) 12  members appointed by the governor, as follows: 02 (A) two persons who are employed in the executive branch of 03 state government, one of whom shall represent the Department of Health 04 and Social Services and one of whom shall represent the Department of 05 Education and Early Development; 06 (B) one member of the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and 07 Drug Abuse; 08 (C) one member of the Alaska Mental Health Board; 09 (D) one person recommended by the Alaska Federation of 10 Natives, Inc.; 11 (E) one person who is an employee of [A COUNSELOR IN] a 12 secondary school; 13 (F) one person [ADULT] who is active in a [STATEWIDE] 14 youth organization; 15 (G) one person who has experienced the death by suicide of a 16 member of the person's family; 17 (H) one person who resides in a rural community in the state 18 that is not connected by road or the Alaska marine highway to the main road 19 system of the state; 20 (I) one person who is a member of the clergy; [AND] 21 (J) one person who is enrolled in grade nine, 10, 11, or 12 of 22 a secondary school in the state; and 23 (K) one public member [UNDER THE AGE OF 18]. 24 * Sec. 2. AS 44.29.300 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 25 (b) Members of the council appointed under (a)(1) and (2) of this section are 26 nonvoting members. 27 * Sec. 3. AS 44.29.330(a) is amended to read: 28 (a) The council, by a majority of its voting membership, shall annually elect a 29 presiding officer and other officers it considers necessary from among its membership. 30 * Sec. 4. AS 44.29.340 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 31 (b) Seven voting members of the council constitute a quorum for the
01 transaction of business and the exercise of the powers and duties of the council. 02 * Sec. 5. AS 44.66.010(a)(8) is amended to read: 03 (8) Statewide Suicide Prevention Council (AS 44.29.300) - June 30, 04 2013 ; 05 * Sec. 6. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).