Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2017-01-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2017-01-20 House Journal Page 0066 HB 71 HOUSE BILL NO. 71 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to compensation, merit increases, and pay increments for certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Office of the Governor/Various Depts. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows: 2017-01-20 House Journal Page 0067 "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to pay for nonunion state employees, public officials, and legislators. The bill would freeze salaries by prohibiting the payment of general salary increases and eliminating the payment of merit step increases and pay increments, between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, for partially exempt, exempt, and other nonunion employees in the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and employees of the University of Alaska. Additionally, the bill would give the Governor the authority to waive any portion of the Governor's salary during the period July 1, 2017, through July 1, 2019. The bill would not apply to persons who are members of a collective bargaining unit established under AS 23.40.070 - 23.40.260 (Public Employment Relations Act). This two-year freeze in employee pay will allow time for the State to responsibly address the serious budget deficit. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"