Sec. 44.19.502. Telecommunications Information Council.

(a) There is created within the Office of the Governor the Telecommunications Information Council.

(b) The council is composed of the governor, the commissioner from each principal department of the executive branch, the president of the University of Alaska, the executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, a member of the public appointed by the governor, and one legislator from each house, appointed by the respective presiding officer. The legislators shall serve as nonvoting members of the council. The public member appointed by the governor may not have a financial interest in the information services industry. The chief justice of the supreme court may appoint a member to serve on the council. Each commissioner shall appoint a deputy commissioner to serve as an alternate for the commissioner. The vice-president of the University of Alaska shall serve as alternate for the president.

(c) The governor shall preside over the council. The council shall meet at least four times each year. The council may meet more frequently at the call of the chair or if requested by a majority of the council's members.

(d) The Office of the Governor shall provide professional and clerical staff for the council.

Sec. 44.19.504. Powers and duties.

(a) The council shall

(1) establish guidelines and prepare a state short-range and long-range information systems plan to meet state needs;

(2) in accordance with the state information systems plan, establish guidelines and direct state agencies to prepare agency information systems plans;

(3) in accordance with statutes governing the availability and confidentiality of information, establish guidelines for the accessing of information by the public;

(4) [Repealed, Sec. 35 ch 126 SLA 1994].

(b) In addition to its duties under (a) of this section, the council may establish information-related policies and engage in information-related activities it considers necessary or appropriate.

(c) This section does not grant council responsibility for broadcast programming content. Program design, production, and use are the responsibility of the program-sponsoring agency or other entity.

(d) This section does not prohibit a state agency from developing information systems that are inconsistent with the guidelines established in (a) of this section if the council gives written authorization for the user agency to engage in the independent design, development, management, or operation. The council may authorize independent development only upon a showing of necessity. A description of authorization under this subsection shall be included in the annual report required under this section. Written authorization under this subsection is not required for intra-agency use of microcomputers.

(e) A state agency, including an agency authorized to develop an independent system under (d) of this section, shall coordinate the design, development, management, and operation of its information systems with the council.

Sec. 44.19.506. Court system.

The administrative director of courts shall establish information systems guidelines and prepare a short-range and long-range information systems plan for the court system. The guidelines and plan must be consistent with the telecommunications information guidelines and plan adopted by the council under AS 44.19.502 - 44.19.519 and must be adapted to the special needs of the judicial branch as determined by the administrator of courts.

Sec. 44.19.510. [Renumbered as AS 44.31.150 ].

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Sec. 44.19.519. Definitions.

In AS 44.19.502 - 44.19.519

(1) "council" means the Telecommunications Information Council;

(2) "state agencies" means all departments, divisions, and offices in the executive and legislative branches of state government and the University of Alaska; it does not mean the Alaska Railroad Corporation or an agency of the judicial branch of government.

Sec. 44.19.520. [Renumbered as AS 44.31.160 ].

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Sec. 44.19.521. - 44.19.529. Alaska Commission on Children and Youth. [Repealed by E.O. No. 84, Sec. 9 (1993). For current law, see AS 44.19.601].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 44.19.530. - 44.19.560. [Renumbered as AS 44.31.170 - 44.31.200].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 44.19.561. - 44.19.577. [Repealed, Sec. 3 ch 73 SLA 1990].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 44.19.580. Rural Development Agency. [Repealed, Sec. 10 ch 200 SLA 1972. For current law, see AS 44.47.130 - 44.47.190].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 44.19.581. [Renumbered as AS 44.99.009 ].

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Sec. 44.19.590. [Repealed, Sec. 10 ch 200 SLA 1972].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 44.19.591. [Renumbered as AS 44.99.010 ].

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Sec. 44.19.600. - 44.19.620 [Repealed, Sec. 10 ch 200 SLA 1972].

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Sec. 44.19.600. Creation of commission; composition.

(a) There is created in the Office of the Governor the Alaska Human Relations Commission.

(b) The commission consists of two executive-branch members and seven public members, appointed by the governor, who serve at the pleasure of the governor.

(c) At least one public member must be a person who manages a household that includes the person's spouse and at least one child and who is not otherwise employed. At least one public member must be under the age of 21 at the time of appointment.

Sec. 44.19.602. Appointment; officers.

(a) The members shall be appointed on a nonpartisan and nondiscriminatory basis by the governor. In making the appointments, the governor shall give due consideration to

(1) the recommendations made by civic organizations, women's organizations, educational and vocational groups, employer groups, labor unions, church groups, homemaker's clubs and organizations, and other groups having an interest in the welfare and status of women;

(2) statewide geographical representation of the commission;

(3) minority and low-income representation;

(4) representation of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and persons from a variety of occupational categories; and

(5) representation of persons with different marital statuses and persons with various numbers of children.

(b) The commission shall elect one of its members as chair. The chair may appoint other officers as necessary.

Sec. 44.19.604. Terms of office; compensation.

(a) The term of office of a member of the commission is three years. Terms shall be staggered. A member may not serve more than six consecutive years.

(b) A vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A person appointed to a vacancy serves for the unexpired portion of a term.

(c) Public members of the commission receive no compensation for their services but are entitled to per diem and travel allowances authorized by law for other boards and commissions.

Sec. 44.19.606. Meetings.

A majority of the members constitutes a quorum for conducting business and exercising the powers of the commission. The commission shall meet at the call of the chairperson, at the request of the majority of the members, or at a regularly scheduled time as determined by a majority of the members.

Sec. 44.19.608. Purpose and powers relating to women's issues.

(a) A purpose of the commission is to improve the status of women in the state by conducting research, by serving as a referral service for information and education that will help women avail themselves of existing resources to meet their needs, and by making and implementing recommendations on the opportunities, needs, problems, and contributions of women in the state including

(1) education;

(2) homemaking;

(3) civil and legal rights; and

(4) labor and employment.

(b) To accomplish this purpose, the commission may

(1) act as a clearinghouse and coordinating body for government and nongovernment information relating to the status of women;

(2) cooperate with public and private agencies in joint efforts to study and resolve problems relating to the status of women in Alaska;

(3) accumulate and compile information concerning discrimination against women;

(4) disseminate the results of research and compilation of data acquired under (3) of this subsection by publication and other methods such as public hearings, conferences, and seminars;

(5) study and analyze all facts relating to Alaska laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to equal protection for women under the state constitution;

(6) recommend legislative and administrative action on equal treatment and opportunities for women;

(7) encourage women to utilize their capabilities and to assume leadership roles;

(8) encourage the development of regional and municipal women's councils or commissions.