Usa Alaska

USA Statutes : alaska
Title : State Government
Chapter : Chapter 99. Miscellaneous Provisions and Policies

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A state agency shall compile and maintain a list of the publications that it produces each fiscal year.

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The governor may enter into an agreement with the Federal Maritime Administration to provide for an Alaska Maritime Academy.

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(a) The governor shall conduct the affairs of state and carry out state programs in conformity with this policy.

(b) The lieutenant governor shall deliver copies of this Act to Congress and the President of the United States.


A state agency shall use both sides of paper when feasible. In this section, 'state agency' means a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, or other administrative unit of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, the Alaska Railroad Corporation, and legislative committees.

The publications of a state agency shall be produced at a private sector facility located in the state when practicable. The Department of Administration shall establish standards for the production of publications by state agencies, except that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska shall establish the standards for the university. The standards shall be designed to promote simplicity, low cost, and consistency.

During the time the seat of government remains at the emergency temporary location or locations, all official acts now or hereafter required by law to be performed at the seat of government by an officer, agency, department, or authority of the state, including the convening and meeting of the legislature in regular or special session, shall be valid and binding when performed at the emergency temporary location or locations as if performed at the permanent location of the seat of government.

The governor may employ one or more radio stations, located south of the Gulf of Alaska and suitable for distribution of news, executive proclamations and inquiries, information concerning the state, general information, and other matters suitable for broadcasting that the governor prescribes and that may be of service and benefit to the people to be served.

The cost of the radio service is a lawful charge against the state treasury if the owner or operator of the station files an affidavit that the station has during the period covered by payment complied with AS 44.99.002 - 44.99.005 and has furnished the service.

A state agency may hold the copyright for software created by the agency or developed by a private contractor for an agency, and may enforce its rights to protect the copyright. In this section, 'state agency' means a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, committee, or other administrative unit of the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of state government, including the University of Alaska, the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, and the Alaska Railroad Corporation.

It is the policy of the State of Alaska

(1) to recognize that the greatest challenge facing the earth is to prevent the occurrence of nuclear war by accident or design;

(2) to recognize that the nuclear arms race is dangerously increasing the risk of a holocaust that would be humanity's final war;

(3) to promote a mutual and verifiable freeze followed by reductions in nuclear warheads, missiles, and other delivery systems in order to halt the nuclear arms race and to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

(a) The governor is authorized to participate as a prime sponsor in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-203) as amended. The governor may delegate the functions as a prime sponsor to such other state agency as, in the exercise of discretion, the governor sees fit.

(b) The governor, or the state agency to which the governor has delegated the functions, may adopt regulations necessary to carry out the functions as a prime sponsor.

(c) The governor shall submit as part of the annual budget submission to the legislature a complete program budget for state participation in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-203) as amended.

The governor shall prescribe the proof required of the capacity and suitability of a station for broadcasting. The governor may prescribe the service to be given, except that the state may, at its option, use not less than six hours of the station's time on the air for each $100 paid for the service. The total time to which the state is entitled shall be distributed over the period of one year. Not more than one hour may be used in any one day and not more than one-fifty-second of the total time in any one week. The governor may yield portions of the governor's allotted use of time to the University of Alaska or to state officials. A state official, except the governor, may not be allotted or use time within 30 days before a primary or general election.

When, due to an emergency resulting from the effects of enemy attack or an imminent enemy attack, it becomes imprudent, inexpedient, or impossible to conduct the affairs of state government at the normal location of the state capital, the governor shall, as often as the exigencies of the situation require, declare by proclamation an emergency temporary location or locations for the seat of government at a place or places, inside or outside the state, that would not normally be considered military target sites and that the governor may consider advisable under the circumstances. The governor shall take such action and issue such orders as may be necessary for an orderly transition to the emergency temporary location or locations. The temporary location or locations shall remain the emergency seat of government until the emergency is declared to be ended by the governor and the seat of government is returned to its normal location.

A radio station used for the purposes set out in AS 44.99.002 shall

(1) be licensed by the appropriate agency of the federal government to operate a broadcasting station of not less than 250 watt capacity in the state;

(2) have operated radio broadcasting continuously for a least one year before the date of its employment by the governor and during this period have broadcast daily radio programs totaling at least 75 hours in each month;

(3) have broadcast programs that have been received by the public over long wave radio receivers over a radius of at least 300 miles from the broadcasting station, and on demand shall furnish letters or telegrams from the radio audience confirming reception within the required area;

(4) have invested at least $20,000 in real estate, buildings, transmitters, power equipment, antenna, radio masts, musical instruments, office equipment and other property, used or useful in the operation of the radio station exclusively.

The legislature, acting under art. VIII, sec. 1 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska, in an effort to further the economic development of the state, to maintain a sound economy and stable employment, and to encourage responsible economic development within the state for the benefit of present and future generations through the proper conservation and development of the abundant mineral resources within the state, including metals, industrial minerals, and coal, declares as the mineral policy of the state that

(1) mineral exploration and development be given fair and equitable consideration with other resource uses in the multiple use management of state land;

(2) mineral development be encouraged through reasonable and consistent nonduplicative regulations and administrative stipulations;

(3) mineral development and the entry into the market place of mineral products be considered in developing a statewide transportation infrastructure system;

(4) mineral development be encouraged through appropriate public information and education, scientific research, technical studies, and University of Alaska program involvement;

(5) economic development with respect to the state mineral industry be encouraged with Pacific Rim nations.

If the actual annual costs for a publication of a state agency that are paid from the general fund exceed $1,500, or if the actual annual costs of a state agency publication that is a report required by law are paid from a source other than the general fund and exceed $1,500, the publication must include a statement that gives the name of the agency releasing the publication, the purpose of the publication, the cost for each copy of the publication, and the city and state where the printing was done. The statement must read: 'This publication was released by... (name of state agency)..., produced at a cost of $..... per copy to... (statement of purpose)..., and printed in...... (city and state where printed).' If the publication is required by law, the statement must also include: 'This publication is required by... (appropriate citation to Alaska law).' The statement may include, if applicable, a declaration of the revenue raised by the sale of the publication or from the purchase of advertising in the publication. The statement shall be printed in one conspicuous place in the body of the publication in a type size that is not smaller than 12 points and shall be placed in a box composed of at least two point rule. In this section, 'cost for each copy' means the figure that results after dividing the total contract cost of producing the publication by the number of copies produced. This section does not apply to a publication that is intended primarily for foreign or other out-of-state use, to a program for a public ceremony of a state agency, or to materials used by a state agency to develop a market for the agency's services or products.

In AS 44.99.200 - 44.99.240,

(1) 'publication' means a written document, including books, brochures, flyers, manuals, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, reports, and similar documents, but does not include standard forms, letterhead stationery, letterhead envelopes, election ballots, construction plans and specifications, location and design study reports, the Alaska Statutes, the Alaska Administrative Code, the Alaska Rules of Court, publications produced by the University of Alaska press, and papers that are submitted to a publisher, including a publisher of journals and anthologies, that is not a state agency;

(2) 'state agency' means

(A) a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, or other administrative unit of the executive branch, including the University of Alaska and the Alaska Railroad Corporation;

(B) a committee, division, or administrative unit of the legislative branch, including the Alaska Legislative Council, the leadership of each house, the office of victims' rights, and the office of the ombudsman;

(C) an administrative unit of the judicial branch, including the Alaska Judicial Council and the Commission on Judicial Conduct.


(a) A state agency may not place a picture of an elected state official on an application form, a warrant, or a direct deposit notice provided by the agency.

(b) A state agency may not place a message on or with an application form, a warrant, or a direct deposit notice provided by the agency unless the message is

(1) from a state agency employee who is not an elected state official; and

(2) required by law, necessary for the operation of the document, related to seasonal health issues including flu shot reminders, or related to a program or activity of a state agency.

(c) In this section,

(1) 'direct deposit notice' means a written notice that a deposit has been made by the state agency;

(2) 'elected state official' means the governor, the lieutenant governor, a lieutenant governor who serves as acting governor or who succeeds to the office of the governor, or a legislator, including a person who has been appointed a member of the legislature by the governor to fill a vacancy in the legislature;

(3) 'program' includes the permanent fund dividend program under AS 43.23 and the longevity bonus program under AS 47.45;

(4) 'state agency' has the meaning given in AS 44.99.240 (2)(A) and (B).

(a) Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the following entities may not contract with a person to pay the person money or other thing of value to lobby the state, a municipality of the state, or an agency of the state or municipality:

(1) Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation;

(2) Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank;

(3) Alaska Energy Authority;

(4) Alaska Housing Finance Corporation;

(5) Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority;

(6) Alaska Medical Facility Authority;

(7) Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority;

(8) Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority;

(9) Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation;

(10) Alaska Railroad Corporation;

(11) [Repealed, Sec. 8 ch 2 SLA 2004].

(12) Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute;

(13) Alaska Student Loan Corporation.

(b) In this section,

(1) 'lobby a municipality or an agency of a municipality' means to engage in an activity for the purpose of influencing municipal legislative or administrative action if the activity is substantially the same as activity that would have required registration under AS 24.45.121 if the activity was for the purpose of influencing state legislative or administrative action;

(2) 'lobby the state or an agency of the state' means to engage in an activity for which registration is required under AS 24.45.121 .


(a) To further the goals of a sound economy, stable employment, and a desirable quality of life, the legislature declares that the state has a commitment to foster the economy of Alaska through purposeful development of the state's abundant natural resources and productive capacity. It is the legislature's intent that this development

(1) offer long-term benefits and increased employment to Alaskans by strengthening and diversifying the state's economic base and encouraging new activities;

(2) provide opportunities for increased personal income or reduced living costs by creating activity in economic sectors;

(3) have a positive effect on the revenue needs and fiscal conditions of the state and local communities;

(4) be undertaken after consideration of the social and economic views of citizens impacted by the development, and only after adequate protection is assured for Alaska's environment.

(b) To take advantage of investment opportunities afforded by Alaska's abundant natural resources and productive capacity, the legislature finds that the state should undertake activities that serve as a catalyst to responsible economic development in the state for the benefit of its citizens. It is the policy of the state to

(1) develop and provide information to domestic and foreign investors to use in evaluating project feasibility;

(2) with cooperation from investors, identify constraints to orderly and beneficial economic development and work with government agencies to eliminate unnecessary impediments to economic development;

(3) with cooperation from investors, identify constraints to economic development that would impede the extraction, production, and transport of resources to markets and manufactured products, and implement capital improvement or other programs to resolve the deficiencies;

(4) provide a stable tax and regulatory climate that encourages expansion of the state's economic base;

(5) encourage 'value-added' processing in the state;

(6) improve the state's domestic and international competitive position by offering economic incentives that support the constitutional mandates for utilization, development, and conservation of natural resources.