An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; relating to a long-range program for highway construction and maintenance; repealing a requirement that public facilities comply with energy standards adopted by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date.
SB 371 was returned to the Senate Rules Committee May 7. It establishes a program under the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities that oversees the progression of long-range highway construction and maintenance projects. It also allows the state to study “alternative fuels” for use in state vehicles and allows the DOT commissioner discretion in choosing project times that are sensible.
An Act relating to the contracting and financing authority of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; authorizing the authority to issue bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $101,000,000 to finance the acquisition, design, construction, inventory, and operation of natural gas, propane air, or manufactured gas public utility facilities; and providing for an effective date.
Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 288, relating to changing the name of the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Requests the governor to consider directing the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies to use an approach under which a competitively selected contractor agrees to provide construction and maintenance services on an as-needed basis for projects between $250,000 and $1.5 million.