Alaska Statutes.
Title 24. Legislature
Chapter 20. Agencies of the Legislature
Section 201. Powers.
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AS 24.20.201. Powers.

(a) The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has the power to

(1) organize, adopt rules for the conduct of its business, and prescribe procedures for the comprehensive fiscal analysis, budget review, and post-audit functions;

(2) hold public hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses and production of papers, books, accounts, documents, and testimony, and have the deposition of witnesses taken in a manner prescribed by court rule or law for taking depositions in civil actions;

(3) require all state officials and agencies of state government to give full cooperation to the committee or its staff in assembling and furnishing requested information;

(4) review revenue projections, state agency appropriation requests, the expenditure of state funds, including the relationship between state agency program accomplishments and legislative intent, and the fiscal policies and procedures of state government;

(5) review and approve proposed changes to agency authorized budgets as provided in AS 37.07 (Executive Budget Act);

(6) make recommendations concerning appropriations, their expenditure, and the fiscal policies and procedures of state government to the governor when appropriate, and to the legislature;

(7) prepare and distribute reports, memoranda, or other necessary materials;

(8) sue in the name of the legislature during the interim between sessions if authorized by majority vote of the full membership of the committee;

(9) [Repealed, Sec. 7 ch 67 SLA 2003].

(10) make recommendations to the legislature and to agencies of the state that perform lending or investment functions concerning the structure and operating practices of the agencies;

(11) enter into and enforce all contracts necessary or desirable for the functions of the committee;

(12) provide for annual post audits of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority.

(b) Nothing in this chapter authorizes the referral by the presiding officer of legislation to the committee at regular or special sessions of the legislature.

(c) The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee may delegate the powers authorized by (a)(2) of this section to the legislative fiscal analyst and the legislative auditor.

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