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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 19. Highways and Ferries
- Chapter 65. Alaska Marine Highway System
- Section 50. Legislative Findings, Purpose, and Intent.
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AS 19.65.050. Legislative Findings, Purpose, and Intent.
- (a) The legislature finds that
- (1) the Alaska marine highway system is an essential part of the state transportation system, and that it warrants
continued and predictable state support;
- (2) many communities' economies are dependent on a steady and stable marine highway system service level;
- (3) the state's tourism industry is greatly enhanced by a dependable marine highway transportation network; and
- (4) efficient and prudent management of the system will benefit the state's economy and foster economic development.
- (b) It is the purpose of AS 19.65.050
- 19.65.100 to
- (1) enable the Alaska marine highway system to manage and operate in a manner that will enhance performance and
accountability by allowing the system to account for and spend its generated revenue;
- (2) provide the management tools necessary to efficiently operate the Alaska marine highway system;
- (3) within constitutional constraints, provide for a predictable funding base for system operations; and
- (4) provide for predictability and stability in the service level furnished to communities served by the system.
- (c) It is the intent of AS 19.65.050
- 19.65.100 to
- (1) encourage prudent administration through cost management and accurate budgeting by managers of the Alaska marine
- (2) increase revenue from the operation of the system consistent with the public interest, increase service consistent
with sound fiscal policy, and assist the prudent management and operation of the system; and
- (3) achieve stability in the level of service communities can anticipate through accurate planning and scheduling.
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