Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 20. Alaska Employment Security Act
Section 80. Federal-State Cooperation.
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AS 23.20.080. Federal-State Cooperation.

(a) In the administration of this chapter, the department shall cooperate, to the extent consistent with this chapter, with the Secretary of Labor, and shall take action through the adoption of regulations, administration methods, and standards that is necessary to obtain for this state and its citizens all advantages available under 26 U.S.C. 3303 and 3304 (Internal Revenue Code) and the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended. The department shall comply with the regulations of the Secretary of Labor relating to the receipt or expenditure by this state of money granted under these federal laws and shall make reports in the form and containing the information which the Secretary of Labor requires. The department shall comply with the provisions which the Secretary of Labor may from time to time find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of the reports. The department may cooperate with every agency of the United States charged with the administration of an unemployment insurance law.

(b) Notwithstanding AS 23.20.330 - 23.20.409, after notifying the legislature and other interested parties of its intent, the department may implement an unemployment compensation program not otherwise provided for in this chapter in accordance with this subsection. A program implemented under this subsection is repealed on the date two years after the date on which it took effect unless its implementation is approved by law. The program may be implemented only if

(1) the program is authorized by the United States Secretary of Labor;

(2) the governor approves the implementation in writing;

(3) the commissioner of labor and workforce development determines that the program will result in the receipt of additional federal money to carry out the purposes of this chapter and will produce a net monetary gain to the state and its people; and

(4) the implementation will not require spending money from the general fund other than money received from the federal government for the program.

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