Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 19. Office of the Governor
Section 145. Functions and Duties of the Office; Authority to Establish Coordinating and Advisory Planning Groups.
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AS 44.19.145. Functions and Duties of the Office; Authority to Establish Coordinating and Advisory Planning Groups.

(a) The office shall

(1) provide technical assistance to the governor and the legislature in identifying long range goals and objectives for the state and its political subdivisions;

(2) prepare and maintain a state comprehensive development plan;

(3) provide information and assistance to state agencies to aid in governmental coordination and unity in the preparation of agency plans and programs;

(4) review planning within state government as may be necessary for receipt of federal, state, or other funds;

(5) participate with other countries, provinces, states, or subdivisions of them in international or interstate planning, and assist the state's local governments, governmental conferences, and councils in planning and coordinating their activities;

(6) encourage educational and research programs that further state planning and development, and provide administrative and technical services for them;

(7) publish statistical information or other documentary material that will further the provisions and intent of AS 44.19.141 - 44.19.152;

(8) assist the governor and the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development in coordinating state agency activities that have an effect on the solution of local and regional development problems;

(9) serve as a clearinghouse for information, data, and other materials that may be helpful or necessary to federal, state, or local governmental agencies in discharging their respective responsibilities or in obtaining federal or state financial or technical assistance;

(10) review all proposals for the location of capital improvements by any state agency and advise and make recommendations concerning location of these capital improvements;

(11) [Repealed, E.O. No. 106, Sec. 15 (2003)].

(12) conduct internal audits of agencies and programs within the executive branch of state government.

(b) The office shall, in carrying out its functions, consult with local, regional, state and federal officials, private groups and individuals, and with officials of other countries, provinces, and states, and may hold public hearings to obtain information for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of AS 44.19.141 - 44.19.152.

(c) The governor may establish coordinating or advisory planning groups.

(d) The office shall

(1) coordinate its services and activities with those of other state departments and agencies to the fullest extent possible to avoid duplication;

(2) [Repealed, Sec. 35 ch 126 SLA 1994].

(3) cooperate with the University of Alaska and other appropriate public and private institutions in research and investigations.

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