State of Alaska
Fiscal Note
Bill Version: SCS CSHB 28(FIN)
2024 Legislative Session
Fiscal Note Number: 7
(S) Publish Date: 5/11/2024
Identifier: HB028SCSCS(JUD)-DPS-SWS-5-10-24 Department: Department of Public Safety
Title: ACCESS TO MARIJUANA CONVICTION Appropriation: Statewide Support
RECORDS Allocation: Criminal Justice Information Systems Program
Sponsor: WRIGHT OMB Component Number: 3200
Requester: (S) FINANCE
Note: Amounts do not include inflation unless otherwise noted below. (Thousands of Dollars)
Included in
FY2025 Governor's
Appropriation FY2025 Out-Year Cost Estimates
Requested Request
OPERATING EXPENDITURES FY 2025 FY 2025 FY 2026 FY 2027 FY 2028 FY 2029 FY 2030
Personal Services 102.6 102.6
Services 73.0 17.0
Commodities 18.4 1.0
Capital Outlay
Grants & Benefits
Total Operating 194.0 0.0 120.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Fund Source (Operating Only)
1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 194.0 120.6
Total 194.0 0.0 120.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Temporary 1.0 1.0
Change in Revenues
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Estimated SUPPLEMENTAL (FY2024) cost: 0.0 (separate supplemental appropriation required)
Estimated CAPITAL (FY2025) cost: 0.0 (separate capital appropriation required)
Does the bill create or modify a new fund or account? No.
(Supplemental/Capital/New Fund - discuss reasons and fund source(s) in analysis section)
Does the bill direct, or will the bill result in, regulation changes adopted by your agency? No
If yes, by what date are the regulations to be adopted, amended or repealed?
Why this fiscal note differs from previous version/comments:
Updated to reflect changes made in the Senate Judiciary committee substitute and to correct an error in the analysis section.
Prepared By: Lisa Purinton, Division Director Phone: (907)351-8088
Division: Statewide Services
REPORT Date: 05/10/2024 06:30 PM
Approved By: Pam Halloran, Administrative Services Director Date: 05/10/24
Agency: Department of Public Safety
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SCS CSHB 28(FIN) - Fiscal Note 7
This bill limits access to certain criminal justice information for individuals convicted under Alaska Statute (AS) 11.71.060,
or a municipal ordinance with similar elements, and prohibits the Department of Public Safety (DPS) from releasing the
information under AS 12.62.160(b)(8) if certain conditions are met.
The DPS Division of Statewide Services maintains the State’s criminal history repository used to disseminate criminal
justice information under AS 12.62. The system would need to be modified in a manner to restrict dissemination of the
criminal justice information as required by the bill.
The criminal history repository is a legacy mainframe application that requires a programmer with a specialized skill set to
modify the system. Based on previous programming changes of this scale and scope, the DPS estimates it will require 400
hours for a contractor to learn, code, and test the system changes to ensure the modifications meet the desired
outcome. The commonly accepted rate for a contractor with this skill set is $140 per hour, for a total estimated cost of
$56,000 for the first year only.
There are approximately 8,500 records in the state's criminal history repository for convictions that could qualify for
restricted dissemination as outlined in this bill. Each of these records will need to be individually researched, and the DPS
will need to hire a Criminal Justice Technician 1/2 to dedicate to this effort for two years with temporary incremental
funding to research and identify qualifying records in the system.
Cost for the position is as follows: Year 1 Year 2
Criminal Justice Technician 1/2, Anchorage $102.6 $102.6
Initial set‐up costs for training, office equipment, and supplies $18.4
Ongoing costs for supplies, training, and other contractual obligations $17.0 $18.0
Total $138.0 $120.6
(Revised 10/31/2023 OMB/LFD) Page 2 of 2
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Statutes affected:
HB0028A, AM HB 28, introduced 01/09/2023: 12.62.160, 11.71.060
HB0028B, AM CSHB 28(JUD), introduced 04/24/2023: 12.62.160, 11.71.060
HB0028C, AM CSHB 28(FIN), introduced 05/08/2023: 12.62.160, 11.71.060
HB0028D, AM SCS CSHB 28(JUD), introduced 03/29/2024: 12.62.160
HB0028E, AM SCS CSHB 28(FIN), introduced 05/11/2024: 12.62.160