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Alaska Statutes Title 19. Highways and Ferries § 19.65.050. Legislative findings, purpose, and intent

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(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 highway system;

(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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