CSSB 341(FIN): "An Act relating to the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; and providing for an effective date."

00CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 341(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; and providing for 02 an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 44.33.705(b) is amended to read: 05  (b) If the commissioner determines that it is in the best interests of the state 06 to promote the state as a destination through the cooperative marketing program, the 07 commissioner shall contract with a single qualified trade association to jointly manage 08 the council if the trade association agrees that, before the end of each fiscal year that 09 the contract covers, the association will contribute at least 25 [15] percent of the total 10 operating expenses of the council for that fiscal year. The term of a contract under 11 this section may not exceed two years. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 44.33.715(a) is amended to read: 13  (a) The board may 14  (1) adopt, alter, and use a corporate seal;

01  (2) prescribe, adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws relating to the internal 02 management and operations of the council; 03  (3) sue and be sued in the name of the council; 04  (4) enter into agreements necessary to perform its functions; 05  (5) cooperate with a public or private board, organization, or agency 06 engaged in work or activities similar to the work or activities of the council, including 07 entering into contracts for joint programs of tourism advertising and marketing; 08  (6) receive contributions of money; 09  (7) establish offices in the state and otherwise incur expenses incidental 10 to the performance of its duties; 11  (8) appear on behalf of the council before boards, commissions, 12 departments, or other agencies of municipal, state, or federal government except as 13 provided under (b) of this section; 14  (9) acquire, hold, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of property, but such 15 property is limited to that which is necessary to the administrative functioning of the 16 council; 17  (10) appoint committees comprised of board and nonboard members; 18 the presiding officer of each committee shall be a board member; 19  (11) prepare and implement plans for the promotion of travel to and 20 inside the state; 21  (12) sell, at fair market value, tourism advertising space in publications 22 and promotional materials developed by the council; 23  (13) provide space to a qualified trade association in publications and 24 promotional materials developed by the council if the trade association has contracted 25 with the department under AS 44.33.705(b) and pays its pro rata share of the 26 production costs for the publication or promotional material; payment under this 27 paragraph is [NOT] part of the association's required contribution under 28 AS 44.33.705(b); and 29  (14) grant exclusive rights to a qualified trade association to sell or 30 lease tourism mailing lists developed by the council if the trade association has 31 contracted with the department under AS 44.33.705(b).

01 * Sec. 3. AS 44.66.010(a)(15) is amended to read: 02  (15) Alaska Tourism Marketing Council (AS 44.33.700) -- 03 December 30, 1996 [1994]; 04 * Sec. 4. APPLICABILITY. AS 44.33.705(b) and 44.33.715(a), as amended by this Act, 05 apply to contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of this Act. 06 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).