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HB 148: "An Act relating to the Board of Game; and providing for an effective date."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 148                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to the Board of Game; and providing for an effective date."                                            
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  AS 16.05.221(b) is amended to read:                                                                    
04  (b)  For purposes of the conservation and development of the game resources                                           
05 of the state, there is created a Board of Game composed of three [SEVEN] members                                      
06 appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of                                      
07 the legislature in joint session. The governor shall appoint each member on the basis                                   
08 of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of                                    
09 action of the board, and with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of                                   
10 view in the membership. The appointed members shall be residents of the state and                                       
11 shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation or geographical location of                                  
12 residence.  The governor shall designate one member of the board as chair of the                                       
13 board.  The member designated shall serve as chair for a term of two years, and                                         
14 may be designated chair for successive two-year terms.  A member of the board                                           
01 may not have a vested economic interest in the utilization of game resources. The                                      
02 commissioner is not a member of the Board of Game, but shall be ex officio secretary.                                   
03    * Sec. 2.  AS 16.05.221(c) is amended to read:                                                                       
04  (c)  Members of the Board of Game serve staggered terms of four years                                                
05 and until a successor is appointed.  Members of the Board of Fisheries [OR BOARD                                       
06 OF GAME] serve staggered terms of three years and until a successor is appointed.                                       
07 An appointment to fill a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Fisheries or Board                                   
08 of Game shall be made in the same manner as the original appointment and for the                                        
09 balance of the unexpired term.                                                                                          
10    * Sec. 3.  AS 16.05.290 is amended to read:                                                                          
11  Sec. 16.05.290.  COMPENSATION OF BOARD MEMBERS.  Each member                                                          
12 of the Board of Fisheries [A BOARD] is entitled to compensation at a rate equal to                                    
13 Step A, Range 20, of the salary schedule in AS 39.27.011(a) for Juneau, Alaska, for                                     
14 each day going to and from and for each day in actual attendance at board meetings.                                     
15 For other meetings or conferences authorized by the [A] board, a member shall receive                               
16 compensation at a rate equal to one-half of Step A, Range 20, of the salary schedule                                    
17 in AS 39.27.011(a) for Juneau, Alaska, for each day going to and from and for each                                      
18 day in actual attendance.  Each member of the [A] board is also entitled to travel                                    
19 expenses and per diem authorized for boards and commissions under AS 39.20.180.                                         
20    * Sec. 4.  AS 16.05.290 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                               
21  (b)  Members of the Board of Game are in the exempt service and are entitled                                          
22 to a monthly salary equal to Step C, Range 26, of the salary schedule in                                                
23 AS 39.27.011(a) for Juneau, Alaska.                                                                                     
24    * Sec. 5.  AS 16.05.320 is amended to read:                                                                          
25  Sec. 16.05.320.  QUORUM.  A majority of the members of a board constitutes                                            
26 a quorum for the transaction of business, for the performance of any duty, and for the                                  
27 exercise of any power.  However, a majority of the full board membership is required                                    
28 to carry all motions, regulations, and resolutions.  A majority of the members of each                                
29 of the boards of fisheries and game constitute a quorum for the transaction of business                                 
30 in a joint board meeting.  A majority of the membership of each of the boards is                                      
31 required to carry all joint motions, regulations, and resolutions of the boards.                                        
01    * Sec. 6.  AS 39.25.110(11) is amended to read:                                                                      
02   (11)  the officers and employees of the following boards, commissions,                                               
03 and authorities:                                                                                                        
04   (A)  [REPEALED                                                                                                      
05   (B)]  Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation;                                                                            
06   (B) [(C)]  Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority;                                                    
07   (C) [(D)]  Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission;                                                          
08   (D) [(E)]  Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education;                                                          
09   (E) [(F)]  Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation;                                                              
10   (F)  Board of Game;                                                                                               
11    * Sec. 7.  The governor shall appoint, and submit to the legislature for confirmation by the                         
12 10th legislative day of the Second Regular Session of the Nineteenth Alaska State Legislature,                          
13 three persons qualified to serve on the Board of Game as restructured by secs. 1 - 6 of this                            
14 Act.  Notwithstanding AS 16.05.221(c), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, the governor shall                             
15 appoint one person to serve on the board for an initial term of two years, one person to serve                          
16 on the board for an initial term of three years, and one person to serve on the board for a term                        
17 of four years.                                                                                                          
18    * Sec. 8.  (a)  This section of this Act does not take effect if sec. 9 of this Act is passed                        
19 by concurrence of two-thirds of the membership of each house of the Alaska State Legislature                            
20 as provided under art. II, sec. 18, Constitution of the State of Alaska.                                                
21  (b)  Notwithstanding secs. 1 -  6 of this Act, the persons serving as members of the                                   
22 Board of Game on the day before the effective date of sec. 1 of this Act, and their successors,                         
23 shall continue to serve on the board until July 1 following the confirmation  by the legislature                        
24 of at least two of the three persons appointed by the governor to serve on the Board of Game                            
25 as restructured by secs. 1 - 6 of this Act.                                                                             
26  (c)  Notwithstanding secs. 1 - 6 of this Act, the Board of Game shall operate under the                                
27 provisions of AS 16.05.221, 16.05.290, 16.05.320, and AS 39.25.110 as those provisions read                             
28 on the day before the effective date of sec. 1 of this Act until July 1 following the                                   
29 confirmation by the legislature of at least two of the three persons appointed by the governor                          
30 to serve on the Board of Game as restructured by secs. 1 - 6 of this Act.                                               
31    * Sec. 9.  Sections 1 - 6 of this Act take effect on July 1 following the confirmation by the                        
01 legislature of at least two of the three persons appointed by the governor to serve on the Board                        
02 of Game as restructured by secs. 1- 6 of this Act.