HB 179: "An Act relating to the commissioner of education and the commissioner of fish and game; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 179 01 "An Act relating to the commissioner of education and the commissioner of fish 02 and game; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 14.07.145(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) The commissioner may be appointed by the board for a term of office, but 06 the term of office may not have an expiration date that is later than the 07 expiration date of the current term of office of the person who is governor at the 08 time the appointment is made [NOT TO EXCEED FIVE YEARS]. The 09 commissioner may be removed during a term of office by four members of the board 10 for cause as defined in this section. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 44.39.030 is amended to read: 12 Sec. 44.39.030. APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE OF 13 COMMISSIONER. The governor shall appoint the commissioner of fish and game 14 from a list of qualified persons nominated by the Board of Fisheries and the Board of
01 Game meeting in joint session, subject to the right of the governor to request 02 additional nominations. The appointment shall be confirmed by a majority of the 03 members of the legislature in joint session. The commissioner of fish and game serves 04 for a term of office set by the governor, but the term of office may not have an 05 expiration date that is later than the expiration date of the current term of office 06 of the person who is governor at the time the appointment is made [FIVE 07 YEARS]. 08 * Sec. 3. This Act applies to appointments made by the Board of Education and the 09 governor, as applicable, on or after the effective date of this Act. 10 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).