HB 284: "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by members of the board; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 284 01 "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by members 02 of the board; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to preserve and enhance the ability of the 07 Board of Fisheries to act as a lay board. To accomplish this goal, this Act requires members 08 of the board to participate in the issues that come before the board even though the members 09 have a personal or financial interest in the matter by virtue of their participation in a fishery. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 39.52.120(c) is amended to read: 11 (c) In addition to other provisions of this section, a public officer who is a 12 member of the [BOARD OF FISHERIES OR THE] Board of Game may not act on a 13 matter before the board if the public officer has not disclosed in the manner set out in 14 AS 39.52.220 all personal or financial interests in a business or organization relating
01 to [FISH OR] game resources. 02 * Sec. 3. AS 39.52.120 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 03 (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a personal or financial 04 interest in a matter does not disqualify a member of the Board of Fisheries from 05 participating in matters before the board. Before participating, the member shall 06 disclose the interest on the record. Disclosure under this subsection is not subject to 07 AS 39.52.220. Participation in a matter before the board after disclosure is not 08 considered to be a use of state facilities to benefit personal or financial interests under 09 (b)(3) of this section. AS 39.52.240 does not apply to matters related to this 10 subsection. 11 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).