SB 24: "An Act relating to the applicability of the Legislative Ethics Act to legislative interns, legislative volunteers, consultants, independent contractors, sole proprietorships, and other legal entities."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 24 01 "An Act relating to the applicability of the Legislative Ethics Act to legislative interns, 02 legislative volunteers, consultants, independent contractors, sole proprietorships, and 03 other legal entities." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 24.60.112 is repealed and reenacted to read: 06 Sec. 24.60.112. Applicability to legislative interns, volunteers, consultants, 07 and independent contractors. (a) A legislative intern or legislative volunteer is a 08 legislative employee for purposes of compliance with AS 24.60.030 - 24.60.039, 09 24.60.060, 24.60.080, 24.60.085, 24.60.155 - 24.60.170, 24.60.176, and 24.60.178. 10 (b) A legislative consultant or legislative independent contractor is a 11 legislative employee for purposes of compliance with AS 24.60.030(a)(1) and (3), 12 24.60.031(a), 24.60.033, 24.60.060, 24.60.080(a), (c)(1) - (6), (g), and (j), 24.60.158 - 13 24.60.170, 24.60.176, and 24.60.178. 14 (c) If a person believes that a legislative intern, legislative volunteer,
01 legislative consultant, or legislative independent contractor has violated a provision of 02 this chapter that is made applicable by this section, the person may file a complaint 03 under AS 24.60.170. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 24.60.134(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) A person under contract to provide personal services to the committee who 06 does so as [IS] part of a sole proprietorship, corporation, [OR] partnership, or other 07 legal entity that includes individuals who will not be participating directly in the work 08 performed by the entity for the committee may request the committee to exclude 09 members of the entity from some or all of the provisions of this section. The 10 committee may grant the request if it finds that 11 (1) doing so will not lead to the appearance that the committee is 12 subject to undue political influence; and 13 (2) [IF] there is no appearance of impropriety. 14 * Sec. 3. AS 24.60.990(a)(11) is amended to read: 15 (11) "legislative employee" means a public member of the 16 committee, a staff member of the committee, and a person, other than a legislator, 17 who is compensated by the legislative branch in return for providing regular or 18 substantial personal services, regardless of the person's pay level or technical status as 19 full time or part time; except where expressly provided otherwise by this chapter, 20 "legislative employee" [A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME EMPLOYEE, 21 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, OR CONSULTANT; IT INCLUDES PUBLIC 22 MEMBERS AND STAFF OF THE COMMITTEE; IT] does not include legislative 23 interns, legislative volunteers, legislative consultants, legislative independent 24 contractors, individuals who perform functions that are incidental to legislative 25 functions, and other employees designated by the committee;