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 AS 24.60.112 is repealed and reenacted to read: 06 Sec. 24.60.112.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