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HB 87: "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game by the members of the respective boards; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 87                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries and the Board                                
02 of Game by the members of the respective boards; and providing for an effective date."                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 39.52.120 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                            
05 (g)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a public officer who                                          
06 is member of the Board of Fisheries may deliberate on a matter before the board even                                    
07 if the public officer, or an immediate family member of the public officer, has a                                       
08 personal or financial interest in the matter because the public officer or immediate                                    
09 family member holds a permit or license issued under AS 16.05, AS 16.40.261,                                            
10       16.40.271, or AS 16.43. Before deliberating, the public officer shall disclose the                                
11       interest on the record. If a majority of the board members voting determine that a                                
12       conflict exists, then the public officer may not vote on the matter.                                              
13            (h)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a public officer who                               
14       is a member of the Board of Game may deliberate on a matter before the board even if                              
01 the public officer, or an immediate family member of the public officer, has a personal                                 
02 or financial interest in the matter because the public officer or immediate family                                      
03 member holds a permit or license issued under AS 08.54 or AS 16.05. Before                                              
04 deliberating, the public officer shall disclose the interest on the record. If a majority of                            
05 the board members voting determine that a conflict exists, then the public officer may                                  
06       not vote on the matter.                                                                                           
07            (i)  In this section, "immediate family member" means                                                        
08                 (1)  the spouse of the public officer;                                                                  
09                 (2)  a person cohabiting with the public officer in a relationship that is                              
10       like a marriage but is not a legal marriage; or                                                                   
11 (3)  a parent, sibling, or child, including a stepchild and an adopted                                                  
12       child, of the public officer if the parent, sibling, or child                                                     
13                      (A)  resides with the public officer;                                                              
14                      (B)  is financially dependent on the public officer; or                                            
15 (C)  shares a substantial financial interest with the public                                                            
16            officer.                                                                                                     
17    * Sec. 2. AS 29.52.120(g), enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, is amended to read:                                      
18 (g)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a public officer who                                          
19 is member of the Board of Fisheries may deliberate on a matter before the board even                                    
20 if the public officer, or an immediate family member of the public officer, has a                                       
21 personal or financial interest in the matter because the public officer or immediate                                    
22 family member holds a permit or license issued under AS 16.05 [, AS 16.40.261,                                          
23 16.40.271,] or AS 16.43. Before deliberating, the public officer shall disclose the                                     
24 interest on the record. If a majority of the board members voting determine that a                                      
25       conflict exists, then the public officer may not vote on the matter.                                              
26    * Sec. 3. Section 1 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                    
27    * Sec. 4. Section 2 of this Act takes effect January 1, 2019.