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HB 134: "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Game."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 134                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Game."                                                              
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 16.05.221(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
04 (b)  For purposes of the conservation and development of the game resources                                             
05 of the state, there is created a Board of Game composed of seven members appointed                                      
06 by the governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the                                            
07 legislature in joint session. The governor shall appoint each member on the basis of                                    
08 interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action                                
09 of the board, and with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in                                  
10 the membership. One member shall be appointed who is actively engaged in the                                        
11 tourism industry. At least one member shall be appointed whose predominant                                          
12 use of game resources is nonconsumptive, such as tourism, wildlife viewing, or                                      
13 scientific study. The knowledge and personal experience of the membership of                                        
14 the board, taken as a whole, shall directly reflect all of the uses of game in the                                  
15 state by residents, including sport and subsistence hunting and trapping, tourism,                                  
01 wildlife viewing, and scientific study. The appointed members shall be residents of                                 
02 the state and shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation or geographical                                
03 location of residence. The commissioner is not a member of the Board of Game, but                                       
04       shall be ex officio secretary.                                                                                    
05    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
06 read:                                                                                                                   
07       APPLICABILITY. The terms of the members of the Board of Game who are serving                                      
08 on the effective date of this Act are not affected by the amendment to AS 16.05.221(b) in sec.                          
09 1 of this Act.