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SB 58: "An Act relating to the Department of Law public advocacy function to participate in matters that come before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 58                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the Department of Law public advocacy function to participate in                                    
02 matters that come before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."                                                     
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 44.23.020(e) is amended to read:                                                                   
05 (e)  There is established within the Department of Law the function of public                                           
06 advocacy for regulatory affairs. The attorney general shall participate as a party in a                                 
07 matter that comes before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska or the Federal                                         
08 Energy Regulatory Commission when the attorney general determines that                                              
09 participation is in the public interest. When considering whether participation is in the                               
10       public interest, the attorney general shall consider the issues the Regulatory                                    
11       Commission of Alaska must take into consideration under AS 42.05.141(d).