SB 89: "An Act relating to the Legislative Ethics Act; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 89 01 "An Act relating to the Legislative Ethics Act; and providing for an effective date." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 24.60.030(e) is amended to read: 04 (e) A legislator may not directly, or by authorizing another to act on the 05 legislator's behalf, 06 (1) agree to, threaten to, or state or imply that the legislator will take or 07 withhold a legislative, administrative, or political action, including support for or 08 opposition to a bill, employment, nominations, and appointments, as a result of a 09 person's decision to provide or not provide a political contribution, donate or not 10 donate to a cause favored by the legislator, or provide or not provide a thing of value; 11 (2) state or imply that the legislator will perform or refrain from 12 performing a lawful constituent service as a result of a person's decision to provide or 13 not provide a political contribution, donate or not donate to a cause favored by the 14 legislator, or provide or not provide a thing of value; or 15 (3) unless required by the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State
01 Legislature [EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN (g) OF THIS SECTION OR WHILE 02 PARTICIPATING IN A PUBLIC DISCUSSION OR DEBATE], take or withhold 03 official action or exert official influence that could substantially benefit or harm the 04 financial interest of another [A] person 05 [(A) WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATOR'S 06 IMMEDIATE FAMILY; 07 (B) BY WHOM THE LEGISLATOR OR A MEMBER OF 08 THE LEGISLATOR'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY IS EMPLOYED; 09 (C)] with whom the legislator is negotiating for employment [; 10 (D) FROM WHOM THE LEGISLATOR OR A MEMBER OF 11 THE LEGISLATOR'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY HAS, IN THE 12 IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING 12-MONTH PERIOD, RECEIVED MORE 13 THAN $10,000 OF INCOME]. 14 * Sec. 2. AS 24.60.030(g) is amended to read: 15 (g) Unless [OTHERWISE] required by the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State 16 Legislature, a legislator may not vote [SHALL DECLARE A CONFLICT OF 17 INTEREST BEFORE VOTING] on a question [BEFORE A COMMITTEE OF THE 18 LEGISLATURE, AND SHALL REQUEST TO BE EXCUSED FROM VOTING ON 19 A QUESTION BEFORE A HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE,] if the legislator [OR 20 A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATOR'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY] has an equity or 21 ownership [A FINANCIAL] interest in a business, investment, real property, lease, or 22 other enterprise if the interest is substantial and the effect on that interest of the action 23 to be voted on is greater than the effect on a substantial class of persons to which 24 the legislator belongs as a member of a profession, occupation, industry, or 25 region [THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE STATE. HOWEVER, 26 NOTWITHSTANDING (e)(3) OF THIS SECTION AND THE LIMITATIONS OF 27 THIS SUBSECTION, A LEGISLATOR MAY VOTE ON AN APPROPRIATION 28 BILL THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF AS 37.07.020(a) OR 37.07.100]. 29 * Sec. 3. AS 24.60.030(j)(2) and 24.60.990(a)(6) are repealed. 30 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).