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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).