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2003-05-03 Senate Journal

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2003-05-03                     Senate Journal                      Page 1130
SB 89                                                                                             
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) "An Act amending the                                                 
definitions in the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the definition of                                 
'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for                                
legislators and legislative employees" was read the third time.                                     
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent that the bill                                 
be returned to second reading for the purpose of a specific amendment,                              
that being Amendment No. 1. Without objection, the bill was returned                                
to second reading.                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
Senators Therriault, Ben Stevens offered Amendment No. 1:                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 1, following "An Act amending the ":                                                 
 Delete "definitions in the"                                                                      
Page 1, line 3, following "employees":                                                            

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          Insert "; and amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act                                 
and the legislative standards of conduct to allow a lobbyist to give                              
and a person covered by legislative standards of conduct to accept                                
tickets to a charity event during a legislative session"                                          
                                                                                                    
Page 1, following line 4:                                                                           
          Insert a new bill section to read:                                                        
   "* Section 1.  AS 24.45.121(a) is amended to read:                                             
 (a)  A lobbyist may not                                                                            
  (1)  engage in any activity as a lobbyist before registering                                      
under AS 24.45.041;                                                                                 
  (2)  do anything with the intent of placing a public official                                     
under personal obligation to the lobbyist or to the lobbyist's employer;                            
  (3)  intentionally deceive or attempt to deceive any public                                       
official with regard to any material fact pertinent to pending or                                   
proposed legislative or administrative action;                                                      
  (4)  cause or influence the introduction of a legislative                                         
measure solely for the purpose of thereafter being employed to secure                               
its passage or its defeat;                                                                          
  (5)  cause a communication to be sent to a public official in                                     
the name of any fictitious person or in the name of any real person,                                
except with the consent of that person;                                                             
  (6)  accept or agree to accept any payment in any way                                             
contingent upon the defeat, enactment, or outcome of any proposed                                   
legislative or administrative action;                                                               
  (7)  serve as a member of a state board, or commission, if the                                    
lobbyist's employer may receive direct economic benefit from a                                      
decision of that board or commission;                                                               
  (8)  serve as a campaign manager or director, serve as a                                          
campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer on a finance or fund-                               
raising committee, host a fund-raising event, directly or indirectly                                
collect contributions for, or deliver contributions to, a candidate, or                             
otherwise engage in the fund-raising activity of a legislative campaign                             
or campaign for governor or lieutenant governor if the lobbyist has                                 
registered, or is required to register as a lobbyist, under this chapter,                           
during the calendar year; this paragraph does not apply to a                                        
representational lobbyist as defined in the regulations of the Alaska                               
Public Offices Commission, and does not prohibit a lobbyist from                                    
making personal contributions to a candidate as authorized by                                       
AS 15.13 or personally advocating on behalf of a candidate;                                         

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  (9)  offer, solicit, initiate, facilitate, or provide to or on behalf                             
of a person covered by AS 24.60, during a legislative session, a gift,                              
other than food or beverage for immediate consumption, except for                               
tickets to a charity event described in AS 24.60.080(c)(10);                                    
  (10)  make or offer a gift or a campaign contribution whose                                       
acceptance by the person to whom it is offered would violate                                        
AS 24.60.                                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill section accordingly.                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 2, following line 26:                                                                          
 Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                 
   * Sec. 5.  AS 24.60.080(c) is amended by adding a new paragraph to                             
read:                                                                                               
  (10)  tickets from a lobbyist for a charity event at any time,                                    
including during a legislative session; in this paragraph, "charity                                 
event" means an event the proceeds of which go to a charitable                                      
organization with tax-free status under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and that                                
the Alaska Legislative Council has approved in advance; the tickets                                 
may entitle the bearer to admission to the event, to entertainment, to                              
food or beverages, or to other gifts or services involved in the charity                            
event."                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Renumber the following bill sections accordingly.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Senator Ben Stevens moved and asked unanimous consent for the                                       
adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator Elton objected, then withdrew                                  
his objection. There being no further objections, Amendment No. 1                                   
was adopted.                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am was automatically in third                                        
reading.                                                                                            
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am                                        
"An Act amending the Regulation of Lobbying Act and the definition                                  
of 'lobbyist' as it applies in the act setting standards of conduct for                             
legislators and legislative employees; and amending the Regulation of                               
Lobbying Act and the legislative standards of conduct to allow a                                    
lobbyist to give and a person covered by legislative standards of                                   
conduct to accept tickets to a charity event during a legislative                                   
session" pass the Senate?" The roll was taken with the following                                    
result:                                                                                             

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CSSB 89(JUD) am                                                                                     
Third Reading - Final Passage                                                                       
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  14   NAYS:  1   EXCUSED:  5   ABSENT:  0                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Bunde, Cowdery, Dyson, Green, Hoffman, Ogan, Olson,                                          
Seekins, Stevens B, Stevens G, Taylor, Therriault, Wagoner, Wilken                                  
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Elton                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Davis, Ellis, French, Guess, Lincoln                                                      
                                                                                                    
and so, CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 89(JUD) am passed the Senate.                                        
                                                                                                    
Senator Elton gave notice of reconsideration.