HB 117: "An Act relating to the membership of the board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 117 01 "An Act relating to the membership of the board of directors of the Alaska 02 Seafood Marketing Institute." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 16.51.020(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) The governing body of the institute is a board of directors. The board 06 consists of 13  voting members appointed by the governor. In making 07 appointments to the board, the governor shall consider, but need not appoint, nominees 08 presented by persons engaged in fish processing, the financing of fish processing, or 09 commercial fishing. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 16.51.020(b) is amended to read: 11 (b) Six [TWELVE] members of the board shall be seafood processors: four 12 [EIGHT] of the seafood processors must have an annual payroll in the state of more 13 than $2,500,000; two [FOUR] of the seafood processors must have an annual payroll 14 in the state of $50,000 - $2,500,000. Six [TWELVE] members of the board must be
01 engaged in commercial fishing. [THE GOVERNOR, TO THE EXTENT 02 PRACTICABLE, SHALL APPOINT AS COMMERCIAL FISHING MEMBERS OF 03 THE BOARD PERSONS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL FISHING IN A FISHERY 04 MANAGEMENT REGION OF THE STATE IN THE SAME PROPORTION THAT 05 THE REGION CONTRIBUTES, OR IS EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE DURING 06 THE NEXT YEAR, TO THE TOTAL SALMON MARKETING TAX COLLECTED 07 UNDER AS 43.76.110 - 43.76.130.] One member of the board shall be a lay person 08 selected by the governor. 09 * Sec. 3. AS 16.51.050 is amended to read: 10 Sec. 16.51.050. QUORUM. Seven [FOURTEEN] members of the board 11 appointed under AS 16.51.020 constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and 12 the exercise of the powers and duties of the board. 13 * Sec. 4. TRANSITION FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE 14 ALASKA SEAFOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE. (a) Notwithstanding AS 16.51.020(b), 15 as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, and subject to AS 16.51.040, a person who is serving as a 16 member of the board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute on the day before 17 the effective date of sec. 2 of this Act may continue to serve as a member of the board for 18 the remainder of the term to which the person was appointed. 19 (b) Before January 1, 1996, the governor shall designate those directorships on the 20 board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute that will be eliminated upon the 21 resignation or removal of a director or upon the expiration of the term of an incumbent 22 director. Before January 1, 1999, the governor shall reduce the membership of the board of 23 directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to the number and representation 24 prescribed by AS 16.51.020(b), as amended by sec. 2 of this Act. To the extent possible the 25 governor shall maintain staggered terms for members of each class of board members. 26 * Sec. 5. Sections 3, 8(c), and 12, ch. 55, SLA 1993 are repealed.