CSHB 542(FSH): "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by members of the board."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 542(FSH) 01 "An Act relating to participation in matters before the Board of Fisheries by 02 members of the board." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to preserve and enhance the ability 05 of the Board of Fisheries to act as a lay board. To accomplish this goal, this Act requires 06 members of the board to participate in the issues that come before the board even though the 07 members have a personal or financial interest in the matter by virtue of their participation in 08 a fishery. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 39.52.120(c) is amended to read: 10 (c) In addition to other provisions of this section, a public officer who is a 11 member of the [BOARD OF FISHERIES OR THE] Board of Game may not act on 12 a matter before the board if the public officer has not disclosed in the manner set out 13 in AS 39.52.220 all personal or financial interests in a business or organization relating 14 to fish or game resources.
01 * Sec. 3. AS 39.52.120 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a public officer who 03 is a member of the Board of Fisheries must participate in matters before the board 04 even if the member has a personal or financial interest in the matter. Before 05 participating, the member shall disclose the interest on the record. Disclosure under 06 this subsection is not subject to AS 39.52.220. Participation in a matter before the 07 board after disclosure is not considered to be a use of state facilities to benefit personal 08 or financial interests under (b)(3) of this section. AS 39.52.240 does not apply to 09 matters related to this subsection.