CSSB 108(L&C): "An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of commerce and economic development concerning the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; relating to the meetings and per diem and travel expenses of the council's board of directors; relating to the duties of the council; extending the termination date of the council; and providing for an effective date."
00CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 108(L&C) 01 "An Act relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of commerce and 02 economic development concerning the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council; relating 03 to the meetings and per diem and travel expenses of the council's board of 04 directors; relating to the duties of the council; extending the termination date of 05 the council; and providing for an effective date." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. AS 44.33.705(b) is amended to read: 08 (b) If the commissioner determines that there is a qualified trade association 09 in the state that has an interest in promoting [IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF 10 THE STATE TO PROMOTE] the state as a destination through the cooperative 11 marketing program, the commissioner may [SHALL] contract with a single qualified 12 trade association to jointly manage the council if the trade association agrees that, before 13 the end of each fiscal year that the contract covers, the association will contribute at least 14 25 percent of the total operating expenses of the council for that fiscal year. The term
01 of a contract under this section may not exceed four [TWO] years. 02 * Sec. 2. AS 44.33.705(c)(7) is amended to read: 03 (7) the board shall meet at least four times a year at the call of the 04 presiding officer or upon the written request of seven members of the board; the board 05 shall hold all of its meetings in the state; 06 * Sec. 3. AS 44.33.705(c)(10) is amended to read: 07 (10) board members receive no salary for serving in that position, but are 08 entitled to per diem and travel expenses under AS 39.20.180, except as provided in 09 AS 44.33.733 [THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO PER DIEM AND TRAVEL 10 EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL ONLY FOR THE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TRAVEL 11 THAT OCCURS WITHIN THE STATE]; the contract must provide that the trade 12 association will reimburse the council for per diem and travel expenses paid to those 13 board members appointed by the trade association; reimbursement under this paragraph 14 does not qualify as a part of the association's required contribution under (b) of this 15 section; 16 * Sec. 4. AS 44.33.705(d) is amended to read: 17 (d) A contract or grant entered into by the council is not effective until signed 18 by the commissioner [DIRECTOR]. 19 * Sec. 5. AS 44.33.720(a) is amended to read: 20 (a) The council shall 21 (1) conduct a tourism marketing program designed to accomplish the 22 purposes of AS 44.33.700 - 44.33.735; the marketing program must include promotion 23 of the state as a destination and promotion of all forms of travel to the state, including 24 travel by air, highway, and water; 25 (2) prepare and implement plans for the promotion of Alaska tourism, 26 including necessary research; 27 (3) submit an annual report to the governor and the legislature describing 28 the activities of the council; 29 (4) make available to all interested persons, including tourism businesses, 30 a quarterly report of the council's actions and activities; 31 (5) annually submit a proposed operating budget to the commissioner
01 [DIRECTOR], to be used by the Department of Commerce and Economic Development 02 to prepare and submit the operating budget of the council under AS 44.33.725; 03 (6) provide advice, on the request of the director [OF TOURISM], on the 04 programs of the division; 05 (7) submit a report to the legislature, by the 10th day of each regular 06 session, describing how the contractual money was spent in the first half of the year and 07 explaining the plan for expenditures during the second half of the year; 08 (8) consider methods to fund tourism marketing using both public and 09 private assets; and 10 (9) consider methods of providing for the financial self-sufficiency of the 11 council. 12 * Sec. 6. AS 44.33 is amended by adding a new section to read: 13 Sec. 44.33.733. BOARD TRAVEL EXPENSES. The members of the board 14 are not entitled to per diem and travel expenses for travel outside the state unless the 15 purpose of the travel is to secure contracts for the promotion of tourism in the state or 16 to promote the state as a travel destination, and unless the travel is in the best interests 17 of the state in general. The council shall submit board member's travel and per diem 18 expenses for travel outside the state to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee 19 for review and approval before the travel occurs. 20 * Sec. 7. AS 44.66.010(a)(15) is amended to read: 21 (15) Alaska Tourism Marketing Council (AS 44.33.700) - December 30, 22 1999 ; 23 * Sec. 8. This Act takes effect July 1, 1995.