HB 172: "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Game."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 172 01 "An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Game." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 16.05.221(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) For purposes of the conservation and development of the game resources 05 of the state, there is created a Board of Game composed of seven members appointed 06 by the governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the 07 legislature in joint session. The governor shall appoint each member on the basis of 08 interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action 09 of the board, and with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in 10 the membership. At least one member shall be appointed whose predominant use 11 of game resources is nonconsumptive, such as tourism, wildlife viewing, or 12 scientific study. The knowledge and personal experience of the membership of 13 the board, taken as a whole, shall directly reflect all of the uses of game in the 14 state by residents, including sport and subsistence hunting and trapping, tourism, 15 wildlife viewing, and scientific study. The appointed members shall be residents of

01 the state and shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation or geographical 02 location of residence. The commissioner is not a member of the Board of Game, but 03 shall be ex officio secretary. 04 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 05 read: 06 APPLICABILITY. The terms of the members of the Board of Game who are serving 07 on the effective date of this Act are not affected by the amendment to AS 16.05.221(b) in sec. 08 1 of this Act.