HB 347: "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain state records relating to animals; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 347 01 "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain state records relating to animals; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 03.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 03.05.084. Confidentiality of certain information; exceptions. (a) 06 Notwithstanding AS 03.05.010(a)(2), a record that includes information about an 07 animal that is maintained by the Department of Environmental Conservation to carry 08 out the requirements of this chapter, including a record of the sale, movement, unique 09 identification number, or owner of an animal, is confidential and not subject to 10 disclosure under AS 40.25.100 - 40.25.295 (Alaska Public Records Act) if the record 11 (1) identifies a particular animal, breed of animal, business, or 12 individual; 13 (2) contains test results, or a record of test samples, for a particular 14 animal; or
01 (3) contains trade secrets or proprietary business or financial 02 information. 03 (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, the Department of Environmental 04 Conservation may disclose information from a record subject to this section to a state, 05 federal, or local government or government agency, if the department determines that 06 a threat to the health or safety of an animal or to the public exists and that disclosure 07 of the information is necessary to address the threat. 08 (c) If the Department of Environmental Conservation discloses information 09 under (b) of this section, the department shall, upon request, disclose the information 10 to the public, except for information that identifies a particular person or animal. 11 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 12 read: 13 TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Environmental Conservation 14 may adopt regulations necessary to implement this Act. The regulations take effect under 15 AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the effective date of the law 16 implemented by the regulation. 17 * Sec. 3. Section 2 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).