Enrolled HB 347: Relating to the confidentiality of certain state records relating to animals; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled HB 347 01 Relating to the confidentiality of certain state records relating to animals; and providing for an 02 effective date. 03 _______________ 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) A 06 record that includes information about an animal that is maintained by the Department 07 of Environmental Conservation to carry out the requirements of this chapter, including 08 a record of the sale, movement, unique identification number, or owner of an animal, 09 is confidential and not subject to disclosure under AS 40.25.100 - 40.25.295 (Alaska 10 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 or a regional health corporation if 06 the department determines that a threat to the health or safety of an animal or to the 07 public exists and that disclosure of the information is necessary to address the threat. 08 (c) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, the Department of Environmental 09 Conservation shall, upon request, publicly disclose records subject to this section in a 10 manner that prevents identification of a particular animal, individual, or business. 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).