Legislature(1997 - 1998)

05/07/1998 08:15 PM FIN

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SENATE BILL NO. 356                                                            
"An Act relating to treatment under legislative                                
standards of conduct of campaign contributions to                              
legislators during a legislative session; and                                  
providing for an effective date."                                              
PORTIA PARKER, STAFF, SENATOR MIKE MILLER, explained that                      
SB 356 would conform Alaska's legislative ethics statutes                      
to recently enacted legislation that amended Alaska                            
statutes regulating campaign fundraising activities.                           
She continued, SB 356 would place additional fundraising                       
restrictions on fundraising activities in the capital city                     
during legislative sessions.  All candidates for the Office                    
of Governor or Lieutenant Governor may solicit and accept                      
campaign funds during regular and special Legislative                          
sessions, providing it does not occur in the capital city.                     
Ms. Parker remarked that SB 356 contains an exemption from                     
the fundraising restrictions during the 90 days immediately                    
preceding an election in which the person is a candidate                       
for the State legislature, except that in SB 356, the                          
fundraising activity solicitation or acceptant may not                         
occur in the capital city.                                                     
Representative Mulder MOVED to report SB 356 am out of                         
Committee with individual recommendations and with the                         
accompanying fiscal note.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was                    
so ordered.                                                                    
SB 356 am was reported out of Committee with "no                               
recommendations" and with a zero fiscal note by the                            
Legislative Affairs Agency dated 4/27/98.                                      

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