INITIATIVE PETITION BILL LANGUAGE
by Petition Sponsors

Petition ID: 03DISC

AN ACT RELATING TO CONTRIBUTION LIMITS,

LOBBYISTS, AND DISCLOSURE.


Posted 7/13/06

Proposed Bill:

AN ACT RELATING TO CONTRIBUTION LIMITS, LOBBYISTS, AND DISCLOSURE


Be it enacted by the people of the State of Alaska:


Section 1. AS 15.13.070(b) is amended to read:
(b) an individual may contribute not more than
(1) $500 per year to a nongroup entity for the purpose of influencing the nomination or
election of a candidate, to a candidate, to an individual who conducts a write-in campaign
as a candidate, or to a group that is not a political party;
(2) $5,000 per year to a political party.

Section 2. AS 15.13.070(c) is amended to read:
(c) A group that is not a political party may contribute not more than $1,000 per year
(1) to a candidate, or to an individual who conducts a write-in campaign as a candidate;
(2) to another group, to a non-group entity, or to a political party.

Section 3. AS 15.13.040(b) is amended to read:
(b)Each group shall make a full report upon a form prescribed by the commission, listing
(1) the name and address of each officer and director;
(2) the aggregate amount of all contributions made to it; and, for all contributions in excess of
$100 in the aggregate a year, the name, address, principal occupation, and employer of the
contributor, and the date and amount contributed by each contributor; for purposes of this
paragraph, "contributor" means the true source of the funds, property, or services being
contributed; and
(3)the date and amount of all contributions made by it and all expenditures made, incurred or
authorized by it.

Section 4. AS 24.45.171(8) is amended to read:
(8) "lobbyist" means a person who
(A) is employed and receives payments, or who contracts for economic consideration,
including reimbursement for reasonable travel and living expenses, to communicate
directly or through the person's agents with any public official for the purpose of
influencing legislation or administrative action for more than 10 hours in any 30-day
period in one calendar year; or
(B) represents oneself as engaging in the influencing of legislative or administrative action
as a business, occupation or profession.

Section 5. AS 24.60.200 is amended to read:
Sec. 24.60.200. Financial disclosure by legislators, public members of the committee, and
legislative directors.
A legislator, a public member of the committee, and a legislative director
shall file a disclosure statement, under oath and on penalty of perjury, with the Alaska Public
Offices Commission giving the following information about the income received by the
discloser, the discloser's spouse or domestic partner, the discloser's dependent children, and the
discloser's nondependent children who are living with the discloser:
(1)the information that a public official is required to report under AS 39.50.030, other than
information about gifts;
(2)as to income in excess of $1,000 received as compensation for personal services, the name
and address of the source of the income, and a statement describing the nature of the
services performed; if the source of income is known or reasonably should be known to
have a substantial interest in legislative, administrative, or political action and the
recipient of the income is a legislator or legislative director, the amount of income
received from the source shall be disclosed;
(3) as to each loan or loan guarantee over $1,000 from a source with a substantial interest in
legislative, administrative, or political action, the name and address of the person making
the loan or guarantee, the amount of the loan, the terms and conditions under which the
loan or guarantee was given, the amount outstanding at the time of filing, and whether or
not a written loan agreement exists.

Section 6. Effective Date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2005.

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