HB 212: "An Act relating to unlawful trade practices and antitrust activities."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 212 01 "An Act relating to unlawful trade practices and antitrust activities." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 45.50.521(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) Subject to the provisions of AS 45.50.501(a), the attorney general may not 05 make public the name of a person alleged to have committed an act or practice 06 declared unlawful in AS 45.50.471 during and after an investigation conducted by the 07 attorney general under AS 45.50.471 - 45.50.561, nor are the records of investigation 08 or intelligence information of the attorney general obtained or created in the course 09 of the investigation under AS 45.50.471 - 45.50.561 considered public records 10 available for inspection or copying under AS 09.25.110 - 09.25.220 by the general 11 public at any time during or after the investigation . However, the attorney general 12 is not prevented from issuing public statements describing or warning of a course of 13 conduct or a conspiracy that constitutes or will constitute an unlawful act or practice, 14 whether on a local, state, regional, or national basis.
01 * Sec. 2. AS 45.50.594 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (e) Testimony given under a demand, or a copy of the testimony, is subject to 03 the same restrictions and prohibition against disclosure as is documentary material 04 under AS 45.50.592(e). 05 * Sec. 3. AS 45.50 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Sec. 45.50.595. Confidentiality of investigatory records. Investigation 07 records obtained or created by the attorney general in the course of an investigation 08 under AS 45.50.562 - 45.50.596 are not considered public records available for 09 inspection or copying under AS 09.25.110 - 09.25.220 by the public at any time during 10 or after the investigation. However, the attorney general may issue public statements 11 describing or warning of a course of conduct or a conspiracy that constitutes or will 12 constitute a violation of AS 45.50.562 - 45.50.596, whether on a local, state, regional, 13 or national basis.