SB 261: "An Act relating to the membership of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 261 01 "An Act relating to the membership of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 04.06.020 is amended to read: 05 Sec. 04.06.020. Appointment and qualifications. (a) The board consists of 06 five members appointed by the governor and confirmed by a majority of the members 07 of the legislature in joint session. A member of the board may not hold any other state 08 or federal office, either elective or appointive. Two members of the board shall be 09 persons actively engaged in the alcoholic beverage industry, except that no member 10 may hold a wholesale license or be an officer, agent, or employee of a wholesale 11 alcoholic beverage enterprise. No three members of the board may be engaged in the 12 same business, occupation, or profession. Three [AT LEAST THREE] members of 13 the board, at least one of whom shall reside in a rural area, shall represent the 14 general public. A board member representing the general public or an immediate
01 family member of a board member representing the general public may not have any 02 financial interest in the alcoholic beverage industry. 03 (b) In this section, 04 (1) "immediate family member" means a spouse, child, or parent; 05 (2) "rural area" means a community with a population of 4,500 or 06 less that is not connected by road or rail to Anchorage or Fairbanks. 07 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 08 read: 09 TRANSITION. The requirement that at least one member of the Alcoholic Beverage 10 Control Board be a resident of a rural area added in AS 04.06.020, as amended in sec. 1 of 11 this Act, first applies on the date the first term of office of a board member who represents the 12 general public expires, and applies thereafter. 13 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).