SB 268: "An Act relating to the membership of the Board of Fisheries."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 268 01 "An Act relating to the membership of the Board of Fisheries." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 16.05.221(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) For purposes of the conservation and development of the fishery resources 05 of the state, there is created the Board of Fisheries composed of seven members 06 appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of 07 the legislature in joint session. The governor shall appoint each member on the basis 08 of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of 09 action of the board, and with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of 10 view in the membership. The appointed members shall be residents of the state and 11 shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation or geographical location of 12 residence. The commissioner is not a member of the Board of Fisheries, but shall be 13 ex officio secretary. The board consists of 14 (1) three members who represent commercial fishing interests; 15 (2) three members who represent sport fishing interests; and

01 (3) one member who represents subsistence fishing interests. 02 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 03 read: 04 TRANSITION. A person who is a member of the Board of Fisheries on the day before 05 the effective date of this Act continues to serve until the expiration of the member's term.