HCS SB 9(STA) am H: "An Act relating to the matching of identifying information a voter provides to the division of elections with the records of the Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue; relating to the release of certain confidential voter registration records; and relating to the material a political party may include in the general election pamphlet; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 9(STA) am H 01 "An Act relating to the matching of identifying information a voter provides to the 02 division of elections with the records of the Department of Administration and the 03 Department of Revenue; relating to the release of certain confidential voter registration 04 records; and relating to the material a political party may include in the general election 05 pamphlet; and providing for an effective date." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. AS 15.07.055(e) is amended to read: 08 (e) The director shall enter into an agreement with the Department of 09 Administration and the Department of Revenue to match identifying information 10 provided by a voter [WHO INITIALLY REGISTERS BY MAIL OR BY 11 FACSIMILE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION APPROVED BY THE 12 DIRECTOR UNDER AS 15.07.050] with existing identification records 13 (1) maintained by the administrative component of the Department of 14 Administration that administers motor vehicle and driver's license laws and by the
01 administrative component of the Department of Revenue that administers the 02 permanent fund dividend laws; and 03 (2) bearing the same identifying number, name, and date of birth 04 provided on the registration. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 15.07.195(c) is amended to read: 06 (c) Notwithstanding other provisions, and in compliance with federal law, 07 information made confidential by this section may be released by the division 08 (1) to a local, state, or federal government agency, including to the 09 child support services agency created in AS 25.27.010 or the child support 10 enforcement agency of another state; the agency receiving information under this 11 paragraph may use the information only for governmental purposes authorized under 12 law; 13 (2) in compliance with a court order; 14 (3) to a person holding a writ of execution against the person or 15 property of the voter; [OR] 16 (4) if the voter about whom information has been requested has 17 provided written consent to the release; or 18 (5) to another state or an organized group of states for the purpose 19 of ensuring the accuracy of the state's voter registration list prepared under 20 AS 15.07.125 and the eligibility of persons on the list to vote in state elections, if 21 the other state or organized group of states maintains the confidentiality of the 22 information using information security management policies and procedures that 23 comply with 24 (A) the information security standards of the International 25 Organization for Standardization; or 26 (B) a published information security standard used by the 27 state of Alaska and approved by the Department of Administration. 28 * Sec. 3. AS 15.58.020(a) is amended to read: 29 (a) Each general election pamphlet must contain 30 (1) photographs and campaign statements submitted by eligible 31 candidates for elective office in the region;
01 (2) information and recommendations filed under AS 15.58.050 on 02 judicial officers subject to a retention election in the region; 03 (3) a map of the house district or districts of the region; 04 (4) sample ballots for house districts of the region; 05 (5) an absentee ballot application; 06 (6) for each ballot proposition submitted to the voters by initiative or 07 referendum petition or by the legislature, 08 (A) the full text of the proposition specifying constitutional or 09 statutory provisions proposed to be affected; 10 (B) the ballot title and the summary of the proposition prepared 11 by the director or by the lieutenant governor; 12 (C) a statement of the costs to the state of implementing the law 13 proposed in an initiative, or of voter approval or rejection of the act that is the 14 subject of a referendum; 15 (D) a neutral summary of the proposition prepared by the 16 Legislative Affairs Agency; 17 (E) statements submitted that advocate voter approval or 18 rejection of the proposition not to exceed 500 words; 19 (7) for each bond question, a statement of the scope of each project as 20 it appears in the bond authorization; 21 (8) a maximum of two pages of material submitted under 22 AS 15.58.040 by each political party; 23 (9) additional information on voting procedures that the lieutenant 24 governor considers necessary; 25 (10) for the question whether a constitutional convention shall be 26 called, 27 (A) a full statement of the question placed on the ballot; 28 (B) statements not to exceed 500 words that advocate voter 29 approval or rejection of the question; 30 (11) under AS 37.13.170, the Alaska permanent fund annual income 31 statement and balance sheet for the two fiscal years preceding the publication of the
01 election pamphlet; 02 (12) under AS 15.10.090, notice of 03 (A) the establishment or abolition of a precinct; 04 (B) the designation, abolition, or modification of precinct 05 boundaries; and 06 (C) a change in the location of a polling place. 07 * Sec. 4. AS 15.58.040 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 08 (c) Material submitted by a political party may not 09 (1) include images, except for graphic elements including party logos; 10 (2) directly or indirectly advocate 11 (A) for or against, or use the name of, another political party; 12 (B) for the election or defeat or use the name of a person who is 13 (i) a candidate for municipal, state, or federal public 14 office; 15 (ii) a public official, as that term is defined in 16 AS 39.50.200(a); 17 (iii) a member of the legislature; 18 (iv) elected or appointed to public office in the federal 19 government. 20 (d) Nothing in (c) of this section prohibits a political party from submitting 21 material that promotes the political party's 22 (1) candidates generally, without naming individual persons; or 23 (2) platform, tenets, or philosophy. 24 * Sec. 5. AS 15.58.060(b) is amended to read: 25 (b) Subject to the page limitation under AS 15.58.020(a)(8), the [THE] 26 state chair or executive committee of a political party shall pay to the lieutenant 27 governor at the time of filing material under AS 15.58.040 [THIS CHAPTER] $600 28 for each page purchased. 29 * Sec. 6. AS 28.15.151(f) is amended to read: 30 (f) Except as provided otherwise in this section and in AS 15.07.195, 31 information and records under this section are declared confidential and private.
01 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).