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Sec. 15.50.060. Effective date.

Unless otherwise provided in the amendment, it becomes effective 30 days after certification.

Article 02. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS

Sec. 15.50.070. Placing question of constitutional convention on ballot.

If during any 10-year period a constitutional convention has not yet been held, and the question of holding a constitutional convention has not been placed before the voters, the lieutenant governor shall direct the director to place the question on the ballot for the next regular statewide general or primary election.

Sec. 15.50.080. Certification of vote.

If a majority of votes cast on the question are in the affirmative, the lieutenant governor shall so certify and shall issue the call for the convention.

Sec. 15.50.090. Time and manner of selecting delegates.

Delegates to the convention shall be elected at the next statewide general election in the number and manner prescribed in the call for the convention by the lieutenant governor or as provided by law.

Sec. 15.50.100. Certification of constitutional amendment by convention.

The president of the constitutional convention shall certify to the lieutenant governor each proposed amendment to the constitution adopted by the constitutional convention.

Article 03. DELEGATION BY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Sec. 15.50.110. Delegation by lieutenant governor.

The lieutenant governor may delegate the duties imposed on the lieutenant governor by AS 15.50.010 - 15.50.100 to the director.

Chapter 15.55. ELECTION OFFENSES, CORRUPT PRACTICES, AND PENALTIES

Sec. 15.55.010. - 15.55.250 [Repealed, Sec. 231 ch 100 SLA 1980. For current law, see AS 15.56].

Repealed or Renumbered

Chapter 15.56. ELECTION OFFENSES, CORRUPT PRACTICES, AND PENALTIES

Sec. 15.56.010. Campaign misconduct in the first degree. [Repealed, Sec. 28 ch 48 SLA 1996].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 15.56.012. Campaign misconduct in the first degree..

(a) Except as provided in AS 15.56.014 and 15.56.016, a person commits the crime of campaign misconduct in the first degree if the person knowingly engages in conduct that violates a provision of AS 15.13 or a regulation adopted under authority of AS 15.13.

(b) Violation of this section is a corrupt practice.

(c) Campaign misconduct in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 15.56.014. Campaign misconduct in the second degree..

(a) A person commits the crime of campaign misconduct in the second degree if the person

(1) knowingly circulates or has written, printed, or circulated a letter, circular, or publication relating to an election, to a candidate at an election, or an election proposition or question without the name and address of the author appearing on its face;

(2) except as provided by AS 15.13.090 (b), knowingly prints or publishes an advertisement, billboard, placard, poster, handbill, paid-for television or radio announcement, or communication, as that term is defined in AS 15.13.400 , intended to influence the election of a candidate or outcome of a ballot proposition or question without the words "paid for by" followed by the name and address of the person paying for the advertising or communication and, if a candidate or group, with the name of the campaign chair;

(3) knowingly makes a communication, as that term is defined in AS 15.13.400,

(A) containing false factual information relating to a candidate for an election;

(B) that the person knows to be false; and

(C) that would provoke a reasonable person under the circumstances to a breach of the peace or that a reasonable person would construe as damaging to the candidate's reputation for honesty or integrity, or to the candidate's qualifications to serve if elected to office.

(b) Violation of this section is a corrupt practice.

(c) Campaign misconduct in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 15.56.016. Campaign misconduct in the third degree..

(a) A person commits the offense of campaign misconduct in the third degree if

(1) the person violates a provision of AS 15.13 or a regulation adopted under AS 15.13; or

(2) during the hours the polls are open and after election officials have posted warning notices as required by AS 15.15.170 or at the required distance in the form and manner prescribed by the chief municipal elections official in a local election, the person is within 200 feet of an entrance to a polling place, and

(A) violates AS 15.15.170 ; or

(B) circulates cards, handbills, or marked ballots, or posts political signs or posters relating to a candidate at an election or election proposition or question.

(b) Campaign misconduct in the third degree is a violation.

Sec. 15.56.018. Applicability of campaign misconduct provisions..

(a) For purposes of AS 15.56.012 (a) and 15.56.016(a)(1), each day a violation continues constitutes a separate offense.

(b) When a person is convicted of violating AS 15.56.012 , in addition to imposition of a sentence as authorized by AS 12.55.015 , notwithstanding AS 12.55.015 (c), the court shall order suspension, for a period of one year, of any license held by the defendant that allows the defendant to do business in the state.

Sec. 15.56.019. Definition..

In AS 15.56.012 - 15.56.018, the term "knowingly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900 (a).

Sec. 15.56.020. Campaign misconduct in the second degree. [Repealed, Sec. 28 ch 48 SLA 1996].

Repealed or Renumbered

Sec. 15.56.025. Telephone campaign misconduct.

(a) A person commits the crime of telephone campaign misconduct if the person makes a statement about a candidate

(1) as part of an organized telephone poll or organized series of calls to convince potential voters concerning the outcome of an election;

(2) that the person knows to be false; and

(3) that the person intends to affect the outcome of the election.

(b) Violation of this section is a corrupt practice. However, notwithstanding AS 15.20.540 , only a defeated candidate may contest the nomination or election of a person for violation of this section.

(c) Telephone campaign misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 15.56.030. Unlawful interference with voting in the first degree.

(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful interference with voting in the first degree if the person

(1) uses, threatens to use, or causes to be used force, coercion, violence, or restraint, or inflicts, threatens to inflict, or causes to be inflicted damage, harm, or loss, upon or against another person to induce or compel that person to vote or refrain from voting in an election;

(2) knowingly pays, offers to pay, or causes to be paid money or other valuable thing to a person to vote or refrain from voting in an election;

(3) solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept money or other valuable thing with the intent to vote for or refrain from voting for a candidate at an election or for an election proposition or question;

(4) violates AS 15.20.081 (a) by knowingly supplying or encouraging or assisting another person to supply to a voter an absentee ballot application form with a political party or group affiliation indicated if the voter is not already registered as affiliated with that political party or group, and the person has been previously convicted of unlawful interference with voting in the second degree under AS 15.56.035(a)(5);

(5) knowingly designs, marks, or encourages or assists another person to design or mark an absentee ballot application in a manner that suggests choice of one ballot over another as prohibited by AS 15.20.081(a), and the person has been previously convicted of unlawful interference with voting in the second degree under AS 15.56.035 (a)(6); or

(6) knowingly submits or encourages or assists another person to submit an absentee ballot application to an intermediary who could control or delay the submission of the application to the division of elections or who could gather data from the application form as prohibited by AS 15.20.081 (a), and the person has been previously convicted of unlawful interference with voting in the second degree under AS 15.56.035 (a)(7).

(b) Violation of this section is a corrupt practice.

(c) Unlawful interference with voting in the first degree is a class C felony.

(d) For purposes of (a)(2) and (3) of this section, "other valuable thing"

(1) includes

(A) an entry in a game of chance in which a prize of money or other present or future pecuniary gain or advantage may be awarded to a participant wherein the total of the prizes offered is greater than $2 per participant with a maximum of $100; and

(B) government employment or benefits;

(2) does not include

(A) materials having a nominal value bearing the name, likeness, or other identification of a candidate, political party, political group, party district committee, or organization, or stating a position on a ballot proposition or question;

(B) food and refreshments provided incidental to an activity that is nonpartisan in nature and directed at encouraging persons to vote, or incidental to a gathering in support of or in opposition to a candidate, political party, political group, party district committee, organization, or ballot question or proposition;

(C) care of the voter's dependents provided in connection with the absence of a voter from home for the purpose of voting;

(D) services provided by a person acting as a representative under AS 15.20.072 ;

(E) services provided by an election official as defined in AS 15.80.010; and

(F) transportation of a voter to or from the polls without charge.

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