Alaska Statutes.
Title 24. Legislature
Chapter 60. Standards of Conduct
Section 75. Compassionate Gift Exemption.
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AS 24.60.075. Compassionate Gift Exemption.

(a) Notwithstanding AS 24.45.121 and AS 24.60.080 , a person may give a compassionate gift to a legislator or legislative employee, and a legislator or a legislative employee may solicit, receive, or accept a compassionate gift from a person, subject to the limitations in (b) - (e) of this section.

(b) A compassionate gift may not be solicited, accepted, or received unless a written request has been approved in writing by the chair of the legislative council, and the committee chair or vice-chair has approved in writing the decision of the chair of the legislative council.

(c) A legislator or legislative employee may not solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, compassionate gifts worth less than $250 that in a calendar year aggregate to $250 or more in value and are from the same person. A legislator or legislative employee who receives a compassionate gift, directly or indirectly, shall disclose to the committee the name of the gift's source and the value of the gift within 30 days after receipt.

(d) In this section, the value of a gift shall be determined by the fair market value of the gift, to the extent that the fair market value can be determined.

(e) In this section, "compassionate gift" means a solicited or unsolicited gift intended to aid or comfort a recipient or a member of the recipient's immediate family in contending with a catastrophe, a tragedy, or a health-related emergency.

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