Alaska Statutes.
Title 24. Legislature
Chapter 60. Standards of Conduct
Section 150. Duties of the Committee.
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AS 24.60.150. Duties of the Committee.

(a) The committee shall

(1) adopt procedures to facilitate the receipt of inquiries and prompt rendition of its opinions;

(2) publish semi-annual summaries of decisions and advisory opinions with sufficient deletions in the summaries to prevent disclosing the identity of the persons involved in the decisions or opinions that have remained confidential;

(3) publish legislative ethics materials, including an annually updated handbook on standards of ethical conduct and a bimonthly legislative newsletter, to help educate legislators, legislative employees, and public members of the committee on the subject of legislative ethics;

(4) within 10 days of the first day of each regular session of the legislature and at other times determined by the committee, administer two types of legislative ethics courses that teach means of compliance with this chapter and are designed to give an understanding of this chapter's purpose under AS 24.60.010 ; one course, for returning legislators, legislative employees, or public members of the committee, shall refresh knowledge and review compliance issues; a separate course shall be designed to give first-time legislators, legislative employees, or public members of the committee a fundamental understanding of this chapter and how to comply with it.

(b) The committee may

(1) recommend legislation to the legislature the committee considers desirable or necessary to promote and maintain high standards of ethical conduct in government;

(2) subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and take testimony relating to matters before the committee, and may require the production for examination of any books or papers relating to any matter under investigation before the committee.

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