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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 24. Legislature
- Chapter 60. Standards of Conduct
- Section 174. Recommendations to the Legislature Where Violator is a Legislator.
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AS 24.60.174. Recommendations to the Legislature Where Violator is a Legislator.
- (a) If the person found to have violated this chapter is or was a member of the legislature, the committee's
recommendations shall be forwarded by the chair of the committee to the presiding officer of the appropriate house of
the legislature. If the committee recommends sanctions other than expulsion from the legislature, the committee
- (1) must include a suggested timetable for the compliance reports required under (e) of this section, if any; and
- (2) may include recommended fines that the legislature may impose if the legislator who was found to have violated this
chapter does not comply with the sanctions imposed by the legislature in a timely manner.
- (b) If the legislature is in session, the appropriate house shall determine the sanctions, if any, that are to be imposed.
The vote shall be taken within 10 legislative days of receipt of the committee's recommendations.
- (c) If the legislature is not in session, the presiding officer of the appropriate house may request the legislature to
consider convening itself into special session under AS 24.05.100
(a)(2) to consider the committee's recommendations. If expulsion is recommended, the presiding officer shall so
request. If the legislature does not convene itself into special session, the appropriate house shall consider the
recommendations during the first 10 days of the next regular session.
- (d) Except in the case of expulsion, which requires a two-thirds vote, all other sanctions shall be determined by a
majority vote of the full house of which the legislator is a member.
- (e) When a house of the legislature imposes a sanction other than expulsion on a member or former member, it shall advise
the committee at the time of imposing the sanction of the terms it has imposed and of the timetable for compliance
adopted with the sanctions. A legislator or former legislator on whom sanctions other than expulsion have been imposed
shall report to the committee as required by the timetable. If the committee determines that the legislator or former
legislator has not complied fully and in a timely manner with the sanctions imposed by the legislature, the committee
may recommend that the legislature impose a fine or additional sanctions.
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