Alaska Statutes.
Title 24. Legislature
Chapter 60. Standards of Conduct
Section 178. Recommended Sanctions.
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AS 24.60.178. Recommended Sanctions.

(a) When the committee finds that a person has violated this chapter, the committee may recommend appropriate sanctions, including sanctions set out in (b) of this section.

(b) The sanctions that the committee may recommend include

(1) imposition of a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each offense or twice the amount improperly gained, whichever is greater;

(2) divestiture of specified assets or withdrawal from specified associations;

(3) additional, detailed disclosure, either as a public disclosure or as a confidential disclosure to the committee;

(4) in the case of a legislative employee, suspension of employment with or without pay for a stated period of time or until stated conditions are met, or termination from legislative employment;

(5) restitution of property or reimbursement of improperly received benefits;

(6) public or private written reprimand;

(7) censure, including, in the case of a legislator, removal from a leadership position or committee membership and a determination that the legislator will not be appointed to serve in a leadership position or on a committee during the remainder of that legislature;

(8) placing the person on probationary status;

(9) in the case of a legislator, expulsion from the house of the legislature;

(10) any other appropriate measure.

(c) In addition to or in place of a sanction recommended under (b) of this section, the committee may recommend that the subject of a complaint be required to pay all or a portion of the costs related to the investigation and adjudication of a complaint.

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