- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
- Chapter 52. Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act
- Section 130. Improper Gifts.
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AS 39.52.130. Improper Gifts.
- (a) A public officer may not solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, a gift, whether in the form of money,
service, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, employment, promise, or in any other form, that is a benefit to the
officer's personal or financial interests, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift
is intended to influence the performance of official duties, actions, or judgment. A gift from a person required to register
as a lobbyist under AS 24.45.041 to a public officer or a public officer's immediate
family member is presumed to be intended to influence the performance of official duties, actions, or judgment unless the
giver is an immediate family member of the person receiving the gift.
- (b) Notice of the receipt by a public officer of a gift with a value in excess of $150, including the name of the giver
and a description of the gift and its approximate value, must be provided to the designated supervisor within 30 days
after the date of its receipt
- (1) if the public officer may take or withhold official action that affects the giver; or
- (2) if the gift is connected to the public officer's governmental status.
- (c) In accordance with AS 39.52.240
, a designated supervisor may request guidance from the attorney general concerning whether acceptance of a particular
gift is prohibited.
- (d) The restrictions relating to gifts imposed by this section do not apply to a campaign contribution to a candidate for
elective office if the contribution complies with laws and regulations governing elections and campaign disclosure.
- (e) A public officer who, on behalf of the state, accepts a gift from another government or from an official of another
government shall, within 60 days after its receipt, notify the Office of the Governor in writing. The Office of the
Governor shall determine the appropriate disposition of the gift. In this subsection, "another government" means a
foreign government or the government of the United States, another state, a municipality, or another jurisdiction.
- (f) A public officer who knows or reasonably ought to know that a family member has received a gift because of the family
member's connection with the public office held by the public officer shall report the receipt of the gift by the
family member to the public officer's designated supervisor if the gift would have to be reported under this section if
it had been received by the public officer or if receipt of the gift by a public officer would be prohibited under this
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