Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 21. Department of Administration
Section 268. Powers of the Commission.
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AS 44.21.268. Powers of the Commission.

(a) The commission may

(1) employ all consultative, technical and clerical personnel necessary for the implementation of AS 44.21.256 - 44.21.290, within the limits of available funds;

(2) employ a director, who shall be directly responsible to the commission in financial and administrative matters;

(3) provide grants to locally controlled non-profit telecommunications entities which lease, purchase, construct, own, operate and manage and are the licensees of public broadcasting stations, production centers, and other related equipment and facilities for the production and transmission of open circuit, closed circuit, 2,500 megahertz, and other transmission means necessary to provide fully effective public broadcasting in the state;

(4) appoint unpaid advisory committees to assist in development of programs for public television broadcasts;

(5) provide assistance to licensed commercial broadcasting stations for the broadcast of public affairs programming.

(b) In performing its duties and exercising its authority under AS 44.21.256 - 44.21.290, the commission may not exercise control over the specific content or airing of any program material.

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