Alaska Statutes.
Title 16. Fish and Game
Chapter 43. Regulation of Entry Into Alaska Commercial Fisheries
Section 30. Term of Office; Vacancy and Removal.
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AS 16.43.030. Term of Office; Vacancy and Removal.

(a) The members of the commission shall be appointed for terms of four years.

(b) A vacancy on the commission shall be filled by appointment by the governor and the appointment shall be confirmed by the legislature in joint session. Except as provided in AS 39.05.080 (4), a member selected to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the balance of the full term for which the member's predecessor on the commission was appointed.

(c) A vacancy on the commission does not impair the authority of a quorum of commissioners to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the commission.

(d) The governor may remove a commissioner from office for cause, including but not limited to incompetence, neglect of duty, or misconduct in office. A commissioner being removed for cause shall be given a copy of the charges and afforded an opportunity to publicly present a defense in person or by counsel upon not less than 10 days' notice. If a commissioner is removed for cause, the governor shall file with the lieutenant governor a complete statement of all charges made against the commissioner and the governor's findings based on the charges, together with a complete record of the proceedings.

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