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Alaska Statutes Title 16. Fish and Game § 16.43.030. Term of office;  vacancy and removal

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(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) If there is a vacancy on the commission, a single commissioner may 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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