Alaska Statutes Title 19. Highways and Ferries § 19.75.031. Board of directors of authority

(a) The authority shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of the following:

(1) the commissioner of transportation and public facilities or the commissioner's designee;

(2) the commissioner of revenue or the commissioner's designee;

(3) one public member, appointed by the governor, who is a state resident and United States citizen;

(4) one public member, appointed by the governor, who is a resident of the Municipality of Anchorage and who has knowledge of local transportation issues;

(5) one public member, appointed by the governor, who is a resident of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and who has knowledge of local transportation issues;

(6) one nonvoting member who is a member of the state house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house and who serves at the pleasure of the speaker of the house;  the speaker of the house shall consider the appointment of a legislator elected from a house district that lies entirely or partially within the Municipality of Anchorage or the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for appointment under this paragraph;  and

(7) one nonvoting member who is a member of the state senate appointed by the president of the senate and who serves at the pleasure of the president of the senate;  the president of the senate shall consider the appointment of a senator elected from a senate district that lies entirely or partially within the Municipality of Anchorage or the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for appointment under this paragraph.

(b) The public members of the board shall serve for staggered terms of five years and may be reappointed to a single successive five-year term.  A public member may only be removed for cause.

(c) If a vacancy occurs in a public member's seat on the board, the governor shall make an appointment, effective immediately, for the unexpired portion of that member's term.


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