Alaska Statutes Title 24. Legislature and Lobbying § 24.45.121. Prohibitions

(a) A lobbyist may not

(1) engage in any activity as a lobbyist before registering under AS 24.45.041 ;

(2) do anything with the intent of placing a public official under personal obligation to the lobbyist or to the lobbyist's employer;

(3) intentionally deceive or attempt to deceive any public official with regard to any material fact pertinent to pending or proposed legislative or administrative action;

(4) cause or influence the introduction of a legislative measure solely for the purpose of thereafter being employed to secure its passage or its defeat;

(5) cause a communication to be sent to a public official in the name of any fictitious person or in the name of any real person, except with the consent of that person;

(6) accept or agree to accept any payment in any way contingent upon the defeat, enactment, or outcome of any proposed legislative or administrative action;

(7) serve as a member of a state board or commission, if the lobbyist's employer may receive direct economic benefit from a decision of that board or commission;

(8) serve as a campaign manager or director, serve as a campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer on a finance or fund-raising committee, host a fund-raising event, directly or indirectly collect contributions for, or deliver contributions to, a candidate, or otherwise engage in the fund-raising activity of a legislative campaign or campaign for governor or lieutenant governor if the lobbyist has registered, or is required to register, as a lobbyist under this chapter, during the calendar year;  this paragraph does not apply to a representational lobbyist as defined in the regulations of the Alaska Public Offices Commission, and does not prohibit a lobbyist from making personal contributions to a candidate as authorized by AS 15.13 or personally advocating on behalf of a candidate;

(9) offer, solicit, initiate, facilitate, or provide to or on behalf of a person covered by AS 24.60 a gift, other than food or beverage for immediate consumption or a compassionate gift under AS 24.60.075 ;  however, this paragraph does not prohibit a lobbyist from providing

(A) a gift to a legislator or legislative employee who is a member of the lobbyist's immediate family as defined in AS 24.60.990(a) , if the gift is unconnected to the recipient's legislative status;

(B) tickets to a charity event described in AS 24.60.080(a)(2)(B) ;  or

(C) a contribution to a charity event under AS 24.60.080(c)(10) ;

(10) make or offer a gift or a campaign contribution whose acceptance by the person to whom it is offered would violate AS 24.60 or AS 39.52.

(b) A person may not employ for pay or any consideration, or pay or agree to pay consideration to, a person to lobby who is not registered under AS 24.45.041 unless that person registers and that person does in fact so register before engaging in lobbying.

(c) A former member of the legislature may not engage in activity as a lobbyist before the legislature for a period of one year after the former member has left the legislature.  This subsection does not prohibit a former member from acting as a volunteer lobbyist described in AS 24.45.161(a)(1) or a representational lobbyist as defined under regulations of the commission.

(d) An individual may not, at any time that AS 39.52 prohibits that individual from engaging in activity as a lobbyist, register as a lobbyist under this chapter or engage in any activity as a lobbyist.  This subsection does not prohibit registration or service as a volunteer lobbyist described in AS 24.45.161(a)(1) or a representational lobbyist, as defined in regulation by the commission.

(e) The spouse or domestic partner of a legislator may not engage in activity as a lobbyist.  This subsection does not prohibit the spouse or domestic partner from acting as a volunteer lobbyist under AS 24.45.161(a)(1) or a representational lobbyist, as defined in regulation by the commission.


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