- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
- Chapter 50. Public Official Financial Disclosure
- Section 10. Findings and Purpose.
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AS 39.50.010. Findings and Purpose.
- (a) It is declared by the people of the State of Alaska that the purposes of this chapter are
- (1) to discourage public officials from acting upon a private or business interest in the performance of a public duty;
- (2) to assure that public officials in their official acts are free of the influence of undisclosed private or business
- (3) to develop public confidence in persons seeking or holding public office, enhance the dignity of the offices and make
them attractive to citizens who are motivated to public service; and
- (4) to develop accountability in government by permitting public access to information necessary to judge the credentials
and performance of those who seek and hold public office.
- (b) The people of the State of Alaska declare that
- (1) public office is a public trust that should be free from the danger of conflict of interest;
- (2) the public has a right to know of the financial and business interests of persons who seek or hold public office;
- (3) a compelling state interest requires that candidates for office and office holders disclose their personal and
business financial interests;
- (4) reasonable disclosure requirements do not violate an individual's right to privacy when the individual seeks or holds
public office and a compelling state interest in the disclosure exists; and
- (5) reasonable disclosure requirements do not have the effect of chilling the exercise of the right of a qualified person
to seek or hold public office.
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