2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 15. Elections
Chapter 13. State Election Campaigns
Sec. 15.13.072. Restrictions on solicitation and acceptance of contributions.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 15.13.072 (2019)

(a) A candidate or an individual who has filed with the commission the document necessary to permit that individual to incur election-related expenses under AS 15.13.100 may not solicit or accept a contribution from

(1) a person not authorized by law to make a contribution;

(2) an individual who is not a resident of the state at the time the contribution is made, except as provided in (e) of this section;

(3) a group organized under the laws of another state, resident in another state, or whose participants are not residents of this state at the time the contribution is made; or

(4) a person registered as a lobbyist if the contribution violates AS 15.13.074(g) or AS 24.45.121(a)(8).

(b) A candidate or an individual who has filed with the commission the document necessary to permit the individual to incur election-related expenses under AS 15.13.100, or a group, may not solicit or accept a cash contribution that exceeds $100.

(c) An individual, or one acting directly or indirectly on behalf of that individual, may not solicit or accept a contribution

(1) before the date for which contributions may be made as determined under AS 15.13.074(c); or

(2) later than the day after which contributions may not be made as determined under AS 15.13.074(c).

(d) While the legislature is convened in a regular or special legislative session, a legislator or legislative employee may not solicit or accept a contribution to be used for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election under this chapter unless

(1) it is an election in which the legislator or legislative employee is a candidate and the contribution is for that legislator's or legislative employee's campaign;

(2) the solicitation or acceptance occurs during the 90 days immediately preceding that election; and

(3) the solicitation or acceptance occurs in a place other than the capital city or a municipality in which the legislature is convened in special session if the legislature is convened in a municipality other than the capital city.

(e) A candidate or an individual who has filed with the commission the document necessary to permit that individual to incur election-related expenses under AS 15.13.100 may solicit or accept contributions from an individual who is not a resident of the state at the time the contribution is made if the amounts contributed by individuals who are not residents do not exceed

(1) $20,000 a calendar year, if the candidate or individual is seeking the office of governor or lieutenant governor;

(2) $5,000 a calendar year, if the candidate or individual is seeking the office of state senator;

(3) $3,000 a calendar year, if the candidate or individual is seeking the office of state representative or municipal or other office.

(f) A group or political party may solicit or accept contributions from an individual who is not a resident of the state at the time the contribution is made, but the amounts accepted from individuals who are not residents may not exceed 10 percent of total contributions made to the group or political party during the calendar or group year in which the contributions are received.

(g) A candidate or an individual who has filed with the commission the document necessary to permit that individual to incur election-related expenses under AS 15.13.100 for election or reelection to the office of governor or lieutenant governor may not solicit or accept a contribution in the capital city while the legislature is convened in a regular or special legislative session.

(h) A nongroup entity may solicit or accept contributions for the purpose of influencing the nomination or election of a candidate from an individual who is not a resident of the state at the time the contribution is made or from an entity organized under the laws of another state, resident in another state, or whose participants are not residents of this state at the time the contribution is made. The amounts accepted by the nongroup entity from these individuals and entities for the purpose of influencing the nomination or election of a candidate may not exceed 10 percent of total contributions made to the nongroup entity for the purpose of influencing the nomination or election of a candidate during the calendar year in which the contributions are received.

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