ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 71
JAY S. HAMMOND
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
January 11, 1982
Under the authority of AS 44.19.028, I hereby establish the
Council on Economic Policy within the Office of the Governor.
A. The Council on Economic Policy shall be composed of no
more than 12 members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure
of the Governor.
(1) The members of the council must be individuals reflecting
a wide range of experience in areas such as banking or finance,
business management, economics, and Alaska public issues.
(2) The council may include a maximum of five members who
are not residents of Alaska and who, because of their backgrounds,
will provide necessary expertise or perspective to the council.
(3) In addition to the 12 appointed members, the director
of the Division of Policy Development and Planning and the director
of the Division of Budget and Management serve as ex officio
members of the council. However, these ex officio members are
not entitled to vote in council matters.
(4) All members of the council will serve for a term of one
year, commencing from the date of their appointment by the Governor.
B. In addition to the 12 appointed members and the two ex
officio members, the Lieutenant Governor shall serve as chairman
of the council. The Lieutenant Governor may not vote in council
matters except in the case of a tie vote of the council. The
Lieutenant Governor may appoint an individual to serve as chairman
of the council during the absence of the Lieutenant Governor.
The individual appointed by the Lieutenant Governor is not required
to be a member of the council.
C. The council shall hold at least one meeting each calendar
(1) A member of the council is entitled to receive reimbursement
for travel expenses and per diem incurred while on approved council
business as provided by law for boards and commissions. A member
who resides outside of Alaska is also entitled to receive compensation
in the amount of $100 per day while attending scheduled council
(2) A member of the council is not entitled to receive the
$100 per day compensation described in (1) of this subsection
for more than 24 scheduled meeting days per calendar year.
D. The purpose of the council is to consider the economic
future of Alaska with emphasis on the anticipated economic condition
of the state five to ten years from the time of the council's
consideration, and with lesser emphasis on the anticipated economic
condition of the state sooner than five years and beyond ten
years from the time of the council's consideration. In fulfilling
its purpose under this subsection, the council shall evaluating
the types of economic development and diversification which are
practicable and desirable for Alaska, and as part of that evaluation,
shall consider the quality of life in Alaska. The council shall
(1) conduct seminars on economic topics;
(2) provide the public with information resulting from the
council's research and deliberations;
(3) provide the Governor with the results of the council's
research and deliberations; and,
(4) make recommendations to the Governor relating to policies
and programs which may serve to enhance economic activity and
contribute to the state's financial health.
E. In accordance with AS 44.19.028, the commission established
in this administrative order may remain in existence only until
the first day of the First Session of the Thirteenth Alaska State
The effective date of this order is January 11, 1982
DATED at Juneau, Alaska on January 11, 1982
S/S Jay S. Hammond
Jay S. Hammond
Governor of the State of Alaska