ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 183
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
June 3, 1999
I, Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska, make the
1. One of the goals of my Administration has been to make
more information about state government available to Alaskans
and to use less paper in accomplishing that goal.
2. Alaskans' use of on-line services has increased so substantially
in recent years that a new national study reports that Alaska
leads the nation in rate of Internet use.
3. Making notices of meetings or actions of state government
available on the Internet will assist Alaskans in understanding
what their government is doing and increase their ability to
participate in their government.
Under the authority of art. III, secs. 1 and 24 of the Alaska
Constitution, I , Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska,
hereby order the following:
1. No later than July 1, 1999, all departments and other agencies
of the executive branch must post on the State of Alaska's Online
Public Notice website all new legal notices, notices of public
meetings, notices of proposed actions, and other public notices
required by statute or regulation.
2. The commissioner of each department of the executive branch
must designate one employee to be responsible for posting all
public notices of that department and its affiliated agencies
on the Online Public Notice website. Each department must provide
the name of the designated employee to the Office of the Lieutenant
Governor no later than June 10, 1999. If a department's designated
employee becomes unable to fulfill these responsibilities for
any reason, the department must designate another employee and
provide the name of the new designee to the Office of the Lieutenant
This Order takes effect immediately.
Dated this 4 day of June, 1999.