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Under AS 15.13.374 an individual or group may submit a request in writing to the Commission asking for a formal letter of advice regarding the propriety of specific activities under the law. A request for an advisory opinion must be in writing or contained in a message submitted by electronic mail; must describe a specific transaction or activity that the requesting person is presently engaged in or intends to undertake in the future; must include a description of all relevant facts, including the identity of the person requesting the advisory opinion; and, may not concern a hypothetical situation or the activity of a third party.
Within seven days after receiving a request satisfying the requirements of (b) of this section, the executive director of the commission shall recommend a draft advisory opinion for the commission to consider at its next meeting. The approval of a draft advisory opinion requires the affirmative vote of four members of the commission. A draft advisory opinion failing to receive four affirmative votes of the members of the commission is disapproved. For more information please see AS 15.13.374. To see previous advisory opinions, please see our website.