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Alaska Public Offices Commission
Alaska Public Offices Commission
In light of the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, APOC staff has issued a draft advisory opinion concerning contribution limits. Staff has recommended that the limits in effect prior to those struck down as unconstitutional be revived and adjusted for inflation. Accordingly, under provisions of AS 15.13.374, until the Commission rules otherwise or disapproves the opinion, the individual-to-candidate; and individual-to-non-political party limit is $1,500 per year. The non-political party group-to-candidate; and non-political party group-to-non-political party limit is $3,000 per year.Draft Advisory Opinion 21-09-CD
Ballot Measure 2
Effective February 28, 2021, there are new requirements for person that have made, and/or may be making independent expenditures supporting or opposing candidates in Alaska elections. These new requirements affect both the maker of independent expenditures and their contributors.
Groups or entities making independent expenditures are required to identify the true source(s) of all contributions received from a single contributor in excess of $2,000 within 24 hours of receipt. [AS 15.13.110(k), eff. Feb. 28, 2021]
Persons who contribute in excess of $2,000 to a group or entity making independent expenditures, are required to identify the true source(s) of the money contributed by informing the receiving group or entity of the true source(s) at the time the contribution is made and by filing a statement of contributions report within 24 hours. [AS 15.13.040(s), eff. Feb. 28, 2021]
In general, “true source” means the person or legal entity whose contribution is funded from wages, investment income, inheritance, or revenue generated from selling goods or services. A person or legal entity who derived funds via contributions, donations, dues, or gifts is not the true source, but rather an intermediary for the true source. [AS 15.13.400(18)], eff. Feb. 28, 2021]
To encourage the public's confidence in their elected and appointed officials by administering Alaska's disclosure statutes and publishing financial information regarding the activities of election campaigns, public officials, lobbyists and lobbyist employers.
Encouraging Public Confidence
A comprehensive list of information provided by the Alaska Public Offices Commission, can be found on our Search Reports page.
- Advisory Opinions
- Searchable list of requests for advice from the commission regarding the propriety of specific activities.
- Campaign Disclosure
- Searchable reports of campaign activities, including Candidate Lists.
- Lobbying Disclosure
- Search reports from Lobbyists and Employers of Lobbyists.
- Searchable list of formal allegations filed with the commission.
- Published reports
- Additional reports of APOC activities, findings, and recommendations, including Lobbying summaries.
- 2021 Lobbying Directory - revised Feb. 2, 2021
Electronic Filing of APOC Documents
If you are a first time electronic filer, please read this prior to filing an APOC document or report.
- Electronic Filing for State Public Official / Legislative Financial Disclosures