House passes bill addressing AGDC appointments

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

The Alaska House has passed legislation to allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.

The vote was 27-12. The bill still must to go to the Senate.

House Speaker Mike Chenault requested House Rules introduce HB383 to address what he has called an oversight in legislation passed last year setting up AGDC. Chenault has said the intent was to ensure the most qualified people serve on the board, regardless of whether they're Alaska residents.

The issue came to the fore with Gov. Sean Parnell's appointment to the board of a Texas man and former pipeline company executive.

Critics of the appointment say Alaskans should be making policy calls affecting Alaskans, and nothing prevents AGDC from hiring out-of-state residents as consultants.

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