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Alaska Legislature OKs teleconferenced corporate meetings

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature approved the first piece of the state’s post-COVID-19 strategy on Monday as it OK’d a measure that will allow nonprofits to hold member meetings by teleconference and corporations to hold shareholder meetings remotely.

It’s the first bill to pass both the House and Senate this session.

During the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, Gov. Mike Dunleavy waived the rules requiring in-person meetings for nonprofits and for-profit corporations. The emergency declaration has ended, but with unanimous votes, the House and Senate said the idea of remote meetings was worth keeping.

The measure is one of several that would permanently change or reverse state laws that were suspended during the pandemic.

Senate Bill 24, by Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, will be transmitted to Dunleavy’s desk, and the governor is expected to sign it.