Private agency, public dollars-Alaska
|Common Definition Themes|
|These 5 characteristics tend to recur in most state definitions for private agencies which are subject to FOIA laws.|
|1.) Receive or dispense public funds:||x|
|2.) Created by a public agency:|
|3.) Present themselves as a public entity:|
|4.) Perform a public function:||x|
|5.) Controlled or managed by a public entity:|
=The legal history does not mention this characteristic or it has rejected this characteristic as a potential defining aspect.
=This characteristic alone is sufficient to bring an organization under the FOIA.
=This is a part of a compound definition requiring multiple characteristics. The numbers after the symbol indicate the additional requirements.
=This is a characteristic that has been mentioned within the legal history and may aid in deciding whether or not the FOIA law applies to an organization but is not a part of a specific definition.
The history of Alaskan case law presents one clear application of the records laws to private corporations. If a private corporation receives public funding and was established for the sole purpose of performing a public function, it is subject to the public records laws.
State of Alaska
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Comptroller | Commissioner of the Department of Revenue | Commissioner of Education | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development | Regulatory Commission |