Board of Game Forms

Submit Proposals

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2018/2019 cycle was Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Review proposals from past meeting cycles.

Submit Comments

Proposals for the 2018/2019 meeting cycle will be available for public comment by September 2018. Learn about submitting comments.

Agenda Change Requests (ACRs)

ACRs are requests to consider proposals that are not part of the current cycle. The Board of Game adopted a proposal to change the ACR policy during the November 2017 Statewide Regulations Meeting; changes will go into effect July 1, 2018. The deadline to submit ACRs will now be November 1 and an updated ACR policy and form will soon be available.

Emergency Petitions

The Boards of Fisheries and Game recognize that in rare instances circumstances may require regulatory changes outside the regular process. The problem outlined in an emergency petition needs to justify a finding of emergency. In accordance with state policy expressed in AS 44.62.270, emergencies will be held to a minimum and are rarely found to exist. Read the full policy on emergency petitions (PDF 14 kB) or contact the Boards Support office for information at (907) 465-4110.

About the Proposal Process

  1. Call for Proposals Issued (PDF 143 kB)

    The Board of Game operates on a three year cycle, alternating which subjects are under consideration. A "Call for Proposals" is issued, enumerating the subjects for a given meeting, and listing the deadline for receiving proposals.

  2. Proposal Books Distributed

    After the deadline for receiving proposals has passed, a proposal book is published which is distributed statewide for comment.

  3. Public Comment Invited

    The board accepts written public comment on proposals before each meeting. Comments are accepted online, via fax, and by post until two weeks prior to the relevant meeting. These comments are "on-time" and are distributed to the Board for review prior to the meeting. This opportunity for advance review facilitates the public process.

    Depending on the meeting, comments may be accepted after the "on-time" deadline, usually only via fax or in person at the meeting site. These are considered "record copies" and are distributed at the meeting. Applicable comment due dates for each meeting can be found on the meeting information page.

    Comments must be no longer than 100 single sided pages, or the equivalent, before the on-time comment deadline; after or at the meeting, 10 single-sided pages or less, unless exceptions are requested by the board.

  4. Board Meeting Held

    At the board meetings, the board hears reports from department staff and comments from the public. The board deliberates each proposal and acts by adopting, rejecting, amending, or deferring proposals.

    The board meetings are open to the public during the entire process, with the exception of executive sessions which are rare and held only for issues of pending legislation, personnel, or confidential matters.

  5. Regulations Filed

    Adopted or amended proposals are then written into the proper legal format and submitted to the Department of Law for review and sent to the lieutenant governor for filing before becoming effective.

  6. Summary of Actions Distributed

    Staff prepare a written report summarizing the actions taken by the board. The reports are distributed to advisory committees and posted on the website.