HCS CSSB 68(HES): "An Act relating to the donation to a food bank of hatchery salmon, to the donation of food by meat processors, seafood processors, manufacturers, packers, processors, bottlers, and similar entities, and to who qualifies as a food bank; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 68(HES) 01 "An Act relating to the donation to a food bank of hatchery salmon, to the 02 donation of food by meat processors, seafood processors, manufacturers, packers, 03 processors, bottlers, and similar entities, and to who qualifies as a food bank; and 04 providing for an effective date." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 17.20.345 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 07 (c) A person who donates to a food bank salmon from a hatchery that operates 08 under a permit issued under AS 16.10.400 - 16.10.470 is immune from liability as 09 provided in this section if the salmon is apparently fit for human consumption at the 10 time of its donation, even if the hatchery does not have a permit issued by the 11 Department of Environmental Conservation under this chapter, AS 03.05, or other 12 statute to process fisheries products for human consumption. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 17.20.347 is amended to read: 14 Sec. 17.20.347. "DONOR'' AND "FOOD BANK'' DEFINED. In AS 17.20.345
01 and 17.20.346, 02 (1) "donor" 03 [(A)] includes a person, farmer, retailer, slaughterhouse under 04 state supervision, freight company, distributor, wholesaler, meat processor, 05 seafood processor, or similar entity, and [; 06 (B) EXCLUDES] a person who acts in a commercial capacity 07 as a manufacturer, packer, processor, bottler, or similar entity, even if that 08 activity is the person's primary activity; 09 (2) "food bank" means a nonprofit [AN] organization [RECOGNIZED 10 BY THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS A NONPROFIT 11 ORGANIZATION AND] that operates principally to collect, inspect, and salvage 12 donated food for free distribution either to needy persons or to nonprofit 13 organizations for free distribution to needy persons; in this paragraph, "nonprofit 14 organization" means an organization recognized by the state or federal 15 government as a nonprofit organization. 16 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).