CSHB 251(L&C): "An Act relating to pilotage of certain foreign pleasure craft."

00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 251(L&C) 01 "An Act relating to pilotage of certain foreign pleasure craft." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 08.62.180 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 08.62.180. Exemptions. This chapter does not apply to 05 (1) vessels subject to federal pilot requirements under 46 U.S.C. 8502 06 except as provided in AS 08.62.185; 07 (2) fishing vessels, including fish processing and fish tender vessels, 08 registered in the United States or in British Columbia, Canada; 09 (3) vessels propelled by machinery and not more than 65 feet in length 10 over deck, except tugboats and towboats propelled by steam; 11 (4) vessels of United States registry of less than 300 gross tons and 12 towboats of United States registry and vessels owned by the State of Alaska, engaged 13 exclusively 14 (A) on the rivers of Alaska; or 15 (B) in the coastwise trade on the west or north coast of the

01 United States including Alaska and Hawaii, and including British Columbia, 02 Yukon Territory, and Northwest Territories, Canada; 03 (5) vessels of Canada, built in Canada and manned by Canadian 04 citizens, engaged in frequent trade between 05 (A) British Columbia and Southeastern Alaska on the inside 06 water of Southeastern Alaska south of 59 degrees, 29 minutes North latitude, if 07 reciprocal exemptions are granted by Canada to vessels owned by the State of 08 Alaska and those of United States registry; or 09 (B) northern Alaska north of 68 degrees, 7 minutes North 10 latitude and Yukon Territory or Northwest Territories; 11 (6) pleasure craft of United States registry; 12 (7) pleasure craft of foreign registry of less than 20 meters in length 13 overall [300 GROSS TONS AS MEASURED UNDER 46 C.F.R. 69.51 - 69.75]; and 14 (8) vessels of the Canadian Navy or Canadian Coast Guard that have a 15 home port in British Columbia, Canada, while navigating the inside water of 16 Southeastern Alaska. 17 * Sec. 2. AS 08.62 is amended by adding a new section to read: 18 Sec. 08.62.182. Pilotage of certain pleasure craft of foreign registry. The 19 operator of a pleasure craft of foreign registry of 20 meters or more in length overall, 20 but not more than 53 meters in length overall, shall, before entering state water beyond 21 Alaska pilot stations, employ a pilot licensed by the state under this chapter and shall 22 proceed to a port of entry designated by the board. Except as otherwise provided by 23 the board by regulation, while in state water, a vessel subject to this section is not 24 required to employ a pilot after discharging the marine pilot at the designated port of 25 entry. Before entering state water, the owner or operator of the vessel shall arrange for 26 pilotage services to a designated port of entry through an agent who is registered with 27 the board. The operator of a vessel subject to this section shall follow procedures 28 established by the board for clearing state water before the vessel leaves the state.