HB 167: "An Act exempting specified aircraft operators from certain requirements related to emergency rations and safety equipment."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 167 01 "An Act exempting specified aircraft operators from certain requirements related to 02 emergency rations and safety equipment." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 02.35.110(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Except as provided in (b) and (d) of this section, an operator of an 06 aircraft [AN AIRMAN] may not make a flight inside the state with an aircraft unless 07 emergency equipment is carried as follows: 08 (1) the following minimum equipment must be carried during the 09 summer months: 10 (A) rations for each occupant sufficient to sustain life for one 11 week; 12 (B) one axe or hatchet; 13 (C) one first aid kit; 14 (D) an assortment of tackle such as hooks, flies, lines, and
01 sinkers; 02 (E) one knife; 03 (F) fire starter; 04 (G) one mosquito headnet for each occupant; 05 (H) two small signalling devices such as colored smoke bombs, 06 railroad fuses, or Very pistol shells, in sealed metal containers; 07 (2) in addition to the equipment required under (1) of this subsection, 08 the following must be carried as minimum equipment from October 15 to April 1 of 09 each year: 10 (A) one pair of snowshoes; 11 (B) one sleeping bag; 12 (C) one wool blanket or equivalent for each occupant over four. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 02.35.110 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 14 (d) The requirements in (a) of this section do not apply to an operator of 15 (1) an aircraft that is equipped as required by the Federal Aviation 16 Administration for operations in the state or over uninhabited areas; 17 (2) a commercial carrier aircraft equipped with a real-time satellite 18 tracking system; 19 (3) a commercial carrier aircraft equipped with a 406 megahertz 20 emergency locator transmitter; and 21 (4) a commercial carrier aircraft in airspace over this state equipped 22 with a real-time satellite tracking system and 406 megahertz emergency locator 23 transmitters installed and operational.