CSSB 43(FIN): "An Act extending the termination date of the Big Game Commercial Services Board; relating to a person's eligibility to hold a registered guide-outfitter license, master guide-outfitter license, class-A assistant guide license, assistant guide license, or transporter license; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 43(FIN) 01 "An Act extending the termination date of the Big Game Commercial Services Board; 02 relating to a person's eligibility to hold a registered guide-outfitter license, master guide- 03 outfitter license, class-A assistant guide license, assistant guide license, or transporter 04 license; and providing for an effective date." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 08.03.010(c)(9) is amended to read: 07 (9) Big Game Commercial Services Board (AS 08.54.591) - June 30, 08 2024 ; 09 * Sec. 2. AS 08.54.605(a) is amended to read: 10 (a) Notwithstanding AS 08.54.610, 08.54.620, 08.54.630, 08.54.650, and 11 08.54.660, a person may not receive, hold, or renew a registered guide-outfitter 12 license, master guide-outfitter license, class-A assistant guide license, assistant guide 13 license, or transporter license if 14 (1) the person has been convicted of
01 (A) a violation of a state or federal hunting, guiding, or 02 transportation services statute or regulation for which 03 (i) the person was imprisoned for more than five days 04 within the previous five years; 05 (ii) an unsuspended fine of more than $2,000 was 06 imposed in the previous 12 months; 07 (iii) an unsuspended fine of more than $3,000 was 08 imposed in the previous 36 months; or 09 (iv) an unsuspended fine of more than $5,000 was 10 imposed in the previous 60 months; 11 (B) a felony within the last five years; or 12 (C) a felony offense against the person under AS 11.41 within 13 the last 10 years; or 14 (2) the person's right to obtain, or exercise the privileges granted by, a 15 hunting, guiding, outfitting, or transportation services license is suspended or revoked 16 in this state or another state or in Canada. 17 * Sec. 3. AS 08.54.610(b) is amended to read: 18 (b) A master guide-outfitter license authorizes a registered guide-outfitter to 19 use the title master guide-outfitter, but is for all other purposes under this chapter a 20 registered guide-outfitter license. A natural person is entitled to receive a renewable 21 master guide-outfitter license if the person 22 (1) is, at the time of application for a master guide-outfitter license, 23 licensed as a registered guide-outfitter under this section; 24 (2) has been licensed in this state as a registered guide or a guide- 25 outfitter, under former AS 08.54.010 - 08.54.240, former AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590, or 26 this chapter, for at least 15  of the last 20  years, including the year 27 immediately preceding the year in which the person applies for a master guide- 28 outfitter license; 29 (3) submits a list to the department of at least 45  clients for whom 30 the person has personally provided guiding or outfitting services and the person 31 receives a favorable evaluation from 30  of the clients selected from the list by the
01 department; 02 (4) has not been convicted of an offense under AS 08.54.720(a) or a 03 similar law in another jurisdiction related to hunting or to the provision of big 04 game hunting or transportation services within the 15 years preceding the date of 05 the application; and 06 (5) [(4)] applies for a master guide-outfitter license on a form provided 07 by the department and pays the application fee, if any. 08 * Sec. 4. AS 08.54.710 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 09 (k) The board shall revoke the master guide-outfitter license of a person 10 (1) whose right to obtain or exercise the privileges granted by a 11 hunting, guiding, outfitting, or transportation services license is suspended or revoked 12 in another state or in Canada; or 13 (2) who is convicted of a violation of any state or federal law or 14 regulation related to hunting or the provision of big game hunting or transportation 15 services. 16 (l) The board may issue a registered guide-outfitter license to a person whose 17 master guide-outfitter license is revoked under (k) of this section. 18 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).