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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00 Enrolled HB 32                                                                                                          
01 Providing for the issuance of one business license for multiple lines of business; and                                  
02 providing for reissuance of a business license to make a change on the license.                                         
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04    * Section 1. AS 43.70.020(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (a)  For the privilege of engaging in a business in the state, a person shall first                          
06       apply, on [UPON] forms prescribed by the commissioner, and obtain a license, and                              
07       pay the license fee provided for in AS 43.70.030. A license issued to a firm for a                                
08       particular line of business covers all its operations in the state [IN THE LINE OF                                
09       BUSINESS] regardless of the number of its establishments. A license issued under                                  
10       this subsection must include                                                                                      
11                 (1)  the name and address of the licensee;                                                              
12                 (2)  the primary and secondary line of business to be conducted;                                    
13                 (3)  the dates for which the license is issued; and                                                     
14                 (4)  the business name to be used by the licensee.                                                      
01    * Sec. 2. AS 43.70.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
02            (f)  A person may apply for a business license under (a) of this section                                     
03       covering multiple lines of business. The department shall prepare an application form                             
04       that allows an applicant to list multiple lines of business.                                                      
05    * Sec. 3. AS 43.70.030(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
06            (a)  The fee for each business license is $50 a year, except that the fee is $25 if                          
07       [(1)] the business is a sole proprietorship [;] and [(2)] the sole proprietor is                                  
08                 (1)  65 years of age or older when the sole proprietor applies for the                              
09       license or will reach 65 years of age at any time during the year for which the license                           
10       is issued; or                                                                                                 
11                 (2)  a disabled veteran.                                                                            
12    * Sec. 4. AS 43.70.030 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                               
13            (e)  A license holder may request a new business license without payment of                                  
14       an additional license fee                                                                                         
15                 (1)  at any time during the period for which the license is valid to                                    
16       correct an error made by the department; or                                                                       
17                 (2)  within 30 days after the issuance of the license to make a change to                               
18       the license.                                                                                                      
19            (f)  The expiration date of a license issued under (e) of this section is the same                           
20       as the expiration date of the original license.                                                                   
21    * Sec. 5. AS 43.70.110 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                               
22                 (5)  "line of business" means the particular trade, service, profession, or                             
23       activity engaged in by a for-profit or nonprofit entity with the goal of receiving a                              
24       financial benefit.                                                                                                
25    * Sec. 6. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
26 read:                                                                                                                   
27       TRANSITION. (a) The provisions of AS 43.70.020(f), added by sec. 2 of this Act,                                   
28 relating to business licenses for multiple lines of business apply to applications for or                               
29 renewals of business licenses made on or after the effective date of this Act.                                          
30       (b)  The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development shall                                        
31 develop procedures for persons with multiple business licenses with different renewal dates to                          
01 consolidate the licenses into one business license with multiple lines of business when                                 
02 renewing at least one of the licenses.                                                                                  
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