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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 143                                                                                                         
01 Relating to crewmember fishing licenses; and providing for an effective date.                                           
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03    * Section 1. AS 16.05.480(g) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (g)  A resident engaged in commercial fishing who is 11 years of age or older                                
05       and who does not hold an entry permit or an interim-use permit shall, except as                               
06       provided in (i) of this section, pay a fee of $60 for an annual crewmember fishing                            
07       license. A resident engaged in commercial fishing who is less than 11 years of age and                            
08       who does not hold an entry permit or an interim-use permit shall pay an annual fee of                             
09       $5.                                                                                                               
10    * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.480(h) is amended to read:                                                                      
11            (h)  A nonresident engaged in commercial fishing who is 11 years of age or                                   
12       older and who does not hold an entry permit or an interim-use permit shall, except as                         
13       provided in (i) of this section, pay a base fee of $60 for an annual crewmember                               
14       fishing license, plus an amount, established by the department by regulation, that is as                          
15       close as is practicable to the maximum allowed by law. A nonresident engaged in                                   
01       commercial fishing who is less than 11 years of age and who does not hold an entry                                
02       permit or an interim-use permit shall pay an annual base fee of $5 plus an amount,                                
03       established by the department by regulation, that is as close as is practicable to the                            
04       maximum allowed by law.                                                                                           
05    * Sec. 3. AS 16.05.480(i) is amended to read:                                                                      
06            (i)  Notwithstanding (g) and (h) of this section, a resident or nonresident                                  
07       engaged in commercial fishing who does not hold an entry permit or an interim-use                                 
08       permit may obtain one [A] seven-day crewmember fishing license under this                                     
09       subsection annually. A person who obtains a seven-day license is not eligible for                             
10       another seven-day license in the same license year; however, if a person who                                  
11       obtains a seven-day license pays the full fee for an annual crewmember fishing                                
12       license under (g) or (h) of this section during the same license year, the person is                          
13       entitled to receive a refund of the fee for the seven-day license.  The department                            
14       shall adopt regulations establishing a refund procedure. During the period for                                
15       which the seven-day license is valid, a person who holds a seven-day                                          
16       [CREWMEMBER FISHING] license may not engage in fishing with a rod and reel                                        
17       while present on a commercial fishing vessel. The fee for a seven-day                                             
18       [CREWMEMBER FISHING] license is $30.                                                                              
19    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 2015.                                                                   
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