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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 268                                                                                                         
01 Relating to big bull moose derbies and the Snow Town Ice Classic; and relating to permits for                           
02 games of chance and contests of skill.                                                                                  
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04    * Section 1. AS 05.15.060(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (a)  The department shall adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative                                   
06       Procedure Act) necessary to carry out this chapter covering, but not limited to,                                  
07                 (1)  the issuance, renewal, and revocation of permits, licenses, and                                    
08       vendor registrations;                                                                                             
09                 (2)  a method of ascertaining net proceeds, the determination of items                                  
10       of expense that may be incurred or paid, and the limitation of the amount of the items                            
11       of expense to prevent the proceeds from the activity permitted from being diverted to                             
12       noncharitable, noneducational, nonreligious, or profit-making organizations,                                      
13       individuals, or groups;                                                                                           
14                 (3)  the immediate revocation of permits, licenses, and vendor                                          
01       registrations authorized under this chapter if this chapter or regulations adopted under                          
02       it are violated;                                                                                                  
03                 (4)  the requiring of detailed, sworn, financial reports of operations                                  
04       from permittees and licensees including detailed statements of receipts and payments;                             
05                 (5)  the investigation of permittees, licensees, registered vendors, and                                
06       their employees, including the fingerprinting of those permittees, licensees, registered                          
07       vendors, and employees whom the department considers it advisable to fingerprint;                                 
08                 (6)  the method and manner of conducting authorized activities and                                      
09       awarding of prizes or awards, and the equipment that may be used;                                                 
10                 (7)  the number of activities that may be held, operated, or conducted                                  
11       under a permit during a specified period; however, the department may not allow more                              
12       than 14 bingo sessions a month and 35 bingo games a session to be conducted under a                               
13       permit; the holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit under AS 05.15.100(d) may hold,                              
14       operate, or conduct the number of sessions and games a month equal to the number                                  
15       allowed an individual permittee per month multiplied by the number of holders of the                              
16       multiple-beneficiary permit;                                                                                      
17                 (8)  a method of accounting for receipts and disbursements by                                           
18       operators, including the keeping of records and requirements for the deposit of all                               
19       receipts in a bank;                                                                                               
20                 (9)  the disposition of funds in possession of a permittee, a person,                                   
21       municipality, or qualified organization that possesses an operator's license, or a                                
22       registered vendor at the time a permit, a license, or a vendor registration is                                    
23       surrendered, revoked, or invalidated;                                                                             
24                 (10)  restrictions on the participation by employees of the Department                                  
25       of Fish and Game in salmon classics, [AND IN] king salmon classics, and big bull                          
26       moose derbies, and by employees of Douglas Island Pink and Chum in king salmon                                
27       classics;                                                                                                         
28                 (11)  other matters the department considers necessary to carry out this                                
29       chapter or protect the best interest of the public.                                                               
30    * Sec. 2. AS 05.15.100(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
31            (a)  The department may issue a permit to a municipality or qualified                                        
01       organization. The permit gives the municipality or qualified organization the privilege                           
02       of conducting bingo, raffles and lotteries, pull-tab games, ice classics, race classics,                          
03       rain classics, goose classics, mercury classics, deep freeze classics, canned salmon                              
04       classics, salmon classics, king salmon classics, dog mushers' contests, snow classics,                            
05       snow machine classics, fish derbies, animal classics, crane classics, cabbage classics,                           
06       Calcutta pools, big bull moose derbies, and contests of skill.                                                
07    * Sec. 3. AS 05.15.115(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
08            (c)  A permittee may not contract with more than one operator at a time to                                   
09       conduct the same type of activity. For the purposes of this subsection, bingo games,                              
10       raffles, lotteries, pull-tab games, ice classics, race classics, rain classics, goose                             
11       classics, mercury classics, deep freeze classics, canned salmon classics, salmon                                  
12       classics, king salmon classics, dog mushers' contests, snow classics, snow machine                                
13       classics, fish derbies, animal classics, crane classics, cabbage classics, big bull moose                     
14       derbies, and contests of skill are each a different type of activity.                                         
15    * Sec. 4. AS 05.15.180(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
16            (b)  With the exception of raffles, lotteries, bingo games, pull-tab games, race                             
17       classics, rain classics, goose classics, mercury classics, deep freeze classics, dog                              
18       mushers' contests, snow classics, snow machine classics, canned salmon classics,                                  
19       salmon classics, animal classics, crane classics, cabbage classics, Calcutta pools, big                       
20       bull moose derbies, and king salmon classics, a permit may not be issued for an                           
21       activity [MAY NOT BE LICENSED] under this chapter unless it existed in the state                                  
22       in substantially the same form and was conducted in substantially the same manner                                 
23       before January 1, 1959. A permit may not be issued for a snow machine classic                                 
24       [MAY NOT BE LICENSED] under this chapter unless it has been in existence for at                                   
25       least five years before the permit is issued [LICENSING]. A permit may not be                             
26       issued for an [AN] animal classic [MAY NOT BE LICENSED] under this chapter                                    
27       unless it was in existence before November 1, 2002.                                                               
28    * Sec. 5. AS 05.15.690(26) is amended to read:                                                                     
29                 (26)  "ice classic" means a game of chance where a prize of money is                                    
30       awarded for the closest guess of the time the ice moves in a body of water or                                     
31       watercourse in the state and is limited to the Nenana and Chena Ice Pools in the same                             
01       manner as they were conducted in 1959 and previous years, a Kuskokwim Ice Classic                                 
02       to be operated and administered by Bethel Community Services Foundation, Inc., a                                  
03       Kenai River Ice Classic to be operated and administered by the Kenai and Soldotna                                 
04       Rotary Clubs jointly or by either the Kenai Rotary Club or the Soldotna Rotary Club, a                            
05       Yukon River Ice Classic to be operated and administered by the City of Fort Yukon,                                
06       an Alaska-Soviet Ice Classic to be operated and administered jointly by CAMAI, Inc.,                              
07       and the City of Diomede, a Big Lake Ice Classic to be operated and administered by                                
08       the Houston Junior-Senior High School Booster Club and the Big Lake Chamber of                                    
09       Commerce jointly or by either the Houston Junior-Senior High School Booster Club                                  
10       or the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce, [AND] a McGrath Ice Classic to be operated                                   
11       and administered by the Kuskokwim Public Broadcasting Company, and the Snow                                   
12       Town Ice Classic to be operated and administered by the Advocates for Victims                                 
13       of Violence, Inc.;                                                                                            
14    * Sec. 6. AS 05.15.690 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                               
15                 (50)  "big bull moose derby" means a contest in which prizes are                                        
16       awarded based on the size or spread of moose antlers.                                                             
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