SCS CSHB 239(RES): "An Act relating to raffles and auctions of certain permits to take big game; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 239(RES) 01 "An Act relating to raffles and auctions of certain permits to take big game; 02 and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 16.05.343 is repealed and reenacted to read: 05 Sec. 16.05.343. AUCTIONS OR RAFFLES FOR BIG GAME HARVEST 06 PERMITS. (a) The department, subject to regulations adopted by the Board of Game, 07 may issue one bison harvest permit each year for a bison from the Delta bison herd 08 through a competitive auction or raffle. Notwithstanding AS 36.30, the department 09 may authorize a qualified organization to conduct the auction or raffle on behalf of the 10 department. If the auction or raffle is conducted by a qualified organization, the 11 organization may retain an amount from the gross proceeds of the auction or raffle 12 equal to the administrative cost of the auction or raffle plus (1) an amount not to 13 exceed 50 percent of the net proceeds, which the qualified organization shall use to 14 promote fish and game law enforcement, and (2) an amount not to exceed 10 percent
01 of the net proceeds, which the qualified organization may use for the purposes for 02 which the organization was established. All remaining proceeds from the auction or 03 raffle of the bison harvest permit whether conducted by the department or as otherwise 04 authorized by the department shall be deposited in the fish and game fund under 05 AS 16.05.100. The exercise of a privilege conferred by a bison harvest permit issued 06 under this subsection is subject to laws relating to the time, place, and manner of 07 taking bison from the Delta bison herd. In this subsection, "qualified organization" 08 means a nonprofit corporation established to promote fish and game law enforcement 09 or an organization established to promote management of hunted game species and 10 ethical use of game populations for hunting, that complies with applicable laws 11 governing activities under this section. 12 (b) The department, subject to regulations adopted by the commissioner, may 13 issue, through a competitive auction or raffle, up to two harvest permits each year for 14 each of the following big game species: Dall sheep, bison, musk ox, brown or grizzly 15 bear, moose, caribou, and wolf. Notwithstanding AS 36.30, the department may 16 authorize a qualified organization to conduct the auction or raffle on behalf of the 17 department. If the department does authorize a qualified organization to conduct an 18 auction or raffle for a big game species, the department shall make available to a 19 qualified organization based in the state at least one harvest permit for that species. 20 If the auction or raffle is conducted by a qualified organization, the organization may 21 retain an amount from the gross proceeds of the auction or raffle equal to the 22 administrative cost of the auction or raffle plus an amount not to exceed 10 percent 23 of the net proceeds. The proceeds from the auction or raffle of a big game harvest 24 permit may not be used to make a contribution to any candidate for political office or 25 to any organization supporting or opposing ballot propositions or to pay expenses 26 associated with lobbying the legislature or administration. All proceeds from the 27 auction or raffle of the big game harvest permit less the amount that is retained by a 28 qualified organization under this subsection shall be deposited in the fish and game 29 fund under AS 16.05.100. A person who is issued a big game harvest permit under 30 this subsection shall receive upon the person's request a complimentary hunting license 31 and a big game tag for the big game species for which the big game harvest permit
01 is issued. A hunting license issued under this subsection must bear the inscription 02 "Governor's license" or a similar designation. A person who receives a big game 03 harvest permit, hunting license, or big game tag under this subsection may exercise the 04 privileges conveyed by the permit, license, or tag only in accordance with applicable 05 law. In this subsection, "qualified organization" means a nonprofit organization that 06 is established to promote management of hunted game species and ethical use of game 07 populations for hunting and that complies with applicable laws governing activities 08 under this subsection. 09 (c) Activities conducted by the department, or on behalf of the department, 10 under this section are not subject to AS 05.15. 11 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).