SCS CSHB 275(FIN): "An Act relating to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and a salmon marketing tax; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 275(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and a salmon 02 marketing tax; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 16.51.020(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) The governing body of the institute is a board of directors. The board 06 consists of 25  voting members appointed by the governor. In making 07 appointments to the board, the governor shall consider, but need not appoint, nominees 08 presented by persons engaged in fish processing, the financing of fish processing, or 09 commercial fishing. 10 * Sec. 2. AS 16.51.020(b) is amended to read: 11 (b) Twelve members of the board shall be seafood processors: eight of the 12 seafood processors must have an annual payroll in the state of more than $2,500,000 13 [$1,000,000 OR MORE]; four of the seafood processors must have an annual payroll 14 in the state of $50,000 - $2,500,000. Twelve [$1,000,000. FIVE] members of the
01 board must be engaged in commercial fishing. A majority of the members of the 02 board engaged in commercial fishing must be engaged in commercial fishing in 03 the Bristol Bay, Alaska Peninsula, Bering Sea, or Yukon-Kuskokwim region. One 04 member of the board shall be a lay person selected by the governor. 05 * Sec. 3. AS 16.51.050 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 16.51.050. QUORUM. Fourteen [TEN] members of the board appointed 07 under AS 16.51.020 constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the 08 exercise of the powers and duties of the board. 09 * Sec. 4. AS 16.51.090 is amended to read: 10 Sec. 16.51.090. POWERS OF BOARD. In carrying out the powers of the 11 institute, the board may 12 (1) adopt, alter, and use a corporate seal; 13 (2) prescribe, adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws; 14 (3) sue and be sued in the name of the institute; 15 (4) enter into any agreements necessary to the exercise of its powers 16 and functions; 17 (5) cooperate with a public or private board, organization, or agency 18 engaged in work or activities similar to the work or activities of the institute, including 19 entering into contracts for joint programs of consumer education, sales promotion, 20 quality control, advertising, and research in the production, processing, or distribution 21 of seafood; 22 (6) conduct, or contract for, scientific research to develop and discover 23 health, dietetic, or other uses of seafood harvested and processed in the state; 24 (7) receive contributions of money from persons; 25 (8) establish offices in the state and otherwise incur expenses incidental 26 to the performance of its duties; 27 (9) appear on behalf of the institute before boards, commissions, 28 departments, or other agencies of municipal, state, or federal government; 29 (10) acquire, hold, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of property, but such 30 property is limited to that which is necessary to the administrative functioning of the 31 office of the institute;
01 (11) establish and maintain one or more bank accounts for the 02 transaction of the institute's business; 03 (12) prepare market research and product development plans for the 04 promotion of any species of seafood and their by-products that may be harvested in 05 the state and processed for sale; 06 (13) establish committees related to the marketing of salmon and 07 salmon products; the board shall, to the extent practicable, appoint equal 08 numbers of seafood processors and persons engaged in commercial fishing to the 09 committees. 10 * Sec. 5. AS 16.51.100 is amended to read: 11 Sec. 16.51.100. DUTIES OF BOARD. The board shall 12 (1) conduct programs of education, research, advertising, or sales 13 promotion designed to accomplish the purposes of this chapter; 14 (2) promote all species of seafood and their by-products that are 15 harvested in the state and processed for sale; 16 (3) develop market-oriented quality specifications for Alaska seafoods 17 to be used in developing a high quality image for Alaska seafood in domestic and 18 world markets, and adopt and distribute recommendations regarding the handling of 19 seafood from the moment of capture to final distribution; 20 (4) prepare market research and product development plans for the 21 promotion of all species of seafood and their by-products that are harvested in the state 22 and processed for sale; 23 (5) submit an annual report to the governor and the legislature 24 describing the activities of the institute; [AND] 25 (6) develop marketing programs based on the "inspection" and 26 "premium quality" seals designed under AS 03.05.026 [,] and use the seals in 27 advertising and promotion efforts of the institute; 28 (7) collect, organize, distribute, and make available to the public 29 information on prices paid and market conditions for raw salmon and salmon 30 products and provide this information on a regular and timely basis to all salmon 31 fishermen who hold permits under AS 16.43 and to all nonprofit salmon
01 enhancement organizations that hold a permit under AS 16.10.400; 02 (8) cooperate with commercial salmon fishermen, fishermen's 03 organizations, seafood processors, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, 04 the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, state and federal agencies, and other 05 relevant persons and entities to investigate market reception to new salmon 06 product forms and develop commodity standards and future markets for salmon 07 products; 08 (9) establish a salmon marketing committee to assist and advise the 09 board in administering the domestic salmon marketing program that is funded 10 through the tax collected under AS 43.76.110 - 43.76.130; the committee shall 11 consist of seven persons selected by the board, as follows: 12 (A) four persons shall be engaged in commercial salmon 13 fishing and hold salmon permits under AS 16.43, of whom 14 (i) one person shall be a member of the board of 15 directors of the institute; and 16 (ii) three persons shall be Alaska residents from 17 different salmon administrative areas established by the Alaska 18 Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; and 19 (B) three persons shall be engaged in processing of salmon, 20 of whom 21 (i) one person shall be a member of the board of 22 directors of the institute; 23 (ii) one person shall be a salmon processor who is not 24 on the board of directors of the institute and who has an annual 25 payroll in the state of more than $2,500,000; and 26 (iii) one person shall be a salmon processor who is 27 not on the board of directors of the institute and who has an annual 28 payroll in the state of $50,000 - $2,500,000. 29 * Sec. 6. AS 43.76 is amended by adding new sections to read: 30 ARTICLE 2. SALMON MARKETING TAX. 31 Sec. 43.76.110. SALMON MARKETING TAX. A person holding a limited
01 entry permit or interim-use permit under AS 16.43 shall pay a salmon marketing tax 02 at the rate of one percent of the value, as defined in AS 43.75.290, of salmon that the 03 person removes from the state or transfers to a buyer in the state. The buyer shall 04 collect the salmon marketing tax at the time the salmon is acquired by the buyer. 05 Sec. 43.76.120. COLLECTION OF TAX. (a) A buyer who acquires salmon 06 that is subject to a salmon marketing tax imposed by AS 43.76.110 shall collect the 07 salmon marketing tax at the time of purchase and shall remit the total salmon 08 marketing tax collected during each month to the Department of Revenue by the last 09 day of the next month. 10 (b) A buyer who collects the salmon marketing tax shall 11 (1) maintain records of the value of salmon purchased in the state; 12 (2) report to the Department of Revenue by March 1 of each year the 13 total value, as defined in AS 43.75.290, of the salmon that the buyer has acquired 14 during the preceding year. 15 (c) The owner of salmon removed from the state is liable for payment of 16 a salmon marketing tax imposed by AS 43.76.110 if, at the time the salmon is 17 removed from the state, the tax payable on the salmon has not been collected by a 18 buyer. If the owner of the salmon is liable for payment of the salmon marketing tax 19 under this subsection, the owner shall comply with the requirements under (a) and (b) 20 of this section to remit the tax to the Department of Revenue, to maintain records, and 21 to report to the Department of Revenue. 22 (d) The salmon marketing tax collected under this section shall be deposited 23 in the general fund. The legislature may appropriate revenue generated by the salmon 24 marketing tax to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for the purpose of supporting 25 the institute's salmon marketing program under AS 16.51.100(7) - (9) and the 26 institute's domestic salmon marketing program. Except as otherwise provided in an 27 appropriation by the legislature, the amount of the allocation made to the institute's 28 salmon marketing program under AS 16.51.100(7) and (8) should not exceed 10 29 percent of the total amount of salmon marketing tax revenue appropriated for the 30 institute. 31 Sec. 43.76.130. DEFINITION. In AS 43.76.110 - 43.76.130, "buyer" means
01 a person who acquires possession of salmon from the person who caught the salmon 02 regardless of whether there is an actual sale of the salmon, but does not include a 03 person engaged solely in interstate transportation of goods for hire. 04 * Sec. 7. TRANSITION FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE 05 ALASKA SEAFOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE. (a) Notwithstanding AS 16.51.020(b), 06 as amended by sec. 2 of this Act, a person who is serving as a member of the board of 07 directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute on the day before the effective date of sec. 08 2 of this Act may continue to serve as a member of the board for the remainder of the term 09 to which the person was appointed. 10 (b) As soon as practicable after the effective date of sec. 1 of this Act, the governor 11 shall appoint seven persons engaged in commercial fishing to the new memberships created 12 on the board of directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute by secs. 1 and 2 of this 13 Act. Notwithstanding AS 16.51.030, the governor shall appoint two persons appointed under 14 this subsection to one-year terms, two persons appointed under this subsection to two-year 15 terms, and three persons appointed under this subsection to three-year terms. 16 * Sec. 8. AS 43.76.110, 43.76.120, and 43.76.130 are repealed June 30, 1998. 17 * Sec. 9. AS 16.51.100(7), 16.51.100(8), and 16.51.100(9) are repealed June 30, 1999. 18 * Sec. 10. Section 6 of this Act takes effect July 1, 1993.