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SCS CSHB 335(FIN): "An Act relating to big game guides and transporters; and providing for an effective date."

00 SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 335(FIN)                                                                            
01 "An Act relating to big game guides and transporters; and providing for an                                              
02 effective date."                                                                                                        
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 08.01.010 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                             
05   (37)  regulation of big game guides and transporters under AS 08.54.                                                 
06    * Sec. 2.  AS 08.01.050(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
07  (a)  The department shall perform the following administrative and budgetary                                          
08 services when appropriate:                                                                                              
09   (1)  collect and record fees;                                                                                        
10   (2)  maintain records and files;                                                                                     
11   (3)  issue and receive application forms;                                                                            
12   (4)  notify applicants of acceptance or rejection as determined by the                                               
13 board or as determined by the department under AS 08.06 for acupuncturists, under                                       
14 AS 08.11 for audiologists, under AS 08.18 for contractors, under AS 08.40 for electrical                                
01 and mechanical administrators, under AS 08.45 for naturopaths, under AS 08.54 for big                                  
02 game guides and transporters, under AS 08.55 for hearing aid dealers, or under                                         
03 AS 08.70 for nursing home administrators;                                                                               
04   (5)  designate dates examinations are to be held and notify applicants;                                              
05   (6)  publish notice of examinations and proceedings;                                                                 
06   (7)  arrange space for holding examinations and proceedings;                                                         
07   (8)  notify applicants of results of examinations;                                                                   
08   (9)  issue licenses or temporary licenses as authorized by the board or as                                           
09 authorized by the department under AS 08.06 for acupuncturists, under AS 08.11 for                                      
10 audiologists, under AS 08.18 for contractors, under AS 08.40 for electrical and                                         
11 mechanical administrators, under AS 08.45 for naturopaths, under AS 08.54 for big                                      
12 game guides and transporters, under AS 08.55 for hearing aid dealers, or under                                         
13 AS 08.70 for nursing home administrators;                                                                               
14   (10)  issue duplicate licenses upon submission of a written request by the                                           
15 licensee attesting to loss of or the failure to receive the original and payment by the                                 
16 licensee of a fee established by regulation adopted by the department;                                                  
17   (11)  notify licensees of renewal dates at least 30 days before the                                                  
18 expiration date of their licenses;                                                                                      
19   (12)  compile and maintain a current register of licensees;                                                          
20   (13)  answer routine inquiries;                                                                                      
21   (14)  maintain files relating to individual licensees;                                                               
22   (15)  arrange for printing and advertising;                                                                          
23   (16)  purchase supplies;                                                                                             
24   (17)  employ additional help when needed;                                                                            
25   (18)  perform other services that may be requested by the board;                                                     
26   (19)  provide inspection, enforcement, and investigative services to the                                             
27 boards and for the occupations listed in AS 08.01.010 [,] regarding all licenses issued by                              
28 or through the department;                                                                                              
29   (20)  retain and safeguard the official seal of a board and prepare, sign,                                           
30 and affix a board seal, as appropriate, for licenses approved by a board;                                               
31   (21)  issue business licenses under AS 43.70.                                                                        
01    * Sec. 3.  AS 08.54 is amended by adding new sections to read:                                                       
02 ARTICLE 5.  BIG GAME GUIDES AND TRANSPORTERS.                                                                           
03  Sec. 08.54.600.  DUTIES AND POWERS OF DEPARTMENT.  The Department                                                     
04 of Commerce and Economic Development shall                                                                              
05   (1)  prepare, grade, and administer                                                                                  
06   (A)  a qualification examination for a registered guide license that                                                
07 requires demonstration that the applicant is qualified generally to provide guided                                      
08 and outfitted hunts and, in particular, possesses knowledge of fishing, hunting,                                        
09 and guiding laws and regulations; and                                                                                   
10   (B)  a certification examination for each game management unit                                                      
11 in which the registered guide intends to provide big game hunting services; the                                         
12 examination must require demonstration that the registered guide is qualified to                                        
13 provide guided and outfitted hunts in the game management unit for which the                                            
14 registered guide seeks to be certified and, in particular, must require                                                 
15 demonstration that the registered guide possesses knowledge of the terrain,                                             
16 transportation problems, game, and other characteristics of the game management                                         
17 unit;                                                                                                                   
18   (2)  issue registered guide, master guide, class-A assistant guide, assistant                                        
19 guide, and transporter licenses;                                                                                        
20   (3)  compile, maintain, and publish an annual roster of registered guides                                            
21 and master guides licensed under this chapter; a person listed in the roster whose license                              
22 is revoked or suspended shall be removed from the roster while the person's license is                                  
23 revoked or suspended;                                                                                                   
24   (4)  impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions on a licensee under                                                   
25 AS 08.54.600 - 08.54.790;                                                                                               
26   (5)  require an applicant for issuance or renewal of any class of guide                                              
27 license or of a transporter license to state in a written and signed document whether the                               
28 applicant's right to obtain, or exercise the privileges granted by, a hunting, guiding,                                 
29 outfitting, or transportation services license is revoked or suspended in this state or                                 
30 another state or in Canada;                                                                                             
31   (6)  regularly disseminate information regarding examinations and other                                              
01 qualifications for all classes of guide licenses to residents of the rural areas of the state;                          
02   (7)  adopt procedural and substantive regulations required by this chapter;                                          
03   (8)  administer examinations for registered guides at least twice a year;                                            
04 an examination may not be given within 90 days after the previous examination; at least                                 
05 once every other year the department shall give the examination at a location other than                                
06 Anchorage.                                                                                                              
07  Sec. 08.54.605.  ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSES.  (a)  Notwithstanding                                                      
08 AS 08.54.610, 08.54.620, 08.54.630, 08.54.650, and 08.54.660, a person may not                                          
09 receive or renew a registered guide license, master guide license, class-A assistant                                    
10 guide license, assistant guide license, or transporter license if                                                       
11   (1)  the person has been convicted of                                                                                
12   (A)  a state hunting, guiding, or transportation services statute                                                   
13 or regulation within the last five years for which the person was fined more                                            
14 than $1,000 or imprisoned for more than five days;                                                                      
15   (B)  a felony within the last five years; or                                                                        
16   (C)  a felony offense against the person under AS 11.41 within                                                      
17 the last 10 years; or                                                                                                   
18   (2)  the person's right to obtain, or exercise the privileges granted by,                                            
19 a hunting, guiding, outfitting, or transportation services license is suspended or revoked                              
20 in this state or another state or in Canada.                                                                            
21  (b)  Notwithstanding (a) of this section, (a)(1)(B) and (a)(1)(C) of this section are                                 
22 not applicable to offenses committed by a person who receives or received any class of                                  
23 guide license or a transporter license under sec. 13 of this Act if the offense was                                     
24 committed before the effective date of this Act.                                                                        
25  Sec. 08.54.610.  REGISTERED GUIDE LICENSE.  (a)  A natural person is                                                  
26 entitled to a registered guide license if the person                                                                    
27   (1)  is 21 years of age or older;                                                                                    
28   (2)  has practical field experience in the handling of firearms, hunting,                                            
29 judging trophies, field preparation of meat and trophies, first aid, photography, and                                   
30 related guiding and outfitting activities;                                                                              
31   (3)  has passed the qualification examination prepared and administered                                              
01 by the department under AS 08.54.600;                                                                                   
02   (4)  has passed a certification examination prepared and administered by                                             
03 the department under AS 08.54.600 for at least one game management unit;                                                
04   (5)  has legally hunted in the state for part of each of any five years in                                           
05 a manner directly contributing to the person's experience and competency as a guide;                                    
06   (6)  has been licensed as and performed the services of a class-A assistant                                          
07 guide or assistant guide, or of a class-A assistant guide-outfitter or assistant guide-                                 
08 outfitter under former AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590, in the state for a part of each of three years;                        
09   (7)  is capable of performing the essential duties associated with guiding                                           
10 and outfitting;                                                                                                         
11   (8)  has been favorably recommended in writing by eight big game                                                     
12 hunters whose recommendations have been solicited by the department from a list                                         
13 provided by the applicant, including at least two favorable recommendations for each                                    
14 year of any three years during which the person was a class-A assistant guide or assistant                              
15 guide, or a class-A assistant guide-outfitter or assistant guide-outfitter under former                                 
16 AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590;                                                                                               
17   (9)  has provided proof of financial responsibility if required by the                                               
18 department under AS 08.54.680; and                                                                                      
19   (10)  has applied for a registered guide license on a form provided by the                                           
20 department and paid the license application fee and the registered guide license fee.                                   
21  (b)  A master guide license authorizes a registered guide to use the title master                                     
22 guide, but is for all other purposes under this chapter a registered guide license.  A                                  
23 natural person is entitled to receive a renewable master guide license if the person                                    
24   (1)  is, at the time of application for a master guide license, licensed as                                          
25 a registered guide under this section;                                                                                  
26   (2)  has been licensed in this state as a registered guide or a guide-                                               
27 outfitter, under former AS 08.54.010 - 08.54.240, former AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590, or this                              
28 chapter, for at least 12 of the last 15 years, including the year immediately preceding the year                        
29 in which the person applies for a master guide license;                                                                 
30   (3)  submits a list to the department of at least 25 clients for whom the                                            
31 person has personally provided guiding or outfitting services and the person receives a                                 
01 favorable evaluation from 10 of the clients selected from the list by the department; and                               
02   (4)  applies for a master guide license on a form provided by the                                                    
03 department and pays the application fee, if any.                                                                        
04  (c)  A registered guide may contract to guide or outfit hunts for big game and                                        
05 may provide transportation services, personally or through an assistant, to big game                                    
06 hunters who are clients of the guide.                                                                                   
07  (d)  A person who is licensed as a registered guide may be employed by another                                        
08 registered guide to perform the functions of a registered guide or class-A assistant guide                              
09 in the game management unit for which the person is certified under AS 08.54.600 or                                     
10 of an assistant guide in any game management unit.                                                                      
11  (e)  A registered guide who contracts for a guided hunt shall be                                                      
12   (1)  physically present in the field with the client at least once during the                                        
13 contracted hunt; and                                                                                                    
14   (2)  in the field and participating in the contracted hunt, unless the hunt                                          
15 is being conducted by a class-A assistant guide or a registered guide employed by the                                   
16 contracting registered guide.                                                                                           
17  Sec. 08.54.620.  CLASS-A ASSISTANT GUIDE LICENSE.  (a)  A natural                                                     
18 person is entitled to a class-A assistant guide license if the person                                                   
19   (1)  is 21 years of age or older;                                                                                    
20   (2)  applies for a class-A assistant guide license on a form provided by                                             
21 the department and pays the license application fee and the license fee; and                                            
22   (3)  either                                                                                                          
23   (A)  has                                                                                                            
24   (i)  been employed during at least three calendar years as                                                         
25 any class of licensed guide in the game management unit for which the                                                   
26 license is sought; and                                                                                                  
27   (ii)  at least 10 years' hunting experience in the state;                                                          
28 military service outside of the state for not more than three years shall be                                            
29 accepted as part of the required 10 years' hunting experience; or                                                       
30   (B)  provides                                                                                                       
31   (i)  evidence that the person physically resides in the game                                                       
01 management unit in which the person is to be employed;                                                                  
02   (ii)  evidence that the person has had at least 15 years'                                                          
03 hunting experience in the game management unit in which the person is                                                   
04 to be employed; military service outside of the state for not more than                                                 
05 three years shall be accepted as part of the required 15 years' hunting                                                 
06 experience; and                                                                                                         
07   (iii)  a written recommendation from a registered guide,                                                           
08 state trooper, state fish and wildlife law enforcement officer, or state fish                                           
09 or game biologist who is familiar with the person or who intends to                                                     
10 employ the person as a class-A assistant guide.                                                                         
11  (b)  A class-A assistant guide                                                                                        
12   (1)  may not contract to guide or outfit a big game hunt;                                                            
13   (2)  shall be employed by and under the supervision of a registered guide                                            
14 who has contracted with the client for whom the class-A assistant guide is conducting                                   
15 the hunt;                                                                                                               
16   (3)  may take charge of a camp and conduct guide activities from the                                                 
17 camp without the contracting registered guide being in the field and participating in the                               
18 contracted hunt if the contracting registered guide is supervising the guiding activities;                              
19   (4)  may not perform functions of a class-A assistant guide outside of the                                           
20 game management unit for which the license is issued; and                                                               
21   (5)  may be employed by a registered guide to perform the functions of                                               
22 an assistant guide in any game management unit.                                                                         
23  Sec. 08.54.630.  ASSISTANT GUIDE LICENSE.  (a)  A natural person is                                                   
24 entitled to an assistant guide license if the person                                                                    
25   (1)  is 18 years of age or older;                                                                                    
26   (2)  has legally hunted in the state during two calendar years;                                                      
27   (3)  possesses a first aid card issued by the Red Cross or a similar                                                 
28 organization;                                                                                                           
29   (4)  obtains a written recommendation from a registered guide, state                                                 
30 trooper, state fish and wildlife law enforcement officer, or state fish or game biologist                               
31 who is familiar with the person or who intends to employ the person as an assistant                                     
01 guide; and                                                                                                              
02   (5)  applies for an assistant guide license on a form provided by the                                                
03 department and pays the license application fee and the license fee.                                                    
04  (b)  An assistant guide                                                                                               
05   (1)  may not contract to guide or outfit a big game hunt;                                                            
06   (2)  shall be employed by a registered guide and under the supervision of                                            
07 a registered guide or class-A assistant guide while the assistant guide is in the field on                              
08 guided hunts; and                                                                                                       
09   (3)  may not take charge of a camp or conduct guide activities unless the                                            
10 contracting registered guide is in the field and participating in the contracted hunt or a                              
11 registered guide or class-A assistant guide employed by the contracting guide is                                        
12 physically present and supervising the hunt.                                                                            
13  Sec. 08.54.640.  LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND GAME                                                                    
14 BIOLOGISTS.  (a)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.610 - 08.54.630 and except as provided                                       
15 in (b) of this section, a person may not hold, or earn experience credits to apply for, a                               
16 registered guide license under this chapter, while the person is a law enforcement officer                              
17 and for three months after terminating the person's status as a law enforcement officer.                                
18  (b)  A registered guide license, class-A assistant guide license, or assistant guide                                  
19 license issued under this chapter, or under former provisions of AS 08.54.300 -                                         
20 08.54.590, after May 16, 1992, is suspended if the person to whom the license is issued                                 
21 subsequently becomes a law enforcement officer.  A person whose license is subject to                                   
22 suspension under this subsection shall notify the department that the person has become                                 
23 a law enforcement officer within 30 days after becoming a law enforcement officer.  The                                 
24 suspension of a license under this subsection remains in effect until three months have                                 
25 elapsed from the date on which the licensee provides written notification to the                                        
26 department of the fact that the person is no longer a law enforcement officer.  A person                                
27 whose license is suspended under this subsection is not required to renew the license or                                
28 pay license renewal fees for the period of suspension.  Once a suspension of a license                                  
29 is terminated, the licensee may provide, without further payment of a guide license fee,                                
30 the guide services authorized by the license for the remainder of the licensing period in                               
31 which the suspension is terminated.  Notwithstanding other provisions of this subsection,                               
01 if a person whose license is suspended under this subsection fails to notify the                                        
02 department within one year after the person is no longer a law enforcement officer, the                                 
03 person's license lapses and the person is eligible for reissuance of the license only as                                
04 provided in AS 08.54.670.  The department may adopt regulations to implement this                                       
05 subsection.                                                                                                             
06  (c)  A person who holds any class of guide license and who is employed by the                                         
07 Department of Fish and Game or a federal wildlife management agency may not, while                                      
08 employed by the department or agency as a game or wildlife biologist and for 12 months                                  
09 after leaving employment with the department or agency as a game or wildlife biologist,                                 
10 engage in providing big game hunting services in a game management unit in which the                                    
11 person conducted game or wildlife management or research activities for the department                                  
12 or agency at any time during the preceding 12 months.                                                                   
13  (d)  In this section, "law enforcement officer" means a person who is                                                 
14   (1)  employed by the Department of Public Safety as a state trooper or                                               
15 as a law enforcement officer engaged in fish and wildlife protection; or                                                
16   (2)  employed as a fish and wildlife law enforcement officer by the United                                           
17 States Department of the Interior or the United States Department of Agriculture.                                       
18  Sec. 08.54.650.  TRANSPORTER LICENSE.  (a)  A person is entitled to a                                                 
19 transporter license if the person                                                                                       
20   (1)  applies for a transporter license on a form provided by the                                                     
21 department; and                                                                                                         
22   (2)   pays the license application fee and the license fee.                                                          
23  (b)  A transporter may provide transportation services and accommodations to big                                      
24 game hunters in the field at a permanent lodge, house, or cabin owned by the transporter                                
25 or on a boat with permanent living quarters located on salt water.  A transporter may not                               
26 provide big game hunting services without holding the appropriate license.                                              
27  (c)  A transporter shall provide an annual activity report on a form provided by                                      
28 the department.  An activity report must contain information required by the department                                 
29 by regulation.                                                                                                          
30  Sec. 08.54.660.  RENEWAL OF GUIDE AND TRANSPORTER LICENSES.                                                           
31 (a)  An applicant for renewal of a registered guide, class-A assistant guide, assistant                                 
01 guide, or transporter license shall submit                                                                              
02   (1)  a request for renewal of the license on a form provided by the                                                  
03 department; and                                                                                                         
04   (2)  the appropriate license fee for the next licensing period.                                                      
05  (b)  The department may not renew a registered guide license under this section                                       
06 unless all fees have been paid in full and all hunt records due during the term of the                                  
07 current license have been filed with the department.                                                                    
08  (c)  The department may not renew a transporter license unless all fees have been                                     
09 paid in full and all activity reports due during the term of the current license have been                              
10 filed with the department.                                                                                              
11  Sec. 08.54.670.  FAILURE TO RENEW.  The department may not issue a                                                    
12 license to a person who held a registered guide, class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide                            
13 license and who has failed to renew the license under this chapter for four consecutive                                 
14 years unless the person again meets the qualifications for initial issuance of the license.                             
15  Sec. 08.54.680.  FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND OTHER                                                                   
16 REQUIREMENTS FOR GUIDES AND TRANSPORTERS.  (a)  The department may                                                      
17 require a registered guide, who contracts to guide or outfit a big game hunt, or a                                      
18 transporter to provide proof of financial responsibility up to the amount of $100,000.                                  
19 A registered guide or transporter may demonstrate financial responsibility by assets,                                   
20 insurance, or a bond in the requisite amount.                                                                           
21  (b)  If a registered guide, class-A assistant guide, or an assistant guide personally                                 
22 pilots an aircraft to transport clients during the provision of big game hunting services,                              
23 the registered guide, class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide shall have a commercial                               
24 pilot's rating or a minimum of 500 hours of flying time in the state.                                                   
25 ARTICLE 6.   ENFORCEMENT.                                                                                               
26  Sec. 08.54.710.  DISCIPLINE OF GUIDES AND TRANSPORTERS.  (a)  The                                                     
27 department may impose a disciplinary sanction in a timely manner under (c) of this                                      
28 section if the department finds after a hearing that a licensee                                                         
29   (1)  is convicted of a violation of a state statute or regulation relating to                                        
30 hunting or to provision of big game hunting services or transportation services; or                                     
31   (2)  has failed to file records or reports required under this chapter.                                              
01  (b)  The department may impose a disciplinary sanction in a timely manner                                             
02 under (c)(3) - (7) of this section if the department finds after a hearing that a licensee                              
03 is incompetent as a registered guide, class-A assistant guide, assistant guide, or                                      
04 transporter.                                                                                                            
05  (c)  The department may impose the following disciplinary sanctions, singly or                                        
06 in combination:                                                                                                         
07   (1)  permanently revoke a license;                                                                                   
08   (2)  suspend a license for a specified period;                                                                       
09   (3)  censure or reprimand a licensee;                                                                                
10   (4)  impose limitations or conditions on the professional practice of a                                              
11 licensee;                                                                                                               
12   (5)  impose requirements for remedial professional education to correct                                              
13 deficiencies in the education, training, and skill of the licensee;                                                     
14   (6)  impose probation requiring a licensee to report regularly to the                                                
15 department on matters related to the grounds for probation;                                                             
16   (7)  impose a civil fine not to exceed $1,000.                                                                       
17  (d)  The department shall permanently revoke a transporter license or any class                                       
18 of guide license if the department finds after a hearing that the license was obtained                                  
19 through fraud, deceit, or innocent misrepresentation.                                                                   
20  (e)  The department shall suspend or permanently revoke a transporter license                                         
21 or any class of guide license without a hearing if the court orders the department to                                   
22 suspend or permanently revoke the license as a penalty for conviction of an unlawful                                    
23 act under AS 08.54.720.  If the department suspends or permanently revokes a license                                    
24 under this subsection, the department may not also impose an administrative                                             
25 disciplinary sanction of suspension or permanent revocation of the same license for the                                 
26 same offense for which the court ordered the suspension or permanent revocation                                         
27 under AS 08.54.720.                                                                                                     
28  (f)  A certified copy of a judgment of conviction of a licensee for an offense is                                     
29 conclusive evidence of the commission of that offense in a disciplinary proceeding                                      
30 instituted against the licensee under this section based on that conviction, regardless of                              
31 whether the conviction resulted from a plea of nolo contendere or the conviction is under                               
01 appeal, unless the conviction is overturned on appeal.                                                                  
02  (g)  A person whose license is suspended or revoked under this section may not                                        
03 engage in the provision of big game hunting services or transportation services during                                  
04 the period of license suspension or revocation.                                                                         
05  (h)  If the department revokes a license under this section, the person whose                                         
06 license has been revoked shall immediately surrender the license to the department.                                     
07  (i)  The department may summarily suspend a licensee from practice of the                                             
08 profession under this chapter, for a period of not more than 30 days, before a final                                    
09 hearing is held or during an appeal if the department finds that the licensee poses a                                   
10 clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety.  A person is entitled to a                                  
11 hearing before the department to appeal the summary suspension within seven days                                        
12 after the order of suspension is issued.  A person may appeal an adverse decision of                                    
13 the department on an appeal of summary suspension to a court of competent                                               
14 jurisdiction.                                                                                                           
15  Sec. 08.54.720.  UNLAWFUL ACTS.  (a)  It is unlawful for a                                                            
16   (1)  person who is licensed under this chapter to knowingly fail to                                                  
17 promptly report to the Department of Public Safety, division of fish and wildlife                                       
18 protection, and in no event later than 20 days, a violation of a state game, guiding, or                                
19 transportation services statute or regulation that the person reasonably believes was                                   
20 committed by a client or an employee of the person;                                                                     
21   (2)  person who is licensed under this chapter to intentionally obstruct                                             
22 or hinder or attempt to obstruct or hinder lawful hunting engaged in by a person who                                    
23 is not a client of the person;                                                                                          
24   (3)  class-A assistant guide or an assistant guide to knowingly guide a                                              
25 hunt except while employed and supervised by a registered guide;                                                        
26   (4)  person who holds any class of guide license to knowingly enter or                                               
27 remain on private land without prior authorization during the course of providing big                                   
28 game hunting services;                                                                                                  
29   (5)  registered guide to knowingly engage in providing big game hunting                                              
30 services outside of                                                                                                     
31   (A)  a game management unit for which the registered guide is                                                       
01 certified; or                                                                                                           
02   (B)  a use area for which the registered guide is registered under                                                  
03 AS 08.54.750 unless the registration requirement for the area has been                                                  
04 suspended by the Department of Fish and Game;                                                                           
05   (6)  person to knowingly guide without having a current registered                                                   
06 guide, class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide license and hunting license in actual                                
07 possession;                                                                                                             
08   (7)  registered guide to knowingly fail to comply with AS 08.54.610(e);                                              
09   (8)  person who is licensed under this chapter to knowingly                                                          
10   (A)  commit or aid in the commission of a violation of this                                                         
11 chapter, a regulation adopted under this chapter, or a state game statute or                                            
12 regulation; or                                                                                                          
13   (B)  permit the commission of a violation of this chapter, a                                                        
14 regulation adopted under this chapter, or a state game statute or regulation that                                       
15 the person knows or reasonably believes is being or will be committed without                                           
16   (i)  attempting to prevent it, short of using force; and                                                           
17   (ii)  reporting the violation;                                                                                     
18   (9)  person without a current registered guide license to knowingly                                                  
19 guide, advertise as a registered guide, or represent to be a registered guide;                                          
20   (10)  person without a current master guide license to knowingly                                                     
21 advertise as, or represent to be, a master guide;                                                                       
22   (11)  person without a current registered guide license to knowingly                                                 
23 outfit a big game hunt, advertise as an outfitter of big game hunts, or represent to be                                 
24 an outfitter of big game hunts;                                                                                         
25   (12)  person to knowingly provide transportation services to big game                                                
26 hunters without holding a current registered guide license or transporter license;                                      
27   (13)  person without a current transporter license to knowingly advertise                                            
28 as, or represent to be, a transporter;                                                                                  
29   (14)  class-A assistant guide or an assistant guide to knowingly contract                                            
30 to guide or outfit a hunt;                                                                                              
31   (15)  person licensed under this chapter to knowingly violate a state                                                
01 statute or regulation prohibiting waste of a wild food animal or hunting on the same                                    
02 day airborne; or                                                                                                        
03   (16)  person to knowingly provide big game hunting service or                                                        
04 transportation services during the period for which the person's license to provide that                                
05 service is suspended or revoked.                                                                                        
06  (b)  In addition to a disciplinary sanction imposed under AS 08.54.710, a                                             
07 person who commits an offense set out in (a)(1) - (7) of this section is guilty of a                                    
08 misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment                                     
09 up to one year, or both.                                                                                                
10  (c)  In addition to a disciplinary sanction imposed under AS 08.54.710, a                                             
11 person who commits an offense set out in (a)(8) - (14) of this section is guilty of a                                   
12 misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not more than $30,000 or by imprisonment                                     
13 up to one year, or both.                                                                                                
14  (d)  In addition to a disciplinary sanction imposed under AS 08.54.710, a                                             
15 person who commits an offense set out in (a)(15) of this section is guilty,                                             
16   (1)  for a first offense, of a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of                                            
17 not more than $30,000 or by imprisonment up to one year, or both;                                                       
18   (2)  for a second or subsequent offense, of a class C felony.                                                        
19  (e)  In addition to a disciplinary sanction imposed under AS 08.54.710, a person                                      
20 who violates (a)(16) of this section is guilty of a class C felony.                                                     
21  (f)  In addition to the penalties set out in (b) - (e) of this section and a                                          
22 disciplinary sanction imposed under AS 08.54.710,                                                                       
23   (1)  the court may order the department to suspend the guide license or                                              
24 transporter license of a person who commits a misdemeanor offense set out in (a)(1),                                    
25 (3) - (5), or (7) of this section for a specified period of not more than three years;                                  
26   (2)  the court shall order the department to suspend the guide license or                                            
27 transporter license of a person who commits a misdemeanor offense set out in (a)(2)                                     
28 or (8) - (14) of this section for a specified period of not less than one year and not                                  
29 more than five years;                                                                                                   
30   (3)  the court shall order the department to suspend the guide license or                                            
31 transporter license for a specified period of not less than three years, or to permanently                              
01 revoke the guide license or transporter license, of a person who commits an offense set                                 
02 out in (a)(15) or (16) of this section; and                                                                             
03   (4)  all guns, fishing tackle, boats, aircraft, automobiles, or other vehicles,                                      
04 camping gear, and other equipment and paraphernalia used in, or in aid of, a violation                                  
05 of (a) of this section may be seized by persons authorized to enforce this chapter and                                  
06 may be forfeited to the state as provided under AS 16.05.195.                                                           
07  (g)  Upon conviction of a person for committing an offense set out in (a) of this                                     
08 section, the execution of sentence may not be suspended and probation may not be                                        
09 granted except on the condition that the minimum term of imprisonment is served.                                        
10 Imposition of sentence may not be suspended.                                                                            
11  Sec. 08.54.730.  INJUNCTION AGAINST UNLAWFUL ACTION.   When in                                                        
12 the judgment of the department, a person has engaged in an act in violation of                                          
13 AS 08.54.620(b), 08.54.630(b), 08.54.650(b), 08.54.710(g), or 08.54.720(a) or the                                       
14 regulations adopted under these statutes, the department may apply to the appropriate                                   
15 court for an order enjoining the action.  Upon a showing by the department that the                                     
16 person is engaging in the act, the court shall grant injunctive relief or other appropriate                             
17 order without bond.                                                                                                     
18  Sec. 08.54.740.  RESPONSIBILITY OF GUIDE OR TRANSPORTER FOR                                                           
19 VIOLATIONS.  (a)  A registered guide who contracts to guide or outfit a big game hunt                                   
20 is equally responsible under AS 08.54.710 for a violation of a state game, guiding, or                                  
21 transportation services statute or regulation committed by a person while in the course                                 
22 of the person's employment for the registered guide.                                                                    
23  (b)  A transporter who provides transportation services is equally responsible                                        
24 under AS 08.54.710 for a violation of a state game, guiding, or transportation services                                 
25 statute or regulation committed by a person while in the course of the person's                                         
26 employment for the transporter.                                                                                         
27 ARTICLE 7.  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.                                                                                   
28  Sec. 08.54.750.  USE AREA REGISTRATION.  (a)  At least 30 days before                                                 
29 conducting big game hunting services within a guide use area, a registered guide shall                                  
30 inform the department, in person or by registered mail on a registration form provided                                  
31 by the department, that the guide will be conducting big game hunting services in the use                               
01 area.                                                                                                                   
02  (b)  A registered guide may not register for or conduct big game hunting services                                     
03 in                                                                                                                      
04   (1)  more than three guide use areas during a calendar year; or                                                      
05   (2)  a guide use area that is outside of a game management unit for which                                            
06 the registered guide is certified under AS 08.54.600.                                                                   
07  (c)  Notwithstanding (a) and (b) of this section, a registered guide may register                                     
08 to conduct big game hunting services within a guide use area at any time before                                         
09 beginning operations in the guide use area and may conduct big game hunting services                                    
10 in a guide use area, or for a big game species in a guide use area, that is not one of the                              
11 three guide use areas for which the registered guide has registered under (b) of this                                   
12 section if the Department of Fish and Game has determined by regulation that it is in the                               
13 public interest to suspend the registration requirements for that guide use area or for all                             
14 guide use areas in a game management unit or game management subunit for a big game                                     
15 species within those guide use areas.                                                                                   
16  (d)  In this section, "guide use area" means a geographic area of the state                                           
17 identified as a guide-outfitter use area by the former Big Game Commercial Services                                     
18 Board and described on a set of maps titled Guide-Outfitter Use Area Maps, dated                                        
19 June 22, 1994.                                                                                                          
20  Sec. 08.54.760.  HUNT RECORDS; CONFIDENTIALITY OF HUNT                                                                
21 RECORDS AND ACTIVITY REPORTS.  (a)  The department shall collect and maintain                                           
22 hunt records provided by a registered  guide.  A registered guide shall submit to the                                   
23 department a hunt record for each contracted hunt within 30 days after the completion                                   
24 of the hunt.  A hunt record must include a list of all big game hunters who used the                                    
25 guiding or outfitting services of the registered guide, the number of each big game                                     
26 species taken, and other information required by the department.  The department shall                                  
27 provide forms for reporting hunt records.                                                                               
28  (b)  The department shall make hunt records received under this section, and                                          
29 activity reports received under AS 08.54.650, available to state agencies and federal fish                              
30 and wildlife law enforcement agencies charged with the enforcement of statutes and                                      
31 regulations relating to guiding, outfitting, transportation services, or game or with                                   
01 management of game if requested for game management or law enforcement purposes.                                        
02 Aggregated data compiled from hunt records and activity reports may be included in                                      
03 reports by the department.  For all other purposes, the hunt records and activity reports                               
04 are confidential and are not subject to inspection or copying under AS 09.25.110 -                                      
05 09.25.125.                                                                                                              
06  Sec. 08.54.770.  LICENSE AND EXAMINATION FEES.  (a)  The department                                                   
07 shall set fees under AS 08.01.065 for each of the following:                                                            
08   (1)  registered guide license;                                                                                       
09   (2)  class-A assistant guide license;                                                                                
10   (3)  assistant guide license;                                                                                        
11   (4)  transporter license;                                                                                            
12   (5)  license application fee.                                                                                        
13  (b)  The license fee for the registered guide, class-A assistant guide, or assistant                                  
14 guide license is in addition to the fee required for a hunting license.                                                 
15  (c)  An applicant for a qualifying examination for a registered guide license shall                                   
16 pay a fee established by regulations adopted under AS 08.01.065.                                                        
17  (d)  The fee for the transporter license must be equal to the fee for the registered                                  
18 guide license.                                                                                                          
19  (e)  For licenses issued under this chapter for 1997 and subsequent years, the                                        
20 amount of the license fee for a nonresident shall be two times the amount of the                                        
21 license fee for a resident.                                                                                             
22  Sec. 08.54.790.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter,                                                                       
23   (1)  "big game" means brown bear, grizzly bear, caribou, moose, black                                                
24 bear, bison, Sitka blacktail deer, elk, mountain goat, musk-ox, and mountain or Dall                                    
25 sheep;  "big game" includes wolf and wolverine when taken under hunting regulations;                                    
26   (2)  "big game hunting service" means a service for which the provider                                               
27 of the service must obtain a registered guide, class-A assistant guide, or assistant guide                              
28 license; "big game hunting service" includes guiding services and outfitting services;                                  
29   (3)  "compensation" means payment for services including wages or other                                              
30 remuneration but not including reimbursement for actual expenses incurred;                                              
31   (4)  "department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic                                                      
01 Development;                                                                                                            
02   (5)  "field" means an area outside of established year-round dwellings,                                              
03 businesses, or other developments usually associated with a city, town, or village; "field"                             
04 does not include permanent hotels or roadhouses on the state road system or state or                                    
05 federally maintained airports;                                                                                          
06   (6)  "game management unit" means one of the 26 geographic areas                                                     
07 defined by the Board of Game for game management purposes;                                                              
08   (7)  "guide" means to provide, for compensation or with the intent or with                                           
09 an agreement to receive compensation, services, equipment, or facilities to a big game                                  
10 hunter in the field by a person who accompanies or is present with the big game hunter                                  
11 in the field either personally or through an assistant; in this paragraph, "services"                                   
12 includes                                                                                                                
13   (A)  contracting to guide or outfit big game hunts;                                                                 
14   (B)  stalking, pursuing, tracking, killing, or attempting to kill big                                               
15 game;                                                                                                                   
16   (C)  packing, preparing, salvaging, or caring for meat, except that                                                 
17 which is required to properly and safely load the meat on the mode of                                                   
18 transportation being used by a transporter;                                                                             
19   (D)  field preparation of trophies, including skinning and caping;                                                  
20   (E)  selling, leasing, or renting goods when the transaction occurs                                                 
21 in the field;                                                                                                           
22   (F)  using guiding or outfitting equipment, including spotting                                                      
23 scopes and firearms, for the benefit of a hunter; and                                                                   
24   (G)  providing camping or hunting equipment or supplies which                                                       
25 are already located in the field;                                                                                       
26   (8) "outfit" means to provide, for compensation or with the intent to                                                
27 receive compensation, services, supplies, or facilities to a big game hunter in the field,                              
28 by a person who neither accompanies nor is present with the big game hunter in the field                                
29 either personally or by an assistant;                                                                                   
30   (9)  "transportation services" means the carriage for compensation of big                                            
31 game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters to, from, or in                                 
01 the field; "transportation services" does not include the carriage by aircraft of big game                              
02 hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters                                                      
03   (A)  on nonstop flights between airports listed in the Alaska                                                       
04 supplement to the Airmen's Guide published by the Federal Aviation                                                      
05 Administration; or                                                                                                      
06   (B)  by an air taxi operator or air carrier for which the carriage of                                               
07 big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters is                                          
08 only an incidental portion of its business; in this subparagraph, "incidental"                                          
09 means transportation provided to a big game hunter by an air taxi operator or air                                       
10 carrier who does not                                                                                                    
11   (i)  charge more than the usual tariff or charter rate for the                                                     
12 carriage of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals                                                      
13 harvested by hunters; or                                                                                                
14   (ii)  advertise transportation services or big game hunting                                                        
15 services to the public; in this sub-subparagraph, "advertise" means                                                     
16 soliciting big game hunters to be customers of an air taxi operator or air                                              
17 carrier for the purpose of providing air transportation to, from, or in the                                             
18 field through the use of print or electronic media, including advertising                                               
19 at trade shows, or the use of hunt broker services or other promotional                                                 
20 services.                                                                                                               
21    * Sec. 4.  AS 12.55.125(e) is amended to read:                                                                       
22  (e)  A defendant convicted of a class C felony may be sentenced to a definite                                         
23 term of imprisonment of not more than five years, and shall be sentenced to the                                         
24 following presumptive terms, subject to adjustment as provided in AS 12.55.155 -                                        
25 12.55.175:                                                                                                              
26   (1)  if the offense is a second felony conviction, two years;                                                        
27   (2)  if the offense is a third felony conviction, three years;                                                       
28   (3)  if the offense is a first felony conviction, and the defendant                                                  
29 knowingly directed the conduct constituting the offense at a uniformed or otherwise                                     
30 clearly identified peace officer, fire fighter, correctional officer, emergency medical                                 
31 technician, paramedic, ambulance attendant, or other emergency responder who was                                        
01 engaged in the performance of official duties at the time of the offense, one year;                                     
02   (4)  if the offense is a first felony conviction, and the defendant violated                                        
03 AS 08.54.720(a)(15) [AS 08.54.520(a)(7) - (10)], one year.                                                             
04    * Sec. 5.  AS 16.05.195(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
05  (a)  Guns, traps, nets, fishing gear, vessels, aircraft, other motor vehicles, sleds,                                 
06 and other paraphernalia or gear used in or in aid of a violation of this title or AS 08.54,                           
07 or regulation adopted under this title or AS 08.54, and all fish and game or parts of fish                            
08 and game or nests or eggs of birds taken, transported, or possessed contrary to the                                   
09 provisions of this title or AS 08.54, or regulation adopted under this title or AS 08.54                            
10 [IT], may be forfeited to the state                                                                                     
11   (1)  upon conviction of the offender in a criminal proceeding of a                                                   
12 violation of this title or AS 08.54 in a court of competent jurisdiction; or                                          
13   (2)  upon judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding                                              
14 in rem that an item specified above was used in or in aid of a violation of this title or                              
15 AS 08.54 or a regulation adopted under this title or AS 08.54 [IT].                                                  
16    * Sec. 6.  AS 16.05.407(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
17  (a)  It is unlawful for a nonresident to hunt, pursue, or take brown bear, grizzly                                    
18 bear, mountain goat, or sheep in this state, unless personally accompanied by                                           
19   (1)  a person who is licensed as a registered guide, master guide, class-                                           
20 A assistant guide, or an assistant guide under AS 08.54 [GUIDE-OUTFITTER,                                              
21 CLASS-A ASSISTANT GUIDE-OUTFITTER,  OR ASSISTANT GUIDE-OUTFITTER                                                        
22 BY THE BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD]; or                                                                          
23   (2)  a resident over 19 years of age who is                                                                          
24   (A)  the spouse of the nonresident; or                                                                              
25   (B)  related to the nonresident, within and including the second                                                    
26 degree of kindred, by marriage or blood.                                                                                
27    * Sec. 7.  AS 16.05.407(f) is amended to read:                                                                       
28  (f)  An applicant for a nonresident hunt permit for the taking of an animal                                           
29 specified in (a) of this section shall, if requested by the department, first furnish to the                            
30 department proof of prior authorization to use [STATE,] federal [,] or private land where                               
31 the permit hunt will occur.  The authorization shall be provided to the applicant by the                               
01 registered guide or master guide [GUIDE-OUTFITTER] with whom the applicant has                                         
02 contracted to guide [GUIDE-OUTFIT] the permit hunt.                                                                   
03    * Sec. 8.  AS 16.05.408(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
04  (a)  It is a class A misdemeanor for a nonresident alien                                                              
05   [(1)  TO HUNT, PURSUE, OR TAKE MARINE MAMMALS UNLESS                                                                 
06 PERSONALLY ACCOMPANIED BY A LICENSED MARINE MAMMAL GUIDE-                                                               
07 OUTFITTER; OR                                                                                                           
08   (2)]  to hunt, pursue, or take a big game animal as defined by the Board                                             
09 of Game unless personally accompanied by a registered guide, master guide, class-A                                     
10 assistant guide, or assistant guide [GUIDE-OUTFITTER, A CLASS-A ASSISTANT                                              
11 GUIDE-OUTFITTER, OR AN ASSISTANT GUIDE-OUTFITTER] licensed under                                                        
12 AS 08.54.                                                                                                               
13    * Sec. 9.  AS 16.05.408(c) is amended to read:                                                                       
14  (c)  Before obtaining a nonresident hunt permit for the taking of an animal                                           
15 specified in (a) of this section, a nonresident alien shall, if requested by the department,                            
16 first furnish to the department proof of prior authorization to use [STATE,] federal [,]                                
17 or private land where the permit hunt will occur.  The authorization shall be provided                                  
18 to the nonresident alien by the registered guide or master guide [GUIDE-OUTFITTER                                     
19 OR MARINE MAMMAL GUIDE-OUTFITTER] with whom the nonresident alien has                                                   
20 contracted to guide [GUIDE-OUTFIT] the permit hunt.                                                                   
21    * Sec. 10.  AS 23.10.055 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:                                               
22   (14)  a person who holds a license under AS 08.54 and who is employed                                                
23 by a registered guide or master guide licensed under AS 08.54, for the first 60 work days                               
24 in which the person is employed by the registered guide or master guide during a                                        
25 calendar year.                                                                                                          
26    * Sec. 11.  AS 41.23.420(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
27  (d)  The provisions of AS 41.23.400 - 41.23.510 do not affect the authority of                                        
28   (1)  the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fisheries, the Board                                              
29 of Game, or the Department of Commerce and Economic Development [BIG GAME                                             
30 COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD] under AS 08.54, AS 16, or AS 41.99.010;                                                      
31   (2)  the Department of Environmental Conservation under AS 46.03; or                                                 
01   (3)  state agencies and municipalities under AS 44.19.145(a)(11) and                                                 
02 AS 46.40.100.                                                                                                           
03    * Sec. 12.  AS 44.62.330(a)(35) is amended to read:                                                                  
04   (35)  Department of Commerce and Economic Development under                                                         
05 AS 08.54 as to licensing and related functions for big game guides and transporters                                    
06 [BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD];                                                                                   
07    * Sec. 13.  TRANSITION; LICENSES, FEES, REGULATIONS.  (a)  Notwithstanding                                           
08 AS 08.54.610, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who held a guide-outfitter license in good                          
09 standing under the provisions of AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590 on June 30, 1995, and who did not                             
10 renew the license between June 30, 1995, and the effective date of this section shall receive a                         
11 registered guide license valid until December 31, 1996, upon payment of a license fee of $65.                           
12 A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a registered guide license issued under                      
13 AS 08.54.610.                                                                                                           
14  (b)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.610, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who, in                                       
15 reliance upon the apparent authority of the Department of Commerce and Economic                                         
16 Development, obtained a guide-outfitter license from the Department of Commerce and                                     
17 Economic Development after June 30, 1995, and before the effective date of this section shall                           
18 receive a registered guide license valid until December  31, 1996, without payment of a license                         
19 fee.  A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a registered guide license issued                      
20 under AS 08.54.610.                                                                                                     
21  (c)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.610, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who held a                                    
22 master guide-outfitter license in good standing under the provisions of AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590                        
23 on June 30, 1995, and who did not renew the license between June 30, 1995, and the effective                            
24 date of this section, shall receive a master guide license valid until December 31, 1996, upon                          
25 payment of a license fee of $65.  A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a                          
26 master guide license issued under AS 08.54.610.                                                                         
27  (d)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.610, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who, in                                       
28 reliance upon the apparent authority of the Department of Commerce and Economic                                         
29 Development, obtained a master guide-outfitter license from the Department of Commerce and                              
30 Economic Development after June 30, 1995, and before the effective date of this section shall                           
31 receive a master guide license valid until December 31, 1996, without payment of a license fee.                         
01 A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a master guide license issued under                          
02 AS 08.54.610.                                                                                                           
03  (e)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.620, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who held a                                    
04 class-A assistant guide-outfitter license in good standing under the provisions of AS 08.54.300 -                       
05 08.54.590 on June 30, 1995, shall receive a class-A assistant guide license valid until                                 
06 December 31, 1996, without payment of a license fee.  A license issued under this subsection                            
07 is for all purposes a class-A assistant guide license issued under AS 08.54.620.                                        
08  (f)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.620, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who, in reliance                              
09 upon the apparent authority of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development,                                     
10 obtained a class-A assistant guide-outfitter license from the Department of Commerce and                                
11 Economic Development after June 30, 1995, and before the effective date of this section shall                           
12 receive a class-A assistant guide license valid until December 31, 1996, without payment of a                           
13 license fee.  A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a class-A assistant guide                      
14 license issued under AS 08.54.620.                                                                                      
15  (g)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.630, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who held an                                   
16 assistant guide-outfitter license in good standing under the provisions of AS 08.54.300 -                               
17 08.54.590 on June 30, 1995, shall receive an assistant guide license valid until December 31,                           
18 1996, without payment of a license fee.  A license issued under this subsection is for all                              
19 purposes an assistant guide license issued under AS 08.54.630.                                                          
20  (h)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.630, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who, in                                       
21 reliance upon the apparent authority of the Department of Commerce and Economic                                         
22 Development, obtained an assistant guide-outfitter license from the Department of Commerce                              
23 and Economic Development after June 30, 1995, and before the effective date of this section                             
24 shall receive an assistant guide license valid until December 31, 1996, without payment of a                            
25 license fee.  A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes an assistant guide license                     
26 issued under AS 08.54.630.                                                                                              
27  (i)  A person may receive only one guide license of any class under (a) - (h) of this                                  
28 section.                                                                                                                
29  (j)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.650, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who held a                                    
30 transporter license in good standing under the provisions of AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590 on                                
31 June 30, 1995, and who did not renew the license between June 30, 1995, and the effective date                          
01 of this section, shall receive a transporter license valid until December 31, 1996, upon payment                        
02 of a license fee of $75.  A license issued under this subsection is for all purposes a transporter                      
03 license issued under AS 08.54.650.                                                                                      
04  (k)  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.650, added by sec. 3 of this Act, a person who, in                                       
05 reliance upon the apparent authority of the Department of Commerce and Economic                                         
06 Development, obtained a transporter license from the Department of Commerce and Economic                                
07 Development after June 30, 1995, and before the effective date of this section shall receive a                          
08 transporter license valid until December 31, 1996, without payment of a license fee.  A license                         
09 issued under this subsection is for all purposes a transporter license issued under AS 08.54.650.                       
10  (l)  A person who, before the effective date of this section, has paid a license fee for a                             
11 commercial use permit or a use area registration application for 1996 shall receive a refund of                         
12 the full amount paid from the Department of Commerce and Economic Development.                                          
13  (m)  Pending the adoption of regulations under AS 08.01.065 and (n) of this section to                                 
14 implement this Act, the fee for the                                                                                     
15   (1)  biennial registered guide license or biennial master guide license is $200;                                      
16   (2)  biennial class-A assistant guide license is $100;                                                                
17   (3)  biennial assistant guide license is $100;                                                                        
18   (4)  biennial transporter license is $200.                                                                            
19  (n)  Notwithstanding AS 44.62.250, the Department of Commerce and Economic                                             
20 Development may adopt emergency regulations under AS 44.62.250 and 44.62.260 to implement                               
21 this Act without making a written finding under AS 44.62.250.  The legislature finds that the                           
22 adoption of emergency regulations necessary to implement this Act is necessary for the                                  
23 immediate preservation of the public peace and general welfare.                                                         
24    * Sec. 14.  TRANSITION; USE AREA REGISTRATION.  Notwithstanding AS 08.54.750(a),                                     
25 added by sec. 3 of this Act, during the first 60 days that this Act is in effect, a registered guide                    
26 shall inform the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, in person or by                                       
27 registered mail, that the guide will be conducting big game hunting services in a guide use area.                       
28 The registered guide shall provide the information required to be submitted to the Department                           
29 of Commerce and Economic Development under this section at any time before beginning                                    
30 operations in the use area.  After the first 60 days that this Act is in effect, a registered guide                     
31 shall provide information required under AS 08.54.750, in accordance with AS 08.54.750(a).                              
01    * Sec. 15.  CONSTRUCTION OF ACT.  Nothing in this Act shall be construed as ratifying                                
02 or validating acts of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development or of the                                     
03 governor relating to the licensing or regulation of guide-outfitters and related occupations under                      
04 former provisions of AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590.                                                                          
05    * Sec. 16.  AS 08.01.010(5); AS 08.03.010(c)(5); AS 08.54.300, 08.54.310, 08.54.320,                                 
06 08.54.330, 08.54.350, 08.54.360, 08.54.370, 08.54.380, 08.54.390, 08.54.393, 08.54.395,                                 
07 08.54.400, 08.54.410, 08.54.420, 08.54.430, 08.54.440, 08.54.450, 08.54.460, 08.54.470,                                 
08 08.54.500, 08.54.505, 08.54.510, 08.54.520, 08.54.530, 08.54.540, 08.54.550, 08.54.590; and                             
09 AS 39.50.200(b)(48) are repealed.                                                                                       
10    * Sec. 17.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).