CSSB 282(L&C): "An Act extending the termination dates of certain activities and salmon marketing programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and of the salmon marketing tax; expanding the allowable use of that tax for the salmon marketing programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; relating to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's salmon marketing committee; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 282(L&C) 01 "An Act extending the termination dates of certain activities and salmon marketing 02 programs of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and of the salmon marketing tax; 03 expanding the allowable use of that tax for the salmon marketing programs of the 04 Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; relating to the Alaska Seafood Marketing 05 Institute's salmon marketing committee; and providing for an effective date." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. AS 16.51.100 is amended to read: 08 Sec. 16.51.100. Duties of board. The board shall 09 (1) conduct programs of education, research, advertising, or sales 10 promotion designed to accomplish the purposes of this chapter; 11 (2) promote all species of seafood and their by-products that are 12 harvested in the state and processed for sale; 13 (3) develop market-oriented quality specifications for Alaska seafood
01 [SEAFOODS] to be used in developing a high quality image for Alaska seafood in 02 domestic and world markets, and adopt and distribute recommendations regarding the 03 handling of seafood from the moment of capture to final distribution; 04 (4) prepare market research and product development plans for the 05 promotion of all species of seafood and their by-products that are harvested in the state 06 and processed for sale; 07 (5) submit an annual report to the governor describing the activities of 08 the institute and notify the legislature that the report is available; 09 (6) develop marketing programs based on the "inspection" and 10 "premium quality" seals designed under AS 17.20.066 and use the seals in advertising 11 and promotion efforts of the institute; 12 (7) collect, organize, distribute, and make available to the public 13 information on prices paid and market conditions for raw salmon and salmon products 14 and provide this information on a regular and timely basis to all salmon fishermen 15 who hold permits under AS 16.43 and to all nonprofit salmon enhancement 16 organizations that hold a permit under AS 16.10.400; 17 (8) cooperate with commercial salmon fishermen, fishermen's 18 organizations, seafood processors, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, the 19 Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, state and federal agencies, and other relevant 20 persons and entities to investigate market reception to new salmon product forms and 21 develop commodity standards and future markets for salmon products; 22 (9) establish a salmon marketing committee to assist and advise the 23 board in administering the [DOMESTIC] salmon marketing program that is funded 24 through the tax collected under AS 43.76.110 - 43.76.130; the committee shall consist 25 of seven persons selected by the board, as follows: 26 (A) four persons shall be engaged in commercial salmon 27 fishing and hold salmon permits under AS 16.43, of whom 28 (i) one person shall be a member of the board of 29 directors of the institute; and 30 (ii) three persons shall be Alaska residents from 31 different salmon administrative areas established by the Alaska
01 Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; and 02 (B) three persons shall be engaged in processing of salmon, of 03 whom 04 (i) one person shall be a member of the board of 05 directors of the institute; 06 (ii) one person shall be a salmon processor who is not 07 on the board of directors of the institute and who has an annual payroll 08 in the state of more than $2,500,000; and 09 (iii) one person shall be a salmon processor who is not 10 on the board of directors of the institute and who has an annual payroll 11 in the state of $50,000 - $2,500,000. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 43.76.120(d) is amended to read: 13 (d) The salmon marketing tax collected under this section shall be deposited in 14 the general fund. The legislature may appropriate revenue generated by the salmon 15 marketing tax to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute for the purpose of supporting 16 the institute's salmon marketing program under AS 16.51 [AS 16.51.100(7) - (9) AND 17 THE INSTITUTE'S DOMESTIC SALMON MARKETING PROGRAM]. Except as 18 otherwise provided in an appropriation by the legislature, the amount of the allocation 19 made to the institute's salmon marketing program under AS 16.51.100(7) and (8) 20 should not exceed 10 percent of the total amount of salmon marketing tax revenue 21 appropriated for the institute. 22 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska enacted in sec. 9, ch. 55, SLA 1993, as 23 amended by sec. 1, ch. 111, SLA 1998, is amended to read: 24 Sec. 9. AS 43.76.110, 43.76.120, and 43.76.130 are repealed June 30, 2008 25 . 26 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska enacted in sec. 10, ch. 55, SLA 1993, as 27 amended by sec. 2, ch. 111, SLA 1998, is amended to read: 28 Sec. 10. AS 16.51.100(7), 16.51.100(8), and 16.51.100(9) are repealed 29 June 30, 2009 . 30 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).