00 HOUSE BILL NO. 210
01 "An Act relating to the Chitina dip net fishery; and providing for an effective date."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 16.05.340(a)(22) is amended to read:
04 (22) Chitina dip net fishing permit ..................................... no fee [25
05 A PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED A PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
06 ISSUED UNDER AS 16.05.400(b) MAY OBTAIN A CHITINA DIP NET FISHING
07 PERMIT WITHOUT CHARGE.] The members of the family of a person who has
08 obtained a Chitina dip net fishing permit are not required to have a Chitina dip net
09 fishing permit while they are engaged in dip net fishing at Chitina if they are engaged
10 in fishing in the presence of the person and the person has the Chitina dip net fishing
11 permit in the person's physical possession. In this paragraph, "family" means persons
12 who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption and who live in the same household
13 on a permanent basis. [THE LEGISLATURE MAY APPROPRIATE THE
14 RECEIPTS FROM THE SALE OF THE PERMIT TO THE FISH AND GAME
01 * Sec. 2. AS 16.10 is amended by adding a new section to read:
02 Article 10A. Chitina Dip Net Fishery.
03 Sec. 16.10.570. Access to the Chitina dip net fishery. (a) The department
04 with the cooperation of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the
05 Department of Natural Resources shall prepare a publication showing public access
06 routes to fishing sites on public land for the Chitina dip net fishery. The department
07 shall distribute the publication to persons who obtain a Chitina dip net fishing permit
08 and to the public.
09 (b) The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shall post and
10 maintain permanent signs and notices showing the boundaries of public rights-of-way
11 that may be used to access fishing sites on public land for the Chitina dip net fishery.
12 The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shall cooperate with the
13 Department of Fish and Game in the preparation and production of the publication
14 described in (a) of this section.
15 (c) The Department of Natural Resources shall post and maintain permanent
16 signs and notices showing the boundaries of state public land, and other land subject to
17 public easements and other interests in land, that may be used to access fishing sites
18 on public land for the Chitina dip net fishery. The Department of Natural Resources
19 shall cooperate with the Department of Fish and Game in the preparation and
20 production of the publication described in (a) of this section.
21 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).