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SB 155: "An Act relating to hunting on the same day airborne; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 155                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to hunting on the same day airborne; and providing for an effective                                    
02 date."                                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 16.05.783(a) is amended to read:                                                                  
05            (a)  A person may not shoot or assist in shooting a free-ranging wolf,                                       
06       wolverine, fox, or lynx the same day that a person has been airborne.  However, the                               
07       Board of Game may authorize a predator control program involving airborne or same                             
08       day airborne shooting [FROM THE AIR] if                                                                       
09                 (1)  the commissioner of fish and game acting under a request from the                                  
10       Board of Game makes written findings based on [PREY POPULATION] objectives                                        
11       set by the board under AS 16.05.255(g) that                                                                       
12                      (A)  predation is an important factor contributing to a low or                                     
13            declining prey population that is inconsistent with a game management                                        
14            program authorized by the Board of Game, and that a reduction of predation                                   
01            can reasonably be expected to result in aiding an increase in the prey                                       
02            population or in arresting the decline of the prey population; or                                            
03                      (B)  a disease or parasite of a predator population                                                
04                           (i)  is threatening the normal biological condition of the                                    
05                 predator population; or                                                                                 
06                           (ii)  if left untreated, would spread to other populations;                                   
07                 and                                                                                                     
08                 (2)  the commissioner determines that airborne or same day airborne                                     
09       shooting is necessary to accomplish a game management program authorized by the                                   
10       Board of Game.                                                                                                    
11    * Sec. 2.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).