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SB 214: "An Act relating to big game hunting by nonresident members of the military service and their dependents; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 214                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to big game hunting by nonresident members of the military service                                     
02 and their dependents; and providing for an effective date."                                                             
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 16.05.340(d) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (d)  Members of the military service on active duty who are permanently                                      
06       stationed in the state, and their dependents, who do not qualify as residents under                               
07       AS 16.05.415, may obtain special nonresident military hunting [SMALL GAME] and                                
08       sport fishing licenses at the rates for resident hunting and sport fishing licenses. A                        
09       person who obtains a special nonresident military hunting license under this                                  
10       subsection [, BUT] may not take a big game animal for which a tag is required                             
11       under (a)(16) of this section without previously purchasing a [REGULAR                                        
12       NONRESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE AND A] numbered, nontransferable                                                      
13       appropriate tag, issued at the resident [ONE-HALF OF THE NONRESIDENT] rate,                                   
14       under (a)(16) [(a)(15)] of this section.                                                                      
01    * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.407(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
02            (a)  It is unlawful for a nonresident to hunt, pursue, or take brown bear, grizzly                           
03       bear, mountain goat, or sheep in this state [,] unless the nonresident is                                     
04                 (1)  a member of the military service on active duty who is                                         
05       permanently stationed in the state or a dependent of a member of the military                                 
06       service on active duty who is permanently stationed in the state; or                                          
07                 (2)  personally accompanied by                                                                      
08                      (A) [(1)]  a person who is licensed as                                                         
09                           (i) [(A)]  a registered guide-outfitter or a master guide-                                
10                 outfitter under AS 08.54 and who is providing big game hunting services                                 
11                 to the nonresident under a contract with the nonresident; or                                            
12                           (ii) [(B)]  a class-A assistant guide or an assistant guide                               
13                 under AS 08.54 and who is employed by a registered guide-outfitter or a                                 
14                 master guide-outfitter who has a contract to provide big game hunting                                   
15                 services to the nonresident; or                                                                         
16                      (B) [(2)]  a resident over 19 years of age who is                                              
17                           (i) [(A)]  the spouse of the nonresident; or                                              
18                           (ii) [(B)]  related to the nonresident, within and including                              
19                 the second degree of kindred, by marriage or blood.                                                     
20    * Sec. 3. AS 16.05.407(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
21            (b)  Except for an applicant described in (a)(1) of this section, an [AN]                                
22       applicant for a nonresident big game tag for the taking of an animal specified in (a) of this                     
23       section shall first furnish to the state, on a form provided by the state, an affidavit showing                   
24       that the applicant will be personally accompanied while hunting by a person who is                                
25       qualified under the terms of (a)(2) [(a)] of this section. A person who falsifies the required                
26       affidavit is guilty of perjury under AS 11.56.200.                                                                
27    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 2009.