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Enrolled SB 214: Relating to hunting licenses and tags for nonresident members of the military service or the United States Coast Guard and their dependents; providing for free hunting and sport fishing licenses for active members of the Alaska National Guard and military reserves; and providing for an effective date.

00 Enrolled SB 214                                                                                                         
01 Relating to hunting licenses and tags for nonresident members of the military service or the                            
02 United States Coast Guard and their dependents; providing for free hunting and sport fishing                            
03 licenses for active members of the Alaska National Guard and military reserves; and                                     
04 providing for an effective date.                                                                                        
05                           _______________                                                                               
06    * Section 1. AS 16.05.340(d) is amended to read:                                                                   
07            (d)  Members of the military service or the United States Coast Guard on                                 
08       active duty who are permanently stationed in the state, and their dependents, who do                              
09       not qualify as residents under AS 16.05.415, may obtain special nonresident military                              
10       hunting [SMALL GAME] and sport fishing licenses at the rates for resident hunting                             
11       and sport fishing licenses. A person who obtains a special nonresident military                               
12       hunting license under this subsection is exempt from the requirements of (a)(15)                              
13       of this section, but may not take a big game animal for which a tag is required                           
14       under (a)(16) of this section or a mountain goat or sheep without previously                                  
01       purchasing a [REGULAR NONRESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE AND A]                                                          
02       numbered, nontransferable appropriate tag, issued at the resident [ONE-HALF OF                                
03       THE NONRESIDENT] rate, under (a)(16) [(a)(15)] of this section. A person who                              
04       obtains a special nonresident military hunting license under this subsection may                              
05       obtain a numbered, nontransferable tag for mountain goat or sheep at no cost.                                 
06    * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.341 is amended to read:                                                                         
07            Sec. 16.05.341. Free license for disabled veterans and active members of                                 
08       the Alaska National Guard and military reserves. A person may receive a resident                              
09       hunting and sport fishing license under AS 16.05.340(a)(5) without charge if the                                  
10       person                                                                                                            
11                 (1)  has been discharged from military service under honorable                                          
12       conditions, is eligible for a loan under AS 18.56.101, and is certified by the United                             
13       States Department of Veterans Affairs as having incurred a 50 percent or greater                                  
14       disability during military service; [OR]                                                                          
15                 (2)  served in the Alaska Territorial Guard, is eligible for a loan under                               
16       AS 18.56.101, and incurred a 50 percent or greater disability while serving in the                                
17       Alaska Territorial Guard; or                                                                                  
18                 (3)  is an active member of the                                                                     
19                      (A)  Alaska National Guard;                                                                    
20                      (B)  United States Army reserves;                                                              
21                      (C)  United States Air Force reserves;                                                         
22                      (D)  United States Navy reserves;                                                              
23                      (E)  United States Marine Corps reserves; or                                                   
24                      (F)  United States Coast Guard reserves.                                                       
25    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 2009.