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HB 184: "An Act relating to fees for use of state park system facilities; and relating to the sale of merchandise by the Department of Natural Resources."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 184                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to fees for use of state park system facilities; and relating to the sale of                           
02 merchandise by the Department of Natural Resources."                                                                    
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 41.21.026(a) is amended to read:                                                                  
05            (a)  Notwithstanding (b) of this section, the department may charge or collect a                             
06       fee [IN A PARK UNIT] for                                                                                          
07                 (1)  rental of public use cabins or other overnight lodgings;                                           
08                 (2)  overnight use of a developed campsite;                                                             
09                 (3)  special park permits;                                                                              
10                 (4)  competitive and exclusive commercial use permits;                                                  
11                 (5)  noncompetitive and nonexclusive commercial use permits;                                            
12                 (6)  use of a sewage holding tank dump station;                                                         
13                 (7)  admission to or guided tours of visitor centers and historic sites;                                
14                 (8)  use of an improved boat ramp in a park facility developed                                          
01       principally for boat launching;                                                                                   
02                 (9)  sale of firewood;                                                                                  
03                 (10)  sale of merchandise for informational or educational purposes                                     
04       related to public use and understanding of parks, including maps, plans, and other                                
05       graphic materials;                                                                                                
06                 (11)  use of a developed facility that has developed parking and rest                                   
07       rooms; and                                                                                                        
08                 (12)  presentation or attendance at programs related to natural or                                      
09       cultural history, outdoor skills or education, or other topics concerned with public use,                         
10       enjoyment, or understanding of parks.                                                                             
11    * Sec. 2. AS 41.21.026 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
12            (f)  The department may sell merchandise for informational, educational, or                                  
13       promotional purposes to support ongoing park operations. Sales of merchandise under                               
14       this subsection shall be (1) made to a person for the purpose of resale; and (2) priced                           
15       by the department so as to ensure a fair and reasonable return to the department. In this                         
16       subsection, "person" has the meaning given in AS 01.10.060.                                                       
17    * Sec. 3. AS 41.21.026(a)(10) is repealed.