00 HOUSE BILL NO. 386
01 "An Act relating to abandoned and derelict vessels; relating to the registration of
02 vessels; relating to certificates of title for vessels; relating to the duties of the
03 Department of Administration; relating to the duties of the Department of Natural
04 Resources; establishing the derelict vessel prevention program; establishing the derelict
05 vessel prevention program fund; and providing for an effective date."
06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
07 * Section 1. AS 05.25.055(a) is amended to read:
08 (a) A [AN UNDOCUMENTED] boat placed on water of the state must be
09 titled, registered, and numbered as required by this chapter. The Department of
10 Administration shall adopt by regulation a boat registration and numbering system that
11 is consistent with the national standard for state numbering systems established by the
12 United States Coast Guard.
13 * Sec. 2. AS 05.25.055(f) is amended to read:
01 (f) Unless otherwise provided by this chapter, [OR UNLESS THE OWNER
02 HAS BEEN AWARDED A CURRENT, VALID ALASKA CERTIFICATE OF
03 NUMBER FROM THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD,] the owner of a boat for
04 which a current certificate of number has been awarded under federal law or a
05 federally approved numbering system of another state shall apply for a certificate of
06 number in this state as required by this chapter if the boat is operated on water of the
07 state for more than 90 consecutive days or if the boat is a barge and is operated on
08 water of the state for more than 60 consecutive days. If a boat has an existing
09 number, the owner may request that the department issue the same number for
10 purposes of this section, and the department shall comply with the request unless
11 compliance would result in a duplication of numbers.
12 * Sec. 3. AS 05.25.055(i) is amended to read:
13 (i) The following boats are exempt from the numbering and registration
14 provisions of this section:
15 (1) a boat that
16 (A) is not a barge;
17 (B) is operated in this state for a period not exceeding 90
18 consecutive days; and
19 (C) [THAT] has a current, valid certificate of number issued by
20 another state having a federally approved numbering system;
21 (2) a foreign boat operated in water of the state for a period not
22 exceeding 90 consecutive days;
23 (3) a boat owned by the United States or an entity or political
24 subdivision of the United States, or a boat owned by a state or an entity or political
25 subdivision of a state;
26 (4) a boat that is not equipped with mechanical propulsion;
27 (5) a boat with a valid document to operate the boat that is issued by
28 [THE UNITED STATES OR] a foreign government;
29 (6) a handmade nonmotorized umiaq with a walrus or sealskin
31 (7) a boat that
01 (A) is a barge;
02 (B) is operated in this state for a period not exceeding 60
03 consecutive days; and
04 (C) has a current, valid certificate of number issued by
05 another state having a federally approved numbering system.
06 * Sec. 4. AS 05.25 is amended by adding a new section to read:
07 Sec. 05.25.056. Certificate of title. (a) The owner of an undocumented boat
08 subject to registration in this state under AS 05.25.055 shall apply to the Department
09 of Administration for a certificate of title for the boat.
10 (b) The Department of Administration shall adopt regulations to establish a
11 system for issuing certificates of title for undocumented boats.
12 (c) A person who purchases or obtains a majority ownership of an
13 undocumented boat shall, within 30 days after purchasing or obtaining the boat, apply
14 for a new certificate of title that shows the boat's change of ownership.
15 * Sec. 5. AS 05.25.090(b), as repealed and reenacted by sec. 20, ch. 28, SLA 2000, is
16 amended to read:
17 (b) A person who violates AS 05.25.010(d), [OR] 05.25.020(b), or 05.25.055
18 is guilty of a violation, as defined in AS 11.81.900, and may be fined up to $50.
19 * Sec. 6. AS 05.25.096 is amended to read:
20 Sec. 05.25.096. Fees. (a) The Department of Administration shall assess the
21 following fees:
22 (1) motorized boat registration, registration renewal, and transfer of
23 registration, $30 [$24] for a three-year period;
24 (2) nonmotorized boat registration, registration renewal, and transfer of
25 registration, $10 for a three-year period;
26 (3) replacement of lost registration, $5;
27 (4) replacement of lost registration validation decals, $5;
28 (5) barge registration, registration renewal, and transfer of
29 registration, $75 for a three-year period;
30 (6) boat title and duplicate boat title, $20.
31 (b) The Department of Administration shall separately account for fees
01 collected under (a) of this section for boat registration and titling that are deposited in
02 the general fund. The annual estimated balance in that account may be used by the
03 legislature to make appropriations to the department and the Department of
04 Administration to carry out the purposes of this chapter and AS 30.30.
05 * Sec. 7. AS 05.25.100 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:
06 (16) "barge" means a flat-bottomed boat used for carrying freight that
07 is either nonmotorized and towed by another boat or motorized.
08 * Sec. 8. AS 05.25.100, as repealed and reenacted by sec. 23, ch. 28, SLA 2000, is amended
09 by adding new paragraphs to read:
10 (5) "boat" means watercraft used or capable of being used as a means
11 of transportation on water, except for
12 (A) a ship's lifeboat;
13 (B) a seaplane;
14 (C) an inspected passenger vessel; and
15 (D) a single air mattress, single inner tube, or other water toy;
16 (6) "boat dealer" means a person engaged wholly or in part in the
17 business of selling or offering for sale, buying or taking in trade for the purpose of
18 resale, or exchanging, displaying, demonstrating, or offering for sale three or more
19 boats within 12 consecutive months and who receives or expects to receive money,
20 profit, or any other thing of value;
21 (7) "certificate of number" means the document bearing the
22 identification number issued to a boat by the Department of Administration under this
23 chapter, by a federal agency, or by the state of principal use under a federally
24 approved numbering system;
25 (8) "owner" means a person who has a property interest other than a
26 security interest in a boat and the right of use or possession of the boat; "owner" does
27 not include a lessee unless the lease is intended as security;
28 (9) "ownership" means a property interest other than a security
30 (10) "undocumented boat" means a boat that does not possess a valid
31 certificate of documentation issued by the United States Coast Guard under 46 U.S.C.
01 12101 - 12123.
02 * Sec. 9. AS 30.30.010(a) is amended to read:
03 (a) A person may not store or leave a derelict vessel [IN A WRECKED,
04 JUNKED, OR SUBSTANTIALLY DISMANTLED CONDITION OR
06 (1) on the waters of the state or on state or municipal property [AT
07 A PORT OR HARBOR OF THE STATE OR A MUNICIPALITY] without the
08 consent of the state agency or municipality having jurisdiction over the water or
09 property [, PORT, OR HARBOR]; or
10 (2) [DOCKED] at any private property without the consent of the
11 owner of the property.
12 * Sec. 10. AS 30.30.010(b) is amended to read:
13 (b) A state agency, municipality, or peace officer may impound [REMOVE] a
14 derelict vessel subject to this chapter [FROM WATERS OF THE STATE WHEN
15 THE VESSEL OBSTRUCTS OR THREATENS TO OBSTRUCT NAVIGATION,
16 CONTRIBUTES TO AIR OR WATER POLLUTION, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY
17 CONSTITUTES A DANGER OR POTENTIAL DANGER TO THE
19 * Sec. 11. AS 30.30.010(e) is amended to read:
20 (e) A person who violates this section, upon conviction, is guilty of a class A
21 misdemeanor and is punishable by one or more of the following:
22 (1) a fine of not less than $5,000 or more than $10,000;
23 (2) [$500, OR BY] imprisonment for a period of not more than 90
25 (3) forfeiture of the person's vessel [SIX MONTHS, OR BY BOTH].
26 * Sec. 12. AS 30.30.010 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
27 (f) The department or a municipality may report a violation of this section to
28 the attorney general, who may institute the proper proceedings to enforce the criminal
29 penalties provided in (e) of this section.
30 * Sec. 13. AS 30.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:
31 Sec. 30.30.015. Civil penalties. (a) The department, a municipality, or an
01 aggrieved person may institute a civil action against a person who violates
02 AS 30.30.010. In addition to injunctive and compensatory relief, a civil penalty of not
03 more than $1,000 may be imposed for each violation. An action to enjoin a violation
04 may be brought notwithstanding the availability of any other remedy. On application
05 for injunctive relief and a finding that a person has violated AS 30.30.010, the superior
06 court may grant the injunction. Each day that a violation occurs constitutes a separate
08 (b) The department may provide for the payment of a civil penalty under this
09 section by mail.
10 * Sec. 14. AS 30.30.030 is amended to read:
11 Sec. 30.30.030. Limitation on applicability. A vessel does not constitute a
12 derelict vessel under this chapter if the
13 (1) department provides written authorization for the owner to
14 anchor, moor, store, or otherwise leave the vessel within 14 days after the owner
15 anchors, moors, stores, or leaves the vessel; and
16 (2) vessel is anchored, moored, stored, or otherwise left unattended
17 for more than 14 days
18 (A) [WHEREVER] outside of an organized municipality
19 where [IN THE STATE] it is [, OR HAS BECOME,] the custom, common, or
20 accepted practice to anchor, moor, store, or otherwise leave a vessel in a port
21 or harbor or in [THE] waters of the state;
22 (B) because [OF THE STATE IN SUCH A MANNER THAT
23 IT DOES NOT THREATEN OR OBSTRUCT NAVIGATION, OR TO
24 STORE OR OTHERWISE LEAVE A VESSEL WITHOUT PERMISSION
25 ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY, UNATTENDED FOR MORE
26 THAN 30 DAYS, WHERE] climatic conditions make use of the vessel
27 impracticable; or
28 (C) because other applicable provisions of law prohibit
29 [PRECLUDE] use of the vessel during that period of time [, THE
30 UNATTENDED ANCHORING, MOORING, STORING, OR LEAVING OF
31 THE VESSEL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ABANDONMENT OF THE
01 VESSEL AS THAT TERM IS USED IN AS 30.30.010 - 30.30.100].
02 * Sec. 15. AS 30.30.040 is amended to read:
03 Sec. 30.30.040. Pre-impoundment notice and hearing [NOTICE TO
04 OWNER]. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, at least 30 days before
05 impounding a vessel, the state agency or municipality responsible for impounding
06 the vessel shall post [ON TAKING CUSTODY OF AN ABANDONED VESSEL,] a
07 written notice [IMMEDIATELY SHALL BE POSTED] on the vessel, if possible, and
08 on the state agency's or municipality's official website. A copy [A DUPLICATE]
09 of that notice must be sent by [REGISTERED OR] certified mail, with a return
10 receipt, to the [REGISTERED] owner of the vessel at the [REGISTERED] owner's
11 last known address or the address on record with the United States Coast Guard
12 or the Department of Administration and to all lienholders shown on the records of
13 the United States Coast Guard or a state [OR FEDERAL] agency. [THE NOTICE
14 MUST CONTAIN A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE VESSEL, THE LOCATION
15 OF CUSTODY, AND THE INTENDED DISPOSITION OF THE VESSEL IF NOT
16 REPOSSESSED WITHIN 20 DAYS AFTER THE MAILING OF THE NOTICE. A
17 NOTICE NEED NOT BE SENT TO THE PURPORTED OWNER OR ANY OTHER
18 PERSON WHOSE INTEREST IN THE VESSEL IS NOT RECORDED WITH A
19 STATE AGENCY OR A FEDERAL AGENCY.]
20 * Sec. 16. AS 30.30.040 is amended by adding new subsections to read:
21 (b) The notice must contain the
22 (1) name or number of the vessel;
23 (2) name and address of the owner;
24 (3) intended action against the vessel; and
25 (4) hearing procedure under (c) of this section.
26 (c) Except as provided in AS 30.30.065, the owner of a vessel may file a
27 written demand for a pre-impoundment hearing with the state agency or municipality
28 that sent the notice within 15 days after the postmark date of the notice required under
29 (a) of this section. If the written demand is made by a person who is not the owner of
30 the vessel, the written demand must establish that the person requesting the hearing
31 has an interest in the vessel. An owner or a person with an interest in a vessel who
01 fails to request or attend a scheduled hearing waives the right to a hearing.
02 (d) A pre-impoundment hearing must be conducted within 10 business days
03 after the receipt of a written demand for a pre-impoundment hearing unless the person
04 requesting the hearing consents to a later date.
05 (e) A person who has authority to direct the impoundment of a vessel at issue
06 in a pre-impoundment hearing may not serve as the hearing officer. The hearing shall
07 be conducted in an informal manner. The provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative
08 Procedure Act) do not apply to a hearing conducted under this section.
09 (f) The state agency or municipality responsible for impounding a vessel has
10 the burden of showing substantial evidence that the vessel is derelict. After the
11 hearing, the hearing officer shall issue a written decision of whether there is
12 substantial evidence that the vessel is derelict. A copy of the decision shall be
13 provided to the vessel owner and the person requesting the hearing, if other than the
14 vessel owner.
15 (g) If the hearing officer determines that there is substantial evidence
16 establishing that the vessel is derelict, then the state agency or municipality may
17 proceed with the state agency or municipality disposition of the vessel as provided
18 under AS 30.30.055.
19 * Sec. 17. AS 30.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:
20 Sec. 30.30.045. Notice of disposition of derelict vessel. (a) After impounding
21 a derelict vessel, the state agency or municipality shall publish a notice of disposition
22 on the website of the state agency or municipality and, if possible, on the vessel itself
23 at least 30 days before disposing of the vessel.
24 (b) A duplicate of the notice must be served by certified mail, return receipt
25 requested, on
26 (1) the owner of the vessel, if known, at the address on record with the
27 United States Coast Guard or the Department of Administration; and
28 (2) all lienholders who have filed a financing statement indexed in the
29 name of the owner or who are shown on the records of a state agency or the United
30 States Coast Guard.
31 (c) The notice of disposition must include
01 (1) a description of the vessel;
02 (2) the name or number of the vessel;
03 (3) the name and address of the owner, if known;
04 (4) the location of the vessel;
05 (5) the means of disposition; and
06 (6) the location, date, and time of a public auction if an auction will be
07 held to dispose of the vessel.
08 * Sec. 18. AS 30.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:
09 Sec. 30.30.055. Impoundment and disposition of derelict vessel. (a) A state
10 agency or municipality may impound a derelict vessel by immobilizing and removing
11 the vessel or towing the vessel from the water and placing it in storage.
12 (b) The state agency or municipality that impounds a vessel may sell, donate,
13 or destroy the vessel if the vessel is not repossessed by the owner or a person with an
14 interest in the vessel within 30 days after the postmark date of the notice mailed under
15 AS 30.30.045(a). The sale of a vessel may be by public auction or by sealed bids.
16 (c) A state agency or municipality may, by regulation or ordinance, adopt sale
17 or disposal methods that are consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
18 (d) A state agency or municipality shall apply the proceeds from the sale of a
19 vessel under this chapter as follows:
20 (1) to the costs of conducting the sale;
21 (2) to the costs of towing, handling, and storing the vessel;
22 (3) to a lienholder to the extent of the lien;
23 (4) to the owner of the vessel if the owner can be found; if the owner
24 cannot be found, the balance shall be deposited in a separate account maintained by
25 the state agency or municipality or with the commissioner of administration and shall
26 be paid in accordance with AS 30.30.096.
27 (e) A state agency or municipality shall disperse the proceeds of the sale of a
28 vessel at a public auction under federal law in accordance with federal law.
29 (f) The state agency or municipality or its designees, employees, or agents are
30 not liable for the disposition of a vessel to the owner, operator, or any lienholder of the
01 (g) The transfer of title and interest by sale under this section is a transfer by
02 operation of law. However, a bill of sale executed by an authorized seller is
03 satisfactory evidence authorizing the transfer of the title or interest.
04 * Sec. 19. AS 30.30.060 is amended to read:
05 Sec. 30.30.060. Possession by interested party. A person having an interest in
06 a derelict [AN ABANDONED] vessel may take possession of it before the date of the
07 public auction, destruction, or donation of the vessel upon payment to the state
08 agency or municipality of all port or harbor use fees, towing, handling, storage,
09 appraisal, advertising, and any other expenses incurred by the state agency or
10 municipality in connection with the vessel. [IF THE PERSON TAKING
11 POSSESSION OF THE VESSEL IS NOT THE REGISTERED OWNER, THE
12 PERSON SHALL, BEFORE TAKING POSSESSION OF THE VESSEL, PAY THE
13 EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE STATE AGENCY OR MUNICIPALITY AND
14 POST ADEQUATE SECURITY, WHICH MAY NOT EXCEED THE APPRAISED
15 VALUE OF THE VESSEL. THE SECURITY, IF NOT FORFEITED, SHALL BE
16 RETURNED TO THE PERSON ONE YEAR AFTER RECEIPT.]
17 * Sec. 20. AS 30.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:
18 Sec. 30.30.065. Impoundment of derelict vessels posing imminent clear
19 and present danger. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a state agency or
20 municipality may impound a derelict vessel immediately if the vessel constitutes a
21 clear and present danger to public health, safety, or general welfare.
22 (b) When action is taken to impound a derelict vessel under (a) of this section,
23 the state agency or municipality impounding the vessel shall, after 24 hours of the
24 impoundment, provide notice of the action and the opportunity for a post-
25 impoundment hearing by hand-delivery or certified mail, return receipt requested, to
26 the owner of the vessel if the name and location of the owner is known.
27 (c) The owner of the vessel or a person with an interest in the vessel may file a
28 written demand for a post-impoundment hearing within 15 days after the postmark
29 date of the notice of impoundment under (b) of this section. An owner or a person with
30 an interest in the vessel who fails to request or attend a scheduled post-impoundment
31 hearing waives the right to the hearing.
01 (d) The state agency or municipality that impounded the vessel shall conduct a
02 post-impoundment hearing within 48 hours after receiving a written demand for a
03 post-impoundment hearing. The 48-hour period does not include Saturdays, Sundays,
04 and legal holidays. The provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) do not
05 apply to a post-impoundment hearing.
06 (e) A post-impoundment hearing officer shall determine whether there is
07 substantial evidence establishing that the derelict vessel constituted a clear and present
08 danger. If the hearing officer determines that there is substantial evidence to impound
09 the vessel, the state agency or municipality or its designee may proceed to dispose of
10 the vessel as provided under AS 30.30.055. If the hearing officer determines that there
11 was not substantial evidence to impound the vessel,
12 (1) the state agency or municipality that impounded the vessel
13 (A) shall release the vessel to the owner;
14 (B) may not require the owner to pay the towing, storage,
15 impoundment, or abatement charges; and
16 (C) shall refund or reimburse any towing, storage,
17 impoundment, or abatement charges previously paid by the owner; and
18 (2) the hearing officer shall award to the owner attorney fees and costs
19 incurred in the hearing; the award shall be made as provided by Rules 68, 79, and 82,
20 Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure.
21 * Sec. 21. AS 30.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:
22 Sec. 30.30.075. Liability for derelict vessels. The owner of a vessel and a
23 person entitled to possession of a vessel impounded under this chapter are jointly and
24 severally liable for all costs incurred by the state agency or municipality in connection
25 with the impoundment, storage, and removal of the vessel.
26 * Sec. 22. AS 30.30.090 is amended to read:
27 Sec. 30.30.090. Derelict vessel. A vessel [THAT HAS BEEN LEFT
28 UNATTENDED FOR MORE THAN 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS] is a derelict
29 vessel if
30 (1) the vessel is sunk or in immediate danger of sinking, is obstructing
31 a waterway, or is endangering public health, safety, [LIFE OR] property, or the
01 environment; [OR]
02 (2) the vessel has been anchored, moored, stored, abandoned, or
03 otherwise left in the waters of the state or on state or municipal [PUBLIC] property
04 contrary to law;
05 (3) [OR REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY A STATE AGENCY OR
06 MUNICIPALITY OR THE VESSEL HAS BEEN LEFT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
07 WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION OF THE OWNER OR OCCUPANT OF THE
08 PROPERTY, AND IF
09 (A)] the vessel's certificate [OF] number or marine document
10 number has expired and the [REGISTERED] owner no longer resides at the
11 address listed in the vessel registration or marine document records of a state
12 agency or the United States Coast Guard;
13 (4) [(B)] the last [REGISTERED] owner of record disclaims
14 ownership and the current owner's name or address cannot be determined;
15 (5) [(C)] the vessel identification numbers and other means of
16 identification have been obliterated or removed in a manner that nullifies or precludes
17 efforts to locate or identify the owner; [OR]
18 (6) [(D)] the vessel registration records of a state agency and the
19 marine document records of the United States Coast Guard contain no record that the
20 vessel ever has been registered or documented, and the owner's name or address
21 cannot be determined; or
22 (7) the vessel has been anchored, moored, stored, abandoned, or
23 otherwise left unattended on private property without authorization by the
24 owner or occupant of the property.
25 * Sec. 23. AS 30.30 is amended by adding new sections to read:
26 Sec. 30.30.095. Duties and powers of the department. The department shall,
27 subject to appropriations,
28 (1) establish and administer the derelict vessel prevention program to
29 prevent and deter the abandonment and operation of derelict vessels in the waters of
30 the state and on state, municipal, and private property and to ensure that all state and
31 municipal entities have the authority to identify, remove, and discourage derelict
01 vessels from being stored, operated, or abandoned on the waters of the state and on
02 state or municipal property;
03 (2) establish
04 (A) education and community outreach programs, derelict
05 vessel disposal programs, and funding options for derelict vessel removal
06 efforts; and
07 (B) a derelict vessel advisory council to implement education
08 and community outreach programs that inform and incentivize the removal of
09 derelict vessels from the waters of the state;
10 (3) develop and maintain a publicly available vessel tracking system.
11 Sec. 30.30.096. Derelict vessel prevention program fund. (a) The derelict
12 vessel prevention program fund is created in the general fund. The purpose of the fund
13 is to provide a source from which the department may
14 (1) reimburse state agencies and municipalities for expenses related to
15 removal of derelict vessels from waters of the state and from state or municipal
17 (2) pay for development and implementation of programs that
18 incentivize compliance with this chapter; and
19 (3) subsidize projects directly related to the derelict vessel prevention
21 (b) The fund consists of money appropriated to the fund, including
22 (1) donations;
23 (2) money received from the sale of a vessel under this chapter;
24 (3) income from the fund and other program receipts;
25 (4) money collected under AS 05.25.096(a)(5) and (6);
26 (5) civil penalties collected under AS 30.30.015.
27 (c) Appropriations to the derelict vessel prevention program fund do not lapse.
28 (d) Money appropriated to the fund may be used by the department for the
29 purposes of the fund without further appropriation.
30 (e) Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund.
31 * Sec. 24. AS 30.30.170(3) is amended to read:
01 (3) "vessel" means every description of watercraft, floating facility, or
02 other artificial contrivance, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of
03 being used as a means of transportation on or through the water;
04 * Sec. 25. AS 30.30.170 is amended by adding new paragraphs to read:
05 (5) "abandoned" means a vessel has been left unattended on private,
06 state, or municipal land or waters of the state without the consent of the landowner or
07 lessee for more than 30 days;
08 (6) "department" means the Department of Natural Resources;
09 (7) "owner" means a person who
10 (A) has a property interest, other than a security interest, in a
12 (B) is the last named owner of a vessel with the Department of
13 Administration or the United States Coast Guard; or
14 (C) is designated as having an interest in a vessel in an
15 agreement with a municipality, state agency, or political subdivision of the
17 (8) "state agency" means a department, agency, division, or office in
18 the executive branch of state government.
19 * Sec. 26. AS 30.30.180 is amended to read:
20 Sec. 30.30.180. Short title. This chapter may be cited as the [ABANDONED
21 AND] Derelict Vessels Act.
22 * Sec. 27. AS 37.05.146(45) is amended to read:
23 (45) receipts of the Department of Administration from the boat
24 registration and titling program under AS 05.25.096;
25 * Sec. 28. AS 37.05.146 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:
26 (90) civil penalties collected under AS 30.30.015, money received
27 from the sale of vessels under AS 30.30, and donations and other receipts deposited to
28 the derelict vessel prevention program fund under AS 30.30.096.
29 * Sec. 29. Section 27, ch. 28, SLA 2000, is amended to read:
30 Sec. 27. AS 05.25.052, 05.25.053, [05.25.055,] 05.25.057, 05.25.095 [,
31 05.25.096]; and AS 09.25.120(a)(9) are repealed.
01 * Sec. 30. AS 30.30.010(d), 30.30.020, 30.30.050, 30.30.070, 30.30.080, 30.30.100,
02 30.30.110, 30.30.120, 30.30.130, 30.30.140, and 30.30.150 are repealed.
03 * Sec. 31. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
05 TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Natural Resources and the
06 Department of Administration may adopt regulations necessary to implement the changes
07 made by this Act. The regulations take effect under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act),
08 but not before the effective date of the law implemented by the regulation.
09 * Sec. 32. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
11 REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION. The revisor of statutes is requested to change the
12 heading of
13 (1) AS 30.30 from "Abandoned and Derelict Vessels" to "Derelict Vessels";
15 (2) AS 30.30.010 from "Abandonment of vessel unlawful" to "Derelict vessels
17 * Sec. 33. Section 31 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).
18 * Sec. 34. Section 5 of this Act takes effect on the date that sec. 20, ch. 28, SLA 2000, takes
19 effect under sec. 30, ch. 28, SLA 2000, as amended by sec. 3, ch. 34, SLA 2004, by sec. 1, ch.
20 19, SLA 2009, by sec. 1, ch. 47, SLA 2010, and by sec. 3, ch. 31, SLA 2012.
21 * Sec. 35. Section 8 of this Act takes effect on the date that sec. 23, ch. 28, SLA 2000, takes
22 effect under sec. 30, ch. 28, SLA 2000, as amended by sec. 3, ch. 34, SLA 2004, by sec. 1, ch.
23 19, SLA 2009, by sec. 1, ch. 47, SLA 2010, and by sec. 3, ch. 31, SLA 2012.
24 * Sec. 36. Except as provided in secs. 33 - 35 of this Act, this Act takes effect January 1,