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HB 19: "An Act exempting certain water taxi operators from regulation as transportation services by the Big Game Commercial Services Board; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 19                                                                          
01 "An Act exempting certain water taxi operators from regulation as transportation                                        
02 services by the Big Game Commercial Services Board; and providing for an effective                                      
03 date."                                                                                                                  
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 08.54.790(12) is amended to read:                                                                  
06 (12)  "transportation services" means the carriage for compensation of                                                  
07 big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters to, from,                                   
08 or in the field; "transportation services" does not include the carriage by aircraft or                             
09 vessel of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals harvested by hunters                               
10                      (A)  on nonstop flights between airports listed in the Alaska                                      
11            supplement to the Airmen's Guide published by the Federal Aviation                                           
12            Administration; or                                                                                           
13                      (B)  by an air taxi operator, [OR] air carrier, or water taxi                              
14            operator for which the carriage of big game hunters, their equipment, or big                             
01 game animals harvested by hunters is only an incidental portion of its business;                                        
02 in this subparagraph, "incidental" means transportation provided to a big game                                          
03 hunter by an air taxi operator, [OR] air carrier, or water taxi operator who                                    
04            does not                                                                                                     
05 (i)  charge more than the usual tariff or charter rate for                                                              
06 the carriage of big game hunters, their equipment, or big game animals                                                  
07                 harvested by hunters; or                                                                                
08 (ii)  advertise transportation services or big game                                                                     
09 hunting services to the public; in this sub-subparagraph, "advertise"                                                   
10 means soliciting big game hunters to be customers of an air taxi                                                        
11 operator, [OR] air carrier, or water taxi operator for the purpose of                                           
12 providing air or water transportation to, from, or in the field through                                             
13 the use of print or electronic media, including advertising at trade                                                    
14 shows, or the use of hunt broker services or other promotional services.                                                
15    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.