HB 28: "An Act relating to the registration of commercial vessels; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 28 01 "An Act relating to the registration of commercial vessels; and providing for an effective 02 date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 05.25.055(i) is amended to read: 05 (i) The following boats are exempt from the numbering and registration 06 provisions of this section: 07 (1) a boat that 08 (A) is not a barge; 09 (B) is operated in this state for a period not exceeding 90 10 consecutive days; and 11 (C) has a current, valid certificate of number issued by another 12 state having a federally approved numbering system; 13 (2) a foreign boat operated in water of the state for a period not 14 exceeding 90 consecutive days;
01 (3) a boat owned by the United States or an entity or political 02 subdivision of the United States, or a boat owned by a state or an entity or political 03 subdivision of a state; 04 (4) a boat that is not equipped with mechanical propulsion; 05 (5) a boat with a valid document to operate the boat that is issued by a 06 foreign government; 07 (6) a handmade nonmotorized umiaq with a walrus or sealskin 08 covering; 09 (7) a commercial vessel that has a valid license issued under 10 AS 16.05.490 or 16.05.530; 11 (8) a boat that 12 (A) is a barge; 13 (B) is operated in this state for a period not exceeding 60 14 consecutive days; and 15 (C) has a current, valid certificate of number issued by another 16 state having a federally approved numbering system. 17 * Sec. 2. AS 05.25.056(a) is amended to read: 18 (a) Except as provided under (f) of this section, the owner of an undocumented 19 boat subject to registration in this state under AS 05.25.055, or exempt from 20 registration under AS 05.25.055(i)(7), shall apply to the Department of 21 Administration for a certificate of title for the boat. 22 * Sec. 3. AS 16.05.475 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 23 (e) The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission shall assess a 24 commercial fishing vessel registration fee of $8 a year. 25 (f) Fees collected under (e) of this section shall be separately accounted for as 26 provided in AS 05.25.096(b). 27 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 28 read: 29 TRANSITION. The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission shall waive the 30 commercial fishing vessel registration fee imposed under sec. 3 of this Act for 31 (1) calendar year 2022 for a commercial fishing vessel for which registration
01 fees were paid in calendar year 2020 under AS 05.25.096(a)(1); 02 (2) calendar years 2022 and 2023 for a commercial fishing vessel for which 03 registration fees were paid in calendar year 2021 under AS 05.25.096(a)(1). 04 * Sec. 5. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 05 read: 06 RETROACTIVITY. Section 1 of this Act is retroactive to January 1, 2021. 07 * Sec. 6. Section 3 of this Act takes effect January 1, 2022. 08 * Sec. 7. Except as provided in sec. 6 of this Act, this Act takes effect immediately under 09 AS 01.10.070(c).