Enrolled SB 134: Relating to master guide-outfitter qualifications for licensure; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled SB 134 01 Relating to master guide-outfitter qualifications for licensure; and providing for an effective 02 date. 03 _______________ 04 * Section 1. AS 08.54.610(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) A master guide-outfitter license authorizes a registered guide-outfitter to 06 use the title master guide-outfitter, but is for all other purposes under this chapter a 07 registered guide-outfitter license. A natural person is entitled to receive a renewable 08 master guide-outfitter license if the person 09 (1) is, at the time of application for a master guide-outfitter license, 10 licensed as a registered guide-outfitter under this section; 11 (2) has been licensed in this state as a registered guide or a guide- 12 outfitter, under former AS 08.54.010 - 08.54.240, former AS 08.54.300 - 08.54.590, or 13 this chapter, for at least 15 of the last 20 years, including the year immediately 14 preceding the year in which the person applies for a master guide-outfitter license;
01 (3) submits a list to the department of at least 45 clients for whom the 02 person has personally provided guiding or outfitting services and the person receives a 03 favorable evaluation from 30 of the clients selected from the list by the department; 04 (4) has not been convicted of an offense under AS 08.54.720(a) or a 05 similar law in another jurisdiction related to hunting or to the provision of big game 06 hunting or transportation services within the five  years preceding the date of the 07 application for which 08 (A) the person was imprisoned for more than one day; or 09 (B) an unsuspended fine of more than $1,500 was imposed; 10 [AND] 11 (5) has not had a hunting, guiding, outfitting, transporter, or 12 similar license suspended or revoked in this state or another jurisdiction within 13 the five years preceding the date of the application; and 14 (6) applies for a master guide-outfitter license on a form provided by 15 the department and pays the application fee, if any. 16 * Sec. 2. AS 08.54.710(k) is amended to read: 17 (k) The board shall revoke the master guide-outfitter license of a person 18 (1) whose right to obtain or exercise the privileges granted by a 19 hunting, guiding, outfitting, or transportation services license is suspended or revoked 20 in another state or in Canada; or 21 (2) who is convicted of a violation of any state or federal law or 22 regulation related to hunting or the provision of big game hunting or transportation 23 services for which 24 (A) the person is imprisoned for more than one day; or 25 (B) an unsuspended fine of more than $1,500 is imposed. 26 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 27 read: 28 RETROACTIVITY. Sections 1 and 2 of this Act are retroactive to September 14, 29 2019. 30 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).