CSSB 45(FIN) am H: "An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of construction contractors; relating to distillery licenses; relating to the renewal of a license involving alcoholic beverages; relating to the renewal and transfer of ownership of a beverage dispensary license or restaurant or eating place license; and relating to issuance of an outdoor recreation lodge license in a local option area."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 45(FIN) am H 01 "An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of construction contractors; 02 relating to distillery licenses; relating to the renewal of a license involving alcoholic 03 beverages; relating to the renewal and transfer of ownership of a beverage dispensary 04 license or restaurant or eating place license; and relating to issuance of an outdoor 05 recreation lodge license in a local option area." 06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 07 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 08 to read: 09 LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature that the exemptions listed 10 in AS 08.18.161, as amended by sec. 11 of this Act, be construed broadly to allow individuals 11 the freedom and ability to construct and sell their own homes based on their own discretion. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 04.11.170 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 13 (f) The holder of a distillery license may combine the distillery's product
01 under (d) and (e) of this section with other ingredients, including mixers, liquids, or 02 garnishes, that are not alcoholic beverages. 03 (g) In this section, "distillery's product" means an alcoholic beverage distilled 04 on the licensed premises. 05 * Sec. 3. AS 04.11.295(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) An applicant for the issuance or transfer of a license or a conditional 07 contractor's permit under this title shall submit to the board, with the application, the 08 applicant's fingerprints and the fees required by the Department of Public Safety under 09 AS 12.62.160 for criminal justice information and a national criminal history record 10 check. Except as provided under (c) of this section, the [THE] board may require an 11 applicant for renewal of a license or a conditional contractor's permit under this title to 12 submit fingerprints and pay the required fees [AS REQUIRED BY THIS 13 SUBSECTION]. The board shall submit the fingerprints to the Department of Public 14 Safety to obtain a report of criminal justice information under AS 12.62 and a national 15 criminal history record check under AS 12.62.400. The Department of Public Safety 16 may submit the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national 17 criminal history record check. The board shall use the information obtained under this 18 section in its determination of an applicant's qualification for issuance, transfer, or 19 renewal of a license or a conditional contractor's permit. 20 * Sec. 4. AS 04.11.295 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 21 (c) For renewal of a license or conditional contractor's permit held by a 22 corporation that is required by federal law to file periodic reports with the United 23 States Securities Exchange Commission, the board may require submission of 24 fingerprints and payment of the required fees of not more than three individuals who 25 are officers of the corporation. 26 * Sec. 5. AS 04.11.330(a) is amended to read: 27 (a) An application requesting renewal of a license shall be denied if 28 (1) the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that 29 renewal of the license would not be in the best interests of the public; 30 (2) the license has been revoked for any cause; 31 (3) the applicant has not operated the licensed premises for at least 240
01 hours [30 EIGHT-HOUR DAYS] during each of the two preceding calendar years, 02 unless the board determines that the licensed premises are under construction or 03 cannot be operated through no fault of the applicant; 04 (4) the board finds that issuance of an existing license under 05 AS 04.11.400(d) has not encouraged tourist trade; 06 (5) the requirements of AS 04.11.420 - 04.11.450 relating to zoning, 07 ownership of the license, and financing of the licensee have not been met; 08 (6) renewal of the license would violate the restrictions pertaining to 09 the particular license under this title or the license has been operated in violation of a 10 condition or restriction imposed by the board; 11 (7) renewal of the license is prohibited under this title as a result of an 12 election conducted under AS 04.11.507; 13 (8) the application has not been completed in accordance with 14 AS 04.11.270; or 15 (9) the license was issued under AS 04.11.400(g), and the board finds 16 that the public convenience does not require renewal. 17 * Sec. 6. AS 04.11.360 is amended to read: 18 Sec. 04.11.360. Denial of transfer of a license to another person. An 19 application requesting approval of a transfer of a license to another person under this 20 title shall be denied if 21 (1) the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that 22 transfer of a license to another person would not be in the best interests of the public; 23 (2) the application has not been completed in accordance with 24 AS 04.11.280; 25 (3) the application contains false statements of material fact; 26 (4) the transferor has not paid all debts or taxes arising from the 27 conduct of the business licensed under this title unless 28 (A) the transferor gives security for the payment of the debts or 29 taxes satisfactory to the creditor or taxing authority; or 30 (B) the transfer is under a promise given as collateral by the 31 transferor to the transferee in the course of an earlier transfer of the license
01 under which promise the transferor is obliged to transfer the license back to the 02 transferee in the event of default in payment for property conveyed as part of 03 the earlier transfer of the license; 04 (5) transfer of the license to another person would result in violation of 05 the provisions of this title relating to identity of licensees and financing of licensees; 06 (6) transfer of the license to another person would violate the 07 restrictions pertaining to the particular license under this title; 08 (7) transfer of the license to another person is prohibited under the 09 provisions of this title as a result of an election conducted under AS 04.11.507; 10 (8) the prospective transferee does not have the qualifications required 11 under this title of an original applicant; however, an application may not be denied 12 because a prospective transferee under AS 04.11.400(d)(2) does not have the 13 qualifications required under AS 04.11.400(d)(1); 14 (9) the license was issued under AS 04.11.100(f) or 04.11.400(g); 15 however, this paragraph does not apply to a beverage dispensary license issued before 16 June 6, 1985, under former AS 04.11.400(j) if the transfer does not involve a change 17 in location; or 18 (10) the license was issued under AS 04.11.135, unless the transferor is 19 also applying to transfer the beverage dispensary license required under AS 04.11.135 20 to the same transferee. 21 * Sec. 7. AS 04.11.400(d) is amended to read: 22 (d) The board may approve 23 (1) the issuance [OR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP] of a new 24 beverage dispensary or restaurant or eating place license without regard to (a) of this 25 section if it appears that the issuance [OR TRANSFER] will encourage the tourist 26 trade by encouraging the construction or improvement of 27 (A) [(1)] a hotel, motel, resort, or similar business relating to 28 the tourist trade with a dining facility or having kitchen facilities in a majority 29 of its rental rooms and at least a minimum number of rental rooms required 30 according to the population of the [ESTABLISHED VILLAGE,] incorporated 31 city, unified municipality, or population area established under (a) of this
01 section in which the facility will be located, as follows: 02 (i) [(A)] 10 rental rooms if the population is less than 03 1,501; 04 (ii) [(B)] 20 rental rooms if the population is 1,501 - 05 2,500; 06 (iii) [(C)] 25 rental rooms if the population is 2,501 - 07 5,000; 08 (iv) [(D)] 30 rental rooms if the population is 5,001 - 09 15,000; 10 (v) [(E)] 35 rental rooms if the population is 15,001 - 11 25,000; 12 (vi) [(F)] 40 rental rooms if the population is 25,001 - 13 50,000; and 14 (vii) [(G)] 50 rental rooms if the population is greater 15 than 50,000; or 16 (B) [(2)] an airport terminal; and 17 (2) the renewal or transfer of ownership of a beverage dispensary 18 or restaurant or eating place license issued under (1) of this subsection if the 19 (A) holder of the license operates a hotel, motel, resort, or 20 similar business relating to the tourist trade that 21 (i) has a dining facility on the licensed premises or 22 kitchen facilities in a majority of its rental rooms; and 23 (ii) maintains at least the minimum number of rental 24 rooms that the hotel, motel, resort, or similar business had at the 25 time of initial licensure or that were required at the time of initial 26 licensure; or 27 (B) licensed premises are located inside an airport terminal. 28 * Sec. 8. AS 04.11.491(a) is amended to read: 29 (a) If a majority of the persons voting on the question vote to approve the 30 option, a municipality shall adopt a local option to prohibit 31 (1) the sale of alcoholic beverages;
01 (2) the sale of alcoholic beverages except by one or more of the 02 following listed on the ballot: 03 (A) a restaurant or eating place licensee; 04 (B) a beverage dispensary licensee; 05 (C) a package store licensee; 06 (D) a caterer holding a permit under AS 04.11.230 to sell 07 alcoholic beverages at a site within the municipality who is also licensed under 08 a beverage dispensary license for premises outside of the municipality; 09 (E) a winery licensee; [OR] 10 (F) a winery licensee, except that sales may occur only to a 11 person licensed under this title or in another state or country; or 12 (G) an outdoor recreation lodge licensee; 13 (3) the sale of alcoholic beverages except on premises operated by the 14 municipality and under a type of licensed premises listed on the ballot, that may 15 include one or more of the following: 16 (A) a restaurant or eating place license; 17 (B) a beverage dispensary license; or 18 (C) a package store license; 19 (4) the sale and importation of alcoholic beverages; or 20 (5) the sale, importation, and possession of alcoholic beverages. 21 * Sec. 9. AS 04.11.491(b) is amended to read: 22 (b) If a majority of the persons voting on the question vote to approve the 23 option, an established village shall exercise a local option to prohibit 24 (1) the sale of alcoholic beverages; 25 (2) the sale of alcoholic beverages except by one or more of the 26 following listed on the ballot: 27 (A) a restaurant or eating place licensee; 28 (B) a beverage dispensary licensee; 29 (C) a package store licensee; 30 (D) a caterer holding a permit under AS 04.11.230 to sell 31 alcoholic beverages at a site within the established village who is also licensed
01 under a beverage dispensary license for premises outside of the established 02 village; 03 (E) a winery licensee; [OR] 04 (F) a winery licensee, except that sales may occur only to a 05 person licensed under this title or in another state or country; or 06 (G) an outdoor recreation lodge licensee; 07 (3) the sale and importation of alcoholic beverages; or 08 (4) the sale, importation, and possession of alcoholic beverages. 09 * Sec. 10. AS 08.18.116 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 10 (b) If an owner files a notice of the advertisement of a structure for sale or the 11 sale of a structure during the period of construction or for two years after the period of 12 construction begins under AS 08.18.161(11), the department shall investigate and take 13 appropriate action under this chapter if the notice and circumstances indicate that the 14 owner is operating a business for which the owner is required to register as a 15 contractor under this chapter. 16 * Sec. 11. AS 08.18.161 is amended to read: 17 Sec. 08.18.161. Exemptions. To the extent that this chapter governs 18 contractors, this chapter does not apply to 19 (1) an authorized representative of the United States government, the 20 State of Alaska, or a political subdivision or agency of the state; 21 (2) an officer of a court when acting within the scope of office; 22 (3) a public utility operating under the regulations of the Regulatory 23 Commission of Alaska in construction, maintenance, or development work incidental 24 to its own business; 25 (4) a construction, repair, or operation incidental to the discovering or 26 producing of petroleum or gas, or the drilling, testing, abandoning, or other operation 27 of a petroleum or gas well or a surface or underground mine or mineral deposit when 28 performed by an owner or lessee; 29 (5) the sale or installation of finished products, materials, or articles of 30 merchandise that are not actually fabricated into and do not become a permanent, 31 fixed part of a structure;
01 (6) construction, alteration, or repair of personal property; 02 (7) a person who only furnished materials, supplies, or equipment 03 without fabricating them into, or consuming them in the performance of, the work of 04 the contractor; 05 (8) [REPEALED 06 (9)] an owner who contracts for a project with a registered contractor; 07 (9) [(10)] a person working on an existing structure on that person's 08 own property, whether occupied by the person or not, and a person working on that 09 person's own existing residence, whether owned by the person or not; 10 (10) [(11)] an owner or tenant of commercial property who uses the 11 owner's or tenant's own employees to do maintenance, repair, and alteration work on 12 [UPON] that property; 13 (11) [(12)] an owner who acts as the owner's own contractor and in 14 doing so performs the work independently or hires workers or [ON AN HOURLY 15 BASIS, HIRES] subcontractors, purchases materials, and, as such, sees to the paying 16 for all labor, subcontractors, and materials; in this case, the owner shall be limited to 17 construction of one home, duplex, triplex, four-plex, or commercial building every 18 two years; an owner who advertises the structure under construction for sale or 19 sells the structure during the period of construction or within two years after the 20 period of construction begins shall file, on forms provided by the department, a 21 notice indicating that the owner is not engaged in a business for which the owner 22 is required to register as a contractor under this chapter; for the purposes of this 23 paragraph, construction begins on the date that is the earlier of when the owner 24 (A) begins the actual construction work; or 25 (B) enters into an agreement with another person for the 26 other person to provide labor, to act as a subcontractor, or to provide 27 materials for the construction; 28 (12) [(13)] a person performing construction work incidental to 29 farming, dairying, agriculture, horticulture, stock or poultry raising, mining, logging, 30 fishing, clearing, or other work on [UPON] the land in rural districts for fire 31 prevention purposes, or access road building, unless the person is a licensee.
01 * Sec. 12. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 02 read: 03 APPLICABILITY. (a) Section 2 of this Act applies to conduct by a holder of a 04 distillery license occurring before, on, or after the effective date of this Act. 05 (b) AS 04.11.491(a)(2), as amended by sec. 8 of this Act, and AS 04.11.491(b)(2), as 06 amended by sec. 9 of this Act, apply to outdoor recreation lodge licenses issued before, on, or 07 after the effective date of this Act. 08 (c) Sections 10 and 11 of this Act apply to construction begun under 09 AS 08.18.161(11), as amended by sec. 11 of this Act, on or after the effective date of this Act.