CSHB 28(FIN): "An Act relating to the registration of commercial vessels; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 28(FIN) 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 10 (A) certificate of documentation issued by the United States 11 Coast Guard under 46 U.S.C. 12101 - 12121; and 12 (B) license issued under AS 16.05.490 or 16.05.530; 13 (8) a boat that 14 (A) is a barge; 15 (B) is operated in this state for a period not exceeding 60 16 consecutive days; and 17 (C) has a current, valid certificate of number issued by another 18 state having a federally approved numbering system. 19 * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.475 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 20 (e) Beginning January 1, 2022, the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry 21 Commission shall assess a registration fee of $8 a year for a commercial fishing vessel 22 that has a certificate of documentation issued by the United States Coast Guard under 23 46 U.S.C. 12101 - 12121. 24 (f) Fees collected under (e) of this section shall be separately accounted for as 25 provided in AS 05.25.096(b). 26 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 27 read: 28 TRANSITION. The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission shall waive the 29 commercial fishing vessel registration fee imposed under sec. 2 of this Act for 30 (1) calendar year 2022 for a commercial fishing vessel for which registration 31 fees were paid in calendar year 2020 under AS 05.25.096(a)(1);
01 (2) calendar years 2022 and 2023 for a commercial fishing vessel for which 02 registration fees were paid in calendar year 2021 under AS 05.25.096(a)(1). 03 * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 04 read: 05 RETROACTIVITY. Section 1 of this Act is retroactive to January 1, 2021. 06 * Sec. 5. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).