"An Act relating to intergovernmental agreements regarding management of fish or game."
Section 1 of the bill amends AS 16.20.010 by adding a new subsection providing that no provision of AS 16 grants authority to the Department of Fish and Game, the Board of Fisheries, or the Board of Game to enter into agreements with the National Park Service regarding management of fish or game in the navigable waters within or adjoining Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve unless the legislature has approved the agreement by law. This subsection does not prevent the department or a board from entering into agreements with other federal agencies involving the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Northern Pacific Halibut Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Endangered Species Act, or the Pacific Salmon Treaty Act.
Section 2 of the bill is a transitional provision providing for legislative review of current intergovernmental agreements with the National Park Service relating to the management of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. If an agreement that is in effect on the effective date of this Act is not approved by the legislature before July 1, 2004, that agreement or the pertinent portion of the agreement is void.