Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 65. Handicrafts and Works of Art
Section 40. Identification Seal and Identification Seal Agent Permits.
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AS 45.65.040. Identification Seal and Identification Seal Agent Permits.

(a) The identification seal authorized under AS 45.65.010 (a) may only be used after receiving a permit from the council or from an agent who possesses a current permit under (b) of this section.

(b) A resident of the state may apply to the council for a permit as agent to issue permits to use the identification seals described under AS 45.65.030 (a) in the state. The council may examine or investigate an applicant to determine whether the applicant has sufficient knowledge of handicrafts, customs, and populace of the area in which the applicant resides to identify authentic Native handicraft, and may issue permits to qualified applicants. The permit may limit the authority of the agent to a certain geographic area or to a particular type of handicraft.

(c) The council shall establish forms and fees for the applications and permits to be used or issued under this section, the period for which the permits are valid, and the procedures for renewing the permits.

(d) Before issuing a permit for an article under this section, the council or the identification seal agent shall determine that the article is eligible for the identification seal.

(e) An identification seal agent may report alleged violations of AS 45.65.010 - 45.65.070 regarding identification seals to the council.

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