Beginning with the license year October 1, 2010, and each license year thereafter, those license fees and issuance fees specified in Sections 9-11-53.1, 9-11-53.5, and 9-11-55.2, shall be subject to a cost adjustment based on the following procedure: By the end of November of 2009, and each November thereafter, the Director of the Division of Marine Resources of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with the approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, may submit to the Chair of the Advisory Board of Conservation and Natural Resources a recommendation of an increase in both the license fees and issuance fees for the licenses based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) (All Items - U.S. City Average) maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the immediately preceding yearly period of October to October, rounded down to the nearest nickel. Such recommendation shall be subject to the approval of the Advisory Board of Conservation and Natural Resources on or before the end of March of each year. If the increase is approved by the advisory board, the board through its secretary, by the end of March of each year, shall submit the board's recommendation to the Legislative Council for the Legislative Council's review and approval. In the event the recommendation is not approved by the Legislative Council by the end of April of each year, the recommendation of the board shall be deemed to be approved. In the event one or more years elapses during which there is no adjustment as provided for herein, the same procedure may be followed to obtain a net cumulative increase since the previous increase.
Last modified: May 3, 2021