Why not? You don't even have to register if you have less than 25 hives.
It is a bad law because it is too undefined. I trust the current Chief Apiary Inspector, but that may not be the case next year or the next inspector. As written it is extremely open for him/her to enforce whatever fad they choose. This would be at the cost of the owner with no recourse or oversight.
I understand (I think) that the attempt is begin made to provide flexibility to respond to changing needs. This may be good, but I'm not willing to support the undefined cost. If the current laws had an effect on the existing problems, then extending them may make sense. It doesn't appear that they have done anything to control older issues.
Personally, I would like to see every apiary (defined as 1+ hive) registered. This could be done online with no cost. This would let other beekeepers know who is around; the clubs seem to be worthless in this and many other aspects of beekeeping. It would also be a resource for farmers and others spraying so they could provide warning. My apiary is registered, but there is no access to the data nor means or even requirement for any notification. I've had at least 3 occurrences of hearing the spray truck drive by after dark and the next day piles of dead bees in front of the hives 75 feet from the road. I'm moving my apiary to a more rural area, but there is no guarantee that the farms won't spray.
You could require inspections and/or fees based on number of hives and/or activities, but I would want that and the associated charges codified. There are a few well known diseases that need certain responses. However, there are many others that are more grey. As written, the inspector could (not that he would) force a TF Beek to treat all of his hives. Or force someone who uses OAV to use a much more costly treatment.
Overall, I would approve of LESS government across the board. This is a move in the opposite direction. The process *feels* forced and it *feels* like it is begin driven by a hidden agenda.