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Initiative Petition List

Petition ID: 13PCAF
Petition Status: Application Denied
Petition Application Title: An Act providing for the protection and conservation of Alaska’s fisheries by prohibiting shore gill nets and set nets in nonsubsistence areas.
Primary Sponsors: Kristin Mellinger, Joseph Connors and Dennis Gease
Contact Sponsor: Kristin Mellinger, 801 River Estates, Soldotna Alaska 99669
Petition Application Filed: November 6, 2013
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language:

An Act providing for the protection and conservation of Alaska’s fisheries by prohibiting shore gill nets and set nets in nonsubsistence areas.

Petition Application Review Deadline: January 6, 2014
Petition Application Signature Verification: Completed :
Division of Elections Signature Memo
Petition Application Denied: Application Denied - Janurary 6, 2014
Attorney General Opinion

Petition ID: 13MINW
Petition Status: Petition was Properly Filed
Petition Application Title: An Act increasing the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective January 1, 2016 and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation
Primary Sponsors: Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and James Sampson
Contact Sponsor: Ed Flanagan, 15360 Glacier Hwy., Juneau, Alaska 99801;
Telephone (907) 790-3931
Petition Application Filed: April 26, 2013
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language:

An Act increasing the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective….. bill language.

Petition Application Review Deadline: June 25, 2013
Petition Application Signature Verification: Application Certified - June 20, 2013
Attorney General Opinion
Application Certification Letter
Statement of Costs
Petition Booklets Issued: July 1, 2013
Petition Booklet Filing Deadline: June 30, 2014
Petition Filed with Elections: January 17, 2014
Petition Notice of Proper or Improper Filing: Febuary 26, 2014
Notice of Proper Filing
Final Totals Report
Final District Totals Report
Proposed Ballot Summary and Title from Attorney General Opinion: Proposed Ballot Summary Link

Petition ID: 13PSUM
Petition Status: Petition was Properly Filed
Petition Application Title: An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana.
Primary Sponsors: Timothy Hinterberger, Bill Parker and Mary Reff
Contact Sponsor: Timothy Hinterberger, 7021 East Tree Ct., Anchorage AK 99507;
Telephone (907) 338-1548
Petition Application Filed: April 16, 2013
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language: An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana.
Petition Application Review Deadline: June 15, 2013
Petition Application Signature Verification: Completed: May 1, 2013
Division of Elections Signature Memo
Petition Application Certification: Application Certified - June 14, 2013
Attorney General Opinion
Application Certification Letter
Statement of Costs
Petition Booklets Issued:June 25, 2013
Petition Booklet Filing Deadline: June 24, 2014
Petition Filed with Elections: January 8, 2014
Petition Notice of Proper or Improper Filing: February 20, 2014
Notice of Proper Filing
Final Totals Report
Final District Totals Report
Proposed Ballot Summary and Title from Attorney General Opinion: Proposed Ballot Summary Link

Petition ID: 12BBAY
Petition Status: Petition was Properly Filed
Petition Application Title: An Act providing for protection of Bristol Bay wild salmon and waters within or flowing into the existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve.
Primary Sponsors: John Holman, Mark Niver and Christina Salmon
Contact Sponsor: John Holman, PO Box 382, King Salmon AK 99613
Petition Application Filed: October 22, 2012
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language:

"Bristol Bay Forever" - Bill Language

Petition Application Review Deadline: December 21, 2012
Petition Application Signature Verification:

Completed: November 20, 2012
Division of Elections Signature Memo

Petition Application Certification: Application Certified
December 20, 2012
Attorney General Opinion
Application Certification Letter
Statement of Costs
Petition Booklets Issued: January 31, 2013
Petition Booklet Filing Deadline: January 29, 2014
Petition Filed with Elections: October 25, 2013
Petition Notice of Proper or Improper Filing: December 23, 2013
Notice of Proper Filing
Final Totals Report
Final District Totals Report
Proposed Ballot Summary and Title from Attorney General Opinion: Proposed Ballot Summary Link

Petition ID: 11ACMP
Petition Status: Certified
Petition Application Title: An Act establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program
Primary Sponsors: Bruce Botelho, Eric Middlebrook and Mako Haggerty
Contact Sponsor: Bruce Botelho, 401 F Street, Douglas AK 99824
Petition Application Filed: October 7, 2011
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language:

An Act establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program

Petition Application Review Deadline: December 6, 2011
Petition Application Signature Verification:

Completed:  October 27, 2011
Division of Elections Signature Memo

Petition Application Certification:

Application Certified – December 6, 2011
Attorney General Opinion
Application Certification Letter
Statement of Costs

Petition Booklets Issued: December 21, 2011
Petition Booklet Filing Deadline: December 20, 2012
Petition Filed with Elections: January 17, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
Petition Notice of Proper or Improper Filing: March 9, 2012
Notice of Proper Filing
The initiative appeared on the August 28, 2012 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES – 46,678
NO – 76,440

Petition ID: 10NRTL
Petition Status: Application Denied
Petition Application Title: Natural Right to Life
Primary Sponsors: Clinton Desjarlais, Herbert Rollins and Ryan Smith
Contact Sponsor: Clinton Desjarlais, 9125 Jewel Terrace Street, Anchorage Alaska 99502; 907-245-0355
Petition Application Filed: November 12, 2010
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language: Natural Right to Life
Petition Application Review Deadline: January 11, 2011
Petition Application Signature Verification:

Completed: December 21, 2010
Division of Elections Memo

Petition Application Certification:

Application Denied – January 11, 2011 Attorney General Opinion
Application Denied Letter


Petition ID: 10TSLA
Petition Status: Application Denied
Petition Application Title: The Sanctity of Life in Alaska
Primary Sponsors: Clinton Desjarlais, Herbert Rollins and Leslie Zenbe
Contact Sponsor: Clinton Desjarlais, 9125 Jewel Terrace Street, Anchorage Alaska 99502; 443-852-2817
Petition Application Filed: August 23, 2010
Sponsors Proposed Bill Language: The Sanctity of Life in Alaska
Petition Application Review Deadline: October 22, 2010
Petition Application Signature Verification:

Completed: September 9, 2010
Division of Elections Memo

Petition Application Certification:

Application Denied – October 7, 2010
Attorney General Opinion
Application Denied Letter


09LPHB - "An Act Recognizing the Legal Personhood of All Human Beings Including Unborn Children."
AG's File Number:
Primary Sponsors: Christopher Kurka, Windy Thomas and Kanika Koruna
Contact Information - Christopher Kurka, 10131 Colville St, Eagle River 99577; 907-694-2791
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act Recognizing the Legal Personhood of All Human Beings Including Unborn Children was received on August 24, 2009. A copy of the application was sent to the Department of Law and the signatures to the Division of Elections on August 26, 2009 for review. Review of the application must be completed by October 23, 2009. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 9, 2009. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on October 22, 2009. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 5, 2009. The one year filing deadline for this petition is November 5, 2010. This petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 09LPHB proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


09RPEA - "An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments."

AG's File Number: 663-09-0061
Primary Sponsors: Nadine Winters, Jim Whitaker and Eileen Cummings
Contact Information - Nadine Winters, PO Box 83272, Fairbanks Alaska 99708; 907-457-6258
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments was received on May 8, 2009. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and the Division of Elections on May 8, 2009. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 20, 2009. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on May 27, 2009. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on June 25, 2009. The petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections for processing on April 5, 2010. The one year filing deadline for this petition is June 25, 2010. Lieutenant Governor Campbell determined that the petition for this initiative was improperly filed on June 2, 2010.

Pursuant to settlement litigation, the division of elections completed signature verification of 35 initially rejected initiative petition booklets. On December 20, 2010 the initiative committee was notified by the Lieutenant Governor Treadwell that the initiative petition was properly filed. The initiative petition is scheduled for the August 28, 2012 Primary Election ballot unless the legislature passes an act that is substantially the same as the proposed law before the 2012 primary election.

The initiative appeared on the August 28, 2012 primary election ballot, and was approved by a vote of:
YES – 61,804
NO – 61,495

Click here for the 09RPEA proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


09PIMA - "An Act relating to parental involvement for a minor’s abortion."

AG's File Number: JU2009-200-485
Primary Sponsors: Loren Leman, Mia Costello and Kim Hummer-Minnery
Contact Information - Loren Leman, PO Box 190773, Anchorage Alaska 99519-0773 – 907-243-2000
Ballot Language - 09PIMA ballot language In Pdf

An Act relating to parental involvement for a minor’s abortion was received on May 6, 2009. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and the Division of Elections on May 6, 2009. Review of the application must be completed by July 6, 2009. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 7, 2009. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on July 2, 2009. Petition booklets were ready for distribution on July 13, 2009 and the booklets were issued on July 20, 2009. The one year filing deadline for this petition is July 13, 2010. The petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections for processing on January 15, 2010. Lieutenant Governor Campbell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on March 12, 2010. This initiative will appear on the August 24, 2010 Primary Election. The initiative appeared on the August 24, 2010 primary election ballot, and was approved by a vote of:
YES – 90,259
NO – 70,746

Click here for the 09PIMA proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF

Click here for the bill language as modified by the Supreme Court
In PDF



09OPUP - "An Act to outlaw one’s personal use of one’s public office to enrichment one’s self."

AG's File Number: JU2009-200-397
Primary Sponsors: Ray Metcalfe, Philip Munger and James Price
Contact Information - Ray Metcalfe - PO Box 233809, Anchorage Alaska 99523-3809
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act to outlaw one’s personal use of one’s public office to enrichment one’s self application was received on April 8, 2009. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and the Division of Elections on April 8, 2009. Review of the application must be completed by June 8, 2009. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 29, 2009. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on May 27, 2009. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on June 24, 2009. The one year filing deadline for this petition is June 24, 2010. This petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 09OPUP proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


08RTX2 - "An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments."

AG's File Number: 663-09-0061
Primary Sponsors: Nadine Winters, Jim Whitaker and Mark Begich
Contact Information - Nadine Winters - (907) 457-6258
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments. Application was received on November 26, 2008. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and the Division of Elections on December 5, 2008. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on December 31, 2008. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on January 26, 2009. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on April 27, 2009.

Click here for the 08RTX2 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


08GRTI - "An Act levying a tax on certain gas reserves; providing for a conditional repeal of the tax on certain gas reserves; relating to a credit against the oil and gas production tax attributable to the production of gas; relating to expenses that are not lease expenditures for the purpose of the oil and gas production tax; and providing for an effective date."

AG's File Number: 663-09-0038
Primary Sponsors: Harry T. Crawford Jr., David Guttenberg, Elizabeth J. "Beth" Kerttula
Contact Information - (907) 333-3659
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act levying a tax on certain gas reserves; providing for a conditional repeal of the tax on certain gas reserves; relating to a credit against the oil and gas production tax attributable to the production of gas; relating to expenses that are not lease expenditures for the purpose of the oil and gas production tax; and providing for an effective date. Application was received on September 30, 2008 and a copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 30, 2008. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on November 12, 2008. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on November 28, 2008. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on January 16, 2009. The one year filing deadline for this petition is January 16, 2010. Since the 365th day falls on a Saturday, the deadline to file the petition is close of business on the next regular business day for the division, which is Tuesday, January 19, 2010. This petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 08GRTI proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


08RTXE - "An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments."

AG's File Number: Not Applicable
Primary Sponsors: Nadine Winters, Jim Whitaker and Mark Begich
Contact Information - Pending
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments. Application was received on April 22, 2008 and a copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 25, 2008. The Division of Elections determined that there were not a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 6, 2008. The application was denied on May 6, 2007.

Click here for the 08RTXE proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07ANCO - "The Alaska Anti-Corruption Act."

AG's File Number: 663-08-0057
Primary Sponsors: Scott A. Kohlhaas, Tonya A. Shuravloff, Robert Clift
Contact Information - (907) 278-1094
Ballot Language - 07ANCO ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on October 22, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on October 22, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on November 1, 2007. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on December 19, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on December 21, 2007. The one year filing deadline for this petition is December 20, 2008. Since the 365th day falls on a Saturday, the deadline to file the petition is close of business on the next regular business day for the division, which is Monday, December 22, 2008. Petition booklets were submitted on March 20, 2008.

Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on May 15, 2008. This initiative will appear on the August 24, 2010 Primary Election. The initiative appeared on the August 24, 2010 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES – 62,909
NO – 97,478

Click here for the 07ANCO proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07WTR3 - "An Act to protect Alaska's clean water."

AG's File Number: 663-07-0179
Primary Sponsors: Arthur J. Hackney, Dale E. Wagner, Jackie G. Hobson
Contact Information: 907-868-1996
Ballot Language: 07WTR3 ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on October 09, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on October 11, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on October 19, 2007.The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on October 22, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on October 25, 2007. The one year filing deadline for this petition is October 24, 2008.Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 14, 2008.

A complaint was filed in the Fairbanks Superior Court on Friday, November 9, 2007 by the Council of Alaskan Producers, Case No. 4FA-07-2696CI.
Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on March 11, 2008. The initiative appeared on the August 26, 2008 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 83,574
NO - 108,138

Click here for the 07WTR3 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07WIFI - "An Act to Provide for Cleaner Waters in Alaska by Prohibiting Pollution Mixing Zones in Wild Salmon and Other Fisheries Spawning Waters."

AG's File Number: 663-08-0036
Primary Sponsors: Jason Williams, Lydia Olympic, Mark Maves
Contact Information: 907-227-5716
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act to Provide for Cleaner Waters in Alaska by Prohibiting Pollution Mixing Zones in Wild Salmon and Other Fisheries Spawning Waters. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 13, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 17, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 25, 2007. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on November 8, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 26, 2007. The one year filing deadline for this petition is November 25, 2008. This Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 07WIFI proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07FISH- "An Act to restore fisheries conservation and habitat protection functions to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game."

AG's File Number: 000-00-0000
Primary Sponsors: Bobby Andrew, Evan Wonhola, Sharon Clark
Contact Information: 907-842-5983
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 10, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 12, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 19, 2007. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on November 7, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 21, 2007. The one year filing deadline for this petition is November 20, 2008. This Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 07FISH proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07WTR2 - "An Act to protect Alaska's clean water."

AG's File Number: 000-00-0000
Primary Sponsors: Arthur J. Hackney, Dale E. Wagner, Mark A. Niver
Contact Information: 907-748-2776
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act to protect Alaska's clean water. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 30, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 30, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on August 6, 2007. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on September 28, 2007.

Click here for the 07WTR2 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07CASE - "An Act establishing a program of public funding for campaigns for state elected offices, to be known as the Alaska Clean Elections Act."

AG's File Number: 663-07-0191
Primary Sponsors: Timothy R. June, Victor Fischer, Joseph McKinnon
Contact Information: 907-766-2028
Ballot Language: 07CASE ballot language In Pdf

An Act establishing a program of public funding for campaigns for state elected offices, to be known as the Alaska Clean Elections Act. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 13, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 13, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 19, 2007. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on August 9, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on August 22, 2007. The one year filing deadline for this petition is August 21, 2008. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 14, 2008.

Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on March 11, 2008. The initiative appeared on the August 26, 2008 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 67,162
NO - 120,875

Click here for the 07CASE proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07CHA3 - "An Act amending the certificate of need requirement to apply only to facilities providing long term nursing home beds and residential psychiatric treatment centers."

AG's File Number: 663-08-0003
Primary Sponsors: Paul Fuhs, Bob Lynn, Jeff Kinion
Contact Information: 907-351-0407
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act amending the certificate of need requirement to apply only to facilities providing long term nursing home beds and residential psychiatric treatment centers. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 10, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 10, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 17, 2007. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on September 5, 2007. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on September 14, 2007. The one year filing deadline is September 14, 2008. Since the 365th day falls on a Sunday the deadline to file the petition is close of business on the next regular business day for the division, which is Monday, September 15, 2008. This Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 07CHA3 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07COGA - "An Act establishing a program of public funding for campaigns for state elected offices, to be known as the Alaska Clean Elections Act, and amending the oil and gas production tax to levy and collect a surcharge on oil as a source of funding for that program."

AG's File Number: 663-07-0191
Primary Sponsors: Timothy R. June, Stephen M. Cleary, Joseph McKinnon
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act establishing a program of public funding for campaigns for state elected offices, to be known as the Alaska Clean Elections Act, and amending the oil and gas production tax to levy and collect a surcharge on oil as a source of funding for that program. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 29, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 29, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on June 6, 2007. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on July 19, 2007.

Click here for the 07COGA proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07WATR - "An Act to protect Alaska's clean water."

AG's File Number: 663-07-0179
Primary Sponsors: Jackie G. Hobson, Luki Akelkok Sr., John H. Holman
Contact Information: 907-294-2204
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act to protect Alaska's clean water. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 25, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 26, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 7, 2007. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on June 21, 2007. On October 12, 2007 the Superior Court ordered certification of the application in the Holman v. Parnell Case No. 3DI-07-56 CI. Booklets were issued to the initiative committee on October 22, 2007. The one year filing deadline is October 21, 2008. An appeal of the superior court action was filed in the state supreme court on November 7, 2007, Case No. S-12909.

A complaint was filed in the Fairbanks Superior Court on Friday, November 9, 2007 by the Council of Alaskan Producers, Case No. 4FA-07-2696CI.
Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on March 11, 2008. The proposition will be placed on the August 26, 2008 Primary Election ballot. An Act to protect Alaska's clean water, was denied ballot placement by Alaska's Superior Court on March 12, 2008. Unless appealed and the Alaska Supreme Court rules, this measure will not appear on the ballot.

Click here for the 07WATR proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


07AKIN - "An Act requiring the State of Alaska to vote on seeking changes to existing law and constitutional provisions to authorize Alaskan independence."

AG's File Number: 663-07-0122
Primary Sponsors: Scott A. Kohlhaas, Lynette Clark, Linda Winkelman
Contact Information: 907-337-3171
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act requiring the State of Alaska to vote on seeking changes to existing law and constitutional provisions to authorize Alaskan independence. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on January 29, 2007. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on January 30, 2007. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on February 15, 2007. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on March 7, 2007.

Click here for the 07AKIN proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


06DAY2 - "An Act that exempts the entire State of Alaska from Daylight saving time thereby eliminating the use of daylight saving time in Alaska."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0179
Primary Sponsors: Lynn C. Willis, Joann Jackinsky, Robert A. Hall Jr.
Contact Information: 907-696-8112
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act that exempts the entire State of Alaska from Daylight light saving time thereby eliminating the use of daylight saving time in Alaska. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on June 21, 2006. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections o June 21, 2006. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 5, 2006. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on July 24, 2006. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on August 15, 2006. The one year filing deadline for this petition was August 15, 2007. Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 06DAY2 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


06DAYS - "An Act providing that this state exempts itself and all of its political subdivisions from advanced time, also known as daylight saving time, whenever daylight saving time is observed each calendar year."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0149
Primary Sponsors: Lynn C. Willis, Joann Jackinsky, Robert A. Hall Jr.
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act providing that this state exempts itself and all of its political subdivisions from advanced time, also known as daylight saving time, whenever daylight saving time is observed each calendar year. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 4, 2006. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 5, 2006. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 13, 2006. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on May 1, 2006. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on June 16, 2006.

Click here for the 06DAYS proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


06LOT4 - "An Act providing for limited gaming facilities by creating a new State of Alaska video lottery law." AG's File Number: 663-06-0134
Primary Sponsors: Kenneth P. Jacobus, Victoria Scott, July Leslie
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

An Act providing for limited gaming facilities by creating a new State of Alaska video lottery law. Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on February 21, 2006. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on February 22, 2006. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on March 9, 2006. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on March 13, 2006.

Click here for the 06LOT4 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


05CHA2 - "An Act amending the certificate of need requirement to apply only to facilities providing long term nursing home beds and residential psychiatric treatment centers."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0076
Primary Sponsors: Paul Fuhs, Bob Lynn, Victor H. Kohring
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on November 15, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on November 18, 2005. The application was certified on January 17, 2006. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on June 30, 2006. The one year filing deadline was June 30, 2007. Since the 365th day fell on a Saturday the deadline to file the petition was close of business on the next regular business day for the division, which was Monday, July 2, 2007. Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Click here for the 05CHA2 proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


05LOT3 - "An Act providing for limited gaming facilities by creating a new State of Alaska video lottery law."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0048
Primary Sponsors: Victoria Scott, July Leslie, Kenneth P. Jacobus
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 22, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 24, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 28, 2005. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on November 28, 2005.

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05HUNT - "An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0050
Primary Sponsors: Joel Bennett, Nicholas A. Jans, Thomas J. Walker
Contact Information:
Ballot Language: 05HUNT ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 23, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 24, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 16, 2005. The application was certified on October 27, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 2, 2005.The one year filing deadline for this petition is November 2, 2006. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on October 24, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was properly filed on January 26, 2007. The initiative appeared on the August 26, 2008 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 85,619
NO - 105,417

Click here for the 05HUNT proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


05CACH - "An Act amending the certificate of need requirements to apply only to health care facilities and nursing homes located in a borough with a population of not more than 25,000 in the unorganized borough, or in a community with a critical access hospital."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0049
Primary Sponsors: Paul Fuhs, Bob Lynn, Victor H. Kohring
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 18, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 19, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 16, 2005. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on October 21, 2005.

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05HEPA- "An Act that protects children, school staff, and licensed child care facility staff from unnecessary exposure to toxic pesticides through use of least toxic pest management; regulates the purchase and storage of pesticides by schools and licensed child care facilities; requires pesticide use record keeping and public availability of records; and requires public notification when pesticides are used."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0020
Primary Sponsors: Adam Grove, Pamela K. Miller, Jane Kava
Contact Information: Pamela K. Miller, (907) 222-7714
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 28, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 29, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on August 25, 2005. The application was certified on October 21, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on November 2, 2005. The filing deadline for this petition is November 2, 2006. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on November 2, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Parnell determined that the petition for this initiative was improperly filed on January 8, 2007. The petition failed to meet the signature requirements of AS 15.45.140.

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05GAS2 - "An Act levying a tax on certain leases having known resources of natural gas, conditionally repealing the levy of that tax, and authorizing a credit for payments of that tax against amounts due under the oil and gas properties production (severance) tax if requirements relating to the sale or shipment of the natural gas are met; and providing for an effective date."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0014
Primary Sponsors: David Guttenberg, Harry T. Crawford Jr., Eric Croft
Contact Information:
Ballot Language: 05GAS2 ballot language In Pdf


Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 20, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 22, 2005.The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 29, 2005. The application was certified on August 29, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on September 2, 2005. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 6, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 6, 2006. The initiative appeared on the 2006 general election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of;
YES - 80,909
NO - 152,889

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05GAM2 - "An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission."

AG's File Number: 663-06-0010
Primary Sponsors: Darwin A. Biwer, Cindy Menichetti, Barbara Jean Alberg
Contact Information:
Ballot Language: 05GAM2 ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 5, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 6, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 19, 2005. The application was certified on September 1, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on September 9, 2005. Due to the filing deadline falling on a Saturday, the petition must be filed by September 11, 2006. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on September 11, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on November 2, 2006. The initiative appeared on the August 26, 2008 primary election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 73,463
NO - 116,670

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05LOT2 - "An Act providing for limited gaming facilities by creating a new State of Alaska video lottery law."

AG's File Number: 663-05-0239
Primary Sponsors: Victoria A. Scott, July S. Leslie, Kenneth P. Jacobus
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on June 19, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on June 21, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 18, 2005. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on August 3, 2005.

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05LEGS - An Act relating to a 90-day regular session of the legislature; and providing for an effective date.

AG's File Number: 663-05-0225
Primary Sponsors: Jay Ramras, Tom H. Wagoner, Gretchen Guess
Contact Information:
Ballot Language: 05LEGS ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 25, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 27, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on June 9, 2005. The application was certified on July 5, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on July 12, 2005. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 6, 2006.

Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 6, 2006. The initiative appeared on the 2006 general election ballot, and was approved by a vote of;
YES - 117,675
NO - 113,832

Click here for the 05LEGS proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


05GAST - An Act levying a tax on certain known resources of natural gas, conditionally repealing the levy of that tax, and authorizing a credit for payments of that tax against amounts due under the oil and gas properties production (severance) tax if requirements relating to the sale and delivery of the natural gas are met; and providing for an effective date."

AG's File Number: 663-05-0213
Primary Sponsors: Eric Croft, Harry T. Crawford Jr., David Guttenberg
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 13, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 16, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on June 9, 2005. The application was certified on August 3, 2005. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on October 31, 2005.

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05AGAM - "An Act relating to establishing the Alaska Gaming Commission."

AG's File Number: 663-05-0210
Primary Sponsors: Darwin A. Biwer, Dale Fox, Cindy Menichetti
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 10, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 11, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on June 3, 2005. The application was certified on June 16, 2005. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on September 6, 2005.

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05LOTT - "An Initiative to create a new State of Alaska video lottery law."

AG's File Number: 663-05-0177
Primary Sponsors: Victoria A. Scott, Darwin Biwer, July S. Leslie
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on March 23, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on March 25, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 22, 2005. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on April 25, 2005.

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05RELF - "An Act repealing the economic limit factor as it applies to oil."

AG's File Number: 663-05-0151
Primary Sponsors: Ray Metcalfe, Robert L. Buch, James Price
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on January 18, 2005. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on January 21, 2005. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on February 7, 2005. The application was certified on March 21, 2005. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on April 20, 2005. Petition must be filed by April 20, 2006. Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

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04FCRB - "An Initiative requiring the State of Alaska to vote on an Act providing children and their family specific rights when children are in the custody of State children services."AG's File Number: 663-04-0191
Primary Sponsors: Elizabeth H. Rollins, Charles H. Rollins Jr., Susan Roatch
Contact Information:
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on March 23, 2004. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 2, 2004. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on April 26, 2004.

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03DISC - "An Act relating to contribution limits, lobbyists, and disclosure."

AG's File Number: 663-04-0025
Primary Sponsors: Harry Crawford, Eric Croft, David Guttenberg
Contact Information: Karen Compton, 227-2527, www.trust-the-people.org
Ballot Language: 03DISC ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 4, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 5, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 11, 2003. The application was certified on September 19, 2003. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on September 26, 2003. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on September 21, 2004. Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on November 19, 2004. The proposition was placed on the August 2006 primary election ballot and approved by a vote of:
YES - 113,130
NO - 41,836

Click here for the 03DISC proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


03SENV - "An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the Office of United States Senator."

AG's File Number: 663-04-024
Primary Sponsors: Harry Crawford, Eric Croft, David Guttenberg
Contact Information: Karen Compton, 227-2527, www.trust-the-people.org
Ballot Language: 03SENV ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 4, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 5, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 11, 2003. On October 22, 2003, the Department of Law delivered its legal review which determined that the Seventeenth Amendment of the United States Constitution gives state legislatures sole authority to decide how to fill U.S. Senate vacancies; therefore, on the basis of the Department of Law opinion that the application did not comply with constitutional provisions, certification was denied on October 22, 2003. A lawsuit was filed and the court ordered petition booklets to be issued to the initiative committee by November 3, 2003. Petition booklets were distributed to initiative committee at 3pm, November 3, 2003. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 9, 2004. Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 4, 2004. Lieutenant Governor Leman determined that House Bill 414 was "substantially similar" to the petition and that the petition would not appear on the 2004 general election ballot. A lawsuit was filed to determine whether HB 414 is "substantially similar" to the petition. The court ordered that the proposition be placed on the November 2, 2004 general election ballot. The proposition appeared on the November 2, 2004 general election ballot, and was approved by a vote of:
YES - 165,017
NO - 131,821

Click here for the 03SENV proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


03CTAX - "An Act providing for taxation of certain commercial ship vessels, pertaining to certain vessel activities and related to ship vessel operations taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0179
Primary Sponsors: Joseph W. Geldhof, Gershon Cohen, Norman Sarabia
Contact Information: Joseph Geldhof, 586-8193, joeg@alaska.com
Ballot Language: 03CTAX ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 21, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 22, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 30, 2003. The application was certified on October 8, 2003. Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on October 20, 2003. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on October 19, 2004. Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on December 17, 2004. A lawsuit was filed in the Alaska Superior Court on January 18, 2005 and a decision was issued on February 6, 2006 upholding the Lieutenant Governor’s decision to place the initiative on the 2006 Primary ballot. The plaintiffs filed an appeal with the Alaska Supreme Court on February 17, 2006.  The Alaska Supreme Court issued an order affirming the Superior Court’s decision on May 11, 2006. The proposition was placed on the August 2006 primary election ballot and was approved by a vote of:
YES - 81,963
NO - 75,432

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03CAMP - "An Act relating to campaign contribution limits and disclosure."

AG's File Number: 663-04-0025
Primary Sponsors: Harry Crawford, Eric Croft, David Guttenberg
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 6, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 12, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on August 20, 2003. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors and a new "revised" application was received on September 4, 2003.

See 03DISC

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03USEN - "An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the Office of United States Senator."

AG's File Number: 663-04-0024
Primary Sponsors: Harry Crawford, Eric Croft, David Guttenberg
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 6, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 12, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on August 20, 2003. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors and a new "revised" application was received on September 4, 2003.

See 03SENV

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03TLMT - "An Initiative requiring 75 percent legislative majority or voter approval to impose new taxes or increase existing taxes, prohibiting real estate transfer taxes, and providing for certain local options."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0189
Primary Sponsors: Karen E. Bretz, James R. Price, James P. Jacobson
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 14, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 14, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 19, 2003. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on August 5, 2003.

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03BEAR - "An Act prohibiting the baiting or intentional feeding of bears."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0188
Primary Sponsors: Lowell Thomas, Jr., George R. Pollard, John E. Erickson
Contact Information: Paul Joslin, Citizens United Against Bear Baiting, 626 Cordova Street, Suite 105, Anchorage, AK 99501, 277-9816, www.cubb.org
Ballot Language: 03BEAR ballot language In Pdf

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 14, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on May 14, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 19, 2003. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on June 11, 2003. The application was certified on June 18, 2003. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on July 1,2003. Petition must be filed by June 30, 2004. Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 8, 2004. Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 8, 2004. The initiative appeared on the November 2, 2004 general election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 130,648
NO - 171,338

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03DCRM - "An Initiative requiring the State of Alaska to vote on an Act to decriminalize and regulate cannabis (hemp including marijuana)"

AG's File Number: 663-03-0190
Primary Sponsors: Linda Ronan, Georgia Mario, Timothy J. Hinterberger
Contact Information: Timothy Hinterberger, 786-4632
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on May 2, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Election on May 6, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 9, 2003. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on July 23, 2003. The application was certified on July 24, 2003. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on August 8, 2003. Petition must be filed by August 7, 2004. Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

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03CRUZ - "An Act pertaining to cruise ship activities and related to ship vessel operations taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0179
Primary Sponsors: Joseph W. Geldhof, Gershon Cohen, Karen Jettmar
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 29, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Election on April 29, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on May 5, 2003. Legal review was received from the Department of Law and was determined that the application was not confined to a single subject; therefore, was denied on August 19, 2003.

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03INDP - "An Act requiring the State of Alaska to vote on obtaining Alaskan independence, if legally possible, or to seek changes in existing law and constitutional provisions to authorize, and then obtain, independence."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0169
Primary Sponsors: Scott A. Kohlhaas, Leonard Karpinski, Billy S. Toien
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 1, 2003. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 4, 2003. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 14, 2003. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on June 10, 2003. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on June 19, 2003.

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03SELS - "An Act requiring the State of Alaska to appoint a task force to study and report on exemption from Selective Service registration, and to seek changes in existing law to authorize this exemption."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0110
Primary Sponsors: Scott A. Kohlhaas, Leonard Karpinski, Billy S. Toien
Contact Information: Scott Kohlhaas, 337-3171, www.draftresistance.org or scott@draftresistance.org
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on December 13, 2002. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on December 18, 2002. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on January 9, 2003. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on June 12, 2003. The application was certified on June 20, 2003. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on July 2, 2003. Petition must be filed by July 1, 2004. Petition was not filed by the one year deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

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02PERM - "An initiative protecting the permanent fund dividend distribution formula and protecting earnings of the permanent fund."

AG's File Number: 663-03-0045
Primary Sponsors: Jay S. Hammond, Uwe Kalenka, and James P. Jacobson
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application (a revision of 02FUND) was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 12, 2002. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 13, 2002. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on September 23, 2002. The proposed initiative was rejected by the Lieutenant Governor on January 28, 2003 as containing subject matter that may not be enacted by initiative."

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02FUND - "An Initiative protecting the permanent fund dividend distribution formula and protecting earnings of the permanent fund."

AG's File Number: Unassigned.
Primary Sponsors: Jay S. Hammond, Uwe Kalenka, and James P. Jacobson
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 16, 2002. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 21, 2002 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on September 03, 2002. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors and a new "revised"" application was received on September 12, 2002.

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01MRNA - "An Act to decriminalize and regulate cannabis (hemp including marijuana)."

AG's File Number: 663-02-0066
Primary Sponsors: Tim Hinterberger; Randall Patterson; Georgia Mario
Ballot Language: 01MRNA ballot language In Pdf

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 7, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 17, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on October 4, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on November 8, 2001. The Lt. Governor certified the application on November 9, 2001. In accordance with AS 15.45.140, the initiative petition must be filed by November 19, 2002. The initiative was filed on November 14, 2002. The Lieutenant Governor found the petition to be improperly filed due to lack of qualified signatures on January 13, 2003. Lawsuit has been filed. Lawsuit decision - Division of Elections to qualify signatures from 169 petition booklets that were originally disqualified. Lieutenant Governor Leman certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on January 6, 2004. A lawsuit was filed to determine which ballot the proposition would appear. Court ruled that the initiative would be placed on the November 2, 2004 general election ballot. The proposition appeared on the November 2, 2004 general election ballot, and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 134,647
NO - 169,608.

Click here for the 01MRNA proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


01BREW - "An Act relating to sales of alcoholic beverages, to alcoholic licensing, and to limits on holding multiple alcoholic beverage licenses"

AG's File Number: 663-02-0055
Primary Sponsors: Roderick Hancock; Jason Wood; Matt Jones
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 5, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 17, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on September 26, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on October 8, 2001. The Lt. Governor certified the application on October 8, 2001. In accordance with AS 15.45.140, the initiative petition must be filed by October 12, 2002. The petition was not filed by the deadline therefore is void.

Following is the petition booklets' summary language:
Initiative to Amend Alcoholic Beverage Licensing
This bill would eliminate the brewpub license with its 75,000 gallon annual production cap. Current brewpub license holders would be issued brewery licenses. This bil lifts the restriction that holders of a brewery license or winery license may not also hold a beverage dispensary license or a restaurant or eating place license. A holder of a brewery license, in addition to selling beer to licensees, would be able to sell its beer directly at no more than 2 beverage dispensary or restaurant or eating places licensed to that brewery. Up to 8 gallons of beer could be sold to individuals on the premises.

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01GSLN - "The All-Alaskan Gasline Initiative: An Act establishing the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, to maximize revenues for Alaska and jobs for Alaskans."

AG's File Number: 663-02-0026
Primary Sponsors: Scott Heyworth; Tyrone Neel; Mike Macy
Ballot Language: 01GSLN ballot language In Pdf

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on August 1, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on August 1, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on August 7, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on August 31, 2001. The application was certified by the Lt. Governor on September 4, 2001. The petition was filed on January 11, 2002. Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 12, 2002. The initiative appeared on the 2002 general election ballot (AS 15.45.150) and was approved by a vote of:
YES - 138,353
NO - 84,682

Alaska Statute 15.45.180 requires the lieutenant governor to prepare a ballot title and proposition for initiative petitions properly filed for placement on the ballot. On June 7, 2002, the lieutenant governor finalized the ballot language to read:

Initiative on Gas Pipeline Development Authority

This bill would create the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (Authority) as a public corporation of the State. The Authority would acquire and condition North Slope natural gas, and construct a pipeline to transport the gas. The Authority's powers would include buying property or taking it by eminent domain, and to issue state tax-exempt revenue bonds. The gasline route would be from Prudhoe Bay to tidewater on Prince William Sound and the spur line from Glennallen to the Southcentral gas distribution grid. The Authority would operate and maintain the gas pipeline, ship the gas, and market the gas.

Should this initiative become law?

State law provides an opportunity to have this decision reviewed in superior court. AS 15.45.240 states that within 30 days of the date on which notice of the determination was given (June 7, 2002), any person aggrieved by a determination made by the lieutenant governor may bring action in the superior court to have the determination reviewed. The deadline for action is July 8, 2002. The deadline has passed for challenge of the Lieutenant Governor's earlier actions on this initiative.

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01CHGE - "Initiative Moving Location of Legislative Sessions."

AG's File Number: 663-01-0196
Primary Sponsors: Robert Monson; Mark Chryson; James A. Nelson
Ballot Language: 01CHGE ballot language In Pdf

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on June 29, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on June 29, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on July 11, 2001. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on July 18, 2001. The application was certified on July 23, 2001. The petition was filed on January 10, 2002. Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 4, 2002. The initiative appeared on the 2002 general election ballot (AS 15.45.150) and was rejected by a vote of:
YES - 74,650
NO - 153,127

Alaska Statute 15.45.180 requires the lieutenant governor to prepare a ballot title and proposition for initiative petitions properly filed for placement on the ballot.
An action regarding this ballot language was filed in state superior court, case number 3 AN-01-9799 CI, and an appeal of that action was filed in the state supreme court, case number S-10633. In accordance with Supreme Court Order Number 41, dated August 7, 2002, the following revised ballot title and proposition appeared on the 2002 general election ballot:

Initiative Moving Location of Legislative Sessions

This bill would move all sessions of the state legislature to the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough. If facilities fit for these sessions can not be found in that borough, sessions would be held in Anchorage until facilities are available in the Mat-Su Borough. The bill would repeal the requirements that before the state can spend money to move the legislature, the voters must be informed of the total costs as would be determined by a commission, and approve a bond issue for all bondable costs of the move.

Should this initiative become law?

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01PCOR - "An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends."

AG's File Number: 663-01-0200
Primary Sponsors: Brian K. Brubaker; Lisa A. Villano; Ian Olson
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on June 20, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on June 21, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on June 28, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on July 20, 2001. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on July 23, 2001. A lawsuit was filed August 22, 2001 in the 4th Judicial District, Superior Court by sponsors challenging the denial.



01CRUZ - An act providing for taxation of certain commercial ship vessels, pertaining to certain vessel activities and related to ship vessel operation taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska.

AG's File Number: Mark R. McCaughan, Gershon Cohen, Karen Jettmar
Primary Sponsors:
Contact Information -
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 24, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 24, 2001. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 25, 2001. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on June 19, 2001.

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01CANB - An initiative to decriminalize and regulate cannabis.

AG's File Number: 663-01-0168
Primary Sponsors: Timothy Hinterberger, Randall Paterson, Jerry Rohacek
Contact Information -
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 11, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 11, 2001. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on April 19, 2001. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on July 6, 2001.

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01SDRG - "An initiative allowing citizens to vote by registering up to and including on the day of elections (same day registration)"

AG's File Number: 663-01-0169
Primary Sponsors: Al Anders, Len Karpinski, Soren Wuerth
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on April 10, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on April 11, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. Notification that the Division of Elections verified 100 signatures of qualified voters was received on April 24, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on May 10, 2001. The application was certified on June 8, 2001. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on June 22, 2001. In accordance with AS 15.45.140, the initiative petition must be filed by June 22, 2002. The initiative was not filed by the June 22, 2002 deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Following is the petition booklets' summary language:

Initiative Allowing Same-Day Voter Registration
This bill would remove the requirement that persons be registered to vote 30 days before an election in order to vote in that election. The bill would allow people who are otherwise qualified to vote to register to vote at any time before an election. The bill would also allow these persons to register to vote at the polls on election day. The bill applies to state and municipal elections.

Click here for the 01SDRG proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


01PRTX - "An initiative providing for local control of property assessment and taxation"

AG's File Number: 663-01-0156
Primary Sponsors: Uwe Kalenka, Kristie Wise and James P. Jacobson
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on March 23, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on March 23, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. Notification that the Division of Elections verified 100 signatures of qualified voters was received on March 30, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on May 3, 2001. The application was certified on June 8, 2001. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on July 2, 2001. In accordance with AS 15.45.140, the initiative petition must be filed by July 2, 2002. The initiative was not filed by the July 2, 2002 deadline and therefore has no force or effect.

Following is the petition booklets' summary language:

Municipal Property Assessment and Taxation
This bill sets the value of property at the price that it would bring in an open market between a willing buyer and seller who know the property and current price levels. It allows local governments to set up classes of property based on use. Tax standards and mill rates may differ between classes of property. The bill allows local governments to limit both assessments and taxes. It also allows for property to be exempt in whole or in part from taxes. It allows voters to classify property based on use, and limit assessment and taxation, by local initiative.

Click here for the 01PRTX proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


01MOVE - An initiative changing the location of legislative sessions.

AG's File Number: 663-01-0157
Primary Sponsors: Mark Chryson, James A. Nelson, Uwe Kalenka
Contact Information -
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on March 23, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on March 23, 2001. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on March 30, 2001. The application was certified on June 8, 2001. The petition application was withdrawn at the request of the sponsors on June 14, 2001.

Click here for the 01MOVE proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF



01MNWG - "An Act to increase Alaska's minimum wage to $7.15 per hour effective January 1, 2003 and thereafter, adjusted annually for inflation"

AG's File Number: 663-01-0147
Primary Sponsors: Jim Sampson, Mano Frey, and Bruce Ludwig
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on February 15, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on February 16, 2001 for review and verification of signatures. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on February 27, 2001. Legal review was received from the Department of Law on March 9, 2001. The application was certified on March 12, 2001. Petition booklets were distributed to the initiative committee on April 5, 2001. The initiative petition was filed on November 29, 2001. The Division of Elections verified the signatures of 30,475 qualified voters. The petition was determined to be properly filed and was certified on January 3, 2002 for placement on the 2002 general election ballot. On May 24, 2002, Lieutenant Governor Ulmer determined, in concurrence with the Attorney General's Office, that the Alaska Legislature passed a law, CS HB 56(FIN), which is substantially similar in nature to the initiative. Consequently, the initiative petition is void and will not appear on the ballot (AS 15.45.210).

Under Alaska Statute 15.45.240, within 30 days of the date on which notice of this determination of similarity was given, any person "aggrieved by a determination made by the Lieutenant Governor" may bring action in the superior court to have the determination reviewed. The deadline for action is June 24, 2002. The deadline has passed for challenge of the Lieutenant Governor's earlier actions on this initiative.

Click here for the 01MNWG proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors.


01LPTX - An initiative providing for local control of property assessment and taxation.

AG's File Number: 663-01-0133
Primary Sponsors: James P. Jacobson, Kristie Wise, Uwe Kalenka
Contact Information -
Ballot Language - Not on ballot

Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on January 31, 2001. A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on January 31, 2001. The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on February 23, 2001. The application did not comply with the constitutional and statutory provisions governing the use of the initiative; therefore, was denied on February 7, 2001.

Click here for the 01LPTX proposed bill language as provided by the sponsors. In PDF


This page will be updated when there is a change in the status of a petition. For more information, contact the Lieutenant Governor's Office at (907) 465-3520.

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