INITIATIVE PETITION BILL LANGUAGE
by Petition Sponsors

Petition ID: 03SELS
AN INITIATIVE 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

Posted 01/14/03

Proposed Bill:


AN INITIATIVE 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


Be it enacted by the people of the State of Alaska:

Section 1. Selective Service Registration Exemption.


(a)   The State of Alaska shall appoint a volunteer task force to study the effects of making residents of Alaska exempt from registration with the Selective Service System, and how that may best be accomplished, and to issue a report on its finding and conclusions.

(b)   The State of Alaska shall seek changes in existing law to implement the recommendations of the task force.

(c)   Within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this initiative, the Governor shall contact the appropriate officials of the Selective Service System, and advise them, in writing, that the residents of Alaska desire to be exempt from registration until the task force issues its report.

(d)   In the event that this task force cannot be appointed as a matter of law, or its creation cannot be authorized and directed through the initiative process, is not created within one year from the date of the effective date of this initiative, or does not issue a report within two (2) years of that date, then the State of Alaska shall seek changes in existing law to implement the exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.



Section 2. Severability.

The subsections of Section 1 of this Act are independent and severable, and if any subsection, or the applicability of any subsection to any person or circumstance, shall be held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Act shall not be affected, and shall be given effect to the fullest extent practicable.

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