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HB 174: "An Act relating to the period in which a permit authorizing activities in the state related to mineral resources, oil or gas, or transportation projects is valid when activities authorized by the permit have been stayed by a court or administrative order."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 174                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the period in which a permit authorizing activities in the state                                    
02 related to mineral resources, oil or gas, or transportation projects is valid when activities                           
03 authorized by the permit have been stayed by a court or administrative order."                                          
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 27 is amended by adding a new chapter to read:                                                     
06                    Chapter 50. Miscellaneous Provisions.                                                              
07            Sec. 27.50.010. Extending the period in which a permit is effective. (a) The                               
08       fixed time period in which a permit is valid shall be extended for a period equal to the                          
09       period in which the exploration, development, or production of mineral resources                                  
10       subject to the permit is stayed by an order of a court or administrative agency.                                  
11            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
12                 (1)  "court or administrative agency" means a state court, federal court,                               
13       state agency, or federal agency with jurisdiction over the exploration, development, or                           
14       production of mineral resources for which a permit is required;                                                   
01                 (2)  "permit" means a permit, certification, authorization, or approval                                 
02       issued by the state or a municipality that is required before a person may engage in the                          
03       exploration, development, or production of mineral resources in the state.                                        
04    * Sec. 2. AS 31.30 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
05            Sec. 31.30.020. Extending the period in which a permit is effective. (a) The                               
06       fixed time period in which a permit is valid shall be extended for a period equal to the                          
07       period in which the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas subject to the                          
08       permit is stayed by an order of a court or administrative agency.                                                 
09            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
10                 (1)  "court or administrative agency" means a state court, federal court,                               
11       state agency, or federal agency with jurisdiction over the exploration, development, or                           
12       production of oil or gas for which a permit is required;                                                          
13                 (2)  "permit" means a permit, certification, authorization, or approval                                 
14       issued by the state or a municipality that is required before a person may engage in the                          
15       exploration, development, or production of oil or gas in the state.                                               
16    * Sec. 3. AS 44.42 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
17            Sec. 44.42.052. Extending the period in which a permit is effective. (a) For                               
18       a project listed in the state transportation plan developed under AS 44.42.050 for                                
19       which a permit is required, the fixed time period in which a permit is valid shall be                             
20       extended for a period equal to the period in which the transportation project subject to                          
21       the permit is stayed by an order of a court or administrative agency.                                             
22            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
23                 (1)  "court or administrative agency" means a state court, federal court,                               
24       state agency, or federal agency with jurisdiction over the exploration, development, or                           
25       production of mineral resources for which a permit is required;                                                   
26                 (2)  "permit" means a permit, certification, authorization, or approval                                 
27       issued by the state or a municipality that is required before the department may                                  
28       construct a project listed in the state transportation plan.