HB 115: "An Act relating to the transfer of public land from the federal government to the state and to the disposal of that land; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 115 01 "An Act relating to the transfer of public land from the federal government to the state 02 and to the disposal of that land; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Transfer of Federal Public Land to 07 Alaska Act. 08 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 09 read: 10 TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LAND; RECEIPT BY THE STATE; DISPOSAL. (a) 11 Before January 1, 2017, the United States shall 12 (1) relinquish title to public land or an interest in land in the state; and 13 (2) transfer title to public land or an interest in land to the state. 14 (b) If the state disposes of public land received under (a)(2) of this section, the
01 commissioner of natural resources shall 02 (1) deposit the net proceeds the state receives from the disposal in the general 03 fund and the permanent fund as required; and 04 (2) subject to appropriation, pay to the federal government 05 (A) 50 percent of the net proceeds the state receives from a disposal 06 other than from mineral leasing; and 07 (B) 10 percent of the mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale 08 proceeds, and bonuses from mineral leasing. 09 (c) Under the authority in AS 38.05.035(a)(11) or as otherwise provided by law, the 10 director of the division of lands in the Department of Natural Resources shall accept the land 11 conveyed to the state under (a)(2) of this section on behalf of the state. 12 (d) Each contract for the sale, lease, or grant of state land received by the state under 13 (a)(2) of this section, and each deed to state land, properties, or an interest in state land 14 received by the state under (a)(2) of this section must include a reservation using the language 15 provided for a reservation in AS 38.05.125(a). 16 (e) In this section, 17 (1) "net proceeds" means the proceeds, as determined by the commissioner of 18 natural resources, that are derived from the disposal by the state of land transferred to the state 19 under (a)(2) of this section, after subtracting expenses related to the disposal of the land; 20 (2) "public land" means land in the state except for land 21 (A) to which title is held by a person that is not a governmental entity; 22 (B) owned or held in trust by the state, a political subdivision of the 23 state, or an independent entity; 24 (C) that is designated, as of January 1, 2015, as a 25 (i) national park; 26 (ii) national monument; or 27 (iii) national historic site; 28 (D) used for military or naval purposes, including a military 29 reservation; 30 (E) owned by the United States that is in a municipality. 31 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).