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
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
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).