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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).