SB 192: "An Act accepting transfer to the state of the Tongass National Forest land from the United States; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 192 01 "An Act accepting transfer to the state of the Tongass National Forest land from 02 the United States; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 38.95 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 ARTICLE 7. TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST LAND. 06 Sec. 38.95.300. TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST LAND ACCEPTED. (a) 07 The state elects to receive all Tongass National Forest land made available to the state 08 by the United States under the Tongass Transfer and Transition Act or other federal 09 law. 10 (b) The state agrees that the 11 (1) Tongass National Forest land received by the state under this 12 section is subject to all valid interests in and rights to the land that exist on the date 13 of the transfer; 14 (2) transition provisions and procedures for the transfer of the Tongass
01 National Forest land to the state contained in the Tongass Transfer and Transition Act 02 or other federal law apply to the transfer of land under this section; and 03 (3) rights and obligations of the United States under 43 U.S.C. 1601 - 04 1629e (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) with respect to the land, rights in land, 05 and use of land transferred under this section shall not be infringed by the state. 06 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).