Legislature(1993 - 1994)
1994-02-28 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1994-02-28 House Journal Page 2551 HB 515 HOUSE BILL NO. 515 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the management of state land and resources; relating to certain remote parcel and homestead entry land purchase contracts and patents; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional Affairs, Resources and Finance Committees. 1994-02-28 House Journal Page 2552 HB 515 The following fiscal note applies to HB 515: Fiscal note, Dept. of Natural Resources, 2/28/94 The Governor's transmittal letter, dated February 25, 1994, appears below: "Dear Speaker Barnes: Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill making amendments to the Alaska Land Act, also referred to as Title 38.05. The bill also makes other amendments to the same title. The Alaska Land Act dictates how the Department of Natural Resources manages state land. Since 1959, this set of statutes has been added to and amended so that it now exceeds 180 pages in length. This past summer, I asked Commissioner Noah to review the Alaska Land Act to recommend changes that would bring greater efficiency to the management of state lands without sacrificing public involvement in land use decisions. This legislation is the result of that effort. This legislation will result in increased delivery of state government services to the citizens of Alaska at no additional costs. It will streamline procedures for mining and land actions, clarify definitions for agriculture, allow greater flexibility for managing our forests, provide for exchange of native allotments located within state park units, and make other changes necessary for cost effective and sound land management. This legislation is not intended to be a comprehensive overhaul of the Alaska Land Act, but rather the first step in a process that will continue to review the requirements of law, the needs of Alaskans, and the cost effective operation of government. I look forward to working with you to assure your prompt consideration and passage of this bill. Sincerely, /s/ Walter J. Hickel Governor"