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2017-05-17 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2017-05-17 House Journal Page 1473 HJR 25 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 25 by Representative Eastman: Requesting the United States Congress to amend the Alaska Statehood Act to recognize the State of Alaska's constitutional right to maintain ownership over all land, water, assets, resources, and activities within the state's boundaries; proclaiming the State of Alaska's constitutional ownership of all land, water, assets, resources, and activities within the state's boundaries; recognizing the federal government's jurisdiction over land, water, and airspace within the state's boundaries for certain purposes if those purposes are determined to be justified by the Alaska State 2017-05-17 House Journal Page 1474 Legislature; declaring that the State of Alaska retains all rights reserved to the individual states by the Constitution of the United States, including control over all activities and development wholly within the state's boundaries; finding that the federal government does not have constitutional authority to regulate certain private or business activities conducted wholly within the state's boundaries; requesting the federal government to enact policies, regulations, and legislation to mitigate the disparity of nationwide federal land jurisdiction and to recognize certain state rights; and petitioning the legislative bodies of other states to adopt similar resolutions. was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs, Judiciary, and Resources Committees.