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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 1                                                                                                           
01 Establishing May 10 of each year as Alaska Mining Day; and providing for an effective date.                             
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03    * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
04            Sec. 44.12.094. Alaska Mining Day. Alaska Mining Day is established on                                     
05       May 10 of each year to recognize and honor the intrepid individuals and industry that                             
06       played an enormous role in settling and developing the territory and the state and that                           
07       continue to contribute to the economy of the state. Mining served as a driving force                              
08       behind the creation of the Alaska Railroad in the early 20th century, and the ongoing                             
09       development of the mineral resources of the state, including rare earth minerals,                                 
10       contributes to the security and economy of the state and the nation. Alaska Mining                                
11       Day may be observed by educational and celebratory events, projects, and activities to                            
12       increase public awareness of and appreciation for mining and miners in the state and                              
13       the many uses for the minerals mined in the state.                                                                
01    * Sec. 2.  This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                
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