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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature


00 Enrolled SB 28                                                                                                          
01 Relating to the general grant land entitlement for the Petersburg Borough; and providing for                            
02 an effective date.                                                                                                      
03                           _______________                                                                               
04    * Section 1. AS 29.65.010(a) is amended to read:                                                                     
05            (a)  The general grant land entitlement of each of the municipalities in this                                
06       subsection is the amount set out opposite each:                                                                   
07                 (1)  Municipality of Anchorage - 44,893 acres;                                                          
08                 (2)  City and Borough of Juneau - 19,584 acres;                                                         
09                 (3)  City and Borough of Sitka - 10,500 acres;                                                          
10                 (4)  Bristol Bay Borough - 2,898 acres;                                                                 
11                 (5)  Fairbanks North Star Borough - 112,000 acres;                                                      
12                 (6)  Haines Borough - 2,800 acres;                                                                      
13                 (7)  Kenai Peninsula Borough - 155,780 acres;                                                           
14                 (8)  Ketchikan Gateway Borough - 11,593 acres;                                                          
01                 (9)  Kodiak Island Borough - 56,500 acres;                                                              
02                 (10)  Lake and Peninsula Borough - 125,000 acres;                                                       
03                 (11)  Matanuska-Susitna Borough - 355,210 acres;                                                        
04                 (12)  North Slope Borough - 89,850 acres;                                                               
05                 (13)  City and Borough of Yakutat - 21,500 acres;                                                       
06                 (14)  City and Borough of Wrangell - 9,006 acres;                                                       
07                 (15)  Haines Borough - 3,167 acres;                                                                   
08                 (16)  Petersburg Borough - 14,666 acres.                                                              
09    * Sec. 2. AS 29.65.040(c) is amended to read:                                                                        
10 (c)  Land may be selected or nominated for selection by a municipality to                                               
11 satisfy a general grant land entitlement under former AS 29.18.201 and 29.18.202 at                                     
12 any time before October 1, 1980. Land may be selected or nominated for selection by                                     
13 a municipality to satisfy a general grant land entitlement under AS 29.65.010(a)(1) -                                   
14 (9), (11), or (12) at any time before October 1, 1990. Land may be selected or                                          
15 nominated for selection by a municipality to satisfy a general grant land entitlement                                   
16 under AS 29.65.010(a)(10) at any time before October 1, 1996. Land may be selected                                      
17 or nominated for selection by a municipality to satisfy a general grant land entitlement                                
18 under AS 29.65.010(a)(13) at any time before October 1, 1999. Land may be selected                                      
19 or nominated for selection by a municipality to satisfy a general grant land entitlement                                
20 under AS 29.65.010(a)(14) or (15) at any time before October 1, 2011. Land may be                                     
21 selected or nominated for selection by a municipality to satisfy a general grant                                      
22 land entitlement under AS 29.65.010(a)(16) at any time before October 1, 2018.                                        
23 However, if a municipal selection or nomination or a part of a municipal selection or                                   
24 nomination is rejected by the director, the municipality may, not later than 90 days                                    
25 after receipt of the rejection or final decision on an appeal filed under                                               
26       AS 29.65.050(d), select additional state land as necessary to satisfy its entitlement.                            
27    * Sec. 3. AS 29.65.050(c) is amended to read:                                                                        
28 (c)  The director shall approve or disapprove each selection for patent within                                          
29 nine months of its selection by a municipality. Before a decision is issued, the                                        
30 Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development shall review the                                            
31 selection and recommend approval or disapproval of it. The director may disapprove a                                    
01 selection only upon a finding that the public interest in retaining state ownership of the                              
02 land outweighs the municipality's interest in obtaining the land. If the director                                       
03 determines that the public interest in land selected in satisfaction of an entitlement                                  
04 under AS 29.65.010(a)(13), (14), [OR] (15), or (16) can be adequately protected by                                    
05 issuing a patent that is subject to stipulations, conditions, or covenants, and if the                                  
06 municipality agrees to accept the land subject to those stipulations, conditions, or                                    
07 covenants, the director may approve a selection that would otherwise be disapproved                                     
08 and may issue the patent with the stipulations, conditions, or covenants agreed to by                                   
09 the municipality. A patent shall be issued to the municipality for land selected in                                     
10       satisfaction of a general grant land entitlement vested under AS 29.65.010 - 29.65.030                            
11       within three months after approval by the director of a plat of survey.                                           
12    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                   
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