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27th Legislature(2011-2012)

Bill Text 27th Legislature

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 94                                                                          
01 "An Act adding a second verse to the official Alaska state song."                                                       
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 44.09.040 is amended to read:                                                                      
04            Sec. 44.09.040. State song. The song "Alaska's Flag," with music composed                                  
05       by Elinor Dusenbury and words to the first verse by Marie Drake and words to the                          
06       second verse by Carol Beery Davis, is the official song of the state. The words of the                        
07       official song are as follows:                                                                                     
08                             Alaska's Flag                                                                               
09                 Eight stars of gold on a field of blue -                                                                
10                 Alaska's flag. May it mean to you                                                                       
11                 The blue of the sea, the evening sky,                                                                   
12                 The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;                                                             
13                 The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,                                                               
14                 The precious gold of the hills and streams;                                                             
15                 The brilliant stars in the northern sky,                                                                
01                 The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,                                                          
02                 The great North Star with its steady light,                                                             
03                 Over land and sea a beacon bright.                                                                      
04                 Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,                                                                       
05                 The simple flag of a last frontier.                                                                     
07                 A native lad chose our Dipper's stars                                                               
08                 for Alaska's flag that there be no bars                                                             
09                 among our cultures. Be it known                                                                     
10                 through years our natives' past has grown                                                           
11                 to share our treasures, hand in hand,                                                               
12                 to keep Alaska our Great Land.                                                                      
13                 We love the northern midnight sky,                                                                  
14                 our mountains, lakes and the streams nearby;                                                        
15                 Our Great North Star with its steady light                                                          
16                 will guide our cultures clear and bright                                                            
17                 with Nature's flag to Alaskans dear -                                                               
18                 The simple flag of a last Frontier.                                                                 
19    * Sec. 2. AS 44.09.040 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
20            (b)  A copy of "Alaska's Flag" produced for public use must have the following                               
21       attribution and notice: "copyright University of Alaska Foundation, nonprofit use                                 
22       permitted, all other rights reserved."                                                                            
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