Alaska No Voter Initiatives About Wildlife, Measure 1 (2000)
The Alaska No Voter Initiatives About Wildlife Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 7, 2000 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have forbidden ballot initiatives related to permitting, regulating or prohibiting "the taking or transportation of wildlife" and the methods and seasons for doing so.
|Alaska Measure 1 (2000)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“|| This ballot measure would change the Alaska Constitution so that voters could not use the initiative process to make laws that permit, regulate, or prohibit taking or transporting wildlife, or prescribe seasons or methods for taking wildlife.
SHOULD THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED? Yes or No.
Ballot Measure 1 was partly a response to the fact that in 1996, voters passed an initiative to ban land-and-shoot hunting.(citation?) The legislature overturned that initiative in the 2000 legislative session. A veto referendum to restore matters to where they stood after the 1996 vote was placed on the 2000 ballot, where opponents of land-and-shoot lost. However, citizens retained their right to continue to vote on such matters when they rejected this measure. In 2008, voters took advantage of their right to weigh in on hunting matters in the Wolf and Bear Hunting Protection Measure.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "2000 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 6, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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