Alaska Prohibition of Billboards, Measure 5 (1998)

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The Alaska Prohibition of Billboards Initiative, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure provided that "Alaska shall forever remain free of billboards."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 5 (1998)
Approveda Yes 160,922 72.38%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The bill states findings and intent that Alaska be forever free of billboards. It defines billboards as any signs or forms of outdoor advertising not allowed by law. The bill also repeals a law recently passed by the legislature which allows a new class of road signs outside of the right-of-way, visible from highways, off-site from where businesses are located. Those tourism directional signs have a standard format and size of 90 by 18 inches. The bill changes the penalty from a violation back to a misdemeanor for those who break the laws on outdoor advertising near state roads.

Yes [ ]
No [ ][2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska
  • Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on July 18, 1997.
  • A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on July 18, 1997.
  • The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on July 21, 1997.
  • The application was certified on July 31, 1997.
  • Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on September 22, 1997.
  • The one year filing deadline was September 22, 1998.
  • Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on December 19, 1997.
  • Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on January 7, 1998.
  • The initiative appeared on the 1998 general election ballot.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "1998 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 5, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.