Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares, Measure 9 (1998)

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The Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares Initiative, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited "a person from using a snare with the intent of trapping a wolf."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 9 (1998)
Defeatedd No140,04962.73%
Yes 83,224 37.27%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This bill would prohibit a person from using a snare with the intent of trapping a wolf. It would also prohibit a person from possessing, buying, selling, or offering to sell the skin of a wolf known by the person to have been caught with a snare. Breaking the law would be a Class A misdemeanor.

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 September 4, 1997.
  • A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 4, 1997.
  • The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 30, 1997.
  • The application was certified on October 9, 1996.
  • Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on October 20, 1997.
  • The one year filing deadline was October 20, 1998.
  • Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 12, 1998.
  • Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on April 2, 1998.
  • The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled on August 17, 1998 that the initiative be placed on the 1998 general election ballot.
  • 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.