Alaska No Voter Initiatives About Wildlife, Measure 1 (2000)

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Alaska Ballot Measure 1, also known as the Amendment Prohibiting Voter Initiatives about Wildlife, was on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Alaska No Voter Initiatives About Wildlife, Measure 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No179,55265.1%
Yes 96,253 34.9%

Ballot Measure 1 was a proposed constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution that was legislatively referred to the ballot by the Alaska State Legislature.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot said, "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."

History

Ballot Measure 1 was partly a response to the fact that in 1996, voters passed an initiative to ban land-and-shoot hunting. 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 Alaska Wolf and Bear Protection, Measure 2 (August 2008).

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