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[[Image:Denali wolf.jpg|250px|thumb|Denali wolf wearing a snare]]'''Alaska Ballot Measure 9''', also known as the '''Bill Prohibiting Trapping Wolves with Snares''', was on the [[Alaska 1998 ballot measures|November 7, 1998]] election ballot in [[Alaska]]. It failed, with 37.3% of voters in favor.<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/elect98/general/results.htm Alaska 1998 election results]</ref>
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[[Image:Denali wolf.jpg|250px|thumb|Denali wolf wearing a snare]]'''Alaska Ballot Measure 9''', also known as the '''Bill Prohibiting Trapping Wolves with Snares''', was on the [[Alaska 1998 ballot measures|November 7, 1998]] election ballot in [[Alaska]].   Measure 9 was a [[initiative|citizen-initiated ballot measure]]. It failed, with 37.3% of voters in favor.<ref>[http://www.elections.alaska.gov/elect98/general/results.htm Alaska 1998 election results]</ref>
 
    
 
    
 
* Yes: 83,224
 
* Yes: 83,224

Revision as of 17:36, 13 December 2008

File:Denali wolf.jpg
Denali wolf wearing a snare
Alaska Ballot Measure 9, also known as the Bill Prohibiting Trapping Wolves with Snares, was on the November 7, 1998 election ballot in Alaska. Measure 9 was a citizen-initiated ballot measure. It failed, with 37.3% of voters in favor.[1]
  • Yes: 83,224
  • No: 140,049

The goal of the initiative was to 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 have been a Class A misdemeanor.

Path to the ballot

  • 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.[2]

References

  1. Alaska 1998 election results
  2. Initiative history