Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares, Measure 9 (1998)
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Treatment of Animals
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1998 election results
|Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares|
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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.
Text of proposed amendment
This proposed amendment to Alaska's Constitution defines how the state would agree to a change to the Alaska Statehood Act. This amendment provides that any changes to the Statehood Act proposed by Congress must be approved in one of two ways: 1) By a majority vote of Alaskan voters in an election, or 2) By a two-thirds vote of the state legislature.
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.
State of Alaska
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