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05HUNT Initiative Signatures Valid


January 26, 2007
Friday PM

Alaska Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell today gave notice that the 05HUNT initiative petition had the required number of qualified signatures. The 05HUNT initiative, if passed by the voters in the 2008 Primary Election, would enact law entitled, "An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft."

The initiative's prime sponsors are Joel Bennett, Nicholas Jans, and Thomas Walker. Former Lt. Governor Loren Leman certified that the subject matter of the petition was appropriate in October 2005.

Thereafter, the initiative sponsors collected at least 31,450 signatures from registered Alaska voters to qualify the initiative for a vote of the people. This is 10 percent of the 314,502 votes cast in the 2004 general election. Under the constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2004, signatures are needed from at least seven percent of voters in at least 30 of the 40 Alaska House Districts. Sponsors had one year from the time they received petition booklets to collect the required signatures.

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Office of the Lieutenant Governor


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