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Cruise Ship Initiative Denied by Lt. Governor


August 20, 2003
Wednesday - 12:30 am

Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman notified sponsors on Tuesday that he will not certify an application for initiative petition entitled: "An Act pertaining to cruise ship activities and related to ship vessel operations taking place in the marine waters of the State of Alaska."

The Lieutenant Governor made the decision to deny certification based on the August 15th recommendation by Attorney General Gregg Renkes. The Department of Law determined that the proposed initiative is not confined to a single subject as required by Alaska Statute 15.45.040(1) and the Alaska Constitution, Article II, Section 13.

Sponsors of the initiative may remedy the deficiencies in their application or challenge the certification decision in Superior Court.

The text of the proposed initiative and a list of sponsors are available on the Division of Elections web site.



Source of News Release:

Office of the Lt. Governor
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