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Lt. Governor Certifies Oil and Gas Tax Initiative


October 16, 2019
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska – Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer yesterday certified the initiative application entitled “An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and tax credits,” (19OGTX) based upon the recommendation from the Alaska Department of Law. According to a letter to 19OGTX initiative sponsors, the proposed initiative was found to be in the required form with a sufficient number of qualified sponsors.

19OGTX, also known as the Fair Share Act, submitted to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor on August 16, 2019, was reviewed by Division of Elections and the Department of Law to confirm the proposed bill is in the required form, the application is substantially in the required form, and there is a sufficient number of qualified sponsors, as outlined in AS 15.45.070.

The Alaska Division of Elections will begin the process of preparing petition booklets to allow full circulation throughout the state. 19OGTX sponsors will have one year to file the initiative petition from the date notice is given that the petition booklets are ready.


On the Web:

Sponsors Proposed Bill Language (PDF)

Application Certified - October 15,2019 (PDF)

Application Certification Letter (PDF)

Application Signature Review (PDF)

Attorney General Opinion: AGO No. (PDF)

Statement of Costs (PDF)


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Office of Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer




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