Lt. Gov. Treadwell: Initiatives Move to General Election Ballot

image003Initiatives Move to General Election Ballot

April 21, 2014, Juneau, AK – Because the Alaska State Legislature has extended its regular session, the three citizen initiatives originally slated to appear on the August 19 primary election ballot will now be on the November 4 general election ballot, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell said today.

The three citizen initiatives are: 12BBAY, “An Act providing for protection of Bristol Bay wild salmon and waters within or flowing into the existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve”; 13PSUM, “An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana”; and 13MINW, “An Act increasing the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective January 1, 2016 and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation.”

Barring the passage of substantially similar legislation, all three initiatives will be on the general election ballot. As required by law for initiatives, the lieutenant governor’s office will convene public hearings in each of the four judicial districts at least 30 days before the election.

13SB21, the referendum to recall last session’s oil and gas tax legislation, will still appear on the August 19 primary election ballot as Proposition 1.

For more information, please visit ltgov.alaska.gov.

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