The Seal of the State of Alaska
  Help    

   
Alaska State Legislature
    Home  |  News  |  Legislators  |  Committees  |  Bills  |  Surveys  |  Archives  |  AchievementsAlaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

Advanced Search
Alaska State Legislature
· Suggest A Link  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
· Contact Staff  
· Biography  
· Committee Memberships  
· Senate Labor & Commerce Committee  
· Press Releases  
· Opinion-Editorial  
· Personal Legislation  
· Co-Sponsored Legislation  
· Past Legislation  
· District Information  
· 24th Legislature  
· 23rd Legislature  
· 22nd Legislature  
· 21st Legislature  
· 20th Legislature  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senator Con Bunde Information

Click image for large 5'' x 7'' portrait
Session:
State Capitol, Room
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907)
Fax: (907) 465-3871
Toll Free: (800) 892-4843
Send Email
Send Public Opinion Message
Subscribe to Newsletter - Privacy Policy

Interim:
716 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0181
Fax: (907) 269-0184

Nuisance Moose
Sponsor Statement for CS for SB 329 (RES)
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Attachments Attachments
 
Last Updated:
March 25, 2004
Karen McCarthy
465-4843
(800) 892-4843



"Six hundred moose and two to three people are killed each year in moose/vehicle collisions."
- Sen. Bunde

 

"An Act relating to control of nuisance moose."

Moose are a highly valued asset of the State of Alaska and to all Alaskans. Preventing the unnecessary loss of moose to vehicle accidents should be a priority of the State. Protecting the public safety and managing moose for sustained yield for all Alaskans are responsibilities of the Legislature.

Unfortunately, in the more urban areas of the state, their interactions with humans pose a significant risk to the health and safety of both moose and humans. Six hundred moose and two to three people are killed each year in moose/vehicle collisions. Each collision costs $15,000 in substantial vehicle repair costs, costing Alaskans $9 million each year, not counting loss of wages, increased insurance premiums, or medical costs.

Yet, in rural areas where moose are vital to the subsistence lifestyle, the lack of moose has negatively impacted many who live in rural villages.

CS SB 329 (RES) adds a new section to AS 16.05 in order to assure maximum possible translocation of nuisance moose from urban areas of the state to suitable rural areas.

  • Instructs the Department of Fish and Game to avoid destruction of nuisance moose if the moose can be relocated to a suitable rural habitat.
  • Allows the department to authorize one or more private individuals or groups to relocate nuisance moose to suitable habitat if the commissioner finds that the individual or group is qualified to relocate the moose without undue danger to the public, themselves, or the moose.
  • The group relocating the moose shall cover the costs of relocation.
  • The state is protected against liability arising from actions taken by the group.

CS SB 329 is supported by the Alaska Moose Federation, the Department of Fish & Game, the Alaska Board of Game, the Anchorage Police Department, the Anchorage School District, the City of Wasilla, and the Central Kuskokwim Fish and Game Advisory Committee, to name just a few.

I respectfully request your support.

# # #

 
Attachments:
 
·
Print Text Version
· Acrobat PDF Version
Requires Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader = 1 page(s)
33 KB
 


Sign Up For E-News!

Unsubscribe  Privacy
Alaska State Legislature
· 25th Legislature Info
House Majority
House Minority
Senate Majority
Senate Minority
BASIS
 
· 24th Leg. Special Session Info  
· Oil & Gas Production Tax Information  
· Keyword Search  
· Legislator Districts  
· Photo Table  
· Passed Legislation  
· Past Legislatures  
· More Web Tools  
· Majority Press Staff  
· Information Offices  
Requires Real Audio Player = Adobe PDF Reader  
Requires Real Audio Player = Real Audio Player  
Requires Real Audio Player = MP3 Audio Player  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

1 Viewer(s)

Total at this time.
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
   
Alaska State Legislature
Home  |  News  |  Legislators  |  Committees  |  Bills  |  Surveys  |  Archives  |  E-News  |  HelpAlaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
The Official Web Site of the House and Senate Legislative Majorities
for the Alaska State Legislature

To Report Technical Problems or Contact Webmasterse-mail address list