"An Act relating to the reinstatement of Native corporations; and providing for an effective date. "
"This legislation provides a one-time window during which Native Village Corporations who have been dissolved can apply for reinstatement."
- Rep. Foster
This legislation has been introduced at the request of one of the Regional Native Corporations within our District. Corporations have been involuntarily dissolved by the commissioner under AS 10.06.633 and failed to apply for reinstatement during the grace period established in statute.
This legislation provides a one-time window during which Native Village Corporations who have been dissolved can apply for reinstatement.
The legislation is needed because these corporations were established under the Alaska land claims settlement and legally own village corporation assets. A new corporation could be created but it would not have the same legal standing as the original corporations nor legally own those assets.
The Final provision of the bill allows a Village Native Corporation's board of directors to legally change the corporation's name, if another corporation has taken the previously used name.
This Legislation will apply to Caswell Native Association (date not known), Savoonga Native Corporation (should have reinstated by 12/31/03), Arviq Incorporated (should have reinstated by 2/25/04), and Oscarville Native Corporation (should have reinstated by 2/25/04).