AK House Majority
The 28th Alaska State Legislature, 2013 - 2014  
Sponsor Statement: House Bill 69

Federal Regulation

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Rep. Mike Chenault R-29
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Rep. Mike Chenault

Chair, (H) CCM Com.
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An Act prohibiting state and municipal agencies from using assets to implement or aid in the implementation of the requirements of certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders that are applied to infringe on a person's right to bear arms or right to due process or that implement or aid in the implementation of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005; exempting certain firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition in this state from federal regulation; declaring certain federal statutes, regulations, rules, and orders unconstitutional under the Constitution of the United States and unenforceable in this state; requiring the attorney general to file any legal action to prevent implementation of a federal statute, regulation, rule, or order that violates the rights of a resident of the state; and providing for an effective date.

Posted: February 2, 2013 : v28-LS0290-A
Bill Version: SCS CSHB 69(JUD)
Status: Chapter 52 SLA 13 : 2013-06-20

The intent of House Bill 69 is an effort to protect Alaskans' rights to keep and bear arms protected by both the U.S. and Alaska Constitutions. In light of the President's executive orders and legislative proposals, it is important that Alaska protect not only our Second Amendment rights but also asserting citizens' and states' rights guaranteed under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment.

The legislation was drafted in anticipation of President Obama's executive orders based on recommendations of a work group led by Vice President Biden. This group was charged with developing a set of concrete policy proposals for reducing gun violence. These proposals were the basis for the Presidential Executive Orders that were announced on January 16, 2013. The plan combines executive actions and calls for legislative action that "would help keep guns out of the wrong hands, ban assault and high-capacity magazines, make our schools safer, and increase access to mental health services." Although the executive orders did not carry the force of law, the recommendations calling for Congressional action could affect Second Amendment rights and the rights of states as well.

House Bill 69 amends current statute (House Bill 186) passed by the Legislature in 2010.

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