Full Statute Name:  Alaska. Prohibiting Bear Baiting or Feeding, Ballot Measure 3 (2004)

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Primary Citation:  2004 Ballot Measure 3 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2004
Summary: This Alaska ballot measure was defeated in the November 2004 election. It would have made it illegal for a person to bait or intentionally feed a bear for purposes of hunting, viewing, or photographing the bear. A person who violated this proposed law would have been guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one-year imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. It failed with only 43.3% of the vote.
Statute Text: 

This bill would make it illegal for a person to bait or intentionally feed a bear to hunt, photograph, or view a bear. A person could not feed a bear on purpose or use any item or substance, including food or other edible matter to entice a bear into an area, or to stay in an area. A person who violates this law would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one-year imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

SHOULD THIS INITIATIVE BECOME LAW?

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