Hearing Schedule: Marijuana Initiative

Marijuana Initiative Hearing Schedule Announced

Lt. Governor Treadwell to hold hearings in eight communities

August 21, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the schedule for eight hearings on an initiative to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as Ballot Measure 2.

The hearing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 9


Nome City Council Chambers

102 Division Street, Nome

3 – 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12


Inupiat Heritage Center

5421 N. Star Street, Barrow

12 – 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15


Thomas Stewart Building, Beltz Room 105

206 4th Street, Juneau

12 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18


Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Chambers, Whitecliff Building

1900 1st Avenue, Suite 144, Ketchikan

1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23


Dena’ina Center, Knik Executive Board Room

600 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage

4 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25


Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center

1001 S. Mack Drive, Wasilla

12 – 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29


Legislative Information Office

301 Willow Street, Bethel

12 – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30


Assembly Chambers, Borough Administrative Center

809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks

4 – 6 p.m.

All hearings will be available via teleconference and citizens may call in toll-free to testify at (855) 463-5009. Anyone may listen live at the same number, or online at http://akl.tv. Citizens may also submit comments via e-mail to psumcomments@alaska.gov.

Proposed bill language may be found at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/petitions/13PSUM/13PSUM-Proposed-Law.pdf.

The hearings are required under a law passed by the Alaska State Legislature in 2010. Alaska Statute 15.45.195 requires the lieutenant governor to hold two or more public hearings concerning the initiative in each judicial district of the state, at least 30 days before the election in which an initiative is to appear on the ballot. Each hearing must include the written or oral testimony of one supporter and one opponent of the initiative.