Alaska Statutes.
Title 29. Municipal Government
Chapter 65. General Grant Land
Section 130. Definitions.
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AS 29.65.130. Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) "approved selection" means a municipal land selection that has been approved in writing by the director for transfer by patent to a municipality;

(2) "director" means the director of lands, Department of Natural Resources;

(3) "general grant land"

(A) means land patented or tentatively approved to the state from the United States under Sec. 6(a) or (b) of the Alaska Statehood Act;

(B) does not include university land;

(4) "mental health land" means land granted under Title II, Sec. 202 of P.L. 84-830, as amended before or after July 1, 1978;

(5) "municipal land selection" means a request by a municipality, filed in writing with the director under authority of former AS 29.18.190 and 29.18.200 or under this chapter for vacant, unappropriated, unreserved general grant land within its municipal boundaries in partial fulfillment of its municipal entitlement;

(6) "patent" means a document, issued by the director to a municipality for a previously approved selection, that conveys and quitclaims all the right, title, and interest of the state without reservation or condition except as may be required by law;

(7) "remaining entitlement" means the general grant land entitlement determined in accordance with this chapter, reduced by the total acreage of approved selections, including both patented and unpatented parcels;

(8) "school land" means those rectangular sections 16 and 36 within each township surveyed on or before January 3, 1959, and confirmed and transferred to the State of Alaska upon its admission under Sec. 6(k), Alaska Statehood Act, 72 Stat. 339, and any other land designated solely for school revenues;

(9) "university land" has the meaning given in AS 38.05.965 ;

(10) "vacant, unappropriated, unreserved land" means general grant land as defined in (3) of this section, excluding minerals as required by Sec. 6(i) of the Alaska Statehood Act, that

(A) has not been set aside by statute for one or more particular uses or purposes;

(B) has not been approved for patent to a municipality under this chapter or former AS 29.18.190 and 29.18.200;

(C) is unclassified or, if classified under AS 38.05.300 , is classified for agricultural, grazing, material, public recreation, or settlement purposes, or is classified in accordance with an agreement between a municipality and the state providing for state management of land of the municipality; or

(D) was classified no earlier than September 1, 1983, as resource management and is still classified as resource management under AS 38.05.300.

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