Pipeline Project: Judicial Review/Row
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Neuman, Sen. MacKinnon, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Olson, Rep. Feige, Rep. Millett, Rep. Thompson, Rep. Pruitt, Rep. Saddler, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Dick, Sen. Costello
“An Act relating to the judicial review of a right-of-way lease or the development or construction of an oil or gas pipeline on state land; and relating to the lease of a right-of- way by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for a gas pipeline transportation corridor.”
Posted: April 4, 2011 : v27-LS0741-M
The objective of House Bill 215 is to prohibit the filing of lawsuits that have the potential to delay construction of in-state gaslines. The provisions under House Bill 215 modify current statute and the provisions only apply to state land rights-of-way. Claims may be filed only by an applicant, a competing applicant or a person who has a direct financial interest affected by the lease of a right-of-way. The requests for judicial review must be filed within 60 days of the publication of notice for a right-of-way lease application. Judicial review may only be granted for claims challenging the validity of the statute or challenging a denial of rights under the state constitution. Any claim will be barred unless it is filed within the 60 day time frame.
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