Heated debate over controversial bill to reopen public land claims
By: L.N. Reklai
A proposed bill, being deliberated in the Senate, if passed with no changes will have far reaching negative impacts according to most of the comments submitted to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Affairs.
House bill 9-202-25S HD1 seeks to extend the life of Land Court which is set to expire this August and to allow dismissed land claims to be revived and new claims for public lands to be filed until October 31st , 2016.