State of Alaska
Fiscal Note
Bill Version: HB 195
2021 Legislative Session
Fiscal Note Number: 1
(H) Publish Date: 4/28/2021
Identifier: LL0026-DNR-DMLW-4-27-21 Department: Department of Natural Resources
Title: REMOTE RECREATIONAL SITES; SALES; Appropriation: Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources
PERMITS Allocation: Mining, Land & Water
Sponsor: RLS BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR OMB Component Number: 3002
Requester: Governor
Note: Amounts do not include inflation unless otherwise noted below. (Thousands of Dollars)
Included in
FY2022 Governor's
Appropriation FY2022 Out-Year Cost Estimates
Requested Request
OPERATING EXPENDITURES FY 2022 FY 2022 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025 FY 2026 FY 2027
Personal Services 531.9 531.9 531.9 531.9 531.9 531.9
Services 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0
Commodities 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
Capital Outlay
Grants & Benefits
Total Operating 596.9 0.0 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9
Fund Source (Operating Only)
1153 State Land (DGF) 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9
Total 596.9 0.0 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9 596.9
Full-time 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Change in Revenues
1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 750.0 750.0 750.0 750.0 750.0
Total 0.0 0.0 750.0 750.0 750.0 750.0 750.0
Estimated SUPPLEMENTAL (FY2021) cost: 0.0 (separate supplemental appropriation required)
Estimated CAPITAL (FY2022) cost: 0.0 (separate capital appropriation required)
Does the bill create or modify a new fund or account? no
(Supplemental/Capital/New Fund - discuss reasons and fund source(s) in analysis section)
Does the bill direct, or will the bill result in, regulation changes adopted by your agency? Yes
If yes, by what date are the regulations to be adopted, amended or repealed? 01/01/22
Why this fiscal note differs from previous version/comments:
Not applicable, initial version.
Prepared By: Marty Parsons, Director Phone: (907)269-8625
Division: Mining, Land and Water Date: 04/26/2021 12:00 PM
Approved By: Cheri Lowenstein, Administrative Services Director Date: 04/26/21
Agency: Office of Management and Budget
Printed 4/28/2021 Page 1 of 2 Control Code: Vslcg
HB 195 - Fiscal Note 1
This legislation allows Alaskans to lease or purchase 10 acres of vacant, unappropriated, or unreserved state land for
recreational purposes. The Division of Mining, Land, and Water (DMLW) anticipates this program will be very popular in its
current form with the addition of the ability to permit remote recreational cabin sites and the option to lease and
purchase the site.
The Division estimates approximately 50-parcels per offering that are successful in completion of sale annually; however,
increased interest in the new program may increase participation. Remote parcel values vary substantially from
approximately $650-$10,000 per acre based on multiple factors such as location, amenities, size, access, water-frontage,
etc. Assuming 10-acres each (500-acres annually) at an average sale price of $1,500-$5,000 per acre, the department
estimates a yield of $750,000 to $2,500,000 of annual sales. Assuming increased participation and potential for nominated
lands to have increased value per acre with an increased success to sale rate, revenue could be increased. This revenue is
land value that could be received incrementally over time through sale contracts or through a lump sum payment.
Estimating revenue from permitting remote recreational sites is difficult as the department does not have regulations
developed for this program. This bill requires the department to develop regulations implementing statutes under AS
38.05.630. Until such time as the regulations are developed any estimate of potential revenue related to permitting
remote recreational sites is too speculative.
DMLW assumes high interest in this program. To fully implement this program, DMLW anticipates a total of five positions
will be needed. Two positions will be located within Land Sales, one in the Survey Section, one within Resources
Assessment and Development Section, and one within the Appraisal Unit.
DMLW positions
One Permanent Full-Time Land Surveyor I, range 21
One Permanent Full-Time Natural Resource Manager I, range 18
One Permanent Full-Time Natural Resource Specialist III, range 18
One Permanent Full-Time Natural Resource Specialist II, range 16
One Permanent Full-Time Appraiser II, range 16
(Revised 1/13/2021 OMB/LFD) Page 2 of 2
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Statutes affected:
HB0195A, AM HB 195, introduced 04/28/2021: 38.05.035, 38.05.180, 38.05.115, 38.05.082, 38.05.195, 38.05.205, 38.05.255, 38.05.850, 38.05.610, 38.05.620, 38.05.045, 38.05.069, 38.05.300, 38.05.321, 38.05.600, 38.05.690, 38.05.810, 38.05.870, 38.05.920, 38.05.945, 38.05.946, 38.05.065, 38.05.057, 38.05.078, 38.05.125, 38.05.120, 38.05.825, 38.50.050, 29.65.130, 38.04.065