An Act To create a legislative assembly in the Territory of Alaska, to confer legislative power thereon, and for other purposes.
Territorial Organic Act of 1912.
From text of document: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, - That the territory ceded to the United States by Russia by the treaty of March thirtienth, eighteen hundred and sixty seven, and known as Alaska, shall be and constitute the Territory of Alaska under the laws of the United States, the government of which shall be organized and administered as provided by said laws. - That the capital of the Territory of Alaska shall be at the city of Juneau, Alaska, and the seat of givernment shall be maintained there.
ALASKA TERRITORY ORGANIZED.-That the territory ceded to the
United States by Russia by the treaty of March thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-seven, and known as Alaska, shall be and con-
stitute the Territory of Alaska under the laws of the United States,
the government of which shall be organized and administered as
provided by said laws.
Capital at Juneau.
SEC. 2. CAPITAL AT JUNEAU.-That the capital of the Territory
of Alaska shall be at the city of Juneau, Alaska, and the seat of gov-
ernment shall be maintained there.
Restriction on alter-
Ing, etc., specified
laws in force.
Vol. 33, p. 616.
SEC. 3. CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF UNITED STATES EXTENDED.-
That the Constitution of the United States, and all the laws thereof
which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and
effect within the said Territory as elsewhere in the United States;
that all the laws of the United States heretofore passed establishing
the executive and judicial departments in Alaska shall continue m
full force and effect; until amended or repealed by Act of Congress,
that except as herein provided all laws now in force in Alaska shall
continue in full force and effect until altered, amended, or repealed
by Congress or by the legislature: Provided, That the authority
1 herein granted to the legislature to alter, amend, modify, and repeal
laws in force in Alaska shall not extend to the customs, internal-
revenue, postal, or other general laws of the United States or to the
game, fish, and fur-seal laws and laws relating to fur-bearing animals
of tho United States applicable to Alaska, or to the laws of the
United States providing for taxes on business and trade, or to the
Act entitled "An Act to provide for the construction and mainte-
nance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the
care and support of insane persons in the District of Alaska, and for
other purposes" approved January twenty-seventh, nineteen hun-