(a) A lessee of a remote parcel under former AS 38.05.077 may elect to obtain title to the remote parcel under AS 38.09.050 . If a lessee of a remote parcel elects to obtain title under AS 38.09.050 , July 28, 1983, shall be considered the date of the issuance of the homestead entry permit.

(b) Except as provided in (a) of this section, nothing in this chapter affects the rights and obligations of lessees of remote parcels under former AS 38.05.077 .

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of former AS 38.05.077 and 38.05.078, the heirs or devisees of a deceased lessee of a remote parcel may sell their interest in the lease of the remote parcel. The sellers shall notify the commissioner of the sale.