SSHB 289: "An Act relating to the effective date of a municipal manager plan that has been adopted and to the effective date of the repeal of a municipal manager plan, and relating to a special election for mayor when municipal manager plans are adopted or repealed."
00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 289 01 "An Act relating to the effective date of a municipal manager plan that has been 02 adopted and to the effective date of the repeal of a municipal manager plan, and relating 03 to a special election for mayor when municipal manager plans are adopted or repealed." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 29.20.480(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) If a manager plan is approved, the governing body shall, within 60 days, 07 adopt the plan by ordinance or resolution. The manager plan takes effect on the 08 earlier of the following: 09 (1) the day after the last day of the term of the mayor in office on 10 the date the plan is adopted by the governing body; or 11 (2) one year after the date the plan is adopted by the governing 12 body. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 29.20.520 is amended to read: 14 Sec. 29.20.520. Repeal of manager plan. A municipality may repeal a
01 manager plan by following the procedures under AS 29.20.460 - 29.20.480 for 02 adoption of a manager plan, except the question shall be whether the manager plan 03 should be repealed. Within 60 days after certification of the election approving repeal 04 of a manager plan, the governing body shall enact provisions for the reorganization of 05 the municipal executive and administrative functions. The repeal of the manager 06 plan and reorganization provisions take effect on the earlier of the following: 07 (1) the day after the last day of the term of the mayor in office on 08 the date the provisions are enacted; or 09 (2) one year after the date the provisions are enacted. 10 * Sec. 3. AS 29.20 is amended by adding a new section to article 6 to read: 11 Sec. 29.20.530. Special election for mayor. (a) Notwithstanding 12 AS 29.20.230, when a manager plan takes effect under AS 29.20.480(a)(2) or when a 13 repeal of a manager plan takes effect under AS 29.20.520(2), the term of office of the 14 incumbent mayor ends on that effective date. At least 45 days before the term of the 15 incumbent mayor ends, a special election shall be held for mayor. The mayor elected 16 under this subsection takes office on the effective date of the manager plan or repeal of 17 the manager plan and serves until the first Monday following certification of the first 18 regular election that occurs more than two years after that effective date. 19 (b) This section does not apply in a second class city.