HJR 18: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain municipal annexations."
00 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 18 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain 02 municipal annexations." 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article X, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 Section 12. Boundaries. (a) A local boundary commission or board shall be 06 established by law in the executive branch of the state government. The commission 07 or board may consider any proposed local government boundary change. Subject to 08 (b) of this section, it [IT] may present proposed changes to the legislature during the 09 first ten days of any regular session. The change shall become effective forty-five 10 days after presentation or at the end of the session, whichever is earlier, unless 11 disapproved by a resolution concurred in by a majority of the members of each house. 12 The commission or board, subject to law, may establish procedures whereby 13 boundaries may be adjusted by local action. 14 * Sec. 2. Article X, sec. 12, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a 15 new subsection to read: 16 (b) The local boundary commission or board may present to the legislature a
01 proposed annexation of an area to an existing city or borough only if the proposal has 02 first been approved by a majority of the voters residing in the area proposed for 03 annexation. An annexation by local action may occur only if the proposal has first 04 been approved by a majority of the voters residing in the area proposed for annexation. 05 This subsection does not apply if no voters reside in an area proposed for annexation. 06 This subsection applies only if 07 (1) the physical size of the area is greater than ten percent of the 08 physical size of the city or borough to which the area is proposed to be annexed; or 09 (2) the population of the area is more than ten percent of the 10 population of the city or borough to which the area is proposed to be annexed. 11 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 12 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 13 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.