SB 88: "An Act relating to metropolitan planning organizations and to establishment of a metropolitan planning organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 88 01 "An Act relating to metropolitan planning organizations and to establishment of a 02 metropolitan planning organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area; and 03 providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 19.20 is amended by adding new sections to read: 06 Article 2. Metropolitan Planning Organizations. 07 Sec. 19.20.200. Establishment of metropolitan planning organizations. In 08 order to coordinate transportation planning in urbanized areas and achieve the 09 transportation planning goals of 23 U.S.C. 134 and 49 U.S.C. 5303 - 5306, a 10 metropolitan planning organization shall be established for each metropolitan area of 11 the state when required for participation in a federal transportation program. A 12 metropolitan area is an urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 persons. 13 Each metropolitan planning organization shall be established by act of the legislature. 14 Sec. 19.20.210. Membership of certain metropolitan planning
01 organizations. A metropolitan planning organization established under AS 19.20.200 02 for a metropolitan area with a population greater than 200,000 persons shall consist of 03 seven voting members. A quorum of the organization is a majority of the voting 04 members of the organization. Three voting members of the organization shall be 05 designated by the municipalities that are located partially or wholly within the 06 metropolitan area. Two voting members shall be appointed by the governor. Two 07 voting members shall be designated as follows: 08 (1) one member of the senate whose district is located partially or 09 wholly within the metropolitan area and who is designated by the president of the 10 senate; a person who is designated to serve as a member of a metropolitan planning 11 organization under this paragraph may not receive compensation for service on the 12 metropolitan planning organization; and 13 (2) one member of the house of representatives whose district is 14 located partially or wholly within the metropolitan area and who is designated by the 15 speaker of the house of representatives; a person who is designated to serve as a 16 member of a metropolitan planning organization under this paragraph may not receive 17 compensation for service on the metropolitan planning organization. 18 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 19 read: 20 ESTABLISHMENT OF A METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR 21 THE ANCHORAGE METROPOLITAN AREA. (a) The governor shall establish a 22 metropolitan planning organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area in conformance with 23 AS 19.20.200 and 19.20.210, added by sec. 1 of this Act, and with applicable federal law. 24 (b) This provision constitutes legislative establishment of a metropolitan planning 25 organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area in accordance with AS 19.20.200, added by 26 sec. 1 of this Act. 27 (c) It is the intent of the legislature that the membership of the current metropolitan 28 planning organization for the Anchorage metropolitan area (known as AMATS) be 29 restructured in accordance with this Act in a manner that does not constitute a redesignation 30 of the metropolitan planning organization under federal law. 31 * Sec. 3. Section 1 of this Act takes effect July 1, 2002.