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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature

00 Enrolled SB 9                                                                                                           
01 Relating to military facility zones; and providing for an effective date.                                               
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03    * Section 1. AS 26.30.020(c) is amended to read:                                                                     
04            (c)  The adjutant general shall consider the following factors before                                        
05       designating an area as a military facility zone:                                                                  
06                 (1)  whether the proposed military facility zone designation is                                         
07       consistent with the comprehensive plan of the municipality or local zoning                                      
08       ordinances;                                                                                                     
09                 (2)  whether it is feasible to develop sites within the proposed zone for                               
10       purposes of industrial or economic development, residential use, and workforce                                    
11       training or education beneficial to the facility;                                                                 
12                 (3)  whether the municipality has targeted the area for revitalization in a                             
13       plan or ordinance;                                                                                                
14                 (4)  the relationship between the area and a military facility subject to                               
15       realignment or closure under 10 U.S.C. 2687, as amended, or a successor statute or the                            
01       effect of the realignment or closure on the area;                                                                 
02                 (5)  the availability, cost, and condition of existing business and                                     
03       educational facilities to support the military facility or facility of a civilian agency;                         
04                 (6)  the difference between the median annual income of residents of                                    
05       the area and the median annual income of residents of the state and region, and the                               
06       number of residents who receive public assistance;                                                                
07                 (7)  the number of residents of the area who receive unemployment,                                      
08       and the ability of the municipality to improve social and economic conditions of the                              
09       area;                                                                                                             
10 (8)  the need for financing for small businesses that would improve                                                     
11       social and economic conditions in the area;                                                                       
12 (9)  any plans or financial commitments of municipalities to improve                                                    
13       the area;                                                                                                         
14 (10)  any plans or financial commitments of private entities to improve                                                 
15       the area;                                                                                                         
16 (11)  the municipality's participation in economic development                                                          
17       activities, including proposals for public or private development;                                                
18                 (12)  support from community or business organizations in the area;                                     
19 (13)  the availability of workforce readiness programs, including                                                       
20 workforce recruiting and training support or educational research and curriculum                                        
21       support in the area;                                                                                              
22 (14)  the availability or plans for the creation of workforce housing                                                   
23       options for residents of the area; and                                                                            
24 (15)  the fiscal effect on the state if the area were to be designated a                                                
25       military facility zone.                                                                                           
26    * Sec. 2. AS 26.30.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                                
27 (d)  In considering the factors under (c) of this section, the Department of                                            
28 Military and Veterans' Affairs may rely on the information provided by a municipality                                   
29 and may not be held liable for civil damages resulting from a military facility zone                                    
30 designation that is based on inaccurate or incomplete information provided by a                                         
31       municipality.                                                                                                     
01    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                                   
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