CSHB 133(FIN)(EFD FLD): "An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 133(FIN)(efd fld) 01 "An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter approval of 02 the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 29.10.200 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 05 (59) AS 29.35.450 (voter approval of alteration or abolishment of 06 service areas). 07 * Sec. 2. AS 29.35.450(a) is amended to read: 08 (a) A service area to provide special services in a borough or unified 09 municipality may be established, operated, altered, or abolished by ordinance , subject 10 to (c) of this section. Special services include services not provided by the unified 11 municipality or a higher or different level of services . Special services include 12 services not provided by a borough on an areawide or nonareawide basis in the 13 borough [,] or a higher or different level of services [SERVICE] than that provided 14 on an areawide or nonareawide basis. A [THE] borough may include a city in a
01 service area if 02 (1) the city agrees by ordinance; or 03 (2) approval is granted by a majority of voters residing in the city, and 04 by a majority of voters residing inside the boundaries of the proposed service area but 05 outside of the city. 06 * Sec. 3. AS 29.35.450 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 07 (c) If voters reside within a service area, abolishment of the service area is 08 subject to approval by the majority of the voters residing in the service area who vote 09 on the question. A service area in which voters reside may not be abolished and 10 replaced by a larger service area unless that proposal is approved, separately, by a 11 majority of the voters who vote on the question residing in the existing service area 12 and by a majority of the voters who vote on the question residing in the area proposed 13 to be included within the new service area but outside of the existing service area. A 14 service area in which voters reside may not be altered or combined with another 15 service area unless that proposal is approved, separately, by a majority of the voters 16 who vote on the question and who reside in each of the service areas or in the area 17 outside of service areas that is affected by the proposal. This subsection does not 18 apply to a fire service protection area. 19 (d) This section applies to home rule and general law municipalities. 20 * Sec. 4. AS 29.35.470 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 21 (b) The assembly may by ordinance establish, alter, and abolish differential tax 22 zones within a service area to provide and levy property taxes for a different level of 23 services than that provided generally in the service area.