Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/10/1999 02:03 PM CRA

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            HB 155-MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY APPORTIONMENT                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HAL SMALLEY, sponsor of HB 155, gave the following                                                               
explanation of the measure.  Last February the Kenai Peninsula                                                                  
Borough clerk asked him to sponsor legislation which would change                                                               
the date that a municipal assembly is required to present its                                                                   
reapportionment plan to the voters.  Currently, AS 29.20.080                                                                    
requires an assembly to determine whether its existing                                                                          
apportionment meets the state's standards not later than two months                                                             
after the official report of the federal decennial census.  If it                                                               
is determined that the existing apportionment fails to meet that                                                                
standard as set forth in statute, the assembly must then adopt an                                                               
ordinance providing for reapportionment, and present the                                                                        
reapportionment plan to the voters within six months of its                                                                     
determination.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR PHILLIPS moved HB 155 to its next committee of referral,                                                                
the Senate State Affairs Committee.  There being no objection, the                                                              
motion carried.                                                                                                                 

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