Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/10/1999 02:03 PM CRA

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    SENATE COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE                                                                               
                     May 10, 1999                                                                                               
                      2:03 p.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Tim Kelly, Chair                                                                                                        
Senator Randy Phillips                                                                                                          
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Jerry Mackie, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Jerry Ward                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 155                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to municipal assembly forms of representation and                                                              
apportionment."                                                                                                                 
     -MOVED HB 155 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 155 - No previous Senate action.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hal Smalley                                                                                                      
Alaska State Capitol                                                                                                            
Juneau, AK  99801-1182                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Sponsor of HB 155                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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CHAIRMAN TIM KELLY called the Senate Community & Regional Affairs                                                               
Committee meeting to order at 2:03 p.m.  Present were Senator                                                                   
Phillips, Hoffman, and Kelly, Chair.  HB 155 was before the                                                                     
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
            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.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
CHAIRMAN KELLY adjourned the meeting at 2:07 p.m.                                                                               

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