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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 57. Regional Electrical Authorities
- Section 20. Creation of Authorities.
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AS 18.57.020. Creation of Authorities.
- (a) An association authorized by AS 18.55.996
(a) to form a regional housing authority is given the authority to form a regional electrical authority. There is
created with respect to each of the associations named in AS 18.55.996
(a) a public body corporate and politic as a political subdivision of the state to function in the operating areas of
the individual associations. Each authority may exercise all powers conferred by this chapter.
- (b) A regional electrical authority may not transact business or exercise powers granted to it until the governing body of
the association has, by resolution, declared there is a need for the authority to function, given it the authority to
function, and appointed persons to serve as the board of commissioners of the authority. The number of members of the
board of commissioners, their terms of office, and the filling of vacancies in office shall be determined by resolution
of the governing body of the association.
- (c) The regional electrical authority has jurisdiction to operate in all or part of the operating area of the individual
association as determined by resolution of the governing body of the association. The governing body may, by
resolution, add to or subtract from the area served. The authority may operate within the service area of a
certificated rural electrical cooperative or within the corporate limits of a municipality only with consent, by
resolution, of the governing body of the municipality or cooperative; however, if an authority is operating within an
area that becomes part of a municipality or has a certificate of convenience and necessity from the former Alaska
Public Utilities Commission or the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to operate in an area that becomes part of a
municipality, consent is not necessary.
- (d) A municipality, electrical cooperative, or other provider of electrical service may transfer all or part of its
electrical system including, without limitation, lands and rights in land, equipment, and certificates or franchises,
to a regional electrical authority by resolution of the governing board upon terms agreed upon with the authority;
however, approval by resolution, of the board of commissioners of the authority shall be obtained. Unless otherwise
provided by law other approvals to transfers are not required.
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