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(a) A petition for a proposed action by the commission under this chapter may be initiated by
(1) the legislature;
(2) the commissioner;
(3) the staff of the commission or a person designated by the commission, subject to (d) of this section;
(4) a political subdivision of the state;
(5) a regional educational attendance area;
(6) a coastal resource service area;
(7) at least 10 percent of the persons registered to vote in a political subdivision of the state, in a regional educational attendance area, or in a coastal resource service area, if the petition seeks the alteration of a municipality under AS 29.06, other than by local option under AS 29.06.090 (b)(2) or AS 29.06.450 (a)(2);
(8) at least 10 percent of the persons registered to vote in a territory proposed for annexation by election under AS 29.06.040 (c)(1) or by legislative review under AS 29.06.040 (b) or AS 44.33.812 (b)(2);
(9) at least 25 percent of the persons registered to vote in a territory proposed for detachment by election under AS 29.06.040 (c)(1) or by legislative review under AS 29.06.040 (b) or AS 44.33.812 (b)(2); or
(10) the number of qualified voters required under
(A) AS 29.04.040 , if the petition seeks reclassification of a city;
(B) AS 29.05.060 , if the petition seeks a municipal incorporation; and
(b) If, to achieve compliance with AS 29.06.100 (a), a petition for merger or consolidation must be signed by a percentage of voters from one or more cities within a borough, and also by a percentage of voters in that borough, all voters who sign the petition as borough voters must reside outside any city or cities joining that petition. The number of borough voters required to sign the petition must be based on the number of registered voters or the number of votes cast in the area of the borough outside any city or cities joining the petition.
(c) The provisions of (a)(10) of this section may not be construed to apply to petition procedures established by the commission under AS 44.33.812 (a)(2), AS 29.06.040 (c) for annexation and detachment, AS 29.06.090 (b)(1) for merger and consolidation, or AS 29.06.450 (a)(1) for dissolution.
(d) The staff of the commission or a person designated by the commission may initiate a petition if the commission
(2) directs the staff or designated person to prepare a petition by a motion approved by a majority of the appointed membership of the commission.
(e) The entity or group initiating a petition under (a) of this section is the petitioner. A petition must include a designation of one person as representative of the petitioner.
History: Eff. 7/31/92, Register 123; am 5/19/2002, Register 162
Authority: Art. X, sec. 12,
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