Alaska Statutes.
Title 29. Municipal Government
Chapter 25. Municipal Enactments
Section 20. Ordinance Procedure.
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AS 29.25.020. Ordinance Procedure.

(a) An ordinance is introduced in writing in the form required by the governing body.

(b) The following procedure governs the enactment of all ordinances, except emergency ordinances:

(1) an ordinance may be introduced by a member or committee of the governing body, or by the mayor or manager;

(2) an ordinance shall be set by the governing body for a public hearing by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes authorized on the question;

(3) at least five days before the public hearing a summary of the ordinance shall be published together with a notice of the time and place for the hearing;

(4) copies of the ordinance shall be available to all persons present at the hearing, or the ordinance shall be read in full;

(5) during the hearing the governing body shall hear all interested persons wishing to be heard;

(6) after the public hearing the governing body shall consider the ordinance, and may adopt it with or without amendment;

(7) the governing body shall print and make available copies of an ordinance that is adopted.

(c) An ordinance takes effect upon adoption or at a later date specified in the ordinance.

(d) This section does not apply to an ordinance proposed under AS 04.11.507(d).

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