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HCS SB 256(CRA): "An Act relating to the offices of mayor and mayor pro tempore of a second class city."

00 HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 256(CRA)                                                                                   
01 "An Act relating to the offices of mayor and mayor pro tempore of a second                                              
02 class city."                                                                                                            
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 29.20.230 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                            
05  (d)  Notwithstanding (b) of this section, a second class city may by ordinance                                        
06 provide that the mayor is elected, from the council, by the voters rather than by the                                   
07 council.  If an ordinance is adopted under this subsection, the council shall meet on                                   
08 the first Monday after certification of each regular election and elect a council member                                
09 to serve as mayor pro tempore who takes office immediately and exercises the powers                                     
10 and duties of mayor until the permanent mayor takes office.  Within 45 days after                                       
11 certification of a regular election, a special election shall be held for the permanent                                 
12 mayor.  The permanent mayor takes office on the first Monday following certification                                    
13 of the special election and serves until the first Monday after certification of the next                               
14 regular election.  The term of a mayor in office on the effective date of an ordinance                                  
01 adopted under this subsection may not be altered.