Legislature(1995 - 1996)

1996-10-16 Senate Journal

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1996-10-16                     Senate Journal                      Page 4368
SB 274                                                                       
Message of May 24 was received, stating:                                       
Dear President Pearce:                                                         
Under the authority of art. II, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution, I         
have vetoed the following bill:                                                
HOUSE CS FOR CS SENATE BILL NO.                                               
An Act relating to the noise levels of airports and                           
sport shooting facilities.                                                     
Under this bill, the state would usurp a control that has traditionally        
belonged to municipal authorities--local nuisance regulation.                  
Our local authorities can offer appropriate safeguards for regulating          
noise and other potential neighborhood nuisances through their                 
assemblies, mayoral offices, and planning and zoning commissions.              
As the Alaska Municipal League notes in its statement of opposition            
to this bill, the state should not be restricting enforcement of               
municipal ordinances.                                                          
I am also concerned this bill passed the Legislature without adequate          
public scrutiny.  In checking with several municipalities, it is               
apparent local governments and residents had little knowledge of its           
effects.  I have now received several letters of concern and requests          
to not permit this bill to become law.  It is important that we                
include local governments in any future considerations.                        
						Tony Knowles                                                             
Governor's veto sustained on June 6 (page 4324).