Legislature(1995 - 1996)

04/02/1996 03:36 PM STA

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                SB 256 SECOND CLASS CITY MAYOR                               
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP brought up SB 256 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate State Affairs Committee.  He called the sponsor's           
 representative to testify.                                                    
                                                                               
 Number 115                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHERYL DAVIS, Aide to Senator Al Adams, prime sponsor of SB 256,              
 asked the committee if they wanted the long version or the short              
 version of her testimony.                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS stated they prefer the short version.                  
                                                                               
 MS. DAVIS responded, please support this bill and pass it.                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP stated the bill appears to make sense to him.                  
                                                                               
 MS. DAVIS read a brief statement submitted to the committee: Under            
 current law, mayors of second class cities are elected by the                 
 elected city council members themselves.  SB 256 would create the             
 option of a second class city passing an ordinance that would allow           
 for the election of the mayor by the voters rather than the city              
 council members.                                                              
                                                                               
 MS. DAVIS stated that SB 256 would just give second class cities              
 the option to do this.  They wouldn't have to do it.  The                   
 qualifications of the mayor would remain the same.  The only thing            
 different would be the way he or she was elected.                             
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP asked if there are any questions from committee                
 members                                                                       
                                                                               
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS asked if the mayor of Savoonga ever showed             
 up.                                                                           
                                                                               
 MS. DAVIS replied he did.                                                     
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP asked the pleasure of the committee.                           
                                                                               
 Number 135                                                                    
 SENATOR LEMAN made a motion to discharge SB 256 from the Senate               
 State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.                      
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP, hearing no objection, stated SB 256 was discharged            
 from the Senate State Affairs Committee.                                      

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