05-03-05 : Designed to enable the borough to dissolve or consolidate service areas that are nonfunctional or are functioning below minimum standards and that pose a financial risk to the borough. HB 121 is written in such a way as to protect those service areas that are taxing themselves adequately and doing a good job in maintaining their roads to insure safe passage on them. Note title change
05-07-05 : Clarifies current statutory language to make it plain that a borough government may institute local tax exemptions and avoid the ''stacking of taxes.'' Without this provision, cities within borough boundaries who chose to tax themselves may be subjected to ''double taxation'' should the borough decide to levy a borough wide tax. Under these circumstances, taxable entities may end up paying an 8% tax to the city and an additional 8% tax to the borough. This kind of double taxation severely affects the costs of doing business in those areas and goes against the public policy of Alaska.
Relating to the Joint Rural Assessment Task Force.
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05-05-05 : Calls on the Legislature to establish a Joint Rural Assessment Task Force. The Task Force, which will consist of six legislators, one designee of the Alaska Municipal League, one designee of the First Alaskans Institute, and one public member will be charged with conducting an assessment of the needs of rural communities and reporting its findings to the Legislature by January 15, 2006.