2013 Alaska Statutes
Title 15 - ELECTIONS
Chapter 15.45 - INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL
Article 01 - INITIATIVE
Sec. 15.45.195 Public hearings.
(a) At least 30 days before the election at which an initiative is to appear on the ballot, the lieutenant governor or a designee of the lieutenant governor shall hold two or more public hearings concerning the initiative in each judicial district of the state. Each public hearing under this section shall include the written or oral testimony of one supporter and one opponent of the initiative.
(b) The lieutenant governor shall provide reasonable notice of each public hearing required under this section. The notice must include the date, time, and place of the hearing. The notice may be given using print or broadcast media. The lieutenant governor shall provide notice in a consistent fashion for all hearings required under this section.
(c) Penalties for a violation of this section may not include removal of an initiative from the ballot.
(d) If the lieutenant governor determines that it is technologically and economically feasible, the division shall provide a live audio and video broadcast of each hearing held under (a) of this section on the division's Internet website.
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