Alaska Matanuska-Susitna Borough Legislature Initiative, Measure 2 (2002)

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The Alaska Matanuska-Susitna Borough Legislature Initiative, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have moved all sessions of the Alaska Legislature to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 2 (2002)
Defeatedd No153,12767.23%
Yes 74,650 32.77%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Moving Location of Legislative Sessions

This bill would move all sessions of the state legislature to the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough. If facilities fit for these sessions can not be found in that borough, sessions would be held in Anchorage until facilities are available in the Mat-Su Borough. The bill would repeal the requirements that before the state can spend money to move the legislature, the voters must be informed of the total costs as would be determined by a commission, and approve a bond issue for all bondable costs of the move.

Should this initiative become law?



The initiative's chief sponsors were Robert Monson, Mark Chryson and James A. Nelson.

Path to the ballot

  • The petition application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on June 29, 2001.
  • A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on June 29, 2001 for review and verification of signatures.
  • Legal review was received from the Department of Law on July 11, 2001.
  • The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures on July 18, 2001.
  • The application was certified on July 23, 2001.
  • The petition was filed on January 10, 2002.
  • Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on March 4, 2002.
  • The initiative appeared on the 2002 general election ballot (AS 15.45.150).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "2002 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.