HJR 3: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting tenure in the legislature.
00HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting tenure 02 in the legislature. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article II, sec. 3, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 SECTION 3. ELECTION AND TERMS. Legislators shall be elected at 06 general elections. Their terms begin on the fourth Monday of the January following 07 election unless otherwise provided by law. The term of representatives shall be two 08 years, and the term of senators, four years. One-half of the senators shall be elected 09 every two years. No person may serve consecutively more than four full or partial 10 terms as a representative. No person may serve consecutively more than two full 11 or partial terms as a senator. In addition, no person may serve consecutively 12 during more than eleven full or partial calendar years in the legislature. 13 * Sec. 2. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 14 section to read:
01 SECTION 29. TENURE OF LEGISLATORS. The 1994 amendment limiting 02 tenure in the legislature (Section 3 of Article II) applies only to periods served in 03 office after 1992. 04 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 05 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 06 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.