SJR 16: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.
00SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16 01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to 02 the duration of a regular session. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article II, sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska is amended to read: 05 SECTION 8. REGULAR SESSIONS. The legislature shall convene in regular 06 session each year on the first [FOURTH] Monday in February [JANUARY, BUT 07 THE MONTH AND DAY MAY BE CHANGED BY LAW]. Each regular session 08 is limited to [THE LEGISLATURE SHALL ADJOURN FROM REGULAR SESSION 09 NO LATER THAN] one hundred [TWENTY] consecutive calendar days [FROM THE 10 DATE IT CONVENES] except that a regular session may be extended once for up to 11 ten consecutive calendar days. An extension of the regular session requires the 12 affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the 13 legislature. The legislature shall adopt as part of the uniform rules of procedure 14 deadlines for scheduling session work not inconsistent with provisions controlling the
01 length of the session. 02 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 03 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 04 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.