00 SENATE 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
06 regular session each year on the fourth Monday in January, but the month and day
07 may be changed by law. Each regular session is limited to ninety [THE
08 LEGISLATURE SHALL ADJOURN FROM REGULAR SESSION NO LATER
09 THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY] consecutive calendar days [FROM THE DATE
10 IT CONVENES] except that a regular session may be extended once for up to ten
11 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
01 the length of the session.
02 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters
03 of the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution
04 of the State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.