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 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.