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SJR 16: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of a regular session.

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.