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HCR 4: Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature providing that the 2010 edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure" shall implement the rules; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.

00                    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4                                                                    
01 Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature providing                                     
02 that the 2010 edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure" shall implement the                                  
03 rules; and providing for an effective date for the amendments.                                                          
04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
05    * Section 1. Rule 4, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                            
06            Rule 4. Duties of the Presiding Officer. The presiding officer of each house                               
07       has the duties set forth in Section 575, MASON'S MANUAL OF LEGISLATIVE                                            
08       PROCEDURE, 2010 [2000] edition, when not inconsistent with these Uniform Rules.                               
09       In the absence of the regular presiding officer, the majority leader of the house serving                         
10       ex officio as presiding officer pro tempore shall preside; except that the regular                                
11       presiding officer may temporarily relinquish the chair to any member.                                             
12    * Sec. 2. Rule 26, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                              
13            Rule 26. Decorum in Debate. Decorum in debate is governed by the                                           
14       provisions of Sections 120 through 126, MASON'S MANUAL OF LEGISLATIVE                                             
15       PROCEDURE, 2010 [2000] edition, when not inconsistent with these Uniform Rules.                               
01    * Sec. 3. Rule 55(a), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                           
02            (a)  The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in MASON'S MANUAL                                         
03       OF LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE, 2010 [2000] edition, implement and govern the                                       
04       Uniform Rules of the Legislature in all cases not covered by these Uniform Rules.                                 
05    * Sec. 4. This amendments proposed by this resolution take effect July 1, 2011.