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Enrolled 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 Enrolled HCR 4                                                                                                          
01 Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature providing that                                
02 the 2010 edition of "Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure" shall implement the rules; and                            
03 providing for an effective date for the amendments.                                                                     
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05 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                             
06    * Section 1. Rule 4, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                            
07           Rule 4. Duties of the Presiding Officer. The presiding officer of each house                                
08      has the duties set forth in Section 575, MASON'S MANUAL OF LEGISLATIVE                                             
09      PROCEDURE, 2010 [2000] edition, when not inconsistent with these Uniform Rules.                                
10      In the absence of the regular presiding officer, the majority leader of the house serving                          
11      ex officio as presiding officer pro tempore shall preside; except that the regular                                 
12      presiding officer may temporarily relinquish the chair to any member.                                              
13    * Sec. 2. Rule 26, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                              
14           Rule 26. Decorum in Debate. Decorum in debate is governed by the                                            
15      provisions of Sections 120 through 126, MASON'S MANUAL OF LEGISLATIVE                                              
16      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. The amendments proposed by this resolution take effect July 1, 2011.