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SCR 2: Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to the presiding officer pro tempore.

00                    SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                   
01 Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to                                   
02 the presiding officer pro tempore.                                                                                      
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1.  Rule 1(a), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                        
05            (a)  At the time for convening of the first regular session of a legislature, the                        
06       lieutenant governor calls each house to order separately and calls the roll of members                            
07       whose election has been certified. The lieutenant governor then administers the oath of                           
08       office to the new members and, pending the election of [TEMPORARY] presiding                                      
09       officers pro tempore, preserves order and decorum in the house.                                               
10    * Sec. 2.  Rule 1(b), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                           
11            (b)  When the house by a majority vote of the full membership of the house                                   
12       selects a [TEMPORARY] presiding officer pro tempore, the [TEMPORARY]                                          
13       presiding officer pro tempore assumes the chair, and the lieutenant governor                              
14       withdraws. The [TEMPORARY] presiding officer pro tempore then calls for                                       
15       nominations for a regular [PERMANENT] presiding officer, and the nominee                                  
16       receiving a majority vote of the full membership of the house becomes the regular                             
01       [PERMANENT] presiding officer for the two-year duration of the legislature. If a                                  
02       regular [PERMANENT] presiding officer is not elected by the seventh legislative                               
03       day, on the eighth legislative day, the [TEMPORARY] presiding officer pro tempore                         
04       shall call for nominations for a regular [PERMANENT] presiding officer from the                               
05       floor. A roll call vote shall be taken on the persons nominated. Election of a regular                        
06       [PERMANENT] presiding officer requires a majority vote of the full membership of                                  
07       the house.                                                                                                        
08    * Sec. 3.  Rule 1(c), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                           
09            (c)  Pending the organization of the house, a secretary assigned by the                                  
10       Legislative Council assists the lieutenant governor, the presiding officer pro                                
11       tempore, and the regular [TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT] presiding officer                                  
12       [OFFICERS] in the performance of their duties.                                                                    
13    * Sec. 4.  Rule 4, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                              
14            Rule 4. Duties of the Presiding Officer. The presiding officer of each house                               
15       has the duties set forth in Section 575, MASON'S MANUAL OF LEGISLATIVE                                            
16       PROCEDURE, 2000 edition, when not inconsistent with these Uniform Rules. In the                                   
17       absence of the regular presiding officer, the [MAJORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE                                       
18       SERVING EX OFFICIO AS] presiding officer pro tempore shall preside during                                     
19       sessions of the house and may exercise any other duty of the regular presiding                                
20       officer. The [; EXCEPT THAT THE] regular presiding officer or the presiding                               
21       officer pro tempore may temporarily relinquish the chair to any member.