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HB 41: "An Act relating to joint prime sponsorship of bills."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 41                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to joint prime sponsorship of bills."                                                                  
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
04 to read:                                                                                                                
05       SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Bipartisan Cooperation Act.                                             
06    * Sec. 2. AS 24.08.060(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
07 (a)  A member of the legislature, a group of members, or a committee                                                
08 chairman, with the concurrence of a majority of the active members of the committee                                     
09 and on behalf of the committee, may introduce a bill or resolution. Bills and                                           
10       resolutions shall be prepared and introduced in the manner and form prescribed in the                             
11       uniform rules and the legislative style manual.                                                                   
12    * Sec. 3. AS 24.08.060 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
13 (c)  A bill may be introduced by a group of members of the legislature with up                                          
14 to four joint prime sponsors in the manner and form prescribed in the uniform rules of                                  
15 the legislature and the legislative style manual. All joint prime sponsors must agree to                                
01 allow additional joint prime sponsors. When the bill is in the possession of a joint                                    
02 prime sponsor's house of the legislature, that joint prime sponsor may remove that                                      
03 sponsor's name in accordance with the uniform rules of the legislature. A bill                                          
04 introduced by joint prime sponsors under this subsection may only be withdrawn with                                     
05 the agreement of all joint prime sponsors and in the manner prescribed in the uniform                                   
06       rules of the legislature.