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CSHB 41(FIN): "An Act relating to joint prime sponsorship of bills."

00                        CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 41(FIN)                                                                    
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. AS 24.08.060(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
04 (a)  A member of the legislature, a group of members, or a committee                                                
05 chairman, with the concurrence of a majority of the active members of the committee                                     
06 and on behalf of the committee, may introduce a bill or resolution. Bills and                                           
07 resolutions shall be prepared and introduced in the manner and form prescribed in the                                   
08       uniform rules and the legislative style manual.                                                                   
09    * Sec. 2. AS 24.08.060 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
10 (c)  A bill may be introduced by a group of members of the legislature in the                                           
11 manner and form prescribed in the uniform rules of the legislature and the legislative                                  
12 style manual. All joint prime sponsors must agree to allow additional joint prime                                       
13 sponsors. When the bill is in the possession of a joint prime sponsor's house of the                                    
14 legislature, that joint prime sponsor may remove that sponsor's name in accordance                                      
15 with the uniform rules of the legislature. A bill introduced by joint prime sponsors                                    
01       under this subsection may only be withdrawn with the agreement of all joint prime                                 
02       sponsors and in the manner prescribed in the uniform rules of the legislature.