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HCR 5: Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to the membership of the Committee on Committees.

00                    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5                                                                    
01 Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating                                    
02 to the membership of the Committee on Committees.                                                                       
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1. Rule 1(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                         
05 (e)  The presiding officer shall announce, not later than the day following                                             
06 election, the appointment of a Committee on Committees consisting of at least five                                  
07 members including the presiding officer.  The presiding officer chairs the Committee                                    
08 on Committees.  The committee is responsible for nominating the members of the                                          
09 standing committees as set out in Rule 20 and the member who is to chair each                                           
10 standing committee to serve for the two-year duration of the legislature.  The                                          
11 membership of each committee shall total to an uneven number.  On each standing                                         
12 committee the minority is entitled to the number of seats that is proportional to the                                   
13 number of minority members compared to the total house membership or to one seat,                                       
14 whichever is greater.  In calculating the number of seats the minority is entitled to,                                  
15 fractional numbers that represent the minority proportional entitlement to a seat shall                                 
16 be ignored.  The report of the Committee on Committees is subject to approval by a                                      
01       majority vote of the full membership of the house.  For purposes of this subsection                               
02       "minority" means a group of members who have organized and elected a minority                                     
03       leader and who constitute at least 25 percent of the total house membership.