00 SENATE BILL NO. 113
01 "An Act relating to the convening and duration of regular sessions of the legislature;
02 and providing for an effective date."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 24.05.090 is amended to read:
05 Sec. 24.05.090. Duration of legislature; sessions. [THE LEGISLATURE
06 SHALL CONVENE AT THE CAPITAL EACH YEAR ON THE THIRD TUESDAY
07 IN JANUARY AT 1:00 p.m.] Each legislature has a duration of two years and consists
08 of a "First Regular Session" that meets in the odd-numbered years, and a "Second
09 Regular Session" that meets in the even-numbered years, and any special session that
10 the governor or legislature calls. The legislature shall convene a First Regular
11 Session at the capital on the third Tuesday in January at 1:00 p.m. and shall
12 convene a Second Regular Session at the capital on the second Tuesday in
13 January at 1:00 p.m.
14 * Sec. 2. AS 24.05.150(b) is amended to read:
01 (b) The legislature shall adjourn from a first regular session within 90
02 consecutive calendar days, including the day the legislature first convenes in that
03 [REGULAR] session. The legislature shall adjourn from a second regular session
04 within 120 consecutive calendar days, including the day the legislature first
05 convenes in that session.
06 * Sec. 3. AS 24.05.150 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
07 (c) Notwithstanding (b) of this section, the legislature may extend a first or
08 second regular session once for up to 10 consecutive calendar days. An extension of
09 the regular session requires the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the
10 membership of each house.
11 * Sec. 4. Sections 1 and 2 of this Act take effect January 1, 2018.
12 * Sec. 5. Section 3 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).