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HCR 1: Suspending certain Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature during the First Regular Session of the Thirty-First Alaska State Legislature to allow the house of representatives to organize to do business; and providing for temporary rules for the house of representatives.

00                    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                    
01 Suspending certain Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature during the First                                       
02 Regular Session of the Thirty-First Alaska State Legislature to allow the house of                                      
03 representatives to organize to do business; and providing for temporary rules for the                                   
04 house of representatives.                                                                                               
05 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
06 That under Rule 54, Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, during the First                                     
07 Regular Session of the Thirty-First Alaska State Legislature, the Uniform Rules of the Alaska                           
08 State Legislature, except Rules 1(b), 14 - 17, 26 - 32, 34 - 38, 39(a), 39(c) - (g), 41, 45, 46,                        
09 and 50 - 55, are suspended to the extent necessary and for the limited purpose of granting the                          
10 house of representatives the authority to organize in any manner agreed upon by a majority of                           
11 the full membership of the house, including the authority to grant the temporary presiding                              
12 officer additional authority and to allow the house to consider legislation without the election                        
13 of a permanent presiding officer or the formation of committees, subject to the following                               
14 terms:                                                                                                                  
15            (1)  a motion to open nominations for a permanent presiding officer in the                                   
01 house of representatives shall be in order at any time;                                                                 
02            (2)  the house of representatives shall convene daily at 10:00 a.m., unless                                  
03 otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the members present;                                                            
04            (3)  the temporary presiding officer of the house of representatives may be                                  
05 granted additional authority not expressly prohibited by this resolution by a majority vote of                          
06 the full membership of the house;                                                                                       
07            (4)  the temporary presiding officer of the house of representatives shall have                              
08 the authority granted to the permanent presiding officer in Rules 16, 27, 28, 32, 34(a),                                
09 34(c)(3), 39(c), and 50 of the Uniform Rules, without consent of the body.                                              
10 (5)  every bill or resolution delivered to the chief clerk of the house of                                              
11 representatives in accordance with Rule 37 of the Uniform Rules must be introduced, and the                             
12 chief clerk shall read each bill and resolution across in the order in which the measure was                            
13 received, regardless of whether the measure is a house bill or resolution, senate bill or                               
14 resolution, or a bill or resolution introduced by request of the governor;                                              
15 (6)  the temporary presiding officer of the house of representatives may not                                            
16 refer a bill or resolution to a committee following introduction;                                                       
17            (7)  the chief clerk shall                                                                                   
18 (A)  place a house bill or resolution on the daily calendar upon request                                                
19 of the prime sponsor of the measure, but the prime sponsor may request that the bill or                                 
20       resolution be removed from the daily calendar at any time;                                                        
21 (B)  place a senate bill or resolution on the daily calendar upon                                                       
22       receiving the measure from the other body;                                                                        
23 (C)  place a bill or resolution introduced by request of the governor on                                                
24       the daily calendar upon receiving the measure;                                                                    
25 (D)  calendar each bill or resolution in the order requested or received                                                
26       under (A) - (C) of this paragraph;                                                                                
27 (8)  the house of representatives shall take up bills and resolutions on the daily                                      
28 calendar in the order in which they appear, unless another order is agreed upon by a majority                           
29 vote of the full membership of the house;                                                                               
30 (9)  the chief clerk shall engross or enroll bills and resolutions passed by the                                        
31 house of representatives and transmit them to the other body or to the governor, as                                     
01 appropriate, for consideration;                                                                                         
02            (10)  a measure that does not satisfy the requirements in art. II, secs. 13 - 19,                            
03 Constitution of the State of Alaska, may not become law;                                                                
04            (11)  the chief clerk shall have the authority granted to the Rules Committee                                
05 under Rule 50(c) of the Uniform Rules;                                                                                  
06 (12)  the temporary presiding officer of the house of representatives does not                                          
07 have the authority to consent to a joint session called under Rule 51 of the Uniform Rules, but                         
08 the house of representatives may consent to a joint session by a majority vote of the full                              
09 membership of the house; the joint session must be presided over by the president of the                                
10 senate;                                                                                                                 
11            (13)  a majority vote of the full membership of the house of representatives                                 
12 may select the house members of the legislative council, established in art. II, sec. 11,                               
13 Constitution of the State of Alaska; and                                                                                
14            (14)  the suspension of the Uniform Rules provided by this resolution expires                                
15 upon election of a permanent presiding officer by the house of representatives.