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HCR 2: Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to the election of a permanent presiding officer.

00                    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                    
01 Proposing an amendment to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating                                    
02 to the election of a permanent presiding officer.                                                                       
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1. Rule 1(b), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, is amended to read:                         
05 (b)  When the house by a majority vote of the full membership of the house                                              
06 selects a temporary presiding officer, the temporary presiding officer assumes the                                      
07 chair and the lieutenant governor withdraws. The temporary presiding officer then                                       
08 calls for nominations for a permanent presiding officer and the nominee receiving a                                     
09 majority vote of the full membership of the house becomes the permanent presiding                                       
10 officer for the two-year duration of the legislature. If a permanent presiding officer is                               
11 not elected by the 14th [SEVENTH] legislative day, the members of the political                                 
12 party that has a majority of the members elected to that house shall elect a                                        
13 permanent presiding officer by a majority vote of the members of that political                                     
14 party. Otherwise, election [ON THE EIGHTH LEGISLATIVE DAY THE                                                       
15 TEMPORARY PRESIDING OFFICER SHALL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR                                                              
16 A PERMANENT PRESIDING OFFICER FROM THE FLOOR. A ROLL CALL                                                               
01       VOTE SHALL BE TAKEN ON THE PERSONS NOMINATED. ELECTION] of a                                                      
02       permanent presiding officer requires a majority vote of the full membership of the                                
03       house.