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HJR 1: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibiting the imposition of a broad-based individual income tax or statewide general sales tax without the approval of the voters of the state.

00                        HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1                                                                     
01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibiting the                                       
02 imposition of a broad-based individual income tax or statewide general sales tax without                                
03 the approval of the voters of the state.                                                                                
04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
05    * Section 1. Article IX, sec. 1, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:                          
06 Section 1. Taxing Power. The power of taxation shall never be surrendered.                                            
07 This power shall not be suspended or contracted away, except as provided in this                                        
08 article. A law establishing a broad-based individual income tax or a statewide                                      
09 general sales tax shall not take effect until approved by the voters of the State by                                
10       a majority of the votes cast on the proposed law.                                                             
11    * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of the                       
12 state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State                      
13 of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.