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HJR 2: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the duration of regular sessions of the legislature.

00                        HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2                                                                     
01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the                                         
02 duration of regular sessions of the legislature.                                                                        
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1. Article II, sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:                          
05 Section 8. Regular Sessions. The legislature shall convene in regular session                                         
06 each year on the fourth Monday in January, but the month and day may be changed by                                      
07 law. The legislature shall adjourn from regular session not later than ninety [NO                                   
08 LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY] consecutive calendar days from the date                                                  
09 it convenes except that a regular session may be extended once for up to ten                                            
10 consecutive calendar days. An extension of the regular session requires the affirmative                                 
11 vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature. The                                     
12 legislature shall adopt as part of the uniform rules of procedure deadlines for                                         
13 scheduling session work not inconsistent with provisions controlling the length of the                                  
14       session.                                                                                                          
15    * Sec. 2. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new                              
16 section to read:                                                                                                        
01            Section 30. Transition; Regular Legislative Session Duration. The 2020                                     
02       amendment to Section 8 of Article II first applies to the First Regular Session of the                            
03       Thirty-Second Legislature and thereafter.                                                                         
04    * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of                          
05 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the                        
06 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.