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.