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SJR 3: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the membership of the judicial council.

00                       SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3                                                                     
01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the                                       
02 membership of the judicial council.                                                                                     
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04    * Section 1. Article IV, sec. 8, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:                          
05 Section 8. Judicial Council. The judicial council shall consist of seven                                              
06 members. Three attorney members shall be appointed for six-year terms by the                                            
07 governing body of the organized state bar subject to confirmation by a majority of                                  
08 the members of the legislature in joint session. Three non-attorney members shall                                   
09 be appointed for six-year terms by the governor subject to confirmation by a majority                                   
10 of the members of the legislature in joint session. Vacancies shall be filled for the                                   
11 unexpired term in like manner. Appointments shall be made with due consideration to                                     
12 area representation and without regard to political affiliation. The chief justice of the                               
13 supreme court shall be ex-officio the seventh member and chairman of the judicial                                       
14 council. No member of the judicial council, except the chief justice, may hold any                                      
15 other office or position of profit under the United States or the State. The judicial                                   
16 council shall act by concurrence of four or more members and according to rules                                         
01       which it adopts.                                                                                                  
02    * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of the                       
03 state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State                      
04 of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.