HB 124: "An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the legislature by appointment."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 124 01 "An Act relating to filling a vacancy in the legislature by appointment." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 15.40.320 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 15.40.320. Condition and time for filling vacancy by appointment. 05 When a vacancy occurs in the state legislature, the governor, within 30 days, shall 06 appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy. However, [IF THE REMAINDER OF 07 THE TERM OF THE PREDECESSOR IN OFFICE WILL EXPIRE OR IF A 08 VACANCY IN THE STATE SENATE WILL BE FILLED BY A SPECIAL 09 ELECTION BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE WILL NEXT MEET, CONVENE, OR 10 RECONVENE,] the governor may not fill the vacancy if 11 (1) the remainder of the term of the predecessor in office will 12 expire within 30 days after the vacancy occurs; or 13 (2) a vacancy in the state senate will be filled by a special election 14 before the legislature will next meet, convene, or reconvene.