Legislature(2007 - 2008)

2007-05-03 Senate Journal

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2007-05-03                     Senate Journal                      Page 1044
SB 171                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 171 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                               
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
          "An Act relating to the withdrawal of a candidate                                                                     
          from a judicial retention election and the removal of                                                                 
          such a candidate's name from the general election                                                                     
          ballot; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs Committee.                                                            
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Office of the Governor                                                                                

2007-05-03                     Senate Journal                      Page 1045
Governor's transmittal letter dated May 2:                                                                                      
Dear President Green:                                                                                                           
Under the authority of art. III, sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                                                      
transmitting a bill relating to judicial retention election candidates.                                                         
The state elections code currently does not contain a process for a                                                             
candidate for judicial retention to withdraw from candidacy.  This bill                                                         
would amend the state elections code to provide such a process.                                                                 
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Sarah Palin