SJR 3: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators.
00SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to 02 terms of legislators. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article II, sec. 3, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 05 SECTION 3. ELECTION AND TERMS. (a) Legislators shall be elected at 06 general elections. Their terms begin on the fourth Monday of the January following 07 election unless otherwise provided by law. The term of representatives shall be two 08 years, and the term of senators shall be [,] four years. One-half of the senators shall 09 be elected every two years. A person may serve no more than eight consecutive 10 full calendar years as a member of the legislature. After that period, the person 11 may not again serve as a member of the legislature until at least twenty-three 12 months after the member leaves office. 13 * Sec. 2. Article II, sec. 3, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a 14 new subsection to read:
01 (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, if a person has served less than seven 02 consecutive full calendar years in the legislature on the day the person assumes office 03 in the legislature, that person may complete the term of office assumed. 04 * Sec. 3. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 05 section to read: 06 SECTION 29. APPLICATION OF 1994 TENURE AMENDMENT. Years 07 served in the legislature before the convening of the First Regular Session of the 08 Nineteenth Alaska State Legislature shall not be considered for purposes of applying 09 the tenure limit added by the 1994 amendment to Section 3 of Article II. 10 * Sec. 4. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 11 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 12 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.