SJR 11: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators.
00SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms 02 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. 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. In addition to any partial terms or terms shortened as 10 a result of reapportionment, a person may serve up to four full two-year terms 11 as a representative and two full four-year terms as a senator, but after that, the 12 person may not again serve as a member of the legislature until at least twenty- 13 three months after the member leaves office. 14 * Sec. 2. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new
01 section to read: 02 SECTION 29. APPLICATION OF 1996 TENURE AMENDMENT. Terms 03 served in the legislature before the convening of the First Regular Session of the 04 Twentieth Alaska State Legislature shall not be considered for purposes of applying 05 the tenure limit added by the 1996 amendment to Section 3 of Article II. 06 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 07 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 08 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.