SJR 19: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an office of administrative hearings.
00SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 19 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an 02 office of administrative hearings. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. Article III, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 05 section to read: 06 Section 28. Office of Administrative Hearings. (a) The power to conduct 07 administrative law hearings and to render final agency decisions is vested in an office 08 of administrative hearings. The jurisdiction of the office shall be prescribed by law. 09 (b) The chief administrative law judge is the head of the office of 10 administrative hearings. The chief administrative law judge shall be appointed by the 11 governor from a list of persons nominated by the judicial council. The appointment 12 is subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the legislature in joint 13 session. The chief administrative law judge serves a term of five years and may be 14 renominated, reappointed, and reconfirmed to serve more than one term. The chief
01 administrative law judge may be removed by the governor but only for cause as 02 provided by law. 03 * Sec. 2. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 04 section to read: 05 Section 30. Application of Amendment Relating to Administrative 06 Hearings. The 2000 amendment relating to administrative hearings made in Section 07 28 of Article III applies only to administrative hearings begun on or after January 1, 08 2002. 09 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 10 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 11 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.