SB 142: "An Act relating to the sovereignty of state elections."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 142 01 "An Act relating to the sovereignty of state elections." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 15.80 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 15.80.001. Sovereignty of state elections. (a) Notwithstanding any other 05 provision of law, if the federal government enacts a measure that significantly affects 06 a rule, practice, or procedure or that requires the state to register voters or conduct its 07 elections in a manner that the director determines is inconsistent with a provision of or 08 regulation adopted under AS 15, the division shall 09 (1) stop administering elections for electors of the President and Vice 10 President of the United States and for members of the United States Congress; and 11 (2) continue to conduct all other elections for which the division is 12 responsible in accordance with state law. 13 (b) If the division stops administering elections for federal offices under (a) of 14 this section, 15 (1) an agency, employee, or agent of the state or a municipality may
01 not expend funds to adopt or enforce the implementation of the federal measure that 02 the director has determined is inconsistent with a provision of or regulation adopted 03 under AS 15; and 04 (2) the federal government may administer its own elections for federal 05 offices in the state.