HJR 5: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators.
00HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5 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 general 06 elections. Their terms begin on the fourth Monday of the January following election 07 unless otherwise provided by law. The term of representatives shall be two years, and 08 the term of senators, four years. One-half of the senators shall be elected every two 09 years. No person may serve consecutively more than eight full calendar years as a 10 representative. No person may serve consecutively more than eight full calendar 11 years as a senator. In addition, no person may serve consecutively more than 12 twelve full calendar years in the legislature. 13 * Sec. 2. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 14 section to read:
01 SECTION 29. APPLICATION OF 1994 TENURE AMENDMENT. Years 02 served in the legislature before the convening of the First Regular Session of the 03 Twentieth Alaska State Legislature shall not be considered for purposes of applying the 04 tenure limit added by the 1996 amendment to Section 3 of Article II. 05 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 06 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State 07 of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.