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SJR 4: Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States setting out the authority of the United States Congress and of state legislatures to enact laws relating to limits on election campaign expenditures.

00 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4                                                                                           
01 Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States setting out the                                       
02 authority of the United States Congress and of state legislatures to enact laws                                         
03 relating to limits on election campaign expenditures.                                                                   
04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
05  WHEREAS, under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, amendments to                                       
06 the Constitution of the United States may be proposed by the Congress of the United States                              
07 or, upon the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states, the Congress shall call                       
08 a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing amendments;                                                    
09  BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Congress of the United                                         
10 States is requested to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the Constitution of                             
11 the United States that reads substantially as follows:                                                                  
12 ARTICLE --                                                                                                              
13  Section 1.  Congress shall have power to set reasonable limits on                                                     
14 campaign expenditures by, in support of, or in opposition to any candidate in                                           
01 a primary or other election for Federal office.                                                                         
02  Section 2.  The States shall have power to set reasonable limits on                                                   
03 campaign expenditures by, in support of, or in opposition to any candidate in                                           
04 a primary or other election for State or local office.                                                                  
05 and be it                                                                                                               
06  FURTHER RESOLVED that, alternatively, the Alaska State Legislature makes                                               
07 application and requests that the Congress of the United States call a convention for the sole                          
08 and exclusive purpose of proposing substantially the same amendment to the Constitution of                              
09 the United States; and be it                                                                                            
10  FURTHER RESOLVED that if the Congress proposes such an amendment to the                                                
11 Constitution of the United States, this application and request for a constitutional convention                         
12 shall no longer be of any force or effect; and be it                                                                    
13  FURTHER RESOLVED that this application and request shall not be of any force                                           
14 or effect if the convention is not limited to the exclusive purpose specified by this resolution.                       
15  COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Bill Clinton, President of the                                
16 United States; to Sheila P. Burke, the Secretary of the United States Senate; to Robin Hewlett                          
17 Carle, the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives; and to the Honorable Ted                                
18 Stevens and the Honorable Frank Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young,                                  
19 U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.