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.