CSSJR 31(FIN): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to voter approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act affecting an interest of the State of Alaska under that Act.
00CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 31(FIN) 01 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to 02 voter approval of amendments of the Alaska Statehood Act affecting an interest 03 of the State of Alaska under that Act. 04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. Article XII, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 06 section to read: 07 SECTION 14. VOTER APPROVAL OF FEDERAL AMENDMENT TO 08 STATEHOOD ACT AFFECTING AN INTEREST OF THE STATE UNDER THAT 09 ACT. A federal statute or proposed federal statute that affects an interest of this State 10 under the Act admitting Alaska to the Union is ineffective as against the State interest 11 unless approved by the people of the State. The legislature may, by a resolution 12 passed by a two-thirds vote of each house, place the question of approval of the 13 federal statute on the ballot for the next general election unless in the resolution 14 placing the question of approval, the legislature requires the question to be placed
01 before the voters at a special election. The approval of the federal statute by the 02 people of the State is not effective unless the federal statute described in the resolution 03 is ratified by a majority of the qualified voters of the State who vote on the question. 04 Unless a summary of the question is provided in the resolution passed by the 05 legislature, the lieutenant governor shall prepare an impartial summary of the question. 06 The lieutenant governor shall present the question to the voters so that a "yes" vote on 07 the question is a vote to approve the federal statute. 08 * Sec. 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 09 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 10 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.