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