HCS SJR 27(FIN): Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to revisions of the state constitution and providing that a court may not change language of a proposed constitutional amendment or revision.
00HOUSE CS FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27(FIN) 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to 02 revisions of the state constitution and providing that a court may not change 03 language of a proposed constitutional amendment or revision. 04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. Article XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 06 Section 1. Amendments and Revisions . Amendments to or revisions of this 07 constitution may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature. 08 The lieutenant governor shall prepare a ballot title and proposition summarizing each 09 proposed amendment or revision , and shall place them on the ballot for the next 10 general election. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition favor the 11 amendment or revision , it shall be adopted. Unless otherwise provided in the 12 amendment or revision , it becomes effective thirty days after the certification of the 13 election returns by the lieutenant governor. A revision proposed under this section 14 shall be confined to one subject.
01 * Sec. 2. Article XIII, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 02 section to read: 03 Section 5. Changing Constitutional Proposal Prohibited. A court may not 04 alter or change the language of an amendment or revision to this constitution proposed 05 by the legislature or by a constitutional convention. 06 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 07 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 08 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.