HJR 38: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and increasing the number of members of the house of representatives to forty-eight and the number of members of the senate to twenty-four.
00 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 38 01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and 02 increasing the number of members of the house of representatives to forty-eight and the 03 number of members of the senate to twenty-four. 04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. Article II, sec. 1, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 06 Section 1. Legislative Power; Membership. The legislative power of the 07 State is vested in a legislature consisting of a senate with a membership of twenty- 08 four [TWENTY] and a house of representatives with a membership of forty-eight 09 [FORTY]. 10 * Sec. 2. Article VI, sec. 4, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 11 Section 4. Method of Redistricting. The Redistricting Board shall establish 12 forty-eight [FORTY] house districts, with each house district to elect one member of 13 the house of representatives. The board shall establish twenty-four [TWENTY] senate 14 districts, each composed of two house districts, with each senate district to elect one 15 senator.
01 * Sec. 3. Article VI, sec. 6, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read: 02 Section 6. District Boundaries. The Redistricting Board shall establish the 03 size and area of house districts, subject to the limitations of this article. Each house 04 district shall be formed of contiguous and compact territory containing as nearly as 05 practicable a relatively integrated socio-economic area. Each shall contain a 06 population as near as practicable to the quotient obtained by dividing the population of 07 the state by forty-eight [FORTY]. Each senate district shall be composed as near as 08 practicable of two contiguous house districts. Consideration may be given to local 09 government boundaries. Drainage and other geographic features shall be used in 10 describing boundaries wherever possible. 11 * Sec. 4. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new 12 section to read: 13 Section 30. Applicability of the 2010 Amendments Increasing the Number 14 of Members in the Legislature. The 2010 amendments increasing the number of 15 members in the legislature (art. II, sec. 1, and art. VI, secs. 4 and 6) apply only to plans 16 for redistricting and proclamations of redistricting adopted on or after January 1, 2011, 17 and to the membership of legislatures subject to those redistricting plans and 18 proclamations. 19 * Sec. 5. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of 20 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the 21 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.