Legislature(1995 - 1996)

1995-03-01 House Journal

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1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0535
HJR 5                                                                        
The following was read the second time:                                        
                                                                               
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5                                                  
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska               
relating to terms of legislators.                                              
                                                                               
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Representative Vezey moved and asked unanimous consent that the                
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original              
resolution:                                                                    
                                                                               
CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5(FIN)                                      
(same title)                                                                  
                                                                               
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                   
                                                                               
Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representatives Brown and Martin:               
                                                                               
Page 2, lines 9-11:                                                            
                                                                               
Delete all material.                                                          
                                                                               
Insert "The tenure limit added by the 1996 amendment to Section               
3 of Article II applies upon the convening of the first Regular                
session of the Twenty-Second Alaska State Legislature and                      
thereafter.  Regular sessions served in the legislature before the             
convening of the First Regular Session of the Twenty-Second                    
Alaska State Legislature apply for purposes of calculating the                 
tenure limit."                                                                 
                                                                               

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0536
HJR 5                                                                        
Representative Brown moved and asked unanimous consent that                    
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               
Objection was heard.                                                           
                                                                               
Representative Kubina placed a call of the House.                              
                                                                               
The call was satisfied.                                                        
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 be adopted?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN)                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 1                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  28   NAYS:  11   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Austerman, Brice, Brown, Bunde, Davies, B.Davis, G.Davis,               
Elton, Finkelstein, Green, Grussendorf, James, Kelly, Kubina, Mackie,          
MacLean, Martin, Masek, Navarre, Nicholia, Parnell, Robinson,                  
Rokeberg, Sanders, Therriault, Toohey, Williams, Willis                        
                                                                               
Nays:  Foster, Hanley, Ivan, Kohring, Kott, Moses, Mulder, Ogan,               
Phillips, Porter, Vezey                                                        
                                                                               
Excused:  Barnes                                                               
                                                                               
And so, Amendment No. 1 was adopted.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Navarre:                         
                                                                               
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	Delete all material.                                                          
                                                                               
Insert "Notwithstanding the tenure limit added by the 1996                    
amendment to Section 3 of Article II, a person in the legislature              
on the effective date of the amendment may complete the term                   
                                                                               

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0537
HJR 5                                                                        
being served and a person who has been elected to the legislature             
before the effective date of the amendment may assume the office               
and complete the term to which elected.  Otherwise, periods served             
in the legislature before the effective date of the 1996 amendment             
to Section 3 of Article II are included in calculating the                     
application of the tenure limit."                                              
                                                                               
Representative Navarre moved and asked unanimous consent that                  
Amendment No. 2 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               
Representative Vezey objected.                                                 
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN)                                                                   
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 2                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  15   NAYS:  24   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Brice, B.Davis, G.Davis, Elton, Finkelstein, Grussendorf,               
Hanley, Kubina, Mackie, Martin, Mulder, Navarre, Robinson, Sanders,            
Willis                                                                         
                                                                               
Nays:  Austerman, Brown, Bunde, Davies, Foster, Green, Ivan, James,            
Kelly, Kohring, Kott, MacLean, Masek, Moses, Nicholia, Ogan,                   
Parnell, Phillips, Porter, Rokeberg, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey,                
Williams                                                                       
                                                                               
Excused:  Barnes                                                               
                                                                               
And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted.                                       
                                                                               
Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative Kelly:                           
                                                                               
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	Insert "sixteen"                                                          

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0538
HJR 5                                                                        
Page 1, line 13, after "served.":                                          
                                                                              
Insert "In addition, a person may not serve consecutively                   
during more than eight regular sessions in the same house.                     
Thereafter, the person may not again serve in that house as a                  
result of election or appointment to fill a vacancy until at least             
two consecutive full regular sessions have elapsed during which                
the person has not served in that house."                                    
                                                                               
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Representative Kelly moved and asked unanimous consent that                    
Amendment No. 3 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               
                                                                               
Representative Therriault objected.                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?"  The roll             
was taken with the following result:                                           
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN) am                                                                
Second Reading                                                                 
Amendment No. 3                                                                
                                                                               
YEAS:  10   NAYS:  29   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                             
                                                                               
Yeas:  Brice, Foster, Grussendorf, Ivan, Kelly, Kott, MacLean, Mulder,         
Rokeberg, Sanders                                                              
                                                                               
Nays:  Austerman, Brown, Bunde, Davies, B.Davis, G.Davis, Elton,               
Finkelstein, Green, Hanley, James, Kohring, Kubina, Mackie, Martin,            
Masek, Moses, Navarre, Nicholia, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips, Porter,              
Robinson, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey, Williams, Willis                          
                                                                               
Excused:  Barnes                                                               
                                                                               
And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted.                                       

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0539
HJR 5                                                                        
Amendment No. 4 was offered by Representative Navarre:                         
                                                                               
Page 1, line 7, after "of":                                                    
                                                                               
Delete "representatives shall be two years, and the term of                   
senators,"                                                                     
                                                                               
Insert "legislators shall be"                                                 
                                                                               
Page 1, line 8, after "one-half of":                                           
                                                                               
Delete "the senators"                                                         
                                                                               
Insert "each house of the legislature"                                        
                                                                               
Representative Navarre moved and asked unanimous consent that                  
Amendment No. 4 be adopted.                                                    
                                                                               
Representative Therriault objected.                                            
                                                                               
Representative Navarre moved and asked unanimous consent to                    
withdraw Amendment No. 4.                                                      
                                                                               
Representative Mackie objected and withdrew the objection.  There              
being no further objection, Amendment No. 4 was withdrawn.                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
Representative Vezey moved and asked unanimous consent that                    
CSHJR 5(FIN) am be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading             
and placed on final passage.                                                   
                                                                               
                                                                               
Representative Mackie objected and withdrew the objection.                     
                                                                               
                                                                               
Representative MacLean objected.                                               
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall CSHJR 5(FIN) am be advanced to third               
reading on the same day?"  The roll was taken with the following               
result:                                                                        
                                                                               

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0540
HJR 5                                                                        
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN) am                                                                
Second Reading                                                                 
Advance to Third Reading                                                       
                                                                               
YEAS:  31   NAYS:  8   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
Yeas:  Austerman, Brown, Bunde, G.Davis, Finkelstein, Green,                   
Grussendorf, Hanley, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Kubina, Mackie,              
Martin, Masek, Moses, Mulder, Nicholia, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips,               
Porter, Robinson, Rokeberg, Sanders, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey,                
Williams, Willis                                                               
                                                                               
Nays:  Brice, Davies, B.Davis, Elton, Foster, Ivan, MacLean, Navarre           
                                                                               
Excused:  Barnes                                                               
                                                                               
Brown changed from "Nay" to "Yea".                                             
                                                                               
And so, the motion passed.                                                     
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN) am was read the third time.                                       
                                                                               
The question being:  "Shall CSHJR 5(FIN) am pass the House?"  The              
roll was taken with the following result:                                      
                                                                               
CSHJR 5(FIN) am                                                                
Third Reading                                                                  
Final Passage                                                                  
                                                                               
YEAS:  30   NAYS:  9   EXCUSED:  1   ABSENT:  0                              
                                                                               
Yeas:  Austerman, Brown, Bunde, G.Davis, Finkelstein, Green, Hanley,           
James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Kubina, Mackie, Martin, Masek, Moses,             
Mulder, Navarre, Ogan, Parnell, Phillips, Porter, Robinson, Rokeberg,          
Sanders, Therriault, Toohey, Vezey, Williams, Willis                           
                                                                               
Nays:  Brice, Davies, B.Davis, Elton, Foster, Grussendorf, Ivan,               
MacLean, Nicholia                                                              
                                                                               

1995-03-01                     House Journal                      Page 0541
HJR 5                                                                        
Excused:  Barnes                                                               
                                                                               
And so, CSHJR 5(FIN) am passed the House.                                      
                                                                               
Representative Bunde gave notice of reconsideration of his vote on             
CSHJR 5(FIN) am.                                                               
                                                                               
Representative Kubina placed a call of the House.