Alaska Compensation and Retirement Benefits for Officials, Referendum 1 (1976)
The Alaska Compensation and Retirement Benefits for Officials Referendum, also known as Referendum 1, was on the August 24, 1976 ballot in Alaska as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure overturned the statute Ch. 205, SLA 1975, which "provided for an increase in compensation for judges, legislators, commissioners, and members of certain commissions and for improved retirement benefits for all members of the retirement systems."
"For" was a vote to uphold Ch. 205, SLA 1975 and "Against" was a vote to overturn the statute.
|Alaska Referendum 1 (August 1976)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||The referred act provided for an increase in compensation for judges, legislators, commissioners, and members of certain commissions and for improved retirement benefits for all members of the retirement systems. It required judges appointed after the effective date to contribute to their retirement program. It increased legislative per diem. It decreased the period of service required for retirement benefits to vest in the governor, lieutenant governor, and members of the legislature. It tied salaries of high ranking officials by percentages to the general salary schedule for state employees. Are you for or against the act?||”|
- Supreme Court of Alaska, "State v. Allen," accessed January 20, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
State of Alaska
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Comptroller | Commissioner of the Department of Revenue | Commissioner of Education | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development | Regulatory Commission |