Alaska Advisory Vote on Legislative Session (1978)
|Statutes referred by Legislature|
|Laws • History|
Voters were asked whether they thought the state legislature should vote to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would set 120 days as the maximum length of the legislative session with provisions for extension.
In 1984, the legislature did put a binding proposal on the ballot, the Alaska Length of Legislative Sessions Amendment (1984), which passed with 76.6% of the vote.
Text of measure
The ballot summary said, "Shall the Legislature adopt a resolution placing before the voters an amendment to the state constitution to provide for a maximum length for regular sessions of the legislature of 120 days which may be extended in 10-day increments by a resolution concurred in by a majority of the membership of each house? The vote on this proposition does not amend the constitution. It merely advises the legislature of the voters' preference. A vote "FOR" advises the legislature to place the proposed amendment before the voters. A vote "AGAINST" advises the legislature not to place the proposed amendment before the voters."
|Alaska Advisory Vote on Legislative Session (1978)|
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