Alaska Legislative Authority to Annul Regulations, Proposition 1 (1980)

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The Alaska Legislative Authority to Annul Regulations Amendment, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the Alaska Legislature to annul regulations adopted by state agencies.[1]

Election results

Alaska Proposition 1 (1980)
Defeatedd No82,01058.24%
Yes 58,808 41.76%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Proposition 1
Constitutional Amendment

This proposal would permit the legislature to annul, by adopting a resolution, regulations adopted by state agencies. Annulment of regulations by resolution was authorized by the First State Legislature in 1949; however, in 1980 the Alaska Supreme Court held that the constitution permits the legislature to annul a regulation only by passing a bill, which requires three readings of the bill and a roll call vote which is recorded. The procedures for adopting resolutions are governed by legislative rules and require only the approval of the resolution by voice vote of a majority of both houses. A bill passed by the legislature annulling a regulation would be vetoed by the governor or repealed by referendum. A resolution annulling a regulation could not.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 27, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.