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Constitutional change proposed to limit session length

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Democratic state representative has proposed a constitutional amendment to limit regular legislative sessions to 90 days.

The proposal, from Anchorage Rep. Matt Claman, was released Friday in the last batch of bills filed before the start of the upcoming session on Tuesday.

Currently, the constitution allows for the Legislature to meet for up to 121 days, with an option to extend for up to 10 days.

But state law limits regular sessions to 90 days _ the product of a voter initiative. Claman’s proposal, which includes a 10-day option to extend, would have to be app...



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