The Seal of the State of Alaska
  Help    

   
Alaska State Legislature
    Home  |  News  |  Legislators  |  Committees  |  Bills  |  Surveys  |  Archives  |  AchievementsAlaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

Advanced Search
Alaska State Legislature
· Bill Includes All Alaskans In Initiative Process  
· Initiative and Referendum Petitions  
· Overview of the Initiative Process  
· AK Division of Elections  
· Suggest A Link  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
· Fiscal Solutions Survey  
· Contact Staff  
· Biography  
· Committee Memberships  
· Finance Committee  
· Press Releases  
· Opinion-Editorial  
· Past Press Releases  
· Personal Legislation  
· Co-Sponsored Legislation  
· Past Legislation  
· District Announcements  
· District Newsletters
& Info
 
· District Web Links  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

District 1 Info
House Finance Committee Info

Archives   Privacy
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
23rd Alaska State Legislature
The 23rd Alaska State Legislature's
Alaska State Representative Bill Williams News & Information

Click image for large 5'' x 7'' portrait
Session:
State Capitol, Room 511
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3424
Fax: (907) 465-3793
Toll Free: (800) 303-2455


Interim:
50 Front St. Suite 203
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 247-4672
Fax: (907) 225-8546

House Passes HJR 5
Bill Includes All Alaskans In Initiative Process
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Attachments Attachments
 
Released:
February 6, 2003
Tim Barry
Legislative Aide
465-3424 (Jan-May)
247-4672 (Jun-Dec)

"This amendment would guarantee that petitions for initiatives and referendums in our state get support from all around Alaska. It ensures that initiatives on the ballot are not regionalized, but represent all Alaskans and their interests."
- Rep. Williams

 

(JUNEAU) - The Alaskan House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 5 this morning, calling for a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot to ensure that initiatives and referendums have broad-based statewide support.

Rep. Bill Williams (R-Saxman) introduced the resolution on the House floor. It calls for signatures to be obtained from residents in at least three-quarters of the House Districts in Alaska. Additionally, the signatures gathered in each district must equal at least seven percent of the number of people who voted in the most recent general election.

"This amendment would guarantee that petitions for initiatives and referendums in our state get support from all around Alaska. It ensures that initiatives on the ballot are not regionalized, but represent all Alaskans and their interests. This amendment will strengthen Alaskans' important constitutional right to use the initiative process." Representative Williams said. "I am confident that the voters of this state will have the opportunity to consider this constitutional amendment in November."

The amendment now goes to the State Senate. If it is approved by two-thirds of the members of the Senate and signed by the Governor, this amendment will be put before the voters of Alaska at the next general election.

# # #

   
Attachments:
 
·
Print Text Version
· Acrobat PDF Version
Requires Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader = 1 page
22 KB
 
Sign Up For E-News!

Unsubscribe  Privacy
Alaska State Legislature
· 25th Legislature Info
House Majority
House Minority
Senate Majority
Senate Minority
BASIS
 
· 24th Leg. Special Session Info  
· Oil & Gas Production Tax Information  
· Keyword Search  
· Legislator Districts  
· Photo Table  
· Passed Legislation  
· Past Legislatures  
· More Web Tools  
· Majority Press Staff  
· Information Offices  
Requires Real Audio Player = Adobe PDF Reader  
Requires Real Audio Player = Real Audio Player  
Requires Real Audio Player = MP3 Audio Player  
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature

1 Viewer(s)

Total at this time.
Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
   
Alaska State Legislature
Home  |  News  |  Legislators  |  Committees  |  Bills  |  Surveys  |  Archives  |  E-News  |  HelpAlaska State Legislature
Alaska State Legislature
The Official Web Site of the House and Senate Legislative Majorities
for the Alaska State Legislature

To Report Technical Problems or Contact Webmasterse-mail address list