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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 24. Legislature
- Chapter 5. In General
- Section 100. Special Sessions.
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AS 24.05.100. Special Sessions.
- (a) The legislature may hold a special session not exceeding 30 calendar days in length. The special session shall be
called in either of the following ways:
- (1) The governor may call the legislature into special session by issuing a proclamation. At a special session called by the governor, legislation is limited to
the subjects designated by the governor in the proclamation or to the subjects presented by the governor, and to
reconsideration of legislation, if any, vetoed following a regular session of that legislature. To enable the legislators to
make travel and other arrangements, a proclamation for a special session shall be issued at least 30 days in advance of the
convening date stated in the proclamation unless
- (A) the proclamation is issued under AS 26.23.020 (k);
- (B) the special session is called to address a disaster; in this subparagraph, "disaster" has
the meaning given in AS 26.23.900 ;
- (C) the proclamation is issued while both houses are in regular or special session; or
- (D) the proclamation is issued within one hour after the second house has adjourned from a
regular or special session.
- (b) A special session may be held at any location in the state. If a special session called under (a)(1) of this section
is to be convened at a location other than at the capital, the governor shall designate the location in the
proclamation. If a special session called under (a)(2) of this section is to be convened at a location other than at
the capital, the presiding officers shall agree to and designate the location in the poll conducted of the members of
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