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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 24. Legislature
- Chapter 55. Office of the Ombudsman
- Section 20. Appointment of the Ombudsman.
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AS 24.55.020. Appointment of the Ombudsman.
- (a) A candidate for appointment as the ombudsman shall be nominated by the ombudsman selection committee composed of three
members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate and three members of the house of representatives
appointed by the speaker of the house. One member of the minority party caucus in each house shall be appointed to the
- (b) The ombudsman selection committee shall examine persons to serve as ombudsman regarding their qualifications and
ability and shall place the name of the person selected in nomination. The appointment is effective if the nomination
is approved by a roll call vote of two-thirds of the members of the legislature in joint session and approved by the
governor. However, the governor may veto the appointment and return it, with a statement of objections, to the
legislature. Upon receipt of a veto message the legislature shall meet immediately in joint session and reconsider
approval of the vetoed appointment. The vetoed appointment becomes effective by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of
the membership of the legislature in joint session. The vote on the appointment and on reconsideration of a vetoed
appointment shall be entered in the journals of both houses.
- (c) The appointment of the ombudsman becomes effective if, while the legislature is in session, the governor neither
approves nor vetoes it within 15 days, Sundays excepted, after its delivery to the governor. If the legislature is not
in session and the governor neither approves nor vetoes the appointment within 20 days, Sundays excepted, after its
delivery to the governor, the appointment becomes effective.
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