90 Day Sessions

 

Alaska House District 36

We need a shorter, more efficient session length. Legislators should be expected to complete their work in a timely manner. In my first session, I co-sponsored a House Joint Resolution that would hold legislators accountable to a 90 day session.

I am in favor of a constitutional amendment to limit legislative sessions to 90 days with the intent to keep government officials on-time and on-budget and to stop wasting tax payers thousands of dollars. This proposal came in response to a ballot initiative passed by Alaskan voters in 2006 that limits the Alaska Legislature’s regular sessions to 90 days. Unfortunately, the Alaska Constitution still includes language setting the length of legislative sessions at 120 days. I respect the will of the voters; in 2006, they asked our Legislature to get the job done in 90 days, so we need to get the job done in 90 days.