New PDF release: Alaska's constitutional convention, Volume 1956

By Victor Fischer

ISBN-10: 0912006021

ISBN-13: 9780912006024

In 1956, delegates accumulated on the college of Alaska in Fairbanks to put in writing a structure for what grew to become the forty-ninth kingdom of the union. They produced a record that many have stated was once extra especially applicable to its time and position than the other nation constitution.Victor Fischer, one of many delegates, describes this ancient occasion. have fun the constitution's 50th anniversary and find out about the writing of this crucial record.

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S. Constitution and of modern or innovative features altogether compatible with those principles which made the Alaska constitution more distinctly appropriate to its time and place than any other state constitution. The National Municipal League is greatly indebted to John Bebout for his continuing role in all its activities involving state constitutions since the 1940's, but especially for his part in interpreting the Alaska experience to provide help for other states. He insisted that the actual story of the convention should be told by a delegate and that Victor Fischer would be the most appropriate author.

Popular Rights And Controls 69 Preamble and Declaration of Rights 69 Suffrage and Elections 76 Initiative, Referendum, and Recall 79 Amendments and Revisions 81 6. Structure Of Government 83 Legislative Branch 84 Unicameralism vs. Bicameralism 85 Committee Proposals 90 Legislative Pay 91 Legislative Sessions 93 Legislative Terms 94 Final Action 94 Legislative Apportionment 95 Election Districts 96 Senate Districts 99 Reapportionment 102 Executive Branch 105 Secretary of State 107 Attorney General 109 Executive Departments 110 Qualifications for Office 111 The Executive Article 112 Page xiii Judiciary Branch 113 Local Government 116 A New Local Government System 116 The Borough Concept 118 Borough-City Relations 121 Borough-School Relations 122 State-Local Relations 123 Home Rule 124 7.

Ratification Of The Constitution Statehood For Alaska 167 Public Interest and the Media 167 Contacts with the Public 169 Lobbyists 171 Preparing for Ratification 172 Ratification Campaign 176 Ratification Vote 179 A Step Toward Statehood 180 Statehood At Last 183 11. Conclusions And Reflections 185 Page xiv Appendices 193 A. Constitution Of Alaska 195 B. Constitutional Convention Enabling Act 247 C. Permanent Rules Constitutional Convention Of Alaska 253 D. Committee Membership 267 E. Biographies Of Delegates And Consultants 269 Page 1 PART I THE ALASKA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Page 3 1.

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