April 18, 2011 •
Begins Day After Regular Session Ends
The Alaska Legislature was adjourned on its scheduled date, but not in its usual manner.
Because the House and Senate could not agree on the time of the adjournment, which is on the 90th and last day authorized by law, Governor Parnell himself invoked state constitutional authority and adjourned the 27th session of the legislature on April 17. He then immediately called a special session to begin April 18.
The special session is limited by law to a maximum of 30 days.
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