PUBLISHED: 6:09 PM on Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Palin calls special session
JUNEAU - Gov. Sarah Palin announced March 28 that legislature will be called into a 30-day special session to begin June 3. The session will cover findings related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, which will be presented to lawmakers May 19.

The proclamation calls for legislators to review "any action taken by the commissioner of natural resources and the commissioner of revenue" under AGIA.

Senate President Lyda Green, R-Wasilla, said lawmakers should call themselves into session as soon as the state announces it intentions regarding TransCanada's natural gas pipeline proposal.

If state officials award TransCanada the licenses needed to begin work on the pipeline then lawmakers would then have 60 days to approve issuance of the license.

Lawmakers passed AGIA legislation with a 59-1 vote on May 11, which began the AGIA application process. The commissioners received proposals on November 30 and reviewed them to determine whether they met the conditions required under AGIA.