CSSB 58(FIN): "An Act relating to the longevity bonus program."

00CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 58(FIN) 01 "An Act relating to the longevity bonus program." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 47.45.010(a) is amended to read: 04  (a) A person who is 65 years of age or over who resides in the state for at 05 least one year immediately preceding application for a longevity bonus under this 06 chapter [,] may apply to the commissioner of administration no later than 07 December 31, 1996, for qualification to receive a monthly bonus 08  (1) of $250, if the person's application was submitted before 09 January 1, 1994; 10  (2) of $200, if the person's application was submitted on or after 11 January 1, 1994, but before January 1, 1995; 12  (3) of $150, if the person's application was submitted on or after 13 January 1, 1995, but before January 1, 1996; or 14  (4) of $100, if the person's application was submitted on or after

01 January 1, 1996, but before January 1, 1997. 02 * Sec. 2. AS 47.45 is amended by adding a new section to read: 03  Sec. 47.45.045. REAPPLICATION AFTER DISQUALIFICATION. A person 04 who has been disqualified under this chapter from receiving a bonus for a period of 05 12 consecutive months or more may not reapply for qualification for a bonus unless 06 the reapplication is made before January 1, 1997. The amount of that person's 07 monthly bonus shall be determined under AS 47.45.010(a)(1) - (4) based on the date 08 of reapplication. 09 * Sec. 3. AS 47.45.070(a) is amended to read: 10  (a) An unqualified person is one who 11  (1) does not meet the age or residence requirements as provided for 12 under this chapter; 13  (2) meets the age and residence requirements of this chapter but either 14 is confined in a state or federal mental health institution or facility and is certified by 15 the state as unable to manage personal affairs, or resides in a nursing home as that 16 term is defined in AS 08.70.180; however, if that person, at the time of commitment 17 or commencement of residence, provided the principal support of a spouse, the 18 commissioner of administration may determine to pay the confined person's bonus to 19 the person's spouse until the spouse is qualified for a bonus; 20  (3) is otherwise qualified but confined in a penal or correctional 21 institution or facility; upon completion of sentence or upon the conferral of a pardon, 22 parole, or probation, the person may make application; confinement outside the state 23 shall be considered as residence in the state if a person was convicted and sentenced 24 from a court in Alaska; revocation of parole or probation shall be cause for immediate 25 disqualification until release from confinement is again effected; 26  (4) voluntarily leaves the state and remains absent from the state for 27 a continuous period of more than 90 days; 28  (5) did not apply, under AS 47.45.010(a), before January 1, 1997, 29 for qualification to receive a longevity bonus; 30  (6) was found qualified to receive a longevity bonus, was 31 subsequently disqualified for 12 consecutive months or more, and did not reapply

01 before January 1, 1997. 02 * Sec. 4. SEVERABILITY. Under AS 01.10.030, if any provision of AS 47.45.010(a)(1) - (4), amended by sec. 03 1 of this Act, AS 47.45.045, added by sec. 2 of this Act, or 04 AS 47.45.070(a)(5) and (6), added by sec. 3 of this Act, or the application of a provision of 05 this Act to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of this Act and the 06 application to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.