HB 6: "An Act relating to eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 6 01 "An Act relating to eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for 02 an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 43.23.005(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) An individual is eligible to receive one permanent fund dividend each year 06 in an amount to be determined under AS 43.23.025 if 07 (1) the individual applies to the department; 08 (2) on the date of application the individual is a state resident; 09 (3) the individual was a state resident for at least the calendar year 10 immediately preceding January 1 of the current dividend year; 11 (4) the individual has been physically present in the state at some time 12 during the prior 13 (A) two calendar years before the current dividend year; or 14 (B) four calendar years before the current dividend year if
01 the individual has been absent from the United States for at least two 02 consecutive calendar years during that four-year period; and 03 (5) the individual is 04 (A) a citizen of the United States; 05 (B) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the 06 United States; 07 (C) an alien with refugee status under federal law; or 08 (D) an alien that has been granted asylum under federal law. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 43.23.005(c) is amended to read: 10 (c) A parent, guardian, or other authorized representative may claim a 11 permanent fund dividend on behalf of an unemancipated minor or on behalf of a 12 disabled or an incompetent individual who is eligible to receive a payment under this 13 section. Notwithstanding (a)(2) - (4) of this section, a minor is eligible for a dividend 14 if, 15 (1) during the two calendar years immediately preceding the current 16 dividend year, the minor was born to or adopted by an individual who is eligible for 17 a dividend for the current dividend year; 18 (2) during the four calendar years immediately preceding the 19 current dividend year, the minor was born to or adopted by an individual who 20 is eligible for a dividend for the current dividend year and to whom (a)(4)(B) 21 applies. 22 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 1996.