HB 278: "An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 278 01 "An Act relating to service in the peace corps as an allowable absence from the state for 02 purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective 03 date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 43.23.008(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) Subject to (b) and (c) of this section, an otherwise eligible individual who 07 is absent from the state during the qualifying year remains eligible for a current year 08 permanent fund dividend if the individual was absent 09 (1) receiving secondary or postsecondary education on a full-time 10 basis; 11 (2) receiving vocational, professional, or other specific education on a 12 full-time basis for which, as determined by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary 13 Education, a comparable program is not reasonably available in the state; 14 (3) serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the
01 United States; 02 (4) serving under foreign or coastal articles of employment aboard an 03 oceangoing vessel of the United States merchant marine; 04 (5) receiving continuous medical treatment recommended by a 05 licensed physician or convalescing as recommended by the physician that treated the 06 illness if the treatment or convalescence is not based on a need for climatic change; 07 (6) providing care for a parent, spouse, sibling, child, or stepchild with 08 a critical life-threatening illness whose treatment plan, as recommended by the 09 attending physician, requires travel outside the state for treatment at a medical 10 specialty complex; 11 (7) providing care for the individual's terminally ill parent, spouse, 12 sibling, child, or stepchild; 13 (8) settling the estate of the individual's deceased parent, spouse, 14 sibling, child, or stepchild, provided the absence does not exceed 220 cumulative days; 15 (9) serving as a member of the United States Congress; 16 (10) serving on the staff of a member from this state of the United 17 States Congress; 18 (11) serving as an employee of the state in a field office or other 19 location; 20 (12) accompanying a minor who is absent under (5) of this subsection; 21 (13) accompanying another eligible resident who is absent for a reason 22 permitted under (1) - (3), (5) - (12), [OR] (14), or (15) of this subsection as the spouse, 23 minor dependent, or disabled dependent of the eligible resident; 24 (14) serving as a volunteer in the federal peace corps program; 25 (15) for any reason consistent with the individual's intent to remain a 26 state resident, provided the absence or cumulative absences do not exceed 27 (A) 180 days if the individual is not claiming an absence under 28 (1) - (14) [(1) - (13)] of this subsection; 29 (B) 120 days in addition to any absence or cumulative absences 30 claimed under (1) or (2) of this subsection if the individual is not claiming an 31 absence under (3) - (14) [(3) - (13)] of this subsection; or
01 (C) 45 days in addition to any absence or cumulative absences 02 claimed under (1) - (14) [(1) - (13)] of this subsection. 03 * Sec. 2. AS 43.23.008(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) An individual may not claim an allowable absence under (a)(1) - (14) 05 [(a)(1) - (13)] of this section unless the individual was a resident of the state for at 06 least six consecutive months immediately before leaving the state. 07 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 2003.