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HB 368: "An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious organization."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 368                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to a mandatory exemption for certain residences owned by a religious                                   
02 organization."                                                                                                          
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 29.45.030(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
05            (b)  In (a) of this section, "property used exclusively for religious purposes"                              
06       includes the following property owned by a religious organization:                                                
07                 (1)  the residence of [AN EDUCATOR IN A PRIVATE RELIGIOUS                                               
08       OR PAROCHIAL SCHOOL OR] a bishop, pastor, priest, rabbi, minister, or religious                                   
09       order of a recognized religious organization; [FOR PURPOSES OF THIS                                               
10       PARAGRAPH, "MINISTER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS                                                                  
11                      (A)  ORDAINED, COMMISSIONED, OR LICENSED AS A                                                      
12            MINISTER ACCORDING TO STANDARDS OF THE RELIGIOUS                                                             
13            ORGANIZATION FOR ITS MINISTERS; AND                                                                          
14                      (B)  EMPLOYED BY THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION                                                        
01            TO CARRY OUT A MINISTRY OF THAT RELIGIOUS                                                                    
02            ORGANIZATION;]                                                                                               
03                 (2)  a structure, its furniture, and its fixtures used solely for public                                
04       worship, charitable purposes, religious administrative offices, religious education, or a                         
05       nonprofit hospital;                                                                                               
06                 (3)  lots required by local ordinance for parking near a structure defined                              
07       in (2) of this subsection.