00 HOUSE BILL NO. 154
01 "An Act allowing appropriations to the civil legal services fund from court filing fees."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 37.05.590 is amended to read:
04 Sec. 37.05.590. Civil legal services fund. The civil legal services fund is
05 established as a special account in the general fund. The fund consists of
06 appropriations to it. Annually, the legislature may appropriate to the fund only from
07 amounts deposited into the general fund of the state under AS 09.17.020(j) and an
08 amount from the general fund that is up to 25 percent of the filing fees received
09 by the Alaska Court System during the previous fiscal year. The legislature may
10 make appropriations from the fund to organizations that provide civil legal services to
11 low-income individuals. Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund. In this
12 section, "low-income individual" means an individual with an income equal to or less
13 than 125 percent of the most recent federal poverty guidelines for Alaska set by the
14 United States Department of Health and Human Services.