00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2
01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to and limiting
02 appropriations from the Alaska permanent fund based on an averaged percent of the
03 fund market value.
04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
05 * Section 1. Article IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended to read:
06 Section 15. Alaska Permanent Fund. (a) At least twenty-five percent of all
07 mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sale proceeds, federal mineral revenue sharing
08 payments and bonuses received by the State shall be placed in a permanent fund.
09 Except as appropriated under (b) of this section, money in the permanent fund [,
10 THE PRINCIPAL OF WHICH] shall be used only for those income-producing
11 investments specifically designated by law as eligible for permanent fund investments.
12 [ALL INCOME FROM THE PERMANENT FUND SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN
13 THE GENERAL FUND UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.]
14 * Sec. 2. Article IX, sec. 15, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a
15 new subsection to read:
01 (b) Appropriations from the permanent fund for a fiscal year may not exceed
02 four and one-half percent of the average of the market values of the fund on June 30
03 for the first five of the six fiscal years immediately preceding that fiscal year.
04 * Sec. 3. Article XV, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new
05 section to read:
06 Section 30. Transition. (a) On the effective date of the 2016 amendment
07 relating to the Alaska permanent fund (art. IX, sec. 15), the unencumbered,
08 unappropriated balance of the earnings reserve account established under
09 AS 37.13.145(a) is added to the balance in the Alaska permanent fund.
10 (b) The 2016 amendment relating to the Alaska permanent fund first applies to
11 appropriations for fiscal year 2018. Appropriations from the permanent fund for fiscal
12 year 2017 are subject to Section 15 of Article IX as that section read on June 30, 2016.
13 * Sec. 4. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of
14 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the
15 State of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.