SB 210: "An Act relating to the community revenue sharing program; changing the name of the community revenue sharing program to the community assistance program; and relating to the municipal property tax exemption on the residence of a senior, a disabled veteran, and a widow or widower of a senior or disabled veteran."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 210 01 "An Act relating to the community revenue sharing program; changing the name of the 02 community revenue sharing program to the community assistance program; and 03 relating to the municipal property tax exemption on the residence of a senior, a disabled 04 veteran, and a widow or widower of a senior or disabled veteran." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AS 28.10.181(d) is amended to read: 07 (d) Vehicles owned by veterans with disabilities, including persons disabled in 08 the line of duty while serving in the Alaska Territorial Guard, or other persons with 09 disabilities. Upon the request of a person with a disability that limits or impairs the 10 ability to walk, as defined in 23 C.F.R. 1235.2, the department shall (1) register one 11 motor vehicle in the name of the person without charge; and (2) issue a specially 12 designed registration plate that displays (A) recognition of the disabled veteran if the 13 applicant's disability originated from the applicant's service with the Alaska Territorial 14 Guard or the armed forces of the United States; (B) the international symbol of
01 accessibility (the wheelchair logo); and (C) if the applicant is a veteran, the Alaska and 02 United States flags and red, white, and blue colors. A person who is not otherwise 03 qualified under this subsection, but who meets the qualifications of a disabled veteran 04 under AS 29.45.050(x) [AS 29.45.030(i)], may register one motor vehicle without 05 charge, and the department shall issue a specially designed registration plate that 06 displays recognition of the disabled veteran that does not display the international 07 symbol of accessibility and does not carry with it special parking privileges. A 08 disabled veteran who otherwise qualifies for a registration plate under this subsection 09 may elect to receive a plate under (p) or (q) of this section for which the person is 10 otherwise qualified that does not display the international symbol of accessibility and 11 does not carry with it special parking privileges. A disabled person who otherwise 12 qualifies for a registration plate under (2)(B) of this subsection may elect to receive a 13 plate under another provision of this section for which the person is otherwise 14 qualified that does not display the international symbol of accessibility and does not 15 carry with it special parking privileges. For purposes of this subsection, proof of 16 disability may be provided by a person licensed as a physician or physician assistant 17 under AS 08.64 or as an advanced nurse practitioner under AS 08.68. 18 * Sec. 2. AS 29.20.640(b) is amended to read: 19 (b) Compliance with the provisions of this section is a prerequisite to receipt 20 of community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] under AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879. If 21 a municipality does not comply with this section, the department shall withhold the 22 allocations until the required reports are filed. 23 * Sec. 3. AS 29.45.020 is amended to read: 24 Sec. 29.45.020. Taxpayer notice. (a) If a municipality levies and collects 25 property taxes, the governing body shall provide the following notice: 26 "NOTICE TO TAXPAYER 27 For the current fiscal year the (city)(borough) has been allocated the 28 following amount of state aid for school and municipal purposes under 29 the applicable financial assistance Acts: 30 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING PROGRAM (AS 14.17) $ 31 STATE AID FOR RETIREMENT OF SCHOOL $
01 CONSTRUCTION DEBT (AS 14.11.100) 02 COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE $ 03 [REVENUE SHARING] 04 PROGRAM (AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879) 05 TOTAL AID $ 06 The millage equivalent of this state aid, based on the dollar value of a 07 mill in the municipality during the current assessment year and for the 08 preceding assessment year, is: 09 MILLAGE EQUIVALENT 10 PREVIOUS YEAR THIS YEAR 11 PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 12 PROGRAM ASSISTANCE 13 STATE AID FOR RETIREMENT . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 14 OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION 15 DEBT 16 COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS 17 [REVENUE SHARING] 18 PROGRAM 19 TOTAL MILLAGE EQUIVALENT . . . .MILLS . . . .MILLS" 20 Notice shall be provided by 21 (1) furnishing a copy of the notice with tax statements mailed for the 22 fiscal year for which aid is received; or 23 (2) publishing in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality 24 a copy of the notice once each week for a period of three successive weeks, with 25 publication to occur not later than 45 days after the final adoption of the municipality's 26 budget. 27 (b) Compliance with the provisions of this section is a prerequisite to receipt 28 of community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] under AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879. 29 The department shall withhold annual allocations under those sections until municipal 30 officials demonstrate that the requirements of this section have been met. 31 * Sec. 4. AS 29.45.030(h) is amended to read:
01 (h) Nothing [EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN (g) OF THIS SECTION, 02 NOTHING] in (j) [(e) - (j)] of this section affects similar exemptions from property 03 taxes granted by a municipality on September 10, 1972, or prevents a municipality 04 from granting similar exemptions by ordinance as provided in AS 29.45.050. 05 * Sec. 5. AS 29.45.030(j) is amended to read: 06 (j) One motor vehicle for each [PER] household owned by a resident 65 years 07 of age or older on January 1 of the assessment year is exempt either from taxation on 08 its assessed value or from the registration tax under AS 28.10.431. An exemption may 09 be granted under this subsection only upon written application on a form prescribed by 10 the Department of Administration. The Department of Commerce, Community, 11 and Economic Development shall adopt regulations to implement this section. 12 * Sec. 6. AS 29.45.040(f) is amended to read: 13 (f) In this section, "disabled veteran" has the meaning given in 14 AS 29.45.050(x) [AS 29.45.030(i)]. 15 * Sec. 7. AS 29.45.050(i) is amended to read: 16 (i) A municipality may by ordinance approved by the voters exempt from 17 taxation 18 (1) all or part of the assessed value [THAT EXCEEDS $150,000] of 19 real property owned and occupied as a permanent place of abode by a resident who is 20 (A) [(1)] 65 years of age or older; 21 (B) [(2)] a disabled veteran [, INCLUDING A PERSON WHO 22 WAS DISABLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE SERVING IN THE 23 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD]; 24 (C) [OR (3)] at least 60 years of age [OLD] and a widow or 25 widower of a person who qualified for an exemption under (A) [(1) OR (2)] of 26 this paragraph; 27 (D) the widow or widower of a person who qualified for an 28 exemption under (B) of this paragraph; or 29 (E) the widow or widower of a person who dies from a 30 service-connected cause sustained while serving as a member of the United 31 States armed forces or as a member of the National Guard
01 [SUBSECTION]. 02 * Sec. 8. AS 29.45.050(x) is amended to read: 03 (x) In this section, 04 (1) "disabled veteran" means a disabled person 05 (A) separated from the military service of the United States 06 under a condition that is not dishonorable who is a resident of the state, 07 whose disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the 08 military service of the United States, and whose disability has been rated 09 as 50 percent or more by the branch of service in which that person served 10 or by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or 11 (B) who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard, who is a 12 resident of the state, whose disability was incurred or aggravated in the 13 line of duty while serving in the Alaska Territorial Guard, and whose 14 disability has been rated as 50 percent or more; 15 (2) "farming activity" means raising and harvesting crops; feeding, 16 breeding, and managing livestock; dairying; or any combination of those activities; 17 (3) "widow or widower" means a person whose spouse has died 18 and who has not remarried. 19 * Sec. 9. AS 29.45.050 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 20 (y) Only one exemption under (i) of this section may be granted for the same 21 property, and, if two or more persons are eligible for an exemption for the same 22 property, the parties shall decide between or among themselves who is to receive the 23 benefit of the exemption. Real property may not be exempted under this subsection if 24 the assessor determines, after notice to and hearing of the parties, that the property was 25 conveyed to the applicant primarily for the purpose of obtaining the exemption. The 26 determination of the assessor may be appealed under AS 44.62.560 and 44.62.570. A 27 municipality shall determine the eligibility requirements and application procedure for 28 an optional exemption provided under (i) of this section. 29 (z) In (i) of this section, "real property" includes mobile homes, whether 30 classified as real or personal property for municipal tax purposes. 31 * Sec. 10. AS 29.45.660(b) is amended to read:
01 (b) Compliance with the provisions of this section is a prerequisite to receipt 02 of community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] under AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879. 03 The department shall withhold annual allocations under those sections until municipal 04 officials demonstrate that the requirements of this section have been met. 05 * Sec. 11. AS 29.60.810 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 29.60.810. Grant applications. A municipality or regional housing 07 authority that owns a harbor facility may submit to the Department of Transportation 08 and Public Facilities an application for a harbor facility grant to be used for 09 construction, expansion, major repair, or major maintenance of a harbor facility. The 10 application must include information about the project requested by the department. 11 For a proposed project to be eligible for a grant, the municipality or regional housing 12 authority must provide evidence acceptable to the department that the 13 (1) proposed project is a capital improvement project and not part of a 14 preventive maintenance program or regular custodial care program; 15 (2) municipality or regional housing authority will provide 50 percent 16 of the total project cost as matching funds for the state grant and that money received 17 by the municipality or regional housing authority from the state will not be used for 18 the matching funds except money received under 19 (A) AS 29.60.850 - 29.60.879 (community assistance 20 [REVENUE SHARING] program); 21 (B) AS 29.60.450, AS 43.75.130, and 43.75.137 (shared 22 fisheries business taxes); 23 (C) AS 43.52.200 - 43.52.295 (excise tax on overnight 24 accommodations on commercial passenger vessels); and 25 (D) a transfer agreement between the state and a municipality 26 for [PURSUANT TO] a sale under AS 35.10.120; 27 (3) municipality or regional housing authority has secured and will 28 maintain adequate property loss insurance for the replacement cost of the harbor 29 facility or has an adequate program of insurance; 30 (4) municipality or regional housing authority has a preventive 31 maintenance plan for the harbor facility and will be adequately adhering to the
01 preventive maintenance plan after completion of the proposed project. 02 * Sec. 12. AS 29.60.850 is amended to read: 03 Sec. 29.60.850. Community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] fund. (a) 04 The community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] fund is established in the general 05 fund for the purpose of making community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] 06 payments to municipalities, reserves, and communities for any public purpose. The 07 fund consists of appropriations. Income earned on money in the fund may be 08 appropriated to the fund. Money in the fund does not lapse. 09 (b) Each fiscal year, the legislature may appropriate to the community 10 assistance [REVENUE SHARING] fund money received by the state during the 11 previous calendar year under AS 43.20.030(c). The amount may not exceed 12 (1) $60,000,000; or 13 (2) the amount that, when added to the fund balance on June 30 of the 14 previous fiscal year, equals $180,000,000. 15 (c) The balance in the community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] fund 16 shall be determined on June 30 of each year. If the fund balance is at least $15,000,000 17 [$60,000,000], without further appropriation, the department shall distribute one-third 18 of that amount as community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payments for the 19 immediately following fiscal year. Otherwise, no payments may be made. 20 (d) Notwithstanding the guidelines in (b) of this section, the legislature may 21 appropriate any amount to the community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] fund. 22 Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund. 23 * Sec. 13. AS 29.60.855 is amended to read: 24 Sec. 29.60.855. Basic community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] 25 payments. (a) The [DEPARTMENT SHALL CALCULATE THE] basic amount 26 used for determining the basic community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] 27 payment for a fiscal year [BY APPLYING THE FOLLOWING FORMULA: THE 28 AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENTS FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR UNDER 29 AS 29.60.850(c), MINUS 60,000,000, DIVIDED BY 60,000,000, PLUS ONE, 30 MULTIPLIED BY 384,000. HOWEVER, IF THE AMOUNT CALCULATED IS 31 LESS THAN $220,000, THE BASIC AMOUNT FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR] is
01 $384,000 [$220,000]. However, if the amount available for payments for that 02 fiscal year under AS 29.60.850(c) is less than the amount necessary to make the 03 payments under (b) of this section, the department shall reduce the basic amount 04 pro rata. 05 (b) Except as provided in (c) of this section, the basic community assistance 06 [REVENUE SHARING] payment for a fiscal year equals, for each 07 (1) unified municipality, the sum of the amounts calculated under (2) 08 and (3) of this subsection, rounded to the nearest $1,000; 09 (2) borough, the basic amount, rounded to the nearest $1,000; 10 (3) city and eligible reserve, one-fourth of the basic amount, rounded 11 to the nearest $100; 12 (4) eligible community in the unorganized borough, one-twelfth of the 13 basic amount, rounded to the nearest $100; 14 (5) eligible community in a unified municipality or borough, one- 15 nineteenth of the basic amount, rounded to the nearest $100. 16 (c) The basic community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payment 17 amount for a succeeding municipality formed when two or more municipalities merge, 18 consolidate, or unify after January 1, 2002, equals the sum of the amounts each of the 19 former municipalities would receive under (b) of this section calculated as if the 20 merger, consolidation, or unification had not occurred. 21 * Sec. 14. AS 29.60.860(a) is amended to read: 22 (a) Subject to (b) of this section, if the amount available for distribution under 23 AS 29.60.850(c) exceeds the amount needed to fully fund all the basic community 24 assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payments, the balance shall be distributed on a 25 per capita basis to municipalities, to reserves, and to communities in the unorganized 26 borough. 27 * Sec. 15. AS 29.60.860(b) is amended to read: 28 (b) The per capita amount distributed to each community in the unorganized 29 borough may not, when added to the basic community assistance [REVENUE 30 SHARING] payment for that community, exceed the basic amount calculated under 31 AS 29.60.855(b)(3). If the per capita distribution for a community in the unorganized
01 borough, when added to the basic community revenue sharing payment for that 02 community, would exceed the basic amount calculated under AS 29.60.855(b)(3), the 03 excess amount shall be distributed on a per capita basis to other communities in the 04 unorganized borough. 05 * Sec. 16. AS 29.60.865 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 29.60.865. Eligibility requirements for reserves and communities. (a) 07 The department, with advice from the Department of Law, shall determine whether 08 there is in each community or reserve an incorporated nonprofit entity or a Native 09 village council that will agree to receive and spend the community assistance 10 [REVENUE SHARING] payment. If there is more than one qualified entity in a 11 reserve or community in the unorganized borough, the department shall pay the money 12 to the entity that the department finds most qualified to receive and spend the money 13 on behalf of the reserve or community. The department may not make a community 14 assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payment to a Native village council unless the 15 council waives immunity from suit for claims arising out of activities of the council 16 related to the payment. A waiver of immunity from suit under this section must be on 17 a form provided by the Department of Law. If there is no qualified incorporated 18 nonprofit entity or Native village council in a reserve or community that is willing to 19 receive the community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payment and use the 20 payment on behalf of that reserve or community, the payment for that reserve or 21 community may not be paid. Neither this section nor any action taken under it enlarges 22 or diminishes the governmental authority or jurisdiction of a Native village council. 23 (b) The department may make a community assistance [REVENUE 24 SHARING] payment on behalf of a community in a borough or unified municipality 25 only to the municipality for payment by the municipality to an incorporated nonprofit 26 entity or Native village council that has been approved by the assembly and meets the 27 requirements of (a) of this section. The department shall have written evidence of the 28 assembly approval. If there is more than one qualified entity in a community in a 29 borough or unified municipality, one of the entities may receive the entire payment, or 30 the payment may be shared between two or more of the qualified entities, as 31 determined by the assembly.
01 (c) A community in a borough or unified municipality is eligible for a 02 community assistance [REVENUE SHARING] payment only if at least three of the 03 following services are generally available to all residents of the community and each 04 of the three services, in any combination, are provided by one or more qualifying 05 incorporated nonprofit entities or a Native village council or are substantially paid for 06 by the residents of the community through taxes, charges, or assessments levied or 07 authorized by the borough or unified municipality: 08 (1) fire protection; 09 (2) emergency medical; 10 (3) water and sewer; 11 (4) solid waste management; 12 (5) public road or ice road maintenance; 13 (6) public health; 14 (7) search and rescue. 15 * Sec. 17. AS 29.71.040(h)(2) is amended to read: 16 (2) "state money" includes state reimbursement to municipalities for 17 school or related construction, foundation funding for education, municipal assistance, 18 community assistance, revenue sharing, and state funds for capital projects. 19 * Sec. 18. AS 36.10.090(b) is amended to read: 20 (b) A local government or school district covered by the provisions of this 21 chapter that is found to be in violation of these provisions may be required to forfeit 22 all or part of the state aid made available for the project in which the violation occurs 23 and in addition may be denied up to 12 months of state community assistance 24 [REVENUE SHARING] or public school funding. A state department or agency head 25 found to be in violation of this chapter may be required to forfeit the position of 26 department or agency head. 27 * Sec. 19. AS 36.10.125(c) is amended to read: 28 (c) In an action brought under (b) of this section, the court may, in its 29 discretion, order denial of state community assistance, revenue sharing, or public 30 school funding, forfeiture of office or position, or injunctive or other relief. If the court 31 finds for the plaintiff in an action brought under (b) of this section, it may award the
01 plaintiff an amount equal to the actual costs and attorney fees incurred by the plaintiff. 02 * Sec. 20. AS 36.15.050(h)(3) is amended to read: 03 (3) "state money" includes state reimbursement to school districts for 04 school or related construction, foundation funding for education, municipal assistance, 05 community assistance, revenue sharing, and state funds for capital projects. 06 * Sec. 21. AS 44.33.020(a) is amended to read: 07 (a) The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development 08 shall 09 (1) advise and assist local governments; 10 (2) advise the governor and other commissioners on the delivery of 11 government services to rural areas, including services relating to public safety, justice, 12 economic development, natural resource management, education, and public health; 13 (3) make recommendations to the governor and other commissioners 14 about policy changes that would affect rural governments and rural affairs; 15 (4) serve as staff for the Local Boundary Commission; 16 (5) conduct studies and carry out experimental and pilot projects for 17 the purpose of developing solutions to community and regional problems; 18 (6) promote cooperative solutions to problems affecting more than one 19 community or region, including joint service agreements, regional compacts, and other 20 forms of cooperation; 21 (7) serve as a clearinghouse for information useful in solution of 22 community and regional problems, and channel to the appropriate authority requests 23 for information and services; 24 (8) advise and assist community and regional governments on matters 25 of finance, including but not limited to bond marketing and procurement of federal 26 funds; 27 (9) prepare suggested guidelines relating to the content of notice of 28 bond sale advertisements, prospectuses, and other bonding matters issued by local 29 governments; 30 (10) administer state funds appropriated for the benefit of unorganized 31 regions within the state, allowing for maximum participation by local advisory
01 councils and similar bodies; 02 (11) as assigned through a delegation by the governor, administer and 03 implement the state's role in the federal community development quota program 04 established under 16 U.S.C. 1855(i) or a successor federal program; the department 05 may adopt regulations under a delegation from the governor to implement duties under 06 this paragraph; 07 (12) carry out those administrative functions in the unorganized 08 borough that the legislature may prescribe; 09 (13) study existing and proposed laws and state activities that affect 10 community and regional affairs and submit to the governor recommended changes in 11 those laws and activities; 12 (14) coordinate activities of the state that affect community and 13 regional affairs; 14 (15) assist in the development of new communities and serve as the 15 agent of the state for purposes of participation in federal programs relating to new 16 communities; 17 (16) supervise planning, management, and other activities required for 18 local eligibility for financial aid under those federal and state programs that provide 19 assistance to community and regional governments; 20 (17) advise and assist municipalities on procedures of assessment, 21 valuation, and taxation, and notify municipalities of major errors in those procedures; 22 (18) apply for, receive, and use funds from federal and other sources, 23 public or private, for use in carrying out the powers and duties of the department; 24 (19) request and utilize the resources of other agencies of state 25 government in carrying out the purposes of this chapter to the extent such utilization is 26 more efficient than maintaining departmental staff, reimbursing the other agencies 27 when appropriate; 28 (20) administer state and, as appropriate, federal programs for revenue 29 sharing, community assistance, grants, and other forms of financial assistance to 30 community and regional governments; 31 (21) administer the state programs relating to commerce or community
01 development, enforce the laws relating to these programs, and adopt regulations under 02 these laws; 03 (22) register corporations; 04 (23) collect corporation franchise taxes; 05 (24) enforce state laws regulating public utilities and other public 06 service enterprises, banking and securities, insurance, and other businesses and 07 enterprises touched with a public interest; 08 (25) make veterans' loans; 09 (26) furnish the budgeting, clerical, and administrative services for 10 regulatory agencies and professional and occupational licensing boards not otherwise 11 provided for; 12 (27) conduct studies, enter into contracts and agreements, and make 13 surveys relating to the economic development of the state and, when appropriate, 14 assemble, analyze, and disseminate the findings obtained; 15 (28) provide factual information and technical assistance for potential 16 industrial and commercial investors; 17 (29) receive gifts, grants, and other aid that facilitate the powers and 18 duties of the department from agencies and instrumentalities of the United States or 19 other public or private sources; 20 (30) establish and activate programs to achieve balanced economic 21 development in the state and advise the governor on economic development policy 22 matters; 23 (31) formulate a continuing program for basic economic development 24 and for the necessary promotion, planning, and research that will advance the 25 economic development of the state; 26 (32) cooperate with private, governmental, and other public institutions 27 and agencies in the execution of economic development programs; 28 (33) review the programs and annual reports of other departments and 29 agencies as they are related to economic development and prepare an annual report on 30 the economic growth of the state; 31 (34) administer the economic development programs of the state;
01 (35) perform all other duties and powers necessary or proper in 02 relation to economic development and planning for the state; 03 (36) request tourism-related businesses in the state to provide data 04 regarding occupancy levels, traffic flow and gross receipts and to participate in visitor 05 surveys conducted by the department; data collected under this paragraph that 06 discloses the particulars of an individual business is not a matter of public record and 07 shall be kept confidential; however, this restriction does not prevent the department 08 from using the data to formulate tourism economic impact information including 09 expenditure patterns, tax receipts and fees, employment and income attributable to 10 tourism, and other information considered relevant to the planning, evaluation, and 11 policy direction of tourism in the state; 12 (37) provide administrative and budgetary services to the Real Estate 13 Commission under AS 08.88 as requested by the commission; 14 (38) sell at cost, to the extent possible, publications and promotional 15 materials developed by the department; 16 (39) as delegated by the governor, administer under 16 U.S.C. 1856 17 the internal waters foreign processing permit procedures and collect related fees; 18 (40) administer state laws relating to the issuance of business licenses; 19 (41) comply with AS 15.07.055 to serve as a voter registration agency 20 to the extent required by state and federal law, including 42 U.S.C. 1973gg (National 21 Voter Registration Act of 1993); 22 (42) [REPEALED 23 (43)] carry out other functions and duties, consistent with law, 24 necessary or appropriate to accomplish the purpose of this chapter; 25 (43) [(44)] administer the Alaska BIDCO assistance program under 26 AS 37.17.500 - 37.17.690 and adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of those 27 statutes; 28 (44) [(45)] supply necessary clerical and administrative services for the 29 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Marijuana Control Board. 30 * Sec. 22. AS 46.07.080(2) is amended to read: 31 (2) "village" means
01 (A) a second class city; 02 (B) a first class city with a population of less than 1,000; 03 (C) a home rule municipality with a population of less than 04 1,000; 05 (D) the Annette Island Reserve established by 25 U.S.C. 495 06 for the Metlakatla Indian Community; 07 (E) a community with a population between 25 and 1,000 that 08 is represented by 09 (i) a council organized under 25 U.S.C. 476 (sec. 16 of 10 the Indian Reorganization Act); 11 (ii) a traditional village council recognized by the 12 United States as eligible for federal aid to Indians; or 13 (iii) an incorporated nonprofit entity or Native village 14 council that the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic 15 Development, with advice from the Department of Law, has 16 determined is eligible to receive and spend a community assistance 17 [REVENUE SHARING] payment under AS 29.60.865, if the 18 incorporated nonprofit entity or Native village council agrees to act as a 19 village governing body for the purposes of this chapter and provides for 20 the ongoing maintenance of a project funded under this chapter. 21 * Sec. 23. AS 29.45.030(a)(6), 29.45.030(e), 29.45.030(f), 29.45.030(g), 29.45.030(i), and 22 29.45.030(k) are repealed.