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HB 106: "An Act allowing appropriations to the civil legal services fund from court filing fees."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 106                                                                          
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.