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CSSB 92(STA): "An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to the general fund."

00                       CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 92(STA)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to contributions from permanent fund dividends to the general fund."                                   
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 43.23 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
04 Sec. 43.23.135. Contributions to the general fund. (a) Notwithstanding                                                
05 AS 43.23.200, the electronic Alaska permanent fund dividend application must allow                                      
06 an applicant to direct that money be subtracted from the dividend payment and                                           
07 contributed to the state general fund. A contribution to the state general fund may be                                  
08 $25 or more, in increments of $25, up to the total amount of the permanent fund                                         
09 dividend that the applicant is entitled to receive. If the applicant's total amount of                                  
10 contributions under this subsection, when added to the total amount of contributions                                    
11 under AS 43.23.130, exceeds the amount of the permanent fund dividend that the                                          
12 applicant is entitled to receive, contributions under AS 43.23.130 shall have priority                                  
13 over contributions under this subsection. The electronic application must include                                       
14 notice that seven percent of the money contributed to the state general fund will be                                    
15 used for administrative costs incurred in implementing this subsection and that money                                   
01       from the dividend fund will not be used for that purpose.                                                         
02            (b)  A public agency that claims a permanent fund dividend on behalf of an                                   
03       individual under AS 43.23.015(e) may not elect to make contributions from the                                     
04       dividend under this section.                                                                                      
05 (c)  In preparing the electronic Alaska permanent fund dividend application,                                            
06 the department shall ensure that the option to make a contribution under this section is                                
07 in a separate section of the application than the option to make a contribution under                                   
08       AS 43.23.130.