Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/04/2002 10:42 AM RLS

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
SENATOR THERRIAULT  asked, in relation  to SB 337-ELIGIBILITY  FOR                                                          
MUNICIPAL TAX  EXEMPTION, if a person  who is out of state  for an                                                          
allowable absence under the permanent  fund dividend program would                                                              
qualify for the municipal tax exemption.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. MARILYN  WILSON, staff to Senator  Donley, sponsor of  SB 337,                                                              
explained  that  SB 337  allows  municipalities  to use  the  same                                                              
criteria for  allowable absences  for the permanent  fund dividend                                                              
for a municipal tax exemption.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT asked if both  the eligibility requirements and                                                              
allowable absences would be the same.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. WILSON said that is her understanding.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT  asked if a person is out-of-state  for medical                                                              
services  not  available  in-state   could  apply  and  receive  a                                                              
dividend.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS. WILSON said that is correct.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT asked if this requirement applies only if a                                                                  
municipality decides to require it.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. WILSON said that is correct.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COWDERY moved to calendar SB 337 at the Chairman's                                                                      
discretion.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS noted that with no objection, SB 337 will be                                                                  
calendared today. There being no further business to come before                                                                
the committee, he adjourned the meeting at 10:46 a.m.                                                                           

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