SB 36: "An Act relating to qualifications for a longevity bonus; and providing for an effective date."

00SENATE BILL NO. 36 01 "An Act relating to qualifications for a longevity bonus; and providing for an 02 effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.45.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05  (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a recipient continues to qualify for 06 bonuses during the first 90 days of continuous absence and upon return to the state if 07 the recipient is otherwise qualified and is absent upon the orders of a physician for the 08 purpose of receiving medical treatment. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 47.45.070(a) is amended to read: 10  (a) An unqualified person is one who 11  (1) does not meet the age or residence requirements as provided for 12 under this chapter; 13  (2) meets the age and residence requirements of this chapter but either 14 is confined in a state or federal mental health institution or facility and is certified by

01 the state as unable to manage personal affairs, or resides in a nursing home as that 02 term is defined in AS 08.70.180; however, if that person, at the time of commitment 03 or commencement of residence, provided the principal support of a spouse, the 04 commissioner of administration may determine to pay the confined person's bonus to 05 the person's spouse until the spouse is qualified for a bonus; 06  (3) is otherwise qualified but confined in a penal or correctional 07 institution or facility; upon completion of sentence or upon the conferral of a pardon, 08 parole or probation, the person may make application; confinement outside the state 09 shall be considered as residence in the state if a person was convicted and sentenced 10 from a court in Alaska; revocation of parole or probation shall be cause for immediate 11 disqualification until release from confinement is again effected; 12  (4) except as provided in AS 47.45.030(b), voluntarily leaves the state 13 and remains absent from the state for a continuous period of more than 90 days. 14 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 1993.