CSSB 19(JUD): "An Act relating to the creation of a civil legal services fund."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 19(JUD) 01 "An Act relating to the creation of a civil legal services fund." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 37.05.146(c) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 04 (78) civil legal services fund under AS 37.05.590. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 37.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Sec. 37.05.590. Civil legal services fund. The civil legal services fund is 07 established as a special account in the general fund. The fund consists of 08 appropriations to it. Annually, the legislature may appropriate to the fund the amount 09 deposited into the general fund of the state under AS 09.17.020(j). The legislature 10 may make appropriations from the fund to organizations that provide civil legal 11 services to low-income individuals. Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund. 12 In this section, "low-income individual" means an individual with an income equal to 13 or less than the maximum income levels for Alaska determined by the Legal Services 14 Corporation (42 U.S.C. 2996b).