SB 49: "An Act relating to an awareness fund and monetary donation program for blood donations."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 49 01 "An Act relating to an awareness fund and monetary donation program for blood 02 donations." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 13.50.160(d) is amended to read: 05 (d) Money in the fund may be appropriated by the legislature to an 06 organization for the purpose of promoting the donation programs established in 07 AS 13.50.100 - 13.50.190 [AS 13.50] and AS 13.52. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 13.50 is amended by adding new sections to read: 09 Article 3. Blood Donation Program. 10 Sec. 13.50.200. Monetary donation program for blood donations. (a) An 11 applicant for a motor vehicle or identification document may donate $1 or more to the 12 fund to promote blood donations in the state. The donation is voluntary and may be 13 declined by the applicant. The department shall make available to all applicants 14 information on the importance of making blood donations.
01 (b) The department shall collect the donations made under (a) of this section 02 and credit the donations to the fund. At least quarterly, the department shall transfer 03 the donations to the fund. 04 (c) The department shall ask each applicant for a motor vehicle or 05 identification document whether the applicant is interested in making the donation 06 under (a) of this section. 07 (d) In this section, "motor vehicle or identification document" has the meaning 08 given in AS 13.50.190. 09 Sec. 13.50.210. Blood donation awareness fund. (a) The blood donation 10 awareness fund is established. The fund consists of all donations made under 11 AS 13.50.200, other donations to the fund for a purpose identified under (b) of this 12 section, and appropriations made to the fund. 13 (b) The purposes of the fund are to promote blood donations in the state and to 14 administer the monetary donation program established under AS 13.50.200. 15 (c) Money in the fund may be appropriated by the legislature to an 16 organization for the purpose of promoting blood donations. 17 (d) Money appropriated to the fund may be spent for the purposes of the fund 18 without further appropriation. Money appropriated to the fund does not lapse. 19 Sec. 13.50.290. Definitions. In AS 13.50.200 - 13.50.290, 20 (1) "department" means the Department of Administration; 21 (2) "fund" means the blood donation awareness fund established in 22 AS 13.50.210.