SB 34: "An Act relating to office accounts for each member of the legislature for legislative office expenses."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 34 01 "An Act relating to office accounts for each member of the legislature for legislative 02 office expenses." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 24.10.110 is amended to read: 05 Sec. 24.10.110. Office accounts [ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCES]. In 06 addition, each member of the legislature is entitled to an annual legislative office 07 account, as established by the legislative council, that complies with 26 U.S.C. 08 62(c) (Internal Revenue Code) and regulations adopted under that statute 09 relating to qualified business expenses under accountable plans [ALLOWANCE 10 PRESCRIBED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 39.23 FOR POSTAGE, 11 STATIONERY, STENOGRAPHIC SERVICES, AND OTHER EXPENSES]. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 24.10.110 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (b) The funds in the office account of each member of the legislature shall 14 remain in a separate account maintained by the Legislative Affairs Agency as
01 provided in (a) of this section, subject to the following: 02 (1) funds in a member's office account may be paid to the member 03 upon request of the member for reimbursement and after the agency determines that 04 the request for reimbursement is for a qualified business expense; and 05 (2) any funds remaining in a member's office account at the end of 06 each year shall lapse into the general fund as provided by law. 07 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 08 read: 09 APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to office accounts established on or after 10 January 1, 2014, under AS 24.10.110, as amended by this Act.