SB 49: "An Act allowing appropriations to the civil legal services fund from court filing fees."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 49 01 "An Act allowing appropriations to the civil legal services fund from court filing fees." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 37.05.590 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 37.05.590. Civil legal services fund. The civil legal services fund is 05 established as a special account in the general fund. The fund consists of 06 appropriations to it. Annually, the legislature may appropriate to the fund only from 07 amounts deposited into the general fund of the state under AS 09.17.020(j) and an 08 amount from the general fund that is up to 25 percent of the filing fees received 09 by the Alaska Court System during the previous fiscal year. The legislature may 10 make appropriations from the fund to organizations that provide civil legal services to 11 low-income individuals. Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund. In this 12 section, "low-income individual" means an individual with an income equal to or less 13 than 125 percent of the most recent federal poverty guidelines for Alaska set by the 14 United States Department of Health and Human Services.