SB 130: "An Act relating to a vote of the people before a broad-based individual income tax or statewide sales tax takes effect."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 130 01 "An Act relating to a vote of the people before a broad-based individual income tax or 02 statewide sales tax takes effect." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 15.13.065(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) Except for reports required by AS 15.13.040 and 15.13.110 and except for 06 the requirements of AS 15.13.050, 15.13.060, and 15.13.112 - 15.13.114, the 07 provisions of AS 15.13.010 - 15.13.116 do not apply to limit the authority of a person 08 to make contributions to influence the outcome of a ballot proposition. In this 09 subsection, in addition to its meaning in AS 15.80.010, "proposition" includes 10 (1) an issue placed on a ballot to determine whether 11 (A) a constitutional convention shall be called; 12 (B) a debt shall be contracted; 13 (C) an advisory question shall be approved or rejected; or 14 (D) a municipality shall be incorporated;
01 (E) a tax shall be levied under AS 43.98.020; 02 (2) an initiative proposal application filed with the lieutenant governor 03 under AS 15.45.020. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 15.15.030 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 05 (14) When the legislature by law authorizes the levy of a tax described 06 in AS 43.95.020, the director shall place the question of whether the levy shall be 07 ratified by placing the ballot title and question on the election ballot specified in the 08 Act. The question shall, by the use of a few sentences in a succinct manner, give a true 09 and impartial summary of the Act levying the tax. The question of whether the tax 10 shall be levied shall be assigned a letter of the alphabet on the ballot. Provision shall 11 be made for marking the question "Yes" or "No." 12 * Sec. 3. AS 15.80.010(33) is amended to read: 13 (33) "question" means an issue placed on the ballot to determine 14 whether a judge or justice shall be accepted or rejected, whether a constitutional 15 convention shall be called, whether a state debt shall be contracted, whether a tax 16 described in AS 43.98.020 shall be levied, or whether a state official shall be 17 recalled; 18 * Sec. 4. AS 43.98 is amended by adding a new section to read: 19 Article 1A. Voter Approval of Tax. 20 Sec. 43.98.020. Limitation on the levy of individual income and sales tax. 21 The legislature may not pass a bill levying a broad-based individual income tax or 22 statewide general sales tax, or both, unless the 23 (1) provisions of the bill levying the broad-based individual income tax 24 or statewide general sales tax, or both, are contingent on and do not take effect until 25 after ratification by a majority of votes cast in a statewide election; and 26 (2) bill levying the broad-based individual income tax or statewide 27 general sales tax, or both, specifies the statewide election ballot on which the question 28 described in (1) of this section must appear.