AK House Majority
The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012  
Sponsor Statement: House Bill 190

PFD Allowable Absence

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Rep. Eric Feige R-6
Ak Legislative Majority

Rep. Eric Feige (R-6)
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An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.

Posted: March 14, 2011 : v27-LS0564-M
Bill Version: CSSSHB 190(FIN)
Status: (S) Sup Calendar 4/15 : 2012-04-15

According to current statute, anyone on an approved absence from the state, except members of Congress, congressional staff, and their families, is denied a Permanent Fund Dividend after ten years of absence from the state.

Although these individuals choose to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, once they are sworn into service, they do not have the option to choose to be physically present in Alaska.

It is time to correct this injustice and allow Alaska residents who decide to join the military the opportunity to continue to receive their deserved Permanent Fund Dividend.

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

~ Winston Churchill     

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