PICK, CLICK, GIVE IT ALL BACK
The Alaska Senate has unanimously passed a bill to give Alaskans the option of donating some or all of their Permanent Fund dividends to the State General Fund, (where it could be used presumably to fund Rep. Paul Seaton’s $500,000 Vitamin D study.)
The bill’s sponsor is Sen. David Wilson, a Wasilla Republican.
“I’ve heard from Alaskans who say they wouldn’t mind giving up a portion of their income or PFD to the State of Alaska. This bill creates a mechanism for Alaskans to donate their PFDs directly to the state general fund,” Wilson said.
Participants will be able to contribute as little as $25, and all the way up to the total amount of the PFD, in $25 increments. According to the bill, a donation to the state’s general fund might be counted as a charitable donation for federal tax purposes.
SB 154 will now be sent to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration.