Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 66. Sale of Business Opportunities
Section 110. Escrow Account Requirements.
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AS 45.66.110. Escrow Account Requirements.

(a) The holder of an escrow account required by AS 45.66.100 must be a person who is independent from the seller, and the escrow account holder may not make direct disbursements from the escrow account except as provided in (c) and (d) of this section.

(b) A seller who establishes an escrow account required by AS 45.66.100 shall provide to the escrow account holder a copy of the signed contract between the buyer and the seller. The seller shall promptly report to the department the following information:

(1) the name and address of the escrow account holder;

(2) the name and address of the financial institution, including the branch, where the escrow account is located; and

(3) the escrow account number.

(c) Except as provided in (d) of this section or under AS 45.66.120 , money placed in an escrow account required by AS 45.66.100 may not be released until 30 days have passed since the buyer signed the contract and the buyer notifies the escrow account holder in writing that the products, equipment, supplies, or services required by the contract have been delivered within the time set in the contract between the buyer and seller. The buyer shall notify the escrow account holder of a timely delivery within 10 business days after delivery.

(d) Upon notification by the buyer that the contract has been cancelled under AS 45.66.130 , the escrow account holder shall release the money held in the escrow account to the buyer.

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