HB 402: "An Act making a supplemental appropriation from the general fund to cover shortfalls in federal receipts caused by an impasse in enacting the 1996 federal budget; relieving conditions on the expenditure of general fund matching appropriations; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 402 01 "An Act making a supplemental appropriation from the general fund to cover 02 shortfalls in federal receipts caused by an impasse in enacting the 1996 federal 03 budget; relieving conditions on the expenditure of general fund matching 04 appropriations; and providing for an effective date." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature that the additional amount 07 appropriated by the amendment to sec. 5, ch. 94, SLA 1995 made in sec. 2 of this Act, and 08 the general fund matching money authorized for accelerated use by sec. 3 of this Act may be 09 expended to keep essential state programs operating until the fiscal year 1996 federal budget 10 is enacted. The governor is encouraged to use all available means to seek reimbursement 11 from responsible federal agencies to restore general fund money expended under this Act 12 pending enactment of the fiscal year 1996 federal budget. 13 * Sec. 2. Section 5, ch. 94, SLA 1995 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 14 (b) If the federal receipts appropriated in sec. 47 of this Act to the Department
01 of Labor for employment and unemployment services, labor market information 02 services, and occupational safety and health programs are not timely received and thus 03 fall short of the estimate, the amount of the shortfall, not to exceed $1,500,000, is 04 appropriated from the general fund. 05 * Sec. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of ch. 94, SLA 1995, an appropriation 06 from the general fund made in ch. 94, SLA 1995 for the purpose of satisfying a federal 07 requirement to match federal financial participation may be expended without regard to the 08 matching requirement if the federal money to be matched is unavailable because the fiscal 09 year 1996 federal budget has not been enacted. 10 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).