Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2003-03-05 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2003-03-05 House Journal Page 0417 HB 76 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 76 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. A letter dated March 5, 2003, with an accompanying spreadsheet, to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority from the Office of Management and Budget was attached (as required by AS 37.14.003(b)) and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office. The Governor's transmittal letter dated March 5, 2003, follows: "Dear Speaker Kott: The comprehensive mental health budget bill delivered today contains my proposal for the 2004 fiscal year. This Administration has gone through an extensive process to evaluate state programs in order to prepare the state budget. Given our current financial situation, many programs are held at current levels, some are reduced, and a few are eliminated. A copy of the report to the Mental Health Trust Authority is attached. I look forward to working closely with this Legislature to jointly craft a responsive state budget that efficiently provides Alaska residents essential state services at a cost that the state can afford over the long- term. Sincerely yours, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"