Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2004-03-08 House Journal

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2004-03-08                     House Journal                      Page 2882
HB 471                                                                                            
The Health, Education & Social Services Committee has considered:                                   
     HOUSE BILL NO. 471                                                                             
     "An Act relating to the funding of public education; and providing                             
     for an effective date."                                                                        
and recommends it be replaced with:                                                                 
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 471(EDU)                                                                 
     (same title)                                                                                   

2004-03-08                     House Journal                      Page 2883
The report was signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, with the                                     
following individual recommendations:                                                               
Do pass (4):  Gatto, Seaton, Wolf, Wilson                                                           
No recommendation (1):  Cissna                                                                      
Amend (1):  Coghill                                                                                 
A House Health, Education & Social Services Committee letter of                                     
intent signed by Representative Wilson, Chair, follows:                                             
"The HESS Committee acknowledges the importance of supporting                                       
education in the State of Alaska.  Therefore, it is the consensus of the                            
Committee that the base student allocation be increased from $4,169                                 
to $4,379; and in each following year, beginning July 1, 2005, an                                   
increase in the base student allocation of two percent.                                             
'The HESS Committee recognizes the need to identify sources of                                      
available funds for this increased education funding.  We identify the                              
remaining authorized Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR) draw for                                   
2004 and the Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve as sources that can be                                 
used for this education funding increase.'"                                                         
The following fiscal note(s) apply to CSHB 471(EDU):                                                
1.  Fiscal, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                  
HB 471 was referred to the Finance Committee.