Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2010-01-19 House Journal

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2010-01-19                     House Journal                      Page 1305
HB 302                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 302 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 January 15, 2010, with an accompanying spreadsheet, to                                                           
the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority from Karen J. Rehfeld,                                                                 
Director, Office of Management and Budget, was attached (as required                                                            
by AS 37.14.003) and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office.                                                                    

2010-01-19                     House Journal                      Page 1306
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 15, 2010, follows:                                                              
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Art. III, Sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I                                                         
am transmitting a bill relating to the State's comprehensive mental                                                             
health program for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY2011). As required by statute,                                                           
it includes both operating and capital appropriations and is                                                                    
accompanied by a report outlining the differences between the                                                                   
recommendations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and my                                                              
proposed budget.                                                                                                                
The proposed mental health budget represents a cooperative effort                                                               
between State agencies and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.                                                            
These productive working relationships have made and will continue                                                              
to make a positive difference for Alaska's mental health beneficiaries.                                                         
I look forward to working with the Legislature to secure passage of                                                             
this budget bill.                                                                                                               
                               Sean Parnell