Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2010-07-09 Senate Journal

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2010-07-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 2620
SB 13                                                                                                                         
Message date June 4 was received, stating:                                                                                      
Dear President Stevens:                                                                                                         
Under the authority vested in me by Art. II, Sec. 15, of the Alaska                                                             
Constitution, I have vetoed the following bill:                                                                                 
         SENATE BILL NO. 13 "An Act relating to eligibility                                                                     
         requirements for medical assistance for certain                                                                        
         children and pregnant women; and providing for an                                                                      
         effective date."                                                                                                       
Senate Bill 13 would increase the income ceiling for covering children                                                          
and pregnant women under Denali KidCare, from 175 percent to 200                                                                
percent of the federal poverty guideline for Alaska. In doing so, it                                                            
would also expand eligibility and State government funding for                                                                  
abortions. As a matter of conscience and public policy, I am vetoing                                                            
SB 13 so as not to expand publicly funded abortions in Alaska. I do                                                             
not believe this expansion constitutes the proper role of government                                                            
nor is it in the interests of our people and their inalienable rights.                                                          

2010-07-09                     Senate Journal                      Page 2621
Sean Parnell