Legislature(2015 - 2016)
2015-05-12 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2015-05-12 House Journal Page 1179 HB 73 The following was engrossed and enrolled, signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk, President and Secretary of the Senate, and the engrossed and enrolled copies were transmitted to the Office of the Governor at 11:07 a.m., May 1, 2015: CONFERENCE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 73 "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." Also transmitted was a copy of the following letter dated April 30, 2015, to Mr. John McClellan, P.E., Chair, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority: "Dear Mr. McClellan: Pursuant to the requirements of AS 37.14.005(c), this letter and the enclosed spreadsheet and reports describe how the funding contained in CCS HB 73-the FY16 Mental Health budget-differs from the FY16 Mental Health Trust Authority's (Authority) funding recommendations for the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program. While the statute requires reporting only on general fund expenditures, information regarding expenditures of Authority receipts is also included in the attached reports. Operating Appropriations The legislature treated the Governor's request as a starting point for budget deliberations. Authority recommendations excluded from the Governor's request were not deliberated. The spreadsheet titled "Mental Health Trust Authority Budget Comparison" compares the FY16 Mental Health Trust Authority budget recommendations to the FY16 Mental Health Budget passed by the legislature in CCS HB 73. The Authority's request contains a total of $28,370,900 ($16,820,900 of operating requests and $11,550,000 of capital projects). 2015-05-12 House Journal Page 1180 The Agency Summary report compares the FY16 Governor's operating budget recommendations to the appropriations passed by the legislature. The Governor requested $234.3 million (column 1), and the legislature appropriated $230.7 million (column 2). As shown in the report, the legislature's budget is -$3.6 million (-1.5%) below the Governor's request. The enclosed Transaction Comparison report highlights all differences between the Governor's requested transactions ("16GovAmd+" column) and the transactions approved in CC HB 73 ("16Budget" column). Capital Appropriations The Governor's budget included all of the Authority's requested capital projects (totaling $11.55 million). The legislature approved the Governor's request as submitted. We appreciate the good working relationship between the Authority and the legislature. If you have questions regarding the enclosed reports, please contact Amanda Ryder of the Legislative Finance Division at 465-5411. Sincerely, /s/ Representative Mark Neuman Conference Committee Chair Senator Pete Kelly Conference Committee Vice-Chair Enclosures Mental Health Trust Authority Budget Comparison Agency Summary (Operating) Transaction Compare between 16GovAmd+ and 16Budget Capital Project Detail"