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2015-05-19 House Journal

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2015-05-19                     House Journal                      Page 1199
HB 73                                                                                                                         
The following letter dated May 18, 2015, was received:                                                                          
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
On this date, I have signed the following bill passed by the First                                                              
Regular Session of the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State Legislature and am                                                             
transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Office of the                                                             
Lieutenant Governor for permanent filing:                                                                                       
     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."                                                                             
     Chapter No. 24, SLA 2015                                                                                                   
     [Effective Date:  July 1, 2015]                                                                                            
As passed by the Legislature, CCS HB 73 totals $242,300,000,                                                                    
including $201,900,000 in unrestricted general funds.                                                                           
Although I am signing CCS HB 73, I remain gravely concerned that                                                                
the execution of programs and services will be negatively impacted by                                                           
the current legislative budget impasse. I urge you to find a resolution                                                         
to fund an adequate budget that provides for a healthy and sustainable                                                          
future for all Alaskans.                                                                                                        
Bill Walker