Legislature(2015 - 2016)
2016-01-19 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2016-01-19 House Journal Page 1452 HB 259 HOUSE BILL NO. 259 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to relocation assistance for federally assisted projects and programs; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 18, 2016, follows: "Dear Speaker Chenault: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to relocation assistance for federally assisted projects and programs. 2016-01-19 House Journal Page 1453 The bill would allow an increase of the maximum relocation benefits available to a person or a business displaced by federally assisted projects and programs. Congress increased the maximum relocation benefits available under 42 U.S.C. 4601 - 4655 (Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970), which are payable to a person or business displaced by a federally assisted project or program. The bill proposes to provide these increased federal benefits to Alaskans and Alaska businesses. Further, the bill would provide that a displaced person or business in the state would be retroactively eligible for an increased federal maximum benefit for relocation expenses incurred after October 1, 2014, which is when the increased maximum federal benefit became available. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"