Legislature(2015 - 2016)

2015-01-21 Senate Journal

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2015-01-21                     Senate Journal                      Page 0037
SB 27                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 27 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                                                
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                                                           
          "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                   
          loan program expenses of state government and for                                                                     
          certain programs, capitalizing funds, making                                                                          
          reappropriations, and making appropriations under                                                                     
          art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of                                                                     
          Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund;                                                                  
          and providing for an effective date."                                                                                 
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  

2015-01-21                     Senate Journal                      Page 0038
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 20:                                                                                 
Dear President Meyer,                                                                                                           
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State's operating                                                        
budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16).                                                                                             
In order to meet the December 15 statutory deadline for budget                                                                  
submission, the former administration's FY16 operating budget is                                                                
being submitted without endorsement. My administration has                                                                      
continued to refine our budget proposal after the December 15                                                                   
deadline. A new budget, fully endorsed by me, will be submitted in                                                              
advance of the February 18 amended budget deadline.                                                                             
The Walker Administration looks forward to working with the                                                                     
Legislature on a FY16 budget with full legislative deliberation and                                                             
will provide the fully endorsed amended budget to legislators as early                                                          
as possible.                                                                                                                    
Bill Walker