Legislature(2017 - 2018)

2018-01-31 House Journal

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HB 321                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 321 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
    "An Act making supplemental appropriations and other                                                                        
    appropriations; making an appropriation to capitalize a fund;                                                               
     amending appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 29 follows:                                                                     
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska                                                                    
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal                                                         
Year 2018 (FY 2018).                                                                                                            
A limited number of requests that were not anticipated when the FY                                                              
2019 Governor's budget was submitted on December 15, 2017 are                                                                   
being submitted for your consideration. Capitalization of the Disaster                                                          
Relief Fund, shortfalls in the Office of Children's Services, payments                                                          

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required to meet federal maintenance of effort, and Permanent Fund                                                              
Corporation investment management fees constitute the largest portion                                                           
of the supplemental request. While the supplemental items included in                                                           
the December 15, 2017 budget primarily represent items that were                                                                
knowingly underfunded at enactment of the FY2018 budget, the items                                                              
included in this bill represent unexpected shortfalls in their respective                                                       
Two bargaining unit contracts for fiscal year 2018 have been                                                                    
negotiated and are included for legislative approval, however neither                                                           
have a budgetary impact. A reduction to the State costs for the Alaska                                                          
Reinsurance Program is included which reflects the transfer to the                                                              
program made by Premera.                                                                                                        
Thank you for your consideration of this bill.                                                                                  
Bill Walker