Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/09/2003 04:17 PM 075

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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department  of Administration (see motion sheets).                                                              
Intent language  was not  included in the  motion. There  being NO                                                              
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Community and Economic Development                                                                
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Environmental Conservation (see                                                                   
motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Natural Resources (see motion                                                                     
sheets). Intent language was not included in the motion. There                                                                  
being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the  Department of Public Safety  (see motion sheets).                                                              
Intent language was not included in the motion.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
DAVID TEAL, DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE FINANCE DIVISION clarified that                                                               
the House action relates to items  3 and 4. The difference between                                                              
these items is  $280 thousand, which is the same  as between items                                                              
7 and 8.  These are transfers. Number  9 is a general  fund cut of                                                              
$280  thousand. This  amount was  transferred from  village public                                                              
safety officers to marine enforcement.  There is no real impact in                                                              
terms  of  the  bottom  line.   The  Senate  approach  would  take                                                              
interagency  receipts from the  Department of  Fish and  Game. The                                                              
intent   is  to   keep  the   [Woldstatd   and  Stimson]   vessels                                                              
operational.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for  the Legislature (see  motion sheets). There  being NO                                                              
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Chair Harris pointed out that item number 3 under the Department                                                                
of Administration  is not intent language. Senator  Green MOVED to                                                              
ADOPT the House numbers minus $100 for item 3.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman noted that Alaska Public Officers Commission was                                                                
eliminated  in the  Senate.  He observed  that  the House  numbers                                                              
would be below  the previous year's budget and  questioned how the                                                              
Commission would be able to operate.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Chair Harris observed that legislation is pending which would                                                                   
provide the  additional funding  needed. Senator Green  noted that                                                              
there is also funding in the Lieutenant Governor's budget.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal explained that the Governor's budget reduced the item                                                                  
[Alaska  Public Officers  Commission] by  $500 thousand,  but $200                                                              
thousand was  transferred to  the Lieutenant Governor's  Office to                                                              
maintain some  functions. He explained that because  the House and                                                              
Senate budgets  both included the  transfer it cannot  be included                                                              
in conference.  The money must be moved  to APOC administratively.                                                              
If  more money  were required  it would  go into  the fiscal  note                                                              
accompanying the legislation pertaining to APOC [SB 119}.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.                                                                                          

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