Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/19/2003 04:24 PM House FIN

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 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 117(FIN)                                                                                              
     "An Act relating to the longevity bonus program; and                                                                       
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
Representative  Stoltze  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment #1,  #23-                                                                   
GS1100\C.5, Cook, 5/18/03 (Copy on File).                                                                                       
Co-Chair Williams OBJECTED.                                                                                                     
Representative  Stoltze explained  that  the amendment  would                                                                   
off an  income based needs-based  program. The  income levels                                                                   
were based on the Denali Kid Care program.                                                                                      
Co-Chair Williams  stated that he  would like to work  on the                                                                   
legislation.   He noted that the  Governor does not  like the                                                                   
bill;  it was  barely passed  by the  Senate.   There is  not                                                                   
enough  time in this  session  to address a  compromise.   He                                                                   
commented that it was a logistic problem.                                                                                       
Co-Chair Harris  noted that  he supported  Amendment #1.   It                                                                   
would provide for  protect the most needy in the  State.  The                                                                   
amendment  would  allow  those  people that  really  need  to                                                                   
qualify to receive  it.  He asked if these  people would have                                                                   
to apply monthly for eligibility.                                                                                               
Representative  Stoltze  thought  that  they  would  rely  on                                                                   
regulatory authority.                                                                                                           
AT EASE:       5:00 P.M.                                                                                                      
RECONVENE:     5:05 P.M.                                                                                                      
Representative  Stoltze WITHDREW  the Amendment and  proposed                                                                   
to offer it on the Floor.                                                                                                       
Co-Chair  Harris  MOVED  to  report CSSB  117  (FIN)  out  of                                                                   
Committee   with    individual   recommendations    and   the                                                                   
accompanying   fiscal   note.      Representative   Berkowitz                                                                   
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
IN FAVOR: Stoltze; Whitaker; Hawker;  Meyer; Williams; Harris                                                                   
OPPOSED: Berkowitz; Foster; Kerttula; Moses                                                                                     
Representative Chenault was not present for the vote.                                                                           
The MOTION PASSED (6-4).                                                                                                        
CSSB  117   (FIN)  was   REPORTED  out   of  Committee   with                                                                   
no recommendation" and five fiscal  impact notes:  #2, #3 and                                                                   
#4,  and  #6  from  the  Department   of  Health  and  Social                                                                   
Services, and #5 from the Department of Administration.                                                                         

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