Legislature(1995 - 1996)

04/13/1996 09:15 AM FIN

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  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413(FIN)                                               
                                                                               
       An  Act  making appropriations  for  the  operating and                 
       capital    expenses    of   the    state's   integrated                 
       comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                 
       an effective date.                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-chairman  Frank  reviewed subcommittee  report summaries.                 
  University Budget Subcommittee Closeout  following review by                 
  Senator  Rieger  and  brief  question  and answer  by  Wendy                 
  Redmond was moved  by Senator Halford and  without objection                 
  was   adopted.    Senator   Zharoff  moved  language  intent                 
  regarding University  of Alaska,  School of  Fisheries/Ocean                 
  Sciences  and  without objection  it  was adopted.   Senator                 
  Rieger explained Department of Administration chargeback (as                 
  listed in the Department of Administration summary).  It was                 
  moved  by  Senator  Phillips and  without  objection  it was                 
  adopted.   Senator Rieger  explained his recommendation  for                 
  extended  lapse  date  for  Department  of   Transportation,                 
  Maintenance  for  two months  and  without objection  it was                 
  adopted.  Senator Zharoff presented his Memorandum regarding                 
  ASMI funding  and  it  was  taken under  advisement  by  Co-                 
  chairman Frank.   Senator  Rieger explained  his intent  for                 
  Department of Commerce  & Economic Development  deregulating                 
  the  title  insurance industry.    Without objection  it was                 
  adopted.    He  moved  his  intent  for  the  Department  of                 
  Community &  Regional Affairs  regarding the  Local Boundary                 
  Commission and it  failed by a vote  of 3 - 3.   Co-chairman                 
  Frank recessed the session  subject to call of the  chair at                 
  10:05 A.M.                                                                   
                                                                               
  Co-chairman  Frank  reconvened  the  session  at  1:20  P.M.                 
  Following  brief   discussion  he   explained  intents   for                 
  Department of Natural Resources, Statewide Fire  Suppression                 
  and  Department  of  Military  and  Veterans  Affairs, Front                 
  Section  Appropriation  and  without   objection  both  were                 
  adopted.  Senator Sharp explained two intents for Department                 
  of Commerce and  Economic Development regarding Tourism  and                 
  Fish  & Game  Habitat.   No  voting was  held  at the  time.                 
  Senator  Halford  explained  Mental   Health  Appropriations                 
  Operating Funds  and Budget Subcommittee report.   Testimony                 
  was  given by Mr. Nelson Page  and Jeff Jesse, Esq.  Senator                 
  Halford moved  Mental Health Appropriations  Operating Funds                 
  (HB 413) be incorporated into the Budget Subcommittee report                 
  and without objection  it was  adopted.  He  also moved  the                 
  Budget  Subcommittee  report  and without  objection  it was                 
  adopted.  Senator Donley moved  his intent for Department of                 
  Environmental Conservation, Air Quality Division and without                 
  objection  it  was  adopted.    He  moved  his   intent  for                 
  Department   of  Commerce   &  Economic   Development,  ASMI                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  regarding relocation to  Alaska a  portion of employees  and                 
  objections being duly  noted it was adopted by a vote of 5 -                 
  2.    He  moved his  intent  for  Department  of Commerce  &                 
  Economic  Development,  ASMI  regarding  Alaska  contractors                 
  bidder preference  and objections  being duly  noted it  was                 
  adopted by a vote of 4 - 3.  Senator Donley moved his intent                 
  for Department of Fish & Game, Division of  Sport Fish.  Mr.                 
  Kevin Brooks answered  questions of the committee.   Senator                 
  Halford moved to delete "70%" in  the intent and insert "50"                 
  and without objection  it was adopted.  Senator Donley moved                 
  the intent and objections being duly noted it was adopted by                 
  a vote  of 5 -  2.  He  moved his  intent for Department  of                 
  Education, Pupil Transportation.  Mr. James Elliott answered                 
  questions  of  the committee.    With objections  being duly                 
  noted it was adopted by a vote of 4 - 3.                                     
                                                                               
  Formal  minutes  of  the  meeting  were not  prepared  since                 
  pertinent financial  information is available  in Conference                 
  Committee Reports  on  the  FY 97  operating  budget.    The                 
  meeting was  tape recorded  and handwritten  log notes  were                 
  taken.  A copy of the tapes and log notes may be obtained by                 
  contracting either the Legislative  Finance Division, P.  O.                 
  Box 113200,  Juneau,  Alaska 99811-3200  (Phone: (907)  465-                 
  3795)  or  the  office  of   the  Senate  Finance  Committee                 
  Secretary (Phone:  (907) 465-4935).                                          
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  At 2:50 P.M. co-chairman Frank  continued the budget session                 
  until Monday, 15 April 1966 at 8:00 a.m.                                     
                                                                               

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