Legislature(2009 - 2010)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/26/2010 09:00 AM FINANCE


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09:09:59 AM Start
09:10:09 AM HB300 || HB302
09:45:19 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 92 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMPACT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 264 COMMERCIAL FISHING & AGRICULTURE BANK TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 234 EXTEND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 300 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 300(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 302 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 302(FIN) Out of Committee
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 300(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
"An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program                                                                
expenses of state government, for certain programs, and to                                                                      
capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 302(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           "An      Act     making          appropriations                  for      the      operating             and      cap
           expenses             of      the        state's            integrated               comprehensive                   m
           health program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:10:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman discussed housekeeping.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 1, 26-GH2823\U.5,                                                                     
Baily, 3/25/10:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
           DEPARTMENT:                     Various-as shown in the table below                                                
           ADD:                            $17,055.3 UGF (1004) Unrestricted general                                          
                                           funds                                                                                
           DELETE:                         $15,000.0 UGF (1004) Unrestricted general                                          
                                           funds (estimate)                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                            Amount                            
                                                                                           Added to                           
                                            AgencyBase                                                                        
            Department of Administration          22.8                                                                          
            Department of Corrections     2,655.3                                                                               
            Department        of Education       and   Early    Development                         57.2                        
            Department of Environmental Conservation          37.8                                                              
            Department of Fish and Game          77.7                                                                           
            Department of Health and Social Services        600.0                                                               
            Department        of Labor     and   Workforce       Development                        35.3                        
            Department of Military and Veterans Affairs        327.3                                                            
            Department of Natural Resources          68.0                                                                       
            Department of Public Safety        273.9                                                                            
            Department        of Transportation         &  Public    Facilities              11,250.0                           
            University of Alaska     1,650.0                                                                                    
            Total Unrestricted General (UGF)   17,055.3                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           EXPLANATION:                      This            amendment                  revises                the           a
           appropriated                under        the      "fuel        trigger"            provisions              of     sec
           22     by     increasing               the      trigger           start         point         from        $36      to
           dollars.               This           change             reduces              the         projected                 a
           appropriations                   for      high       fuel       costs         by     $15      million           annua
           at    any      oil      price        above        $51.       The      reduction             appears          in     b
           reports          as     a    revised           estimate           of     the      impact          of     section     
                                       The actual impact will depend upon fuel prices during FY11.                              
                                                                                                                                
           The        amendment              also         distributes                 $15        million            to       var
           agencies            to      offset           the       reduction              in     funding            through      
           trigger            mechanism.                That         $15        million            is       distributed         
           agencies            in    the      same        manner         and      amount          as     occurred           in  
           under           the        August             1      trigger             mechanism.                 In        additio
           $2,053,300              is     appropriated                to     the     Department              of     Corrections 
           in      order         to      align          available              funding            for       utilities           
           documented             expenditures.                  The     $17.05         million          will       be     added
           agency base budgets.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
           The       intent           of       the       amendment               is      to      shift          funding         
           contingency                (trigger)             to     base        in     recognition                of      sustain
           high       oil     prices.          The      amendment            reduces           the     projected             tri
           appropriations from $42 million to $27 million.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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                      Delete "$35"                                                                                              
                      Insert "$50"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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                      Insert ", estimated to be $13,500,000,"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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                      Delete "$35"                                                                                              
                      Insert "$50"                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
           Page 68, line 28, following "section":                                                                               
                      Insert ", estimated to be $13,500,000,"                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
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                      Delete all material and insert:                                                                           
                      "$90 or more                                                                 $20,000,000                  
                                                                                                                                
                            89                                                                       19,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            88                                                                       19,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            87                                                                       18,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            86                                                                       18,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            85                                                                       17,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            84                                                                       17,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            83                                                                       16,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            82                                                                       16,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            81                                                                       15,500,000                 
                            80                                                                       15,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            79                                                                       14,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            78                                                                       14,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            77                                                                       13,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            76                                                                       13,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            75                                                                       12,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            74                                                                       12,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            73                                                                       11,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            72                                                                       11,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            71                                                                       10,500,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            70                                                                       10,000,000                 
                                                                                                                                
                            69                                                                         9,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            68                                                                         9,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            67                                                                         8,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            66                                                                         8,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            65                                                                         7,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            64                                                                         7,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            63                                                                         6,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            62                                                                         6,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            61                                                                         5,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            60                                                                         5,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            59                                                                         4,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            58                                                                         4,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            57                                                                         3,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            56                                                                         3,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            55                                                                         2,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            54                                                                         2,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            53                                                                         1,500,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            52                                                                         1,000,000                
                                                                                                                                
                            51                                                                              500,000             
                                                                                                                                
                            50                                                                                        0"        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
TIM      GRUSSENDORF,                STAFF,          CO-CHAIR           HOFFMAN,            informed            the     committe
that       the       "fuel        trigger"            used       in     the       amendment             was      the      same  
that       had      been       adopted           in     the      companion             bill       passed         in     the     
body.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 2:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                 STATEWIDE GENERAL FUND TRAVEL REDUCTION                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                       Senate                 House            
                                                                     10%           Amendment Amendment less                   
                                                                 ReductionReductionReductionHouse                             
                          DEPARTMENT                                                                                          
            Administration         (112.0)             ( 112.0)             ( 112.0)        -                                   
            Commerce,       Community       &  Econ   Dev                 (135.2)               ( 135.2)              ( 135.2)  
        Corrections         (197.4)                  -                                                            ( 197.4)    19
                       Education & Early Dev           (68.4)               ( 27.4)               ( 68.4)      41.0             
            Environmental Conservation         (115.9)             ( 115.9)             ( 115.9)        -                       
                             Fish and Game         (191.5)             ( 174.3)             ( 191.5)      17.2                  
            Governor         (107.9)             ( 107.9)             ( 107.9)        -                                         
            Health & Social Services         (311.0)             ( 311.0)             ( 311.0)        -                         
            Labor & Workforce Dev           (66.4)               ( 66.4)               ( 66.4)        -                         
                                 Law         (118.4)               ( 58.2)             ( 118.4)      60.2                       
            Military & Veterans Affairs           (17.2)               ( 17.2)               ( 17.2)        -                   
            Natural Resources         (192.2)             ( 192.2)             ( 192.2)        -                                
            Public Safety         (509.5)                  -                                                                    
            Revenue           (48.1)               ( 48.1)               ( 48.1)        -                                       
            Transportation         (422.9)             ( 422.9)             ( 422.9)        -                                   
            University of Alaska      (1,496.8)                  -                                                              
        Alaska Court System         (171.9)                  -                                                    ( 171.9)    17
            Legislature         (387.7)             ( 387.7)             ( 387.7)        -                                      
                                                    TOTAL    (4,670.4)        (2,176.4)        (2,664.1)  4 87.7            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           Explanation:                This       amendment             reduces           travel          authorization       
           allocations             with      budgeted          travel        and      with      general         funds.        Be
           the      budget         does       not      identify           line       items         by     fund       source,    
           following           method        was     used      to    determine           the      amount        of    travel    
           is reduced in each allocation.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                       Ratio of each general fund code                                                                          
                                                                           10% of the FY09                                      
                   (UGF and DGF) in the House CS                                                         Amount of the          
                                                                              actual travel                                     
                                                                    X=                                                        
                         to the total FY11 allocation's                                                    travel reduction   
                                                                              expenditures                                      
                                       funding                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                         Departments exempted from the Senate's travel reduction:                             
                                       Corrections, University, Public Safety and the Alaska Court                              
           System.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
           Revisions to the across-the-board travel reduction were                                                            
           implemented in the following agencies:                                                                             
                · Education and Early Development: A 50 percent reduction was                                                 
                      taken from the Senate CS travel line in the Executive                                                   
                      Administration allocation. All other allocations were held                                                
                      harmless.                                                                                                 
                · Law: Funding for witness travel (totaling $60.2) was not                                                    
                      cut.                                                                                                      
                      Fish      and     Game      Boards        and     Advisory          Committees:             Exempt      
                      for     members         of    the     Board       of    Fisheries           and     the     Board       of
                      to     attend          meetings;            and       for      travel          associated             with
                      advisory          committee            meetings           and      participation               of     advi
                      committee          representatives                 at    the      Board       of    Fisheries           an
                      Board of Game meetings.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.      Grussendorf               explained             that       the      amendment            would         reduce         t
authority             in      allocations               with        budgeted            travel          and      with        gen
funds.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator            Egan         queried             whether            the        $20,000            reduction               in 
Department                of        Education               budget            would          restrict               travel      
students               that           attended               Mt.         Edgecumbe                High           School.        
Grussendorf replied no.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:13:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair              Hoffman              WITHDREW              his         OBJECTION.                 There           being   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair             Stedman            MOVED          to      ADOPT          Amendment              3,       26-GH2823\U.8,    
Baily, 3/25/10:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           DEPARTMENT:                                Corrections                                                             
           APPROPRIATION:                             Population Management                                                   
           ALLOCATION:                                Institution Director's Office                                           
                                                                                                                              
           DELETE:                                    8,000.0 General Funds (1004)                                            
                                                      100.0 Federal Receipts (1002)                                             
                                                                                                                              
           EXPLANATION:                The      FY10       supplemental                bill       includes            FY11    
           health          insurance,               and       geographical                 differential                 increase
           for       the        Alaska          Correctional                  Officers             Association                 (
           Bargaining                Unit.          This         amendment              removes             the       duplicated
           appropriation from the operating bill.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
           DEPARTMENT:                                Corrections                                                             
           APPROPRIATION:                             Inmate Health Care                                                      
                                                                                                                              
           INSERT         INTENT:            It     is    the      intent         of    the      legislature               tha
           Department                of        Corrections                 develop             and         implement            
           containment                strategies               regarding              the       provision              of      h
           care,          and       that         the       Department                report           results            of     
           efforts to the legislature by January 31, 2011.                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
           DEPARTMENT:                                Health and Social Services                                              
                                                                                                                                
           DELETE:                         Intent language at the department level                                            
                                                      Sec. 1, Page 18, Lines 9-11 SCS CSHB
                                           300(FIN)                                                                             
                                                      Sec. 1, Page 4, Lines 23-25 SCS CSHB
                                           302(FIN)                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                      It    is    the      intent         of     the     legislature               that       the     Department
                      of    Health          and      Social         Services           continue            and      enhance     
                      efforts             to       reduce             fraud          by        both          providers          
                      beneficiaries of the Medicaid program.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
           EXPLANATION:                 Intent          language             at      the      department               level  
           duplicated.                This        amendment              removes            the       duplicated               i
                                       language from the Senate Operating and Mental Health bills.                              
                                                                                                                            
           DEPARTMENT:                                Health and Social Services                                              
                                                                                                                              
           APPROPRIATION: Community Initiative Matching Grants                                                                
           ALLOCATION:                     Community Initiative Matching Grants                                               
                                                                                                                                
           DELETE:                         $250.0  General Funds (1004)                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
           APPROPRIATION: Human Services Community Matching Grants                                                            
           ALLOCATION:                     Human Services Community Matching Grants                                           
                                                                                                                                
           ADD:                            $250.0  General Funds (1004)                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
           EXPLANATION:                  Due     to     an    error,         funds        were       added        to    the   
           grant        program.           This       amendment            corrects            that      error.         The     
           are     intended            for     the      Human        Services           Community             Matching          
           program.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
           DEPARTMENT:                                Law                                                                     
           APPROPRIATION: Civil Division                                                                                      
           ALLOCATION:                     BP Corrosion                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
           Place            the         BP         Corrosion                allocation                  in        a        sepa
           appropriation.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
           EXPLANATION:                   Funding          for      litigation              regarding             oil      pip
           corrosion              has       been        in      a    separate             appropriation                  in     
           years        in     order         to     prevent           the      funding           from       being         used  
           other        purposes.            The      Department             requested             that       the     funding   
           moved         to      an      allocation                within          the        Civil         Division.           
           amendment            matches          the      House        structure-retaining                        the      separ
           appropriation within the Department of Law.                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
           DEPARTMENT:                                Fish and Game                                                           
           APPROPRIATION: Sport Fisheries                                                                                     
           ALLOCATION:                     Sport Fisheries                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
           TRANSFER IN:                    342.6  General Funds (1004)                                                      
                                                                                                                                
           APPROPRIATION: Commercial Fisheries                                                                                
           ALLOCATION:                     Central Region Fisheries Management                                                
                                                                                                                              
           TRANSFER OUT: 342.6  General Funds (1004)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
           EXPLANATION:                    The      Department             of     Fish       and     Game       has     indica
           that       two     projects           included            in    the      Senate         Subcommittee                b
           need       to    be    moved        from       Central          Region         Fisheries             Management      
           Sport        Fisheries.             These        projects            are     the      Alexander            Creek     
           Control             (127.6)             and         the         Susitna             River           Fish          Pas
           Restoration (215.0).                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
           DEPARTMENT:                                Fish and Game                                                         
           APPROPRIATION: Commercial Fisheries                                                                                
           ALLOCATION:                     Central Region Fisheries Management                                                
                                                                                                                              
           DELETE:                         75.0  General Funds (1004)                                                       
                                                                                                                                
           EXPLANATION:                    This           amendment                removes              75.0           from   
           operating            budget         for      the      following            two      projects:            the      Kas
           River        Smolt         out      migration              counts         (25.0);           and       the      Big   
           Smolt        outmigration                count        (50.0).             Because           funding          for     
           projects           is     needed         before          July       1,    2010,         these        projects        
           be included in the FY10 supplemental budget.                                                                         
                                                                                                                            
           DEPARTMENT:                                University of Alaska                                                    
           APPROPRIATION: Budget Reductions/Additions                                                                         
                                 ALLOCATION :                    Budget Reductions/Additions - Systemwide                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           ADD     INTENT:                 It     is     the     intent          of    the      legislature               that
                                           University                  provide               a        report              to    
                                           legislature                   by        February               1,         2011       
                                           specifies              the        amount          of       money         transferred 
                                           from       and       to     each       allocation              in     reference      
                                           the          3%        transfer               of        federal              receipts
                                           unrestricted                  general           funds,           and       university
                                           receipts           into       the      Budget         Reductions/Additions           
                                           - Systemwide appropriation.                                                          
                                                                                                                              
           EXPLANATION:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
           A      total           of       $22.5           million             (3%         of       federal              receipt
           unrestricted                 general            funds,          and       university               receipts)         
           transferred               out      of     University              of    Alaska          allocations               (ex
           for      the      Small         Business            Development               Center)           and      transferred 
           into       the     Budget         Reductions/Additions                         -    Systemwide             allocation
           to         increase                 flexibility                    while             retaining                  multi
           appropriations.                      As     needed,           these         funds        may      be     transferred 
           out        to        various             appropriations/allocations                                   as        progr
           develop           and      budgets           are       solidified              in     the       FY11       Management
           Plan.                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr.      Grussendorf               explained             the      amendment.             He     said       that       $8     mil
had       been        removed            from        the       Department               of      Corrections                for  
contracts             that        had      been        previously              discussed              in     committee,         
placing           it     in     the       supplemental                budget.           The       second         item        rel
to       corrections                 was        inmate            healthcare.                 The        intent            langu
requested             that       the      department              review          options           to     reduce         the   
of     healthcare.                The       third         change,           for      the       Department               of     H
and      Social          Services            (HESS),           was       duplicate             intent          language         
was       pulled.           Also       related            to     HESS        was      the       Community             Initiative
Matching            Grants,           which         was       an     error         requiring             a    change          of
title that the money would be allocated under.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:14:49 AM AT EASE                                                                                                            
9:15:42 AM RECONVENED                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr.      Grussendorf                continued             with        Amendment             3.     The       next       amendmen
fell         under          the        Department                 of      Law        and        placed            the        Bri
Petroleum             (BP)       Corrosion             allocation              in    a    separate            appropriation.    
He     continued            through           the      list.        He    continued             to     the      Department      
Fish        and        Game        transfer.               He      stated          that         the       money          had    
misplaced               by      the        subcommittee,                   the        amendment               corrected         
mistake.            The       next       change          was       the      reduction              of     $75,000           for 
Kasilof           River        Smolt        project           and      the      Big      Lake        Smolt        outmigration  
count.            Funding              for        he        projects              would           be        moved           to  
supplemental.                  The       next       change          requested              the      tracking             of     
percent           University              of     Alaska         money         from       the      systemwide              fund. 
continued             with       the      Department              of    Natural           Resources.              The      inter
earnings            on      the       Cook       Inlet         Energy           bond       would         remain           with  
bonds.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DAVID         TEAL,          DIRECTOR,              LEGISLATIVE                FINANCE            DIVISION,             explaine
that        the      next        change          would         change          the       date       on      which         a    r
from        the       Office           of      Budget          and       Management               report           on      perso
service transfers would be due from August 1, to October 1.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
           Page 61, line 23:                                                                                                    
                      Delete "August 1"                                                                                         
                      Insert "October 1"                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
           Page 61, line 25, following "2011.":                                                                                 
                      Insert "The report submitted on October 1, 2011, should                                                   
           include transfers that occur as a result of the                                                                      
           reappropriation of operating appropriations for the fiscal                                                           
           year ending June 30, 2011."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                    
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 4:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                                             DELETE ENTIRE LANGUAGE SECTION 19. GAS PIPELINE                                
                DEVELOPMENT. (page 8, lines 8-24)                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                               Explanation: Replace Governor's Oil and Gas                                      
                                                Language appropriations with the following                                      
                numbers in Section 1 of the bill.                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                               Gov                  House  Tota
         Agency               Allocation                          Transaction               Request  House Contingent House  Se
         AOGCC  AK Oil & Gas Conservation  AOGCC Gasline Funding                                1,150.9             -        
                   Comm                                                                                                         
        Governor  AK Resources Marketing and  In-State Natural Gas Pipeline                     6,500.0             -         
                   Development                      Development                                                                 
          LawOil, Gas and MiningOutside Counsel and Experts   2 ,500.0    7 50.0      1 ,750.0 2 ,500.0   2 ,500.0            
                                                                                                                                
          DNRGas       Pipeline ImplementationFinancial      Assessments   and Modeling        2 ,300.0    6 90.0      1 ,610.
          DNRGas Pipeline ImplementationOutreach and Public Education      4 77.5    1 43.3         3 34.3    4 77.5      4 77
          DNRGas Pipeline ImplementationProfessional and Support Staff   1 ,440.0    4 32.0      1 ,008.0 1 ,440.0   1 ,440.0 
          DORTax DivisionAGIA Info Reporting System      3 00.0    1 50.0               -    1 50.0      3 00.0               
          DORTax DivisionFour Commercial Analyst Positions      8 00.0          -               -          -      8 00.0      
          DORNatural Gas CommercializationFiscal Systems Analysis   1 ,500.0    4 15.0      1 ,085.0 1 ,500.0   1 ,500.0      
          DORNatural Gas CommercializationAGIA Fund Audit        5 0.0      5 0.0               -      5 0.0        5 0.0     
                                                                                   TOTAL                                      
                                                                                             1 7,018.4 2 ,630.3      5 ,787.3 8
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
                DEPARTMENT:                                Governor                                                           
                APPROPRIATION: Executive Operations                                                                           
                                  ALLOCATION:                     AK Resources Marketing and Development                      
                                                                                                                                
                                  ADD:                            $6,500.0 General Funds (1004) - IncOTI                      
                                                                                                                                
                                               Explanation: To continue work related to the                                   
                development of an in-state natural gas pipeline.                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                DEPARTMENT:                                Law                                                                
                APPROPRIATION:  Civil Division                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                      Oil, Gas, and Mining                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                 ADD:                             $2,500.0 General Funds (1004) - IncOTI                      
                                                                                                                                
                Explanation:    Legal Support                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                DEPARTMENT:                                Natural Resources                                                  
                APPROPRIATION:  Resource Development                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Gas Pipeline Implementation                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            4,217.5 General Funds (1004) - IncOTI                                         
                                                    Four Permanent Full Time Positions                                        
                                                                                                                                
                Explanation: This funding will pay for professional and                                                       
                support staff for capacity ($1,440.0 & 4 pcns) and for                                                          
                AGIA implementation ($2,777.5).                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                DEPARTMENT:                                Revenue                                                            
                APPROPRIATION: Administration and Support                                                                     
                ALLOCATION:                     Natural Gas Commercialization                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $1,500.0 General Funds (1004) - IncOTI                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                            Explanation:   Contractual fiscal systems analysis                                
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                APPROPRIATION: Taxation and Treasury                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Tax Division                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                   ADD:                            $300.0 General Funds (1004) - IncOTI                       
                                                                                                                                
                Explanation:                     AGIA            information                   reporting                  syst
                development                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                APPROPRIATION: Taxation and Treasury                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Tax Division                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $800.0 General Funds (1004) - Inc                                             
                                                    Four Permanent Full Time Positions                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                            Explanation:   Four Commercial Analyst positions.                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.       Grussendorf                explained              that        the       amendment              removed           
     oil      and      gas      numbers          from       language            and      relocated            them       in     
     numbers              section              of        the         legislation.                    The         governor's     
     requested               amounts            had        been         retained              and       moved          to       
     numbers            section           with        the      exception              of      the      allocation               
     the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     9:19:26 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Stedman            commented              that        it      was        proper          budgetary    
     practice            when        managing            an     issue         of     such       magnitude              that     
     not       be      buried          in      the       language            section,             rather          placed        
     numeric format for easy recognition.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
              DepartmentPositions                                                                                             
                                    Teaching and Learning                                                                       
                                    Support/Student and School Health & Personal Safety                                         
                                    AchievementPrevention Coordinator                                                           
      Education & Early Development1200.0                                                                                       
                                    Behavioral Health/Behavioral                                                                
                                    Health GrantsFamily Wellness Warriors Initiative                                            
      Health & Social Services400.0                                                                                             
                                    Behavioral Health/Community                                                                 
                                    Action, Prevention, &               Multi-disciplinary Rural Community                      
                                    Intervention GrantsPilot Project                                                            
      Health & Social Services1,350.0                                                                                           
                                    Behavioral Health/Behavioral Trauma-Informed Training for                                   
                                    Health GrantsBehavioral Health Providers                                                    
      Health & Social Services200.0                                                                                             
                                    Children's Services/Family          Children's Advocacy Center                              
                                    PreservationExpansion                                                                       
      Health & Social Services40.0                                                                                              
                                                                        Batterer's Intervention Evaluation                      
                                                                        and Investigation of Evidence                           
                                    Domestic Violence & Sexual                                                                  
                                                                        Based Practice -                                        
                                    Assault/Domestic Violence &                                                                 
                                    Sexual Assaultone time funding                                                            
      Public Safety100.0                                                                                                        
                                    Domestic Violence & Sexual                                                                  
                                    Assault/Domestic Violence & Planning Grants, Victimization                                  
                                    Sexual AssaultStudy & Evaluation                                                            
      Public Safety350.0                                                                                                        
                                    Domestic Violence & Sexual                                                                  
                                    Assault/Domestic Violence & Universal Public Education                                      
                                    Sexual AssaultMarketing Campaign                                                            
      Public Safety300.0                                                                                                        
                                    Domestic Violence & Sexual                                                                  
                                    Assault/Domestic Violence &                                                                 
                                    Sexual AssaultPro-Bono Attorney Clearinghouse                                               
      Public Safety60.0                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                        Total13,000.0       
                up       (over           a      10-year             period)              prevention,                 victims'   
                services,                   investigations                        and           prosecutions                    
                                           significantly reduce the incidence of these crimes.                                  
                                                                                                                                
                A      permanent,                 full-time,                 policy-level                   position            
                coordinate               the       related            activities               of      multiple             stat
                agencies             and      nonprofits               is      a    central           element           of      
                initiative.               That        position            is     included            in     version          U  
                the bill, so is not part of this amendment.                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department                   of         Education                  &       
                Development                                                                                                   
                APPROPRIATION: Teaching and Learning Support                                                                  
                ALLOCATION:                     Student and School Achievement                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $200.0 GF 1004 and 1 PFT                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                   Health            &       Personal              Safety            Prevention 
                Coordinator                -    This        position            within          the       Department          
                Education                 and         Early            Development                   will          work         
                partnership                with        the       Council           on      Domestic             Violence        
                Sexual           Assault            to      establish               guidelines               for       school-  
                based         health          and       personal            safety           education             programs.    
                In       addition,              this         position              will         work         with         school
                districts             across         Alaska          to     encourage            and      support           thei
                adoption             of      school-based                 health           and       personal             safety
                education programs.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Health & Social Services                                      
                APPROPRIATION: Behavioral Health                                                                              
                ALLOCATION:                     Behavioral Health Grants                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $400.0 GF 1004                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                    Family             Wellness               Warriors               Initiative 
                (FWWI)           -      This         funding            will         be       used         to      implement  
                intervention                   strategies                (developed                 by       Southcentral       
                Foundation,               FWWI)        in     Dillingham              and      Bethel.             FWWI       is
                movement             that        brings          together             leaders           of      the       Alaska
                Native             Community,                 the         Faith           community,                 regional   
                corporations                 and       agencies,             health           care       providers              
                others          to     help        restore           wellness            to     the       Alaska          Native
                community;                with        special            emphasis             on       addressing               
                forms of family violence.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                ALLOCATION:                     Community                   Action,                 Prevention,               
                Intervention Grants                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $1,350.0 GF 1004                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                 Multi-disciplinary                        Rural         Community              P
                Project             -      This         initiative                will         identify              a      ru
                community               interested                in      developing                a      model          multi-
                disciplinary                  approach            addressing               DV/SA          from        a     broa
                community             perspective.                    The       pilot        project           will        use  
                planning              process            such         as       the       Strategic               Prevention     
                Framework              to       conduct            a     community              assessment                and   
                review/assessment                       of      available              and       missing           community    
                resources.               Based          on      the       first         two        assessments,                 
                funding           will       be     used       to     develop           a    plan       for      addressing     
                DV/SA         in     a    comprehensive                  manner,           implement             identified     
                evidence-based                        strategies                    and           evaluate                  thes
                strategies through measurable outcomes.                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                ALLOCATION:                     Behavioral Health Grants                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $200.0 GF 1004                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                  Trauma-Informed                     Training             for       Behavioral 
                Health Providers -                                                                                          
                Trauma         is     recognized              as     a   significant               factor          in    a    wi
                range        of     health,           behavioral              health         and      social         problems   
                including             heart        disease,            cancer,           chronic          lung       disease,   
                mental          health          and      substance             abuse         disorders,              violence   
                victimization                         and              perpetration,                         self-injury,       
                homelessness,                      prostitution                     and          delinquency                    
                criminal            behavior.                 This        initiative              will        implement         
                specialized                trauma-informed                    curriculum               to     assure          th
                community-based                     behavioral              health           providers             integrate    
                an      understanding                   of      trauma          into         their         programs             
                therapeutic approaches.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
                APPROPRIATION: Children's Services                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Family Preservation                                                           
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            $40.0 GF 1004                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                  Children's               Advocacy             Center           Expansion      
                These         funds          will        assist          the       community              of      Kodiak        
                develop           a     Children's              Advocacy            Center,            which        will        
                children               and         families              impacted               by       child            sexual
                assault/abuse.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Public Safety                                                 
                                           APPROPRIATION: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                       
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $100.0 GF 1004 one time funding                                             
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                     Batterer's               Intervention                 Evaluation              
                Investigation                  of    Evidence            Based        Practice            -    Recognizing    
                the         need         for        improved               attention               and        service           
                individuals                who       perpetrate               domestic             violence            against  
                another            person,            this         component              will         review          current  
                Batterer's                Intervention                 Programs             (BIP)          and       research   
                national             evidence-based                    programs             and        practices              th
                are        being           used         in        other          states.                  Through             th
                research,              recommendations                    will        be      made       for       improving    
                Alaska's outcomes for perpetrators of DV/SA.                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                       
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $350.0 GF 1004                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                      Planning,                  Victimization                        Study      
                Evaluation              -    A    portion           of    the       funds        will       be     available  
                to     the      DVSA       Coordinator               for      planning.               Remaining             fund
                will         be       used         in      partnership                 with         the        UAA        Alaska
                Justice           Center         to     construct              a   process           to     collect           da
                to      establish              baseline             rate        of      domestic             violence           
                Alaska.             Funding            will         also         be      used         to       design           
                conduct            an      evaluation               of      the        success           of       the       DV/S
                Initiative.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                       
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $300.0 GF 1004                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                   Universal                Public            Education                Marketing 
                Campaign            -     This       funding            will       be      used       to      develop         
                implement              a     strategy             for       changing            public           perception     
                (knowledge,                attitudes,              beliefs           and       behaviors)              related  
                to        domestic              violence               and        sexual            assault              via    
                universal,                multi-strategy                    public            education              campaign   
                using print, radio, TV and internet.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                       
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $60.0 GF 1004                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                  Pro-Bono             Attorney             Clearinghouse                   -    
                funding            will         contribute               to      the        existing             successful     
                Legal         Advocacy           Project           Pro      Bono        Program          of     the       Alaska
                Network            on      Domestic             Violence             and       Sexual          Assault          
                establishing                   a      clearinghouse                   for        attorneys                across
                Alaska          who      want       to     assist          indigent            victims          with        lega
                issues,            mentor          less         experienced                 attorneys              who        ha
                agreed          to      take        a    case,         answer          the       legal         information      
                                          and referral hotline, and assist with legal research.                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.       Grussendorf               explained             that       the      amendment             was       the      firs
     step         in      a     domestic              violence             prevention               initiative.                 
     amendment              married           the       allocations               to      the      departments                th
     would be involved in the initiative.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair              Hoffman            clarified              that         the       amendment              took         
     discretion                away         from        the        governor             and        gave        it       to      
     intended departments.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Senator            Ellis         asked         if      there         were        other         things          that        
     other         body        included             in     initiative               that        the      committee              
     not or vice-versa.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.       Teal        responded              that        there          were        no      differences                othe
     than        the       allocation               to     the       departments;                 the       total         amount
     remained             the      same.         What       was       not      in      the      amendment              was      
     $200,000 for the coordinator.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Hoffman            WITHDREW             his       OBJECTION.               There          being       
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 6:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Health and Social Services                                                    
                APPROPRIATION: Departmental Support Services                                                                  
                ALLOCATION:                     Medicaid School Based Claims                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                DELETE:                         $5,543,800 Federal Receipts (1002)                                            
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:  Intent at the allocation level:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                           It      is      the       intent           of      the       legislature                 that        
                           Department              explain          the     Medicaid            school         based        clai
                           program            to      all       school          districts              in      Alaska           
                                              encourage them to participate in the program.                                     
                                                                                                                                
                ADD: language section on page 2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                         This          amendment                addresses                problems 
                associated              with       federal          receipt          authority             that      has      be
                used         to      "refinance"                 various            programs             (by       spreading    
                anticipated                federal           reimbursement                  for      Medicaid             school
                based          claims           to       those          programs,               replacing              general  
                funds).            The        federal            revenue            failed          to       materialize,       
                causing             ratifications                   amounting              to       several            million  
                dollars of general funds.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                The        reimbursement                   amounts             are       unrestricted                  federal  
                funds         that        should          not       be     mixed         with        regular           federal  
                receipts.              The      receipts            will        be     coded         as      unrestricted       
                federal            receipts            (code         1188)         rather           than        as     regular  
                federal           receipts             (code        1002).          Although             the      funds         
                unrestricted,                  the      federal          government              strongly            suggests   
                that the money go to K-12 education.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                The      amendment             removes           $5,543,800              in    restricted              federal  
                receipts               from          the         Medicaid              School            Based            Claims
                allocation               and       appropriates                 the       funding           in      the       sa
                amount with unrestricted federal receipts.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                Language            sections            will       appropriate               the      amount         received   
                for        reimbursement                  of       Medicaid             School           Based         Claims,  
                estimated to be $5,543,800, as follows:                                                                         
                      · $215,000 for program operating costs;                                                                   
                      · An estimated $2.7 million to school districts                                                           
                           participating in the program; and                                                                    
                      · An estimated $2.7 million to the K-12 foundation                                                        
                           program for distribution to all school districts                                                     
                           via the foundation formula.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                The      fiscal          impact          of     the      amendment             includes            replacing    
                $2.7        million            of      general            funds         transferred                 from        
                Public          Education             Fund        to     the       K-12       program           with        thes
                federal              receipts,                thereby             reducing               general              fu
                expenditures                  by      $2.7         million.             Although             the        use     
                federal          receipts            in    K-12       would        allow        a   reduction             of    
                general          fund       deposit          to     the     Public         Education             Fund,        th
                step is not taken in this amendment.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                Page 65, following line 22:                                                                                     
                           Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                     
                           "(c) The amount of federal receipts received                                                         
                during            the        fiscal           year         ending            June       30,        2011,        
                reimbursement                      for         school-based                     Medicaid               claims,  
                estimated              to      be     $5,543,800,                is      appropriated                 for       
                fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, as follows:                                                                   
                                      (1) the sum of $215,000 is appropriated to                                                
                the      Department              of     Health         and      Social         Services,             Medicaid   
                school-based                claims         allocation,               for      operating            expenses;    
                                      (2) after deducting the amount appropriated                                               
                in     (1)      of    this       subsection,               50     percent           of    the      remainder    
                is     appropriated                to     the      Department              of    Health          and      Social
                Services,             Medicaid            school-based                claims          allocation,               
                distribution                 to     school          districts             participating                  in     
                Medicaid school-based claims program;                                                                           
                                      (3) after deducting the amount appropriated                                               
                in      (1)      and       (2)      of      this       subsection,                the       remainder           
                appropriated                 to     the      Department              of     Education             and       Earl
                Development,                     K-12             support,                foundation                   program  
                allocation              for     distribution                to     school         districts            through  
                the foundation formula."                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.         Teal          explained                that         the         amendment                responded             
     accounting               problems,             within          HESS,        tracking            Medicaid             school
     based          claims.             The        amendment              took         federal             receipts             
     Medicaid               school           based           claims.             The        federal             money           
     unrestricted                 and       it     had       been        suggested             that        the      funds       
     used        for       K-12        institutions.                   The      blanket            appropriation                
     $5.5        million           was      being         divided:            the       allocation              would         ke
     $215,000             for      program           operations;                and      of     the       remainder,            
     percent           would         be     distributed                to     the       school         districts              th
     participated                 in    the      program,            and      the     other         50    percent           woul
     be        allocated               through             the        foundation                 formula             to       K-
     programs.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Hoffman            WITHDREW             his       OBJECTION.               There          being       
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:25:29 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 7.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                Transfer                  In           $          2,366.5                to           Alaska                C
                System/Therapeutic Courts                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Alaska Court System                                                           
                                          APPROPRIATION: Therapeutic Courts (new appropriation)                             
                ALLOCATION:                     Therapeutic Courts                                                            
                                                                                                                              
                TRANSFER IN:                    General Funds 1004                                    $1,354.0                
                                                GF/MH 1037                                            $   357.2                 
                                                MHTAAR 1092                                $   138.0                            
                                                Alcohol and Other                                                               
                                                Drug Abuse Treatment                                                            
                                     & Prevention Fund 1180                                $   517.3                            
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                  Intent                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
                It      is     the       intent          of      the       legislature                that        the       Cour
                System          contract             to     purchase             services            associated               wi
                therapeutic               courts          in    amounts           it     determines             are      in     
                best           interest                of         operating                therapeutic                    courts
                efficiently                and       effectively.                 Contract             amounts            should
                stem        from       the      amounts           transferred               from        other        agencies   
                into this appropriation.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                   In     an    effort          to    enhance           coordination              
                accountability                    for       the        Therapeutic                Courts           programs,  
                this          amendment               will          consolidate                 all         funding             
                Therapeutic                 Courts          into        a     new       appropriation                   in      
                Alaska          Court         System.              Funds        will        be     transferred                fr
                the            Departments                     of           Administration                         ($355.0),    
                Corrections                  ($252.2),                Health            and        Social            Services   
                ($1,394.6) and Law ($364.7).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                  1 PFT                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                    For       three         years,          the       Court         System        
                supported              the       Bethel           Case        Coordinator                 as      a    limited  
                duration               position.                     Because             of        this          position's     
                "limited            duration"              status,           it     was       off-budget               and      
                included            in      the      Court         System's            position            count.             Th
                amendment               recognizes                this         position             as       a     permanent    
                full-time position.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            
                Transfer Out $ 355.0                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                      Department of Administration                                                 
                APPROPRIATION:  Legal & Advocacy Services                                                                     
                ALLOCATION:                      Public Defender Agency                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                TRANSFER OUT:   $290.0 General Funds 1004                                                                     
                ADD:                             $290.0 I/A Receipts 1007                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                      Therapeutic Courts Support Services                                          
                                                                                                                                
                TRANSFER OUT:   $65.0 General Funds 1004                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                Transfer Out $ 252.2                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                      Department of Corrections                                                    
                APPROPRIATION:  Inmate Health Care                                                                            
                ALLOCATION:                      Behavioral Health Care                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                TRANSFER OUT:   $207.2 GF/MH 1037                                                                             
                ADD:                             $207.2 I/A Receipts 1007                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                APPROPRIATION:  Population Management                                                                         
                ALLOCATION:                      Statewide Probation and Parole                                               
                                                                                                                              
                TRANSFER OUT:   $45.0 General Funds 1004                                                                      
                                                                                                                            
                Transfer Out $1,394.6                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                 DEPARTMENT:                      Department of Health & Social Services                      
                APPROPRIATION:  Behavioral Health                                                                             
                ALLOCATION:                      Behavioral Health Grants                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                TRANSFER OUT:  General Funds 1004                                                     $  272.0                
                                                 GF/MH 1037                                           $  150.0                  
                                                 Alcohol and Other                                                              
                                                 Drug Abuse Treatment                                                           
                                                 & Prevention Fund 1180 $  450.0                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                             $872.0 I/A Receipts 1007                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                      Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                         
                                                                                                                                
                TRANSFER OUT: General Funds 1004                                                      $ 317.3                 
                                                MHTAAR 1092                                $ 138.0                              
                                                Alcohol and Other                                                               
                                                Drug Abuse Treatment                                                            
                                                & Prevention Fund 1180                                $   67.3                  
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                             $390.4 I/A Receipts 1007                                                     
                                                                                                                            
                Transfer Out $ 364.7                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                      Department of Law                                                            
                APPROPRIATION:  Criminal Division                                                                             
                                                     rd                                                                         
                ALLOCATION:                      3 Judicial District/Anchorage                                                
                                                                                                                              
                TRANSFER OUT:   $300.3 General Funds 1004                                                                     
                ADD:                             $300.3 I/A Receipts 1007                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                     th                                                                         
                ALLOCATION:                      4 Judicial District                                                          
                                                                                                                              
                TRANSFER OUT:   $64.4 GF 1004                                                                                 
                ADD:                             $64.4 I/A Receipts 1007                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of                                                                    
                discussion.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                Mr.      Grussendorf               explained             the      amendment             was      a   transfer   
                to      the        court          system           of      all        the       therapeutic                 cour
                allocations.                 The       courts          would          transfer            the       funds       
                the departments as necessary.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                           Senator Ellis voiced full support of the amendment.                                  
                                                                                                                                
                Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being                                                            
                NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                9:26:29 AM                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 8:                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                   DEPARTMENT:                     Transportation and Public Facilities                       
                APPROPRIATION: Highways, Aviation and Facilities                                                              
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Central Region Highways and Aviation                       
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $2,233.4 General Funds (1004)                                                 
                                                                                                                              
                Explanation:                    Additional               funding           is     required             to     
                the          minimum               requirements                    of         the          Environmental        
                Protection               Agency          (EPA)         Municipal              Storm         Sewer         System
                (MS4)         permit.                The       MS4       permit          went        into         effect        
                February             1,       2010.              The       Department                is      required           
                comply          with        this       permit          in     its       entirety            beginning           
                FY11.                The         Governor's                 initial             request             was         
                $1,682.0.                 Subsequent              to      the      amendment              deadline,             
                contract             awards          came        in      an     additional               $551.4           higher
                for a total need of $2,233.4.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.       Grussendorf               explained             that        the      amendment             would        address  
     Environmental                   Protection                Agency          (EPA)          concerns             regarding    
     Anchorage              street          sweeping.              The      state         was       meeting           the       
     for the project.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Senator           Egan       asked        how      the      amendment            related           to     the     capital  
     budget request.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.      Teal       responded             that       the      funds        were       for      the     operating           
     street              sweeping                equipment                 while             adhering                to         
     regulations.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator             Ellis          stated           that         street           sweeping              had       been     
     contentious                 issue         in      his       district             in      the       past        year.       
     hoped that the issue could be reasonably worked out.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair                Stedman               noted             concerns                regarding                 ongoing  
     maintenance                  issues           around            the        state.           He       thought             th
     maintenance                should         be     taken         care       of     adequately              so     that       
     state could focus on building infrastructure.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Hoffman            WITHDREW             his       OBJECTION.               There          being       
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:29:17 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 9:                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Health and Social Services                                                    
                APPROPRIATION: Department Support Svcs.                                                                       
                ALLOCATION:                     Information Technology                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $512.5 General Fund (1004)                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                  Combined             with         funding            included             in    
                Senate           CS,        this        amendment               provides             a     total          of    
                million of the Governor's $1,475.0 GF request.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                The      proposed             budget         included            three         specific            requests:    
                two      requests            were       to    correct           funding          problems            with       
                mix       of     funds         available              for       support           of     department             
                efforts           and       the      third         request           was      to     cover         increased    
                costs          which         are       being          experienced                for       new       software   
                maintenance               and      ETS      costs        for      our      mainframe             EIS      system
                which        supports            our      eligibility               system         for      Medicaid            
                other         public          assistance               programs            as     well        as     produces   
                assistance                payments             for       the        many        programs             operated   
                through our Division of Public Assistance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                Proposed funding:                          Governor                        Senate                               
                                                                                                                                
                Unrealizable federal receipts                                              $750.0                GF             
                              $375.0 GF                                                                                         
                Replace HCS RSA funding                                          $225.0 GF                       $112.5 GF      
                Cost Inc Software, EIS, etc.                                               $500.0                GF           
                              $0 GF                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                Total  1475.0 GF                           487.5 GF                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                The        Department                has        been          working            to       correct             ma
                deficiencies                 in     the      operating             budget          that       have        caused
                overspending                 in     prior         years         because           the      mix       of     fund
                attributed                 to        the          program             operations                  have          
                accurately               reflected              the       actual          amounts           that        can     
                collected               from         federal            programs.               In      addition,               
                Department               direct           billed          some        expenses             to      divisions    
                that        are       not      allowed            under         our      cost        allocation               pl
                which          guides           all        federal             revenue            collections.                  
                Governor's               proposed            budget         was       developed             to     partially    
                remedy          this        problem.             Because           the       IT      budget          includes   
                primarily             staffing            costs         and      fixed         contractual                costs,
                the      result         of     our      inability             to     obtain         adequate           funding  
                to     maintain             our      operation             will        be     the       elimination             
                current            staff.          We      have        developed             an      attachment               th
                better          outlines             the      systems            supported             throughout               
                department               and      what       is     potentially                at     risk        if     our    
                                           efforts are inadequate to address department needs.                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                          Mr. Grussendorf noted that the amendment gave HESS $1                                 
                                       million for information technology. The amount was believed                              
     to be adequate.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                    
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:30:20 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 10:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Law                                                                           
                APPROPRIATION: Civil Division                                                                                 
                ALLOCATION:                     Transportation Section                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            $200.0 General Funds (1004)                                                   
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                                                                                                  
                The       Alaska          Marine          Highway           System           (AMHS)          must       file    
                lawsuit            against            the        contractor               responsible                 for       
                design         and      construction                of    the      fast       ferries          Fairweather      
                and       Chenega.             The       suit        will        also        name        the       companies    
                responsible                for      the      vessels'            propulsion               systems.            AM
                must       file       suit      now      before         the      expiration             of     the     statute  
                of limitations.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                Since        AMHS       accepted           delivery            of    the      vessels          in    2004       
                2005,          the       propulsion                systems            have         been        subject          
                recurrent             problems.            Typical          of     the     problems            encountered      
                with       the       vessels          was      the       massive          overhaul            required          
                the      Fairweather               beginning            in     February           2006       at    Ketchikan    
                Ship       and      Drydock.             All      four      diesel         engines           had     hairline   
                cracks            in        their           steel           sleeves,              and         there           we
                additional                 problems              with          bull         gears,            shafts            
                bearings.                  If      not       addressed,               the       propulsion                system
                problems            will      require          continued             maintenance,                which        wi
                disrupt          service,            and     will       shorten          the      expected           lifespan   
                of the engines.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                The      lawsuit           is     against           Robert         E.     Derecktor,               Inc.,        
                contractor              responsible               for      the      design          and      construction       
                of     the      ferries,            and       against          MTU       Friedrichshafen,                     Gm
                and      MTU      Detroit          Diesel,           Inc.,        the      entities            responsible      
                for the vessels' propulsion systems.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.      Grussendorf               explained             that       the      amendment             was      a   one-time   
     only        increment              to      the      Department               of      Law       for       $200,000          
     general           funds        to     address          the      Alaska         Marine          Highway          System's   
     lawsuit           against           the      contractor              for      the       M/V      Fairweather               
     M/V Chenega.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                    
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:31:01 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Ellis MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 11:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                               EXPLANATION:                               This amendment will add $200.0 to                   
                                                continue            funding           Partners            for      Progress,    
                                                which           provides              support             services              
                                                Alaska's              therapeutic                 courts.            Partners   
                                                for      Progress            has      been       an     essential             pa
                                                of     Alaska's           therapeutic               court        system         
                                                11     years,          and      provides            crucial          services   
                                                that        the      Alaska          Court         System         is      unable
                                                to      fulfill.            It      is     a     proven,           evidence-    
                                                based          program            that        reduces            recidivism     
                                                and        crime          in       communities                 across           
                                                state while saving the state money.                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Alaska Court System                                                           
                APPROPRIATION: Therapeutic Courts (new appropriation)                                                         
                ALLOCATION:                     Therapeutic Courts                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                Add:                            General Funds - 1004                                  $200.0                  
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Health and Human Services                                       
                APPROPRIATION: Behavioral Health                                                                              
                                   ALLOCATION:                     Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs                       
                                                                                                                                
     Add:                                       I/A Receipts - 1007                                   $200.0                  
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                        Senator Ellis explained that amendment would give $200,000                              
                                       from the general fund to the court system to be transferred                              
     to HESS for the group Partners for Progress.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                         Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:32:11 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Egan MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 12:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                APPORTION TRANSCRIPT COSTS FOR GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS                                                         
                TO APPROPRIATE AGENCIES                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                EXPLANATION:                       This        amendment               covers           the        increased  
                costs         the       Alaska          Court        System          faces         for       transcribing       
                criminal              proceedings.                       It       will         apportion               funding  
                increases                for         grand           jury          transcripts                  among           
                Departments                 of       Administration,                      Law        and         the        Cour
                System          based          on     actual           transcript              requests             in      2009
                At        present,              transcription                    funding             is        centralized      
                within the Alaska Court System.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Administration                                                  
                APPROPRIATION: Legal & Advocacy Services                                                                    
                ALLOCATION:                     Public Defender Agency                                                        
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            $64.3 Unrestricted General Funds 1004                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                     Office of Public Advocacy                                                     
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            $53.8 Unrestricted General Funds 1004                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Law                                                             
                APPROPRIATION: Criminal Division                                                                              
                ALLOCATION:                     Criminal Justice Litigation                                                   
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            $30.4 Unrestricted General Funds 1004                                         
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Alaska Court System                                                           
                APPROPRIATION: Alaska Court System                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                                Trial Courts                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            $148.5 I/A Receipts 1007                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                ADD:                            Intent                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
                It      is     the       intent          of      the      Legislature                that        the       FY   
                budget          will        appropriate                all       transcription                  funding         
                the       agencies             that        order          those         transcripts                 from        
                Alaska Court System.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Senator            Egan         explained              that         the       amendment               would          divide
     money         for     transcription                  costs        for      grand        jury       proceedings             
     appropriate                 agencies.              The        amendment              coved          the       increased    
     cost        that       the       court         system         faced         in     transcribing                 criminal   
     proceedings.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                         Co-Chair Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:33:12 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Huggins MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 13:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Department              of     Environmental                 Conservation     
                APPROPRIATION: Water                                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Water Quality                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
                ADD:                            Intent Language found on Page 14, Lines                                         
                                                5-7:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                "It is also the intent of the legislature                                       
                                      that measures to address sanitation or                                                    
                                      habitat concerns shall not reduce or                                                      
                                                 restrict opportunities for the public to                                       
                                      access and participate in these fisheries."                                               
                                                                                                                                
                Therefore, the intent language should now read:                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                "It is the intent of the legislature                                            
                                                that         the       Departments                of       Environmental        
                                                Conservation, Fish and Game,                                                    
                                                and Natural Resources work together to                                          
                                                develop           a   plan       to    remove         fish       waste        fr
                                                          the Kenai and Kasilof                                                 
                                                Rivers dipnet fishery and maintain a                                            
                                                safe        and      attractive               riverfront.                  It   
                                                also        the     intent          of     the      legislature               th
                                                measures                to        address              sanitation               
                                                habitat            concerns             shall          not       reduce         
                                                restrict            opportunities                 for      the     public       
                                                access              and           participate                   in          thes
                                                fisheries."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                   While         maintaining               a    safe        and      attractive   
                riverfront                on       the       Kenai          and        Kasilof             rivers           is  
                commendable               goal,        this       language           could        be    construed             as
                means          to      reduce           or      restrict              opportunities                   for       
                public          to     access          and       participate               in     the       fisheries           
                these waterways in the future.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                Some       habitat           management              and      simple         mitigation              measures   
                are      what        are      needed          at     this       time.            The      beaches           belo
                the      mean       high-water             mark       are      public         domain         -   access         
                camping            should           not        be      cut        off       in       the       process          
                addressing                sanitation                and         habitat            concerns.                    
                personal              use       fisheries               are        of      a      relatively                shor
                duration             and        any       impacts            can        be      mitigated              without  
                interfering                with        the      traditional                use      of      public          land
                and waters or with fish harvesting.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                I    believe          the      original            language           included            in     the      Senate
                CS     is    far      too      broad        in     scope        and      should         be     narrowed         
                clarify           the       intent         is      to     preserve            and       protect           public
                access and use of the fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Senator            Huggins            explained              that        the       amendment              was        intent
     language             directed             toward          the        Department               of      Environmental        
     Conservation,                  the       Department              of     Fish        and      Game,         and      DNR    
     address               the          dipnet             fishery               waste            problem              without  
     restricting access to fishermen.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Hoffman            WITHDREW             his       OBJECTION.               There          being       
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:34:05 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Egan WITHDREW amendment 14:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Fish and Game                                                                 
                APPROPRIATION: Wildlife Conservation                                                                          
                ALLOCATION:                     Wildlife Conservation                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                DELETE:               160.8; Unrestricted General Funds (1004) and                                            
                                      the Division Director (PCN 11-2001)                                                       
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                    State government functions best when                                          
                high level decision makers reside and conduct the bulk                                                          
                of their duties in the capital. Locating this                                                                   
                important position in Juneau has served the department                                                          
                well for nearly twenty years, and the legislature and                                                           
                the public have received no convincing explanation as                                                           
                to how moving the job will enhance the management of                                                            
                Alaska's wildlife.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 15:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                SALARY           AND        BENEFIT            ADJUSTMENTS.                   (a)       The        operating 
                budget           appropriations                    made         in      sec.         1     of      this        
                include           amounts          for      salary         and      benefit           adjustments              
                public            officials,                officers,               and        employees               of      
                executive                branch,             Alaska            Court           System            employees,   
                employees              of     the       legislature,                and       legislators                and   
                implement              the      terms         for       the       fiscal          year        ending          Ju
                30,         2011,            of        the         following                ongoing              collective   
                bargaining agreements:                                                                                        
                                        (1)            Alaska           Vocational                Technical               Cente
                Teachers'                    Association                     -           National                  Education  
                Association,                 representing                 the      employees             of     the       Alask
                Vocational Technical Center;                                                                                  
                                          (2)         Public          Safety          Employees              Association,     
                representing                 the      regularly              commissioned                 public          safet
                officers unit;                                                                                                
                                        (3)        Inland          boatmen's            Union         of    the      Pacific, 
                for the unlicensed marine unit;                                                                               
                                          (4)                 International                      Organization                  
                Masters,             Mates,          and       Pilots,           for       the       masters,             mates
                and pilots unit;                                                                                              
                                          (5)             Marine                 Engineers'                      Beneficial   
                Association                                                                                                   
                                          (6)       Public           Employees               Local         71,        for     
                labor, trades, and crafts unit; and                                                                         
                                          (7)      Teachers'             Education             Association               of   
                Edgecumbe.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Statewide                                                                     
                ADD:                            $8,774,300                                                                    
                FUNDING SOURCE:                            Multiple fund sources per change                                   
                records submitted electronically to the legislative                                                             
                Finance Division and as detailed on the attachment.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                The Labor, Trades, and Crafts bargaining unit has                                                               
                reached a tentative agreement with the state for                                                                
                fiscal years FY2010-FY2012.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                In FY2011, there will be a conversion to a new wage                                                             
                schedule similar to that of the majority of state                                                               
                employees. Health Insurance will increase to $1,088                                                             
                per employee per month.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Education and Early Childhood                                                 
                Development                                                                                                     
                APPROPRIATION: Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                     Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School                                                 
                ADD:                            $21.9 General Funds (1004)                                                    
                                                $142.4 Interagency Receipts (1007)                                              
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                The State of Alaska's Department of Administration had                                                          
                reached an agreement on a three-year successor                                                                  
                contract with the Teachers' Education Association of                                                            
                Mt. Edgecumbe (TEAME) covering the period of July 1,                                                            
                2009 through June 30, 2010.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                The           agreement                  contains                the           following                  FY2011
                provisions:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                      o 5 percent Sitka, Alaska geographic differential                                                         
                           beginning July 1, 2010.                                                                              
                      o Beginning July 1, 2010, bargaining unit members                                                         
                           will be returned to the State's Select Benefits                                                      
                           Health               Insurance program with a monthly health                                         
                           benefit of                      $1,088.00 per member.                                                
                                                                                                                                
                This amendment funds these agreement provisions.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                     Fund Transfers                                                                
                APPROPRIATION: Fund Transfers                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                     Group Health and Life Benefits Fund                                           
                ADD:                            $54.1 General Funds (1004)                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                The sum of $54,054 is appropriated from the general                                                             
                fund to the Group Health and Life Fund in the                                                                   
                Department of Administration, division of retirement                                                            
                and benefits, as a lump sum payment for health                                                                  
                benefits reserves, to implement the terms of the                                                                
                collective bargaining agreement for the Teachers'                                                               
                Education Association of Mt. Edgecumbe, for the fiscal                                                          
                year ending June 30, 2011.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                The TEAME bargaining unit is returning to the State's                                                           
                Select Benefits Health Insurance program. This is the                                                           
                agreed upon amount to be deposited to the State Health                                                          
                Plan for reserves.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                DEPARTMENT:                      Administration                                                               
                APPROPRIATION:  Centralized Administrative Services                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                ALLOCATION:                      Office of the Commissioner                                                   
                ADD:                             $12.8 General Funds (1004)                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                EXPLANATION:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                The sum of $12,770 is appropriated from the general                                                             
                fund to the Department of Administration, office of                                                             
                the commissioner, as a lump sum payment to the union                                                            
                directed health trust, to implement the terms of the                                                            
                collective bargaining agreement for the Teachers'                                                               
                Education Association of Mt. Edgecumbe, for the fiscal                                                          
                year ending June 30, 2010.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                Last week the State reached an agreement with the                                                               
                Teachers' Education Association of Mt. Edgecumbe                                                                
                (TEAME). The TEAME agreement covers FY10-FY12.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                Since the TEAME agreement is retroactive to the                                                                 
                beginning of FY10, a supplemental is requested for                                                              
                $12,770               General              Funds            for          the          Department                
                Administration, office of the commissioner, to pay the                                                          
                agreed upon FY10 insurance costs of the NEA Health                                                              
                Trust.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Mr.       Teal        explained              that        the       amendment              detailed            agreement    
     reached           between          Local        71     and      the      teachers           at     Mt.      Edgecumbe.     
     He noted that the total cost was $8.774 million.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Hoffman            WITHDREW             his       OBJECTION.               There          being       
     OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     9:35:44 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     KAREN         REHFELD,             DIRECTOR,             OFFICE          OF     MANAGEMENT               AND      BUDGET,  
     OFFICE            OF      THE        GOVERNOR,               expressed              appreciation                  to       
     committee               for       adopting             the       amendments               that         had       been      
     particular importance to the governor.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     9:36:55 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair              Hoffman            noted          the        extensive               amount           of       public
     testimony              that        had      been        heard         concerning              the       legislation.       
     He     informed            the     committee             that       33     people         had      called         into     
     testify             on      behalf            of      the        university's                  Marine           Advisory   
     Program            (MAP),           and       highlighted                that         the       budget          included   
     $300,000             to      address           funding            for       that        program.             He      stated
     that          38      people            had        testified               in       support            of       domestic   
     violence            and       sexual         assault           initiatives,                 which        resulted          
     Amendment              5.     He     furthered             that        35     people          had      testified           
     support            of      early          childhood              education,               which         resulted           
     $600,000             for       the      Bright          Beginnings               program.             He     felt        th
     the       committee              had       responded              well        to      public          concerns.            
     lamented            that        all      of     the       concerns            could        not       be     addressed,     
     but        believed             that         he      overall            budget           would          provide            
     services that the people of Alaska expected.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator           Ellis        noted        that       the      University              of     Alaska         Anchorage    
     Honors            College            had        not        made          it      into          the        budget.          
     understood                why       the        funding            had       not        been         available              
     stressed             that         his       office          would          seek        alternative                funding  
     sources.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     9:39:31 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator            Thomas          commented              on      Amendment              14      which         had       be
     withdrawn.               He     voiced          his      concern           of     the      movement             of     stat
     employee            positions             from       the       capitol          city       to     other         areas      
     the state.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     9:41:12 AM                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Senator            Olson          hoped         that         funding           for        the       Vista         Program  
     could            be       found            by        alternative                  means.            He        expressed    
     disappointment                    with         the        lack        of      funding            for        additional     
     Alaska            State           Troopers              and        trusted             that         it        would        
     addressed in the future.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Stedman            MOVED         Senate           CS      for       CSHB        300       (FIN)       
     amended            out       of      Committee              with        individual               recommendations           
     and       that       authorization                 be     given         to     the      Legislative               Finance  
     Division             and       the       Legislative                Legal         Services             to      make        
     necessary technical and/or conforming amendments.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Senate          CS     for      CSHB       300      (FIN)        was      REPORTED            out      of     Committee    
     with a "do pass" recommendation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair             Stedman            MOVED         Senate           CS      for       CSHB        302       (FIN)       
     amended            out       of      Committee              with        individual               recommendations           
     and       that       authorization                 be     given         to     the      Legislative               Finance  
     Division             and       the       Legislative                Legal         Services             to      make        
     necessary technical and/or conforming amendments.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Senate          CS     for      CSHB       302      (FIN)        was      REPORTED            out      of     Committee    
     with a "do pass" recommendation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     9:44:45 AM AT EASE                                                                                                       
     9:45:19 AM RECONVENED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Co-Chair Hoffman gaveled out.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                

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HB 300 Budget Amendments 0326Pkt#1.pdf SFIN 3/26/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 300
HB 300 Buget Amendment Pkt #2 0326.pdf SFIN 3/26/2010 9:00:00 AM
HB 300
SB 300 CS FIN 032310 Version U.pdf SFIN 3/26/2010 9:00:00 AM
SB 300
SB 302 CS FIN 032310 Version T.pdf SFIN 3/26/2010 9:00:00 AM
SB 302