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1998-04-15 House JournalFull Journal pdf
1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2985 SB 76 The following was read the second time: 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2986 SB 76 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(RLS) "An Act relating to results-based government and the state budget; relating to state agency program and financial plans; relating to the withholding or reduction of appropriations to a state agency; and relating to state agency performance and other reports." with the: Journal Page FIN RPT HCS(FIN) 4DP 3NR 2AM 2884 SENATE ZERO FN (S.FIN/ALL DEPTS) 3/20/98 2885 Representative Porter moved and asked unanimous consent that the following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill: HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 76(FIN) (same title) There being no objection, it was so ordered. Amendment No. 1 was offered by Representative Kemplen: Page 2, line 3: Delete "quarterly" Insert "semi-annually" Representative Kemplen moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 1 be adopted. Objection was heard and withdrawn. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted. Amendment No. 2 was offered by Representative Kemplen: Page 1, line 9, following "shall": Insert "develop a 5-year state strategic plan," 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2987 SB 76 Page 1, line 10, following "achieve": Insert "to implement the plan on an annual basis" Page 2, line 8, following "governor": Insert "and compare them to the 5-year strategic plan of the state legislature" Page 3, line 11, following "use the": Insert "5-year state strategic plan," Page 4, line 4, following "legislature's": Insert "5-year state strategic plan" Page 4, line 14, following "toward": Insert "implementation of the strategic plan," Page 5, line 24, following "methods.": Insert "; (13) identify agencies' progress towards successful achievement of the goals established in the 5-year state strategic plan" Renumber the following subsections accordingly. Page 6, line 2, following "considering": Insert "the 5-year state strategic plan and" Page 6, line 9, following "year,": Insert "recommended human capital investment for the succeeding four fiscal years of the state strategic plan," Representative Kemplen moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 2 be adopted. Representative Therriault objected. 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2988 SB 76 The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 2 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: HCS CSSB 76(FIN) am H Second Reading Amendment No. 2 YEAS: 12 NAYS: 27 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 0 Yeas: Berkowitz, Brice, Croft, Elton, Grussendorf, Hanley, Hudson, Joule, Kemplen, Kookesh, Kubina, Nicholia Nays: Austerman, Barnes, Bunde, Cowdery, Davies, Davis, Dyson, Foster, Green, Hodgins, Ivan, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Martin, Masek, Mulder, Ogan, Phillips, Porter, Rokeberg, Ryan, Sanders, Therriault, Vezey, Williams Excused: Moses And so, Amendment No. 2 was not adopted. Amendment No. 3 was offered by Representative Kemplen: Page 3, following line 8, insert a new subsection to read: "(g) the Alaska State Legislature establishes in the legislative branch the Citizens Commission for a Northern Vision in order to develop and recommend to the Governor, the legislature, and the people of Alaska a northern strategic statewide plan; the commission shall include individuals who reflect a wide range of viewpoints, who have indicated a strong dedication to the public interest, and who represent different physical, social, and economic areas of the state (1) the commission shall consist of the following voting members: (A) nine members of the public, not to include members of the legislative, executive, or judicial branches; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Governor shall each appoint three of these members; (B) two members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House; one member shall be a member of the majority and one a member of the minority; 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2989 SB 76 (C) two members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; one member shall be a member of the majority and one a member of the minority; and (D) two members of the executive branch appointed by the Governor (2) the commission shall select a chair and vice-chair from among its members, shall meet as frequently as the commission determines necessary, may meet during the interim and during legislative sessions, and may meet and vote by teleconference; (3) the purpose of the commission is to craft a strategic plan that (A) declares public policy concerning the social, economic, and cultural development of the state and identifies the objectives and actions that the state will pursue to achieve the recommendations in this strategic plan for our northern community; (B) declares goals and policies for the states development and management that guide, but do not bind, the legislature in taking action; (C) informs the business community, the public, and other governmental agencies of the states strategic goals and the relationship of those goals to policy development and management; (4) the strategic plan developed by the commission shall address the following general goals: (A) to create a living environment of the highest possible quality, based on comprehensive planning for the population and its growth potential and addressing the ecological, economic, health, social, public safety, and physical development needs of the state; (B) to encourage citizen participation in formulating policies, plans, and programs of the state at community and regional levels; (C) to create and maintain conditions in which all Alaska residents have an equitable opportunity to share in employment, education, health, housing, social service, and recreational resources; (D) to develop a safe, convenient, and economical state transportation system that provides adequate access to all parts of the state, maximizes safety, minimizes environmental effects, and provides for alternative modal facilities; (E) to encourage the development of a state economy with sufficient growth and diversity to provide a stable economic base yet maintain the integrity of critical human and environmental systems; 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2990 SB 76 (F) to ensure that the natural environment is enhanced, maintained, and protected by establishing standards for the protection of soil, vegetation, air, sound, and sight, with appropriate surveillance and enforcement of these standards; (G) to encourage the protection of life and property from natural disasters and hazards; (H) to incorporate advances in telecommunications technologies to ensure that universal access to the information highway is available to all parts of the state; (I) to encourage access to safe, decent, affordable housing, providing safe and structurally sound housing resources; (J) to provide a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities to all communities and regions of the state; (K) to provide a full choice of educational opportunities to all segments of the state, using all community and regional facilities and programs to maximum advantage (5) the commission shall request participation and information from (A) the commissioner of each principal department in state government; (B) the president of the University of Alaska; (C)representatives from local governments, school boards, business, industry, and nonprofit organizations (6) the commission shall hold public hearings, encourage participation by residents of the state, and take advantage, to the greatest extent possible, of modern telecommunications technology; (7) the commission shall present an action plan to the legislature by February 1, 1999, that details its methodology for crafting a northern strategic plan; the action plan shall include a detailed work schedule for the project and identify the public participation process, supporting resources from state agencies, in-kind contributions from individual Alaskans and businesses, joint ventures with nonprofit organizations, benchmarks for progress achieved, and appropriate project management tools that illustrate the work to be accomplished; (8) the commission shall submit a preliminary report on its work to the Governor and the Alaska State Legislature by January 1, 2000, and that the commission shall submit a final report to the Governor and the Alaska State Legislature by January 1, 2001; 1998-04-15 House Journal Page 2991 SB 76 (9) the commission is authorized to begin work immediately on the appointment of its full membership or on July 15, 1998, whichever date is earlier, and is terminated on the convening of the Second Regular Session of the Twenty-First Alaska State Legislature." Representative Kemplen moved and asked unanimous consent that Amendment No. 3 be adopted. Representative Therriault objected. The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 3 be adopted?" The roll was taken with the following result: HCS CSSB 76(FIN) am H Second Reading Amendment No. 3 YEAS: 9 NAYS: 23 EXCUSED: 1 ABSENT: 7 Yeas: Berkowitz, Croft, Davies, Elton, Grussendorf, Kemplen, Kubina, Nicholia, Vezey Nays: Austerman, Cowdery, Davis, Foster, Green, Hanley, Hodgins, Hudson, Ivan, James, Kelly, Kohring, Kott, Martin, Mulder, Ogan, Phillips, Porter, Rokeberg, Ryan, Sanders, Therriault, Williams Excused: Moses Absent: Barnes, Brice, Bunde, Dyson, Joule, Kookesh, Masek And so, Amendment No. 3 was not adopted. Representative Porter moved and asked unanimous consent that HCS CSSB 76(FIN) am H be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading and placed on final passage. Representative Kubina objected. The Speaker stated that HCS CSSB 76(FIN) am H would be in third reading on the April 16, 1998 calendar.