Legislature(2001 - 2002)

2001-04-26 House Journal

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2001-04-26                     House Journal                      Page 1243
HB 250                                                                                            
The following was read the second time:                                                             
                                                                                                    
    HOUSE BILL NO. 250                                                                              
    "An Act relating to missions and measures to be applied to certain                              
    expenditures by the executive branch of state government and the                                
    University of Alaska from the state operating budget for the fiscal                             
   year ending June 30, 2002; and providing for an effective date."                                
                                                                                                    
with the:                                                   Journal Page                            
                                                                                                    
 FIN RPT CS(FIN) 7DP                                                 1199                           
 FN1: ZERO(H.FIN/ALL DEPTS)                                          1199                           
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that the                                     
following committee substitute be adopted in lieu of the original bill:                             
                                                                                                    
    CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 250(FIN)                                                                  
    (same title)                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                        
                                                                                                    

2001-04-26                     House Journal                      Page 1244
Amendment No. 1 was offered  by Representative Croft:                                                
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 2, following "government" (title amendment):                                         
 Insert ", the Alaska State Legislature"                                                          
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 10:                                                                                    
 Delete "the departments of"                                                                        
                                                                                                    
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 Delete "departments"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
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 Delete "their"                                                                                     
 Insert "its"                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                  
 "*Sec. ___.  Alaska State Legislature.  (a) The mission of the                                   
Alaska State Legislature is to create a balanced state budget,                                      
encourage public participation in government and work to preserve                                   
and further the general health, economic vitality, educational needs                                
and growth for the people of the state of Alaska.                                                   
 (b) The legislature intends to measure its success by considering                                  
  (1) The difference between state revenue and state                                                
expenditures in millions of dollars.                                                                
  (2) Implementation of a long-term fiscal policy.                                                  
  (3) The growth rate of per capita income of Alaskans.                                             
  (4) The rate of state unemployment over a five year span.                                         
  (5) Number of disease outbreaks or preventable health related                                     
incidents throughout the state.                                                                     
  (6) The infant mortality rate over a five year span.                                              
  (7) Student performance on standards testing.                                                     
  (8) Whether the state retains management of its fish and game                                     
resources.                                                                                          
  (9) Percentage of Alaskans that can call for a public safety                                      
officer and reasonably expect to see one within four hours."                                        
                                                                                                    
Representative Croft moved and asked unanimous consent that                                         
Amendment No. 1 be adopted.                                                                         
                                                                                                    

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Representative Bunde objected.                                                                      
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent that                                     
the question be divided into ten parts.                                                             
                                                                                                    
Objection was heard.                                                                                
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz moved and asked unanimous consent to                                       
amend the motion to divide the question into two parts.                                             
                                                                                                    
Representative James objected and withdrew the objection.  There                                    
being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was divided.                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 - Part A:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 2, following "government" (title amendment):                                         
 Insert ", the Alaska State Legislature"                                                          
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 10:                                                                                    
 Delete "the departments of"                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "departments"                                                                               
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Page 1, line 13:                                                                                    
 Delete "their"                                                                                     
 Insert "its"                                                                                       
                                                                                                    
Insert a new bill section to read:                                                                  
 "*Sec. ___.  Alaska State Legislature.  (a) The mission of the                                   
Alaska State Legislature is to create a balanced state budget,                                      
encourage public participation in government and work to preserve                                   
and further the general health, economic vitality, educational needs                                
and growth for the people of the state of Alaska."                                                  
                                                                                                    
The question being:  "Shall Amendment No. 1 - Part A be adopted?"                                   
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       

2001-04-26                     House Journal                      Page 1246
                                                                                                    
CSHB 250(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 - Part A                                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  13   NAYS:  25   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  0                                                  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Halcro,                                   
Hayes, Hudson, Joule, Kapsner, Kerttula, Moses                                                      
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Chenault, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Harris,                                
James, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek, McGuire, Meyer, Morgan,                                     
Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg, Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker,                                     
Williams, Wilson                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 - Part A was not adopted.                                                   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Amendment No. 1 - Part B:                                                                           
                                                                                                    
Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                    
 "(b) The legislature intends to measure its success by considering                                 
  (1) The difference between state revenue and state                                                
expenditures in millions of dollars.                                                                
  (2) Implementation of a long-term fiscal policy.                                                  
  (3) The growth rate of per capita income of Alaskans.                                             
  (4) The rate of state unemployment over a five year span.                                         
  (5) Number of disease outbreaks or preventable health related                                     
incidents throughout the state.                                                                     
  (6) The infant mortality rate over a five year span.                                              
  (7) Student performance on standards testing.                                                     
  (8) Whether the state retains management of its fish and game                                     
resources.                                                                                          
  (9) Percentage of Alaskans that can call for a public safety                                      
officer and reasonably expect to see one within four hours."                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
The question being: "Shall Amendment No. 1 - Part B be adopted?"                                    
The roll was taken with the following result:                                                       

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CSHB 250(FIN)                                                                                       
Second Reading                                                                                      
Amendment No. 1 - Part B                                                                            
                                                                                                    
YEAS:  9   NAYS:  28   EXCUSED:  2   ABSENT:  1                                                   
                                                                                                    
Yeas:  Berkowitz, Cissna, Crawford, Croft, Davies, Guess, Kapsner,                                  
Kerttula, Moses                                                                                     
                                                                                                    
Nays:  Bunde, Coghill, Dyson, Fate, Foster, Green, Halcro, Harris,                                  
Hayes, Hudson, James, Joule, Kohring, Kott, Lancaster, Masek,                                       
McGuire, Meyer, Morgan, Mulder, Murkowski, Porter, Rokeberg,                                        
Scalzi, Stevens, Whitaker, Williams, Wilson                                                         
                                                                                                    
Excused:  Kookesh, Ogan                                                                             
                                                                                                    
Absent:  Chenault                                                                                   
                                                                                                    
And so, Amendment No. 1 - Part B was not adopted.                                                   
                                                                                                    
Representative James moved and asked unanimous consent that CSHB                                    
250(FIN) be considered engrossed, advanced to third reading, and                                    
placed on final passage.                                                                            
                                                                                                    
Representative Berkowitz objected.                                                                  
                                                                                                    
The Speaker stated that CSHB 250(FIN) will advance to third reading                                 
on the April 27, 2001, calendar.