Legislature(2011 - 2012)

2012-02-01 House Journal

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2012-02-01                     House Journal                      Page 1461
HB 307                                                                                                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 307 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                   
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act making supplemental appropriations, capital                                                                        
     appropriations, and other appropriations; amending                                                                         
     appropriations; repealing appropriations; making appropriations to                                                         
     capitalize funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 30, 2012, follows:                                                              
"Dear Speaker Chenault:                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal                                                         
Year 2012 (FY 2012).                                                                                                            
The supplemental budget reflects increases in delivering State services                                                         
and programs that were not anticipated when the FY 2012 budget was                                                              
brought forward for consideration during the 2011 legislative session.                                                          
The operating supplemental request includes formula cost increases,                                                             
fire suppression, disaster relief, and agency operations totaling $38.9                                                         
million, of which $30.4 are general funds. The supplemental also                                                                
contains $38.0 million in one-time funding for two specific settlements                                                         
that resolve outstanding litigation.                                                                                            
The FY 2012 capital supplemental request totals $20.4 million, of                                                               
which $10.1 are general funds, and includes emergency repairs to                                                                
roads and bridges, and repairs to Alaska Marine Highway vessels                                                                 
necessary to meet required U.S. Coast Guard certifications.                                                                     
Thank you for your consideration of this bill.                                                                                  
Sean Parnell