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2012-02-01 Senate Journal

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2012-02-01                     Senate Journal                      Page 1362
SB 184                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 184 BY THE SENATE 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.                                                                  

2012-02-01                     Senate Journal                      Page 1363
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 30:                                                                                 
Dear President Stevens:                                                                                                         
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