Legislature(2015 - 2016)
2016-02-05 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2016-02-05 House Journal Page 1585 HB 301 HOUSE BILL NO. 301 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Administration; relating to payment of judgment against the state; relating to pre-audit of claims; relating to travel costs and travel outside the state; repealing authorization and administration of the Department of Administration to make advances to the University of Alaska; and repealing the United States savings bond purchase plan." was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Administration The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 4, 2016, follows: "Dear Speaker Chenault: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the duties of the Department of Administration (DOA). The bill would update certain statutes and repeal other statutes in order to better reflect the practices and duties of the DOA. The bill would amend AS 09.50.270 to reflect the current practice regarding payment of judgments issued against the State. It would amend AS 37.05.190 to acknowledge a change in technology and clarify decentralization of certain financial functions. It would amend AS 39.20.140 regarding travel to reflect current industry language and to comply with an audit recommendation from the legislative audit division. The bill would repeal AS 37.10.088 to acknowledge that advances are no longer provided by the DOA to the University of Alaska. The bill would also repeal AS 39.40.010 and AS 39.40.020 due to changes in how United States savings bonds are purchased. 2016-02-05 House Journal Page 1586 I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"