Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-21 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-21 House Journal Page 0199 HB 38 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 38 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making appropriations, including capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and other 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 February 20 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, and in accordance with Alaska Statute 37.07.070(2), I am transmitting a sponsor substitute for HB 38: Approp: Capital st Budget for consideration by the 31 Alaska State Legislature. This budget funds village safe water, required state match for federal highway dollars, and needed deferred maintenance for public facilities and the Alaska Court system. These are investments necessary to 2019-02-21 House Journal Page 0200 protect Alaska’s assets and basic public safety and infrastructure needs. Past capital budgets have resulted in growth in infrastructure that create ongoing operating obligations for the state. In evaluating what projects to move forward, care was taken to ensure that project proposals included a path to self-sufficiency. Development of the South Denali Visitor’s Center will not only provide a steady funding stream for the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, but will provide new opportunity for the tourism industry and increase access to one of Alaska’s most magnificent landmarks. The Governor’s proposed amended capital budget includes $143.4 million in general funds and leverages over $1 billion in federal dollars. My administration and I look forward to working with the Legislature to pass a sustainable capital budget for FY 2020. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"