Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0161 HB 40 HOUSE BILL NO. 40 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program, including supplemental appropriations; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 14 follows: 2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0162 "Dear Chief Clerk: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the State's comprehensive mental health program for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020). Alaska Statute 37.07.020 requires that the Governor submit a budget th for FY2020 to the Legislature and public by December 15 of each year. That law also requires that "bills identical in content" to those th released in December be delivered to the Legislature before the 4 legislative day of the next regular session for introduction. AS 37.07.020(a)(1) requires the mental health bill to include both operating and capital appropriations. The mental health budget reflects the requests that were put forward to the Office of Management and Budget by the Alaska Mental Health Trust. My Administration is fully engaged in developing an amended budget for FY2020 to be delivered in the coming weeks. I look forward to working with the Legislature to finalize a FY2020 mental health budget. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"