Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-07-08 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-07-08 House Journal Page 1212 HB 40 The following letter dated June 28 was received at 10:56 a.m.: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: On this date, I have signed, with line-item vetoes, the following bill passed during the First Special Session of the Thirty-First Alaska State 2019-07-08 House Journal Page 1213 Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing: CONFERENCE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 40 "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental health program; and providing for an effective date." Chapter No. 2, FSSLA 2019 [Effective Date: July 1, 2019] My administration worked to identify what items were a priority based on the principles I have established during my time in office. This budget was thoroughly evaluated, and my policies were applied consistently across the board. We must evaluate all programs based on how effective they are in achieving the desired outcome. Going forward, it will be necessary for the Mental Health Trust to assess program needs and utilize the Trust's earnings to fund any increases in financial support. With this in mind, reductions were made to the Mental Health Capital and Operating budget. These vetoes are in line with the guiding principles I outlined on day one of my administration. Reports are attached detailing vetoes to the mental health operating budget, in addition $11.7 million in unrestricted general funds (UGF) were vetoed from the mental health capital budget for projects that are not core functions of the state. We must work together to prioritize State funded programs, and programs funded at the local level. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"