Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0179 HB 54 HOUSE BILL NO. 54 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and other appropriations; amending appropriations; capitalizing funds; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 25 follows: "Dear Chief Clerk: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska State Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. I took office with a promise to reduce State spending, put public safety first, and renew trust in government. To that end, I am presenting a supplemental budget for the consideration of the Legislature that returns money to the general fund. This legislation proposes to allocate resources for the renovation of the Hiland Mountain Women's Mental Health Unit, in order to provide appropriate services to prisoners and increase efficiency in the management of our prison population. It funds pay increases for our Alaska State Troopers, pays off the Whittier Tunnel project ahead of schedule, and pays Medicaid obligations for FY 2018 that were not fully funded. These supplemental items are offset by reversals from the FY 2019 budget, resulting in the return of $5,817,200 to the General Fund. I urge your prompt consideration of this request. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"