Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0191 HB 69 HOUSE BILL NO. 69 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act repealing the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional Affairs, State Affairs, and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Dept. of Administration 2. Fiscal, Dept. of Administration 3. Fiscal, Dept. of Administration 4. Fiscal, Dept. of Administration The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 19 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission. 2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0192 This bill would repeal the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission (Commission) as of June 30, 2019. The Commission was created to aid in developing a statewide, integrated public broadcasting system and to coordinate all public broadcasting stations. The Commission's primary purpose has been to apply for, receive, and disburse grant funding for public broadcasting related purposes. This function can be accomplished utilizing non-governmental entities that can be attuned to and more responsive to the local broadcasting needs of communities. This bill directs the Commissioner of the Department of Administration to transfer all of the assets of the Commission to Alaska non-profit public broadcasting entities at no cost. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"