Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2020-01-21 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2020-01-21 House Journal Page 1436 HB 206 HOUSE BILL NO. 206 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; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. A letter dated January 17 with an accompanying spreadsheet, to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees from Amanda Holland, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, was attached (as required by AS 37.14.003) and is on file in the Chief Clerk's office. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 17 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: 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 (FY) 2021. As required by statute, it includes both operating and capital appropriations. This budget utilizes $157.8 million in Unrestricted General Funds (UGF), $52.4 million in Designated General Funds (DGF) and $17.2 million in Mental Health Trust Authority Funds (Other State Funds). The FY 2021 proposed mental health budget reflects the requests that were put forward to the Office of Management and Budget by the Alaska Mental Health Trust (Trust). The requests support programs and activities in Trust focus areas that meet the identified treatment and service needs of Trust beneficiaries and areas of system change to improve the lives of beneficiaries. Trust focus areas include housing and long-term services and supports, beneficiary employment and engagement, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and disability justice. 2020-01-21 House Journal Page 1437 I look forward to working with the Legislature to produce a FY 2021 mental health budget for Alaska. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"