Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0185 HB 64 HOUSE BILL NO. 64 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the appropriation of alcoholic beverage excise tax proceeds for community assistance; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services, Labor & Commerce, and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development 2. Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue 2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0186 The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 15 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax proceeds. The bill would permit the legislature to appropriate half of the proceeds, currently going into the General Fund, for community assistance purposes. This recognizes the need to assist communities through use of tax proceeds on the sale of alcoholic beverages and allow communities the opportunities to use these resources to address substance abuse and homelessness issues at the local level. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"