Legislature(2019 - 2020)

2019-02-18 Senate Journal

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2019-02-18                     Senate Journal                      Page 0314
SB 62                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 62 BY THE SENATE 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 Community and Regional                                                              
Affairs and Finance Committees.                                                                                                 
The following fiscal information was published today:                                                                           
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Commerce, Community,                                                                    
          and Economic Development                                                                                              
 Fiscal Note No. 2, Department of Revenue                                                                                       
Governor's transmittal letter dated February 15:                                                                                

2019-02-18                     Senate Journal                      Page 0315
Dear President Giessel:                                                                                                         
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.                                                                        
Michael J. Dunleavy