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2021-02-18 House Journal

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2021-02-18                     House Journal                      Page 0129
HB 68                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 68 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act making supplemental appropriations; amending                                                                       
     appropriations; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19 follows:                                                                     
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              

2021-02-18                     House Journal                      Page 0130
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental                                                                 
appropriations for the state's operating and capital expenses for fiscal                                                        
year 2021.                                                                                                                      
This supplemental appropriation bill includes $1.235 billion in                                                                 
unrestricted general funds, $12.7 million in designated general funds,                                                          
$26.1 million in other state funds, and $22.2 million in federal funds.                                                         
I urge the Legislature to take quick action on this appropriation bill as                                                       
it contains items that are time-sensitive and critical to the state's                                                           
economic recovery. The bill includes a supplemental permanent fund                                                              
dividend payment which will provide much-needed financial relief to                                                             
Alaskans and also includes a number of important capital projects that                                                          
were not enacted last year due to the pandemic-related early                                                                    
adjournment of the Legislature.                                                                                                 
I look forward to working with the Legislature on the quick passage                                                             
and implementation of this bill.                                                                                                
Mike Dunleavy