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2021-01-25 Senate Journal

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2021-01-25                     Senate Journal                      Page 0062
SB 48                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 48 BY THE SENATE 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.                                                                  
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 19:                                                                                 
Dear President Micciche:                                                                                                        
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.                                                         

2021-01-25                     Senate Journal                      Page 0063
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