Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/15/2003 07:24 PM 075

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Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: items 1                                                              
-4 - Senate (see motion sheets).                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED to items 2 and 3.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green WITHDREW the Motion.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 1                                                                
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 1                                                              
Senate (see  motion sheets). There  being NO OBJECTION, it  was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 2                                                              
- Senate (see motion sheets).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED. He observed that the item funds the                                                                   
Alaska  Youth  Initiative,  which  have  already  been  cut  by  5                                                              
percent.  The  Senate  number   would  reduce  the  grants  by  an                                                              
additional  3.8 percent.  He observed  that these  grants purchase                                                              
intensive  services for  youths and  their families  facing multi-                                                              
dimensional  problems associated  with mental  illness  and severe                                                              
emotional disturbances.  They are one-time  grants and are  not on                                                              
going.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 3                                                              
- Senate (see motion sheets).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED.  He noted that items 3, 7,  9 and 10 are                                                              
increased  reductions from  10  to 25  percent  [local match]  for                                                              
grant items.  Item 3, Alcohol  Safety Action Program,  is directly                                                              
related  to court  orders  and  has a  high  rate  of success.  He                                                              
maintained  that the  reduction  would cost  the state  additional                                                              
money.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green  recalled that the  Department of Health  and Social                                                              
Services was  surprised that these grants contained  a lower match                                                              
rate  than  other   grants.  The  items  would   be  brought  into                                                              
conformity with other grants in the department.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kerttula spoke  against  the  motion and  observed                                                              
that testimony in the House  indicated that some programs would be                                                              
lost completely by the increase match rate.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 4                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 5                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 6                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  OBJECTED. He observed  that there is a  wait list                                                              
for  Rural Substance  Abuse Treatment  and Prevention  program and                                                              
that the  program is working well. Representative  Kerttula echoed                                                              
his remarks.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the  Department of Health and Social  Services: item 7                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 8                                                                
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item                                                                  
9(see motion sheets).                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 10                                                               
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 11                                                               
- SEAL grants (see motion sheets).                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED. He stressed that the reduction would                                                                  
result in a loss of services.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kerttula observed that the program services                                                                      
mentally ill and disabled persons.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 12                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 13                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for  the Department of  Health and Social  Services: items                                                              
14 and  26 (see motion sheets).  There being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 15                                                              
and 25  (see motion sheets). There  being NO OBJECTION,  it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts  for the Department  of Health  and Social  Services: item                                                              
16, 28, 29, and 30 (see  motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION,                                                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts  for the Department  of Health  and Social  Services: item                                                              
17, Foster Care Augmented Rate (see motion sheets).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED and asked  for further explanation of the                                                              
item.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Janet  Clarke,  Director,  Division  of  Administrative  Services,                                                              
Department of Health  and Social Services spoke in  support of the                                                              
motion and  explained that  the $1  million in  excess interagency                                                              
receipts  has  been  in  the   Department  of  Health  and  Social                                                              
Services'  budget when  it was thought  that Medicaid  refinancing                                                              
could occur in Foster Care.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman WITHDREW his  OBJECTION. There being NO OBJECTION,                                                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 18                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman OBJECTED for purposes of clarification.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Clark  explained  that  the appropriation  allows  for  a  14                                                              
percent  growth rate  for Subsidized  Adoptions and  Guardianship.                                                              
She did not anticipate a supplemental.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman WITHDREW his  OBJECTION. There being NO OBJECTION,                                                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 19                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 20                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 21                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  OBJECTED  for   purposes  of  clarification.  He                                                              
questioned if a supplemental would anticipated.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Clark  explained that  the  item  would  not be  budgeted  in                                                              
advance, but would be handled like judgments and claims.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman WITHDREW his  OBJECTION. There being NO OBJECTION,                                                              
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 22                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  OBJECTED.  He  observed that  the  motion  would                                                              
approve  a  million  dollar  reduction to  Healthy  Families.  The                                                              
stressed  that  the  reduction  would  not  impact  the  operating                                                              
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Clark clarified  that  the Department  of  Health and  Social                                                              
Services will  not receive Temporary Assistance  to Needy Families                                                              
(TANF) funds  to cover the appropriation.  Senator Hoffman pointed                                                              
out that general  fund money could be used to  substitute the TANF                                                              
funds.  He maintained  that there  would  be a  reduction of  home                                                              
visits for at risk families. Ms. Clark agreed.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 24                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 26                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  OBJECTED. He stressed  that the reduction  of $50                                                              
would affect the Infant Learning Program.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green  argued  that  the state  of  Alaska  is  exceeding                                                              
federal  standards.  She maintained  that  the  program should  be                                                              
needs based.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 27                                                              
and 57 (see motion sheets).                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kerttula  OBJECTED. She  MOVED to AMEND  the motion                                                              
to  hold items  27  and 57  open. She  stressed  that these  Human                                                              
Services Community Matching grants  provide services to those with                                                              
the poorest persons.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hoffman  pointed out  that the  combined reductions                                                              
contained  in items  57 and  58  would result  in a  loss of  $1.3                                                              
million.  He  spoke against  the  reductions,  which affect  faith                                                              
based services.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Cheryl Frasca, Director,  Division of Management  & Budget, Office                                                              
of  the Governor  observed that  although the Governor  originally                                                              
requested  additional funds,  that the  increase revenues  through                                                              
the gaming tax revenues have not been adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 31                                                              
and 46 (see  motion sheets). Senator Hoffman OBJECTED  to item 46.                                                              
There being NO OBJECTION, it 31 was adopted.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green  explained that  Medicaid Services were  funded with                                                              
Tobacco  Cessation Funds,  which are  moved to Tobacco  Prevention                                                              
and Control in item 46 and switched to other funds.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  expressed  concern  that  a  commitment  to  use                                                              
Tobacco Cessation Funds for prevention is not being maintained.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green maintained that 20  percent of the funding was being                                                              
directed  [toward cessation  efforts]. Senator  Hoffman speculated                                                              
that the  $2 million  in item 31  was included in  Senator Green's                                                              
calculations and  felt that the designation  was marginal. Senator                                                              
Green argued that cessation in  education is part of the cessation                                                              
funds.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 32                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 33                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  OBJECTED and  questioned how the  deficiencies in                                                              
the Medicaid reduction would be found.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clark  explained that the  reduction was identified  after the                                                              
Medicaid audit  by Legislative  Budget and Audit  Committee, which                                                              
pointed  out areas where  savings could  be provided  with further                                                              
efficiencies. She  acknowledged that the Governor's  budget has an                                                              
aggressive  agenda  for  cost  containment. She  stated  that  the                                                              
Department  of Health  and  Social Services  is  committed to  not                                                              
having a  Medicaid supplemental in  the coming year, unless  it is                                                              
related to Fair Share.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman asked  for further explanation of  item 38: Senior                                                              
and  Disabilities Services.  Ms.  Clark clarified  that the  House                                                              
language  regarding mandated  efficiencies related  to  the number                                                              
mandated efficiencies in the Medicaid Waiver Program.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, item 33 was adopted.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for  the Department of  Health and Social  Services: items                                                              
34 and  47 (see motion sheets).  There being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 35                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts  for the Department  of Health  and Social  Services: item                                                              
365 (see motion sheets).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  OBJECTED. He  pointed  out  that the  House  had                                                              
accommodated $150  thousand for the Bethel  Youth facility. Bethel                                                              
has the highest  referral rate. Nome has been  accommodated in the                                                              
budget, but  Bethel has  the higher caseload.  He felt  that youth                                                              
would  be flown  from Bethel  to  Nome, which  would increase  the                                                              
state's cost.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green pointed  out that the House had  added $150 thousand                                                              
in excess of the Governor's request.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Clark acknowledged  that  the  Governor's  request was  fully                                                              
funded, but clarified  that after the supplemental  was funded and                                                              
took a  second look at  the funding, actively supported  the House                                                              
action.  He noted  that there  are a  number of  violent youth  in                                                              
Bethel and the  House number is a more  accurate representation of                                                              
what is needed.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 37                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 38                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  OBJECTED.  He  pointed  out  that  there  was  a                                                              
supplemental in the current  year for Disability Medicaid services                                                              
and questioned if another supplemental would be needed.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clark  observed that all  the waiver programs for  seniors and                                                              
disability  and  long-term  care  services in  nursing  homes  are                                                              
funded from  the component.  The Department  of Health  and Social                                                              
Services   will   follow   the  Legislative   Budget   and   Audit                                                              
recommendations  along   with  other  cost   containment  measures                                                              
identified by the department and hope not to have a supplemental.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman asked for an update on the $50 million in                                                                       
Medicaid  services that  is  under litigated.  Ms. Clark  observed                                                              
that the hearing  occurred, but that there has  not been a ruling.                                                              
She observed that the federal position is generally backed.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman concluded that the services have to be paid and                                                                 
that there  would most  likely be a  supplemental. Ms.  Clark felt                                                              
that the  Department has a good  case, even though the  outcome is                                                              
dim at  the federal level,  and felt that  they would make  a good                                                              
case to the Court.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 39                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Green MOVED TO ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                  
amounts for  the Department of  Health and Social  Services: items                                                              
40 and  54 (see motion sheets).  There being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kerttula OBJECTED for purpose of discussion. She                                                                 
questioned how the mental health trust funds were used.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
(Tape Change, CC75 03 - 5, Side 2)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clark explained that the Mental Health Trust Authority                                                                      
proposed a reallocation of their  funding to accommodate a project                                                              
for single  point of  entry in Anchorage,  which was  supported by                                                              
the Department.  The information was  acted on by the  Senate, but                                                              
came too late for the House.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for  the Department of  Health and Social  Services: items                                                              
41 and  55 (see motion sheets).  There being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                              
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 42                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 43                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 44                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 45                                                              
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  OBJECTED. He observed  that the level  of funding                                                              
for Community  Health Grants,  which support first  responders, is                                                              
below the requested level.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 48                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of  Health and Social Services: item 49                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 50                                                               
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: items                                                                 
51 and 52 (see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                 
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 53                                                               
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 56                                                               
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Green MOVED  TO ADOPT the  proposed conference  committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Health and Social Services: item 58                                                               
(see motion sheets).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  OBJECTED. He pointed out  that additional funding                                                              
was requested and that it would support faith based services.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion to hold items 27 and 57.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 1-2 and House 1-2).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the original motion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilken, Williams, Green, Harris                                                                                       
OPPOSED: Hoffman, Kerttula                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (Senate 2-1 and House 2-1).                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Harris observed  that items 59 - 63 would  be taken up at                                                              
a later date.                                                                                                                   
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m.                                                                                          

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