Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/31/1994 01:30 PM FIN

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                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                        January 31, 1994                                       
                            1:30 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 20, Side 1, #000 - end.                                        
  TAPE HFC 94 - 20, Side 2, #000 - #158.                                       
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  called the House Finance  Committee meeting                 
  to order at 1:30 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Foster                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Martin                                                        
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and MacLean were not present for the                 
  meeting.                                                                     
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Bruce Campbell, Commissioner,  Department of  Transportation                 
  and Public  Facilities; Helvi Sandvic,  Deputy Commissioner,                 
  Department  of  Transportation  and  Public Facilities;  Ron                 
  Lind,  Director,  Administrative  Services,   Department  of                 
  Transportation  and  Public   Facilities;  Jerome   Komisar,                 
  President,  University  of  Alaska  (teleconference);  Brian                 
  Rogers,  Vice President  for  Finance, University  of Alaska                 
  (teleconference);   Wendy   Redman,   Vice   President   for                 
  University Relations, Administrative  Office, University  of                 
  Alaska; Alison Elgee, Budget Director, University of Alaska;                 
  Senator Dave Donley; Representative John Davies.                             
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
  AGENCY BUDGET OVERVIEW:                                                      
                                                                               
            Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                 
            University of Alaska                                               
                                                                               
  AGENCY BUDGET OVERVIEWS:  DOTPF AND UNIVERSITY                               
                                                                               
  (*Copies of  log notes,  meeting tapes  and handouts  are on                 
  file with the  Legislative Finance Division.   Contact #465-                 
  3795).                                                                       
                                                                               
  Log #               DISCUSSION                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                1                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HFC 20-1            Co-Chair Larson called the House Finance                 
                                                                               
                      Alaska, testified via  teleconference in                 
                      response to the FY95 Budget Overview for                 
                      the University of Alaska.   He explained                 
                      the differences between the  FY94 budget                 
                      and the proposed FY95 budget.                            
                                                                               
                      decrease   administrative  costs   while                 
                      continuing to establish goals:                           
                                                                               
                      1.   Administrative          proactivity                 
  standards.                                                                   
                      2.   Faculty workload obligations.                       
                      3.   Creating a zero base organizational                 
                           design.                                             
                                                                               
                      for the University:                                      
                                                                               
                      1.   Maintain existing programs.                         
                      2.   Maintain buildings and equipment.                   
                      3.   Improve campuses.                                   
                      4.   Improve instructional delivery.                     
                      5.   Provide more research.                              
                                                                               
                      support  for  the  University's economic                 
                      development in particular maintenance.                   
                                                                               
                      planning  and  that relationship  to the                 
                      private sector.                                          
                                                                               
                      Finance, University of  Alaska explained                 
                      problems  have  existed  in   the  past,                 
                      although,  currently,  outside  activity                 
                      has been restricted.                                     
                                                                               
                      funds    allocated   for    audio/visual                 
                      equipment.  Mr. Rogers  replied that the                 
                      University   is   at  a   standstill  in                 
                      instructional technology growth.                         
                                                                               
                      communication system, video conferencing                 
                      and the use of  frequent flyer miles for                 
                                                                               
                                2                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      travel.                                                  
                                                                               
                      single appropriation for the University.                 
                      He suggested that shift did not  address                 
                      the "greatest need".   President Komisar                 
                      emphasized  "micro  managing"  would not                 
                      work well  for  the  University  as  the                 
                      single appropriation did.                                
                                                                               
                      University of Alaska budget overview.                    
                                                                               
                      of Transportation and Public Facilities,                 
                      provided  the  Committee with  a handout                 
                      itemizing  the   DOTPF  FY95   Operating                 
                      Budget Overview.  (Copy on file).                        
                                                                               
                      INCREASES IN GENERAL FUND                                
                                                                               
                      1.   Highways and aviation M&O.                          
                      2.   Facilities maintenance.                             
                      3.   Design and construction.                            
                      4.   Administration and leasing.                         
                      5.   Alaska Marine Highway System.                       
                                                                               
                      participation in the North  Star Borough                 
                      and  concerns with  the  changes in  the                 
                      Department's servicing.                                  
                                                                               
                      that  the  Department  has had  meetings                 
                      without  adequate  focus  on the  public                 
                      process.  Commissioner Campbell defended                 
                      DOTPF's position.                                        
                                                                               
                      the proposed budget's for the operations                 
                      and maintenance allocation.   She  asked                 
                      for   further    guarantees   of    fund                 
                      distribution.                                            
                                                                               
                      component  would  assure  the Department                 
                      adequately    responding   to    weather                 
                      conditions.                                              
                                                                               
  HFC 20-2            Discussion   followed   in   regard   to                 
  movement of #000                   funds    for   operations                 
                                     within the Department.                    
                                                                               
                                3                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      discussion amongst Committee  members on                 
                      brush  cutting  procedures   within  the                 
                      State.                                                   
                                                                               
                      Committee adjourned at 2:25 P.M.                         
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 2:25 P.M.HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                    
                        January 31, 1994                                       
                            1:30 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 20, Side 1, #000 - end.                                        
  TAPE HFC 94 - 20, Side 2, #000 - #158.                                       
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson called  the House Finance Committee  meeting                 
  to order at 1:30 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Foster                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Martin                                                        
                                                                               
  Representatives Hoffman and MacLean were not present for the                 
  meeting.                                                                     
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Bruce Campbell, Commissioner,  Department of  Transportation                 
  and Public  Facilities; Helvi Sandvic,  Deputy Commissioner,                 
  Department  of  Transportation  and Public  Facilities;  Ron                 
  Lind,  Director,  Administrative  Services,   Department  of                 
  Transportation  and  Public   Facilities;  Jerome   Komisar,                 
  President,  University  of  Alaska  (teleconference);  Brian                 
  Rogers,  Vice President  for Finance,  University  of Alaska                 
  (teleconference);   Wendy   Redman,   Vice   President   for                 
  University Relations, Administrative  Office, University  of                 
  Alaska; Alison Elgee, Budget Director, University of Alaska;                 
  Senator Dave Donley; Representative John Davies.                             
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
  AGENCY BUDGET OVERVIEW:                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                4                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
            Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                 
            University of Alaska                                               
                                                                               
  AGENCY BUDGET OVERVIEWS:  DOTPF AND UNIVERSITY                               
                                                                               
  (*Copies of  log notes,  meeting tapes  and handouts  are on                 
  file with the  Legislative Finance Division.   Contact #465-                 
  3795).                                                                       
                                                                               
  Log #               DISCUSSION                                               
                                                                               
  HFC 20-1            Co-Chair Larson called the House Finance                 
                                                                               
                      Alaska, testified via  teleconference in                 
                      response to the FY95 Budget Overview for                 
                      the University of  Alaska.  He explained                 
                      the differences between the  FY94 budget                 
                      and the proposed FY95 budget.                            
                                                                               
                      decrease   administrative  costs   while                 
                      continuing to establish goals:                           
                                                                               
                      1.   Administrative          proactivity                 
  standards.                                                                   
                      2.   Faculty workload obligations.                       
                      3.   Creating a zero base organizational                 
                           design.                                             
                                                                               
                      for the University:                                      
                                                                               
                      1.   Maintain existing programs.                         
                      2.   Maintain buildings and equipment.                   
                      3.   Improve campuses.                                   
                      4.   Improve instructional delivery.                     
                      5.   Provide more research.                              
                                                                               
                      support  for  the  University's economic                 
                      development in particular maintenance.                   
                                                                               
                      planning  and  that relationship  to the                 
                      private sector.                                          
                                                                               
                      Finance, University of  Alaska explained                 
                      problems  have  existed  in   the  past,                 
                      although,  currently,  outside  activity                 
                                                                               
                                5                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      has been restricted.                                     
                                                                               
                      funds    allocated    for   audio/visual                 
                      equipment.  Mr. Rogers replied that  the                 
                      University   is   at  a   standstill  in                 
                      instructional technology growth.                         
                                                                               
                      communication system, video conferencing                 
                      and the use of frequent flyer miles  for                 
                      travel.                                                  
                                                                               
                      single appropriation for the University.                 
                      He suggested that shift  did not address                 
                      the "greatest need".   President Komisar                 
                      emphasized  "micro  managing"  would not                 
                      work  well  for  the  University as  the                 
                      single appropriation did.                                
                                                                               
                      University of Alaska budget overview.                    
                                                                               
                      of Transportation and Public Facilities,                 
                      provided  the  Committee with  a handout                 
                      itemizing  the   DOTPF  FY95   Operating                 
                      Budget Overview.  (Copy on file).                        
                                                                               
                      INCREASES IN GENERAL FUND                                
                                                                               
                      1.   Highways and aviation M&O.                          
                      2.   Facilities maintenance.                             
                      3.   Design and construction.                            
                      4.   Administration and leasing.                         
                      5.   Alaska Marine Highway System.                       
                                                                               
                      participation in the North  Star Borough                 
                      and  concerns with  the  changes in  the                 
                      Department's servicing.                                  
                                                                               
                      that  the  Department  has had  meetings                 
                      without  adequate  focus  on the  public                 
                      process.  Commissioner Campbell defended                 
                      DOTPF's position.                                        
                                                                               
                      the proposed budget's for the operations                 
                      and maintenance allocation.   She  asked                 
                                                                               
                                6                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      for   further    guarantees   of    fund                 
                      distribution.                                            
                                                                               
                      component  would  assure  the Department                 
                      adequately    responding   to    weather                 
                      conditions.                                              
                                                                               
  HFC 20-2            Discussion   followed   in   regard   to                 
  movement of #000                   funds    for   operations                 
                                     within the Department.                    
                                                                               
                      discussion amongst Committee  members on                 
                      brush  cutting  procedures   within  the                 
                      State.                                                   
                                                                               
                      Committee adjourned at 2:25 P.M.                         
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 2:25 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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