Legislature(2013 - 2014)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/13/2013 09:00 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
--Recessed to Call on 4/14/13 for SB 18 & HR 8--
+= SB 18 BUDGET: CAPITAL TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held over to 4/14/13
+ HB 192 PAYMENT OF FISHERY RESOURCE LANDING TAX TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled But Not Heard
+ HR 8 TASK FORCE ON SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Held Over to 4/14/13>
+ SB 56 RECLASSIFYING CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ SB 49 MEDICAID PAYMENT FOR ABORTIONS; TERMS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- NO Public Testimony at this time --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 57 LITERACY, PUPIL TRANSP, TEACHER NOTICES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 57(EDC) Out of Committee
CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 57(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to  parental involvement in education;                                                                    
     adjusting  pupil transportation  funding; amending  the                                                                    
     time required  for employers  to give  tenured teachers                                                                    
     notification of  their nonretention; and  providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:43:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Costello  moved HCS  CSSB 57(EDC)  before the                                                                    
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
TIM LAMKIN,  STAFF, SENATOR GARY STEVENS,  communicated that                                                                    
the bill  did three things.  First, there was  an increasing                                                                    
body of  evidence that  it was critical  for children  to be                                                                    
proficient in  reading by  the third  grade. He  shared that                                                                    
many  states had  policies to  address  the issue  including                                                                    
identification  in  the  form of  assessments;  intervention                                                                    
with  programs  such  as  summer   school  or  home  reading                                                                    
programs;  and  retention  (holding students  back  a  grade                                                                    
level).  He  noted  that identification,  intervention,  and                                                                    
retention  all  fell under  local  control.  The bill  would                                                                    
allow for the state to  take action by providing information                                                                    
to parents  about the importance  of reading  proficiency by                                                                    
grade  3.  Pamphlets  including  the  information  would  be                                                                    
provided to  districts to inform  parents of  the importance                                                                    
of  their involvement  including reading  at home.  The bill                                                                    
also required the department to establish a media campaign.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Lamkin  addressed  the second  component  of  the  bill                                                                    
related  to layoff  notifications for  tenured teachers.  He                                                                    
detailed that March  16 had been established as  the date as                                                                    
early as  1949. He communicated that  the legislature rarely                                                                    
knew  what  the   budget  would  look  like   by  March  16.                                                                    
Subsequently requiring districts  to provide notification to                                                                    
teachers by March 16 without  knowing the next year's budget                                                                    
caused unnecessary angst. The bill  would change the date to                                                                    
May  15  in order  to  accommodate  the legislative  session                                                                    
schedule and to provide districts with flexibility.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Lamkin addressed the third  component of the legislation                                                                    
related  to  pupil  transportation. He  discussed  that  the                                                                    
legislature  had come  close to  passing an  annual Consumer                                                                    
Price Index  adjustment for pupil  transportation contracts.                                                                    
He  explained that  districts had  the pupil  transportation                                                                    
adjustments  built  into  their  contracts;  therefore,  the                                                                    
money  would ultimately  come out  of classrooms  if funding                                                                    
was not  provided. The provision would  provide a three-year                                                                    
funding  mechanism for  an  adjustment  in inflation,  which                                                                    
would sunset with the anticipation of a statewide contract.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:47:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson referred  to  a  literacy blue  print                                                                    
that had  been funded the  prior year. She  wondered whether                                                                    
the item  fell into the  K-3 parent information.  Mr. Lamkin                                                                    
deferred the question to the department.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Neuman OPENED public testimony.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  ALASKA COUNCIL OF SCHOOL                                                                    
ADMINISTRATORS,  spoke in  support  of the  bill. He  stated                                                                    
that  early literacy  was  critically  important for  future                                                                    
school  and  life  success.  He   relayed  that  the  layoff                                                                    
provision  would   provide  increased  flexibility   in  the                                                                    
issuance of pink slips and  layoffs under consideration. The                                                                    
change  would also  provide more  time for  a teacher  under                                                                    
review to  show improvement. He relayed  that most contracts                                                                    
were  issued beginning  in February  in  rural districts  as                                                                    
they prepared for  the following year and  attending the job                                                                    
fair that  was currently underway in  Anchorage. He detailed                                                                    
that many  teachers were  offered contracts  as soon  as the                                                                    
district knew  it was in  the clear financially.  He relayed                                                                    
that  the districts  would not  be waiting  until May  15 to                                                                    
offer contracts.  He spoke  to the  importance of  the pupil                                                                    
transportation  issue;  the  transportation was  costly  and                                                                    
money would be taken from  classrooms if the legislature did                                                                    
not provide funding.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:49:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson asked  whether  there were  districts                                                                    
that  did  not  provide  information on  the  importance  of                                                                    
reading.  Mr. Johnson  believed every  district did  address                                                                    
the issue, but perhaps not in a formal or written way.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Neuman CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Costello spoke  to the  three fiscal  notes.                                                                    
Fiscal Note  2 from  the Department  of Education  and Early                                                                    
Development had  a zero impact.  A new fiscal note  from the                                                                    
Department of Education and Early  Development had an impact                                                                    
of $736,300 in FY 14, $1,502,000  in FY 15, $3,435,800 in FY                                                                    
16  through FY  19. Fiscal  Note  4 from  the Department  of                                                                    
Education and Early Development had  an impact of $45,400 in                                                                    
FY 14 through FY 19.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson   added  that  the   legislature  had                                                                    
increased  funding  for  literacy  in  the  budget  for  the                                                                    
upcoming year. She hoped the  department would work with the                                                                    
districts on utilizing the funds.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  MOVED to  REPORT HCS  CSSB 57  out of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HCS CSSB 57  was REPORTED out of committee with  a "do pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and with  one new  fiscal  impact note  from                                                                    
Department   of  Education   and   Early  Development;   one                                                                    
previously   published  fiscal   note:  FN2(EED);   and  one                                                                    
previously published zero note: FN4(EED).                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:52:47 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:56:18 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze resumed as meeting chair.                                                                                      
10:56:28 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:00:33 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
04082013_SB57_SponsorStatement_VersionR.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
04082013_SB57_Sectional_VersionR.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
03182013_SB57_Letter_NEA.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
03132013_SB57_SupportLetters.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
03132013_SB57_ECS_Third Grade Literacy Policies.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
03122013_SB57_Third Grade Reading Policies.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
SB 49 HCS WORKDRAFT 49 FIN 28-LS0410 Y.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
03122013_SB57_SampleParentInvolvement_Pamphlet_Idaho.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 57
Letter from Clarkson.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB49_Backup_ 2001 Planned Parenthood Case from Alaska Supreme Court.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB049SSam-DHSS-MAA-4-11-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB049SSam-DHSS-FS-4-12-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB049SS(am)-DHSS-HCMS-4-11-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB49_Backup_ Executive Order 13535 from President Obama.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
Sectional SB 49 FOR HOUSE FINANCE 4 11 13.docx HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
Sectional SB 49 FOR HOUSE FINANCE 4 11 13.docx HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB49_Backup_Quantitative Reasons Women have Abortions.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB49_Backup_Hyde Amendment.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
HR8 Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
HR 8
CS for HR8 Changes.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
HR 8
1 - HCS CSSB 56(JUD) Hearing Request.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
2 - HCS CSSB 56(JUD) Sponsor Statement.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
5 - HCS CSSB 56(JUD) Explanation of Changes.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
6 - HCS CSSB 56(JUD) Letters - Support & Oppose.PDF HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
7 - HCS SB 56(JUD) Section Analysis.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
8 - SB56 Research MICS-4 Report_01_15_13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
8.0 - HCS CSSB 56(JUD) Reclassification Presentation_Edited_03_14_13.pptx HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
8.1 - SB56 Factors Driving AK Prison Pop Growth.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
8.2 - SB56 Prison_Count_2010-2.jpg HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
9 - SB56 LRS Fiscal Impact of Reclassifying Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance IV.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
10 - SB56 Wyoming Drug Law Comparison to Alaska.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
11 - SB 56 - Response to questions of March 18 Senate Finance Hearing.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
12 - SB 56 & HB 178 Companion - Response to April 3 Dept. of Law Concerns.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 178
SB 56
13 - Senate Judiciary Prisoner Re-Entry Recidivism Presentation 1-28-13(2).pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
14 - HCS CSSB 56 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Editorial 3-27-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
15 - HCS CSSB 56 New York Times Editorial 3-23-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
16 - HCS CSSB 56 Anchorage Daily News 04-10-13.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
18 - SB56 SUPPORTERS.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
NationalSurveyResearchPaper on Corrections Policy.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 56
SB 18 HCS WORKDRAFT FIN 28-GS1798 H .pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 18
HR 8 CS WORKDRAFT OVersion.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
HR 8
SB 49 Letters PKT - 1.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49
SB 49 - 2013 Induced Termination of Pregnancy Statistics.pdf HFIN 4/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 49