Legislature(2017 - 2018)HOUSE FINANCE 519

03/07/2017 10:00 AM FINANCE

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10:05:38 AM Start
10:07:05 AM Amendments: Premium Pay
10:46:15 AM Public Testimony: Fy 16 Actuals
12:37:08 PM Adjourn
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+= HB 57 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 59 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Amendment Packet Order:
- Premium Pay Amendments
- FY 16 Actuals Amendments
- Language Amendments
- Remaining Items Amendments
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HOUSE BILL NO. 57                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;   repealing    appropriations;   making                                                                    
     supplemental  appropriations and  reappropriations, and                                                                    
     making  appropriations  under   art.  IX,  sec.  17(c),                                                                    
     Constitution  of   the  State   of  Alaska,   from  the                                                                    
     constitutional budget  reserve fund; and  providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 59                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     HOUSE BILL NO. 59                                                                                                          
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton   relayed  that  the  committee   would  be                                                                    
addressing  amendments on  the budget.  He reminded  members                                                                    
that the meeting was not  a subcommittee meeting. Therefore,                                                                    
he would  be the only person  that would call anyone  to the                                                                    
testifier's table.  He pointed  to four packets  on members'                                                                    
desks.  The  first  packet   contained  37  [38]  amendments                                                                    
affecting premium  pay. The  second contained  93 amendments                                                                    
that  reduced budgets  back  to FY  16  actual numbers.  The                                                                    
third packet  contained 14  language amendments.  The fourth                                                                    
packet contained 185 remaining amendments.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^AMENDMENTS: PREMIUM PAY                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:07:05 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara   asked  if  there   were  more   than  200                                                                    
amendments.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton responded  that there  were 330  amendments                                                                    
total.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DOA  17                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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     Alaska Division of Information Technology                                                                                  
     H  DOA 17  - Delete  premium pay  to encourage  reduced                                                                    
     overtime.                                                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There is  a small amount  of premium pay,  ranging from                                                                    
     $1,000  to $11,000  dollars,  budgeted  for nearly  all                                                                    
     positions   in   this    allocation.   This   amendment                                                                    
     eliminates the total amount of  premium pay included in                                                                    
     the FY  18 budget  request. Declining  revenues dictate                                                                    
     that overtime hours be reduced  and that state services                                                                    
     be provided in a more efficient and effective manner.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read from the amendment description                                                                       
[See above]. She noted that  premium pay was listed for each                                                                    
position control  number (PCN).  She saw  no reason  why the                                                                    
department could not use compensation,  which would allow an                                                                    
employee to work on a holiday  and take a different day off.                                                                    
She  added  that   most  work  was  being   done  during  an                                                                    
employee's  worktime.  There  were  160  employees  and  the                                                                    
amendment removed $250 thousand.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  MOVED to  AMEND  Amendment  H DOA  17.  He                                                                    
proposed adding the  other 37 amendments [listed  on the 20-                                                                    
page  Legislative  Finance  Division  report  titled,  "2017                                                                    
Legislature -  Operating Budget  Transaction Detail  - House                                                                    
Structure HFC Premium  Column" dated March 6,  2017 (copy on                                                                    
file). He instructed the secretary  to record the individual                                                                    
amendment  numbers   from  the  report  into   the  minutes.                                                                    
Individual amendment  numbers were  as follows  [For Premium                                                                    
Pay amendment details see copy on file]:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Amendment H CED 15; Amendment  H GOV 6; Amendment H HSS                                                                    
     12; Amendment H  HSS 23; Amendment H  HSS 29; Amendment                                                                    
     H  HSS 39;  Amendment H  HSS  42; Amendment  H HSS  44;                                                                    
     Amendment H  HSS 51;  Amendment H  HSS 54;  Amendment H                                                                    
     HSS  56;  Amendment  H  DPS   4;  Amendment  H  DPS  5;                                                                    
     Amendment H DPS 8; Amendment  H DPS 10; Amendment H DPS                                                                    
     14; Amendment H  DPS 18; Amendment H  DPS 20; Amendment                                                                    
     H  DPS 24;  Amendment H  DPS  25; Amendment  H DPS  26;                                                                    
     Amendment H  DPS 27;  Amendment H  DPS 39;  Amendment H                                                                    
     DOT  6;  Amendment  H  DOT  12;  Amendment  H  DOT  13;                                                                    
     Amendment H  DOT 14;  Amendment H  DOT 15;  Amendment H                                                                    
     DOT  16;  Amendment  H  DOT 17;  Amendment  H  DOT  19;                                                                    
     Amendment H  DOT 21;  Amendment H  DOT 24;  Amendment H                                                                    
     DOT  27;  Amendment  H  DOT 33;  Amendment  H  DOT  36;                                                                    
     Amendment H DOT 37.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson   OBJECTED.  She  argued   that  each                                                                    
amendment stood on its own  merit and needed to be discussed                                                                    
individually.  Some  of  the   amendments  had  to  do  with                                                                    
vacancies in  various departments,  which helped  to address                                                                    
overtime  issues. Another  department  had  two people  that                                                                    
administered a  grant but accumulated overtime.  She did not                                                                    
think an adequate discussion would  happen if the amendments                                                                    
were  lumped together.  She  thought  the finance  committee                                                                    
meeting was the place to have a proper discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  invited Mr. Teal  to come to  the testifier                                                                    
table.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:10:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   TEAL,   DIRECTOR,  LEGISLATIVE   FINANCE   DIVISION,                                                                    
reported  there were  38  amendments in  the  packet all  of                                                                    
which dealt  with premium  pay. There  were two  issues with                                                                    
premium  pay.  First,  premium pay  and  overtime  were  not                                                                    
identical  terms. Premium  pay included  shift differential,                                                                    
overtime, hazard,  and leave pay  - additions to  pay beyond                                                                    
the standard  pay or  hourly rate.  Second, premium  pay was                                                                    
often required  by contract or  by the fair  labor standards                                                                    
act. He noted that premium pay  was at the level he expected                                                                    
it to  be. It  existed in the  24-hour institutions  such as                                                                    
the   Alaska   State   Troopers  and   the   Department   of                                                                    
Transportation and Public Facilities  (DOT). The premium pay                                                                    
did not necessarily allow agencies  to reduce their payments                                                                    
for  premium  pay. It  was  simply  a  cut to  the  personal                                                                    
services   line,  which   would   not   allow  the   24-hour                                                                    
institutions  or  the  troopers  or  anyone  else  to  avoid                                                                    
premium pay.  Running a  24-hour institution  required night                                                                    
shifts covered by shift differentials,  which fell under the                                                                    
category of  premium pay. Troopers  would work  overtime, as                                                                    
it was the  nature of their job. By contract  or by the Fair                                                                    
Labor  Standards Act,  which required  overtime, He  did not                                                                    
believe  any  of  the departments  wanted  to  pay  overtime                                                                    
because of the  expense. They did not have the  staff to get                                                                    
the job done.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  relayed that  many of  her amendments                                                                    
reflected  only 25  percent reductions  taking into  account                                                                    
that many  agencies had vacancies.  The legislature  did not                                                                    
take  money  away for  vacancies.  Frequently,  money for  a                                                                    
vacancy  was used  to cover  overtime costs.  There were  no                                                                    
premium  pay amendments  for the  Department of  Corrections                                                                    
(DOC). She  reported that in  the prior year  the Department                                                                    
of  Public Safety  (DPS)  did  not use  all  of the  funding                                                                    
allocated for troopers and returned  $2 million. She did not                                                                    
remove  more than  25 percent  for  24-hour operations.  She                                                                    
relayed that  in her amendments  she was careful to  look at                                                                    
reductions  specific to  their agencies.  She also  remarked                                                                    
that  it  would  have  been  helpful for  her  to  know  the                                                                    
amendments  could  have been  posted  as  one amendment.  It                                                                    
would have saved her a significant amount of time.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton clarified  that the  computer system  being                                                                    
used  required an  amendment for  each allocation.  However,                                                                    
the committee was combining  the amendments together because                                                                    
they  structurally did  the same  thing. He  also noted  the                                                                    
amendments would reverse contract provisions.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:17:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt agreed that  the amendments should not                                                                    
be  grouped together.  He surmised  that  if the  amendments                                                                    
were combined  there would be a  simple up or down  vote. He                                                                    
thought that  in dealing with the  budget, legislators could                                                                    
not manage it in the same way  they had done in the past. He                                                                    
advocated  a  scalpel  approach to  finding  reductions.  He                                                                    
thought  making an  effort to  find  areas where  reductions                                                                    
made sense  was important.  He suggested that  members could                                                                    
agree on  some of  the reductions  but not  all of  them. By                                                                    
lumping the  amendments together, members might  not be able                                                                    
to support all of them.  He thought some amendments could be                                                                    
grouped together,  such as those relating  to the Department                                                                    
of Transportation  and Public Facilities (DOT).  However, he                                                                    
did not support  grouping all 37 amendments  together at one                                                                    
time.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara  wanted  to  ask  Mr.  Teal  about  cutting                                                                    
overtime pay  and premium  pay. He used  the example  of the                                                                    
Alaska  State Troopers  and the  testimony given  by Colonel                                                                    
Cockrell  in the  previous year.  The colonel  had testified                                                                    
that there were so few troopers  that he laid awake at night                                                                    
worrying about sending them out  without any back up. He was                                                                    
concerned  about putting  troopers  in  danger. He  wondered                                                                    
what  would happen  if  overtime pay  and  premium pay  were                                                                    
reduced  within  the  Trooper   Division  based  on  Colonel                                                                    
Cockrell's conclusion that they were understaffed.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Teal  thought  Vice-Chair Gara  had  answered  his  own                                                                    
question.  The representative  reported  having spoken  with                                                                    
staff in the  agency who had expressed  their concerns about                                                                    
the  lack of  personnel.  The agency  had  responded to  the                                                                    
Legislative  Finance  Division  (LFD) that  a  reduction  in                                                                    
overtime would greatly diminish  the department's ability to                                                                    
meet its mission.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara   asked  how   premium  pay   and  overtime                                                                    
reductions  would  be applied.  He  wondered  if the  agency                                                                    
would cut the  number of hours troopers were  on the streets                                                                    
or whether positions would be lost.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Teal  responded  that  the  legislature  would  not  be                                                                    
cutting  premium  pay  but  rather,  reducing  the  personal                                                                    
services line.  The maker of  the amendment  was attributing                                                                    
it to premium pay. However,  the impact would essentially be                                                                    
the  same as  reducing the  personal services  line by  $250                                                                    
thousand.  It  would  not necessarily  reduce  the  agency's                                                                    
ability  to pay  overtime.  They would  have  to take  other                                                                    
measures  to make  up the  $250  thousand. The  consequences                                                                    
would vary from agency to  agency. He could not confirm that                                                                    
all  of   the  circumstances  in  the   38  amendments  were                                                                    
identical. He believed Representative  Wilson was correct in                                                                    
saying  that  she  was cutting  premium  pay.  The  specific                                                                    
impact on each allocation might  differ. However, all of the                                                                    
amendments  were  based  on  the   same  concept,  the  same                                                                    
arguments supporting  them, and the same  arguments opposing                                                                    
them. He  reiterated that the amendments  would not disallow                                                                    
the payment of  premium pay. The amendments  would simply be                                                                    
cuts to the budget.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara asked (if the  troopers were not able to cut                                                                    
premium pay) if  one of the options to deal  with less money                                                                    
would be to lay people off.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal responded, "That is one way."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:23:46 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Tilton  wanted   to  hear   each  amendment                                                                    
separately   because   each   agency   would   be   impacted                                                                    
differently. She  understood that some agencies  had 24-hour                                                                    
requirements. She  questioned the  need for premium  pay and                                                                    
24-hour  coverage  relating  to the  Alcohol  and  Marijuana                                                                    
Control    Office.    She    also   thought    any    design                                                                    
responsibilities  should  be  done during  regular  business                                                                    
hours.  She reiterated  her desire  to  hear the  amendments                                                                    
individually.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson  opposed the  motion to  combine the                                                                    
38  amendments. Although  he could  support  several of  the                                                                    
amendments, he was  unsure about supporting all  of them. He                                                                    
thought the  amendments needed  to be  addressed separately.                                                                    
He  added  that  lumping  them all  together  was  not  good                                                                    
policy.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  concluded  that the  amendments  addressed                                                                    
premium pay,  which included shift differential  pay, hazard                                                                    
pay, leave  pay, higher class  pay, sea duty  pay, substance                                                                    
pay,  subsistence pay,  stand-by pay,  and on-call  pay. The                                                                    
listed types  of pay were  tied to  contractual obligations.                                                                    
Therefore, he  believed the arguments for  the 38 amendments                                                                    
would be  the same.  If the amendments  had been  brought up                                                                    
during  the  subcommittee  process,  they  could  have  been                                                                    
addressed individually  to allow committee members  to delve                                                                    
into  their   aspects  more  thoroughly.  At   present,  the                                                                    
committee  did not  have the  individual  agencies or  other                                                                    
information available. He stressed  that the amendments were                                                                    
being  rolled  together  because  they were  an  attempt  to                                                                    
override contractual  provisions and  the argument  for each                                                                    
one was essentially the same.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MAINTAINED her OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson argued  that the  amendments did  not                                                                    
break contracts. She  wanted to make sure  that the comments                                                                    
being  made were  accurate. She  believed that  many of  the                                                                    
amendments were different.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,  Kawasaki, Ortiz, Foster,                                                                    
Seaton.                                                                                                                         
OPPOSED: Wilson, Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (7/4). Amendment  to Amend Amendment H DOA                                                                    
17 was ADOPTED  and the remaining amendments  in the premium                                                                    
pay category were combined into one amendment: H DOA 17.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton asked  if there  was further  discussion on                                                                    
the amendment packet.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Pruitt asked  if other  amendments would  be                                                                    
lumped together for consideration.  If so, he wondered which                                                                    
packets would be combined.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton indicated that the  FY 16 Actuals amendments                                                                    
would also be considered together.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:29:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki wanted to  speak specifically to the                                                                    
issues of troopers and public  safety. He recognized Colonel                                                                    
Cockrell's  concern  about  his troopers  being  left  alone                                                                    
without back  up. He  remarked that  premium pay  within the                                                                    
Department  of  Public  Safety (DPS)  was  specific  to  the                                                                    
department because it  offered premium pay to  people who do                                                                    
explosive ordinance  disposal and to people  who work within                                                                    
special  emergency   response  teams.  He   thought  cutting                                                                    
premium pay would be a  disservice to those members that put                                                                    
their lives on  the line. He hoped members  would oppose the                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  indicated that since  FY 13 there  had been                                                                    
over $500 million  in agency cuts. Reductions  had taken the                                                                    
form  of  2000  or  more state  employees  being  cut.  Some                                                                    
divisions were  spared with flat funding  which was actually                                                                    
a reduction because  of the rising costs  of doing business.                                                                    
He  pointed  out the  reduction  to  the Alaska  Psychiatric                                                                    
Institute  (API),   Amendment  H  HSS  23,   a  cut  called,                                                                    
"Budgeted   and  Anticipation   of  Reduced   Overtime".  He                                                                    
conveyed that the institution was  already stressed, as they                                                                    
were letting  people out on  an average of  7 to 9  days. He                                                                    
relayed that  the state had so  few services at API  that it                                                                    
had one of the highest  rates of return into the psychiatric                                                                    
institute in  the nation.  If the  state reduced  pay within                                                                    
API,  it would  make a  bad situation  worse. He  also noted                                                                    
that the  Pioneer Homes had  fewer residents and  not enough                                                                    
medical  help.  He thought  that  by  reducing overtime  and                                                                    
premium  pay  the  ability  to protect  the  people  at  the                                                                    
Pioneer Home  would worsen. He reported  having constituents                                                                    
in the  Pioneer Home  that were  grinning and  bearing their                                                                    
circumstances. He  noted that a similar  circumstance at the                                                                    
McLaughlin  Youth  Center  existed.  He  opined  that  fewer                                                                    
people could receive treatment or  the help they needed. The                                                                    
Alaska State Troopers had less  of an ability to protect the                                                                    
public.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:33:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Thompson mentioned  having  been a  business                                                                    
owner for  over 35 years. In  the 80s, when the  state had a                                                                    
downturn  in the  economy, he  paid close  attention to  his                                                                    
spending  and  reduced  his employees'  overtime  hours.  He                                                                    
managed to  make it  through tough times  because he  had no                                                                    
other  choice.   He  thought  the  state's   current  fiscal                                                                    
situation was  similar. Several of the  amendments reflected                                                                    
a  25  percent  reduction  in overtime  -  sending  a  clear                                                                    
message to  departments to pay attention  to their spending.                                                                    
He understood  that some  departments could  take reductions                                                                    
in overtime and  some could not, which was why  he could not                                                                    
support  all of  the  amendments. He  thought managing  work                                                                    
hours,  time,   and  spending  was  crucial   to  the  state                                                                    
presently.  He believed  that it  was wrong  not to  address                                                                    
some of the amendments  separately. He opposed consolidating                                                                    
the amendments.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Guttenberg agreed  with  Mr.  Teal that  the                                                                    
amendments were  not reductions in premium  pay or overtime,                                                                    
but  cuts  to  the  personal  services  line.  Many  of  the                                                                    
proposed amendments reflected a  reduction of 25 percent. He                                                                    
argued that the legislature  had already reduced the budget,                                                                    
placed restrictions  on programs, cut back  on personnel, or                                                                    
eliminated  positions.  He  thought   it  was  important  to                                                                    
understand  the   impact  on  things  such   as  residential                                                                    
childcare, youth center  facilities, and probation services.                                                                    
He  spoke about  the  Alcohol and  Marijuana Control  office                                                                    
sending out investigators  and having to use  premium pay in                                                                    
order  for them  to travel  around the  state. He  suggested                                                                    
that it  would be more  costly for  someone in the  field to                                                                    
stop their  work to  avoid premium pay.  They might  have to                                                                    
extend their  travel, which could  lead to  additional hotel                                                                    
and  other  costs.  He  opined   that  over  the  years  the                                                                    
legislature  had forced  departments  to  be more  efficient                                                                    
doing  more   with  less.   The  proposed   amendments  were                                                                    
personnel  reductions. He  could  not  support the  combined                                                                    
amendments  without understanding  the  impacts  of each  of                                                                    
them.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:37:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton  was also  a private  sector employer.                                                                    
As  an employer,  there were  times  she had  to reduce  her                                                                    
budget and  work within the constraints  of available funds.                                                                    
She asserted  that people in  the private sector  were happy                                                                    
to be employed having money to  put food on their table. She                                                                    
spoke of  the importance  of managing overtime  when funding                                                                    
was  not available.  She  stressed exercising  efficiencies,                                                                    
such as  setting up multiple  meetings when required  by the                                                                    
federal  government or  through regulations  to travel.  She                                                                    
would  be supporting  the group  of  amendments because  the                                                                    
ability to look at them individually was taken away.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Pruitt   disagreed    with   grouping   the                                                                    
amendments  together.  There  were  specific  items  members                                                                    
expressed  concerns about  which was  the reason  he opposed                                                                    
banding the amendments together.  He complemented the member                                                                    
who  meticulously approached  amendments to  the budget.  He                                                                    
appreciated  Representative   Wilson's  efforts   in  making                                                                    
specific rather  than unallocated reductions to  the budget.                                                                    
He recalled unallocated cuts being  a point of consternation                                                                    
in the previous legislature. There  had been an attempt from                                                                    
the other  body to come  up with unallocated  reductions and                                                                    
people fought  the approach.  He noted  the representative's                                                                    
attempt  at  carving  out specific  reductions  to  personal                                                                    
services.  He  thought  it  was   important  to  manage  the                                                                    
expectations  of  what was  available  to  spend and  around                                                                    
budget challenges. He would be  voting for the whole package                                                                    
even though  he thought  each amendment  should be  taken up                                                                    
separately.  He  suggested that  it  was  easy to  find  one                                                                    
amendment out of the package  of amendments to vote down. He                                                                    
thought it was  a disservice to managing  the state's budget                                                                    
challenges. He gave  kudos to the maker of  the well thought                                                                    
out  amendments.  He appreciated  her  attempt  at taking  a                                                                    
strategic look  at the budget  rather than taking  a hatchet                                                                    
to  it.  He  objected  to  having to  vote  on  all  of  the                                                                    
amendments at once.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson agreed  that most  members could  not                                                                    
support  all of  her suggested  amendments, but  she thought                                                                    
the  committee  should have  discussed  them.  She used  the                                                                    
budget for  the Alcohol  and Marijuana  Control Board  as an                                                                    
example. She  reported that one of  her suggested reductions                                                                    
was  about $22  thousand out  of a  $3.8 million  allocation                                                                    
with  21 employees.  Next,  she pointed  to  a $75  thousand                                                                    
reduction in the  budget for the Division  of Elections. She                                                                    
did not think  overtime was necessary in a  year where there                                                                    
was  not  an  election.  She  highlighted  that  two  people                                                                    
managed grants for residential  childcare. They received $33                                                                    
thousand for  overtime work. She  did not think  they needed                                                                    
to  work on  holidays or  to  work overtime  when they  were                                                                    
granting money  to recipients. However, the  committee would                                                                    
not be  discussing such issues.  She also  mentioned hearing                                                                    
about juvenile  justice. McLaughlin went from  162 employees                                                                    
to 165 employees.  She did not understand why  the amount of                                                                    
overtime   was  not   reduced  with   hiring  3   additional                                                                    
employees. She spoke of another  example in the Mat-Su area.                                                                    
She reported being  asked by her constituents  to go through                                                                    
the  budget line-by-line  to find  ways to  make reductions.                                                                    
She noted that some of  the allocations were lump sums given                                                                    
to  different  areas. She  disagreed  with  the notion  that                                                                    
every  department  was  at 100  percent  employee  capacity.                                                                    
There was  extra money in  the budget. For example,  when an                                                                    
employee left the state it  took time to rehire the position                                                                    
leaving  money  available. One  of  her  amendments was  for                                                                    
$2500.  She   argued  that  in   some  areas   the  overtime                                                                    
expenditure was not  necessary such as in  the Department of                                                                    
Transportation and  Public Facilities'  budget. She  did not                                                                    
believe  employees needed  to work  holidays or  overtime to                                                                    
work on a plan. She understood  the need to work overtime on                                                                    
occasion to  meet a deadline, but  thought compensation time                                                                    
could be  used alternatively.  She had  heard from  some DOT                                                                    
employees that there was a  freeze on overtime. She wondered                                                                    
where the  money was being spent  if a freeze was  in place.                                                                    
She noted  another reduction  in one  of her  amendments for                                                                    
$34  thousand  for  Alaska  Wildlife  Troopers  Marine.  The                                                                    
troopers had given $2 million back to the state budget.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Wilson   continued  providing   information                                                                    
regarding  her  amendments.  Another  amendment  would  have                                                                    
reduced  the  budget for  the  Office  of Civil  Rights  for                                                                    
transportation and administration by  more than $16 thousand                                                                    
for premium pay.  She could not figure out  by their mission                                                                    
what  they would  be  doing in  overtime.  The held  planned                                                                    
meetings  at certain  times. Members  had been  told not  to                                                                    
take unallocated  reductions and she did  not. She literally                                                                    
read  each mission  statements and  researched history.  She                                                                    
had  found that  much of  the time  the money  allocated was                                                                    
greater than  what was spent  and was being  spent somewhere                                                                    
else. Another suggested reduction  of about $64 thousand was                                                                    
to   Engineering  Services   within  DOT.   There  were   74                                                                    
employees. She  thought the  committee was  going to  have a                                                                    
fair process and that there  would be discussions about each                                                                    
of the  amendments. She believed  the public had a  right to                                                                    
understand where  the state was spending  money before going                                                                    
after the  people's money. She  disagreed with  the argument                                                                    
that  her  amendments would  result  in  the state  breaking                                                                    
contracts. The  overtime was supposed  to be  available when                                                                    
the state was not staffed  up with employees. She wished the                                                                    
committee would have had a  discussion but it was obvious to                                                                    
her that  the discussion would  not occur. She  continued to                                                                    
argue that many  of the departments and  their missions were                                                                    
very different.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                      
OPPOSED:  Grenn, Guttenberg, Kawasaki,  Ortiz, Gara, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The  MOTION FAILED  (4/7).  Amendment H  DOA  17 AS  AMENDED                                                                    
FAILED to be ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: FY 16 ACTUALS                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:46:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DOA  10                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Centralized Administrative Services                                                                                        
     E-Travel                                                                                                                   
     H DOA 10 - Alignment of FY 18 Budget Request with FY                                                                       
     16 Actuals                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16  Actual Expenditures  were $2,128,100 and  in the                                                                    
     FY  18 Budget  request for  E-Travel is  $2,570,700, an                                                                    
     increase  of  $442,600.  Therefore, $442,600  has  been                                                                    
    deleted which leaves $2,128,100 in this allocation.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson remarked  that  she  would title  her                                                                    
amendments much differently on the  floor. She was disturbed                                                                    
by a  memo she found outside  that indicated that the  FY 16                                                                    
actuals might not be accurate.  She ran a small business and                                                                    
her  FY  16 actuals  were  correct  figures that  she  could                                                                    
account  for.  She truly  wanted  to  better understand  how                                                                    
actual expenditures  could be listed  but not  accurate. She                                                                    
argued  that the  legislature should  not be  increasing its                                                                    
budget.  Representative  Wilson   read  from  the  amendment                                                                    
description [see above]. She emphasized  that she could have                                                                    
proposed any reduction amount, but  her approach was to look                                                                    
at  a point  in time  in FY  16 to  determine a  number. She                                                                    
argued that  any increase while  the state was in  a deficit                                                                    
position was too much. She  could have picked actual numbers                                                                    
from FY 15,  FY 14, or FY 10. She  commented that maybe none                                                                    
of the state's  actuals were correct, which  she relayed was                                                                    
a scary  thought. She  reiterated that  the state  could not                                                                    
continue  to spend  the way  it was  spending. She  took the                                                                    
chairman's  advice  and  the advice  from  the  subcommittee                                                                    
chair, Representative  Kawasaki, regarding  being meticulous                                                                    
about finding reasonable ways of  determining figures to use                                                                    
rather than picking them randomly.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MOVED to AMEND  Amendment H DOA 10 by adding                                                                    
the other  92 amendments listed  on the 47  page Legislative                                                                    
Finance  Division's  Report   titled,  "2017  Legislature  -                                                                    
Operating Budget  Transaction Detail  - House  Structure HFC                                                                    
16 ACT Column" dated March 6, 2017.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson OBJECTED.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  instructed  the secretary  to  record  the                                                                    
individual  amendment   numbers  from  the  report   in  the                                                                    
minutes. Individual  amendment numbers  are as  follows [For                                                                    
16 Actuals amendment details see copy on file]:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Amendment H DOA 14; Amendment H  DOA 15; Amendment H DOA 16;                                                                    
Amendment H DOA  21; Amendment H DOA 25; Amendment  H CED 8;                                                                    
Amendment H CED 11; Amendment H  CED 12; Amendment H CED 18;                                                                    
Amendment H  DOE 4; Amendment  H DOE  5; Amendment H  DOE 8;                                                                    
Amendment H DOE  12; Amendment H DOE 23; Amendment  H DEC 2;                                                                    
Amendment H  DEC 3; Amendment H  DEC 5; Amendment H  DEC 12;                                                                    
Amendment H DFG 20; Amendment H  DFG 23; Amendment H DFG 24;                                                                    
Amendment H DFG  25; Amendment H DFG 27; Amendment  H GOV 3;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS  6; Amendment H HSS 10; Amendment  H HSS 11;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 13; Amendment H  HSS 15; Amendment H HSS 17;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 18; Amendment H  HSS 19; Amendment H HSS 20;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 25; Amendment H  HSS 27; Amendment H HSS 30;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 32; Amendment H  HSS 33; Amendment H HSS 34;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 36; Amendment H  HSS 52; Amendment H HSS 58;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 59; Amendment H  HSS 60; Amendment H HSS 61;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 62; Amendment H  HSS 63; Amendment H HSS 64;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 65; Amendment H  HSS 66; Amendment H HSS 68;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 69; Amendment H  HSS 71; Amendment H HSS 74;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 77; Amendment H  HSS 79; Amendment H HSS 80;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 82; Amendment H  HSS 83; Amendment H HSS 88;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 89; Amendment H  HSS 90; Amendment H HSS 91;                                                                    
Amendment H HSS 95; Amendment H  HSS 96; Amendment H HSS 97;                                                                    
Amendment H  HSS 98;  Amendment H HSS  100; Amendment  H HSS                                                                    
101; Amendment H  MVA 3; Amendment H MVA 6;  Amendment H MVA                                                                    
7; Amendment H MVA 8; Amendment  H MVA 9; Amendment H DPS 7;                                                                    
Amendment H DPS 12; Amendment H  DPS 13; Amendment H DPS 15;                                                                    
Amendment H DPS 17; Amendment H  DPS 31; Amendment H DPS 32;                                                                    
Amendment H DPS  41; Amendment H DPS 42; Amendment  H DOT 7;                                                                    
Amendment H DOT 10; Amendment H  DOT 11; Amendment H DOT 18;                                                                    
Amendment H DOT 22; Amendment H  DOT 25; Amendment H DOT 28;                                                                    
Amendment H DOT 34; Amendment H DOT 35.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson asked  if her  amendments would  have                                                                    
been  heard if  she  had titled  them  differently. She  was                                                                    
trying  to  understand  better   how  the  amendment  system                                                                    
worked. She felt  she had been at a  disadvantage because of                                                                    
the  memo   referred  to  earlier   by  LFD   regarding  the                                                                    
inaccuracy  of  the  FY  16 actual  numbers.  She  asked  if                                                                    
titling the  amendments differently would have  propagated a                                                                    
discussion about reductions.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  responded that because the  amendments were                                                                    
structured the same they were lumped together.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  clarified  that  the  memo  she  was                                                                    
referring  to  titled  "FY 16  Actuals  Amendment  Packet  -                                                                    
Supporting Handout"  (copy on file).  She remarked  that the                                                                    
memo was not supporting. She read a portion of the memo:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     "The FY  16 Actuals are downloaded  from the accounting                                                                    
     system at  a particular  point in time  and may  not be                                                                    
     accurate -  particularly for allocations  with multiple                                                                    
     fund sources, especially federal funds".                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  relayed that  many of  the reductions                                                                    
she suggested  were not general  funds but  were interagency                                                                    
receipts. Some  of them were  general funds. She  thought it                                                                    
would be  accurate to say  that even at  a point in  time in                                                                    
2016  the  state  was  spending   less  than  in  2018.  She                                                                    
requested an "at ease."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:52:03 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:52:26 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson   grew  up   learning  to   do  paper                                                                    
accounting from her grandmother  who owned a small business.                                                                    
She was taught that if she  encountered a mistake she had to                                                                    
fix it  because the  numbers reflected  actual expenditures.                                                                    
Her process  as a  legislator was to  go through  the budget                                                                    
carefully  trying   to  find  reductions  to   avoid  taxing                                                                    
Alaskans. She  wanted to  understand why  the FY  16 actuals                                                                    
were  not accurate.  She asked  specifically for  the month,                                                                    
date, and year from which the actuals were derived.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Teal did  not  think the  problem  revolved around  the                                                                    
actuals  being  incorrect.  He relayed  that  some  agencies                                                                    
reported actuals  accurately. Other agencies showed  a lapse                                                                    
of  $50 on  a line.  The  agencies could  move money  freely                                                                    
across   allocation   lines   within   an   allocation.   In                                                                    
determining the actuals, an agency  might move money around.                                                                    
They  reported some  money left  in  each line  and in  each                                                                    
allocation. The issue with accuracy  was not necessarily the                                                                    
amount of  funding reported. It revolved  around fund source                                                                    
by line  item. The legislature  did not budget  fund sources                                                                    
by  line  item.  For  instance,  when  looking  at  personal                                                                    
services, it was  difficult to determine how  much money was                                                                    
from  the general  fund. He  skipped to  the example  of the                                                                    
appropriation  for Wildlife  Conservation on  page 3  of the                                                                    
handout. He noted  that there was a  very reasonable process                                                                    
for   looking   for  budget   cuts.   He   was  not   saying                                                                    
Representative Wilson  did anything wrong or  inaccurate. He                                                                    
thought she  was comparing the  actuals listed in  column 5.                                                                    
He noted  that the  actuals in column  2 equaled  $3 million                                                                    
less  than  the  final  numbers, which  meant  the  division                                                                    
lapsed a  significant amount of  money. It also  meant that,                                                                    
in  looking  at  the  actual   expenditures,  there  was  an                                                                    
increase of  $3.6 million in  the actual budget over  the FY                                                                    
16 actuals. He  noted column 5, labeled House  CS 2, equaled                                                                    
$13.8 million  versus $10.2 million  in actuals  [Column 2].                                                                    
He thought a  person could argue that the amount  was a huge                                                                    
increase.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:56:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal continued that it  was bothersome because in FY 16,                                                                    
the division  had a  $13 million budget  but only  spent $10                                                                    
million. He  surmised that  it was easy  to take  money from                                                                    
the allocation but  noted that below, titled 16  Final to 16                                                                    
Actual, on  the general fund  line the division  lapsed only                                                                    
$6.7 thousand  GF. The division  did not spend  $1.6 million                                                                    
of  its  federal  dollars.  However,  it  was  difficult  to                                                                    
determine  which line  items reflected  federal dollars  and                                                                    
which reflected GF dollars. The  state simply did not budget                                                                    
in such  a way. He further  pointed out that there  was $705                                                                    
thousand  remaining  in  unrestricted  general  funds  (UGF)                                                                    
under funding sources,  which could be seen in  the bill. He                                                                    
reported that $1.15 million was  cut from actuals. There was                                                                    
a reduction of roughly $400 thousand  in FY 17 or FY 18 that                                                                    
he thought  might be in  response to actuals.  The amendment                                                                    
took  the   remaining  $705  thousand  of   GF.  The  entire                                                                    
reduction,  based on  actuals,  was GF  dollars rather  than                                                                    
other funding  in the amendment.  The division's  GF dollars                                                                    
were  reduced  to  zero  when it  was  struggling  to  match                                                                    
available   federal  receipts.   He  suggested   asking  the                                                                    
question, given  a $7000 thousand  cut in GF, how  the state                                                                    
would match  the federal  funds. It  would lose  the funding                                                                    
without  a   match.  He  summarized  that   there  could  be                                                                    
unintended  consequences  from  cutting  general  funds,  an                                                                    
allocation  that without  which would  lapse all  funds. For                                                                    
all he knew federal funds might have been over authorized.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal  continued that  in amendments  like the  one being                                                                    
proposed the consequences fall  disproportionately on GF. He                                                                    
believed that the  proposed actions should be  done in close                                                                    
consultation with  agency staff  in the  subcommittee review                                                                    
process. He added  that the committee could  address each of                                                                    
the amendments examining the  consequences of eliminating GF                                                                    
in  the  Wildlife  Conservation   Division  and  looking  at                                                                    
whether the  state could make  its match. He  indicated that                                                                    
LFD had looked at several of them.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal  referred to the  statewide totals of  $49 million.                                                                    
He relayed  that $41  million were GF  and about  $5 million                                                                    
were other state  funds most of which  were duplicated. They                                                                    
were interagency (IA) and  Capital Improvement Project (CIP)                                                                    
receipts.  He  suggested  that  it meant  there  was  a  cut                                                                    
somewhere  else. He  argued that  the amendments  emphasized                                                                    
cutting  GF rather  than cutting  proportionately all  funds                                                                    
available to the allocation.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:01:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  commented that it seemed  LFD had had                                                                    
time to  go through  some of her  amendments. It  would have                                                                    
been nice  if someone from  LFD had contacted her  office to                                                                    
let her  know the division  had run some reports  that would                                                                    
have  provided  her   additional  information.  She  further                                                                    
commented  that legislators  had been  told in  subcommittee                                                                    
that they were  not supposed to be looking  into such things                                                                    
as programs  and that the  cuts she was proposing  should be                                                                    
brought to  the full  finance committee.  She was  trying to                                                                    
follow the  direction of the  chair. She asked Mr.  Teal why                                                                    
he  had not  gone back  to the  maker of  the amendments  to                                                                    
inform  them  of potential  issues  prior  to the  amendment                                                                    
hearings.  She would  have  appreciated  the opportunity  to                                                                    
have  a discussion.  She was  not trying  to waste  anyone's                                                                    
time. She  had been  at her  office Saturday  night, Sunday,                                                                    
and Monday  until midnight  preparing her  explanations. She                                                                    
wanted to  know why she  had not  at least received  a phone                                                                    
call  indicating  there  were   potential  issues  with  her                                                                    
amendments. Her  office had received  plenty of  phone calls                                                                    
about correcting  titles and other parts  of the amendments.                                                                    
She  reiterated  her  frustration   why  she  had  not  been                                                                    
contacted about such a significant issue.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson  thought there  were several  of the                                                                    
amendments that  had merit  and needed  appropriate vetting.                                                                    
He felt that they needed  review individually. He used H DOA                                                                    
10  as an  example. He  asked why  the state  was increasing                                                                    
travel  by   $442,600  from  FY  16,   especially  with  the                                                                    
available video  conferencing technology. He thought  it was                                                                    
an  infringement on  the  right of  the  citizenship of  the                                                                    
state. He opposed combining the amendments.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Tilton    also   opposed    combining   the                                                                    
amendments.  She  indicated  that  she  had  looked  at  the                                                                    
amendments meticulously and  thoughtfully rather than making                                                                    
slash and burn  cuts. She confirmed that her  staff had been                                                                    
on  the  phone  with  LFD several  times  over  the  weekend                                                                    
without  anyone  from  the   division  mentioning  that  the                                                                    
actuals  might   not  be  accurate.  She   asked  about  the                                                                    
amendments that were being lumped  together. She wondered if                                                                    
she  was being  precluded from  offering her  amendments and                                                                    
whether  the  motion  applied to  separate  amendments  from                                                                    
different committee members.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:06:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Pruitt  was   very   concerned  about   the                                                                    
conversation the committee was  having presently. He thought                                                                    
he was  hearing that the  joke, "Good enough  for government                                                                    
work," was  not a joke  at all. He emphasized  that rounding                                                                    
errors  were being  discussed that  equaled  more than  most                                                                    
people  would  make in  multiple  years.  He suggested  that                                                                    
committee  members  reviewed  some   of  the  amounts:  $100                                                                    
thousand, $400 thousand, and $40  thousand. He remarked that                                                                    
the  amounts were  substantial. He  indicated that  what the                                                                    
committee was being  told was that the  state's actuals were                                                                    
off  by  substantial  amounts. He  conveyed  that  when  the                                                                    
makers of the  amendments did the diligent  work required to                                                                    
offer  the amendments  using  the  information they  thought                                                                    
they should  be using, they  were currently being  told that                                                                    
the  information  might not  be  accurate.  He thought  such                                                                    
circumstances  attributed  to  people's  lack  of  trust  in                                                                    
government. The committee was  talking about rounding errors                                                                    
greater  than some  people's salaries.  He mentioned  having                                                                    
noticed a  reduction in  IA transactions.  His spoke  to his                                                                    
objection  of  grouping  the   96  amendments  together.  He                                                                    
suggested  that  some  of  them  might  be  duplicated  fund                                                                    
sources.  He noted  that there  were  amendments related  to                                                                    
mental  health that  he thought  were  worth discussing.  He                                                                    
thought there  were huge problems with  what the legislature                                                                    
had  told the  public. He  relayed that  multiple chairs  of                                                                    
subcommittees  indicated  to  members  that  they  were  not                                                                    
looking at specific amounts but  at programs and the amounts                                                                    
would  be  addressed  in  the  full  finance  committee.  He                                                                    
thought members had done a  good job doing exactly what they                                                                    
had been told  by coming to the full  finance committee with                                                                    
specific amounts  in their amendments using  the information                                                                    
available  to  them.  Now  members   were  being  told  that                                                                    
offering  amendments  in  the full  committee  was  not  the                                                                    
proper process. He  thought the public should  be angry when                                                                    
the  meeting  was reported.  He  objected  to 96  amendments                                                                    
being voted on at one time.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  reported having  been on the  House Finance                                                                    
Committee  for  roughly  8  years.  He  was  supporting  the                                                                    
proposal  to combine  some of  the amendments  because there                                                                    
were  more amendments  in front  of the  committee presently                                                                    
than in the past 10  years combined. The legislative session                                                                    
was limited to 90 days. He  would like to review some of the                                                                    
amendments,  which  he  believed  had  nothing  to  do  with                                                                    
rounding errors.  He believed that  some of  the amendments,                                                                    
if passed, would  be damaging to human beings.  He noted the                                                                    
heroine  epidemic  in  Alaska   and  the  damage  caused  to                                                                    
communities and  families. He  did not think  it was  a good                                                                    
idea  to cut  grants for  treatment for  people with  heroin                                                                    
addiction. He thought that the  amendments were not rounding                                                                    
errors,  but grant  deletions that  would otherwise  help to                                                                    
make  communities safer  and keep  families together.  There                                                                    
had been over $500 million in  cuts to agencies since FY 13.                                                                    
There were  current year cuts  to agencies in the  amount of                                                                    
$60 million. The budget was  $3.3 billion smaller than in FY                                                                    
13. People were pretending as if  cuts had not been made. In                                                                    
proposing  some of  the amendments,  members were  sending a                                                                    
message  that they  would vote  for  budgets that  increased                                                                    
some  things within  the budget  such  as behavioral  health                                                                    
grants to  help people  with heroin addiction.  He suggested                                                                    
that the reductions cut items  prior members of the majority                                                                    
voted to increase. He reviewed several examples.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara asserted  that  people had  to decide  what                                                                    
kind of  society they wanted to  live in. The issue  was not                                                                    
just  about numbers  in a  state  that had  already cut  the                                                                    
budget  by  $3.3  billion.  He referenced  page  18  of  the                                                                    
amendment  packet. He  highlighted  the cut  to grants  that                                                                    
helped people with alcohol and  substance abuse problems. In                                                                    
previous years,  the legislature  had voted  together across                                                                    
party  lines to  do  something about  families being  ripped                                                                    
apart.  There were  $2.6 million  in  reductions that  would                                                                    
remove treatment grants for people  who were fighting heroin                                                                    
addiction and  alcoholism. The  amendment would  cause human                                                                    
damage.  It was  not  just a  rounding  error. He  advocated                                                                    
addressing the  heroin epidemic rather  than waiting  to see                                                                    
what  happened.   He  spoke  of   the  reduction   to  early                                                                    
intervention grants,  which aimed at helping  someone before                                                                    
they caused damage to themselves  and their families, listed                                                                    
on  page 20  of the  amendment packet.  He relayed  that the                                                                    
maker of  the amendments  had voted in  favor of  the grant,                                                                    
but  presently wanted  to remove  them from  the budget.  He                                                                    
mentioned  a  reduction  of $161  thousand  for  residential                                                                    
licensing. He  thought it was  important to ensure  that the                                                                    
places   that  Alaska's   seniors  live   and  people   with                                                                    
disabilities live  were safe. If  one of the  amendments was                                                                    
adopted  the  state  would  not   be  able  to  license  and                                                                    
investigate the places where seniors  and the disabled live.                                                                    
The amendment was not a rounding error.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara  continued  that   there  was  a  universal                                                                    
understanding  within  the  legislature  that  youth  courts                                                                    
worked. They  kept young  people out of  jail. In  the past,                                                                    
the  legislature allowed  for minor  increases to  the youth                                                                    
court  system  to help  divert  youth  away from  jail.  The                                                                    
amendment on page  23 of the packet removed  the funding. He                                                                    
concluded that more youth would end up in jail.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt asked if  Vice-Chair Gara was speaking                                                                    
to the objection of combining  the 96 amendments. He thought                                                                    
Vice-Chair  Gara was  talking to  the individual  amendments                                                                    
rather than about combining amendments.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara  was  responding   to  the  idea  that  the                                                                    
amendments  were rounding  errors. He  emphasized they  were                                                                    
not rounding errors.  He asked if he could  provide a couple                                                                    
more examples.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton asked  Vice-Chair  Gara to  wait until  the                                                                    
amendment was being discussed.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara remarked, "These are not rounding errors."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton noted  that the reason the  items were being                                                                    
grouped  together  was  due to  a  structural  problem  with                                                                    
taking  actuals,  which  had   combined  fund  sources.  The                                                                    
combined  fund  source   was  being  taken  all   as  a  UGF                                                                    
reduction.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MAINTAINED her OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt requested an "At Ease."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:15:37 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:16:01 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton recognized  Representative  Saddler was  in                                                                    
the audience.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz,  Gara, Grenn, Foster,                                                                    
Seaton                                                                                                                          
OPPOSED:    Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (7/4). The  amendment to AMEND Amendment H                                                                    
DOA 10 was adopted.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  announced she  would be  reading each                                                                    
of  the  amendments  into  the  record  to  ensure  everyone                                                                    
understood  what the  committee would  be voting  on in  the                                                                    
packet:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Centralized Administrative Services                                                                                        
     E-Travel                                                                                                                   
     H DOA 10 - Alignment of  FY 18 Budget Request with FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16  Actual Expenditures  were $2,128,100 and  in the                                                                    
     FY  18 Budget  request for  E-Travel is  $2,570,700, an                                                                    
     increase  of  $442,600.  Therefore, $442,600  has  been                                                                    
    deleted which leaves $2,128,100 in this allocation                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Shared Services of Alaska                                                                                                  
     Print Services                                                                                                             
     H DOA 14  - Closely align FY 18 budget  request with FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line item                                                                    
     for equipment/machinery  maintenance were  $201,900 and                                                                    
     the  FY  18  budget  request  for  this  line  item  is                                                                    
     $468,500 resulting  in an increase of  $266,600 over FY                                                                    
     16   actual  expenditures.   This  amendment   makes  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $200,000  to the  Services  line item  to                                                                    
     more closely align the FY  18 budget request with FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The FY 17  Management Plan has a budget  of $575,600 in                                                                    
     the  Personal  Services  line  and  the  FY  18  budget                                                                    
     request is $641,000 which is an increase of                                                                                
     $65,400 over  the FY 17  Management Plan.  Therefore, a                                                                    
     reduction of  $65,400 in the Personal  Services line is                                                                    
     made  to this  allocation  to align  the  FY 18  budget                                                                    
     request with  FY 17 Management Plan.  This amendment is                                                                    
     intended to encourage the Department  to manage its own                                                                    
     budget more prudently.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Shared Services of Alaska                                                                                                  
     Facilities                                                                                                                 
     H DOA 15  - Closely align the FY 18  budget request for                                                                    
     utility costs with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line item                                                                    
     for utility costs were $3,047,100  and the FY 18 budget                                                                    
     request for  this line item is  $3,986,000 resulting in                                                                    
     an   increase   of   $938,900   over   FY   16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  FY  2016   actual  expenditures  in  the                                                                    
     Services  line item  for structure,  infrastructure and                                                                    
     land  repairs,  maintenance,  rentals and  leases  were                                                                    
     $4,526,000. The FY  18 budget request for  this line is                                                                    
     $5,942,800, which is an increase  of $1,416,800 over FY                                                                    
     16   actual  expenditures.   This  amendment   makes  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $750,000  to the  Services line  item for                                                                    
     utilities  and   a  reduction  of  $1,000,000   to  the                                                                    
     Services  line item  for structure,  infrastructure and                                                                    
     land  repairs, maintenance,  rentals and  leases for  a                                                                    
     total reduction  of $1,750,000 in this  allocation from                                                                    
     the FY 18 budget request.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz would be leaving for a Fisheries                                                                           
meeting.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson continued:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Risk Management                                                                                                            
     H DOA 21  - Alignment of FY 18 budget  request to FY 16                                                                    
     Actuals.                                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  costs in  the Services  line item  for                                                                    
     financial services  were $33,020,700. The FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request  for  this line  is  $34,444,000,  which is  an                                                                    
     increase of $1,423,300 over  FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                    
     This amendment  makes a reduction of  $1,000,000 to the                                                                    
     Services line item for  financial services allowing for                                                                    
     an increase  of $423,300  in the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     over the FY 16 actual expenditure level.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Public Offices Commission                                                                                           
     H DOA  25 - Closely align  the FY 18 budget  request in                                                                    
     the Services line with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line were                                                                    
     $133,800 and the FY 18  budget request for this line is                                                                    
     $244,300 resulting  in an increase of  $110,500 over FY                                                                    
     16   actual  expenditures.   This  amendment   makes  a                                                                    
     reduction of  $100,000 to the Services  line to closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures and  allows for an increase  of $10,500 in                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  over   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Executive Administration                                                                                                   
     Administrative Services                                                                                                    
     H CED  8 - Alignment of  the FY 18 budget  request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actuals                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The  Department  deleted  three vacant  positions  that                                                                    
     were  partially  funded  with  general  funds  with  no                                                                    
     reduction in funding for  the positions. This amendment                                                                    
     makes  a reduction  of $46,146  from the  FY 18  budget                                                                    
     request in the Personal Services line.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Commodities  line                                                                    
     item in the Business category  for items such as office                                                                    
     supplies,  library,  training and  instructional  needs                                                                    
     were  $38,700 and  the FY  18 budget  request for  this                                                                    
     line  item  is $113,100  resulting  in  an increase  of                                                                    
     $74,400 over FY 16  actual expenditures. This amendment                                                                    
     makes a reduction of $80,000  from the Commodities line                                                                    
     item to  more closely  align the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Community and Regional Affairs                                                                                             
     Serve Alaska                                                                                                               
     H CED  11 - Align  FY 18 budget request  in Commodities                                                                    
     line with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016 actual expenditures  in the Commodities line in                                                                    
     the  Business   category  for  items  such   as  office                                                                    
    supplies and training and instructional needs were                                                                          
     $21,400  and the  FY 18  budget request  for this  line                                                                    
     item  is $40,000  resulting in  an increase  of $18,600                                                                    
     over FY 16 actual  expenditures. This amendment makes a                                                                    
     reduction  of  $22,600  from the  Commodities  line  to                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures  and  deletes   all  unrestricted  general                                                                    
     funds  (1004) in  this  allocation.  This amendment  is                                                                    
     intended to encourage the Department  to manage its own                                                                    
     budget more  prudently. Align FY  18 budget  request in                                                                    
     Commodities line with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing                                                                          
     H CED 12  - Alignment of the FY 18  budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actuals                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The  FY  2017  Management   Plan  budget  for  Personal                                                                    
     Services  is $8,197,300  and the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     for  this  line  item  is $8,529,400  resulting  in  an                                                                    
     increase  of $332,100  over the  FY 17  Management Plan                                                                    
     level. This amendment makes a  reduction of $332,500 in                                                                    
     the  Personal Services  line item  to align  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget request with the FY 17 Management Plan.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Travel  line item                                                                    
     for In-State  Employee Travel were  $60,800 and  the FY                                                                    
     18  budget  request  for this  line  item  is  $103,200                                                                    
     resulting in an  increase of $42,400 over  FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $50,000 from  the Travel line  item to align the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget   request   slightly    below   FY   16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures in this line item.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Travel  line item                                                                    
     for In-State Non-Employee Travel  were $169,700 and the                                                                    
     FY 18 budget request for this line item is                                                                                 
     $200,000  resulting  in  an increase  of  $over  FY  16                                                                    
     actual   expenditures.   This    amendment   makes   an                                                                    
     additional reduction of $50,000 from the Travel line.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Energy Authority                                                                                                    
     Alaska Energy Authority Rural Energy Assistance                                                                            
     H CED 18  - Alignment of the FY 18  budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actuals                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Travel  line item                                                                    
     for In-State  Employee Travel were  $29,500 and  the FY                                                                    
     18  budget  request  for this  line  item  is  $125,000                                                                    
     resulting in an  increase of $95,500 over  FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $100,000 to  the Travel  line item to  align the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     K-12 Support                                                                                                               
     Boarding Home Grants                                                                                                       
     H DOE 4  - Funding reduction to  FY18 Governor's budget                                                                    
     request to align Grants with FY16 actual expenditures.                                                                     
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures  for boarding  home grants                                                                    
     were $6,618,000 and the FY  18 budget request for these                                                                    
     grants  is  $7,553,200  resulting  in  an  increase  of                                                                    
     $935,200   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction  of  $865,200  from  the                                                                    
     Grants  line of  the FY  18 budget  request to  closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Special Schools                                                                                                            
     H DOE  5 - Alignment of  FY 18 Budget with  FY16 Actual                                                                    
     Expenditures                                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures for special  school grants                                                                    
     were $2,285,600 and the FY  18 Budget request for these                                                                    
     grants  is  $2,432,400  resulting  in  an  increase  of                                                                    
     $146,800   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment makes  a reduction of $146,800  to the Grants                                                                    
     line  for  this  program  to align  the  FY  18  Budget                                                                    
     request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Education Support Services                                                                                                 
     Information Services                                                                                                       
     H DOE 8 - Services  Reduction to align FY18 budget with                                                                    
     FY16 actual expenditures                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual expenditures  in the overall Services line                                                                    
     item  were  $40,200  and  the   FY  Budget  request  is                                                                    
     $248,800, which  is an increase  of $208,600  over FY16                                                                    
     actual   expenditures.  The   major  portion   of  this                                                                    
     increase  is attributable  to the  new shared  services                                                                    
     RSA. This  amendment reduces the Services  line item by                                                                    
     $40,000  for  increases  in  budgeted  costs  for  long                                                                    
     distance telephone  calls, cable  services, information                                                                    
     technology software and maintenance agreements.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Teaching and Learning Support                                                                                              
     Student and School Achievement                                                                                             
     H DOE 12  - Alignment of the FY 18  Budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures                                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
     FY 16 actual travel  expenditures for in-state employee                                                                    
     travel  to school  districts  for technical  assistance                                                                    
     were $203,200  and the FY  18 budget request  for these                                                                    
     activities is  $304,500, an  increase of  $101,300 over                                                                    
     FY 16  actual expenditures. This amendment  reduces the                                                                    
     FY 18  travel request  by $101,300 to  align the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School                                                                                              
     H DOE  23 - Alignment  of the FY18 Budget  Request with                                                                    
     FY16 Actual Expenditures                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line were                                                                    
     $4,923,400 and the  FY 18 Budget request  for this line                                                                    
     is  $5,327,400 resulting  in  an  increase of  $404,000                                                                    
     over FY 16 actual  expenditures. This amendment makes a                                                                    
     reduction  of $300,000  to the  Services line  to align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   Budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Administration                                                                                                             
     Administrative Services                                                                                                    
     H DEC 2 - Services  Reduction to align budget with FY16                                                                    
     actual expenditures Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line item                                                                    
     for  interpreters,  non-board commissions  honorariums,                                                                    
     printing  and professional  services  were $57,100  and                                                                    
     the  FY  18  budget  request  for  this  line  item  is                                                                    
     $212,500 resulting  in an increase of  $155,400 over FY                                                                    
     16   actual  expenditures.   This  amendment   makes  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $140,000  to the  Services  line item  to                                                                    
     more closely align the FY  18 budget request with FY 16                                                                    
     actual  expenditures. This  decrement still  leaves and                                                                    
     increase of $15,400 totaling $72,500.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Environmental Health                                                                                                       
     Food Safety & Sanitation                                                                                                   
     H DEC 3 - Services  Reduction to align with FY16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures                                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for   services   such    as   interpreters,   non-board                                                                    
     commissions  honorariums,   printing  and  professional                                                                    
     services were $6,800  and the FY 18  budget request for                                                                    
     this line item is $176,500  resulting in an increase of                                                                    
     $169,600   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes   a  reduction  of  $150,000   to  the                                                                    
     Services  line item  to more  closely align  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request with  FY 16  actual expenditures.  This                                                                    
     leaves $26,400 in this allocation.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Environmental Health                                                                                                       
     Food Safety & Sanitation                                                                                                   
     H DEC  5 - Closely align  FY 18 budget request  with FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for   services   such    as   interpreters,   non-board                                                                    
     commissions  honorariums,   printing  and  professional                                                                    
     services were  $6,800 and the  FY 18  Governor's budget                                                                    
     request for this line item  is $176,400 resulting in an                                                                    
     increase of  $169,600 over  FY 16  actual expenditures.                                                                    
     This  amendment makes  a reduction  of $150,000  to the                                                                    
     Services line  item to closely  align the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request with FY 16  actual expenditures. This amendment                                                                    
     is intended  to encourage the Department  to manage its                                                                    
     own budget more prudently.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Air Quality                                                                                                                
     H DEC  12 - Aligns  the FY 18  budget request to  FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditure level.                                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for    services   such    as   non-board    commissions                                                                    
     honorariums,  printing and  professional services  were                                                                    
     $459,600 and  the FY  18 budget  request for  this line                                                                    
     item  is   $1,318,600  resulting  in  an   increase  of                                                                    
     $859,000   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes   a  reduction  of  $859,000   to  the                                                                    
     Services line  item to align  the FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual  expenditures in the Travel  line item In-                                                                    
     State  Employee  Travel  were $88,500  and  the  FY  18                                                                    
     budget request  for this line is  $140,000 resulting in                                                                    
     an increase of $51,500  over FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                    
     This  amendment makes  a reduction  of  $50,000 to  the                                                                    
     Travel  line to  more closely  align the  FY 18  budget                                                                    
     request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual expenditures in  the Travel line for other                                                                    
     travel costs  were $0 and  the FY 18 budget  request is                                                                    
     $91,000, which  is an  increase of  $91,000 over  FY 16                                                                    
     actual    expenditures.   Therefore,    an   additional                                                                    
     reduction  of $91,000  in the  Travel line  is made  to                                                                    
     this allocation to align the  FY 18 budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  asked for  a brief point  of order.  He did                                                                    
not have  a problem with the  representative reading through                                                                    
all  of the  amendments. He  had read  them already.  If the                                                                    
member was going  to continue reading them, he  was going to                                                                    
step out. He suggested that he would come back when needed.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:32:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson commented that  it was the only time                                                                    
the  public was  going to  hear what  amendments were  being                                                                    
considered and  how many dollars  were involved.  He thought                                                                    
the  public had  the right  to hear  about the  expenditures                                                                    
being discussed.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  responded  that  there was  no  effort  to                                                                    
curtail  going  through   the  amendments.  Vice-Chair  Gara                                                                    
wanted to inquire of the maker if that was her intention.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  continued  to  review  the  proposed                                                                    
amendments:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Wildlife Conservation                                                                                                      
     Wildlife Conservation Special Projects                                                                                     
     H  DFG 20  - Reduced  funding  of UGF  for services  to                                                                    
     align with FY16 Actuals                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line item                                                                    
     were $4,381,700 and  the FY 18 budget  request for this                                                                    
     line  item is  $7,757,700 resulting  in an  increase of                                                                    
     $3,376,000  over   FY  16  actual   expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction  of  $705,000  from  the                                                                    
     Services line  item, which is  the total amount  of UGF                                                                    
     (1004) in the budget request for this allocation.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     H DFG 23                                                                                                                   
     This decrease  is 18  Gov -  (16Actual*1.035) providing                                                                    
     FY16 Actual funding adjusted for inflation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support Services                                                                                                 
     Boards of Fisheries and Game                                                                                               
     H DFG 25 - Funding  reduction in overtime pay; align FY                                                                    
     18 budget request to FY 16 actuals.                                                                                        
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This allocation has an FY  18 budget request of $10,085                                                                    
     for  premium pay  in the  Personal Services  line item.                                                                    
     This  amendment  reduces  premium  pay by  25%  of  the                                                                    
     amount  budgeted in  anticipation of  reduced overtime.                                                                    
     Declining state  revenues dictate that  expenditures be                                                                    
     reduced by  taking a fiscally conservative  approach to                                                                    
     working hours and that state  services be provided in a                                                                    
     more  effective  and  efficient  manner.  Therefore,  a                                                                    
     reduction of $2,521 is made  from the Personal Services                                                                    
     line.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016 actual expenditures in  the Travel line for In-                                                                    
     State  Employee  Travel  were $97,000  and  the  FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request   for  this   line  item   is  $211,000                                                                    
     resulting in an increase of  $114,000 over FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $100,000  from  the Travel  line  to  align the  FY  18                                                                    
     budget request to FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures  in the Services  line for                                                                    
     Other Services were                                                                                                        
     $33,900  and the  FY 18  budget request  for this  line                                                                    
     item is  $205,200 resulting in an  increase of $171,300                                                                    
     over FY 16 actual  expenditures. This amendment makes a                                                                    
     reduction  of $100,000  from this  allocation to  align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support Services                                                                                                 
     State Subsistence Research                                                                                                 
     H DFG 27 - Funding  reduction in travel and commodities                                                                    
     based on FY16 actual expenditures                                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016 actual expenditures in  the Travel line for In-                                                                    
     State  Employee  travel were  $186,800  and  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request   for  this   line  item   is  $234,800                                                                    
     resulting in an  increase of $48,000 over  FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $100,000 from this allocation in the Travel line.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Commodities  line                                                                    
     were  $79,700 and  the FY  18 budget  request for  this                                                                    
     line  item  is $181,800  resulting  in  an increase  of                                                                    
     $102,100   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction  of  $102,100  from  the                                                                    
     Commodities to align  the FY 18 budget  request with FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Executive Operations                                                                                                       
     Contingency Fund                                                                                                           
     H GOV  3 - Aligns the  FY 18 budget request  with FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures                                                                                                        
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This  amendment reduces  the FY  18  budget request  of                                                                    
     $550,000 in  the Services line  for this  allocation to                                                                    
     $150,000,  which is  more  in line  with  FY 16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures of $89,100. This  amendment is intended to                                                                    
     encourage the Office of the  Governor to manage its own                                                                    
     budget more prudently                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Pioneer Homes                                                                                                       
     Alaska Pioneer Homes Management                                                                                            
     H HSS 6 - Aligning FY 18 Budget to FY 16 Actuals                                                                           
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     was $65,200 and the FY  18 budget request for this line                                                                    
     item is $199,600 resulting in  an increase of $134,400.                                                                    
     This amendment makes a reduction  of $100,000 to the FY                                                                    
     18 budget  request for this  line item to  more closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures, while  still allowing for an  increase of                                                                    
     $34,400 over FY 16 expenditures.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Pioneer Homes                                                                                                       
     Pioneer Homes                                                                                                              
     H HSS 10 - Reduce Commodities line to                                                                                      
     allow  for  increase  of $290,000  over  FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Commodities  line                                                                    
     item were $2,766,000  and the FY 18  budget request for                                                                    
     this line  item is $3,556,000 resulting  in an increase                                                                    
     of  $790,000.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $500,000  to the  FY 18  budget request  for this  line                                                                    
     item while  still allowing for an  increase of $290,000                                                                    
     over FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Pioneer Homes                                                                                                       
     Pioneer Homes                                                                                                              
     H HSS  11 - Align the  FY 18 budget request  with FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services Line item                                                                    
     were $7,102,800 and  the FY 18 budget  request for this                                                                    
     line  item is  $8,114,300 resulting  in an  increase of                                                                    
     $1,011,500.  This   amendment  makes  a   reduction  of                                                                    
     $700,000 to this line item  while still allowing for an                                                                    
     increase of $311,500 over FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Grants                                                                            
     H HSS 13 - Reduces the FY 18 budget                                                                                        
     request  for grants  to $385.0  over the  FY 16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16  actual expenditures  for grant  obligations were                                                                    
     $5,705,600 and the  FY 18 budget request  for this line                                                                    
     item is $6,690,600 resulting in an increase of                                                                             
     $985,000  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces grant obligations by  $600,000 and provides for                                                                    
     an   increase   of   $385,000   over   FY   16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This amendment  also reduces  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request for  sub-recipient pass  through grants                                                                    
     by   $2,000,000  to   an  FY   18  budget   request  of                                                                    
     $50,035,400.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                                                                       
     H HSS  15 - Reduce grants  to $200.0 over FY  16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                                                                       
     Reduce   grants   to   $200.0   over   FY   16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
     FY  16  actual  expenditures for  sub-recipient  grants                                                                    
     were $1,488,500 and  the FY 18 budget  request for this                                                                    
    line item is $1,880,400 resulting in an increase of                                                                         
     $391,900  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces   the   FY   18    budget   request   for   the                                                                    
     Grants/Benefits  line  item  by  $191,900  while  still                                                                    
     providing  an increase  of $200,000  over FY  16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Behavioral Health Administration                                                                                           
     H HSS 19 - Aligns FY  18 budget request to FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This  amendment make  a  reduction  of $1,435,035  from                                                                    
     this allocation in the following manner:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     1) Deletes  funding associated  with two  positions the                                                                    
     Department deleted in the FY  18 budget request with no                                                                    
     funding reduction ($237,935 reduction).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     2) Reduces  the FY  18 budget  request in  the Personal                                                                    
     Services line from                                                                                                         
     $7,798,700, to the FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     3) Reduces the FY 18  budget request of $452,100 in the                                                                    
     Travel line to  the FY 16 actual  expenditures level of                                                                    
     $324,500 ($127,600 reduction).                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     4) Reduces  the FY  18 budget  request in  the Services                                                                    
     line  item, $2,450,200  to  the  FY actual  expenditure                                                                    
     level of $1,806,700 ($643,500 reduction).                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Behavioral  Health  Prevention and  Early  Intervention                                                                    
     Grants                                                                                                                     
     H HSS 20 - Align FY  18 budget request for Services and                                                                    
     Grants line items with FY 16 actuals.                                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 Health  Services Contractual  Obligations actual                                                                    
     expenditures  were  $269,100  and   the  FY  18  budget                                                                    
     request  is   $1,254,100,  which  is  an   increase  of                                                                    
     $985,000 over  FY 16 actual expenditures.  Therefore, a                                                                    
     reduction  of $985,000  in the  Services  line is  made                                                                    
     from this allocation to align  the FY 18 budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16  actual expenditures  in  the  Grants line  were                                                                    
     $1,025,200 and the FY 18  budget request is $3,973,200,                                                                    
     which is  an increase of  $2,948,000 over FY  16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures. A  reduction of $1,728,300 in  the Grants                                                                    
     line is  made from  this allocation, which  deletes all                                                                    
     G/F Mental Health funds in the allocation.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Alaska  Mental  Health  Board  and  Advisory  Board  on                                                                    
     Alcohol and Drug Abuse                                                                                                     
     H  HSS  25 -  Funding  reduction  in Personal  Services                                                                    
     based on FY16 actual expenditures.                                                                                         
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures  for management  consulting                                                                    
     costs  in this  allocation were  $3,400 and  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget request  is $99,000. Due to  declining revenues,                                                                    
     this amendment  as a cost containment  measure, reduces                                                                    
     the amount  requested in  the FY  18 budget  request by                                                                    
     $95,000, which would result in  an FY 18 budget request                                                                    
     increase of $600 over FY 16 actuals expenditures.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Health Care Services                                                                                                       
     Residential Licensing                                                                                                      
     H HSS  32 - Funding  reduction to the Services  line to                                                                    
     align with FY16 Actuals                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016  actual expenditures in the  Services line were                                                                    
     $1,598,000 and the  FY 18 budget request  for this line                                                                    
     item  is   $1,759,800  resulting  in  an   increase  of                                                                    
     $161,800   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction   of  $161,800  to  this                                                                    
     allocation to  align the FY  18 budget request  with FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Health Care Services                                                                                                       
     Medical Assistance Administration                                                                                          
     H HSS 36 - Funding  reduction to Services line to align                                                                    
     with FY16 Actuals                                                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16  actual expenditures  in the other  services line                                                                    
     item for  printing of manuals  were $51,400 and  the FY                                                                    
     18  budget  request  for this  line  item  is  $300,000                                                                    
     resulting in an increase of  $248,600 over FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $200,000  to  this  allocation   and  provides  for  an                                                                    
     increase of $48,600 from the  FY 18 budget request over                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                                           
     Youth Courts                                                                                                               
     H HSS  59 -  Reduction in grant  funds to  more closely                                                                    
     align with FY16 Actuals                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016 actual expenditures  for grants to youth courts                                                                    
     throughout Alaska  were $410,800  and the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request for this line item  is $460,500 resulting in an                                                                    
     increase  of  $49,700  over FY  16  expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment  reduces the  FY 18  budget  request for  the                                                                    
     Grants/Benefits line  item by  $50,000 to  more closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                                           
     Juvenile Justice Health Care                                                                                               
     H HSS 61 - Funding  reduction to FY18 budget request to                                                                    
     align with FY16 actual expenditures                                                                                        
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for  on-site medical,  dental and  psychiatric services                                                                    
     were $565,800  and the  FY 18  budget request  for this                                                                    
     line  item  is $704,400  resulting  in  an increase  of                                                                    
     $138,600  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces   the   FY   18    budget   request   for   the                                                                    
     Grants/Benefits line  item by $100,000 to  more closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures while allowing for an increase of                                                                             
     $38,600 over FY 16 expenditures.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Adult Public Assistance                                                                                                    
     H HSS 63  - Funding reduction to align  the FY18 budget                                                                    
     request with FY16 actual expenditures.                                                                                     
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Actual  FY  16  general  fund  expenditures  for  Adult                                                                    
     Public Assistance  Grants were  $52,872,400 and  the FY                                                                    
     18  general  fund  budget request  is  $58,936,500,  an                                                                    
     increase of $6,064,100 over  FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                    
     The  state  should  not   be  increasing  funding  when                                                                    
     caseloads  are decreasing.  This amendment  deletes the                                                                    
     remaining general funds in this  allocation from the FY                                                                    
     18 budget  request to  align the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Child Care Benefits                                                                                                        
     H  HSS  64 -  More  closely  aligns  the FY  18  budget                                                                    
    request with FY 16 actual expenditure expenditures.                                                                         
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual  expenditures in the travel  line item for                                                                    
     In-State  employee travel  were $89,600  and the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request   for  this   line  item   is  $131,000                                                                    
     resulting  in  an  increase  of   $41,400  over  FY  16                                                                    
     expenditures. This  amendment reduces the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request for the travel item  by $40,000 to more closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Child Care Benefits                                                                                                        
     H HSS 65 - Closely align  the FY 18 budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the services  line item                                                                    
     were $2,415,900 and  the FY 18 budget  request for this                                                                    
     line  item is  $5,091,400 resulting  in an  increase of                                                                    
     $2,675,500  over  FY  16 expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces the FY 18 budget  request by $1,850,100 to more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.  Additionally, federal  funds have                                                                    
     increased   by  $10,461,100   between   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures and the FY 18  budget request. These funds                                                                    
     can  be  utilized  to replace  general  funds  in  this                                                                    
     allocation.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Tribal Assistance Programs                                                                                                 
     H  HSS 66  - Funding  reduction to  align FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request to FY16 actual expenditures.                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the grants  line item                                                                    
     were $14,654,400 and the FY  18 budget request for this                                                                    
     line item  is $15,256,400  resulting in an  increase of                                                                    
     $602,000  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces the  FY 18 budget  request by $500,000  to more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Public Assistance Field Services                                                                                           
     H HSS  69 - Delete  9 PFT positions,  associated costs,                                                                    
     travel and services to align with FY16 Actuals                                                                             
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There  are significant  increases in  a number  of line                                                                    
     items between actual  FY 16 expenditures and  the FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request  in  this  allocation.  This  amendment                                                                    
     makes reductions  to the FY  18 budget request  to more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual    expenditures.   In-State    employee   travel                                                                    
     increased  from   $91,000  to  $138,000,   therefore  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $50,000  is made.  In  the Services  line                                                                    
     item,  financial  services  increased  from  $7,400  to                                                                    
     $555,000, therefore  a reduction  of $400,000  is made.                                                                    
     Telecommunications    increased   from    $218,700   to                                                                    
     $588,200, therefore  a reduction  of $300,000  is made.                                                                    
     Equipment  maintenance   increased  from   $124,100  to                                                                    
     $185,000,  therefore a  reduction of  $50,000 is  made.                                                                    
     Management/consulting   increased   from  $573,200   to                                                                    
     $816,000, therefore a reduction of $200,000 is made.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment  also makes a reduction  to the Personal                                                                    
     Services  line item  by deleting  6 of  285 Eligibility                                                                    
     Technicians and  3 of 70  Office Assistants.  This will                                                                    
     reduce  the number  of positions  in the  FY 18  budget                                                                    
    request to the actual number of positions in FY 16.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:53:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Women, Infants and Children                                                                                                
     H HSS  74 - Funding  reduction for Services  and Grants                                                                    
     to more closely align with FY16 Actuals                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 2016 actuals expenditures  in the services line item                                                                    
     for  delivery  services were  $451,000  and  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request   for  this   line  item   is  $505,000                                                                    
     resulting  in  an  increase  of   $54,000  over  FY  16                                                                    
     expenditures. This  amendment reduces the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request by  $50,000 in the  services line item  to more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the grants  line item                                                                    
     for pass  through grants to women,  infant and children                                                                    
     were $6,069,900 and  the FY 18 budget  request for this                                                                    
     line  item is  $6,688,100 resulting  in an  increase of                                                                    
     $618,200  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces the  FY 18  budget request  by $339,400  in the                                                                    
     grants line item.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     A  total   reduction  of  $389,400  is   made  to  this                                                                    
     allocation,  which  deletes  all  unrestricted  general                                                                    
     funds (source 1004) in  the allocation. This allocation                                                                    
     is primarily  funded with federal  funds with an  FY 18                                                                    
     budget request of                                                                                                          
     $24,036,900 and CIP receipts of $4,397,800.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     Emergency Programs                                                                                                         
     H HSS  79 - Funding  reductions for  personal services,                                                                    
     travel  and  service  line items  to  align  with  FY16                                                                    
     actuals.                                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There  are significant  increases in  a number  of line                                                                    
     items between actual  FY 16 expenditures and  the FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request  in  this  allocation.  This  amendment                                                                    
     makes  reductions  from  the  FY  18  request  to  more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual    expenditures.   In-State    employee   travel                                                                    
     increased  from   $79,100  to  $205,800,   therefore  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $150,000  is made.  In-State Non-employee                                                                    
     travel increased  from $34,400  to $85,000  therefore a                                                                    
     reduction  of $50,000  is made.  Out of  State employee                                                                    
     travel increased  from $30,300 to $50,000  therefore, a                                                                    
     reduction of $20,000  is made. The total  of all travel                                                                    
     reductions is $220,000; therefore,  a reduction of this                                                                    
     amount is  made from  the Travel  line to  more closely                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     In  the  services  line  item,  information  technology                                                                    
     increased  from   $59,300  to  $100,000,   therefore  a                                                                    
     reduction  of   $50,000  is   made.  Telecommunications                                                                    
     increased  from   $39,100  to  $100,000,   therefore  a                                                                    
     reduction        of       $50,000        is       made.                                                                    
     Structure/Infrastructure/Land  increased from  $567,900                                                                    
     to $650,000 therefore; a reduction  of $50,000 is made.                                                                    
     The  total  of  all  Service  reductions  is  $150,000;                                                                    
     therefore, a reduction of this  amount is made from the                                                                    
     Services line to  more closely align with  FY 16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     This  amendment   also  makes  a  reduction   from  the                                                                    
     Personal Services line by deleting  3 positions and the                                                                    
     associated personal services costs of $376,863.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion                                                                            
     H HSS 80 - Closely align  the FY 18 budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There  are significant  increases in  a number  of line                                                                    
     items between actual  FY 16 expenditures and  the FY 18                                                                    
     Budget  request  in  this  allocation.  This  amendment                                                                    
     makes reductions  from the FY  18 request to  align the                                                                    
     budget  request with  FY  16  actual expenditures.  In-                                                                    
     State  employee   travel  increased  from   $17,000  to                                                                    
     $127,000, therefore a reduction  of $100,000 is made to                                                                    
     the travel line item.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     In the  Services line item, advertising  and promotions                                                                    
     increased   from  $202,500   to  $500,000,   however  a                                                                    
     reduction  of $500,000  is made  to this  line item  to                                                                    
     eliminate the  entire request. This expenditure  is not                                                                    
     necessary for the department  to fulfill their mission.                                                                    
     Other   services    increased   from    $4,936,200   to                                                                    
     $5,370,900;  therefore,  a  reduction  of  $400,000  is                                                                    
     made. The total of  all service reductions is $900,000;                                                                    
     therefore, a reduction of this  amount is made from the                                                                    
     Services line item.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     In  the grants  line item,  Sub-Recipient pass  through                                                                    
     grants   increased  from   $5,096,100  to   $5,435,200,                                                                    
     therefore  a reduction  of $400,000  is made  from this                                                                    
     line item.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:58:07 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     Bureau of Vital Statistics                                                                                                 
     H HSS 83 - Align the  FY 18 budget request more closely                                                                    
     to FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the services  line item                                                                    
     for  professional service  contracts  were $41,600  and                                                                    
     the  FY  18  budget  request  for  this  line  item  is                                                                    
     $307,900 resulting  in an increase of  $266,300 over FY                                                                    
     16 expenditures,  therefore a reduction of  $143,400 is                                                                    
     made  to  this line.  This  will  eliminate the  FY  18                                                                    
     budget request for  unrestricted general funds budgeted                                                                    
     in this  allocation, which has a  total funding request                                                                    
     of $3,500,700.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Senior and Disabilities Services Administration                                                                            
     H  HSS 88  - Funding  reduction  in Personal  Services,                                                                    
     Travel,  and  Services  line   items  to  reflect  FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There  are significant  increases in  a number  of line                                                                    
     items between actual  FY 16 expenditures and  the FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request  in  this  allocation.  This  amendment                                                                    
     makes reductions to  the FY 18 budget  request to align                                                                    
     the  budget request  with  FY  16 actual  expenditures.                                                                    
     Although total  positions decreased from 165  to 163 in                                                                    
     this  allocation,  the   Personal  Services  line  item                                                                    
     increased from $15,575,500  to $17,576,700, an increase                                                                    
     of $2,001,200. Therefore, a  reduction of $2,001,200 is                                                                    
     being  made to  the  Personal Services  line item.  In-                                                                    
     State  employee  travel   increased  from  $340,600  to                                                                    
     $465,000, therefore a reduction  of $125,000 is made to                                                                    
     the Travel line item. In  the Services line item, other                                                                    
     services   increased   from   $126,900   to   $768,000,                                                                    
     therefore a reduction of $600,000  is made to this line                                                                    
     item.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Senior Community Based Grants                                                                                              
     H HSS 89 - Reduces  funding from FY18 budget request to                                                                    
     align with FY16 Actual expenditures.                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Grants  line item                                                                    
     for sub-recipient pass-through  grants were $15,079,900                                                                    
     and the FY  18 Governor's budget request  for this line                                                                    
     item  is  $16,901,500  resulting   in  an  increase  of                                                                    
     $1,821,600  over   FY  16  actual   expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction of  $1,821,600  to  this                                                                    
     allocation  to  align  the   FY  18  Governor's  budget                                                                    
     request  to  FY 16  actual  expenditures  in this  line                                                                    
     item.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Commission on Aging                                                                                                        
     H HSS 90  - Closely align the FY 18  budget request for                                                                    
     travel with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                     
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual  expenditures in the Travel  line item for                                                                    
     In-State  Employee Travel  were  $7,800 and  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget request for this line  item is $41,000 resulting                                                                    
     in   an  increase   of  $33,200   over  FY   16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $33,200 from  this allocation in  the Travel  line item                                                                    
     to  align the  FY 18  budget  request to  FY 16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Governor's   Council   on  Disabilities   and   Special                                                                    
     Education                                                                                                                  
     H  HSS 91  -  Align FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual expenditures  in the Commodities line item                                                                    
     for business were $15,800 and  the FY 18 budget request                                                                    
     for this line item is  $38,400 resulting in an increase                                                                    
     of  $22,600  over  FY   16  actual  expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment  makes   a  reduction  of  $22,600   to  this                                                                    
     allocation in  the Commodities line  item to  align the                                                                    
     FY 18 budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     Administrative Support Services                                                                                            
     H HSS  96 - Aligning  FY 18  Budget Request with  FY 16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for Other  Services was  $79,400 and  the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request for this line item  is $544,600 resulting in an                                                                    
     increase  of $465,200  over  FY  16 expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment reduces the FY 18  budget request by $400,000                                                                    
     to more closely align the  FY 18 budget request with FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     FY  2016 actual  expenditures in  the Commodities  line                                                                    
     item for  general office supplies were  $40,100 and the                                                                    
     FY 18 budget request for this line item is                                                                                 
     $111,000 resulting  in an increase  of $70,900  over FY                                                                    
     16  expenditures.  This  amendment reduces  the  FY  18                                                                    
     budget request by $70,900 to  more closely align the FY                                                                    
     18 budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department Support Services                                                                                                
     Facilities Management                                                                                                      
     H HSS 98  - Aligns the FY 18 budget  request with FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual  expenditures in the Travel  line item for                                                                    
     In-State  Employee travel  were $13,900  and the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget request for this line  item is $30,200 resulting                                                                    
     in  an increase  of  $16,300 over  FY 16  expenditures.                                                                    
     This  amendment reduces  the FY  18  budget request  by                                                                    
     $16,300 to  align the FY  18 budget request with  FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.  FY 16 actual expenditures  in the                                                                    
     Services  line item  for Other  Services were  $200 and                                                                    
     the FY 18 budget request  for this line item is $46,100                                                                    
     resulting  in  an  increase  of   $45,900  over  FY  16                                                                    
     expenditures. This  amendment reduces the FY  18 budget                                                                    
     request  by $13,800  to more  closely align  the FY  18                                                                    
     budget  request  with  FY 16  actual  expenditures  and                                                                    
     deletes   all  unrestricted   general  funds   in  this                                                                    
     allocation.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
12:04:41 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     HSS State Facilities Rent                                                                                                  
     H HSS  100 - Reduces  the FY18 budget request  to align                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for Other Services were                                                                                                    
     $4,531,300 and the  FY 18 budget request  for this line                                                                    
     item  is   $5,168,600  resulting  in  an   increase  of                                                                    
     $637,300  over  FY   16  expenditures.  This  amendment                                                                    
     reduces the  FY 18 budget  request by $600,000  to more                                                                    
     closely  align the  FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     Office of the Commissioner                                                                                                 
     H MVA  3 - Alignment of  the FY 18 budget  request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A reduction  of $763,436 in the  Personal Services line                                                                    
     is made from this allocation  to align the FY 18 budget                                                                    
     request with FY 16 actual expenditures of                                                                                  
     $3,939,100. This is accomplished  by deleting a Special                                                                    
     Assistant  to the  Commissioner,  one  of five  Network                                                                    
     Specialists, one  of four Procurement  Specialists, two                                                                    
     of   seven  Accounting   Technicians,   one  of   three                                                                    
    Administrative Assistants and a Division Director.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     A reduction of $43,300 in  the Travel line is made from                                                                    
     this allocation to align the  FY 18 budget request with                                                                    
     the FY 17 Management plan budget of $80,500.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     A  reduction of  $64,100  in the  Commodities line  for                                                                    
     business expenditures  is made from this  allocation to                                                                    
     align  the  FY  18  budget   request  with  the  FY  17                                                                    
     Management plan budget of $63,900.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     Army Guard Facilities Maintenance                                                                                          
     H MVA  6 -  To better  align the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A  reduction  of  $432,600 in  the  Services  line  for                                                                    
     utilities is made from this  allocation to better align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures of $2,415,500 while  still allowing for an                                                                    
     increase  of $68,000  over FY  16 actual  expenditures.                                                                    
     The FY  18 budget  request for  the Air  Guard Facility                                                                    
     Maintenance  allocation  and  the Army  Guard  Facility                                                                    
     Maintenance  allocation both  included  an increase  of                                                                    
     $500,000 between  the FY  18 budget  request and  FY 16                                                                    
     actual  expenditures.  This  amendment is  intended  to                                                                    
     encourage the Department to manage  its own budget more                                                                    
     prudently.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     Air Guard Facilities Maintenance                                                                                           
     H MVA  7 -  To better  align the  FY 18  budget request                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A  reduction  of  $273,500 in  the  Services  line  for                                                                    
     utilities is made from this  allocation to better align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures of $1,702,700 while  still allowing for an                                                                    
     increase of  $226,500 over  FY 16  actual expenditures.                                                                    
     The FY  18 budget  request for  the Air  Guard Facility                                                                    
     Maintenance  allocation  and  the Army  Guard  Facility                                                                    
     Maintenance  allocation both  included  an increase  of                                                                    
     $500,000 between  the FY  18 budget  request and  FY 16                                                                    
     actual  expenditures.  This  amendment is  intended  to                                                                    
     encourage the Department to manage  its own budget more                                                                    
     prudently.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     Alaska Military Youth Academy                                                                                              
     H MVA 8  - Alignment of the FY 18  budget request to FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A reduction  of $183,300 in the  Personal Services line                                                                    
     is made from this allocation  to better align the FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request with  FY 16  actual expenditures  which                                                                    
     increased by $216,600 between these  two years. This is                                                                    
     accomplished  by deleting  one of  17 AMYA  Team Leader                                                                    
     positions   and  one   of  10   Food  Service   Journey                                                                    
     positions.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     A  reduction  of  $100,000 in  the  Services  line  for                                                                    
     Education  Services is  made  from  this allocation  to                                                                    
     align  the  FY 18  budget  request  with FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures  of $113,800  which increased  by $100,000                                                                    
     between  these two  years. An  additional reduction  of                                                                    
     $25,000 in the Services  line for State Equipment Fleet                                                                    
     costs is made from this  allocation to better align the                                                                    
     FY 18 budget request with  FY 16 actual expenditures of                                                                    
     $101,800.  There was  an  increase  of $24,000  between                                                                    
     these two years.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
12:09:01 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     H MVA 9  - To align the  FY 18 budget request  to FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A reduction of $50,000 in  the Travel line for In-State                                                                    
     Employee Travel  is made from this  allocation to align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures  of  $22,100.  There was  an  increase  of                                                                    
     $50,000   between  these   two  years.   An  additional                                                                    
     reduction of  $25,000 in the  Travel line  for In-State                                                                    
     Non-Employee Travel is also made from this allocation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                      
     Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol                                                                                            
     H DPS  7 - Align  State Equipment Fleet  Funding Closer                                                                    
     to FY16 Actuals                                                                                                            
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures for  state equipment  fleet                                                                    
     costs in  this allocation  were $68,400  and the  FY 18                                                                    
     Governor's budget  request is $790,000.  This amendment                                                                    
     reduces  the FY  18 budget  request by  $700,000. State                                                                    
     equipment  fleet costs  include fuel,  fixed costs  for                                                                    
     asset maintenance, maintenance  and repair services not                                                                    
     included  as a  fixed asset  cost, fixed  cost services                                                                    
     for  equipment replacement,  unallowable A87  expenses,                                                                    
     and repairs and maintenance services.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                      
     Search and Rescue                                                                                                          
     H  DPS 12  - Alignment  of FY18  Services Line  to FY16                                                                    
     Actual Expenditures                                                                                                        
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment  reduces the Services  line item  to the                                                                    
     actual FY 16 expenditure  level in some categories. For                                                                    
     example, actual  equipment maintenance  totaled $59,000                                                                    
     in FY16; however, the amount  requested in the FY 18 is                                                                    
     $158,900,    approximately    $100,000   over    actual                                                                    
     expenditures.  The remaining  reduction of  $58,000 can                                                                    
     be  taken in  other  Services line  categories such  as                                                                    
     training materials  and printing costs where  actual FY                                                                    
     16  expenditures  are  less   than  the  FY  18  budget                                                                    
     request.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                      
     Rural Trooper Housing                                                                                                      
     H  DPS  13  -  Alignment   of  FY  18  to  FY16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures                                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment  reduces the Services line  item in some                                                                    
     categories  to  the  FY 16  actual  expenditure  level.                                                                    
     Actual utility costs were $565,700  in FY 16 and the FY                                                                    
     18 budget  request is $845,000. Therefore,  a reduction                                                                    
     of   $279,300   is   made   to   the   Services   line.                                                                    
     Additionally,  Rural Trooper  Housing unit  lease costs                                                                    
     were  $1,548,900 in  FY  16 and  the  FY 18  Governor's                                                                    
     budget request  is $1,885,000. An  additional reduction                                                                    
     of $336,100  made to  the Services  line item  for this                                                                    
     increase. The  total amount of these  two reductions is                                                                    
     $615,400 and is reflected in this amendment.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                      
     Statewide Drug and Alcohol Enforcement Unit                                                                                
    H DPS 15 - Align Personal Services to FY16 Actuals                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures  in  the Personal  Services                                                                    
     line  item were  $4,858,900  and the  FY 18  Governor's                                                                    
     budget request  is $5,915,100, which is  an increase of                                                                    
     $1,056,200 over  FY 16 actual  expenditures. Therefore,                                                                    
     a  reduction of  $1,056,200  in  the Personal  Services                                                                    
     line  is made  to this  allocation to  align the  FY 18                                                                    
     budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
12:12:23 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Troopers                                                                                                      
     Statewide Drug and Alcohol Enforcement Unit                                                                                
     H  DPS  17 -  Align  Equipment  Fleet Funding  to  FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for  state  equipment  fleet costs  such  as  fuel  and                                                                    
     variable maintenance and  repair services were $191,100                                                                    
     and  the FY  18 Budget  request for  this line  item is                                                                    
     $300,000. This  is an increase  of $108,900 over  FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.  This amendment makes  a reduction                                                                    
     of $108,900 to  the Services line item to  align the FY                                                                    
     18 budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                                            
     H DPS  31 - Alignment  of the FY18 budget  request with                                                                    
     FY16  actual  expenditures. Offered  by  Representative                                                                    
     Wilson                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Actual expenditures in the  Personal Services line item                                                                    
     were $324,000 in FY 16 and  the FY 18 budget request is                                                                    
     $469,700, which is  an increase of $145,600  over FY 16                                                                    
     actual   expenditures.   Therefore,  a   reduction   of                                                                    
     $145,700 is  being made to  the Personal  Services line                                                                    
     item  to align  the FY  18  budget request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                            
     H DPS  32 - Alignment  of FY18 Budget with  FY16 actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Reduce grants to victim services  programs to carry out                                                                    
     the statewide  mission of the  council to the  level of                                                                    
     FY 16  actual expenditures.  Actual expenditures  in FY                                                                    
     16 were  $13,565,900 and  the FY  18 budget  request is                                                                    
     $14,302,700, which  is an increase of  $736,800 over FY                                                                    
     16  actual  expenditures.  Therefore,  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $736,800  to the  Grants line  item is  being taken  in                                                                    
     this allocation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support                                                                                                          
     Statewide Information Technology Services                                                                                  
     H  DPS  41 -  Align  Services  Funding Closer  to  FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The Department's FY 18 budget  request for the Services                                                                    
     line  item  is  $3,194,100  compared to  FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures  of $2,077,400.  This  is  an increase  of                                                                    
     $1,116,700  over  FY  16 expenditures.  Some  increases                                                                    
     appear necessary  such as the  RSA with the  new Shared                                                                    
     Services Division  in the Department  of Administration                                                                    
     for  $223,400. This  amendment reduces  this line  item                                                                    
     for other  increases, such as the  $420,000 increase in                                                                    
     software  maintenance and  license contracts,  and will                                                                    
     require  the  Department  to exercise  additional  cost                                                                    
     containment measures.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support                                                                                                          
     Statewide Information Technology Service                                                                                   
     H DPS  42 -  Align Commodities  Funding Closer  to FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The  Department's   FY  18   budget  request   for  the                                                                    
     commodities line item  is $124,600 more than  the FY 16                                                                    
     actual   expenditures.  The   increases   are  due   to                                                                    
     increased budgets  for items  such as  office supplies,                                                                    
     furniture,  books,  monitors, protective  clothing  and                                                                    
     first aid  kits. This amendment reduces  this line item                                                                    
     for these increases and will  require the Department to                                                                    
     exercise  additional cost  containment measures.  FY 16                                                                    
     actual expenditures  in the Commodities line  item were                                                                    
     $283,800  and the  FY 18  Governor's budget  request is                                                                    
     $408,400, which is  an increase of $124,600  over FY 16                                                                    
     actual   expenditures.   Therefore,  a   reduction   of                                                                    
     $100,000 in the Personal Services  line is made to this                                                                    
     allocation  to  more closely  align  the  FY 18  budget                                                                    
     request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Information Systems and Services                                                                                           
     H DOT  7 - Alignment of  the FY 18 budget  request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actuals.                                                                                                             
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for information technology were  $918,400 and the FY 18                                                                    
     budget  request  for  this   line  item  is  $1,139,000                                                                    
     resulting  in  an  increase  of  $220,600  over  FY  16                                                                    
     expenditures.  This  amendment  makes  a  reduction  of                                                                    
     $200,000 from  the Services line to  more closely align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures leaving $939,000 in this allocation.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Southcoast Region Support Services                                                                                         
     H DOT 10  - Aligns the FY 18 budget  request for travel                                                                    
     with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment makes  a reduction of $30,000  to the FY                                                                    
     18  budget request  from the  Travel line  for In-State                                                                    
     Employee travel  to align the  FY 18 budget  request of                                                                    
    $48,000 with FY 16 actual expenditures of $18,800.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
12:17:09 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Statewide Aviation                                                                                                         
     H DOT 11 - Alignment of  the FY 18 budget request to FY                                                                    
     16 actuals.                                                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for    inspections/testing,   maintenance    management                                                                    
    collection fees and enterprise technology fees were                                                                         
     $0 dollars and  the FY 18 budget request  for this line                                                                    
     item is  $223,100 resulting in an  increase of $223,100                                                                    
     over  FY  16  expenditures.   This  amendment  makes  a                                                                    
     reduction of  $100,000 from this  line item  and allows                                                                    
     for  an   increase  of  $123,100  over   FY  16  actual                                                                    
     expenditures leaving $141,800 in this allocation.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Design, Engineering and Construction                                                                                       
     Southcoast Design and Engineering Services                                                                                 
     H DOT  18 - Align the  FY 18 budget request  for office                                                                    
     equipment with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     FY 16 actual expenditures  in the Commodities line item                                                                    
     for  computer,  monitor  and printer  replacement  were                                                                    
     $36,400  and the  FY 18  budget request  for this  line                                                                    
     item is  $103,200 resulting in  an increase  of $66,800                                                                    
     over  FY  16  expenditures.   This  amendment  makes  a                                                                    
     reduction of $66,800  from this line item  to align the                                                                    
     FY 18 budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Highways, Aviation and Facilities                                                                                          
     Central Region Facilities                                                                                                  
     H DOT 22 - Closely align  the FY 18 budget request with                                                                    
     FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for  other repairs  and maintenance  were $110,000  and                                                                    
     the  FY  18  budget  request  for  this  line  item  is                                                                    
     $241,800 resulting  in an increase of  $131,800 over FY                                                                    
     16 expenditures.  This amendment  makes a  reduction of                                                                    
     $100,000 to this  line item to closely align  the FY 18                                                                    
     budget request with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Highways, Aviation and Facilities                                                                                          
     Central Region Facilities                                                                                                  
     H  DOT 25  -  Align FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures in the Services line.                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for other  maintenance and  repair costs  were $110,000                                                                    
     and  the FY  18 budget  request for  this line  item is                                                                    
     $241,800 resulting  in an increase of  $131,800 over FY                                                                    
     16 expenditures.  This amendment  makes a  reduction of                                                                    
     $50,000 from  the Services line to  reduce expenditures                                                                    
     while allowing for  an increase of $81,800  over the FY                                                                    
     16 actual expenditures.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Marine Vessel Operations                                                                                                   
     H DOT 28  - Align the FY 18 budget  request with the FY                                                                    
     16 Actuals                                                                                                                 
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for deck  and engine logbooks, menu  layout, purser and                                                                    
     stewards forms,  laundry services and  commission agent                                                                    
     fees were  $541,400 and  the FY  18 budget  request for                                                                    
     this line item is $800,000  resulting in an increase of                                                                    
     $258,600   over  FY   16   actual  expenditures.   This                                                                    
     amendment  makes  a  reduction  of  $200,000  from  the                                                                    
     Services  line and  allows for  an increase  of $58,600                                                                    
     over  FY 16  actual  expenditures  leaving $600,000  in                                                                    
     this allocation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Reservations and Marketing                                                                                                 
     H  DOT 34  -  Align FY  18 budget  request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual personal service expenditures.                                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures  in  the Personal  Services                                                                    
     line item were $1,429,100 and  the FY 18 budget request                                                                    
     for  this  line  item  is $1,561,900  resulting  in  an                                                                    
     increase  of $132,800  over  FY  16 expenditures.  This                                                                    
     amendment makes a reduction of  $132,800 from this line                                                                    
     item  to align  the FY  18  budget request  with FY  16                                                                    
     actual expenditures.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
12:21:36 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Reservations and Marketing                                                                                                 
     H  DOT  35  -  Align  the  FY  18  budget  request  for                                                                    
     advertising with FY 16 actual expenditures.                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY  16 actual  expenditures in  the Services  line item                                                                    
     for  advertising  in  state and  national  publications                                                                    
     were  $76,900 and  the FY  18 budget  request for  this                                                                    
     line  item  is $299,900  resulting  in  an increase  of                                                                    
     $223,000 over FY 16  expenditures. This amendment makes                                                                    
     a reduction  of $223,000 from  this line item  to align                                                                    
     the   FY  18   budget   request  with   FY  16   actual                                                                    
     expenditures.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson would now review the amendments                                                                           
offered by Representative Tilton:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Shared Services of Alaska                                                                                                  
     Non-Public Building Fund Facilities                                                                                        
     H  DOA  16  -  Decrease  to  Non-Public  Building  Fund                                                                    
    Facilities Based on FY16 Actual x Inflation Factor                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 18Gov-(16Actual*InflationAdjustment).                                                                     
     $481.4 - ($437.3*1.035)                                                                                                    
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -28.7                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support Services                                                                                                 
     Administrative Services                                                                                                    
     H  DGF  23  -  Decrease UGF  spending  to  FY16  Actual                                                                    
     adjusted for inflation.                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease  is 18  Gov -  (16Actual*1.035) providing                                                                    
     FY16 Actual funding adjusted for inflation.                                                                                
     1007 I/A Rcpts (Other)   -1,586.3                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Boards of Fisheries and Game                                                                                               
     H  DFG  24  -  Decrease UGF  spending  to  FY16  Actual                                                                    
     adjusted for inflation.                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (1232.8) - (863.9*1.035)                                                                                                   
     894.1365 - 1232.8 = -338.664                                                                                               
     (Page 13 & 14 - 30-GH1855A)                                                                                                
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -338.7                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                                                                       
     H HSS 17 - Decrease to grants to reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 18Gov - 16Actual*InflAdj (3.5%)                                                                           
     1880.4 - (1471*1.035)                                                                                                      
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) -357.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Behavioral Health Administration                                                                                           
     H   HSS   18   -    Decrease   to   Behavioral   Health                                                                    
     Administration  travel  and  services to  reflect  FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is  16Actual*Inflation Adjustment - 18Gov                                                                    
     (465.5*1.035) - 718.6                                                                                                      
     The  split between  travel and  services maintains  the                                                                    
     funding   ratio    from   16Actual    (Travel=15%   and                                                                    
     Services=85%)                                                                                                              
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -236.8                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Residential Child Care                                                                                                     
     H HSS  27 - Decrease  to Residential Child  Care travel                                                                    
     and services to reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (16Actual Travel & Services*1.035) - 18Gov                                                                                 
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -188.8                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
12:26:07 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Children's Services                                                                                                        
     Children's Services Management                                                                                             
     H HSS  30 - Decrease to  Children's Services Management                                                                    
     services to reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                           
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     16Actual 1004(UGF)*1.035 - 18Gov 1004(UGF)                                                                                 
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -20.5                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Health Care Services                                                                                                       
     Residential Licensing                                                                                                      
     H HSS 33 - Reduction to services based on FY16 actual                                                                      
     expenditures                                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This reduction is 16Actual+InfAdj - 18Gov.                                                                                 
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) -119.2                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Health Care Services                                                                                                       
     Medical Assistance Administration                                                                                          
     H   HSS   34   -   Decrease   to   Medical   Assistance                                                                    
    Administration services to align with FY16 Actuals                                                                          
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     16Actual 1004 (UGF)*1.035 - 18Gov 1004 (UGF)                                                                               
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -1,015.0                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                                           
     Probation Services                                                                                                         
     H HSS 52 - Decrease to Probation Services travel to                                                                        
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Reduces travel to 16Actual*InflationAdj - 18Gov.                                                                           
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -62.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                                           
     Youth Courts                                                                                                               
     H HSS 58 - Decrease Youth Courts travel and grants to                                                                      
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 16Actual*InflationAdj-18Gov.                                                                              
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -47.2                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Juvenile Justice                                                                                                           
     Juvenile Justice Health Care                                                                                               
     H HSS 60 - Decrease to Juvenile Justice Healthcare to                                                                      
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
    This decrease is 16Actual 1004 (UGF)*1.035 - 18Gov.                                                                         
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -79.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Adult Public Assistance                                                                                                    
     H HSS 62 - Decrease to Adult Public Assistance to                                                                          
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 16Actual*1.075 - 18Gov.                                                                                   
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -2,096.7                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Public Assistance Field Services                                                                                           
     H HSS 68  - Decrease to services  for public assistance                                                                    
     field services to reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                     
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     There  has been  some  significant  changes in  funding                                                                    
     sources between  16Actual and  18Gov. This  decrease is                                                                    
     16Actual(1003+1004)*1.035(estimated       rate       of                                                                    
     inflation)-18Gov(1003+1004).  The  reductions  by  fund                                                                    
     sources reflect the percentage of the 18Gov.                                                                               
     1003 G/F Match (UGF)     -1,237.5                                                                                          
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -461.2                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     Quality Control                                                                                                            
     H HSS 71 - Decrease  to Quality Control to reflect FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY16Actual 1004 (UGF)*1.035 - 18Gov 1004 (UGF)                                                                             
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -30.9                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     Women, Children and Family Health                                                                                          
     H  HSS  77  -  Decrease to  services  to  reflect  FY16                                                                    
     Actuals                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The formula for this decrease is as follows:                                                                               
     = AVG((16Actual*1.035)+18GOV))-18GOV                                                                                       
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) -497.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     Bureau of Vital Statistics                                                                                                 
     H HSS  82 - Decrease  to Bureau of Vital  Statistics to                                                                    
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This   reduction   is  16Actual*InflationAdjustment   -                                                                    
     18Gov.                                                                                                                     
     (42.7*1.035) - 143.4                                                                                                       
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -99.2                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
12:30:42 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     Administrative Support Services                                                                                            
     H HSS 95 - Decrease to Admin Support Services to                                                                           
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     16Actual Services*1.035 - 18Gov (rounded to the                                                                            
     nearest decimal point).                                                                                                    
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -875.0                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     Facilities Management                                                                                                      
     H HSS 97 - Decrease to Facilities Management to                                                                            
     reflect FY16 Actuals                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 16Actual 1004 (UGF)*1.035 - 18Gov                                                                         
     1004 (UGF).                                                                                                                
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -12.3                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     HSS State Facilities Rent                                                                                                  
     H HSS 101 - Decrease to HSS Facilities Rent to reflect                                                                     
     FY16 Actuals                                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This decrease is 16Actual*InflAdj - 18Gov                                                                                  
     = (2948.5*1.035) 3051.7 - 3185.4                                                                                           
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -133.7                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson opined that  not all of the amendments                                                                    
just returned  to actual numbers. She  thought going through                                                                    
the  amendments individually  would have  allowed people  to                                                                    
vote up or  down on each amendment. She pointed  out that in                                                                    
the packet there were position  control numbers (PCN's) that                                                                    
were  deleted by  the governor  or the  departments but  the                                                                    
corresponding funding  had not been removed.  She also noted                                                                    
that   for  some   of  the   major   increases  there   were                                                                    
explanations provided in  the detail. She found  many of the                                                                    
increases in the areas of  travel, services, and commodities                                                                    
without  an explanation  for  them. In  many  of the  areas,                                                                    
including Juvenile  Justice, the  data showed a  decrease in                                                                    
the number  of people  served, but  there were  increases to                                                                    
the associated budget. She noted  there were areas where she                                                                    
found an increase in personnel.  She also found decreases in                                                                    
personnel  but  increases  in  the  personnel  appropriation                                                                    
line.  The premise  of she  and her  colleague was  to start                                                                    
with FY16 actuals. She thought  using numbers from a certain                                                                    
point  in time  to compare  to current  spending was  a good                                                                    
approach.  She  had  tediously examined  budget  details  to                                                                    
understand the reasoning for  adding personnel or increasing                                                                    
appropriations. She did not bring  several of her amendments                                                                    
to the  subcommittee process  because she  had been  told to                                                                    
bring  them to  the full  finance committee.  She asked  for                                                                    
support from members.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
12:34:48 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt asked for a fifteen minute "At Ease."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  indicated that  a vote  would be  taken and                                                                    
the meeting would adjourn until 1:30 p.m.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                      
OPPOSED: Kawasaki,  Ortiz, Gara, Grenn,  Guttenberg, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The  MOTION FAILED  (4/7).  Amendment H  DOA  10 as  amended                                                                    
FAILED.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB  57  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB  59  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  indicated  that  the  committee  would  be                                                                    
addressing  the  remainder  of the  amendments,  which  were                                                                    
formatted separately and would be taken up individually.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 57 Additional Amendment Packet.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 FY16 Actuals Amendment Packet.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 Language Amendment Packet.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 Premium Pay Amendment Packet.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 FY16 Actuals Explanation.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 Premium Pay Explanation.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57
HB 57 Documents in Opposition4 3.6.17.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
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HB 57 Documents in Support4 3.6.17.pdf HFIN 3/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 57