Legislature(2019 - 2020)ADAMS ROOM 519

05/15/2019 09:00 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --
-- Continued from 05/14/19 at 1:30 pm --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 43 EXTEND BIG GAME BOARD; OUTFITTER LICENSE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SB 43(FIN) Out of Committee
+= SB 10 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 10 Out of Committee
+= SB 16 ALCOHOL LIC:FAIRS,THEATRES,CONCERTS;BONDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS SB 16(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 79 PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
SENATE BILL NO. 10                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                              
     Statewide Suicide Prevention Council; and providing                                                                        
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:01:19 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:01:40 AM                                                                                                                    
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Co-Chair  Wilson drew  attention  to the  new fiscal  impact                                                                    
note  from  the Department  of  Health  and Social  Services                                                                    
(DHSS)/House  Finance  Committee,   Behavioral  Health,  OMB                                                                    
Component Number  2651. She read directly  from the comments                                                                    
box on the first page:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     This revised  fiscal note reflects  a funding  level of                                                                    
     $400.0 for  pass-through grants in  FY20. Additionally,                                                                    
     the following intent language will be added:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     It is the intent of  the legislature that grant funding                                                                    
     be divided  50% to  rural school  districts and  50% to                                                                    
     urban school  districts. Further,  it is the  intent of                                                                    
     the  legislature that  the  Suicide Prevention  Council                                                                    
     and the  Department of Education and  Early Development                                                                    
     work  together to  develop  a long-term  sustainability                                                                    
     plan for  suicide prevention training. The  plan should                                                                    
     include implementation  of a "Train the  Trainer" model                                                                    
     so  districts can  provide ongoing  training. The  plan                                                                    
     should be  submitted to the  Presiding Officers  of the                                                                    
     legislature  and the  Legislative  Finance Division  by                                                                    
     December 1, 2019                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Wilson  thanked   Representative  Tarr   for  her                                                                    
comments   regarding  the   language.   She  reported   that                                                                    
obtaining   detailed  information   about  the   grants  was                                                                    
difficult,  and  she  wanted to  ensure  the  grantees  were                                                                    
getting  the  right  type  of  training. She  had spoken  to                                                                    
Commissioner  Johnson,  Commissioner, Department  of  Health                                                                    
and Social Services  (DHSS) and with his  permission put his                                                                    
comments  on  record:  "He commits  to  working  during  the                                                                    
interim on  transparency and accountability with  the school                                                                    
districts on these grants going  forward to ensure that when                                                                    
a suicide  happens the  right team  would respond  and focus                                                                    
more on  the prevention  portion and help  students identify                                                                    
when they  might be experiencing  major issues  and identify                                                                    
who receives  the reporting.  She  noted that the  grant was                                                                    
made   a  one-time   increment.  She   requested  that   the                                                                    
department  testify  to  the   committee  in  the  following                                                                    
session  to discuss  the improvements  regarding the  intent                                                                    
language and whether it implemented  the "Train the Trainer"                                                                    
model. Currently,  the program  consists of  online training                                                                    
for teachers  and others. She  envisioned the  program aimed                                                                    
more directly  at the  students. She  thanked the  House and                                                                    
Senate  bill sponsors  for assisting  with  the changes  and                                                                    
felt the changes were positive.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:04:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Carpenter appreciated  the  new language  in                                                                    
the fiscal note.  However, he was concerned  with being able                                                                    
to   measure  the  effectiveness  of the  program. He  noted                                                                    
that  the suicide  rate had  hardly decreased  in the  seven                                                                    
years the  program was operating. He  questioned whether the                                                                    
program  was effective  in  preventing  suicides. He  wanted                                                                    
 some  sort  of a  gauge   to  ensure the  training  reduced                                                                    
suicide.  He opined  that the  state  provided training  was                                                                    
unable to address the real  issue that existed at the family                                                                    
and community level. He thought  the state would be spending                                                                    
a  significant amount  of money  yet, not  address the  root                                                                    
cause of the problem.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:06:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson did not believe  some of his statements were                                                                    
accurate. She spoke  of her experience with being  a part of                                                                    
the  state   education  taskforce   when  the   program  was                                                                    
initially   implemented.  The   taskforce   traveled  to   a                                                                    
community  and created  a student  taskforce  in the  school                                                                    
district  that  were  trained   to  communicate  with  other                                                                    
students. The  school had  the highest  suicide rate  in the                                                                    
state  and currently  had the  lowest rate  of suicide.  The                                                                    
students   learned  to   identify  when   a  classmate   was                                                                    
experiencing  problems and  had a  reporting mechanism.  She                                                                    
indicated  that Representative  Carpenter could  be correct.                                                                    
However, the  changes added parameters to  the grant program                                                                    
and  alerted the  council to  the committees   concerns. She                                                                    
knew of  programs that were  effective in lowering  the rate                                                                    
of suicide.  She agreed the  problem began at home,  but the                                                                    
student brought the  issues to school and  expressed them to                                                                    
their peers. She advocated for  providing proper training to                                                                    
students to  be able to  recognize when their peers  were in                                                                    
trouble  and how  to  respond. She  believed  in making  the                                                                    
program accountable  and enable the collection  and analysis                                                                    
of  statistical  data  that   was  available.  She  had  had                                                                    
personal  discussions  with  folks in  communities  and  the                                                                    
legislature  and emphasized  that all  wanted to  reduce the                                                                    
number of suicides in the state.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:09:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Carpenter wanted to  see the data showing the                                                                    
effectiveness of  the program. He agreed  and understood the                                                                    
need to  prevent and  reduce suicide in  the state  and that                                                                    
some  type  of  training  was  warranted.   He  relayed  his                                                                    
personal   experience   of  receiving   suicide   prevention                                                                    
training  for over  20 years.  He  had not  heard about  the                                                                    
effectiveness  of  the  states    program.  He  was  looking                                                                    
forward to seeing  the results of the  program the following                                                                    
session.                                                                                                                        
Co-Chair Wilson thought  the committee had made  it clear to                                                                    
the commissioner  he would be held  accountable. She related                                                                    
that the grant had previously  been a pass through grant and                                                                    
the  commissioner  was  aware   that  the  committee  wanted                                                                    
details by school  district. She intended to  hear from each                                                                    
member  of  the  council  regarding  implementation  of  the                                                                    
changes in the following session.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:11:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Johnston MOVED  to report SB 10  out of Committee                                                                    
with individual recommendations  and the accompanying fiscal                                                                    
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SB  10  was REPORTED  out  of  committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                    
recommendation and with one new  fiscal impact note from the                                                                    
House  Finance Committee  for the  Department of  Health and                                                                    
Social Services.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:11:28 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:14:15 AM                                                                                                                    
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HB079 Letter of Support Adam Lust 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
HB 79
HB079 Letter of Concern Baxter 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Adams 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Alaska Fire Chiefs Association Styers 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Albright 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Badalich 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Barbeau 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Barnes 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Bell 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Bender 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Biederman 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Bird 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Blackburn 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support BMolle 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Booher 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Bowey 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support CKiewik 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support BPierson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Buchta 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Bundy 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Buness 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support CHanson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Davies 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Dennis 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support DGregg 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support DJones 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Duffy 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Farrel 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Fellman 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Fenton 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Fifer 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Forth 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Foster 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Fraize 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Fuchs 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Glorioso 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Gunderson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Hanson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Harvey 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Harley 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Hawbaker 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Head 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Hendricks 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support HGallien 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Holeman 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Huf 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Jeffers 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Jensen 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Jones 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support JWolcott 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Joyner 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Karlberg 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Keene 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Kiewik 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Kneaper 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Kopplin 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Kroenig 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Lamphier 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Lewis 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Lex 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Marcini 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Mayes 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support McConnel 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support McDonald 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Meinhardt 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Molle 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support O'Connor 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Ohms 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Pereira 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Peterson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support PGregg 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Pierson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Potter 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Presser 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Quinton 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Robertson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Rojas-Villarreal 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Romero 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Schneider 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support SGallien 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Simonds 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Smith 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Spohn 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Stage-Harvey 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Stiler 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Strahan 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Thompson 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Upchurch 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Vierra 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Wagner 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Winn 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Wallace 5.12.2019 (2).pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Wallace 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Walters 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Wells 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Whitney 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB079 Letter of Support Winegarner 5.12.2019.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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HB 79 PERS Plan Comparison.pdf HFIN 5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
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