Legislature(2019 - 2020)ADAMS 519

02/24/2020 01:30 PM FINANCE

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01:41:52 PM Start
01:42:56 PM HB234
01:54:05 PM HB205 || HB206
01:54:19 PM Governors Amendments
02:43:44 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 205 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 206 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 234 APPROP:SUPP; REAPPROP; CAP; AMEND; CBR TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HOUSE BILL NO. 205                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain    programs;    capitalizing   funds;    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. 206                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:54:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^GOVERNORS AMENDMENTS                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:54:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster   communicated  that   Legislative  Finance                                                                    
Division (LFD) analysts  were on hand for  any questions. He                                                                    
noted  that the  first amendment  - Amendment  GA-A -  was a                                                                    
technical fix from the Office of Management and Budget.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA-A (copy on                                                                        
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Correcting Salary Adjustments                                                                                              
     Total                    -2,304.8                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Objects of Expenditure:                                                                                                    
     Personal Services        -2,304.8                                                                                          
     Travel                   0.0                                                                                               
     Services                 0.0                                                                                               
     Commodities              0.0                                                                                               
     Capital Outlay           0.0                                                                                               
     Grants, Benefits         0.0                                                                                               
     Miscellaneous            0.0                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Funding Sources:                                                                                                           
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed)     -151.2                                                                                            
     1003 GF/Match (UGF)      -88.6                                                                                             
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF)      -190.4                                                                                            
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF)       -32.9                                                                                             
     1007 I/A Rcpts (Other)   -309.2                                                                                            
     1017 Group Ben (Other)   0.1                                                                                               
     1018 EVOS Civil (Other)  -0.1                                                                                              
     1024 Fish/Game (Other)   1.5                                                                                               
     1026 HwyCapital (Other)  -247.7                                                                                            
     1027 IntAirport (Other)  -451.4                                                                                            
     1029 PERS Trust (Other)  0.4                                                                                               
     1033 Surpl Prop (Fed)    0.1                                                                                               
     1036 Cm Fish Ln (DGF)    -1.0                                                                                              
     1037 GF/MH (UGF)         -25.0                                                                                             
     1040 Real Est (DGF)      -0.1                                                                                              
     1045 Nat Guard (Other)   -0.1                                                                                              
     1050 PFD Fund (Other)    7.9                                                                                               
     1052 Oil/Haz Fd (DGF)    -4.0                                                                                              
     1055 IA/OIL HAZ (Other)  3.0                                                                                               
     1061 CIP Rcpts (Other)   -453.7                                                                                            
     1076 Marine Hwy (DGF)    -15.4                                                                                             
     1081 Info Svc (Other)    -0.9                                                                                              
     1092 MHTAAR (Other)      -1.8                                                                                              
     1093 Clean Air (Other)   -0.1                                                                                              
     1104 AMBB Rcpts (Other)  -0.1                                                                                              
     1105 PF Gross (Other)    -0.8                                                                                              
     1108 Stat Desig (Other)  -11.8                                                                                             
     1109 Test Fish (DGF)     -0.2                                                                                              
     1133 CSSD Admin (Fed)    -0.1                                                                                              
     1141 RCA Rcpts (DGF)     1.8                                                                                               
     1147 PublicBldg (Other)  0.1                                                                                               
     1153 State Land (DGF)    3.8                                                                                               
     1154 Shore Fish (DGF)    0.1                                                                                               
     1155 Timber Rcp (DGF)    0.6                                                                                               
     1156 Rcpt Svcs (DGF)     -1.3                                                                                              
     1157 Wrkrs Safe (DGF)    -17.4                                                                                             
     1162 AOGCC Rct (DGF)     6.3                                                                                               
     1164 Rural Dev (DGF)     -0.1                                                                                              
     1168 Tob ED/CES (DGF)    -0.8                                                                                              
     1171 Rest Just (Other)   -27.9                                                                                             
     1172 Bldg Safe (DGF)     -16.1                                                                                             
     1200 VehRntlTax (DGF)    -27.1                                                                                             
     1201 CFEC Rcpts (DGF)    -0.6                                                                                              
     1205 Ocn Ranger (Other)  0.1                                                                                               
     1214 WhitTunnel (Other)  -0.2                                                                                              
     1215 UCR Rcpts (Other)   -0.4                                                                                              
     1220 Crime VCF (Other)   0.1                                                                                               
     1230 CleanAdmin (Other)  0.1                                                                                               
     1231 DrinkAdmin (Other)  -0.1                                                                                              
     1232 ISPF-I/A (Other)    -0.2                                                                                              
     1236 AK LNG I/A (Other)  0.1                                                                                               
     1239 AvFuel Tax (Other)  -34.7                                                                                             
     1244 AirptRcpts (Other)  -15.5                                                                                             
     1245 AirPrt IA (Other)  0.1                                                                                                
     1246 RcdvsmFund (DGF)    -5.4                                                                                              
     1249 Motor Fuel (DGF)    -196.6                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Positions                                                                                                                  
     Perm Full Time 0                                                                                                           
     Perm Part Time 0                                                                                                           
     Temporary 0                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Funding Summary Unrestricted General (UGF) -304.0                                                                          
     Designated General (DGF)  -306.4                                                                                           
     Other State Funds (Other) -1,543.2                                                                                         
     Federal Receipts (Fed)    -151.2                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA-A was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
1:55:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 1 (copy on                                                                        
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Centralized Administrative Services                                                                                        
     Retirement and Benefits                                                                                                    
     GA 1 Fee for Mandatory Patient-Centered Outcomes                                                                           
     Research                                                                                                                   
     Institute Due to Affordable Care Act (FY14-FY31)                                                                           
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 169.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:56:10 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:00:07 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster relayed there were 64 governor amendments,                                                                      
but some would be bundled together. He asked LFD staff to                                                                       
come to the table in preparation for questions.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked Co-Chair Johnston to restate her                                                                          
previous motion.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston restated her motion to adopt Amendment                                                                        
GA 1.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 1 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:01:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 2 (copy on                                                                        
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Centralized Administrative Services                                                                                        
     Health Plans Administration                                                                                                
     GA 2 AlaskaCare Third-Party Claims Administrator                                                                           
     Contract                                                                                                                   
     1017 Group Ben (Other) 1,000.0                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 2 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:02:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 3 (copy on                                                                        
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Shared Services of Alaska                                                                                                  
     Accounting                                                                                                                 
     GA 3 Program Receipt Authority for Increased                                                                               
     Collection                                                                                                                 
     Activity and Vendor Fee Revenue                                                                                            
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) 500.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 3 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Foster  relayed   the  committee   was  currently                                                                    
considering  governor's  amendments  for the  Department  of                                                                    
Administration.  He explained  that the  subcommittee chairs                                                                    
for each department would make the amendment motions.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendments GA 4, GA 33,                                                                        
and GA 34 (copy on file):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Office of Information Technology                                                                                           
     Alaska Division of Information Technology                                                                                  
     GA 4 Transfer Administrative Assistant II (02-6512)                                                                        
     from Alaska Division of IT to State of Alaska                                                                              
     Telecommunication System                                                                                                   
     Appropriation Total * *                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     State of Alaska Telecommunications System                                                                                  
     GA 33 Add Authority to Align with Anticipated                                                                              
     Expenditures                                                                                                               
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 280.5                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     GA 34 Transfer Administrative Assistant II (02-6512)                                                                       
     from Alaska Division of IT to State of Alaska                                                                              
     Telecommunications System                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA  4, GA 33, and GA 34                                                                    
were ADOPTED.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:03:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment  GA 5  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Legal and Advocacy Services                                                                                                
     Office of Public Advocacy                                                                                                  
     GA 5 MH Trust: Dis Justice - Public Guardian Position                                                                      
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 91.5                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 5 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:03:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster relayed  that Amendment L GA 6  would not be                                                                    
offered (copy on file):                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
    L GA 6 Add Carryforward Language in Number Section                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster explained that the  item had been previously                                                                    
adopted by  the subcommittee.  He asked  LFD to  explain the                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ALEXEI  PAINTER,  ANALYST,   LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE  DIVISION,                                                                    
explained  that  Amendment  GA   6  would  add  carryforward                                                                    
language to  the Alaska Oil and  Gas Conservation Commission                                                                    
(AOGCC) that had inadvertently been  left out of the budget.                                                                    
The  subcommittee  already  added the  wordage,  making  the                                                                    
amendment unnecessary.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:04:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wool MOVED  to ADOPT Amendments GA  7, GA 31,                                                                    
and  GA  32  pertaining   to  the  Department  of  Commerce,                                                                    
Community and Economic Development (copy on file):                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission                                                                                 
     GA 7 Transfer from the Department of Law for Technical                                                                     
     Adjustment                                                                                                                 
     1162 AOGCC Rct (DGF) 224.8                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Civil   Division    Except   Contracts    Relating   to                                                                    
    Interpretation of Janus v AFSCME Natural Resources                                                                          
     GA 31 Reverse Deleted Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation                                                                      
     Commission Receipts for Technical Correction                                                                               
     1162 AOGCC Rct (DGF) 224.8                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     GA 32 Transfer Authority to Department of Commerce,                                                                        
     Community and Economic Development for Technical                                                                           
     Adjustment                                                                                                                 
     1162 AOGCC Rct (DGF) -224.8                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA 7, GA 31, and GA 32                                                                     
were ADOPTED.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:05:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster moved to governor's amendments for the                                                                          
Department of Corrections.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wool MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 8 (copy on                                                                      
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Administrative Services                                                                                                    
     GA 8 Add Authority for Fixed Costs                                                                                         
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 317.3                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 8 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:06:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wool MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 9 (copy on                                                                      
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Information Technology MIS                                                                                                 
     GA 9 Add Authority for Fixed Costs                                                                                         
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 837.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 9 was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:06:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  relayed  that  Amendment GA  10  had  been                                                                    
adopted by the  subcommittee and would not  be offered (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Population Management                                                                                                      
     Out-of-State Contractual                                                                                                   
     GA 10 Delete Authority Requested for Out-of-State                                                                          
     Contract Housing                                                                                                           
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -17,800.0                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked LFD to explain the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KELLY  CUNNINGHAM,  ANALYST, LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE  DIVISION,                                                                    
explained  that  the item  removed  the  request to  fund  a                                                                    
contract to send prisoners out  of state. The department had                                                                    
since retracted the request.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:07:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wool MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment GA 11 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Health and Rehabilitation Services                                                                                         
     Health and Rehabilitation Director's Office                                                                                
     GA 11 Add Authority for Fixed Costs Inc                                                                                    
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 3,200.0                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 11 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:07:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Department of Education  and Early Development on  page 4 of                                                                    
members' packets.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment  GA 12  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Education Support and Administrative Services                                                                              
     Student and School Achievement                                                                                             
     GA 12 Alaska Technical and Vocational Education                                                                            
     Funding                                                                                                                    
     1151 VoTech Ed (DGF) 53.9                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 12 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:08:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment  GA 13  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums                                                                               
     Museum Operations                                                                                                          
     GA 13 Preparing Alaska's Cultural Organizations for                                                                        
     Emergencies Federal Grant (FY21-FY23)                                                                                      
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 211.0                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 13 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:08:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Department  of  Environmental  Conservation  on  page  5  of                                                                    
members' packets.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  relayed  that  Amendment GA  14  had  been                                                                    
adopted by the  subcommittee and would not  be offered (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Environmental Health                                                                                                       
     Environmental Health                                                                                                       
     GA 14 Restore Dairy Program                                                                                                
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 164.6                                                                                                  
     1108 Stat Desig (Other) 15.0                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked LFD to explain Amendment GA 14.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Painter explained  that the  amendment would  reverse a                                                                    
governor's  decrement. The  subcommittee did  not adopt  the                                                                    
decrement; therefore, the reversal was unnecessary.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:08:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Office of the Governor on page 6 of members' packets.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston  MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment GA 15  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Executive Operations                                                                                                       
     Lieutenant Governor                                                                                                        
     GA 15 Add Authority to Continue Providing the Alaska                                                                       
     Administrative Code to Local Governments                                                                                   
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 60.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 15 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:09:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 16 (copy on                                                                       
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Elections                                                                                                                  
     Elections                                                                                                                  
     GA 16 Election Worker Pay Increase                                                                                         
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 236.5                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 16 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:09:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster moved to governor's amendments for the                                                                          
Department of Health and Social Services.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendments GA 17 and GA 18                                                                     
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     GA 17 MH Trust: Partner Access Line-Pediatric Alaska                                                                       
     (PAL- PAK) (FY21-FY23)                                                                                                     
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 89.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Behavioral Health Administration                                                                                           
     GA 18 MH Trust: Peer Support Certification (FY21-FY23)                                                                     
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 125.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA 17 and GA 18 were                                                                       
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:10:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston relayed that Amendment GA 19 would not be                                                                     
offered (copy on file):                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     GA 19 Transfer to Suicide Prevention Council to Extend                                                                     
     Suicide Prevention Council Grant Funding                                                                                   
     1037 GF/MH (UGF) -400.0                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston  MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment GA 20  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on                                                                           
     Alcohol and Drug Abuse                                                                                                     
     GA 20 MH Trust: AMHB/ABADA Research Analyst III                                                                            
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 96.3                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 20 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:10:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  relayed that the  topic in Amendment  GA 21                                                                    
had  already been  addressed by  the subcommittee  and would                                                                    
not be offered (copy on file):                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     Suicide Prevention Council                                                                                                 
     GA 21 Transfer from Behavioral Health Admin to Extend                                                                      
     Suicide Prevention Council Grant Funding                                                                                   
     1037 GF/MH (UGF) 400.0                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston explained that  the amendment pertained to                                                                    
the appropriation  for the Suicide Prevention  Council grant                                                                    
funding, which had already been addressed in subcommittee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:11:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston  MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment GA 22  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Children's Services                                                                                                        
     Foster Care Special Need                                                                                                   
     GA   22   Family    First   Prevention   Services   Act                                                                    
     Implementation                                                                                                             
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 700.0                                                                                                 
     1003 GF/Match (UGF) 700.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 22 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:11:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston  MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment GA 23  (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Children's Services                                                                                                        
     Subsidized Adoptions & Guardianship                                                                                        
     GA 23 Growing Number of Children in Subsidized                                                                             
     Adoptions and Guardianships                                                                                                
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 200.0                                                                                                 
     1003 GF/Match (UGF) 1,000.0                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 23 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:11:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster relayed that Amendment GA 24 had been                                                                           
addressed in subcommittee and would not be offered (copy on                                                                     
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Early Intervention/Infant Learning Programs                                                                                
     GA 24 Delete Authority for Children and Families                                                                           
     Preschool Development Grant                                                                                                
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) -7,000.0                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked Co-Chair Johnston if she would like                                                                       
to speak to the amendment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:12:03 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:12:17 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston explained that Amendment GA 24 pertained                                                                      
to a grant that had not been received by the state.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:12:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendments GA 25, GA 26,                                                                       
and GA 27 (copy on file):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     Senior and Disabilities Services Administration                                                                            
     GA 25 MH Trust: Adult Protective Services III position                                                                     
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 75.0                                                                                                  
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 75.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     Commissioner's Office                                                                                                      
     GA 26 MH Trust: Statewide Designation Evaluation &                                                                         
     Stabilization /Designation Evaluation & Treatment                                                                          
     Coordinator                                                                                                                
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 50.0                                                                                                  
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 75.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     GA 27 MH Trust: Mental Health Professionals off site                                                                       
     evaluations                                                                                                                
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 300.0                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA 25, GA 26, and                                                                          
GA 27 were ADOPTED.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:13:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster moved to the governor's amendments for the                                                                      
Department of Labor and Workforce Development on page 9 of                                                                      
members' packets.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 28 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Commissioner and Administrative Services                                                                                   
     Workforce Investment Board                                                                                                 
     GA 28 Alaska Technical and Vocational Education                                                                            
     Funding                                                                                                                    
     1151 VoTech Ed (DGF) 457.9                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 28 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:13:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 29 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Vocational Technical Center                                                                                         
     GA 29 Alaska Technical and Vocational Education                                                                            
     Program Funding                                                                                                            
     1151 VoTech Ed (DGF) 227.5                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 29 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:13:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 30 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     GA 30 Salary and Benefit Adjustment                                                                                        
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 48.2                                                                                                   
     1007 I/A Rcpts (Other) 4.2                                                                                                 
     1108 Stat Desig (Other) 6.4                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 30 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:14:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  noted that Amendments  GA 31 through  GA 34                                                                    
had been addressed  earlier in the meeting.  He relayed that                                                                    
the  item  in  Amendment  GA  35 had  been  adopted  by  the                                                                    
subcommittee and would not be offered (copy on file):                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     GA 35 FY2021 Technical Correction                                                                                          
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -35.5                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked LFD to address the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham relayed that the  correction had already been                                                                    
adopted by the subcommittee.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster asked  Ms. Cunningham  to  share the  topic                                                                    
addressed by the amendment.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cunningham   replied  that  the  topic   was  a  salary                                                                    
adjustment that had been doubled.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:15:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Department  of  Natural Resources  on  page  11 of  members'                                                                    
packets.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  36 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Administration & Support Services                                                                                          
     Commissioner's Office                                                                                                      
     GA 36 Support Commissioner's Office Execution of the                                                                       
     Governor's Policy                                                                                                          
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 17.8                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 36 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:15:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  37 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Office of Project Management & Permitting                                                                                  
     GA 37 Citizen's Advisory Commission on Federal Areas                                                                       
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 178.1                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson OBJECTED. He  believed the item had                                                                    
been vetoed the previous summer.  He had supported the veto.                                                                    
He stated  the funding was UGF  and there was a  PAD [Public                                                                    
Access  and  Defense]  unit  that dealt  with  many  of  the                                                                    
issues.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  asked to  hear  from  LFD. He  stated  the                                                                    
amendment pertained  to a  Citizen's Advisory  Commission on                                                                    
Federal   Areas  and   RS-244s  [RS-2477].   He  asked   for                                                                    
verification  that  the   amendment  would  reestablish  the                                                                    
council.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter  replied that  in FY  17 former  Governor Walker                                                                    
had vetoed the funding for  the council. The council had not                                                                    
been  very active  since that  time. He  elaborated that  in                                                                    
2019  the legislature  had added  $200,000 UGF  to reinstate                                                                    
the council's  executive director, but the  funding had been                                                                    
vetoed by  Governor Dunleavy. The  governor was  offering an                                                                    
amendment of  $178,100 to  reinstate the  executive director                                                                    
of the commission.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  corrected his  previous statement  that the                                                                    
amendment  would reinstate  the council.  He clarified  that                                                                    
the   council  was   currently  in   place.  He   asked  for                                                                    
verification that  the funds would provide  the council with                                                                    
an executive director.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter answered that it  was his understanding that the                                                                    
council  still existed,  but without  administrative support                                                                    
it  had  not been  meeting  and  the  website had  not  been                                                                    
updated  in   four  years.   The  amendment   would  provide                                                                    
administrative support to continue the work.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Foster  noted   that  during   the  interim   the                                                                    
legislature had  heard from individuals  regarding RS-2477s.                                                                    
He  believed  the  issue  pertained  to  the  Sturgeon  case                                                                    
[Sturgeon v. Frost  - U.S. Supreme Court].  He supported the                                                                    
appropriation. He  highlighted some  issues in  his district                                                                    
and  individuals  who  would  like to  access  part  of  the                                                                    
national  park. He  noted  there  was a  hot  spring in  his                                                                    
district and individuals who would  like to travel over land                                                                    
to  reach  their  villages. The  amendment  related  to  the                                                                    
ability to use all grandfathered trails.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:18:00 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:22:10 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster noted  that Amendment  GA 37  pertaining to                                                                    
the Citizen's Advisory Commission  on Federal Areas would be                                                                    
rolled to the bottom of  the remaining amendments [note: see                                                                    
2:37 p.m. for detail].  He clarified amendment deadlines for                                                                    
the supplemental and operating budgets.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:23:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  38 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
     Mining, Land & Water                                                                                                       
     GA 38 Support for Mine Inspections and Fieldwork                                                                           
     1003 GF/Match (UGF) 6.4                                                                                                    
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 38.0                                                                                                   
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) 56.0                                                                                                    
     1153 State Land (DGF) 9.8                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 38 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:23:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  39 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Forest Management & Development                                                                                            
     GA 39 Support for Increased Timber Sales                                                                                   
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 27.9                                                                                                   
     Geological & Geophysical Surveys                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 39 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:23:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  40 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
    GA 40 Support for Response to Geologic Hazards and                                                                          
     Coordination of Development of Alaska's Resources                                                                          
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 25.0                                                                                                   
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) 8.0                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 40 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:24:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 41 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Parks & Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                 
     Parks Management & Access                                                                                                  
     GA 41 Support for Field Training and Inspections                                                                           
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 19.8                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 41 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:24:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 42 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Parks & Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                 
     Parks Management & Access                                                                                                  
     GA 42 Boating Safety Program                                                                                               
     1002 Fed Rcpts (Fed) 200.0                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 42 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:24:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster relayed that the subject in Amendment GA 43                                                                     
had been addressed by the subcommittee and the amendment                                                                        
would not be offered (copy on file):                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Agriculture                                                                                                                
     Agricultural Development                                                                                                   
     GA 43 Agriculture Revolving Loan Program Support                                                                           
     1021 Agric RLF (DGF) 204.3                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked Representative Knopp to speak to the                                                                      
amendment subject.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp explained the  amendment pertained to a                                                                    
revolving  loan fund  for agriculture.  There  had been  two                                                                    
positions responsible  for administering existing  loans but                                                                    
there  had been  no one  there  to initiate  new loans.  The                                                                    
subcommittee  had  added  a  position  that  would  put  the                                                                    
program  back in  service to  utilize  the [revolving  loan]                                                                    
funds.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:25:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Department of Public Safety on page 14 of members' packets.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative  LeBon MOVED  to ADOPT  Amendments GA  44 and                                                                    
GA 45 (copy on file):                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                                            
     Alaska Police Standards Council                                                                                            
     GA 44 MH Trust: CIT Training Course                                                                                        
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 80.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Statewide Support                                                                                                          
     Training Academy                                                                                                           
     GA 45 MH Trust: CIT Training Course                                                                                        
     1092 MHTAAR (Other) 80.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being  NO OBJECTION, Amendments  GA 44 and GA  45 were                                                                    
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:25:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
Department of Revenue on page 15 of members' packets.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  LeBon MOVED  to ADOPT  Amendments GA  46 and                                                                    
GA 47 (copy on file):                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Taxation and Treasury                                                                                                      
     Tax Division                                                                                                               
     GA 46 Restore Authority from Tax Efficiencies Savings                                                                      
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 255.6                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     GA 47 Restore Authority from Publications Efficiencies                                                                     
     Savings                                                                                                                    
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 91.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA 46 and GA 47 were                                                                       
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:26:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative LeBon MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 48 (copy                                                                       
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Unclaimed Property                                                                                                         
     GA 48 Unclaimed Property Inventory and Claims Backlog                                                                      
     1005 GF/Prgm (DGF) 150.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 48 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster moved to the governor's amendments for the                                                                      
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on page                                                                      
16 of members' packets.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:26:37 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:26:55 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 49 (copy on                                                                       
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Measurement Standards & Commercial Vehicle Compliance                                                                      
     GA 49 Measurement Standards' Equipment Calibration and                                                                     
     Certification                                                                                                              
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 55.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 49 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:27:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 50 (copy on                                                                       
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Marine Engineering                                                                                                         
     GA 50 Vessel Construction Manager I/II for IFA Annual                                                                      
     Overhaul and Construction Projects                                                                                         
     1076 Marine Hwy (DGF) 126.9                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 50 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:27:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to governor's  amendments  for  the                                                                    
University of Alaska on page 17 of members' packets.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson MOVED  to  ADOPT  Amendment GA  51                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     University of Alaska                                                                                                       
     Budget Reductions/Additions - Systemwide                                                                                   
     GA 51 Alaska Technical and Vocational Education                                                                            
     Funding                                                                                                                    
     1151 VoTech Ed (DGF) 605.9                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 51 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:27:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  relayed that Amendment GA  52 pertaining to                                                                    
Judiciary had  previously been  adopted by  the subcommittee                                                                    
and would not be offered (copy on file):                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Court System                                                                                                        
     Appellate Courts                                                                                                           
     GA 52 Restoration of Full Funding for the Appellate                                                                        
     Court Budget                                                                                                               
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 334.7                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked LFD to explain the amendment topic.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cunningham  explained  that the  increment  represented                                                                    
funding   vetoed  by   the  governor   and  added   back  in                                                                    
subcommittee; therefore, adding it again was unnecessary.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:28:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendments  GA 53,                                                                    
GA 57, GA 58, GA 59, GA 60, and GA 61 (copy on file):                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     GA 53 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 24.8                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     GA 57 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 251.2                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     GA 58 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 34.0                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Therapeutic Courts                                                                                                         
     Therapeutic Courts                                                                                                         
     GA 59 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 11.7                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                                             
     Commission on Judicial Conduct                                                                                             
     GA 60 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 1.2                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Judicial Council                                                                                                           
     Judicial Council                                                                                                           
     GA 61 FY21 Budget Amendment - Additional Costs for the                                                                     
     Conversion to Bi-Weekly Payroll                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 3.6                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendments GA 53, GA 57, GA 58,                                                                       
GA 59, GA 60, and GA 61 were ADOPTED.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:29:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 54                                                                         
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Trial Courts                                                                                                               
     GA 54 Reverse a Portion of Additional Costs for                                                                            
     Executive                                                                                                                  
     Branch Services                                                                                                            
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) -9.1                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment 54 was ADOPTED.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:29:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment GA 55                                                                         
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Trial Courts                                                                                                               
     GA 55 FY21 Budget Amendment -- Funding for Additional                                                                      
     IRIS                                                                                                                       
     Costs                                                                                                                      
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 30.7                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 55 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:29:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson MOVED  to  ADOPT  Amendment GA  56                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Trial Courts                                                                                                               
     GA 56 FY21 Budget Amendment -- Funding for Sitka                                                                           
     Courthouse Expenses                                                                                                        
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 78.3                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment GA 56 was ADOPTED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
2:29:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment L GA 62 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Oil and Gas Tax Credit Purchase Program                                                                                    
     Oil and Gas Tax Credit Purchase Program                                                                                    
     L GA 62 Tax Credit Cert. Bond Corp; Royalties                                                                              
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 55,000.0                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster OBJECTED  for discussion.  He asked  LFD to                                                                    
explain the amendment.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Painter  explained  the amendment  that  would  add  an                                                                    
estimated $55  million to  pay debt service  on oil  and gas                                                                    
tax credit  bonds, assuming the  lawsuit was decided  in the                                                                    
state's  favor.  He  elaborated  that  $55  million  was  an                                                                    
estimate based on current interest rates.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster noted the large dollar amount.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson stated that  the number $27 million                                                                    
had  been bandied  about. He  asked how  the amount  was not                                                                    
duplicative of the $55 million for its intended purpose.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:30:48 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Painter replied  that the  previous administration  had                                                                    
planned a bond payment schedule  that started at $27 million                                                                    
and increased  over the life  of the bonds. The  $55 million                                                                    
reflected a level payment over  a 15-year timeframe. The $27                                                                    
million carried  forward from previous  years could  be used                                                                    
to help buydown the cost of  the bond for the entire life of                                                                    
the bond  (15 years).  The $27 million  in the  current year                                                                    
did not count  as debt service but it would  reduce the cost                                                                    
over the life of the bond.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson surmised  that  deducting the  $27                                                                    
million from  the $55  million would  defeat the  purpose of                                                                    
buying down the interest rate.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter  agreed. He  clarified that  if the  $27 million                                                                    
was  deducted, the  state  would likely  pay  more than  $55                                                                    
million.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wool asked  for  verification  that the  $55                                                                    
million  was  the  new  flat  rate  to  occur  annually.  He                                                                    
surmised  that  if  the  legislature did  not  pay  the  $27                                                                    
million,  the  annual  flat  rate   would  increase  to  $56                                                                    
million,  $57  million,  or  other   for  the  life  of  the                                                                    
expenditure.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Painter  replied  that it  was  his  understanding.  He                                                                    
deferred to  the Department of  Revenue for  further detail.                                                                    
He  shared that  he had  only  asked for  a single  scenario                                                                    
using  the  $27  million  and   was  not  certain  what  the                                                                    
difference would be.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  further OBJECTION,  Amendment L  GA 62  was                                                                    
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:32:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster reported  that Amendment L GA 63  was on the                                                                    
last page of the packet.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Johnston relayed  that Amendment L GA  64 would not                                                                    
be offered (copy on file):                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Permanent Fund Dividends                                                                                                   
     Permanent Fund Dividend Fund                                                                                               
     L GA 64 Payment of Permanent Fund Dividends Owed to                                                                        
     Suppl Alaskans                                                                                                             
     1041 PF ERA (UGF) 815,933.0                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:33:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  stated that the  item in Amendment L  GA 63                                                                    
had already  been adopted  and would  not be  offered [note:                                                                    
the amendment  was subsequently offered by  Vice-Chair Ortiz                                                                    
at 2:34 p.m.].                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:33:35 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:34:51 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz MOVED  to ADOPT Amendment L GA  63 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Other Fund Transfers                                                                                                       
     Sport Fish Enterprise                                                                                                      
     L GA 63 Alaska Fish and Game Revenue Bond                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  clarified that the  amendment item  had not                                                                    
been previously adopted by a subcommittee.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster asked for LFD to explain the amendment.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter  explained that there  had been an  added charge                                                                    
to fishing  licenses to pay  off several revenue  bonds made                                                                    
against licenses.  The bond was  expected to be paid  off in                                                                    
the  current  calendar  year. The  item  would  deposit  the                                                                    
remainder of the funds into  the account. He deferred to the                                                                    
Office of Management and Budget for further detail.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson WITHDRW his OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  further OBJECTION,  Amendment L  GA 63  was                                                                    
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton  asked if  the committee  would return                                                                    
to Amendment GA 37.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:37:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  MOVED to  ADOPT Amendment GA  37 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Office of Project Management & Permitting                                                                                  
     GA 37 Citizen's Advisory Commission on Federal Areas                                                                       
     1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 178.1                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson  believed the state was  getting by                                                                    
without the Citizen's Advisory  Commission on Federal Areas.                                                                    
He stated  that there was  a Public Access and  Defense unit                                                                    
and  the  current  administration  was  very  aggressive  in                                                                    
defending  Alaska's   rights.  He  believed  the   item  was                                                                    
superfluous and not funding the  increment would save on UGF                                                                    
spending.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz for the UGF cost in the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter answered $178,100.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz asked how the funds would be used.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Knopp  deferred to LFD. He  recalled when the                                                                    
commission  had  been created  with  the  purpose of  giving                                                                    
local input  into federal decisions on  lands. He elaborated                                                                    
that the process had worked well  for a while but had gotten                                                                    
sideways. He supported the concept of local input.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  added that the  commission and  its members                                                                    
were currently  still in place. The  amendment would provide                                                                    
funding   for  an   executive  director.   He  thought   the                                                                    
commission would  provide a check on  the federal government                                                                    
in terms of its denial of  access to public lands in certain                                                                    
situations.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Painter understood that most  of the funding would go to                                                                    
pay for  the position  and associated travel,  services, and                                                                    
commodities amounts needed for board operations.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:40:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wool  asked  if   the  board  was  currently                                                                    
rudderless without  the executive director. He  asked if the                                                                    
position was  appointed by the  governor and if  someone had                                                                    
been appointed.  He noted that Representative  Josephson had                                                                    
mentioned another  commission in  place that was  doing some                                                                    
of the work.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  answered  that  he had  spoken  with  some                                                                    
individuals who  had been very involved  with the commission                                                                    
in  the past.  He had  learned that  the commission  members                                                                    
were in place;  however, there was not  currently someone to                                                                    
do the work  with the federal government.  He explained that                                                                    
the  position required  a knowledgeable  person  due to  the                                                                    
technical  nature  of  the  issues in  terms  of  state  and                                                                    
federal law. The  executive director would be  able to fight                                                                    
on behalf  of individuals,  whereas, individuals  serving on                                                                    
the commission  worked as part-time board  members and would                                                                    
not spend 40 to 70 hours on specific issues.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Ortiz  MAINTAINED  his  OBJECTION  to  Amendment                                                                    
GA 37.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Knopp,  Merrick, Sullivan-Leonard,  Knopp, Tilton,                                                                    
Carpenter, Johnston, Foster                                                                                                     
OPPOSED: Josephson, Ortiz, Wool                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION  PASSED (8/3). There being  NO further OBJECTION,                                                                    
Amendment GA 37 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HB  205  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB  206  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster reviewed  the  schedule  for the  following                                                                    
day.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 234 HCS Supp Spreadsheet022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 HCSFTSupp Agency Summary (All Funds)022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 HCSFTSupp Agency Summary (UGF)022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 HCSFTSupp Cap Agency summary022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 HCSFTSupp Cap Project Detail022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 HCSFTSupp Trans Compare022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 234 CS Work Draft vM 022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 205 HB 206 Governor's Amendments022420 .pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 205
HB 206
HB 205 Correcting Salary Adjustment Backup022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 205
HB 234 Summary of Changes v.A to v.M022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 234
HB 205 HB 206 Governor's Amendment w Actions 022420.pdf HFIN 2/24/2020 1:30:00 PM
HB 205
HB 206