Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/02/2002 04:22 PM FIN

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     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 252(L&C)                                                                                            
     "An Act renaming  the Alaska Human Resource Investment  Council                                                            
     as the  Alaska Workforce Investment  Board and relating  to its                                                            
     membership;  relating  to  repayment  on promissory  notes  for                                                            
     work-related  items paid for  by grant programs; extending  the                                                            
     termination date of  the state training and employment program;                                                            
     relating  to employment and training activities;  and providing                                                            
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
This was  the second  hearing for  this bill in  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Senator Wilken  "moved to report Senate  Bill 252 from Committee  as                                                            
amended with individual  recommendations and attached fiscal notes."                                                            
Without objection,  SB 252 (FIN) MOVED from Committee  with four new                                                            
fiscal   notes  from   the  Department   of   Labor  and   Workforce                                                            
Development,  Employment  Security  BRU:  $4,785,200,  Job  Training                                                            
Programs component,  5/1/02 8:44 AM; $91,200, Job  Training Programs                                                            
component,   5/1/02  8:45  AM;  $125,000,   Unemployment   Insurance                                                            
component, 5/1/02; $255,300,  Employment Services component, 5/1/02.                                                            
[Note: The  $4,785,200 Job  Training Programs  fiscal note  reflects                                                            
funds included  in the governor's  proposed FY 02 operating  budget,                                                            
while the $91,200  Job Training Programs  fiscal note funds  are not                                                            
Senator Wilken  reminded that at the  previous hearing on  this bill                                                            
he had requested certain  information from the Denali Commission. He                                                            
informed although  he has received this information,  which includes                                                            
details of  different training programs,  the information  contained                                                            
no reference to  the results of those training programs  and whether                                                            
they are productive.  He commented that the level  of success should                                                            
be  measured  and he  indicated  he  would make  efforts  to  ensure                                                            
complete reporting in the future.                                                                                               

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