Legislature(2009 - 2010)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/25/2009 09:00 AM FINANCE


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09:06:39 AM Start
09:10:16 AM HB83
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 81 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 83 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Public Testimony 2 minute limit
9-10 am - Juneau
10-10:45 am - Kenai, Valdez, Ketchikan,
Kodiak, Seward, Matsu, Glennallen, Tok
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Fairbanks
2:30 - 3:45 pm - Anchorage
4-5 pm - Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg,
Homer, Dillingham, Cordova
5-6 pm - Bethel, Kotzebue, Barrow, Nome,
Delta Junction, Offnets
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
HB  81-APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                     
HB  83-APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                             
      Statewide Public Testimony                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
 TIME        SPEAKER          DISCUSSION                                                                                    
                              JUNEAU                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
 9:10:16 AM                   Testified in support of the University                                                          
             JILL DUMESNIL,                                                                                                     
                              of Alaska. She spoke in support of                                                              
             PROFFESOR,                                                                                                         
                             program.                                                                                         
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
9:12:10 AM                   Testified in support of funding for K-                                                           
             DAVID   MEANS,                                                                                                     
                             12  education  programs.  He  spoke  in                                                            
             DIRECTOR    OF                                                                                                     
                             support  of the  acceptance of  federal                                                            
             ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                     
                             stimulus funds.                                                                                  
             ,       JUNEAU                                                                                                     
             SCHOOL                                                                                                             
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
9:13:55 AM                                                                                                                    
             CO-CHAIR        Stated that a decision determining                                                                 
             HOFFMAN         which stimulus funds would be accepted                                                             
                             had not yet been made.  He noted that a                                                            
                             resolution  was  introduced   to  allow                                                            
                             acceptance of funds.                                                                             
9:14:48 AM                   Urged support for the Regent's request                                                           
             JIM      KING,                                                                                                     
                             for full funding for  the University of                                                            
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
                             Alaska.                                                                                          
             ALASKA  ALUMNI                                                                                                     
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             BOARD MEMBER                                                                                                       
9:18:23 AM                   Testified in support of funding for the                                                          
             ANDREA  STORY,                                                                                                     
                             K-12  education outreach  program.  She                                                            
             JUNEAU  SCHOOL                                                                                                     
                             urged  support  for  funding  for  K-12                                                            
             DISTRICT BOARD                                                                                                     
                             education programs.                                                                              
             MEMBER                                                                                                             
9:21:41 AM                   Spoke in support of funding for mental                                                           
             CONNIE  MUNRO,                                                                                                     
                             health  programs. She  stated that  she                                                            
             ADVOCATE   FOR                                                                                                     
                             was  available  to   help  with  issues                                                            
             THE   NATIONAL                                                                                                     
                             concerning the mentally ill.                                                                     
             ALLIANCE   FOR                                                                                                     
             THE   MENTALLY                                                                                                     
             ILL (NAMI)                                                                                                         
9:25:36 AM                                                                                                                    
             SENATOR         Stated that he would appreciate Ms.                                                                
             HUGGINS         Munro's contact information.                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
9:26:08 AM                   Testified in support of funding for the                                                          
             JOY      LYON,                                                                                                     
                             Infant Learning Program.  She expressed                                                            
             EXECUTIVE                                                                                                          
                             support for continued funding for child                                                            
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
                             advocacy centers.                                                                              
             ASSOCIATION                                                                                                        
             FOR  EDUCATION                                                                                                     
             OF       YOUNG                                                                                                     
             CHILDREN.                                                                                                          
9:29:01 AM                   Spoke in support of funding for the                                                              
             CANDACE                                                                                                            
                             Infant Learning Program.  She expressed                                                            
             WINHLER,  CEO.                                                                                                     
                             support for continued funding for child                                                            
             ALASKA   CHILD                                                                                                     
                             advocacy  centers. She  requested  $400                                                            
             CARE  RESOURCE                                                                                                     
                             thousand  for   Best  Beginnings.   She                                                            
             AND   REFERRAL                                                                                                     
                             expressed    appreciation    for    the                                                            
             NETWORK                                                                                                            
                             acceptance  of  the  economic  stimulus                                                            
                             funds. She requested reappropriation of                                                            
                             $3  million  for  childcare  assistance                                                          
                              Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                                           
             TABACHNICK,                                                                                                        
                              Assault. She expressed her appreciation                                                           
             EXECUTIVE                                                                                                          
                              for the funding.                                                                                  
             DIRECTOR     OF                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
             ARMING    WOMEN                                                                                                    
             AGAINST    RAPE                                                                                                    
             AND                                                                                                                
             ENDANGERMENT                                                                                                       
             (AWARE)                                                                                                            
 9:38:15 AM                   Expressed support for continued funding                                                         
             STEPHANIE                                                                                                          
                              for child advocacy centers.                                                                     
             BURGLUND,                                                                                                          
             PROGRAM                                                                                                            
             MANAGER                                                                                                            
             CHILDCARE                                                                                                          
             CONNECTION                                                                                                         
 9:39:58 AM                   Testified in support of funding for                                                             
             PATRICIA                                                                                                           
                              mental health  programs. She  shared  a                                                           
             DOBBINS,                                                                                                           
                              personal story  about  her  mother  who                                                           
             VOLUNTEER,                                                                                                         
                              suffered from mental illness. She spoke                                                           
             NATIONAL                                                                                                           
                              in favor of  funding to improve  school                                                           
             ALLIANCE    FOR                                                                                                    
                              based mental health services.                                                                   
             THE    MENTALLY                                                                                                    
             ILL (NAMI)                                                                                                         
 9:43:40 AM                   Spoke in support of the Governor's                                                              
             JUDY     KLEIN,                                                                                                    
                              increments  for  the  University.   She                                                           
             SECRETARY,                                                                                                         
                              testified in  support of  the  Regent's                                                         
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
                             University of Alaska.                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                          
             (UAF)                                                                                                              
             COOPERATIVE                                                                                                        
             COUNCIL                                                                                                            
9:46:48 AM                   Spoke in support of funding for mental                                                           
             LOUISE GALVIN,                                                                                                     
                             health programs.                                                                                 
             POLARIS HOUSE                                                                                                      
9:48:06 AM                   Urged support for funding for mental                                                             
             DARREL                                                                                                             
                             health  programs.  He stated  that  the                                                            
             WILKERSON,                                                                                                         
                             program was responsible  for additional                                                            
             MEMBER  OF THE                                                                                                     
                             services   that  provided   him   great                                                            
             POLARIS HOUSE                                                                                                      
                             benefit. The program helped him to find                                                            
                             permanent employment and housing.                                                                
9:49:09 AM                   Testified in support of funding for                                                              
             TINA    YOUNG,                                                                                                     
                             mental health programs.                                                                          
             EMPLOYEE    OF                                                                                                     
             POLARIS HOUSE                                                                                                      
9:50:08 AM                   Thanked the city of Juneau for the                                                               
             CO-CHAIR                                                                                                           
                             testimonies.                                                                                     
             HOFFMAN                                                                                                            
9:50:37 AM                                                                                                                    
             AT EASE                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                             KENAI,   VALDEZ,   KETCHIKAN,   KODIAK,                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                             SEWARD, MATSU, GLENNALLEN, TOK                                                                
10:08:24 AM                                                                                                                   
             RECONVENED                                                                                                       
10:09:12 AM                                                                                                                   
             MICHAEL         Urged support of funds for Alaska Land                                                             
             JENKINS,  FIRE  Mobile   Radio   (ALMR)   program.   He                                                            
             CHIEF, GAKONA described       the     importance     of                                                            
             VOLUNTEER FIRE  communications  for emergency  services                                                            
             DEPARTMENT,     for volunteer.                                                                                   
             GAKONA                                                                                                             
10:11:36 AM                  Spoke in support of full funding for                                                             
             MEGAN HANIFEN,                                                                                                     
                             the  Council on  Domestic Violence  and                                                            
             WOMEN  IN SAFE                                                                                                     
                             Sexual Assault.                                                                                    
             HOMES,                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                          
10:12:32 AM                  Testified in support of full funding                                                             
             MIMI     EDDY,                                                                                                     
                             for  the Council  on Domestic  Violence                                                            
             RURALCAP,                                                                                                          
                             and Sexual Assault.                                                                                
             WOMEN  IN SAFE                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
             HOMES,                                                                                                             
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                          
10:13:02 AM                  Urged support for ALMR program.                                                                  
             JERRY  KIFFER,                                                                                                     
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                          
10:14:59 AM                  Spoke in support of the Regent's                                                                 
             CATHY                                                                                                              
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             LECOMPTE,                                                                                                          
                             University of Alaska.                                                                            
             CAMPUS                                                                                                             
             DIRECTOR,   UA                                                                                                     
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                          
10:16:46 AM                  Urged support for the Regent's request                                                           
             HANNAH MARTIN,                                                                                                     
                             for full funding for  the University of                                                          
                              and especially the Pioneer Homes and                                                              
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
                              Veterans' Homes, and Meals on Wheels.                                                             
             Alaska                                                                                                             
                              He pointed out that those on a fixed                                                              
             Association of                                                                                                     
                              income,   especially    seniors,    are                                                           
             Retired                                                                                                            
                              affected by the economic downturn.                                                              
             Persons                                                                                                            
             (AARP),                                                                                                            
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                          
 10:27:07 AM                  Pointed to stimulus funding for senior                                                          
             Co-Chair                                                                                                           
                              meals for Alaskan seniors.                                                                      
             Stedman                                                                                                            
 10:28:07 AM                  Has a child in the individual learning                                                          
             ELIZABETH                                                                                                          
                              program and spoke in support of                                                                   
             DUNN, SEAVIEW                                                                                                      
                              education and services for children                                                             
             COMMUNITY                                                                                                          
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             SEWARD                                                                                                             
10:30:15 AM                  Testified in support for early learning                                                          
             LAUREN  JONES,                                                                                                     
                             programs,    especially   the    infant                                                            
             SEWARD                                                                                                             
                             learning program, and  for programs for                                                            
                             children   with  special   needs.   She                                                            
                             discussed  challenges  for  parents  of                                                            
                             special needs children in rural areas.                                                           
10:31:47 AM                  Opposed the garnishment of revenue                                                               
             DENNIS                                                                                                             
                             sharing  funds. He  supported the  ALMR                                                            
             BRODIGAN,                                                                                                          
                             system. He described emergency services                                                            
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
                             in  his area.  He  was concerned  about                                                            
             EMERGENCY                                                                                                          
                             cutting the number of radios.                                                                    
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
10:34:58 AM                  Urged support for the ALMR program.                                                              
             VERN RUPRIGHT,                                                                                                     
             MAYOR, WASILLA                                                                                                     
10:35:51 AM                  Spoke in support of the ALMR program.                                                            
             DAN   STEARNS,                                                                                                     
                             Assessing a  fee would force  local and                                                            
             COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                                     
                             municipal  communities  off   the  ALMR                                                            
             ,    CITY   OF                                                                                                     
                             system.                                                                                          
             WASILLA, MATSU                                                                                                     
10:37:26 AM                  Testified in support of a gas tax to                                                             
             JEAN    WOODS,                                                                                                     
                             raise   funds.    She   urged    making                                                            
             SELF, MATSU                                                                                                        
                        reductions.                                                                                           
10:38:50 AM                  Stated concerns with the size of the                                                             
             NOEL    WOODS,                                                                                                     
                             budget.  He  suggested   an  efficiency                                                            
             SELF, MATSU                                                                                                        
                             study on state operations.                                                                       
10:39:40 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                              
             JEREMY   PIKE,                                                                                                     
                             abuse grants and treatment programs.                                                             
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
10:41:52 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                              
             ELIZABETH                                                                                                          
                             abuse  grants and  treatment  programs.                                                            
             KERSHNER,                                                                                                          
                             She was  concerned about the  effect of                                                            
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
                             cutting the funding on individuals with                                                            
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
                        addictions.                                                                                           
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
10:43:06 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                              
             ADRIAN    DAY,                                                                                                     
                             abuse grants and treatment programs.                                                             
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
10:43:41 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                              
             DENISE OLIVER,                                                                                                     
                             abuse  grants and  treatment  programs.                                                          
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
                              not live near a treatment center.                                                               
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
 10:45:11 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                             
             TEDDY       VON                                                                                                    
                              abuse grants and treatment programs. He                                                           
             SCHEELE,                                                                                                           
                              described  the  Pathways  program   for                                                           
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
                              homeless and addicted individuals.                                                              
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
 10:46:10 AM                  Advocated for funding for substance                                                             
             SHELLEY                                                                                                            
                              abuse grants  and  treatment  programs.                                                           
             EDWARDS,                                                                                                           
                              She described changes in her life.                                                              
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
             ADDICTION                                                                                                          
             REHABILITATION                                                                                                     
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             MATSU                                                                                                              
 10:47:08 AM                  Spoke in support of a natural refuge in                                                         
             MARION  ELLIOT,                                                                                                    
                              Southcentral Region, especially a  need                                                           
             SELF, MATSU                                                                                                        
                              for a refuge manager. She advocated for                                                           
                              funding for substance abuse grants  and                                                           
                              treatment programs.                                                                             
 10:50:48 AM                  Urged support of early childhood                                                                
             LINDA  CONOVER,                                                                                                    
                              education program.  She  spoke  of  the                                                           
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
                              Imagination   Library   and   described                                                           
             MATSU    SCHOOL                                                                                                    
                              impacts for young children.                                                                     
             FOUNDATION,                                                                                                        
             MATSU                                                                                                              
 10:53:00 AM                  Testified in support of early childhood                                                         
             SADIE   UPDIKE,                                                                                                    
                              education  programs,  especially   Best                                                           
             CHILD      CARE                                                                                                    
                              Beginnings.                                                                                     
             CONNECTION,                                                                                                        
             KENAI                                                                                                              
 10:54:50 AM                                                                                                                  
             RECESS                                                                                                             
 1:34:38 PM                                                                                                                   
             RECONVENED                                                                                                         
                         FAIRBANKS                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
 1:34:46 PM                   Spoke in regard to HB 81 and a cut in                                                           
             PAUL   W  MAKI,                                                                                                    
                              the  Department  of  Fish  and   Game's                                                           
             PRESIDENT                                                                                                          
                              budget. The Interior Marksman Committee                                                           
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
                              provides   hunter    education,    bear                                                           
             INTERIOR                                                                                                           
                              protection,  firearm  safety,  and  the                                                           
             MARKSMANSHIP                                                                                                       
                              honor  education  courses  required  by                                                           
             COMMITTEE                                                                                                          
                              state   regulation.   He   asked    for                                                           
                              restoration of the federal funding  for                                                           
                              the  three  shooting  ranges  used  for                                                           
                              education purposes.                                                                             
 1:39:09 PM                   Testified in favor of revenue sharing                                                           
             TIM       BECK,                                                                                                    
                              for municipalities.                                                                             
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                          
             NORTHSTAR                                                                                                          
             BOROUGH,  PAST                                                                                                     
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
             MUNICIPAL                                                                                                          
             LEAGUE (AML)                                                                                                     
1:40:25 PM                   Urged support for the Regent's request                                                           
             KAREN  PURDUE,                                                                                                     
                             for full funding for  the University of                                                            
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
                             Alaska. She spoke in support of funding                                                            
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
                             a physician assistant program.                                                                   
1:42:56 PM                   Testified in support of funding for the                                                          
             PALOMA                                                                                                             
                             University  of  Alaska.  She  spoke  in                                                            
             HARBOUR,                                                                                                           
                             support  of the  Governor's  increments                                                            
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
                             for the University.                                                                              
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
1:44:46 PM                   Testified in support of full funding                                                             
             BRENDA                                                                                                             
                             for  the Council  on Domestic  Violence                                                            
             STANFILL,                                                                                                          
                             and Sexual Assault.                                                                                
             INTERIOR                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
             ALASKA  CENTER                                                                                                     
             FOR       NON-                                                                                                     
             VIOLENT LIVING                                                                                                     
1:46:13 PM                   Urged support for the Regent's request                                                           
             AMELIA TOPKOK,                                                                                                     
                             for full funding for  the University of                                                            
             UNIVERSITY  OF                                                                                                     
                             Alaska.  She spoke  in  support of  the                                                            
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
                             Governor's    increments     for    the                                                            
                             University.  She  spoke   in  favor  of                                                            
                             funding   for  culturally   appropriate                                                            
                             training programs.                                                                               
1:48:29 PM                   Testified in support of funding for the                                                          
             NANCY  WAGNER,                                                                                                     
                             Infant Learning  Program. She  spoke in                                                            
             SUPERINTENDENT                                                                                                     
                             favor   of  books   in   the  home   to                                                            
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                          
                             accelerate  and promote  early  reading                                                            
             NORTHSTAR                                                                                                          
                             for children.  She spoke  on behalf  of                                                            
             BOROUGH SCHOOL                                                                                                     
                             Best Beginnings.                                                                                 
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
1:51:55 PM                   Stated that a $2 million increment over                                                          
             CO-CHAIR                                                                                                           
                             the funding for Head Start last year is                                                            
             HOFFMAN                                                                                                            
                             included in the budget.  He stated that                                                            
                             the legislature had  also included $1.6                                                            
                             million  for Pre-K.  He  asked if  Best                                                            
                             Beginnings  is  a  better  program.  He                                                            
                             wondered  if  the   legislature  should                                                            
                             consider Best Beginnings  over the Head                                                            
                             Start and Pre-K programs.                                                                        
1:52:37 PM                   Suggested that a combination of the                                                              
             MS. WAGNER                                                                                                         
                             existing programs  and Best  Beginnings                                                            
                             is the ideal solution.  She stated that                                                            
                             most Head  Start programs begin  at age                                                            
                             three.   She    informed   that    Best                                                            
                             Beginnings program would  allow parents                                                            
                             and   guardians   to   have   resources                                                          
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             RUEDRICH,                                                                                                          
                              University of Alaska. She Urged support                                                           
             DIRECTOR     OF                                                                                                    
                              for the Governor's  increments for  the                                                           
             THE        AREA                                                                                                    
                              University. The  AHEC program  receives                                                           
             HEALTH                                                                                                             
                              the bulk of its funding from  a federal                                                           
             EDUCATION                                                                                                          
                              grant that runs through the UAA  school                                                           
             CENTER (AHEC)                                                                                                      
                              of nursing.                                                                                     
             FOR         THE                                                                                                    
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                          
             MEMORIAL                                                                                                           
             HOSPITAL (FMH)                                                                                                     
 2:05:37 PM                   Testified in support of funding for                                                             
             JEANNETTE                                                                                                          
                              mental health  programs. She  testified                                                           
             GRAST,                                                                                                             
                              in  support  of  funding  for   alcohol                                                           
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
                              treatment    programs.    She    shared                                                           
             NATIONAL                                                                                                           
                              professional stories about the mentally                                                           
             ALLIANCE    FOR                                                                                                    
                              ill. She  urged continued  support  for                                                         
                             Infant Learning Program.  She expressed                                                            
             COLBERT,                                                                                                           
                             support for continued funding for child                                                            
             ADJUNCT                                                                                                            
                             advocacy centers.  She suggested  using                                                            
             PROFESSOR                                                                                                          
                             the economic stimulus  money to benefit                                                            
             UNIVERSITY OF                                                                                                      
                             children.                                                                                        
             ALASKA                                                                                                             
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                          
             (UAF),                                                                                                             
             DIRECTOR, OPEN                                                                                                     
             ARMS CHILDCARE                                                                                                     
             CENTER                                                                                                             
2:22:32 PM                   Testified in favor of full funding for                                                           
             JEFF   TUCKER,                                                                                                     
                             local municipal  users as  submitted in                                                            
             ALASKA    LAND                                                                                                     
                             the budget on behalf  of the Department                                                            
             MOBILE   RADIO                                                                                                     
                             of  Administrations  (DOA)  budget.  He                                                            
             SYSTEM                                                                                                             
                             stated  that  this funding  will  allow                                                          
             COUNCIL                                                                                                            
                              work with  the  DOA  to  determine  the                                                           
                              local  share  of   the  operations   of                                                           
                              maintenance.                                                                                    
 2:23:41 PM                   Expressed support for continued funding                                                         
             CHERYL                                                                                                             
                              for child advocacy  centers. She  spoke                                                           
             KEEPERS,   FNSB                                                                                                    
                              in support  of funding  for the  Infant                                                           
             EARLY                                                                                                              
                              Learning Program. She  stated that  the                                                           
             CHILDHOOD                                                                                                          
                              best  use  of  the  economic   stimulus                                                           
             COMMISSION                                                                                                         
                              dollars   is    not    for    childcare                                                           
                              assistance.                                                                                     
 2:26:17 PM                   Expressed    appreciation    for    the                                                         
             Senator Thomas                                                                                                     
                        testimony.                                                                                            
 2:31:04 PM                                                                                                                   
             RECONVENED                                                                                                         
                         ANCHORAGE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
 2:32:03 PM                   Supports full funding of health care                                                            
             JOHN      RILEY                                                                                                    
                              learning for the University of  Alaska.                                                           
             COORDINATOR,                                                                                                       
                              He  described  a  new  program  with  a                                                           
             PHYSICIANS                                                                                                         
                              mission to train Physicians  Assistants                                                           
             ASSISTANT                                                                                                          
                              to work with  the underserved in  rural                                                           
             PROGRAM, UAA                                                                                                       
                              areas.                                                                                          
 2:35:24 PM                   Supported increments for health care                                                            
             CHARLENE                                                                                                           
                              and described needs  for primary  care.                                                           
             SPADAFORE                                                                                                          
                              Anchorage Project Access would like  to                                                           
             VASSAR,                                                                                                            
                              be reinstated in the current budget.                                                            
             EXECUTIVE                                                                                                          
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
             PROJECT ACCESS                                                                                                     
 2:38:26 PM                   Supports funding for health care                                                                
             EVAN   EVANSON,                                                                                                    
                              education programs. He does not want to                                                           
             STUDENT,                                                                                                           
                              leave the  state  to  be  educated.  He                                                           
             PHYSICIAN                                                                                                          
                              urged supporting quality healthcare.                                                            
             ASSISTANT                                                                                                          
             PROGRAM, UAA                                                                                                       
 2:39:56 PM                   Supports   full    funding   for    the                                                         
             BETH    LANDON,                                                                                                    
                              university   health    care    learning                                                           
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
                              program. She emphasized that there is a                                                           
             ALASKA   CENTER                                                                                                    
                              large Alaskan workforce in healthcare.                                                          
             FOR       RURAL                                                                                                    
             HEALTH, UAA                                                                                                        
 2:43:32 PM                   Expressed   concerns   about   $250,000                                                         
             THOMAS    WOOD,                                                                                                    
                              budget decrease  for  the  project.  He                                                           
             MD,   ANCHORAGE                                                                                                    
                              described  needs  for  people   without                                                           
             PROJECT ACCESS                                                                                                     
                              health  insurance.  Anchorage   Project                                                           
                              Access  serves   many  that   are   not                                                           
                              eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.                                                              
 2:44:25 PM                   Urged support for funding for K-12                                                              
             TOM     MORGAN,                                                                                                    
                              education   programs.   He    described                                                           
             COMMUNITY    IN                                                                                                    
                              programs that  are effective  and  need                                                           
             SCHOOLS,  EAGLE                                                                                                    
                              funding.                                                                                        
             RIVER                                                                                                              
 2:46:04 PM                   Testified in support of full funding                                                            
             JUDY   CORDELL,                                                                                                    
             AWAIC, SELF                                                                                                        
                             and  Sexual   Assault.  She   spoke  in                                                            
                             support of the amendment to add $30,000                                                            
                             general fund for foster homes services.                                                          
2:49:18 PM                   Spoke in support of the Governor's                                                               
             KIM  PETERSON,                                                                                                     
                             request for  funding of  the Integrated                                                            
             UAA                                                                                                                
                             Science   Building.   He   noted   that                                                            
                             operating costs  would be  required for                                                            
                             the facility.                                                                                    
2:51:50 PM                   Testified in support of the Governor's                                                           
             GRANT   BAKER,                                                                                                     
                             request for  funding of  the Integrated                                                            
             SCHOOL      OF                                                                                                     
                             Science  Building.  He   reported  that                                                            
             ENGINEERING,                                                                                                       
                             enrollment  is  high  and  the  program                                                            
             UAA                                                                                                                
                             prepares  many Alaskans  from all  over                                                            
                             the state  for jobs.  He referred  to a                                                            
                             $750,000 cut to the program's budget.                                                            
2:54:32 PM                   Reported that the petitions had been                                                             
             SENATOR ELLIS                                                                                                      
                             received.                                                                                        
2:54:54 PM                   Urged support for full funding for the                                                           
             ALLEN  BAILEY,                                                                                                     
                             Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                                            
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
                             Assault. The shelter is  the largest in                                                            
             ABUSED WOMEN'S                                                                                                     
                             Alaska  but  has  been up  to  over  50                                                            
             AID  IN CRISIS                                                                                                     
                             percent over capacity for past months.                                                           
             (AWAIC)                                                                                                            
2:56:23 PM                   Spoke in support for tourism funding.                                                            
             MARSHA BARTON,                                                                                                     
                             She pointed out that  other states were                                                            
             SELF,  TOURISM                                                                                                     
                             competing for limited business.                                                                  
             INDUSTRY                                                                                                           
2:57:37 PM                   Testified in support of the Governor's                                                           
             PATTY                                                                                                              
                             request for  funding of  the Integrated                                                            
             GINSBURG,                                                                                                          
                             Science Building. The  facility will be                                                            
             CHIEF OF STAFF                                                                                                     
                             the  background for  education at  UAA.                                                            
             TO   MAYOR  OF                                                                                                     
                             She  also  supports funding  to  expand                                                            
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                             health programs state-wide.                                                                      
2:59:39 PM                   Spoke in support of the Regent's                                                                 
             SHEILA WRIGHT,                                                                                                     
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             BOARD  MEMBER,                                                                                                     
                             University  of Alaska,  especially  the                                                            
             ALASKA  PUBLIC                                                                                                     
                             Physicians   Assistant   program.   She                                                            
             HEALTH                                                                                                             
                             emphasized  the  importance  of  health                                                            
             ASSOCIATION                                                                                                        
                             care workforce training in the state.                                                            
3:01:32 PM                   Spoke in support of the Regent's                                                                 
             BETH   SIRLES,                                                                                                     
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
                             University   of  Alaska,   particularly                                                            
             SCHOOL      OF                                                                                                     
                             health  care   training  program.   She                                                            
             SOCIAL   WORK,                                                                                                     
                             stated  that  Masters  of  Social  Work                                                            
             UAA                                                                                                                
                             degree  is  important   in  Alaska  for                                                            
                             health care.                                                                                     
3:03:54 PM                   Testified in support of full funding                                                             
             JESSICA                                                                                                            
                             for  the Council  on Domestic  Violence                                                            
             WELLER,                                                                                                            
                             and Sexual Assault.                                                                              
             ADVOCATE, STAR                                                                                                     
3:04:38 PM                   Urged support for funding for the                                                                
             BARBARA BROWN,                                                                                                     
                             libraries  and   the  Infant   Learning                                                            
             BEST                                                                                                               
                             Program. She stressed the importance of                                                          
                              reading to  young children.  She  asked                                                           
                              for the full funding of $400,000.                                                               
 3:07:20 PM                   Supported full funding of $400,000 for                                                          
             TERRIE   CHANG,                                                                                                    
                              Best  Beginnings  and  early   learning                                                           
             LIBRARIAN,                                                                                                         
                              programs.  She  described   experiences                                                           
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                              with success with reading programs  and                                                           
             PUBLIC  LIBRARY                                                                                                    
                              early    childhood    programs.     She                                                           
             READY  TO  READ                                                                                                    
                              encouraged a coordination of efforts.                                                           
             RESOURCE                                                                                                           
             CENTER                                                                                                             
 3:09:16 PM                   Testified in support of early learning                                                          
             ABBIE  HENSLEY,                                                                                                    
                              education. She  supported  funding  for                                                           
             EXECUTIVE                                                                                                          
                              Head  Start  and  other  programs.  She                                                           
             DIRECTOR,  BEST                                                                                                    
                              requested the full funding of  $400,000                                                           
             BEGINNINGS                                                                                                         
                              and  matching   funds  for   an   early                                                           
                              childhood program.                                                                              
 3:14:35 PM                   Spoke in support of the Regent's                                                                
             LORI  ZAUMSEIL,                                                                                                    
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             CANWIN                                                                                                             
                              University  of  Alaska.  She  described                                                           
                              experience  with   support   from   the                                                           
                              university  cooperative  extension   in                                                           
                              addressing invasive plants issues.                                                              
 3:17:05 PM                   Testified in support of the Regent's                                                            
             ROBYN    HENRY,                                                                                                    
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             RURAL     HUMAN                                                                                                    
                              University of Alaska. Urged support for                                                           
             SERVICES, UAF                                                                                                      
                              funding  for  mental  health  programs,                                                           
                              especially   programs   for    training                                                           
                              counselors.                                                                                     
 3:19:35 PM                   Supported the legislature's approach to                                                         
             ARLISS                                                                                                             
                              the economic stimulus funds. She  spoke                                                           
             STURGULEWSKI                                                                                                       
                              in support of the Regent's request  for                                                           
                              full  funding  for  the  University  of                                                           
                              Alaska,    especially    health    care                                                           
                              training. She spoke  in support of  the                                                           
                              Governor's request for  funding of  the                                                           
                              Integrated Science Building.                                                                    
 3:21:08 PM                   Testified in support of the Regent's                                                            
             KARL      WING,                                                                                                    
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             STUDENT    BODY                                                                                                    
                              University  of  Alaska.  He  spoke   in                                                           
             PRESIDENT, UAA                                                                                                     
                              support of the  Governor's request  for                                                           
                              funding  of   the  Integrated   Science                                                           
                              Building.   He   also   supported   the                                                           
                              incentive  program  to  give   students                                                           
                              alternative ways to fund education.                                                             
 3:28:09 PM                                                                                                                   
             RECESS                                                                                                             
 4:05:06 PM                                                                                                                   
             RECONVENED                                                                                                         
                              SITKA,  WRANGELL,  PETERSBURG,   HOMER,                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                              DILLINGHAM, CORDOVA                                                                           
 4:06:11 PM                   Testified in support of full funding                                                            
             PETER                                                                                                              
                              for the  Council on  Domestic  Violence                                                           
             HOEPFNER,                                                                                                          
                              and Sexual Assault.                                                                               
             BOARD                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
             CORDOVA FAMILY                                                                                                     
             RESOURCE                                                                                                           
             CENTER,                                                                                                            
             CORDOVA                                                                                                          
4:07:21 PM                   Urged support for full funding for the                                                           
             BARBARA SMITH,                                                                                                     
                             Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                                            
             VICE                                                                                                               
                             Assault.                                                                                           
             PRESIDENT,                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
             CORDOVA FAMILY                                                                                                     
             RESOURCE                                                                                                           
             CENTER,                                                                                                            
             CORDOVA                                                                                                            
4:08:10 PM                   Spoke in support of funding for the                                                              
             KRISSY  SMITH,                                                                                                     
                             Infant  Learning  Program.   She  cited                                                            
             KRISSY'S                                                                                                           
                             specifically Best Beginnings.  She also                                                            
             PLAYLAND/ ECE,                                                                                                     
                             mentioned examining  the childcare  co-                                                            
             WRANGELL                                                                                                           
                             pay guidelines.  She felt  the currents                                                            
                             guidelines are too high.                                                                         
4:10:14 PM                                                                                                                    
             ANDY   TAYLOR,  Testified   in   favor    of   lowering                                                            
             PARENT,         qualification guidelines for childcare                                                             
             WRANGELL        co-pay.                                                                                          
4:11:30 PM                                                                                                                    
             ANGELA  ALLEN,  Shared  concern  for  Denali  Kid  Care                                                            
             PARENT,         eligibility requirements. She stressed                                                             
             WRANGELL        that expenses paid out by her family                                                               
                             should not be considered as income when                                                            
                             filling   out  the   Denali  Kid   Care                                                            
                             application.    She    urged    further                                                            
                             examination   of   Denali    Kid   Care                                                            
                        guidelines.                                                                                           
4:13:32 PM                                                                                                                    
             JEREMY MAXAND,  Spoke in favor examining guidelines for                                                            
             WRANGELL        Denali Kid Care. He also mentioned the                                                             
             ASSEMBLY,       importance   of   energy   conservation                                                            
             WRANGELL        within the state.                                                                                
4:15:06 PM                                                                                                                    
             CO-CHAIR        Stated that the issues were being                                                                  
             STEDMAN         discussed.                                                                                       
4:15:32 PM                                                                                                                    
             TONI            Asked for support of full funding for                                                              
             CARRINGTON,     the University of Alaska, Sitka. Spoke                                                             
                             in support of the  Regent's request for                                                            
             RESIDENT,                                                                                                          
                             full  funding  for  the  University  of                                                            
             SITKA                                                                                                              
                             Alaska.                                                                                          
4:16:33 PM                                                                                                                    
             DEBBIE REEDER   Testified   in  support   for   tourism                                                            
                             funding.                                                                                         
4:17:34 PM                   Urged support for the Regent's request                                                           
             DEB    MILLER,                                                                                                     
                             for full funding for  the University of                                                            
             SMALL BUSINESS                                                                                                     
                             Alaska.                                                                                          
             OWNER, NURSING                                                                                                     
             STUDENT, SITKA                                                                                                     
4:18:32 PM                   Spoke in support of the Regent's                                                                 
             ERIKA  PARKER,                                                                                                     
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                          
             SITKA                                                                                                              
                              encouraged full funding for  healthcare                                                           
                         programs.                                                                                            
 4:19:43 PM                   Testified in support of the Regent's                                                            
             ELLEN TRIMBLE,                                                                                                     
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             NURSE, SITKA                                                                                                       
                              University of Alaska.                                                                           
 4:20:40 PM                   Spoke in support of full funding for                                                            
             CHRIS BAUMAN,                                                                                                      
                              the Council  on Domestic  Violence  and                                                           
             SITKA                                                                                                              
                              Sexual Assault.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
 4:21:19 PM                   Urged support for the Regent's request                                                          
             SUSANNE HOWEY,                                                                                                     
                              for full funding for the University  of                                                           
             SITKA                                                                                                              
                              Alaska. Testified  in  support  of  the                                                           
                              Governor's    increments    for     the                                                           
                              University.                                                                                     
 4:23:08 PM                   Spoke in support of funding for mental                                                          
             CORNELIA                                                                                                           
                              health programs.  Spoke in  support  of                                                           
             HUEBSOTTEN,                                                                                                        
                              full  funding   for  the   Council   on                                                           
             SITKA                                                                                                              
                              Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.                                                           
 4:25:03 PM                   Testified in favor of HB 83. Urged                                                              
             MICHAEL                                                                                                            
                              support for funding  for mental  health                                                           
             BIGGERS,                                                                                                           
                              programs.   Urged   support   for   the                                                           
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
                              Governor's  increment  for   behavioral                                                           
                              health services grants.                                                                         
 4:27:07 PM                   Urged support for the Governor's                                                                
             KIM KILKENNY,                                                                                                      
                              increment   for    behavioral    health                                                           
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
                              services grants.  Testified in  support                                                           
                              of funding for mental health  programs.                                                           
                              Spoke of  the great  expense in  health                                                           
                              care.                                                                                           
 4:28:50 PM                   Urged support for the Governor's                                                                
             JOHN         A.                                                                                                    
                              increment   for    behavioral    health                                                           
             YARBROUGH,                                                                                                         
                              services grants.  Spoke in  support  of                                                           
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
                              funding for mental health programs.                                                             
 4:30:04 PM                   Testified in support of funding for                                                             
             JENNIFER     A.                                                                                                    
                              mental health  programs. Urged  support                                                           
             RAY,                                                                                                               
                              for  the   Governor's   increment   for                                                           
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
                              behavioral health services grants.                                                              
 4:31:01 PM                   Spoke in support of the Governor's                                                              
             DEANNA HARDIN,                                                                                                     
                              increments for  the  University.  Urged                                                           
             DILLINGHAM                                                                                                         
                              support  for   the   distance   program                                                           
                              degree.                                                                                         
 4:35:32 PM                                                                                                                   
             RECESS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
 5:02:57 PM RECONVENED                                                                                                        
                              Bethel, Kotzebue,  Barrow, Nome,  Delta                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                              Junction, Offnets                                                                               
                              Testified in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
 5:04:11 PM JACQUELINE                                                                                                        
                              foster care.                                                                                    
             HARDY,                                                                                                             
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                              Supports funding for youth programs.                                                            
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU                                                                                                           
                             Asked   for   restoration   of   health                                                            
5:06:24 PM   MARTHA FLORES,                                                                                                   
                             education   funding,   especially   the                                                            
             PHYSICIANS                                                                                                         
                             Physicians   Assistance  program.   She                                                            
             ASSISTANCE,                                                                                                        
                             reported  the  difficulty   of  getting                                                            
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                             medical personnel.                                                                               
                             Supported  a  civilian  service  patrol                                                            
5:07:46 PM   LARRY ELARTON,                                                                                                   
                             program.  He   supported  a   sleep-off                                                            
             CHIEF       OF                                                                                                     
                             center.                                                                                          
             POLICE, BETHEL                                                                                                     
                             Spoke  in   support  of   the  Regent's                                                            
5:09:25 PM   LAURI O'BRIEN,                                                                                                   
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                             University of Alaska. She supported UAA                                                            
                             health     professional     development                                                            
                             programs.  She also  Urged support  for                                                            
                             the Governor's increment for behavioral                                                            
                             health services grants.                                                                          
                             Spoke  in   support  of   the  Regent's                                                            
5:11:12 PM DIANE                                                                                                              
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             MCEACHERN,                                                                                                         
                             University  of Alaska,  especially  for                                                            
             RURAL    HUMAN                                                                                                     
                             educational  services in  rural  areas.                                                            
             SERVICES                                                                                                           
                             She noted  there are over  100 students                                                            
             PROGRAM,  UAF,                                                                                                     
                             currently   enrolled.   Retention   and                                                            
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                             graduation are at 95 percent.                                                                    
                             Testified  in  support  of  Child  Care                                                            
5:14:11 PM   MAUREEN NOLAN,                                                                                                   
                             Assistance Funding, and  early learning                                                            
             EARLY LEARNING                                                                                                     
                             programs.                                                                                        
             AND   LEARNING                                                                                                     
             PROGRAM,                                                                                                           
             KOTZEBUE                                                                                                           
                             Supported  the Best  Beginnings in  the                                                            
5:15:32 PM   SARAH  SAXTON,                                                                                                   
                             Department  of   Education  and   Early                                                            
             YOUTH SERVICES                                                                                                     
                             Development's     early     development                                                            
             LIBRARIAN,                                                                                                         
                             program. She described the results from                                                            
             BARROW                                                                                                             
                             early reading.                                                                                   
                             Urged  support  of  state  tourism.  He                                                            
5:17:40 PM RICHARD                                                                                                            
                             pointed out how  important the industry                                                            
             BENEVILLE,                                                                                                         
                             is in the state.                                                                                 
             NOME                                                                                                               
                             Testified    in   support    of    Best                                                            
5:18:18 PM   JOY    HEWITT,                                                                                                   
                             Beginnings.   She  talked   about   the                                                            
             NOME                                                                                                               
                             Imagination  Library which  distributes                                                            
                             books to children under five.                                                                    
                             Testified  in support  of full  funding                                                            
5:19:18 PM   JANET AHMASUK,                                                                                                   
                             for  the Council  on Domestic  Violence                                                            
             RURAL  VICTIMS                                                                                                     
                             and Sexual Assault.                                                                                
             SERVICE                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
             PROGRAM, NOME                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                             Urged support for full  funding for the                                                            
5:20:19 PM   SAMARIA  ROSS,                                                                                                   
                             Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                                            
             NOME                                                                                                               
                             Assault.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
                              Testified in  support of  the  Regent's                                                           
 5:20:50 PM JOHN BOCKMAN,                                                                                                     
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             NOME                                                                                                               
                              University of Alaska.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
                              Spoke in  support of  full funding  for                                                           
 5:21:33 PM LISA      RILEY,                                                                                                  
                              the Council  on Domestic  Violence  and                                                           
             BARROW                                                                                                             
                              Sexual  Assault.   She  expressed   her                                                           
                              gratitude for the committees support in                                                           
                              the matter.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                              Spoke  in  full  support  of  the  Best                                                           
 5:22:40 PM WANDA                                                                                                             
                              Beginnings   program.   Testified    in                                                           
             BALTAZAR,                                                                                                          
                              support  of  funding  for  the   Infant                                                           
             NIKAITCHAUT                                                                                                        
                              Learning Program.                                                                               
                              Urged support for  the Rural  Community                                                           
 5:24:05 PM  MICHELLE                                                                                                         
                              Services Program.                                                                               
             DEWITT,    TWC,                                                                                                    
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                              Voiced  concern   regarding   troubling                                                           
 5:25:29 PM DAN                                                                                                               
                              intent language concerning cuts in  the                                                           
             LEINBURGER,                                                                                                        
                              ALMR program.                                                                                   
             CITY OF BETHEL                                                                                                     
                              Testified in  support of  full  funding                                                           
 5:26:36 PM MICHELLE                                                                                                          
                              for the  Council on  Domestic  Violence                                                           
             DAKAI,                                                                                                             
                              and Sexual Assault. Spoke in support of                                                           
             KOTZEBUE                                                                                                           
                              funding   for   the   Infant   Learning                                                           
                              Program.  She  cited  Best  Beginnings.                                                           
                              She supported  the amendment  of  HB126                                                           
                              for  foster  parent  recruitment  PSAs,                                                           
                              specifically for native children.                                                               
                              Testified in  support of  full  funding                                                           
 5:28:24 PM GINNY     WALSH,                                                                                                  
                              for the  Council on  Domestic  Violence                                                           
             AWIC, BARROW                                                                                                       
                              and Sexual Assault.                                                                             
                              Spoke in  support of  full funding  for                                                           
 5:29:15 PM ELEANOR                                                                                                           
                              the Council  on Domestic  Violence  and                                                           
             OYAGAK, AWIC,                                                                                                      
                              Sexual Assault.                                                                                 
             BARROW                                                                                                             
                              Testified in  support of  the  Regent's                                                           
 5:29:41 PM MARY       PETE,                                                                                                  
                              request  for  full   funding  for   the                                                           
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                              University of Alaska.                                                                           
                              Urged support for the ALMR program.                                                             
 5:31:07 PM MICHAEL                                                                                                           
             PASCHALL,                                                                                                          
             RURAL DELTANA                                                                                                      
             VOLUNTEER FIRE                                                                                                     
             DEPARTMENT,                                                                                                        
             DELTA JUNCTION                                                                                                     
                              Testified  in  support   of  the   Best                                                           
 5:32:14 PM BARBARA                                                                                                           
                              Beginnings program and the  Imagination                                                           
             PARDEE, HAINES                                                                                                     
                              Library.                                                                                        
             SCHOOL                                                                                                             
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
                              Spoke in support of the Best Beginnings                                                         
             HAINES  SCHOOL                                                                                                     
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
                             Spoke   in   support  of   the   Bright                                                            
5:34:08 PM   MICHELLE BYER,                                                                                                   
                             Beginnings program and  the Imagination                                                            
             HAINES  SCHOOL                                                                                                     
                             Library.                                                                                         
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
                             Testified  in   support  of   the  Best                                                            
5:34:43 PM SANDY       JUNE                                                                                                   
                             Beginnings program and  the Imagination                                                            
             DEGEN,  HAINES                                                                                                     
                             Library.                                                                                         
             SCHOOL                                                                                                             
             DISTRICT                                                                                                           
                             Urged  support  for   funding  for  the                                                            
5:35:42 PM   KIM  PHILLIPS,                                                                                                   
                             Infant     Learning    Program.     She                                                            
             SELF                                                                                                               
                             specifically  cited the  importance  of                                                            
                             the Best Beginnings Program.                                                                     
                             Spoke in support of  $30,000 for foster                                                            
5:37:40 PM AMANDA                                                                                                             
                             parents and children.                                                                            
             METIVIER,                                                                                                          
             FOSTER    CARE                                                                                                     
             ALASKA,                                                                                                            
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                             Testified  in  support of  HB126  which                                                            
5:38:32 PM   YVONNE  CHASE,                                                                                                   
                             pertains to  advertisements for  foster                                                            
             CEO,    DENALI                                                                                                     
                             care program PSAs. Spoke  in support of                                                            
             FAMILY                                                                                                             
                             the Regent's  request for  full funding                                                            
             SERVICES,                                                                                                          
                             for the University of Alaska.                                                                    
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                             Testified  in  support of  $30,000  for                                                            
5:40:25 PM   CARL  EKSTROM,                                                                                                   
                             Office of Children's Services.                                                                   
             CHANGE POINT                                                                                                       
                             Urged  support  for   $30,000  for  the                                                            
5:41:26 PM   MARY SULLIVAN,                                                                                                   
                             Office of Children's Services.                                                                   
             SELF                                                                                                               
                             Spoke  in support  for Best  Beginnings                                                            
5:42:20 PM MARGARET                                                                                                           
                             and  Early  Childhood   Education.  She                                                            
             BAUER,    BEST                                                                                                     
                             requested that the $30,000  no come for                                                            
             BEGINNINGS,                                                                                                        
                             the stimulus funds.                                                                              
             ANCHORAGE                                                                                                          
                             Testified  in  support  of  funding  of                                                            
5:43:43 PM   DOUG    WHITE,                                                                                                   
                             $30,000   for   foster   care   program                                                            
             ACS, DIRECTOR,                                                                                                     
                             advertising.                                                                                     
             COMMUNITY                                                                                                          
             PROGRAMS                                                                                                           
                             Spoke in support of  funding for foster                                                            
5:45:21 PM REBECCA                                                                                                            
                             care programs.  She stressed  that more                                                            
             CARLSON, SELF                                                                                                      
                             foster parents need to be recruited.                                                             
                             Spoke in support or  $30,000 in funding                                                            
5:46:50 PM JENNIFER                                                                                                           
                             for foster parent PSAs.                                                                          
             YOEMAN, FOSTER                                                                                                     
             PARENT, HAINES                                                                                                     
                             Testified  in  support  of  $30,000  in                                                            
5:47:50 PM VIDE         VAN                                                                                                   
                             funding for foster care PSAs.                                                                    
             VELZOR, FOSTER                                                                                                     
             PARENT, HAINES                                                                                                     
                             Spoke  in   support  of   the  Regent's                                                            
5:48:35 PM   JOHN    WAREK,                                                                                                   
                             request  for   full  funding   for  the                                                            
             PHARMACIST,                                                                                                        
                             University  of   Alaska.  He   stressed                                                            
             HAINES                                                                                                             
                             support  for  pharmacist  programs.  He                                                          
                              felt that Alaska has special needs  and                                                           
                              would benefit from training pharmacists                                                           
                         in-state.                                                                                            
                              Urged support  for $30,000  in  funding                                                           
 5:50:27 PM JUDITH                                                                                                            
                              for foster care  PSAs or foster  parent                                                           
             RENWICK, SELF                                                                                                      
                              recruitment ads.                                                                                
                              Testified in support of the $30,000  in                                                           
 5:51:40 PM MEG      LOOMIS,                                                                                                  
                              funding  for  statewide  foster  parent                                                           
             STUDENT, UAA                                                                                                       
                              recruitment ads.                                                                                
                              Spoke in  support  for the  $30,000  in                                                           
 5:52:27 PM BRAD                                                                                                              
                              funding  for  statewide  foster  parent                                                           
             ALEXANDER,                                                                                                         
                              recruitment ads.                                                                                
             FOSTER PARENT                                                                                                      
                              Spoke in support of $30,000 in  funding                                                           
 5:54:10 PM SUMMER                                                                                                            
                              for statewide foster parent recruitment                                                           
             LEFEVRE, CHAIR                                                                                                     
                              ads.                                                                                            
             NATIONAL                                                                                                           
             ASSOCIATION OF                                                                                                     
             SOCIAL WORKERS                                                                                                     
                              Testified in  support of  full  funding                                                           
 5:56:06 PM UNKNOWN,                                                                                                          
                              for the  Council on  Domestic  Violence                                                           
             BETHEL                                                                                                             
                              and  Sexual  Assault.   She  said   the                                                           
                              additional   of   funds   are   greatly                                                           
                              appreciated.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                              The meeting was adjourned at 5:56 PM.                                                           
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Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Workdraft SenateCSforCSfor HB83(FIN)Version26-GH1004S 032409.pdf SFIN 3/24/2009 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 3/25/2009 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 3/26/2009 9:00:00 AM
HB 83
HB81 Testimony.pdf SFIN 3/25/2009 9:00:00 AM
HB 81
WorkdraftSenateCSfor CSforHB81(FIN)Version26-GH1002W 032409.pdf SFIN 3/24/2009 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 3/25/2009 9:00:00 AM
SFIN 3/26/2009 9:00:00 AM
HB 81