Legislature(2009 - 2010)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/19/2009 11:00 AM FINANCE


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11:17:03 AM Start
11:18:11 AM HB151
11:29:25 AM Presentation: Stampede State Recreation Area
03:22:07 PM HB113
03:34:44 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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+ HB 151 USE, REGULATION, AND OPERATION OF BOATS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 151(FIN) Out of Committee
Presentation:
+ STAMPEDE STATE RECREATION AREA TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 113 SUPPLEMENTAL/CAPITAL/OTHER APPROPRIATIONS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 113(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 113(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  making  supplemental  appropriations,  capital                                                                   
     appropriations,   and  other  appropriations;   amending                                                                   
     appropriations;  making   appropriations  to  capitalize                                                                   
     funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:22:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman  noted that  HB  113  addresses the  FY  09                                                                   
supplemental.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to ADOPT  Work  Draft  26-GH1005\M,                                                                   
Kane, 4/18/09. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
TIM GRUSSENDORF,  STAFF, SENATOR LYMAN HOFFMAN,  reviewed The                                                                   
following changes to the legislation:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
   · Grant to the Department of Commerce Community and                                                                          
     Economic Development (DCCED) for World Trade Center                                                                        
     Alaska FY 2010 for $115.0 GF on page 13, line 13                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
   · DCCED  SE Conference  reappropriation  to SE  Conference                                                                   
     for $47.0- on page 13, line 17.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
   · Department  of  Corrections   reappropriation  from  the                                                                   
     Department  of Health and  Social Services (HSS)  of the                                                                   
     unexpended   and   unobligated    balance   for   secure                                                                   
     detoxification substance on page 13, line 22.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
   · Contingent funding  for HB 172 to the  Alaska Commission                                                                   
     on Postsecondary  Education for  $60.0 on page  14, line                                                                   
     29.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
   · Wik  Road reappropriation  of  $944.4  from the  Capital                                                                   
     Income  Fund  to the  Department  of Health  and  Social                                                                   
     Services, McLaughlin Youth Center on page 15 line 30.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   · Contingent language  for HB 141, Interstate  Compact for                                                                   
     Juveniles of $45 on page 15, line 30.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
   · Contingent funding  for SB 89 for the  Territorial Guard                                                                   
     retirement of $31.3 on page 18, line 3.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
   · Contingent funding for SB  171, PFD deceased legislation                                                                   
    for $86.7 interagency receipts on page 18, line 31.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   · Delete    "International    Airport"    language    from                                                                   
     appropriation   to  Department  of  Transportation   and                                                                   
     Public Facilities on Page 22, line 27.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
   · Whittier   Tunnel  rock  slide   for  $800.0   from  the                                                                   
     commercial  vessel passenger  tax on  page 22,  line 23.                                                                   
     This  funding  would  be   retroactive  to  the  slide's                                                                   
     inception.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
   · Department of  Transportation and Public  Facilities for                                                                   
     $2.0  million  from  the  Capital Income  Fund  for  the                                                                   
     Newtok  road and  evacuation shelter  material, on  page                                                                   
     22, line 27.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
   · Office  of the Governor  for $4.322.0  million  from the                                                                   
     Capital Income  Fund for  the development of  an instate                                                                   
     natural gas pipeline on page 28, line 12.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   · Office  of   the  Governor  for  $2.7  million   from  a                                                                   
     reappropriation   from   the   Department   of   Natural                                                                   
     Resources for the development  of an instate natural gas                                                                   
     pipeline on page 28, line 15.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
   · Revenue  sharing  for  $60  million,  which  is  a  fund                                                                   
    transfer from the general fund on page 28, line 29.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
   · Constitutional Budget Reserve draw to forward fund                                                                         
     education of $1,111,914,700 on page 28, line 22.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Grussendorf noted that there were additional technical                                                                      
changes adding contingency language in case some of the                                                                         
bills do not pass.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:29:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Huggins Moved Amendment 1, 26-GH1005\M.1, Kane,                                                                         
4/18/09. Co-Chair Hoffman Objected for discussion. Co-Chair                                                                     
Hoffman OBJECTED for purpose of discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Page 28, following line 18:                                                                                                
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
          "(c)   For the appropriations  made in (a)  and (b)                                                                   
     of this  section, it  is the  intent of the  legislature                                                                   
     that                                                                                                                       
               (1)  the funds be used solely to plan,                                                                           
     coordinate, and facilitate  construction, ownership, and                                                                   
     management of a natural gas  pipeline serving Fairbanks,                                                                   
     the  Southcentral   region  of  the  state,   and  other                                                                   
     communities  wherever  practicable, connecting  with  or                                                                   
     enhancing   the  existing   gas  pipeline  system,   and                                                                   
     reaching to tidewater;                                                                                                     
               (2)  the funds be used for a full alternative                                                                    
     analysis of possible routes;                                                                                               
               (3)  an economically feasible in-state                                                                           
     pipeline  and  any connecting  lines  serve  industrial,                                                                   
     residential,  and  utility  customers along  the  entire                                                                   
     route,  including any  other regions  of the state  that                                                                   
     could be served at commercially feasible rates;                                                                            
               (4)  the Office of the Governor use the                                                                          
     appropriations to                                                                                                          
                    (A)  coordinate with entities that could                                                                    
          build, own, and operate the line;                                                                                     
                    (B)  assist with preparing cost                                                                             
          estimates   for  the   project  to  determine   its                                                                   
          economic feasibility and cost to consumers;                                                                           
                    (C)  apply for and obtain right-of-way                                                                      
          permits  for  the project  route,  with the  intent                                                                   
          that the  state would transfer the  permits to, and                                                                   
          receive  compensation  for  the permits  from,  the                                                                   
         entity best able to complete the project;                                                                              
                    (D)  work with other entities to promote                                                                    
          the  gas supply  and  gas purchase  contracts  that                                                                   
          would   be   required  for   the   project  to   be                                                                   
          commercially viable;                                                                                                  
               (5)  the coordination effort by the Office of                                                                    
     the Governor  use, to the  fullest extent  possible, any                                                                   
     and  all existing  work by other  state agencies  before                                                                   
     contracting  for new  reports,  research, and  analyses,                                                                   
     and that  the coordination effort  by the Office  of the                                                                   
     Governor  not expand  beyond the  scope of  coordinating                                                                   
     interests to build, own, and operate the gas line;                                                                         
               (6)  the Office of the Governor submit                                                                           
     written monthly reports to  the president of the senate,                                                                   
     the  speaker of the  house of  representatives,  and all                                                                   
     legislators,  listing all  current and future  contracts                                                                   
     executed  for development  of  an  in-state natural  gas                                                                   
     pipeline and  specifying the scope of work  and contract                                                                   
     amount, a  cumulative total  monthly of all  funds spent                                                                   
     for  development of  an in-state  natural gas  pipeline,                                                                   
     reporting  progress to  date on  the project work  plan,                                                                   
     and presenting a work plan for each subsequent month."                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Huggins reviewed  the amendment,  which adds  intent                                                                   
language.  He  observed  that  the  accountability  would  be                                                                   
through  the  Office  of the  Governor,  which  would  report                                                                   
monthly.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman  WITHDREW  his OBJECTION.  There  being  NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  MOVED to report  SCS CSHB 113 (FIN)  out of                                                                   
Committee   with    individual   recommendations    and   the                                                                   
accompanying fiscal  note. There  being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                                   
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 113 (FIN)  was REPORTED out of Committee  with a "do                                                                   
pass" recommendation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:31:53 PM     AT EASE                                                                                                        
3:32:30 PM     RECONVENED                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman and  other members  expressed  appreciation                                                                   
for the staff and committee's work and support.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to allow  the  Legislative  Finance                                                                   
Division to make technical changes  as needed. There being NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:34:44 PM                                                                                                                    

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SFC Work Draft for HB 113 Version M.pdf SFIN 4/19/2009 11:00:00 AM
HB 113
HB 113 SFC Amendment 1 M.1.pdf SFIN 4/19/2009 11:00:00 AM
HB 113