Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/23/2020 09:00 AM FINANCE

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= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 106 SCHOOL BOND DEBT REIMBURSEMENT TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 106 Out of Committee
+= HB 96 PIONEERS' HOME AND VETERANS' HOME RATES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 96(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 139 AK PERM. FUND CORP. PROCUREMENT EXEMPTION TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 235 AK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD:ALLOCATIONS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 235(FIN) Out of Committee
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 235(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to allocations of funding for the                                                                         
     Alaska Workforce Investment Board; and providing for                                                                       
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:05:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof  announced  that  a  new  CS  would  be                                                                    
presented to the committee for consideration.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DAVID SCOTT,  STAFF, SENATOR BERT STEDMAN,  discussed the CS                                                                    
being considered. He relayed that  the CS made one change on                                                                    
Page 1,  line 6,  changing the effective  date from  2023 to                                                                    
2021.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:06:08 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:06:22 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof  asked the committee to  support the one-                                                                    
year extension  and address  the issue  further in  the next                                                                    
legislative session.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Stedman  MOVED   to   ADOPT  proposed   committee                                                                    
substitute  for   CSHB  235(FIN),  Work   Draft  31-LS1480\O                                                                    
(Wayne,  3/20/20).  There  being  NO OBJECTION,  it  was  so                                                                    
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof asked to hear from the bill sponsor.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ADAM WOOL, SPONSOR,  supported the changes in                                                                    
the CS.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Scott  explained that  the fiscal  note attached  to the                                                                    
bill showed zero fiscal impact  in the out years. This would                                                                    
be updated  when the legislature  took up the matter  in the                                                                    
next legislative session.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:08:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
TERI COTHREN, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER,  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND                                                                    
SOCIAL  SERVICES   (via  teleconference),  stated   she  was                                                                    
available  for questions.  She  stated  that the  University                                                                    
supported the bill.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:09:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MILES  BAKER, GOVERNMENT  RELATIONS,  UNIVERSITY OF  ALASKA,                                                                    
stated  that he  was available  for questions  pertaining to                                                                    
the fiscal note.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:10:16 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman   addressed  FN  7,  from   Department  of                                                                    
Education and Early Development, OMB Component 2796:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     This  bill  extends  the length  of  time  to  disperse                                                                    
     Technical  and   Vocational  Education   Program  funds                                                                    
     appropriated for  distribution to  various institutions                                                                    
     for adult  and higher education  from June 30,  2020 to                                                                    
     June 30, 2023.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman addressed  FN  8, from  the Department  of                                                                    
Labor and Workforce Development, OMB Component 2659:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     This legislation  extends the sunset date  for existing                                                                    
     funding    allocations    for   program    and    grant                                                                    
     distributions  under  AS  23.15.835(d) for  the  Alaska                                                                    
     Technical  and  Vocational   Education  Program  (TVEP)                                                                    
     through June  30, 2023.  Funding authorization  for the                                                                    
     TVEP  recipients was  included in  the FY2021  Governor                                                                    
     Amended request.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman addressed  FN  9, from  the Department  of                                                                    
Labor and Workforce Development, OMB Component 3117:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     This   legislation  does   not   change  the   budgeted                                                                    
     authorization  needed  for  the  Workforce  Development                                                                    
     component.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman addressed  FN 11,  from the  Department of                                                                    
Labor and Workforce Development, OMB Component 2276.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman addressed  FN  10, for  the Department  of                                                                    
Labor and Workforce Development, OMB Component 2686.                                                                            
Co-Chair  Stedman addressed  FN  12, for  the University  of                                                                    
Alaska, OMB Component 1296.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:13:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman pointed  out  that the  fiscal notes  would                                                                    
need to be updated to reflect the one-year extension.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof agreed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:13:23 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:13:38 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  MOVED to report  SCS CSHB 235(FIN)  out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 235(FIN)  was REPORTED out of committee  with a "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation  and  with  six  previously  published                                                                    
fiscal impact  notes: FN  7(EED), FN  8(LWF), FN  9(LWF), FN                                                                    
10(LWF), FN 11(LWF), and FN 12(UA).                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:14:10 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:14:17 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof informed that the  committee would stand                                                                    
in recess.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:14:28 AM                                                                                                                   
RECESSED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
[Co-Chair von Imhof ADJOURNED the meeting at 5:10pm]                                                                            
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 96 Work Draft v. E 3.21.2020 Explanation of Changes.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 96
HB 96 Work Draft v. E 3.21.2020.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 96
HB 235 Sponsor Statement 2.21.2020.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 235
HB 235 Support Letters provided by Sponsor.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 235
HB 235 TVEP Annual Report 2019.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 235
HB 235.Backup Flow Chart 2.21.2020.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 235
HB 235 work draft version O.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 235
HB 139 Work Draft v. S 3.20.2020.pdf SFIN 3/23/2020 9:00:00 AM
HB 139