Legislature(2005 - 2006)

05/05/2006 04:10 PM 365

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04:10:51 PM Start
04:33:52 PM Adjourn
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                      CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                        HB 365 / HB 366                                                                                       
                          May 5, 2006                                                                                         
                           4:10 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Chair Gary  Wilken convened the meeting  at approximately 4:10:51                                                             
PM.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Gary Wilken, Chair                                                                                                      
Representative Mike Chenault, Vice-chair                                                                                        
Senator Lyda Green                                                                                                              
Representative Kevin Meyer                                                                                                      
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Also Attending:   DAVID TEAL,  Director, Division  of Legislative                                                             
Finance;  PORTIA  PARKER,   Deputy  Commissioner,  Department  of                                                               
Corrections                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Attending  via  Teleconference:   There  were  no  teleconference                                                             
participants.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
HB 365-APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                     
HB 366-APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The Committee  reached agreements on items  subject to conference                                                               
for the Department  of Corrections, Department of  Fish and Game,                                                               
Department of  Health and  Social Services  and the  Alaska Court                                                               
System. The bill was held in Committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:11:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 365(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)                                                                         
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                   
     program expenses of state government, for certain programs,                                                                
     and  to capitalize  funds; making  appropriations for  state                                                               
     aid  to public  schools,  centralized correspondence  study,                                                               
     and  transportation   of  pupils;   and  providing   for  an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS  FOR CS  FOR HOUSE BILL  NO. 365(FIN)(brf  sup maj                                                               
     fld S)                                                                                                                     
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and loan                                                               
     program expenses of state  government, for certain programs,                                                               
     and  to capitalize  funds; making  appropriations for  state                                                               
     aid  to public  schools,  centralized correspondence  study,                                                               
     and  transportation   of  pupils;   and  providing   for  an                                                               
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     AND                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 366(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act making appropriations  for the operating and capital                                                               
     expenses  of  the  state's integrated  comprehensive  mental                                                               
     health program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 366(FIN)                                                                               
     "An Act making appropriations  for the operating and capital                                                               
     expenses  of  the  state's integrated  comprehensive  mental                                                               
     health program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This was the sixth hearing of the Conference Committee on HB 365                                                                
and HB 366.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
[NOTE: "Motion Sheets" detailing the Budget Request Units (BRU),                                                                
referred to as "items" in Committee discussions, are on file.]                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:11:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Corrections                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No action was taken in Item 4, 13 and 21 at this time.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chenault offered a motion to adopt the Senate                                                                    
version of Items 1, 2, 6, 8 through 10, 14 through 16, 19, 20,                                                                  
and 22;  the House of Representatives  version of Items 3,  6, 7,                                                               
11, 17, and  18; the Senate version less $282,800  of Item 4; and                                                               
the Senate version less $300,000 of Item 13.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Green requested explanation of Items 4 and 13.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
PORTIA  PARKER, Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of Corrections,                                                               
testified that the  appropriation in Item 4 would  be utilized to                                                               
fund  all residential  treatment  programs.  Federal funding  has                                                               
been  eliminated  and  if  State funds  were  not  provided,  the                                                               
facilities would be closed.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Parker then informed that  the appropriation in Item 13 would                                                               
be utilized for increased staffing to address overcrowding.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:16:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Fish and Game                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
No action was taken on Items 3, 4, 7 - 10, 12, and 23.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chenault  offered a motion to  adopt the following                                                               
versions and amounts.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Senate version of Items 15, 20 and 30;                                                                                     
     House of Representatives  version of Items 2, 5,  6, 11, 14,                                                               
     17, 27 and 32;                                                                                                             
     House of Representatives version less $200,000 of Item 1;                                                                  
     Senate  version  of  Federal  Receipts  and  Test  Fisheries                                                               
     Receipts and  House of  Representatives Version  less $5,500                                                               
     of general funds for Item 4;                                                                                               
     Senate version of Federal Receipts  and Fish and Game Funds,                                                               
     and Senate version  less $197,500 of general  funds for Item                                                               
     16;                                                                                                                        
     Senate version  of Federal Receipts,  Inter/Agency Receipts,                                                               
     Fish and Game Funds,  Capital Improvement Projects Receipts,                                                               
     and  Statutory  Designated   Program  Receipts,  and  Senate                                                               
     version less $56,400 of general funds for Item 18;                                                                         
     Senate  version  of  Fish  and Game  Funds  and  the  Senate                                                               
     version less $2,000 of general funds for Item 19;                                                                          
     Senate version  of Federal Receipts,  Inter/Agency Receipts,                                                               
     Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trust  Funds, Fish and Game Funds and                                                               
     Statutory  Designated Program  Receipts, and  Senate version                                                               
     less $26,100 of general funds for Item 21;                                                                                 
     House of Representatives version less $125,000 for Item 24;                                                                
     Senate  version  of  Inter/Agency  Receipts,  and  House  of                                                               
     Representatives version  less $78,300  of general  funds for                                                               
     Item 25;                                                                                                                   
     House of Representatives version of  Fish and Game Funds and                                                               
     House of  Representatives version  less $125,000  of general                                                               
     funds for Item 27;                                                                                                         
     House of Representatives version less $900 of Item 28;                                                                     
     House  of Representatives  version  less  $9,800 of  general                                                               
     funds  and House  of  Representatives  version less  $34,900                                                               
     general funds for Item 29;                                                                                                 
    House of Representatives version less $20,200 of Item 31                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:17:48 PM / 4:18:02 PM                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:23:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Health and Social Services                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
No action was taken on Item #35 at this time.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
version of Items  2, 3, 5, 7,  8, 10, 14, 15, 18  through 25, 27,                                                               
29, 32,  33, 35,  27, 42,  47, and  49 through  51; the  House of                                                               
Representatives version of  Items 1, 4, 6, 9, 11  through 13, 17,                                                               
30, 31, 34, 36,  38 through 41, 43 through 46  and 48; the Senate                                                               
version less  $250,000 of Item  26; the House  of Representatives                                                               
version  of Federal  Receipts and  the  House of  Representatives                                                               
version of  General Fund/Match  Funds less  $220,400 for  Item 16                                                               
and the House of Representatives less $200,000 of Item 28.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:28:53 PM / 4:29:40 PM                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:30:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Court System                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
versions  of  Items  5,  6,  9,  10, 12  and  13,  the  House  of                                                               
Representatives versions of Items 1 through 3, 7, 8, 11 and 14,                                                                 
and the House of Representatives version less $40,000 of Item 4.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This concluded action on the items subject to conference for the                                                                
Alaska Court System.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Gary Wilken adjourned the meeting at 4:33:52 PM                                                                      

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