Legislature(2005 - 2006)

05/06/2006 04:08 PM 365

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04:08:18 PM Start
04:24:04 PM Adjourn
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                        HB 365 / HB 366                                                                                       
                      CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                                                                    
                          May 6, 2006                                                                                         
                           4:08 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Gary  Wilken  convened  the  meeting  at  approximately                                                               
4:08:18 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                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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   Administration,  the   Department  of                                                               
Commerce, Community  and Economic Development, the  Department of                                                               
Education and Early Development, the  Office of the Governor, and                                                               
the Department of  Labor and Workforce Development.  The bill was                                                               
held in Committee.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:09:35 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 seventh 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.]                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:09:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Administration                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Chenault offered a motion to rescind the                                                                         
Committees action in closing Item 2.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
version of Item 1 and 9;  the House of Representatives version of                                                               
Item 2;  the House  of Representatives  version less  $100,000 of                                                               
Item 10;  the Senate version  less $350,000  of Item 11;  and the                                                               
Senate version less $175,000 of Item 12.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Joule asked the impact of the action on Item 10.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilken   had  not  heard   of  specific   impacts,  but                                                               
understood this would not impact Gavel-to-Gavel programming.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman asked  if  this  would result  in  a 15  percent                                                               
reduction.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilken  calculated  the  amount  of  the  reduction  at                                                               
approximately 15 percent.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This concluded action on the  items subject to conference for the                                                               
Department of Administration.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:13:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
version of Items 6 - 11,  13 and 14; the House of Representatives                                                               
version of  Item 3; the Senate  version less $1 million  for Item                                                               
17; and  the House  of Representatives  version less  $75,000 for                                                               
Item 4.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This concluded  actions on  items subject  to conference  for the                                                               
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:15:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Education and Early Development                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
versions of Item  3, and the House of  Representatives version of                                                               
Item 2.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This  concluded action  on items  subject to  conference for  the                                                               
Department of Education and Early Development.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:15:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Office of the Governor                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
version of Items 1 through 3.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the indicated amounts were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This concluded  actions on  the items  subject to  conference for                                                               
the Office of the Governor.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:16:25 PM / 4:17:49 PM                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Department of Labor and Workforce Development                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
No action was taken on Item 9 at this time.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Chenault offered  a  motion to  adopt the  Senate                                                               
version of Items  9, 10, 13 through  18, 20 and 21;  the House of                                                               
Representatives version of  Items 2, 11 and 12; and  the House of                                                               
Representatives version less $50,000 for Item 24.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the amounts indicated were ADOPTED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:21:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The  Committee viewed  a presentation  of  "How a  Budget is  Put                                                               
Together," a comedic  film edited by staff of  the Senate Finance                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Gary Wilken adjourned the meeting at 4:24:04 PM                                                                      

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