Legislature(2015 - 2016)HOUSE FINANCE 519

03/30/2015 08:00 AM LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT

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08:03:44 AM Start
08:04:43 AM Approval of Minutes
08:05:51 AM Executive Session
08:51:10 AM Other Committee Business
08:54:20 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Time & Location Change --
- EXECUTIVE SESSION:
- Audits - Statewide Single Audit FY14 Final
- Other Committee Business
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         March 30, 2015                                                                                         
                           8:03 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Hawker, Chair                                                                                               
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Pete Kelly (alternate)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mark Neuman (alternate)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
OTHER LEGISLATORS PRESENT                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                             
EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                               
OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:03:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MIKE  HAWKER  called  the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                             
Committee meeting to order at  8:03 a.m.  Representatives Hawker,                                                               
Thompson,  and Olson,  and Senators  MacKinnon, Hoffman,  Bishop,                                                               
and Stedman were  present at the call to  order.  Representatives                                                               
Pruitt  and  Kito  arrived  as   the  meeting  was  in  progress.                                                               
Representative Reinbold was also in attendance.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^Approval of minutes                                                                                                          
                      Approval of minutes                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
8:04:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
the approval of the minutes.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON  made  a  motion to  approve  the  minutes  of                                                               
February 26,  2015.  There  being no objection, the  minutes from                                                               
the meeting of February 26, 2015 were approved.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made  a motion to approve the  minutes of March                                                               
10,  2015.   There  being  no  objection,  the minutes  from  the                                                               
meeting of March 10, 2015 were approved.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made  a motion to approve the  minutes of March                                                               
17,  2015.   There  being  no  objection,  the minutes  from  the                                                               
meeting of March 17, 2015 were approved.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Executive Session                                                                                                            
                       Executive Session                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
8:05:51 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
an executive session.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON made  a motion  to move  to executive  session                                                               
under Uniform Rule 22 for  the purpose of discussing confidential                                                               
audit and performance  review reports under AS  24.20.301.  There                                                               
being no objection, the committee  went into executive session at                                                               
8:06 a.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:06:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:06 a.m. to 8:49 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:49:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  brought the  committee back to  order at  8:49 a.m.                                                               
Representatives Hawker,  Pruitt, Thompson,  Olson, and  Kito, and                                                               
Senators Stedman, Bishop, Hoffman,  and MacKinnon were present at                                                               
the  call  to  order.     Representative  Reinbold  was  also  in                                                               
attendance.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:50:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON made  a motion  for  the final  audit for  the                                                               
Statewide  Single Audit  Fiscal Year  ended June  30, 2014  to be                                                               
released to  the public.   There  being no  objection, it  was so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  suggested that these  recommendations in  the audit                                                               
be examined by every  legislator as "a guide in a  road map to us                                                               
doing our job better."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
^Other Committee Business                                                                                                     
                    Other Committee Business                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:51:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER explained that, during  executive session, there was                                                               
a briefing  on a request  by the Department of  Corrections (DOC)                                                               
to  redact  portions of  the  previously  issued DOC  performance                                                               
review  report.   He shared  that the  report had  been currently                                                               
removed from  the Legislative Budget and  Audit Committee website                                                               
and  would   be  reinstated  once   the  redaction   process  was                                                               
completed.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:51:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  addressed the 10  year fiscal plan,  required under                                                               
statute,  from the  Office  of  Management &  Budget  (OMB).   He                                                               
explained that,  on December  12, 2014, the  chairs of  the House                                                               
Finance Committee and the Senate  Finance Committee were notified                                                               
that the administration was planning  "to suspend any work on the                                                               
agency's  10 year  plans until  such time  as there  is a  Walker                                                               
administration endorsed budget proposal."   He acknowledged that,                                                               
although   this  was   understood,   he   was  still   requesting                                                               
information for the  plans for completion of this  10 year fiscal                                                               
plan.  He reported that, on  January 15, 2015, he received a note                                                               
from  Pat  Pitney  [Director  of OMB]  requesting  a  meeting  to                                                               
discuss completion  of the 10 year  fiscal plan.  He  noted that,                                                               
at  this meeting,  he was  given  assurance that  a revised  plan                                                               
would be  submitted shortly after  the administration  approved a                                                               
budget.   He shared that  he had  resubmitted his request  for an                                                               
updated fiscal  plan to OMB  on March  23, 2015 and  the response                                                               
had  been  that "they  have  complied  with the  requirements  to                                                               
distribute a fiscal plan."   He relayed that a preliminary fiscal                                                               
plan, prepared  by the previous  administration, had  been posted                                                               
on  December  15,  2014.    He  shared  that  the  administration                                                               
anticipated  the release  of an  updated version  of the  10 year                                                               
fiscal  plan  during the  interim,  which  would incorporate  the                                                               
April revenue  forecast.  He  expressed his desire to  review the                                                               
long  range financial  planning for  the state.   He  offered his                                                               
belief that the 10 year fiscal  plan was "absolutely the road map                                                               
we  need to  be  following to  look at  what  the state's  fiscal                                                               
situation  really  is."    He declared  that  he  would  continue                                                               
pursuit of  an updated 10 year  projection from OMB, in  order to                                                               
discuss  it in  coordination with  the House  and Senate  Finance                                                               
Committees.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:54:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There  being  no  further  business  before  the  committee,  the                                                               
Legislative Budget  and Audit Committee meeting  was adjourned at                                                               
8:54 a.m.                                                                                                                       

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Agenda_LBA_30Mar15.pdf JBUD 3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM