Legislature(2015 - 2016)

06/23/2015 10:38 AM BUD

Audio Topic
10:38:27 AM Start
10:40:13 AM Approval of Minutes
10:40:53 AM Executive Session
12:07:35 PM Release of Audits
12:09:54 PM Other Committee Business
12:11:33 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                                                           
                       Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                        
                         June 23, 2015                                                                                          
                           10:38 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Hawker, Chair                                                                                               
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Steve Thompson (telephonic)                                                                                      
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Representative Mark Neuman (alternate)                                                                                          
Senator Pete Kelly (alternate)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                             
EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                               
RELEASE OF AUDITS                                                                                                               
OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses to record                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:38:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MIKE  HAWKER  called  the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                             
Committee  meeting  to  order  at  10:38  a.m.    Representatives                                                               
Hawker,  Olson, Thompson,  and Kito,  and Senators  MacKinnon and                                                               
Stedman  were  present at  the  call  to order.    Representative                                                               
Pruitt arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
^Approval of Minutes                                                                                                            
                      Approval of Minutes                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
10:40:13 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
the approval of the minutes.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made a motion that  the minutes on May 7, 2015,                                                               
May 13, 2015, and May 14,  2015, be approved as presented.  There                                                               
being  no objection,  the minutes  from  the meetings  on May  7,                                                               
2015, May 13, 2015, and May 14, 2015, were approved.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^Executive Session                                                                                                              
                       Executive Session                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
10:40:53 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
an executive session.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:41:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON made  a motion  to move  to executive  session                                                               
under  Uniform  Rule 22(b)(1)  and  (b)(3)  as the  meeting  will                                                               
involve  a discussion  of matters  which the  immediate knowledge                                                               
would  adversely affect  the finances  of a  government unit,  as                                                               
well  as a  discussion  of confidential  audit  reports under  AS                                                               
24.20.301.   There being  no objection,  the committee  went into                                                               
executive session at 10:41 a.m.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
12:06:54 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  brought the committee  back to order at  12:06 p.m.                                                               
Representatives  Thompson, Olson,  Pruitt, Kito  and Hawker,  and                                                               
Senator MacKinnon were present at the call back to order.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^Release of Audits                                                                                                              
                       Release of Audits                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:07:35 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made a motion  to move that the following final                                                               
audits  be  released  to  the  public:    Alaska  Public  Offices                                                               
Commission, and Alaska Commission on  Aging, Sunset.  There being                                                               
no objection, the audits were ordered released.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
12:07:56 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON  made a motion  that the  following preliminary                                                               
audit be released to the  appropriate agency for response:  Board                                                               
of Parole, Sunset.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
12:08:21 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON  made a motion  that the committee  approve the                                                               
performance  review scopes  for the  Department of  Education and                                                               
Early  Development,  including  the Commission  on  Postsecondary                                                               
Education, and  the Alaska Student Loan  Corporation as presented                                                               
in Executive Session.   There being no objection,  the scopes are                                                               
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
12:08:49 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   MACKINNON  moved   the  committee   to  authorize   the                                                               
legislative  auditor  to solicit  and  award  a contract  for  an                                                               
amount not  to exceed  $300,000 for a  performance review  of the                                                               
Department of  Education and Early  Development.  There  being no                                                               
objection, it is so ordered.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:09:18 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR   MACKINNON  moved   the  committee   to  authorize   the                                                               
legislative  auditor  to solicit  and  award  a contract  for  an                                                               
amount not  to exceed  $175,000 for a  performance review  of the                                                               
Alaska  Commission on  Postsecondary  Education,  and the  Alaska                                                               
Student Loan  Corporation.   There being no  objection, it  is so                                                               
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Other Committee Business                                                                                                       
                    Other Committee Business                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
12:09:54 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HAWKER reported  that the  Medicaid  Request for  Proposal                                                               
(RFP) is  out, and is  due back July 6,  2015.  The  final report                                                               
from the education consultants hired  under the authority of [the                                                               
28th  Alaska   State  Legislature's  House  Bill   278]  will  be                                                               
presented during the next Legislative  Budget and Audit Committee                                                               
meeting, he advised.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
12:11:33 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                       
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                 
12:11 p.m.                                                                                                                      

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