Legislature(2015 - 2016)

10/21/2015 09:21 AM BUD

Audio Topic
09:34:57 AM Start
09:36:11 AM Approval of Minutes
09:37:22 AM Executive Session
11:04:08 AM Release of Audits
11:04:22 AM Other Committee Business
11:05:02 AM 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                                                                                        
                        October 21, 2015                                                                                        
                           9:34 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Hawker, Chair                                                                                               
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
OTHER LEGISLATORS PRESENT                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Representative Dan Saddler                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:34:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MIKE  HAWKER  called  the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at  9:34 a.m.   Representatives Kito,                                                               
Olson, Thompson,  and Hawker, and  Senators Bishop  and MacKinnon                                                               
were present  at the call to  order.  Senator Hoffman  arrived as                                                               
the meeting was in progress.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:36:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER noted that there was a quorum to do business.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                            
                      APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
9:36:25 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
the approval of the minutes.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:36:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON  made  a  motion to  approve  the  minutes  of                                                               
September 10, 2015.   There being no objection,  the minutes from                                                               
the meeting of September 10, 2015 were approved.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:37:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  MACKINNON  made  a  motion to  approve  the  minutes  of                                                               
October 7, 2015.  There being  no objection, the minutes from the                                                               
meeting of October 7, 2015 were approved.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
^EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                              
                       EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
9:37:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HAWKER announced  that the  committee would  next go  into                                                               
executive session.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:37:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made a motion  to move to executive session for                                                               
the  purpose of  discussing confidential  audit reports  under AS                                                               
24.20.301.   There being  no objection,  the committee  went into                                                               
executive session at 9:38 a.m.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:01:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  brought the committee  back to order at  11:01 a.m.                                                               
Present at the  call back to order were  Representatives Kito and                                                               
Thompson (via teleconference),  Representatives Olson and Hawker,                                                               
Senator  Bishop (via  teleconference), and  Senators Hoffman  and                                                               
MacKinnon.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^RELEASE OF AUDITS                                                                                                              
                       RELEASE OF AUDITS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
SENATOR  MACKINNON made  a motion  for the  final audits  for the                                                               
Alaska  Agricultural and  Fisheries  Products  Preference Use  by                                                               
State Entities,  the Commercial  Fisheries Entry  Commission, the                                                               
Citizens'  Advisory Commission  on  Federal Areas,  and the  Real                                                               
Estate  Commission (sunset)  to  be released  to  the public  for                                                               
response.   There  being no  objection, the  aforementioned final                                                               
audits were released to the public.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:04:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON  made a  motion for  the preliminary  audit for                                                               
the Big Game  Commercial Services Board sunset to  be released to                                                               
the appropriate agency  for response.  There  being no objection,                                                               
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
^OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                       
                    OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
11:04:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER  announced that at  request of the  Senate Resources                                                               
Standing Committee,  the Legislative  Budget and  Audit Committee                                                               
had  engaged professional  contracts -  for a  sum not  to exceed                                                               
$25,000 -  with Roger  Marks and Bill  Barron to  support various                                                               
committees,   particularly   the    Senate   Resources   Standing                                                               
Committee, during the special session.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:05:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There  being  no  further  business  before  the  committee,  the                                                               
Legislative Budget  and Audit Committee meeting  was adjourned at                                                               
11:05 a.m.                                                                                                                      

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