Legislature(2015 - 2016)ANCH LIO AUDITORIUM

02/22/2016 03:30 PM LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT

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03:30:21 PM Start
03:30:50 PM Public Comment on Performance Reviews of the Department of Education and Early Development, the Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education, and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation
03:58:05 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Performance Review - Anchorage with Statewide TELECONFERENCED
Public Comment to Assist the Contractors
Conducting the Performance Reviews:
- Dept. of Education & Early Development
- Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education
- Alaska Student Loan Corporation
-- Public Testimony <Time Limit 3 Minutes> --
** Meeting is in Anchorage with teleconferences
for Fairbanks & Statewide **
**Streaming available in JNU in TS Bldg Rm 105**
Note: Public Testimony for JNU is 2/26/16
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                                                           
                       Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                        
                       February 22, 2016                                                                                        
                           3:30 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Hawker, Chair                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Pete Kelly (alternate)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Mark Neuman (alternate)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PUBLIC COMMENT ON PERFORMANCE REVIEWS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF                                                                      
EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT~ THE ALASKA COMMISSION ON POST-                                                                 
SECONDARY EDUCATION~ AND THE ALASKA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PAULYN SWANSON, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the public                                                                     
comment session.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:30:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  MIKE  HAWKER  called  the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at  3:30 p.m. from the  auditorium in                                                               
the  Anchorage Legislative  Information  office.   Representative                                                               
Hawker was present at the call to order.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Public  Comment  on Performance  Reviews  of  the Department  of                                                             
Education and  Early Development, the Alaska  Commission on Post-                                                             
Secondary Education, and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   Public Comment on Performance Reviews of the Department of                                                               
 Education and Early Development, the Alaska Commission on Post-                                                            
  Secondary Education, and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:30:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
public comments specifically conducted  for the Legislative Audit                                                               
Division  to  review  agency  activities,  identify  problems  or                                                               
concerns, and  assist the contractors conducting  the Performance                                                               
Reviews  of the  Department of  Education and  Early Development,                                                               
the  Alaska  Commission  on  Post-Secondary  Education,  and  the                                                               
Alaska Student  Loan Corporation  as mandated  by House  Bill 30,                                                               
and  required under  AS  44.66.040(a)(2).   He  pointed out  that                                                               
there would be a second opportunity  for the public to testify on                                                               
February  26,  2016.   He  reiterated  that  the purpose  of  the                                                               
meeting  was  to  gather  public   feedback  on  the  operations,                                                               
functions, and  interactions of the  Department of  Education and                                                               
Early  Development,  the   Alaska  Commission  on  Post-Secondary                                                               
Education,  and   the  Alaska  Student  Loan   Corporation.    He                                                               
emphasized that this  was an informational hearing,  not a budget                                                               
hearing, and that written testimony would also be accepted.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:33:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAULYN SWANSON,  Staff, Representative Mike Hawker,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, testified  (via teleconference) that there  were not                                                               
any legislators present in the  Juneau committee room, and no one                                                               
present to testify.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER reported  that currently there was no  one in either                                                               
Anchorage or Juneau to testify.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER reiterated  that the purpose of this  hearing was to                                                               
gather  information for  the contractors,  and, as  it was  being                                                               
held during a legislative day, legislators were not expected to                                                                 
compromise their other committee schedules.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:34:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER noted that there were not any legislators                                                                          
participating via teleconference.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:35:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 3:35 p.m. to 3:57 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:57:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER brought the committee back to order.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:57:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HAWKER stated that there had not been any interest in                                                                     
public testimony, and he reminded that there was a second                                                                       
statewide opportunity to testify on February 26, 2016.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:58:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                       
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                 
3:58 p.m.                                                                                                                       

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