Legislature(2015 - 2016)HOUSE FINANCE 519
03/18/2016 07:30 AM LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT
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ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE March 18, 2016 7:31 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair Senator Cathy Giessel Senator Bert Stedman Representative Mike Hawker (via teleconference) Representative Kurt Olson Representative Lance Pruitt Representative Steve Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT Senator Lyman Hoffman Senator Click Bishop Representative Sam Kito Senator Pete Kelly (alternate) Representative Mark Neuman (alternate) COMMITTEE CALENDAR APPROVAL OF MINUTES EXECUTIVE SESSION OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION No previous action to record WITNESS REGISTER No witnesses to record ACTION NARRATIVE 7:31:34 AM VICE CHAIR ANNA MACKINNON called the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting to order at 7:31 a.m. Senators MacKinnon, Giessel, and Stedman and Representatives Hawker (via teleconference), Thompson, and Olson were present at the call to order. Representative Pruitt arrived as the meeting was in progress. ^Approval of Minutes Approval of Minutes 7:32:29 AM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the first order of business would be approval of the minutes. 7:32:42 AM REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON made a motion to approve the minutes of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee from February 22, 2016, February 25, 2016, and February 26, 2016. There being no objection, the minutes from the meetings of February 22, 2016, February 25, 2016, and February 26, 2016, were approved. ^Executive Session Executive Session 7:33:02 AM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the next order of business would be to move into executive session. REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON made a motion under Uniform Rule 22 to move to executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential audit reports under AS 24.20.301 and for matters pertaining to personnel under AS 42.40.170(b)(4). There being no objection, the committee went into executive session at 7:33 a.m. 7:33:42 AM The committee took an at-ease from 7:33 a.m. to 9:09 a.m. 9:09:40 AM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON brought the committee back to 9:09 a.m. Representatives Olson, Thompson, and Pruitt and Senators MacKinnon, Giessel, and Stedman were present at the call to order. 9:10:18 AM REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON made a motion for the preliminary audits for the Statewide Single Audit for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2015, and the Commercial Passenger Vessel Tax Special Audit to be released to the appropriate agencies and communities for response. There being no objection, it was so ordered. ^Other Committee Business Other Committee Business 9:10:55 AM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the final order of business would be to discuss any other committee business. 9:11:50 AM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON stated her desire to work with the auditor to review the possibility for consolidation and restructure of the support staff to the various Boards and Commissions. 9:13:06 AM REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT offered his belief that this should be reviewed, and he added that it might be encumbent to analyze the appropriateness of the personnel assigned to each board, with the possibility of consolidation of some boards and commissions. VICE CHAIR MACKINNON shared that Kris Curtis, Legislative Auditor, had reported to the Senate Finance Committee that there had been a more formal look at consolidation of the boards in 1992. She noted that a sub-committee to the Senate Finance Committee had also been assigned this review. She noted that, as some boards were funded by receipts from licenses, these should be reviewed, although her priority was to review those funded by general fund dollars or designated receipts that could be used elsewhere. 9:15:08 AM ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the committee, the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.