Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

01/13/2017 03:00 PM LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT

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03:05:29 PM Start
03:06:52 PM Approval of Minutes
03:07:18 PM Executive Session
03:48:08 PM Other Committee Business
03:49:41 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ EXECUTIVE SESSION: Audits - Final TELECONFERENCED
- Dept. of Health & Social Services - Alaska
HealthCare Commission (Sunset)
- Dept. of Public Safety - Alaska Scientific
Crime Detection Laboratory Select Issues
Other Committee Business
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                                                           
                        January 13, 2017                                                                                        
                           3:05 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Mike Hawker, Chair (via teleconference)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Senator Click Bishop (via teleconference)                                                                                       
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Pete Kelly (alternate)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson                                                                                                       
Representative Mark Neuman (alternate)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
OTHER LEGISLATORS PRESENT                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
Senator Berta Gardner                                                                                                           
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Lora Reinbold                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:05:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR  ANNA MACKINNON  called  the  Legislative Budget  and                                                             
Audit  Committee  meeting  to  order   at  3:05  p.m.    Senators                                                               
MacKinnon,   Stedman,  and   Bishop  (via   teleconference),  and                                                               
Representatives   Kito,  Thompson,   Pruitt,   and  Hawker   (via                                                               
teleconference)  were present  at the  call  to order.   Also  in                                                               
attendance  were Senator  Gardner  and Representatives  Josephson                                                               
and Reinbold.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
^approval of minutes                                                                                                          
                      Approval of Minutes                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:06:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MACKINNON  announced that the first  order of business                                                               
would be approval of the minutes.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:07:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT  made a  motion to  approve the  minutes of                                                               
the Legislative  Budget and Audit  Committee meeting  of December                                                               
13,  2016.   There  being  no  objection,  the minutes  from  the                                                               
meeting of December 13, 2016 were approved.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
^Executive Session                                                                                                            
                       Executive Session                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:07:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MACKINNON announced that  the next order  of business                                                               
would be to move into executive session.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:07:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT  made a motion that  the Legislative Budget                                                               
and Audit  Committee enter into  executive session  under Uniform                                                               
Rule  22(b)(3) and  AS 24.20.301  for the  purpose of  discussing                                                               
confidential audit  and performance review reports.   There being                                                               
no objection, the  committee went into executive  session at 3:07                                                               
p.m.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:07:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The  committee took  an at-ease  for the  executive session  from                                                               
3:07 p.m. to 3:47 p.m.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:47:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR  MACKINNON  brought  the  committee  back  to  order.                                                               
Senators  MacKinnon, Stedman,  and  Bishop (via  teleconference),                                                               
and  Representatives  Kito,  Thompson, Pruitt,  and  Hawker  (via                                                               
teleconference) were present at the call back to order.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:47:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT made a motion  for the final audits for the                                                               
Department of  Health and  Social Services  - Alaska  Health Care                                                               
Commission  (sunset) and  Department  of Public  Safety -  Alaska                                                               
Scientific  Crime  Detection  Laboratory   Select  Issues  to  be                                                               
released to the  public for response.  There  being no objection,                                                               
the motion was approved.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^Other Committee Business                                                                                                     
                    Other Committee Business                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:48:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MACKINNON  announced that the final  order of business                                                               
was for other  committee business.  She noted that  there was not                                                               
any other business to discuss.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:48:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR MACKINNON  thanked Representative  Hawker for  his 14                                                               
years  of  service  and,  on  behalf  of  the  State  of  Alaska,                                                               
expressed appreciation for his  dedication and his participation,                                                               
as  well as  chairmanship,  on  the committee.    She lauded  his                                                               
professional manner  during his  years on  the committee  and his                                                               
desire  to have  "conversations front  and center  that are  very                                                               
difficult."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:49:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  HAWKER expressed  his  gratitude  and stated  his                                                               
regard for  his staff "who  have really  been the ones  that have                                                               
helped accomplish  all the good  we've done over the  many years.                                                               
You can never underestimate the people behind the scenes."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:49:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MACKINNON announced  that the  committee chairmanship                                                               
would  be  changed over  to  Senator  Gary  Stevens at  the  next                                                               
committee meeting.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:49:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                       
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                 
3:49 p.m.                                                                                                                       

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