Legislature(2017 - 2018)CAPITOL 106

04/11/2018 07:45 AM LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT

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07:45:33 AM Start
07:46:50 AM Approval of the Agenda
07:47:09 AM Approval of the Minutes
07:47:44 AM Executive Session
09:28:10 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Location Change --
+ EXECUTIVE SESSION - Preliminary Audit TELECONFERENCED
a. Contract Amendments
b. Dept. of Revenue
i. AK Mental Health Trust Authority
ii. Asset Management & Other Selected Issues
Other Committee Business
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
             LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE                                                                           
                         April 11, 2018                                                                                         
                           7:45 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bert Stedman, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Natasha von Imhof (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Andy Josephson, Vice Chair                                                                                       
Representative Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                   
Representative Paul Seaton                                                                                                      
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Jennifer Johnston                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Dan Ortiz (alternate)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA                                                                                                          
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES                                                                                                         
EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses to record                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:45:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BERT  STEDMAN  called the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                             
Committee  meeting  to  order  at   7:45  a.m.    Representatives                                                               
Kawasaki, Seaton, Spohnholz, and  Josephson and Senators Stedman,                                                               
Giessel,  Bishop,  and MacKinnon  were  present  at the  call  to                                                               
order.     Representative   Johnston   and   Senator  von   Imhof                                                               
(alternate) arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
^APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA                                                                                                       
                     APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
7:46:50 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  made  a motion  that  the  Legislative                                                               
Budget and  Audit Committee approve  the agenda.  There  being no                                                               
objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
^APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES                                                                                                      
                    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
7:47:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
approval of the minutes.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:47:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPHSON made a motion  to approve the minutes of                                                               
the  March  6, 2018  meeting.    There  being no  objection,  the                                                               
minutes from the meeting of March 6, 2018 were approved.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                            
                       EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
7:47:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN announced that the  next order of business would be                                                               
to move into executive session.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
7:48:00 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JOSEPHSON  made a  motion  to  move to  executive                                                               
session under  Uniform Rule  22 for the  purpose of  discussing a                                                               
waiver  and contract  amendment, and  to consider  a confidential                                                               
audit report  under AS  24.20.301.  He  asked that  the following                                                               
individuals  remain  in  the  room  or  on-line:    Kris  Curtis,                                                               
necessary  staff   for  the   Legislative  Audit   Division,  any                                                               
legislators  that are  not on  the Legislative  Budget and  Audit                                                               
Committee,  and  any  legislative  staff  working  for  committee                                                               
members.    In addition,  he  asked  that  the attorney  and  the                                                               
investment  consultant  for  the  Legislative  Budget  and  Audit                                                               
Committee be authorized to remain in the room or on-line.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:48:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN announced there was no objection to the motion.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:48:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
7:49:14 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN  announced that there  was a quorum, as  there were                                                               
nine members of the committee present.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:49:26 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee  took an at-ease  from 7:49  a.m. to 9:26  a.m. for                                                               
the purpose of executive session.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:26:07 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN  called the Legislative Budget  and Audit Committee                                                               
back to  order at  9:26 a.m.   Representatives  Kawasaki, Seaton,                                                               
Spohnholz,  and   Johnston,  and  Senators  Stedman,   Von  Imhof                                                               
(alternate), Bishop,  Giessel, and MacKinnon were  present at the                                                               
call to order.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:26:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
9:27:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON made  a motion that the  Legislative Budget and                                                               
Audit Committee  approve the waiver  and contract  amendment with                                                               
Dr. Wenran  Jiang for professional  services as presented  to the                                                               
committee.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:27:24 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MACKINNON  made a  motion for  the preliminary  audit for                                                               
the Department of Revenue -  Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority                                                               
asset management and other selected  issues to be released to the                                                               
appropriate agency  for response.   There being no  objection, it                                                               
was so ordered.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:28:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                       
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at                                                                 
9:28 a.m.                                                                                                                       

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