Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/13/1995 02:58 PM CNS

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                      CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                     
                             ON THE                                            
                     FY 95 OPERATING BUDGET                                    
                          May 13, 1995                                         
                           2:58 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
 TAPES                                                                       
                                                                               
 CC-95 #3, SIDE 1 (000-end)                                                    
 CC-95 #3, Side 2 (000-071)                                                    
                                                                               
 CALL TO ORDER                                                               
                                                                               
 Representative Hanley convened the meeting at 8:15 p.m. in the                
 Senate Finance Committee Room, State Capitol Building, Juneau,                
 Alaska.                                                                       
                                                                               
 PRESENT                                                                     
                                                                               
 All Conference Committee members were present:                                
                                                                               
  Representative Hanley   Senator Frank                                        
  Representative Foster   Senator Halford                                      
  Representative Grussendorf  Senator Zharoff                                  
                                                                               
 ALSO PRESENT:   Mike Greany, Dir., and Fiscal Analysts, Leg. Fin.             
                 Annalee McConnell, Director, OMB; Nancy Slagle,               
                Dir. of Budget Review, and Budget Analysts, OMB;               
                 Staff to conferees and other legislative members              
                                                                               
 SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                         
 CSHB 100 (FIN) AND SCS CSHB 100(FIN)AM S(EFD/BRF SUPER MAJ FLD S)             
                                                                               
 "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                     
 program expenses of state government and to capitalize funds;                 
 making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution                 
 of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve                
 fund; and providing for an effective date."                                   
                                                                               
 The Conference Committee reviewed the following agency budgets:               
                                                                               
  Department of Administration                                                 
  Department of Commerce and Economic Development                              
  Department of Community and Regional Affairs                                 
  Department of Corrections                                                    
  Department of Education                                                      
  Office of the Governor                                                       
  Department of Health & Social Services                                       
  Legislature                                                                  
  Department of Public Safety                                                  
  Department of Revenue                                                        
  Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                           
  Department of Fish and Game                                                  
                                                                               
 The Conference Committee also considered:                                     
  Front Section                                                                
  Intent Language                                                              
  Fiscal Notes                                                                 
                                                                               
 Log notes, motions sheets, attachments, and tapes of the meeting              
 are on file and available at the Legislative Library (465-3808).              
                                                                               
 LOG #                           DESCRIPTION                                 
 OOO                                                                          
 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                                 
 Rep. Hanley MOVED the Department of Administration                           
 pg. 21, S -$40.0                                                              
 pg. 43, H -$334.9                                                             
 pg 44, 1, H                                                                   
 pg 44, 2, S                                                                   
                                                                               
 020SUSAN TAYLOR, ANALYST, LEGISLATIVE FINANCE DIVISION                       
 stated that the Senate number for page 44, 2 would                            
 allow funding to be transfer into public radio and                            
 television.                                                                   
                                                                               
 029Page 44, 2 was held open                                                  
                                                                               
 031Rep. Hanley MOVED 46, amended S, $2950.0 thousand                         
 page 47, 1, S, $13750.  He stated that a separate                             
 RATNet BRU would be created.  The transfer from the                           
 Public Broadcasting Commission was not made.                                  
                                                                               
 059pg 47, H                                                                  
 Ms. Taylor explained that pg 44, 1 should be the                              
 House number.  She stated that pg 44, 2 will                                  
 reflect revised numbers.                                                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
 110Rep. Grussendorf summarized that funding for public                       
 radio would be $50.0 below the highest level.                                 
 Public television and RATNet would be $25.0 below                             
 the highest level.                                                            
                                                                               
 120DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                           
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 3, S                                                     
 pg 21, S amended of -$449.8, grants -$285.8                                   
                                                                               
 140DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS                              
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 1, H                                                     
 pg 5, S                                                                       
 pg 6, S                                                                       
 pg 8, S amended $26271.7  Sen. Frank noted that                               
 this is a 7 percent reduction.                                                
     pg 9, S amended -$31959.0                                                 
                                                                               
 172DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS  was held                                       
                                                                               
 175DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 18, S                        
 pg 26, H                                                                      
 pg 32, S                                                                      
 pg 35, S amended GF match -$115.4                                             
 pg 59, H amended -$20.0, S -$20.0                                             
                                                                               
 200OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR                                                    
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 1, S amended -$50.0                                      
 pg 2, S                                                                       
 pg 3, H                                                                       
 pg 4, S                                                                       
 pg 5, S amended -$36.2                                                        
 pg 9, H                                                                       
 pg 10, S                                                                      
 pg 14, H                                                                      
                                                                               
 210DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                  
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 1, H                                                    
                                                                               
 220LEGISLATURE                                                               
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 1, S amended -$123.0                                    
 pg 2, S amended -$997.1                                                       
 pg 3, S amended -$107.4                                                       
 pg 4, S                                                                       
 pg 7, S                                                                       
 pg 9, S amended -$216,0                                                       
 pg 10, S                                                                      
 pg 13, S                                                                      
 pg 14, S                                                                      
 pg 15, 1, H amended -$762.6                                                   
 pg 15, 2, H                                                                   
 pg 16, S                                                                      
 pg 17, S                                                                      
                                                                               
 229Rep Hanley explained that the funding for the                             
 Legislature is below FY 94 actuals.  He noted the                             
 intent is to not continue the carry forward.                                  
                                                                               
 253DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                               
 Rep Hanley MOVED to reopen the Department of Public                          
 Safety.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so                                  
 ordered.  Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 12, 3, H                                       
 pg 14, H                                                                      
 pg 20, S amended -$22.4                                                       
                                                                               
 266DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                     
 Rep. Hanley MOVED 13, S                                                       
 pg 17, S amended -$19.3                                                       
 pg 19, 1, S                                                                   
 pg 19, 2, S                                                                   
 pg 19, 3, H                                                                   
 pg 19, 4, H                                                                   
 pg 19, 5, H amended $292.4                                                   
 pg 19, 5, GF $152.4                                                           
 pg 19, 6, H                                                                   
                                                                               
 290DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES                        
 Rep. Hanley MOVED to reopen the Department of                                
 Transportation and Public Facilities.  There being                            
 NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep. Hanley MOVED                           
 pg 44, S amended -$917.3                                                      
                                                                               
 305 INTENT LANGUAGE                                                           
 Senator Frank provided Conference Committee members                          
 with intent language (Attachment 1).  The intent                              
 for the Department of Administration, regarding                               
 RATNet and public broadcasting, pages 1 and 2,                                
 Attachment 1 was held.                                                        
                                                                               
 344Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                 
 Department of Revenue (see Attachment 1).  Rep.                               
 Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the Department of                            
 Education (see Attachment 1).  There being NO                                 
 OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep. Hanley MOVED                              
 Intent Language for the  Department of Commerce and                           
 Economic Development (see Attachment 1).   There                              
 being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                        
 Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                    
 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (see                              
 Attachment 1).  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so                           
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 344Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                 
 Department of Natural Resources (see Attachment 1).                           
 There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep.                            
 Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the  Department of                           
 Public Safety (see Attachment 1).  There being NO                             
 OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep. Hanley MOVED                              
 Intent Language #499, Public Safety Highway Safety                            
 Planning Agency-Federal Grants at $600.0.  There                              
 being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                        
                                                                               
 371Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                 
 Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                            
 (see Attachment 1).  There being NO OBJECTION, it                             
 was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                               
 395Senator Frank MOVED to delete the second sentence                         
 in Intent Language for the Department of                                      
 Environmental Conservation, #1428.  There being NO                            
 OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
 360Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                 
 Department of Corrections.  Representative                                    
 Grussendorf expressed objections to Intent Language                           
 for the Department of Corrections, # 1381.  Intent                            
 Language #1381 was adopted.                                                   
                                                                               
 418Ms. McConnell noted that Intent Language for the                          
 Department of Corrections, 1931 was not adopted                               
 because it is anticipated to be included in the                               
 capital budget.                                                               
                                                                               
 421Rep. Hanley did not move Intent Language for the                          
 University of Alaska.  There being NO OBJECTION, it                           
 was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                               
 424Senator Frank provided members with intent language                       
 of the  regarding public television and radio and                             
 RATNet (Attachment 2).  Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent                              
 Language in Attachment 2.  There being NO                                     
 OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                 
                                                                               
 433Rep. Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the                                 
 Department of Natural Resources (Attachment 3).                               
 There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep.                            
 Hanley MOVED Intent Language for the Department of                            
 Education (Attachment 4).  There being NO                                     
 OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep. Hanley MOVED                              
 Intent Language for the Department of Commerce and                            
 Economic Development, ARDOR (Attachment 5).  There                            
 being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.  Rep. Hanley                           
 MOVED Intent Language for the Department of                                   
 Commerce and Economic Development, International                              
 Trade (Attachment 6).  There being NO OBJECTION, it                           
 was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                               
 449Ms. McConnell noted that the Department of                                
 Administration intends to make an effort to reduce                            
 lease costs through negotiations.  She added that                             
 if the Department is unsuccessful an supplemental                             
 request would be introduced.                                                  
                                                                               
 461Rep. Hanley MOVED to for the Department of                                
 Administration, pg 23, H amended -$25.0 thousand                              
 dollars.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so                                 
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 465Rep. Hanley MOVED to pg 43, H amended -$334.9.                            
 He explained that there would be a separate RATNet                            
 BRU.                                                                          
 pg 44, 1, H amended -$1435.1                                                  
 pg 44, 2, S amended radio -$2950.0, amended TV -                              
 $1375.0.                                                                      
 pg 45, S                                                                      
 pg 46, S amended $2950.0                                                     
 pg 47, 1, S amended $1375.0                                                  
 pg 47, 2, H                                                                  
                                                                               
 495DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME                                               
 Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 1, H amended -$457.1                                    
  pg 1, 2, H                                                                   
  pg 1, 3, H                                                                   
  pg 2, H                                                                      
  pg 3, H                                                                      
  pg 4, H                                                                      
  pg 5, 1, H                                                                   
 pg 5, 2, H                                                                   
  pg 5, 3, H                                                                   
  pg 6, H                                                                      
  pg 9, H amended -$25.0                                                       
 pg 14, 1, S amended -$700.0 federal funds, -                                 
 $1,600.0 Fish and Game Fund                                                   
  pg 14, 2, H                                                                  
  pg 14, 3, H                                                                  
 pg 14, 4, H                                                                  
  pg 14, 5, H                                                                  
                                                                               
 504Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 15, 1, H                                             
  pg 15, 2, H                                                                  
  pg 15, 3, H                                                                  
  pg 16, H                                                                     
  pg 17, H                                                                     
  pg 18, H                                                                     
  pg 19, S                                                                     
  pg 20, H                                                                     
  pg 21, S amended -$149.0 general fund, -$10.3 GFPR                           
  pg 24, S                                                                     
  pg 25, S                                                                     
  pg 26, S                                                                     
  pg 27, S                                                                     
 pg 28, H amended -$395.0                                                     
                                                                               
 512Rep. Hanley MOVED pg 30, 1, H                                             
  pg 30, 2, S                                                                  
  pg 33, S                                                                     
  pg 34, S                                                                     
                                                                               
 527FRONT Section                                                             
 Rep. Hanley MOVED front Section Sections (see                                
 attachment 7):                                                                
  Section 2, Senate                                                            
  Section 13, S                                                                
  Section 18 (a)-(g), S                                                        
  Section 19, S                                                                
  Section 20(a), H                                                             
  Section 20(b) amended H, 2,791.3                                             
  Section 20(c), S                                                             
  Section 24, H                                                                
  Section 25, S                                                                
  Section 31, H                                                                
  Section 38, S                                                                
                                                                               
 558Ms. McConnel expressed concern that labor contracts                       
 were not ratified by the Legislature.                                         
 Representative Grussendorf OBJECTED to the adoption                           
 of Section 38, Senate.  Representative Hanley                                 
 stressed that inaction would amount to ratification                           
 of the contracts.  He observed that if money is not                           
 appropriated to fund ratified contracts then                                  
 departments would have to absorb the increases.                               
                                                                               
 571A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION to adopt                         
 Section 38, Senate (Attachment 8).                                            
 IN FAVOR: Foster, Halford, Frank, Hanley                                     
 OPPOSED: Grussendorf, Zharoff                                                
  The MOTION PASSED (4-2).                                                     
  Rep. Hanley MOVED Section 39, S                                              
  Section 40, S                                                                
  Sections 41, S                                                               
                                                                               
 (Tape Change, CC 95-4, Side 2)                                                
                                                                               
 000Rep. Hanley MOVED 42, & 43, Senate                                        
                                                                               
 009Representative Hanley MOVED to adopt front Sections                       
 which were identical in the House and Senate                                  
 versions.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so                                
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 011Rep. Hanley MOVED to adopt category two items.                            
 There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                  
                                                                               
 019Rep. Hanley MOVED to adopt front Section items:                           
 Section 20(a) H                                                               
  Section 20 (b) amended H, $2791.3                                            
  Section 21(c), S                                                             
                                                                               
 024DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS                                                 
 Representative Hanley MOVED pg 31, 3, S amended -                            
 $946.6                                                                        
                                                                               
 031FISCAL NOTES                                                              
 Representative Hanley provided members with a list                           
 of fiscal notes (Attachment 9).  He amended the                               
 list by deleting $110.0 thousand dollars for HB 92                            
 and inserting $136.0 thousand dollars.  Rep. Hanley                           
 MOVED to adopt the fiscal notes contained in                                  
 Attachment 9.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so                            
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
 046Ms. McConnel asked for an analysis of fiscal notes.                       
 Representative Hanley stated that an analysis would                           
 be forthcoming.                                                               
                                                                               
 062Senator Frank discussed reductions to fiscal notes.                       
 He noted that HB 78 fiscal notes were reduced to                              
 result in a net zero.  He added that fiscal notes                             
 for HB 159 were reduced to reflect the effective                              
 date of January 1, 1996.  He stated that SB 28 was                            
 also reduced to reflect discussions with the                                  
 Department.                                                                   
                                                                              
 Representative Hanley MOVED to report CCHB 100 out                           
 of Committee with individual recommendations.                                 
 There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                  
 071ADJOURNMENT                                                             
 The meeting adjourned at 4:54 p.m.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               

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