Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/20/1994 01:18 PM FIN

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                             MINUTES                                           
            JOINT SENATE AND HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                           
                        January 20, 1994                                       
                            1:18 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  HFC 94-8, Side 1, #000 - end.                                                
  HFC 94-8, Side 2, #000 - end.                                                
  HFC 94-9, Side 1, #000 - end.                                                
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Ron Larson, Co-Chair, convened the meeting at                 
  1:18 P.M.                                                                    
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  The following Senate and House Finance members were present:                 
                                                                               
       SENATE FINANCE                HOUSE FINANCE                             
                                                                               
       Co-Chair Frank                Co-Chair Larson                           
       Senator Reiger                Co-Chair MacLean                          
                                     Representative Brown                      
                                     Representative Foster                     
                                     Representative                            
  Grussendorf                                                                  
                                     Representative Hanley                     
                                     Representative Hoffman                    
                                     Representative Martin                     
                                     Representative Parnell                    
                                     Representative Therriault                 
                                                                               
  (Senator  Pearce,  Senator  Jacko,  Senator  Kelly,  Senator                 
  Kerttula, Senator Sharp and  Representative Navarre were not                 
  present for the meeting).                                                    
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Senator Randy  Phillips; Representative  John Davies;  Nancy                 
  Bear  Usera,  Commissioner,  Department  of  Administration;                 
  Charles  Mahlen,  Commissioner,  Department of  Labor;  John                 
  Abshire,  Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of  Labor; David                 
  Teal,   Director,   Division  of   Administrative  Services,                 
  Department  of Labor; Paul Fuhs, Commissioner, Department of                 
  Commerce  and  Economic  Development;  Guy  Bell,  Director,                 
  Division of Administrative Services, Department of  Commerce                 
  and  Economic  Development;  Christopher   Gates,  Director,                 
  Division of Economic Development, Department of Commerce and                 
                                                                               
                                1                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Economic  Development;  Senator   Dave  Donley;  Arthur   H.                 
  Snowden,  II,  Administrative  Assistant,   Alaska  Judicial                 
  Council,  Judicial Branch;  Robert  Fisher, Fiscal  Officer,                 
  Administration, Judicial Operations, Judicial  Branch; Randy                 
  Welker,  Legislative  Auditor,  Legislative Audit  Division,                 
  Legislative Affairs Agency.                                                  
                                                                               
  COURT LEASE FINANCE PURCHASE: ANCHORAGE TIMES BUILDING                       
                                                                               
  (*Verbatim transcript  included on  file with  House Finance                 
  Committee Secretary.)                                                        
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson concluded the Joint Senate and House Finance                 
  Committee hearing  at 1:55 P.M.  The House Finance Committee                 
  meeting was called to order at 2:05 P.M.                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Larson  advised  members  that  there would  be  a                 
  presentation by the following agencies regarding their  FY95                 
  budget requests:                                                             
                                                                               
            DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                       
            DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                                
            DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                      
                                                                               
  (*Copies of log  notes, meeting  tapes and  handouts are  on                 
  file with the  Legislative Finance Division.   Contact #465-                 
  3795).                                                                       
                                                                               
  Log #               DISCUSSION                                               
                                                                               
  HFC 8,  Side 2   Co-Chair  Larson called  the House  Finance                 
                           discuss    the     Department    of                 
                           Administration, Department of Labor                 
                           and the Department of  Commerce and                 
                           Economic  Development  FY95  budget                 
                           overviews.                                          
                                                                               
  with                handouts (Copies on file)  and discussed                 
                      the   increments   and   decrements   as                 
                      proposed    by    the    Department   of                 
                      Administration.                                          
                                                                               
  and            Commissioner  Usera  regarding  the  proposed                 
                 Department budget.                                            
                                                                               
  of             Labor and  David Teal, Director,  Division of                 
                 Administrative Services, Department of Labor,                 
                 provided the Committee with handouts (Copy on                 
                                                                               
                                2                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
                 file).  Mr. Teal discussed the increments and                 
                 decrements  as  proposed   for  FY95   budget                 
                 overview.                                                     
                                                                               
  HFC 9, Side 1  Mr.  Teal continued  to  discuss the  handout                 
  provided #000-011        to  the  Committee  regarding  FY95                 
  budget overviews.                                                            
                                                                               
  regarding                the proposed changes from  the FY94                 
                           budget.                                             
                                                                               
  Commerce and             Economic  Development provided  the                 
                           Committee with two handouts (Copies                 
                           on file) and  proceeded to  discuss                 
                           overall    requests   within    the                 
                           Department.                                         
                                                                               
  Fuhs                concerns they had regarding the proposed                 
                      increments   and   decrements   to   the                 
                      Department's proposed FY95 budget.   The                 
                      Budget  Overview  session  concluded  at                 
                      3:25 P.M.                                                
  SENATE BILL 19                                                               
                                                                               
       "An Act relating to the crime of conspiracy."                           
                                                                               
  Representative Brown distributed Amendment #3, #8-LS0246\K.8                 
  dated 1/20/94.  The amendment would propose a new Subsection                 
  E which would provide a safeguard  to protect those who were                 
  merely present at the scene of a crime.                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Hanley  thought the proposed  amendment would                 
  negate the  previously  defeated Amendment  #2.   Discussion                 
  followed  amongst   the  Committee   members.  and   further                 
  clarification was requested from the Department of Law.                      
                                                                               
  SB 19 was HELD in Committee for further discussion.                          
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 3:35 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
                             MINUTES                                           
            JOINT SENATE AND HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                           
                        January 20, 1994                                       
                            1:18 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                3                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  HFC 94-8, Side 1, #000 - end.                                                
  HFC 94-8, Side 2, #000 - end.                                                
  HFC 94-9, Side 1, #000 - end.                                                
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Ron Larson, Co-Chair, convened the meeting at                 
  1:18 P.M.                                                                    
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  The following Senate and House Finance members were present:                 
                                                                               
       SENATE FINANCE                HOUSE FINANCE                             
                                                                               
       Co-Chair Frank                Co-Chair Larson                           
       Senator Reiger                Co-Chair MacLean                          
                                     Representative Brown                      
                                     Representative Foster                     
                                     Representative                            
  Grussendorf                                                                  
                                     Representative Hanley                     
                                     Representative Hoffman                    
                                     Representative Martin                     
                                     Representative Parnell                    
                                     Representative Therriault                 
                                                                               
  (Senator  Pearce,  Senator  Jacko,  Senator  Kelly,  Senator                 
  Kerttula, Senator Sharp and  Representative Navarre were not                 
  present for the meeting).                                                    
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Senator  Randy Phillips;  Representative John  Davies; Nancy                 
  Bear  Usera,  Commissioner,  Department  of  Administration;                 
  Charles Mahlen,  Commissioner,  Department  of  Labor;  John                 
  Abshire,  Deputy Commissioner,  Department  of Labor;  David                 
  Teal,   Director,   Division  of   Administrative  Services,                 
  Department  of Labor; Paul Fuhs, Commissioner, Department of                 
  Commerce  and  Economic  Development;  Guy  Bell,  Director,                 
  Division of Administrative Services,  Department of Commerce                 
  and  Economic  Development;  Christopher   Gates,  Director,                 
  Division of Economic Development, Department of Commerce and                 
  Economic  Development;  Senator   Dave  Donley;  Arthur   H.                 
  Snowden,  II,  Administrative  Assistant,   Alaska  Judicial                 
  Council,  Judicial Branch;  Robert  Fisher, Fiscal  Officer,                 
  Administration, Judicial Operations, Judicial  Branch; Randy                 
  Welker,  Legislative  Auditor,  Legislative Audit  Division,                 
  Legislative Affairs Agency.                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                4                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  COURT LEASE FINANCE PURCHASE: ANCHORAGE TIMES BUILDING                       
                                                                               
  (*Verbatim transcript  included on  file with  House Finance                 
  Committee Secretary.)                                                        
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson concluded the Joint Senate and House Finance                 
  Committee hearing at 1:55 P.M.   The House Finance Committee                 
  meeting was called to order at 2:05 P.M.                                     
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  Larson  advised  members  that  there would  be  a                 
  presentation by the following agencies regarding their  FY95                 
  budget requests:                                                             
                                                                               
            DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                       
            DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                                
            DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                      
                                                                               
  (*Copies of  log notes,  meeting tapes and  handouts are  on                 
  file with the  Legislative Finance Division.   Contact #465-                 
  3795).                                                                       
                                                                               
  Log #               DISCUSSION                                               
                                                                               
  HFC 8,  Side 2   Co-Chair  Larson called  the House  Finance                 
                           discuss    the     Department    of                 
                           Administration, Department of Labor                 
                           and the Department of  Commerce and                 
                           Economic  Development  FY95  budget                 
                           overviews.                                          
                                                                               
  with                handouts (Copies on file)  and discussed                 
                      the   increments   and   decrements   as                 
                      proposed    by    the    Department   of                 
                      Administration.                                          
                                                                               
  and            Commissioner  Usera  regarding  the  proposed                 
                 Department budget.                                            
                                                                               
  of             Labor and David  Teal, Director, Division  of                 
                 Administrative Services, Department of Labor,                 
                 provided the Committee with handouts (Copy on                 
                 file).  Mr. Teal discussed the increments and                 
                 decrements  as  proposed   for  FY95   budget                 
                 overview.                                                     
                                                                               
  HFC 9, Side 1  Mr.  Teal continued  to  discuss the  handout                 
  provided #000-011        to  the  Committee  regarding  FY95                 
  budget overviews.                                                            
                                                                               
                                5                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  regarding                the proposed changes from  the FY94                 
                           budget.                                             
                                                                               
  Commerce and             Economic  Development  provided the                 
                           Committee with two handouts (Copies                 
                           on file) and  proceeded to  discuss                 
                           overall    requests    within   the                 
                           Department.                                         
                                                                               
  Fuhs                concerns they had regarding the proposed                 
                      increments   and   decrements   to   the                 
                      Department's proposed FY95 budget.   The                 
                      Budget  Overview  session  concluded  at                 
                      3:25 P.M.                                                
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL 19                                                               
                                                                               
       "An Act relating to the crime of conspiracy."                           
                                                                               
  Representative Brown distributed Amendment #3, #8-LS0246\K.8                 
  dated 1/20/94.  The amendment would propose a new Subsection                 
  E which would provide a safeguard  to protect those who were                 
  merely present at the scene of a crime.                                      
                                                                               
  Representative Hanley  thought the proposed  amendment would                 
  negate the  previously  defeated Amendment  #2.   Discussion                 
  followed  amongst   the  Committee   members.  and   further                 
  clarification was requested from the Department of Law.                      
                                                                               
  SB 19 was HELD in Committee for further discussion.                          
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 3:35 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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