Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/19/1994 03:10 PM FIN

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                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 19, 1994                                        
                            3:10 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 133, Side 1, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 133, Side 2, #000 - #318.                                      
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson  called the House  Finance Committee meeting                 
  to order at 3:10 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Hoffman                         
  Co-Chair MacLean              Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Representative   Pete   Kott;   Paul   Fuhs,   Commissioner,                 
  Department  of  Commerce  and  Economic  Development;  Nancy                 
  Slagle, Director,  Division  of  Budget  Review,  Office  of                 
  Management  and  Budget;   Karson  Cowart,  (Testified   via                 
  teleconference), Alaska Visitor Association,  Anchorage; Guy                 
  Bell,   Director,   Division  of   Administrative  Services,                 
  Department of Commerce  and Economic Development;  Elizabeth                 
  Shaw,  Chief, Assistant  Attorney  General, Civil  Division,                 
  Department of  Law; Remond Henderson, Director,  Division of                 
  Administrative   Services,   Department  of   Community  and                 
  Regional Affairs.                                                            
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
  HB 342    An  Act  extending  the  termination  date  of the                 
            Alaska Tourism Marketing Council.                                  
                                                                               
            CS HB 342 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with                 
            a "do pass" recommendation and  with a fiscal note                 
            by  the   Department  of  Commerce   and  Economic                 
            Development dated 1/21/94.                                         
  HB 455    An Act  making and amending operating  and capital                 
            appropriations   and   ratifying   certain   state                 
            expenditures; and providing for an effective date.                 
                                                                               
            HB   455  was  HELD   in  Committee   for  further                 
            consideration.                                                     
                                                                               
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  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 65                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson provided the Committee with a work draft  of                 
  a House  Finance  Committee  resolution  #8-LS1547\A,  Cook,                 
  4/15/94,   which   would  propose   an   amendment  to   the                 
  Constitution  of  the State  in  relationship to  the Budget                 
  Reserve Fund.  [Copy on file].   The resolution would delete                 
  Section   (b)  and  (d)   of  Article  IX   of  the  present                 
  Constitution.                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson requested that  the Committee members review                 
  and consider the proposed resolution for introduction.                       
  HOUSE BILL 342                                                               
                                                                               
       "An Act extending  the termination  date of the  Alaska                 
  Tourism   Marketing Council."                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean MOVED #8-LS1426\I, Lauterbach, 4/18/94,  HB
  342 be the  version before  the Committee.   There being  NO                 
  OBJECTIONS, it was adopted.                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative  Parnell,  the Subcommittee  Chair, explained                 
  the differences between the previous work  draft and the new                 
  one.  The in-cash contribution has  been changed from 15% to                 
  20%.  He added that the cash contribution had been increased                 
  and the in-kind contribution would  be considered toward the                 
  full 50% required  donation.   Co-Chair MacLean stated  that                 
  the cash contribution was too low.                                           
                                                                               
  PAUL FUHS, COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC                 
  DEVELOPMENT,  spoke   to  the  legalities  of   the  in-kind                 
  contributions.  He disagreed that administrative time should                 
  be  considered  as  part of  those  in-kind  obligations and                 
  recommended that portion of the legislation be excluded from                 
  the bill.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Commissioner Fuhs added that the Department would  recommend                 
  the  Alaska  Tourism  Marketing  Council  (ATMC) pay  a  25%                 
  contribution.                                                                
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown asked  who  would  be  responsible  to                 
  determine which  contributions qualify.   Commissioner  Fuhs                 
  responded  that the  Department would  work  with ATMC  on a                 
  standard  operating procedure  in  order to  identify  which                 
  charges would be permissible.   The report would be provided                 
  each year to the Legislature.                                                
                                                                               
  Discussion followed  among Committee  members regarding  the                 
  administrative time as  an accountable in-kind contribution.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                2                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  KAREN COWART, (TESTIFIED VIA TELECONFERENCE), ALASKA VISITOR                 
  ASSOCIATION (AVA),  ANCHORAGE, noted  that currently  AVA is                 
  providing a 20% match  and is paying for the  ATMC planners.                 
  She stressed  that it would  be a difficult  arrangement for                 
  AVA to increase  contributions to  25% and continue  payment                 
  for the planners.                                                            
                                                                               
  Co-Chair  MacLean provided the  Committee with Amendment #1,                 
  required amount  from   a "20%"  to "25%"  match.   [Copy on                 
  file].    Co-Chair  MacLean  MOVED  to adopt  Amendment  #1.                 
  Representative Parnell OBJECTED.                                             
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Brown, Foster, Martin,  Navarre, Larson,                 
                      MacLean.                                                 
       OPPOSED:       Grussendorf, Hanley, Hoffman, Parnell.                   
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault was not present for the vote.                      
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-4).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Grussendorf MOVED to adopt Amendment #2 which                 
  would  amend  Page  2,  Line   7-9,  deleting  all  language                 
  following "less".   Ms. Cowart replied AVA would  not oppose                 
  Amendment #2.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                     
                                                                               
  Representative Brown MOVED to adopt Amendment #3  to Page 1,                 
  Line 14, inserting  "cash" following the language  "form of"                 
  and on Line 15, delete "and"  and insert "or".  There  being                 
  NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Brown MOVED  to adopt  Amendment #4 making  a                 
  change  to Page 2,  Line 3, inserting  language "approved by                 
  the ATMC and" following "is".                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean  MOVED to  report CS  HB 342  (FIN) out  of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal  note.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS HB 342 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with "do pass"                 
  recommendation and with  a fiscal note by the  Department of                 
  Commerce and Economic Development dated 1/21/94.                             
  HOUSE BILL 455                                                               
                                                                               
       "An  Act making  and  amending  operating  and  capital                 
       appropriations    and    ratifying     certain    state                 
       expenditures; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                               
                                3                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  [Workdraft copy on file].                                                    
                                                                               
  Section #9                                                                   
                                                                               
  NANCY SLAGLE, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF BUDGET REVIEW, OFFICE OF                 
  MANAGEMENT  AND  BUDGET, OFFICE  OF THE  GOVERNOR, commented                 
  that Section  #9 remained open.   Section  #9 would  address                 
  judgments and claims  of the Department of Law,  an increase                 
  from $325,400 dollars  to $1.221 million dollars.   Co-Chair                 
  Larson  advised that  the amount  had been  determined by  a                 
  memorandum as provided by Attorney General Botelho, 4/06/94.                 
  [Copy on file].                                                              
                                                                               
  Section #16                                                                  
                                                                               
  Ms.  Slagle  advised  that  Section  #16 would  address  the                 
  increase  to  federal  receipts and  a  decrease  to general                 
  funds.  Section #16 references the judgments and settlements                 
  concerning  Medical   Assistance  and  reflects   a  greater                 
  participation by the federal government in that area.                        
                                                                               
  Section #28                                                                  
                                                                               
  Ms.   Slagle   pointed   out  that   the   changes   to  the                 
  disproportionate    share    program    resulted   from    a                 
  miscalculation  of  the amount  the  State would  receive in                 
  federal reimbursement.                                                       
                                                                               
  New Sections Following Section #50                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle clarified that the new section for the Department                 
  of Administration's  request for $35 thousand  dollars would                 
  address costs for the ethics complaints grievance awards.                    
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle added that the new  section for the Department of                 
  Transportation   and   Public  Facilities   would  reference                 
  ratification of prior year expenditures.                                     
                                                                               
  The new section for the Department of Commerce and  Economic                 
  Development would explain Alaska Seafood Marketing extending                 
  the  FY93  restricted  program  date and  the  use  of  FY93                 
  revenues for expenditures in FY94.                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle commented that the following sectional change for                 
  the Department of Public Safety  would permit a ratification                 
  of expenditures.                                                             
                                                                               
  The  new  section for  the  Department of  Corrections would                 
  address overtime litigation settlement  for the canine  unit                 
  in  the  amount  of  $163.9 thousand  dollars.    Ms.  Brown                 
  questioned the settlement amount for that component.                         
                                                                               
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  (Tape Change, HFC 94-133, Side 2).                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle continued that the following section would extend                 
  the  lapse  date  for  the   Exxon  Valdez  Trustee  Council                 
  restoration project within  the Department of Fish  and Game                 
  to the Department of Natural Resources.                                      
                                                                               
  The following section would grant ratification to prior year                 
  expenditures within the Department of Administration.                        
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle added  that the  following new section  addressed                 
  the Department of Law, Legal  Services and Operations, Weiss                 
  versus  the  State  interim trail  costs  and  attorney fees                 
  request for $492.1 thousand dollars.  Ms. Slagle advised the                 
  Committee  of  a  memorandum  provided  by Attorney  General                 
  Botelho, 4/06/94, regarding the concerns.  [Copy on  file].                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ELIZABETH  SHAW, CHIEF,  ASSISTANT  ATTORNEY GENERAL,  CIVIL                 
  DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LAW, stated that the  claims had not                 
  been  placed  into  the  supplemental  last year,  and  that                 
  consequently the requests covered both FY94 & FY95.                          
                                                                               
  Discussion followed  between Representative  Martin and  Ms.                 
  Shaw regarding the large cost requested by the law firms and                 
  amount paid.  Ms. Shaw pointed out that most of the  sums of                 
  billed lawyer fees  have gone through  the court system  and                 
  that a determination had been made as to the allowable costs                 
  and fees.   She added that costs  will vary depending on how                 
  much per  hour an  attorney may  charge and  that the  costs                 
  include   computer,   research,   paralegal   and   overhead                 
  projections.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Section #55                                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative Brown questioned Section #55 which would roll                 
  forward the balance in the  Rural Development Grants to June                 
  30,  1995  instead  of  lapsing that  account.    Ms. Slagle                 
  replied that historically, there has been a problem with the                 
  rural development grants and that  Section #55 would provide                 
  an extension for the grants in  order to continue into FY95.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  REMOND  HENDERSON,  DIRECTOR,  DIVISION   OF  ADMINISTRATIVE                 
  SERVICES,  DEPARTMENT  OF  COMMUNITY  AND REGIONAL  AFFAIRS,                 
  remarked that all  the money  has not yet  been awarded  and                 
  that the funds have not yet been encumbered.                                 
                                                                               
  HB 455 was HELD in Committee for further consideration.                      
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
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  The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                     HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                         April 19, 1994                                        
                            3:10 P.M.                                          
                                                                               
  TAPE HFC 94 - 133, Side 1, #000 - end.                                       
  TAPE HFC 94 - 133, Side 2, #000 - #318.                                      
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson called  the House Finance  Committee meeting                 
  to order at 3:10 P.M.                                                        
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson               Representative Hoffman                         
  Co-Chair MacLean              Representative Martin                          
  Vice-Chair Hanley             Representative Navarre                         
  Representative Brown          Representative Parnell                         
  Representative Grussendorf    Representative Therriault                      
  Representative Foster                                                        
                                                                               
  ALSO PRESENT                                                                 
                                                                               
  Representative   Pete   Kott;   Paul   Fuhs,   Commissioner,                 
  Department  of  Commerce  and  Economic  Development;  Nancy                 
  Slagle,  Director, Division  of  Budget  Review,  Office  of                 
  Management  and   Budget;  Karson  Cowart,   (Testified  via                 
  teleconference), Alaska Visitor Association,  Anchorage; Guy                 
  Bell,   Director,   Division  of   Administrative  Services,                 
  Department of  Commerce and Economic  Development; Elizabeth                 
  Shaw,  Chief,  Assistant Attorney  General,  Civil Division,                 
  Department of Law;  Remond Henderson, Director, Division  of                 
  Administrative   Services,   Department  of   Community  and                 
  Regional Affairs.                                                            
                                                                               
  SUMMARY                                                                      
                                                                               
  HB 342    An Act  extending  the  termination  date  of  the                 
            Alaska Tourism Marketing Council.                                  
                                                                               
            CS HB 342 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with                 
            a "do pass" recommendation and  with a fiscal note                 
            by  the  Department   of  Commerce  and   Economic                 
            Development dated 1/21/94.                                         
                                                                               
  HB 455    An Act making  and amending operating and  capital                 
            appropriations   and   ratifying   certain   state                 
            expenditures; and providing for an effective date.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
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            HB  455   was  HELD   in  Committee  for   further                 
            consideration.                                                     
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 65                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson provided the Committee  with a work draft of                 
  a  House  Finance  Committee  resolution #8-LS1547\A,  Cook,                 
  4/15/94,   which   would   propose  an   amendment   to  the                 
  Constitution  of  the State  in  relationship to  the Budget                 
  Reserve Fund.  [Copy on file].   The resolution would delete                 
  Section  (b)   and  (d)  of   Article  IX  of   the  present                 
  Constitution.                                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair Larson requested that the  Committee members review                 
  and consider the proposed resolution for introduction.                       
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL 342                                                               
                                                                               
       "An Act extending  the termination  date of the  Alaska                 
  Tourism   Marketing Council."                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean MOVED #8-LS1426\I,  Lauterbach, 4/18/94, HB
  342 be the  version before  the Committee.   There being  NO                 
  OBJECTIONS, it was adopted.                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative  Parnell,  the Subcommittee  Chair, explained                 
  the  differences between the previous work draft and the new                 
  one.  The in-cash contribution has  been changed from 15% to                 
  20%.  He added that the cash contribution had been increased                 
  and the in-kind contribution would  be considered toward the                 
  full 50% required  donation.   Co-Chair MacLean stated  that                 
  the cash contribution was too low.                                           
                                                                               
  PAUL FUHS, COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC                 
  DEVELOPMENT,  spoke  to   the  legalities  of  the   in-kind                 
  contributions.  He disagreed that administrative time should                 
  be  considered  as  part of  those  in-kind  obligations and                 
  recommended that portion of the legislation be excluded from                 
  the bill.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Commissioner  Fuhs added that the Department would recommend                 
  the  Alaska  Tourism  Marketing  Council  (ATMC) pay  a  25%                 
  contribution.                                                                
                                                                               
  Representative  Brown  asked  who would  be  responsible  to                 
  determine which  contributions qualify.   Commissioner  Fuhs                 
  responded  that the  Department would  work with  ATMC on  a                 
  standard  operating  procedure in  order  to identify  which                 
  charges would be permissible.  The report would be  provided                 
  each year to the Legislature.                                                
                                                                               
  Discussion followed  among Committee  members regarding  the                 
                                                                               
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  administrative time as an  accountable in-kind contribution.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  KAREN COWART, (TESTIFIED VIA TELECONFERENCE), ALASKA VISITOR                 
  ASSOCIATION (AVA),  ANCHORAGE, noted  that currently  AVA is                 
  providing a 20% match  and is paying for the  ATMC planners.                 
  She stressed that  it would be  a difficult arrangement  for                 
  AVA to increase  contributions to  25% and continue  payment                 
  for the planners.                                                            
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean  provided the Committee  with Amendment #1,                 
  required amount  from  a  "20%" to  "25%" match.   [Copy  on                 
  file].    Co-Chair  MacLean  MOVED  to adopt  Amendment  #1.                 
  Representative Parnell OBJECTED.                                             
                                                                               
  A roll call vote was taken on the MOTION.                                    
                                                                               
       IN FAVOR:      Brown, Foster, Martin,  Navarre, Larson,                 
                      MacLean.                                                 
       OPPOSED:       Grussendorf, Hanley, Hoffman, Parnell.                   
                                                                               
  Representative Therriault was not present for the vote.                      
                                                                               
  The MOTION PASSED (6-4).                                                     
                                                                               
  Representative Grussendorf MOVED to adopt Amendment #2 which                 
  would  amend  Page  2,  Line   7-9,  deleting  all  language                 
  following "less".   Ms. Cowart replied AVA  would not oppose                 
  Amendment #2.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                     
                                                                               
  Representative Brown  MOVED to adopt Amendment #3 to Page 1,                 
  Line 14, inserting  "cash" following the language  "form of"                 
  and on Line 15,  delete "and" and insert "or".   There being                 
  NO OBJECTION, it was adopted.                                                
                                                                               
  Representative Brown MOVED  to adopt  Amendment #4 making  a                 
  change to  Page 2, Line  3, inserting language  "approved by                 
  the ATMC and" following "is".                                                
                                                                               
  Co-Chair MacLean  MOVED to  report CS  HB 342  (FIN) out  of                 
  Committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  with  the                 
  accompanying fiscal note.  There being  NO OBJECTION, it was                 
  so ordered.                                                                  
                                                                               
  CS HB 342 (FIN) was reported out of Committee with "do pass"                 
  recommendation and with  a fiscal note by  the Department of                 
  Commerce and Economic Development dated 1/21/94.                             
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL 455                                                               
                                                                               
       "An  Act  making  and amending  operating  and  capital                 
                                                                               
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       appropriations    and    ratifying     certain    state                 
       expenditures; and providing for an effective date."                     
                                                                               
  [Workdraft copy on file].                                                    
                                                                               
  Section #9                                                                   
                                                                               
  NANCY SLAGLE, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF BUDGET REVIEW, OFFICE OF                 
  MANAGEMENT AND  BUDGET,  OFFICE OF  THE GOVERNOR,  commented                 
  that Section  #9 remained  open.   Section #9 would  address                 
  judgments and claims  of the Department of  Law, an increase                 
  from $325,400 dollars  to $1.221 million dollars.   Co-Chair                 
  Larson advised  that the  amount  had been  determined by  a                 
  memorandum as provided by Attorney General Botelho, 4/06/94.                 
  [Copy on file].                                                              
                                                                               
  Section #16                                                                  
                                                                               
  Ms.  Slagle  advised  that  Section  #16 would  address  the                 
  increase  to  federal  receipts and  a  decrease  to general                 
  funds.  Section #16 references the judgments and settlements                 
  concerning  Medical  Assistance   and  reflects  a   greater                 
  participation by the federal government in that area.                        
                                                                               
  Section #28                                                                  
                                                                               
  Ms.   Slagle   pointed   out  that   the   changes   to  the                 
  disproportionate    share    program    resulted   from    a                 
  miscalculation  of  the amount  the  State would  receive in                 
  federal reimbursement.                                                       
                                                                               
  New Sections Following Section #50                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle clarified that the new section for the Department                 
  of Administration's request  for $35 thousand dollars  would                 
  address costs for the ethics complaints grievance awards.                    
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle added that the new  section for the Department of                 
  Transportation   and   Public  Facilities   would  reference                 
  ratification of prior year expenditures.                                     
                                                                               
  The new section for the  Department of Commerce and Economic                 
  Development would explain Alaska Seafood Marketing extending                 
  the  FY93  restricted  program  date  and  the  use of  FY93                 
  revenues for expenditures in FY94.                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle commented that the following sectional change for                 
  the Department of Public Safety  would permit a ratification                 
  of expenditures.                                                             
                                                                               
  The  new  section for  the  Department of  Corrections would                 
  address overtime  litigation settlement for the  canine unit                 
                                                                               
                                9                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  in  the  amount of  $163.9  thousand  dollars.    Ms.  Brown                 
  questioned the settlement amount for that component.                         
                                                                               
  (Tape Change, HFC 94-133, Side 2).                                           
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle continued that the following section would extend                 
  the  lapse  date  for  the   Exxon  Valdez  Trustee  Council                 
  restoration project within  the Department of Fish  and Game                 
  to the Department of Natural Resources.                                      
                                                                               
  The following section would grant ratification to prior year                 
  expenditures within the Department of Administration.                        
                                                                               
  Ms. Slagle added  that the  following new section  addressed                 
  the Department of Law, Legal  Services and Operations, Weiss                 
  versus  the  State  interim trail  costs  and  attorney fees                 
  request for $492.1 thousand dollars.  Ms. Slagle advised the                 
  Committee  of  a  memorandum  provided  by  Attorney General                 
  Botelho, 4/06/94, regarding  the concerns.  [Copy on file].                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ELIZABETH  SHAW,  CHIEF, ASSISTANT  ATTORNEY  GENERAL, CIVIL                 
  DIVISION, DEPARTMENT  OF LAW, stated that the claims had not                 
  been  placed  into  the  supplemental  last year,  and  that                 
  consequently the requests covered both FY94 & FY95.                          
                                                                               
  Discussion  followed between  Representative Martin  and Ms.                 
  Shaw regarding the large cost requested by the law firms and                 
  amount paid.   Ms. Shaw pointed out that most of the sums of                 
  billed  lawyer fees have  gone through the  court system and                 
  that a determination had been made as to the allowable costs                 
  and fees.  She added that  costs will vary depending on  how                 
  much per  hour an  attorney may  charge and  that the  costs                 
  include   computer,   research,   paralegal   and   overhead                 
  projections.                                                                 
                                                                               
  Section #55                                                                  
                                                                               
  Representative Brown questioned Section #55 which would roll                 
  forward the balance in the Rural Development Grants to  June                 
  30,  1995  instead  of lapsing  that  account.    Ms. Slagle                 
  replied that historically, there has been a problem with the                 
  rural development grants and that  Section #55 would provide                 
  an extension for the grants in  order to continue into FY95.                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  REMOND  HENDERSON,  DIRECTOR,  DIVISION   OF  ADMINISTRATIVE                 
  SERVICES,  DEPARTMENT  OF  COMMUNITY AND  REGIONAL  AFFAIRS,                 
  remarked that all  the money  has not yet  been awarded  and                 
  that the funds have not yet been encumbered.                                 
                                                                               
  HB 455 was HELD in Committee for further consideration.                      
                                                                               
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  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.                                           
                                                                               
                                                                               
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