Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/30/2001 05:23 PM FIN

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                  22ND ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
                           1ST SESSION                                                                                          
                HOUSE SENATE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                                                               
                          HB 103/HB 104                                                                                         
                         APRIL 30, 2001                                                                                         
                            5:23 P.M.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TAPE CC103 01 - 6, SIDE A                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Mulder  called the Conference Committee meeting  to order at                                                              
5:23 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Eldon Mulder, Chair                                                                                              
Bill Williams, Member                                                                                                           
John Davies, Member                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Dave Donley, [Vice-Chair, pending election]                                                                             
Senator Pete Kelly, Member                                                                                                      
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
David Teal, Director, Legislative  Finance Division; Janet Clarke,                                                              
Director,  Division  of  Administrative  Services,  Department  of                                                              
Health and  Social Services; Jerry Burnett,  Staff, Senator Green;                                                              
Karen Rehfeld,  Director, Division of Education  Support Services,                                                              
Department of Education and Early Development.                                                                                  
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 103(FIN)(brf sup maj fld)                                                                            
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                                                                   
     program expenses of state government, for certain programs,                                                                
     and to capitalize funds; and providing for an effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                
     expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental                                                                    
     health program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
and                                                                                                                             
     SCS CSHB 103(FIN)(BRF SUP MAJ FLD S)                                                                                       
     "An  Act making  appropriations  for the  operating and  loan                                                              
     program expenses  of state government,  for certain programs,                                                              
     and  to  capitalize funds;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                              
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     SCS CSHB 104(FIN)(BRF SUP MAJ FLD S)                                                                                       
     "An Act making appropriations for the operating and capital                                                                
     expenses of the state's integrated comprehensive mental                                                                    
     health program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HB 103 and HB 104 were HELD in Committee for further                                                                       
     consideration.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Administration                                                                                               
     Item 18 held open                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Community and Economic Development                                                                           
     Item 3 held open                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     University of Alaska                                                                                                       
     Held                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[Meeting  tapes  and  motion  sheets  are  available  through  the                                                              
Legislative Library, 465-3808.]                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Mulder  noted that  the Committee would  hold action  on the                                                              
Department of Administration. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts for items  1 - 8 in the Department  of Administration (see                                                              
motion sheets).  Representative Davies asked that item  2 be held.                                                              
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  items 1  - 8  were  adopted with  the                                                              
exception of item 2.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Davies spoke to  item 2: Centralized Administrative                                                              
Services, Finance. He noted that  item 2 was coupled with item 17.                                                              
He suggested  that the House  number be taken  on item 2  and item                                                              
17.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to AMEND the  motion to include item  17 and                                                              
move the Senate numbers for both items 2 and 17.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken  on the  motion to  adopt the  House                                                              
numbers for items 2 and 17.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Senate: Kelly, Donley                                                                                                 
          House:  Mulder, Williams                                                                                              
OPPOSED: Senate: Hoffman                                                                                                        
          House:  Davies                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts for items 9 - 14  in the Department of Administration (see                                                              
motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts  for items  15 -  24 in the  Department  of Administration                                                              
(see motion sheets).  Representative Davies asked that  item 18 be                                                              
held open. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being  NO OBJECTION,  items 15  - 24  with the  exception of                                                              
item 18 were adopted. Item 18 was held open.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts  for items  25 -  28 in the  Department  of Administration                                                              
(see motion sheets). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Donley  MOVED to  ADOPT  the  Letter  of Intent  for  the                                                              
Department of Administration: It  is the intent of the Legislature                                                              
that  the  Division of  Motor  Vehicles  maintain  FY 01  services                                                              
levels  from  each of  the  office  locations in  the  appropriate                                                              
structure. . There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts  for items  1  - 11  in the  Department  of Community  and                                                              
Economic  Development, with  the exception  of item  3,  which was                                                              
held open (see motion sheets).  Senator Hoffman asked that items 1                                                              
and 2 remain open. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, items 4 - 11 were adopted.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  spoke  to   item  1:  Community  Assistance  and                                                              
Economic  Development. He  observed  that the  House number  would                                                              
provide an  additional $100 thousand  dollars and be matched  on a                                                              
1:1 basis with federal dollars.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Mulder emphasized  that the  intent is  to try  a  level of                                                              
savings recognizing the prioritization towards education.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken  on the  motion to  adopt the  House                                                              
numbers for item 1.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Senate: Kelly, Donley                                                                                                 
          House:  Mulder, Williams                                                                                              
OPPOSED: Senate: Hoffman                                                                                                        
          House:  Davies                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  spoke  to   item  2:  Community  Assistance  and                                                              
Economic  Development.  He  noted  that the  request  affects  two                                                              
positions: one  in Bethel and one  in Nome. The positions  work on                                                              
rural  economic development.  The  House  number replaces  federal                                                              
funds, which are no longer available with state funds.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Mulder reiterated  that the  intent is  to try  a  level of                                                              
savings recognizing the prioritization towards education.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A  roll call  vote was  taken  on the  motion to  adopt the  House                                                              
numbers for item 2.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Senate: Kelly, Donley                                                                                                 
          House:  Mulder, Williams                                                                                              
OPPOSED: Senate: Hoffman                                                                                                        
          House:  Davies                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley MOVED to ADOPT intent language for the Department                                                                
of Community  and Economic  Development: It is  the intent  of the                                                              
Legislature that  the Community  Development Quota staff  be moved                                                              
to  Anchorage  in  recognition   of  services  throughout  Western                                                              
Alaska, and request  by the public that is served  by and pays for                                                              
this office. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Chair Mulder clarified that that funds source on the Department                                                                 
of Administration in item 26 is general funds.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB 103 and HB 104 were HELD in Committee for further                                                                            
consideration.                                                                                                                  
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.                                                                                          

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