Legislature(2017 - 2018)ADAMS ROOM 519

03/15/2018 01:30 PM FINANCE

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02:44:08 PM Amendments
02:13:28 PM Start
02:14:27 PM HB285 || HB286
02:14:34 PM Amendments
04:53:00 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 15 Minutes Following Session --
+ HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Public Testimony --
+ HB 255 PLUMBING/ELECTRIC CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Rescheduled to 03/16/18>
-- Public Testimony --
+= SB 78 PERM FUND DIVIDEND CONTRIBUTIONS/LOTTERY TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 286 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      March 15, 2018                                                                                            
                         2:13 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:13:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  called the House Finance  Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 2:13 p.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neal Foster, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Paul Seaton, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Les Gara, Vice-Chair                                                                                             
Representative Jason Grenn                                                                                                      
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
Representative Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                   
Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                        
Representative Lance Pruitt                                                                                                     
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
Representative Tammie Wilson                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Pat  Pitney,  Director,  Office of  Management  and  Budget,                                                                    
Office of  the Governor; Fabienne  Peter-Contesse, Director,                                                                    
Administrative  Services, Department  of Natural  Resources;                                                                    
Rob  Carpenter, Analyst,  Legislative  Finance Division,  In                                                                    
Room;                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Megan  Wallace, Legislative  Legal Services,  Juneau; Amanda                                                                    
Holland, Deputy  Commissioner, Department  of Transportation                                                                    
and Public Facilities;  Amanda Holland, Deputy Commissioner,                                                                    
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities;                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 285    APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          HB 285 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 286    APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          HB 286 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
AMENDMENTS                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton reviewed the agenda for the meeting.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 285                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 286                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;  making   supplemental  appropriations;                                                                    
     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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:14:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^AMENDMENTS                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:14:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton relayed  the order  of the  amendments. The                                                                    
committee  would  resume  with   the  University  of  Alaska                                                                    
amendment,  SAP 28,  the  Department  of Revenue  amendment,                                                                    
amendments  for  the  Department of  Military  and  Veterans                                                                    
Affairs,  the Department  of  Natural Resources  amendments,                                                                    
and  amendments for  the  Department  of Transportation  and                                                                    
Public Facilities.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MOVED to ADOPT Amendment  L H UOA 3 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     University of Alaska                                                                                                       
     Anchorage Campus                                                                                                           
     L H UOA  3 - Alaska mother and baby  vitamin D research                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     See 30-GH2564O.2                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This adds $499.5 over FY19  and FY20 for research to be                                                                    
     conducted  by  the  Institute  for  Circumpolar  Health                                                                    
     Studies  to  establish  a  baseline  for  prenatal  and                                                                    
     newborn  vitamin   D  levels   for  Alaska   women  and                                                                    
     children,  to determine  the  prevalence  of vitamin  D                                                                    
     deficiency among  pregnant women  and newborns,  and to                                                                    
     consider  whether  prenatal  vitamin D  screenings  and                                                                    
     supplementation  guidelines  should   be  modified  for                                                                    
     Alaska women and children.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  indicated the amendment had  been discussed                                                                    
in the previous hearing. He  provided a brief summary of the                                                                    
bill. He relayed there could  be a tremendous amount of cost                                                                    
savings based  on the use of  Vitamin D. He hoped  to ensure                                                                    
the nutritional needs of Alaskans.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked for  Co-Chair Seaton  to review                                                                    
the amounts  associated with the amendment.  Co-Chair Seaton                                                                    
responded that the  amendment added $499,500 over  FY 19 and                                                                    
FY 20  on research. The  fund source was  designated general                                                                    
funds  (DGF)  from  Alaska  Comprehensive  Health  Insurance                                                                    
Association (ACHIA).                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MAINTAINED her OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Gara, Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz, Foster, Seaton                                                                     
OPPOSED: Wilson, Grenn, Thompson, Tilton                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
[Representative Pruitt was absent from the vote].                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT L H UOA 3 PASSED (6/4).                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:18:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MOVED to ADOPT H SAP 28 (copy on file):                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Language Amendments                                                                                                        
     H  SAP 28  - Contingency  provision  for the  Permanent                                                                    
     Fund ERA draw to the general fund and to the PFD Fund                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     See 30-GH2564O.33                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     This  amendment changes  the "title"  of  sec. 28  from                                                                    
     Contingency to Contingencies and  adds a new subsection                                                                    
     (b).  New  subsection  (b)  makes  the  Permanent  Fund                                                                    
     earnings reserve  account draw to the  general fund and                                                                    
     to  the permanent  fund dividend  fund contingent  upon                                                                    
     the failure  of another bill  to be passed by  the 30th                                                                    
     Legislature  and enacted  into  law that  would make  a                                                                    
     similar  draw  calculation  and distribution  and  that                                                                    
     provides for the distribution of a PFD.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton   read  the   amendment  (see   above).  He                                                                    
elaborated that the  amendment included contingency language                                                                    
that if the House and Senate  passed a bill that did similar                                                                    
things, the PFD would not be double funded.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked if there  was a reason  why the                                                                    
contingency  would not  be based  on the  failure of  a bill                                                                    
rather than  the passage  of a bill.  She referred  to bills                                                                    
concerning  funding  for  schools and  seniors.  Contingency                                                                    
language   for  both   bills  were   based  on   passage  of                                                                    
legislation. Co-Chair Seaton responded  that if another bill                                                                    
passed,  it  would  have  a   fiscal  note.  Basically,  the                                                                    
amendment indicated that  if another bill did  not pass, the                                                                    
funding would be enforced.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  was trying to be  consistent with the                                                                    
language of the  other 2 bills. She suggested that  if SB 26                                                                    
passed, it would  come with a fiscal note. She  asked if she                                                                    
was correct.  Co-Chair Seaton clarified  that it  would come                                                                    
with a fiscal note. He repeated his explanation.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt  asked that if the  other bill passed,                                                                    
because  it   would  not  be  an   appropriation,  it  would                                                                    
automatically take place rather  than the legislature having                                                                    
to shore  it up at the  end of the legislative  process. The                                                                    
amendment  indicated  that  the  money  would  go  into  the                                                                    
general   fund  no   matter  what.   It  ensured   that  the                                                                    
legislature  did not  do  a double  draw  from the  earnings                                                                    
reserve account  (ERA) if another  piece of  legislation was                                                                    
passed. The  money would automatically  be dropped  into the                                                                    
general  fund and  the legislature  would  be pulling  money                                                                    
from  the  ERA.  He  though the  amendment  was  sufficient.                                                                    
Co-Chair  Seaton   responded  that  he  had   requested  the                                                                    
amendment from  the Legislative  Finance Division  to ensure                                                                    
that the state did not incur a double draw.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Tilton   asked   for   someone   from   the                                                                    
Legislative Finance Division to come  to the table to verify                                                                    
the information. Co-Chair  Seaton commented that Legislative                                                                    
Legal Services drafted the amendment.  He would have someone                                                                    
from  Legislative Legal  Services  call  into the  committee                                                                    
meeting.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:24:27 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:27:22 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEGAN  WALLACE,  LEGISLATIVE  LEGAL  SERVICES,  JUNEAU  (via                                                                    
teleconference), introduced herself.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton restated his question.  He asked Ms. Wallace                                                                    
to  explain how  the amendment  worked. Ms.  Wallace replied                                                                    
that the  amendment before the  committee was  a contingency                                                                    
clause stating that  the appropriations in 8(c)  and 8(d) of                                                                    
the   bill,    which   were   the   Permanent    Fund   (PF)                                                                    
appropriations,   were   contingent   on  the   failure   of                                                                    
substantive  PF  legislation  being passed.  It  meant  that                                                                    
appropriations in  8(c) and 8(d)  would only take  effect if                                                                    
there was  no other legislation that  passed the legislature                                                                    
during the  30th Alaska State Legislature.  If a substantive                                                                    
PF bill passed,  the PF draws would need to  be addressed in                                                                    
either a fiscal note or another appropriation bill.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson wondered if  her thinking was correct.                                                                    
She  presented  a  hypothetical  example  in  which  a  bill                                                                    
contained a 50/50 plan. She  wondered if the bill parameters                                                                    
would override  what the contingency language  included. The                                                                    
new bill  would replace  the numbers. Ms.  Wallace responded                                                                    
affirmatively.  The  contingency   clause  stated  that  the                                                                    
appropriations  in  8(c) and  8(d)  were  contingent on  the                                                                    
failure of  any bill. The contingency  clause was contingent                                                                    
on the  failure aspect rather than  the ultimate percentages                                                                    
or amounts  agreed upon in  a substantive PF  bill. Co-Chair                                                                    
Seaton thanked Ms. Wallace for her time.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson WITHDREW her OBJECTION.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, H SAP 28 was ADOPTED.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:30:54 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H DOR  7                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Taxation and Treasury                                                                                                      
     Treasury Division                                                                                                          
     H DOR 7                                                                                                                    
     3001: Financial Services                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17  Actuals  were  $345.0  and  the  FY19  Governor's                                                                    
     request is  $640.3. A decrement  of $100.0  will result                                                                    
     in a  FY 19  budget request  of $540.3  for accounting,                                                                    
     auditing,  management/consulting services,  $195.3 over                                                                    
     FY 17 actual expenditures.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Seaton  noted   that  the   custodian  fees   for                                                                    
consulting  services  were  posted as  expenditures  in  the                                                                    
treasury   division's   financial  services   account.   The                                                                    
consulting  service expenditures  varied from  year-to-year.                                                                    
In FY 19,  due to internal investing,  the treasury division                                                                    
anticipated  spending the  amount specified  in the  budget.                                                                    
The treasury  division reduced  the financial  services line                                                                    
by $2 million  since FY 15. The division already  took a UGF                                                                    
reduction of  $525,900 in the  FY 19 proposed  budget. Since                                                                    
FY 15,  the Treasury Division  had reduced its  general fund                                                                    
from  $5.5 million  to $2.8  million.  Reducing the  general                                                                    
fund  amount by  $100,000  could result  in  a reduction  of                                                                    
revenue from  other fund sources  depending on  expenses and                                                                    
their  allocations.   If  the  amendment  was   adopted  the                                                                    
treasury  division  might  have  to  submit  a  supplemental                                                                    
request  in the  following  year to  continue with  internal                                                                    
investing.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson explained  that services had increased                                                                    
$300,000 from FY 17 actuals  to the governor's FY 19 request                                                                    
and general fund spending had increased in the same amount.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Grenn, Guttenberg,  Kawasaki, Ortiz, Gara, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
OPPOSED: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT H DOR 7 FAILED (4/7).                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
2:34:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton directed  members to turn to page  40 of the                                                                    
amendment packet.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Pruitt  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H MVA  4                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Military and Veterans' Affairs                                                                                             
     Office of the Commissioner                                                                                                 
     H MVA 4                                                                                                                    
     Delete Special Assistant                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Pruitt                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Eliminates funding for this increment added in the                                                                         
     Governors FY19 budget                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt  explained that the  amendment removed                                                                    
a position that  had been added recently  in Washington D.C.                                                                    
The  department  had  submitted  some  of  its  concerns  in                                                                    
writing, which  he appreciated. He  reported that  there was                                                                    
an indication  from the defense  department budget  that was                                                                    
recently passed,  that the position  might be needed  in the                                                                    
future but  not presently. He  thought that there  would not                                                                    
be  a need  until FY  21 for  a facility  in Alaska.  He had                                                                    
received  feedback that  Alaska's delegation  had been  very                                                                    
effective. He  used the  425 as an  example. He  argued that                                                                    
the department  did not currently need  an additional person                                                                    
in Washington  D.C. to  advocate on  the state's  behalf. He                                                                    
spoke  of the  legislature investing  $300,000 in  FY 12  to                                                                    
hire  consultants.  Once the  money  ran  out there  were  a                                                                    
couple  of  years where  there  were  no appropriations.  He                                                                    
thought the timing was off.  He urged members to support his                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Kawasaki    relayed   that    the   finance                                                                    
subcommittee  for the  Department of  Military and  Veterans                                                                    
Affairs (DMVA) looked at the  increment and the supplemental                                                                    
request.  The  department  felt it  was  such  an  important                                                                    
factor  for   DMVA  that   they  added   the  amount   as  a                                                                    
supplemental  item  in December  of  the  previous year.  He                                                                    
reported that  between FY  15 and FY  17 the  department had                                                                    
seen a decrease to the general  fund outlay for DMVA. At the                                                                    
same time, the department had  been able to increase federal                                                                    
funding by 43 percent ($1  investment for every $42 received                                                                    
by the federal government -  a $16 million agency spend that                                                                    
recuperated    $744   million    statewide).   He    thought                                                                    
Representative  Thompson could  speak to  the importance  of                                                                    
the growth in  the Fairbanks area. The economy  had not been                                                                    
doing well  but most recently  had a flood of  projects that                                                                    
had come to  Eielson Airforce Base, Wainwright  AFB prior to                                                                    
that, and in  Fort Greely with the  missile defense command.                                                                    
The  increment was  important if  the  department wanted  to                                                                    
grow the  Department of Defense  investment in the  State of                                                                    
Alaska.  He  reported that  there  were  currently 35  other                                                                    
states  that  had  a military  affairs  office  specifically                                                                    
dealing  with  force  structure and  military  base  issues.                                                                    
Alaska was  in competition for federal  dollars. He stressed                                                                    
the importance  of having someone  with their eyes  and ears                                                                    
on the  ground in Washington  DC to help  Senator Murkowski,                                                                    
Senator Sullivan, and Congressman  Young in advocating for a                                                                    
strong military  presence in Alaska. He  also emphasized the                                                                    
importance  of bringing  funds  to the  state  and having  a                                                                    
point   person  for   veterans.  The   Republicans  in   the                                                                    
subcommittee decided  not to touch this  increment. He asked                                                                    
members to oppose the amendment.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:41:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Thompson  would   be  voting   against  the                                                                    
amendment.  He  had  received  letters  from  the  Fairbanks                                                                    
Chamber  of Commerce  and other  entities that  voiced great                                                                    
concerns   about  the   amendment.  The   special  assistant                                                                    
position  was very  important to  Fairbanks.  The state  had                                                                    
problems with its  military in Fairbanks. The  coal plant at                                                                    
Fort Wainwright  and the  PM 2.5  non-attainment designation                                                                    
would influence  force structure  in the future.  He thought                                                                    
the state  could have  a problem with  the F-35s  at Eielson                                                                    
Airforce Base. Although  the base itself was  outside of the                                                                    
nonattainment  area,  the  housing to  accommodate  the  new                                                                    
airmen  would  be   built  in  the  North   Pole  area.  The                                                                    
Environmental  Protection  Agency   (EPA)  might  not  allow                                                                    
construction   because  of   the   nonattainment  area.   He                                                                    
mentioned  that  the  Department  of Defense  had  made  the                                                                    
statement about  the realignment of  bases. He did  not want                                                                    
Alaska to  get in the  crosshairs. He could not  support the                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton indicated  that Brian  Duffy was  available                                                                    
for questions.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked how  long the position  been in                                                                    
the  budget. Representative  Pruitt  was  hired December  1,                                                                    
2017.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked if Representative Pruitt  had a                                                                    
position description.  Representative Pruitt  responded that                                                                    
it was  a new position  based in  Washington D.C. In  FY 17,                                                                    
there was  an attempt  to add position  at $127,000,  but it                                                                    
was vetoed by the governor.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:44:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson understood  Representative Thompson's                                                                    
comments  about the  PM 2.5  EPA  designation. She  reported                                                                    
efforts to be in  compliance. She discussed matching federal                                                                    
dollars and wondered  whether they would have to  be used to                                                                    
pay for a special assistant or  if they could be used to pay                                                                    
for a  position in Alaska.  She thought a position  would be                                                                    
more  affective  at  home helping  veterans.  She  expressed                                                                    
concerns about the governor vetoing  the position again. She                                                                    
wanted  to  hear  from someone  in  the  governor's  office.                                                                    
Co-Chair Seaton  indicated that Brian  Duffy was  online and                                                                    
might be  able to  comment. Representative Wilson  wanted to                                                                    
hear  from  the  governor's office.  She  thought  something                                                                    
might have changed since the position was vetoed.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki  thought 2011  was the peak  of what                                                                    
the governor's office had. He  continued that when John Kats                                                                    
was there three other  assistants and contractors associated                                                                    
were  in   the  Washington  D.C.  office.   They  handled  a                                                                    
multitude of  things including Base Realignment  and Closure                                                                    
(BRAC), veterans'  services issues, and military  issues. He                                                                    
thought the  office in  Washington D.C.  was staffed  by two                                                                    
employees or less.  The total number of  staff in Washington                                                                    
D.C.  advocating  on  behalf  of  the  military  had  shrunk                                                                    
considerably over  the years. The position  being considered                                                                    
would be working specifically on  military issues because it                                                                    
was  such an  important part  of the  state. He  thought the                                                                    
governor's  office  could  speak  to  the  fewer  amount  of                                                                    
support staff  in Washington D.C.  presently. Representative                                                                    
Wilson  wanted clarity  around why  the governor  vetoed the                                                                    
position previously. She wondered if something changed.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:47:30 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:52:37 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PAT  PITNEY,  DIRECTOR,  OFFICE OF  MANAGEMENT  AND  BUDGET,                                                                    
OFFICE OF  THE GOVERNOR, reported  that there was a  veto in                                                                    
June 2016  that affected the  FY 17 budget. There  were many                                                                    
vetoes at  the time. The  governor's office was  looking for                                                                    
all possible  reductions in addition to  the reductions made                                                                    
by the  legislature. The rational  around the veto  was that                                                                    
it was a  contract that provided for  representation for the                                                                    
base  realignment  federal process.  At  the  time the  DMVA                                                                    
leadership did not believe the  state was getting the proper                                                                    
level of service for the  value of the contract. Without the                                                                    
contracted  representation, the  responsibility was  shifted                                                                    
to  a   deputy  commissioner  within  the   department.  The                                                                    
department  realized  that the  responsibilities  associated                                                                    
with representing  the state regarding base  realignment was                                                                    
a full-time job.  Instead of hiring a  contractor again, the                                                                    
department  thought  it was  more  appropriate  to create  a                                                                    
position.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked how  many people the  state had                                                                    
in  Washington  DC.  Ms.  Pitney was  unsure  of  the  exact                                                                    
amount.  She  noted a  small  group  of  3 people  from  the                                                                    
governor's  office  and  1 person  from  the  Department  of                                                                    
Military and Veterans Affairs.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Pruitt  noted  that  there was  a  group  in                                                                    
Washington  D.C.  to  advocate  on the  state's  behalf.  He                                                                    
commented  that  the  state's  delegation  was  aligned.  He                                                                    
thought the  2.5 particulate was  a local issue. He  did not                                                                    
think  a  person   was  needed  to  address   the  issue  in                                                                    
Washington  D.C. It  was a  far-reaching issue.  He did  not                                                                    
believe someone in this position  would be able to influence                                                                    
the  Pentagon about  the attainment  levels. He  thought the                                                                    
local community would need to  focus on the issue. There was                                                                    
a  conversation   previously  about  moving  the   F-16s  to                                                                    
Anchorage.  It could  not happen  because  of logistics.  He                                                                    
spoke to  the military  growth in  Fairbanks and  whether an                                                                    
additional person  was necessary presently. He  spoke to the                                                                    
fact that  the duties had  been assigned to  other positions                                                                    
prior  to the  initiation  of the  new  position. He  argued                                                                    
against creating a new full-time position.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kawasaki MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                      
OPPOSED: Guttenberg,  Kawasaki, Ortiz, Gara,  Grenn, Foster,                                                                    
Seaton                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H MVA 4 FAILED (4/7).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton  MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H  MVA  5  and                                                                    
Amendment H MVA 6(copies on file):                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
[H MVA 5]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Veterans' Services                                                                                                         
     H MVA 5                                                                                                                    
     Delete $100.0 UGF (funding to be added back as a                                                                           
     IncOTI)                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment deletes $100.0 UGF to be restored in a                                                                      
     separate amendment as a one-time increment.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
[H MVA 6]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     H MVA 6                                                                                                                    
     Restore $100.0 UGF as a                                                                                                    
     One-Time Increment for an additional Veterans' Service                                                                     
     Officer                                                                                                                    
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     The  Department  of   Military  and  Veterans'  Affairs                                                                    
     received   an   increase   to   their   federal   State                                                                    
     Administrative Agency grant award  to pay for a program                                                                    
     manager   position  and   its  associated   costs.  The                                                                    
     position  was previously  paid for  with  UGF and  that                                                                    
     funding was  maintained in the Veterans'  Services base                                                                    
     budget.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     The department  has expressed that  the intent  for the                                                                    
     $100.0  UGF  funds  that   have  now  become  available                                                                    
     through this  use of  federal grant  funds was  "to re-                                                                    
     roll those GF monies to  bring on an additional Veteran                                                                    
     Service  Officer". The  department  has also  expressed                                                                    
     concern that the federal grant  now being used for this                                                                    
     position may  be uncertain in future  years. In concert                                                                    
     with  another amendment  that  deletes  the $100.0  UGF                                                                    
     from the  base budget and  out of consideration  to the                                                                    
     concerns and  original intent  of the  department, this                                                                    
     amendment  restores  the  $100.0   UGF  as  a  one-time                                                                    
     increment so  funding needs may be  reviewed during the                                                                    
     next legislative session.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, H MVA 5 and H MVA 6 were ADOPTED.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:01:56 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:02:22 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 5                                                                          
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Administration & Support Services                                                                                          
     Office of Project Management & Permitting                                                                                  
     H DNR 5                                                                                                                    
     3011: Other Services                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17  Actuals $74.7,  FY18 Management  Plan $100.0  and                                                                    
     FY19  Governor  $400.0.  A reduction  of  $100.0  would                                                                    
     leave  $300.0 for  Other Services-professional  service                                                                    
     contracts required by project proponents.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg spoke to  his objection. He opined                                                                    
that the amendment assumed that  the reduction was available                                                                    
and that  all contractual services were  funded with general                                                                    
funds, which they  were not. He continued  that account 3011                                                                    
for  other  services,   depending  on  statutory  designated                                                                    
receipt spending,  depended on  matching what was  funded by                                                                    
industry. In  FY 17, DNR lapsed  only $240,000 out of  a $62                                                                    
million  budget.  The  cut  would  result in  a  loss  of  1                                                                    
position  and  a  reduction of  services.  The  program  was                                                                    
commonly   referred  to   as  "OPMP"   [Office  of   Project                                                                    
Management and Permitting].  It was a service  inside of DNR                                                                    
that was meant  to facilitate the management  of permits. He                                                                    
thought state  resource development  would be  hindered with                                                                    
this amendment.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  explained that personal  services was                                                                    
at  $1.3 million  and  was increased  to  $1.8 million.  The                                                                    
first thing she  did before she looked at  general funds for                                                                    
this decrement was to make sure  that she was not taking any                                                                    
general funds  currently being  used for  personal services.                                                                    
She  wanted  to know  whether  the  department was  spending                                                                    
money where  it was  allocated. She  had not  heard anything                                                                    
from  DNR about  the decrement  and whether  it would  cause                                                                    
issues.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Ortiz, Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                               
OPPOSED: Kawasaki,  Ortiz, Gara, Grenn,  Guttenberg, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 5 FAILED (5/6).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:06:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H DNR  6                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
     Mining, Land & Water                                                                                                       
     H DNR 6                                                                                                                    
     Decrease in services.                                                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Reduction in services is 3.3 percent higher than FY 17                                                                     
     Final.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Amendment: 3700                                                                                                            
     HCS: 3962.6                                                                                                                
     19GovAmend: 3855.6                                                                                                         
     FY17Final: 3579.4                                                                                                          
     FY17CC: 3563.2                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Tilton   explained   the   amendment.   The                                                                    
amendment  decreased the  service  line in  the Division  of                                                                    
Mining, Land,  and Water by  $262,000. The FY 17  actual was                                                                    
$3.5  million, and  the FY  19 governor's  request was  $3.8                                                                    
million. There was an increase  in every item under services                                                                    
with  a  4  time  increase  in  the  information  technology                                                                    
software licensing line item.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Guttenberg  replied   that  there   was  an                                                                    
assumption  that it  was  possible to  cut  all the  general                                                                    
funds  out   of  contractual  services  and   that  all  the                                                                    
contracted services  were funded  through the  general fund.                                                                    
They were not. He had  received feedback from the department                                                                    
that  there were  increases in  federal grants.  The service                                                                    
line  was  a  combination  of  federal  grants  and  federal                                                                    
projects that  were ongoing  and increasing.  The department                                                                    
reported that if  the cut were to be implemented  at least 2                                                                    
positions would be deleted and  services would be reduced in                                                                    
resource development.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson commented that  in this area there was                                                                    
$4.3  million  in general  funds.  The  reduction would  not                                                                    
affect the  matching general fund  dollars in the  amount of                                                                    
$308,000.  She  noted  that there  were  designated  general                                                                    
funds for  permitting that had  increased from  $9.7 million                                                                    
FY 17 actuals to $12.2  million. There had been increases in                                                                    
funding. She would be supporting the amendment.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton  opined  that there  were  plenty  of                                                                    
general  funds in  the component.  Under education  services                                                                    
the amount  was 2.5 more in  the budget than in  the actuals                                                                    
for  FY 17  and 4  times  more for  software licensing.  She                                                                    
asked members for their support.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                      
OPPOSED: Ortiz, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Foster,                                                                      
Seaton                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 6 FAILED (4/7).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:10:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MOVED to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 7 (copy on                                                                       
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
     Mining, Land & Water                                                                                                       
     H DNR 7                                                                                                                    
     Line Item Transfer to Correct                                                                                              
     Line Items for Amendment H DNR 3                                                                                           
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment corrects the line items for amendment H                                                                     
     DNR 3 from round 1.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton read the amendment (see above).                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson WITHDREW her OBJECTION                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment H DNR 7 was ADOPTED.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 8 and                                                                      
Amendment H DNR 9 (copies on file):                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
[H DNR 8]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
     Mining, Land & Water                                                                                                       
     H DNR 8 3003: Information Technology                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY2017 Actuals $220.5 and FY19 Governor $900.0. A                                                                          
     reduction of $200.0 leaves $700.0 for software                                                                             
     licensing                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[H DNR 9]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression, Land & Water Resources                                                                                   
     Mining, Land & Water                                                                                                       
     H DNR 9                                                                                                                    
     4000: Business                                                                                                             
     FY17 Actuals $348.7 and FY19 Governor $508.2. A                                                                            
     reduction of $100.0 leaves $408.2 for books, office                                                                        
     supplies, office furniture and computers.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendments (see above).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg explained  that within information                                                                    
technologies the unified programs  were placed back into the                                                                    
operating budget.  They had previously  been in  the capital                                                                    
budget.  He  thought  the decrement  assumed  that  all  the                                                                    
contractual  services  were UGF,  which  they  were not.  He                                                                    
explained when  all UGF was  cut from a program  that really                                                                    
was not UGF, other things  were affected. The funds were for                                                                    
software  licensing fees  and 3  positions. The  information                                                                    
technology  equipment   and  contracts  for   software  were                                                                    
designed  to   streamline  operations  and   permitting  for                                                                    
resource  development. He  thought the  loss of  3 positions                                                                    
would  be  detrimental to  the  development  of the  state's                                                                    
resources.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  was sure that the  department did not                                                                    
place  personnel in  the information  technology line  item.                                                                    
She thought  personnel was  reflected in  personal services.                                                                    
She  argued  that  the amount  was  for  software  licensing                                                                    
rather than personnel.  She thought the state  needed to cut                                                                    
down on spending for books,  office supplies, furniture, and                                                                    
new  computers. She  relayed that  there  was a  substantial                                                                    
increase  reflected in  the budget.  She  asked members  for                                                                    
their support.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Grenn                                                                               
OPPOSED: Gara, Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz, Seaton, Foster                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to  ADOPT Amendment H DNR 8 and  Amendment H DR 9                                                                    
FAILED (5/6).                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:15:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DNR  10                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Forest Management & Development                                                                                            
     H DNR 10                                                                                                                   
     3011: Other Services                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17  Actuals $1,603.5  and FY19  Governor $2,061.3.  A                                                                    
     reduction of $100.0 leaves  $1961.3 for other services:                                                                    
     professional  service   contracts  to   support  forest                                                                    
     practices  and  reforestation  projects,  printing  and                                                                    
     graphics services, central travel fees.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Guttenberg   wanted   to  hear   from   the                                                                    
department as  to why general  funds were not  available and                                                                    
what  happened when  general funds  were reduced  in a  line                                                                    
item.  He noted  that  two federal  projects  resulted in  a                                                                    
large increase  in contractual services. The  department was                                                                    
doing  more  with  what  it  had and  did  not  fully  spend                                                                    
contractual services in  FY 17 because it  collected all the                                                                    
federal   National  Income   Accounts  (NIA)   revenue.  The                                                                    
department anticipated  that another  position would  be cut                                                                    
and there would be a loss of services to Alaskans.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:16:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
FABIENNE PETER-CONTESSE,  DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT  OF  NATURAL  RESOURCES, introduced  herself  and                                                                    
asked Representative Guttenberg to restate his question.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Guttenberg  restated   his  question.   Ms.                                                                    
Peter-Contesse   responded   that   when  looking   at   the                                                                    
expenditure of  a particular line  item it was  difficult to                                                                    
determine  the  source of  funding,  as  it was  mixed.  She                                                                    
pointed  to the  FY  17 actuals  for  forest management  and                                                                    
development  in the  amount of  $1.6 million.  She indicated                                                                    
that the division might not  have spent all the authority in                                                                    
that  line   item  because  the  division   might  not  have                                                                    
collected  all of  the revenue.  A person  could not  assume                                                                    
that the difference between $1.6  million and the governor's                                                                    
amount of $2 million consisted  of all general funds. In the                                                                    
current case, the reason there  was a significant difference                                                                    
between FY 17  actuals and the governor's FY  19 was because                                                                    
in  FY 18  the department  had 2  new federal  programs come                                                                    
online  within  the  component:  the  Tongass  young  growth                                                                    
project and  the forest  inventory assessment  program. Both                                                                    
programs had  significant contractual  components. In  FY 18                                                                    
and  FY  19  the   department  was  contracting  to  provide                                                                    
services for both federal grant  programs. The component had                                                                    
been cut  by 35 percent in  UGF since FY 15.  The department                                                                    
could not take the reduction out  of the line item, as there                                                                    
was nothing  left in the other  line items. The impact  of a                                                                    
cut of  $100,000 equated to  a position somewhere  in forest                                                                    
management and it would add  to the 35 percent UGF reduction                                                                    
over the prior 4 fiscal years.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson asked  how much  of the  $1.6 million                                                                    
that was  spent in  FY 17  were general  funds and  how much                                                                    
were federal dollars. Ms.  Peter-Contesse responded that she                                                                    
could  not tell  Representative  Wilson the  breakdown of  a                                                                    
particular line  item by  funding source,  as the  state did                                                                    
not budget in  that way. The state budgeted by  line item in                                                                    
total  and by  funding sources  in  total. She  could go  to                                                                    
personal services to  look at a breakdown,  because when the                                                                    
department budgeted  its personnel they budgeted  by funding                                                                    
source. She  could estimate that  a certain amount  of money                                                                    
going  out  the door  in  contractual  services was  from  a                                                                    
certain federal  program. However, there  might be a  mix of                                                                    
funding in each line item.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:21:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz summarized that  if the reduction moved                                                                    
forward  it  would  potentially hinder  the  utilization  of                                                                    
resources  in  the  Tongass  Forest.  He  asked  if  he  was                                                                    
correct. Ms. Peter-Contesse responded, "That's correct."                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  imagined if a reduction  was going to                                                                    
affect  federal  receipts  it was  due  to  matching  funds.                                                                    
However, there was no general  fund match for this item. She                                                                    
noted  money  left  over  would   be  utilized  for  travel,                                                                    
services,  or commodities.  She argued  that the  department                                                                    
should have designated any matching funds.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Kawasaki, Pruitt                                                                            
OPPOSED: Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Ortiz, Foster, Seaton                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 10 FAILED (5/6).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:23:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DNR  11                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Geological & Geophysical Surveys                                                                                           
     H DNR 11                                                                                                                   
     Decrease in services.                                                                                                      
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Decrease is equal to FY 15 Actuals and is 9.9% above                                                                       
     FY17Final*.                                                                                                                
     FY15Actuals: 2048.6                                                                                                        
     FY16Actuals: 2042.9                                                                                                        
     FY17Actuals: 1434.2                                                                                                        
     FY17Final: 1819.1                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  understood the numbers  but wanted  to know                                                                    
what kind  of impact  would be felt  by the  department. The                                                                    
department  had  experienced  an  overall  reduction  of  33                                                                    
percent since FY 15 from $88 million to $58 million.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Peter-Contesse  relayed that the Division  of Geological                                                                    
and Geophysical  Surveys experienced a 35  percent reduction                                                                    
in UGF  since FY  15 and  has replaced  some of  its funding                                                                    
with   federal  increases   through   federal  grants.   The                                                                    
department would  see an increase  in federal grants  in the                                                                    
coming year.  A significant  amount of  this money  would be                                                                    
spent  on contractual  services. The  department had  grants                                                                    
for  the  Alaska  Volcano  Observatory   in  the  amount  of                                                                    
$900,000.  The  division  also  had an  EPA  and  a  Federal                                                                    
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  grant dealing with life,                                                                    
health,  and  safety issues  in  the  State of  Alaska.  She                                                                    
asserted  that to  assume that  the  $280,000 reduction  was                                                                    
only a UGF decrease was  inaccurate. She reported that about                                                                    
one quarter of the  division's funding was federal receipts,                                                                    
the majority  of which would come  to the state in  the form                                                                    
of  federal grants.  A high  percentage of  positions within                                                                    
the division were funded with  UGF. If $280,000 was going to                                                                    
be deleted from  this component, positions would  have to be                                                                    
eliminated. The  department had eliminated $1  million in FY                                                                    
16  in the  airborne geophysical  surveys which  limited the                                                                    
division's  ability  to  fly surveys  or  contract  out  for                                                                    
surveys.  Additional cuts  would  limit the  amount of  data                                                                    
collection  that DNR  could perform  in support  of industry                                                                    
and  development  in  Alaska  and  would  negatively  affect                                                                    
revenues in the long-term.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:27:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton asked  if matching  funds where  designated                                                                    
general  funds or  unrestricted  general  funds. Ms.  Peter-                                                                    
Contesse responded that some federal  grants did not require                                                                    
a  funding match,  and some  did. The  department could  use                                                                    
general funds,  capital project matching funds,  or in-kind.                                                                    
A match  did not  have to  be designated  as a  general fund                                                                    
match to satisfy a grant.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton explained  that  there  was no  place                                                                    
indicating  a GF  match.  The amount  would  be 9.9  percent                                                                    
higher  than FY  17 finals.  She  asked for  support of  the                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Tilton, Wilson, Pruitt, Thompson                                                                                      
OPPOSED: Gara,  Grenn, Guttenberg, Kawasaki,  Ortiz, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 11 FAILED (4/7).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  WITHDREW Amendment H DNR  12 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Geological & Geophysical Surveys                                                                                           
     H DNR 12                                                                                                                   
     3009:                                                                                                                      
     Structure/Infrastructure/Land                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals $192.1 and FY19 Governor $920.5. A                                                                            
     reduction of $200.0 would leave $720.5 for surveys,                                                                        
     contracts and professional services associated with                                                                        
     field data collection.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment H DNR 13 and                                                                    
Amendment H DNR 14(copies on file):                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
[H DSNR 13]                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression Activity                                                                                                  
     H DNR 13                                                                                                                   
     4004 Safety                                                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals $694.8 and FY19 Governor $1,015.0. A                                                                          
     decrease of $100.0 would leave $915.0 for safety                                                                           
     supplies.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[H DNR 14]                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Fire Suppression Activity                                                                                                  
     H DNR 14                                                                                                                   
     4020: Equipment Fuel                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals $1,389.0 and FY19 Governor $3,250.0. A                                                                        
     decrease of $100.0 would leave $3,150.0 for fuel.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendments (see above).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Guttenberg indicated  that the  state funded                                                                    
fire  suppression by  finding a  baseline of  operations and                                                                    
funding at that  level. The assumption was that  when a fire                                                                    
occurred  the state  funded at  whatever cost.  He suggested                                                                    
that  making the  reductions  would  require a  supplemental                                                                    
request sooner.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara  noted that  there  were  2 lines  of  fire                                                                    
suppression appropriations  in the budget since  FY 15. They                                                                    
were down  by about  $500,000 combined.  He asked  where the                                                                    
$100,000 in safety supplies  would come from. Representative                                                                    
Wilson replied  that she could  get into the weeds  and look                                                                    
at the department's list. She  indicated that the amount was                                                                    
still  an additional  $300,000. She  was not  proposing cuts                                                                    
down  to  the  FY  17  level. It  was  one  quarter  of  the                                                                    
increase.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Gara  asked  what   safety  supplies  the  maker                                                                    
thought could be reduced.  Representative Wilson argued that                                                                    
she was not asking  to hold the line to FY  17. She had left                                                                    
an increase in the proposed budget.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilson, Kawasaki, Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton                                                                            
OPPOSED: Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Ortiz, Foster, Seaton                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION Amendment H DNR 13  and Amendment H DNR 14 FAILED                                                                    
(5/6).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:34:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DNR  15                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Agriculture                                                                                                                
     Agricultural Development                                                                                                   
     H DNR 15                                                                                                                   
     3011: Other Services                                                                                                       
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals $70.0 and FY19 Governor $342.0. A                                                                             
     decrease of $100.0 would leave $242.0 for professional                                                                     
     service contracts.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Guttenberg spoke  to his  objection. In  the                                                                    
past,  when  he had  worked  on  budget amendments,  he  had                                                                    
always consulted  with the Legislative Finance  Division and                                                                    
the  department   to  better   understand  the   impacts  of                                                                    
amendments. Like  many of the amendments,  this assumed that                                                                    
the contracts were funded by  general funds and would result                                                                    
in a  loss of  services to Alaskans.  One position  would be                                                                    
lost  as well.  He explained  about matching  funds as  they                                                                    
related  to positions.  He reemphasized  that the  reduction                                                                    
would  result in  a  loss  of services.  He  noted that  the                                                                    
amendment  dealt  with  agriculture,  which  the  state  was                                                                    
trying  to  expand.  He  thought  better  understanding  the                                                                    
impacts of  amendments was something that  should be brought                                                                    
to the table.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  conveyed that he had  always consulted with                                                                    
the departments about the potential  impacts of a particular                                                                    
amendment. He  did not  think it  worked to  come up  with a                                                                    
number without  consulting with  the department.  He thought                                                                    
it  was best  to  understand the  impacts  before filing  an                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:37:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Ortiz  asked  to hear  from  the  department                                                                    
about  the   potential  effects   of  the   amendment  under                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Ms.    Peter-Contesse   reported    that   the    component,                                                                    
agricultural  development,  had  been reduced  by  about  25                                                                    
percent  since FY  15. The  proposed cut  was an  additional                                                                    
reduction of  about 9  percent UGF.  She explained  that the                                                                    
reason for the significant  difference between FY 17 actuals                                                                    
and  the governor's  proposed FY  19 budget  was because  in                                                                    
FY 17 the division lapsed about  $200,000 in federal receipt                                                                    
authority. In  other words, it  lowered the amount  of money                                                                    
the  department  spent in  the  line  item.  In FY  19,  the                                                                    
department   expected    to   receive    federal   receipts,                                                                    
anticipated  needing  federal   authority,  and  planned  on                                                                    
spending the  money. The component  was heavily  funded with                                                                    
UGF. Personnel  was also  heavily funded  with UGF.  The cut                                                                    
would result in the elimination  of a position. The director                                                                    
of  the division  would have  to make  some tough  decisions                                                                    
about what was left to cut.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  wrapped up  her argument in  favor of                                                                    
the amendment.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                                      
OPPOSED: Grenn,  Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz,  Gara, Seaton,                                                                    
Foster                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 15 FAILED (4/7).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:42:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton MOVED  to ADOPT Amendment H DNR  16 (copy on                                                                    
file):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Parks & Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                 
     Parks Management & Access                                                                                                  
     H DNR 16                                                                                                                   
     Use additional  vehicle rental tax receipts  to replace                                                                    
     unrestricted general fund                                                                                                  
     Offered by Representative Seaton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Vehicle  rental tax  receipts from  FY17 are  available                                                                    
     for appropriation in FY19.  VRT receipts have increased                                                                    
     by $3.1 million,  though $2.0 million is due  to a one-                                                                    
     time  payment  timing  issue  so   is  unlikely  to  be                                                                    
     repeated.  However, that  leaves $1.1  million that  is                                                                    
     available to be used in  the operating budget on an on-                                                                    
     going basis.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     This allocation's  budget already includes  $3,042.0 of                                                                    
     vehicle  rental tax  receipts.  This amendment  reduces                                                                    
     the unrestricted general fund  by $1.1 million and adds                                                                    
     $1.1 million of vehicle rental  tax receipts, for a new                                                                    
     total of  $4,142.0 vehicle rental tax  receipts in this                                                                    
     allocation.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton read the amendment (see above).                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Pruitt indicated  that the  original vehicle                                                                    
rental  tax  was intended  for  tourism  and marketing.  The                                                                    
legislature decided  not to use  the money for  its intended                                                                    
purpose  early  on.  The  legislature  made  up  for  it  by                                                                    
allocating  general funds.  He  had been  in  charge of  the                                                                    
finance  subcommittee  when  general  funds  were  initially                                                                    
reduced. There had been a  substantial reduction in Alaska's                                                                    
tourism marketing. He explained that  part of the reason the                                                                    
legislature  had additional  money  available  last year  in                                                                    
vehicle rental taxes was because  of the investment that had                                                                    
occurred in prior multiple years in marketing Alaska.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt had concerns  that the legislature was                                                                    
going to shift and establish  the fund source as a long-term                                                                    
source for the line item. If  the state was not investing in                                                                    
marketing,  it  was  unlikely that  it  would  maintain  the                                                                    
current level  of taxation. If  the state was  not marketing                                                                    
Alaska,  there  would not  be  as  many people  engaging  in                                                                    
Alaska which  would result in  less rental tax  revenues. He                                                                    
thought that  about 85 percent  of the taxes  were generated                                                                    
by non-Alaskans.  Instead of shifting  the funding  over, it                                                                    
was  an opportunity  to utilize  $1.4  million in  continued                                                                    
marketing.  He  disagreed  with using  UGF  as  a  long-term                                                                    
source   of  funding.   He  mentioned   that  there   was  a                                                                    
significant amount  of competition that had  arisen over the                                                                    
years regarding marketing. He  mentioned traveling to China,                                                                    
a  country that  had  an incredible  growing  economy and  a                                                                    
middle  class that  would  exceed the  whole  of the  United                                                                    
States in  less than a  decade. He reported people  in China                                                                    
asking him  about the  Aurora, but noted  Alaska was  not on                                                                    
their  list of  places to  see it.  He thought  there was  a                                                                    
missed  opportunity.  There  was a  growing  Chinese  middle                                                                    
class  that wanted  to expand  their horizons,  but he  felt                                                                    
Alaska would be  on the back end. He  suggested that instead                                                                    
of  offsetting  with  general funds,  the  state  should  be                                                                    
reanalyzing  whether the  state should  be taking  the money                                                                    
intended for  marketing and putting it  back into additional                                                                    
marketing. He  did not agree with  the suggested utilization                                                                    
of funds. He thought that  shifting and eliminating some UGF                                                                    
and adding  DGF on a  long-term basis was a  distraction. He                                                                    
thought  it would  be more  important  to address  something                                                                    
within the department that needed  to be reanalyzed in terms                                                                    
of delivery. He  asked for a "no" vote. He  would rather see                                                                    
the money used as it was intended - for marketing Alaska.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:47:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative    Grenn    echoed    the    sentiments    of                                                                    
Representative Pruitt.  He asked  if the fund  change source                                                                    
would  go towards  tourism  development  and marketing.  Ms.                                                                    
Peter-Contesse  responded that  the  Division  of Parks  and                                                                    
Outdoor  Recreation  currently  had   about  $3  million  in                                                                    
vehicle  rental  tax receipts  in  its  budget which  funded                                                                    
parks management  and access  in the  largest state  park in                                                                    
the  country. It  was used  for all  areas and  was directly                                                                    
related to tourism.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Grenn  asked  if parks  were  available  for                                                                    
residents. Ms. Peter-Contesse responded affirmatively.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara  asked if the  funding was being  taken away                                                                    
for tourism  and marketing.  Co-Chair Seaton  responded, "It                                                                    
is not."                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Gara agreed that the  state needed to do more for                                                                    
tourism  marketing.   Other  states  funded   their  tourism                                                                    
marketing through a tax paid  by businesses - an income tax,                                                                    
sales tax, or business tax.  Those companies then received a                                                                    
credit back from  the state. The state received  some of the                                                                    
revenue,  and  some  of  it  was used  to  pay  for  tourism                                                                    
marketing. In  Alaska, outside of the  cruise ship industry,                                                                    
the state  paid resulting  in a  net negative,  unlike other                                                                    
states.  He thought  this would  be the  answer for  tourism                                                                    
marketing. The  legislature needed  to figure  out a  way to                                                                    
address the issue without it  resulting in a net negative to                                                                    
the state.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:50:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz  understood that  Representative Pruitt                                                                    
was the  person that  instructed tourism marketing  folks to                                                                    
move away from general funds and  rental taxes and to find a                                                                    
different way  to fund their  activities. I agreed  with the                                                                    
representative's statement  about the importance  of tourism                                                                    
marketing  and  the  economic benefits  it  brought  to  the                                                                    
state. He  remembered the  representative being  a spokesman                                                                    
for  the  industry  moving  away   from  their  practice  of                                                                    
receiving rental  tax receipts  and GF  dollars to  do their                                                                    
activities. He asked if he was mistaken.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Pruitt responded,  "Yes, you  are mistaken."                                                                    
He had told  the tourism marketing people  that depending on                                                                    
just  general funds  was not  the appropriate  mechanism. He                                                                    
suggested  the   legislature  needed  to  come   up  with  a                                                                    
sustainable  model.  The  original  intent  of  the  vehicle                                                                    
rental  tax was  for marketing.  Presently, the  legislature                                                                    
had disseminated the  funds to other areas.  A decade prior,                                                                    
a decision was  made to use vehicle rental  tax receipts for                                                                    
various  other  things  rather than  tourism  marketing.  He                                                                    
continued  that while  he  had advocated  coming  up with  a                                                                    
sustainable model, the idea of  funding it with only general                                                                    
funds  would not  work. He  suggested that  since the  state                                                                    
currently had more  vehicle rental tax receipts  than in the                                                                    
past,  the legislature  should honor  the initial  intent of                                                                    
the tax which was to  support tourism marketing. He asserted                                                                    
that he  was not going  to take  away $3 million  from parks                                                                    
and  recreation, as  it was  not feasible.  Since additional                                                                    
funds were  coming in, he  thought it was  worth considering                                                                    
using them  for what they were  originally intended, tourism                                                                    
marketing. He  admitted he had  said that the state  did not                                                                    
just  need to  use general  funds. However,  he thought  the                                                                    
intent  of  the vehicle  rental  tax  should be  taken  into                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  asked  if the  allocation  would  be                                                                    
one-time  funding  or  continuous funding.  Co-Chair  Seaton                                                                    
responded  that it  would be  one-time funding.  He reported                                                                    
the anticipation  of an annual  increase of $1.1  million in                                                                    
vehicle  rental  tax  receipts.  The  increase  was  already                                                                    
designated for  park management  and access.  Alaska's parks                                                                    
drew viewers and  tourists to Alaska. He  indicated that the                                                                    
appropriation  would not  take  away any  dollars that  were                                                                    
currently  used  for  tourism   marketing.  Rather,  it  was                                                                    
additional  funding  for  park management  and  access.  The                                                                    
funding also  matched up  with Pittman-Robertson  money that                                                                    
could be  used for wildlife  viewing and on  trails relating                                                                    
to tourism marketing.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:55:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  wondered whether  the funds  would be                                                                    
designated   general  funds   versus   vehicle  rental   tax                                                                    
receipts. She  thought the maker  of the amendment  wanted a                                                                    
specific  designation. Co-Chair  Seaton  responded that  the                                                                    
vehicle  rental tax  was  DGF  and would  be  going to  park                                                                    
management and access. The funding  would not be placed into                                                                    
a general bucket.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked if  currently Pittman-Robertson                                                                    
funds were  in the  division's budget. She  did not  see the                                                                    
funds listed  in the different allocations.  Co-Chair Seaton                                                                    
responded that there were  some Pittman-Robertson funds used                                                                    
in  wildlife  viewing  and  access,   but  more  funds  were                                                                    
available. The  state had been  turning down money  from the                                                                    
federal  government.  The  money  was available,  but  a  25                                                                    
percent state match was needed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson thought  it  had to  do with  another                                                                    
section of  DNR. She  was concerned  about a  crossover. She                                                                    
wanted  to   know  if   any  Pittman-Robertson   funds  were                                                                    
currently in  the component detail. Co-Chair  Seaton replied                                                                    
that Pittman-Robertson funds were  previously used only with                                                                    
fish and game  funds for hunter access, not  for viewing and                                                                    
tourist access.  The amendment  would allow  the use  of the                                                                    
matching funds  that were not  fish and game funds  for park                                                                    
management and access which would promote tourism.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Wilson  asked   if  the   money  would   be                                                                    
transferred  through interagency  receipts. Co-Chair  Seaton                                                                    
indicated that DNR could respond to her question.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Peter-Contesse responded  that  currently  most of  the                                                                    
Pittman-Robertson  money  that  came to  DNR,  came  through                                                                    
reimbursable services agreements  (RSA)s through interagency                                                                    
receipts. She continued  that much of the  money was matched                                                                    
with  funds in  the  capital budget.  She  relayed that  DNR                                                                    
could  not directly  take in  Pittman-Robertson funds,  only                                                                    
the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) could do so.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:58:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  asked  if  the  funds  in  the  park                                                                    
management  division could  be used  to match  the funds  in                                                                    
DFG.   Ms.  Peter-Contesse   responded  affirmatively.   She                                                                    
expounded  that  there was  an  assumption  that there  were                                                                    
sufficient matching  funds. The  fund source change  was not                                                                    
increasing  the department's  budget.  In  other words,  the                                                                    
department  was  not  getting   additional  funds  to  match                                                                    
additional projects.  If there  were projects in  the works,                                                                    
and the  department had extra funding,  the department could                                                                    
potentially use the money as  extra matching funds. However,                                                                    
since it  was not an  increase to  DNR's budget, it  was not                                                                    
providing extra leigh way to match Pittman-Roberson funds.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  suggested that although  the co-chair                                                                    
wanted  the money  used  in a  certain  way, the  department                                                                    
would not necessarily  be using it in that  way. She thought                                                                    
Ms.  Peter-Contesse  was  saying  the money  would  be  used                                                                    
somewhere else and  that there was no excess  money to match                                                                    
Pittman-Robertson funds at  DFG. Ms. Peter-Contesse answered                                                                    
that the  money acted like  general funds. Since it  was not                                                                    
an  increase to  the budget,  it did  not provide  increased                                                                    
capacity.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  was previously  going to  support the                                                                    
amendment.  However, she  was hearing  that the  money would                                                                    
not  be used  for its  intended purpose  which was  to match                                                                    
funds in specific  areas. Rather, the money  would be placed                                                                    
into a big pot of money.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  replied that  the intent  was not  only for                                                                    
matching  Pittman-Robertson  funds.  He  mentioned  changing                                                                    
Pittman-Robertson  funds that  were  available.  He noted  a                                                                    
position  in  DNR that  was  already  in  the budget,  a  25                                                                    
percent match for  a position that would be  able to recruit                                                                    
matching money  for Pittman-Robertson from  communities. The                                                                    
money  had  not been  able  to  be  used before  on  smaller                                                                    
projects because  it took too much  oversight and management                                                                    
for  getting  municipalities  and  fund sources  to  do  the                                                                    
match. He was not saying that  the money would be the match.                                                                    
However,  a position  would be  available  that was  already                                                                    
funded. The vehicle  rental match was displacing  UGF in the                                                                    
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson appreciated  the information. However,                                                                    
it  sounded like  his intent  was  that the  funds would  be                                                                    
additional  money. She  opined  that  the larger  discussion                                                                    
should  be  about  using  the  Pittman-Robertson  funds  for                                                                    
viewing versus hunting access and the use of guns.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Pruitt MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz, Gara, Foster, Seaton                                                                     
OPPOSED: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Grenn                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 16 PASSED (6/5).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:04:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DNR  17                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Parks & Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                 
     Parks Management & Access                                                                                                  
     H DNR 17                                                                                                                   
     2000: In-State Employee Travel                                                                                             
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals $86.2 and Governor FY19 $170.0. A                                                                             
     decrease of $50.0 would leave $120.0 for employee                                                                          
     travel to attend meetings, conferences and training.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Guttenberg   spoke  to  his   objection.  He                                                                    
indicated that there was an  assumption that all the funding                                                                    
consisted  of  general funds,  which  was  not accurate.  He                                                                    
reported that  the reduction  was a cut  to service.  He was                                                                    
told by the department that  the reduction could lead to the                                                                    
loss of an  employee. Travel was necessary for  people to do                                                                    
their jobs. He  noted that many park  service employees were                                                                    
peace officers who could not  be trained online. As a result                                                                    
of all  the complications associated with  the reduction, he                                                                    
thought the state would lose an employee.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:05:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Seaton   asked  to  hear   the  impact   from  the                                                                    
perspective  of DNR.  Ms.  Peter-Contesse  replied that  the                                                                    
component had been reduced by 51  percent UGF in the prior 4                                                                    
years.  The   division  had  lost   25  positions   and  the                                                                    
department had  placed parks  in passive  management. Alaska                                                                    
had  the  largest state  park  in  the nation  and  required                                                                    
travel.  The funding  allowed people  to travel  to Alaska's                                                                    
state parks  to maintain them,  to train peace  officers, to                                                                    
bring people  into Anchorage,  and to  bring superintendents                                                                    
together to prepare for the  park season. The department had                                                                    
reduced travel  significantly. If funding was  eliminated in                                                                    
the travel  line (assuming it  was all UGF even  though much                                                                    
of it  was probably DGF)  it was  likely the money  would be                                                                    
eliminated in  the personal services  line resulting  in the                                                                    
loss of a permanent part-time position.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson provided  wrap up  on the  amendment.                                                                    
She indicated  that the  travel line  was $190,320.  She was                                                                    
unsure where  the decrease  was because  it was  at $191,000                                                                    
for FY  18 and FY  19. The  actual in personal  services was                                                                    
$9.539  million.  Currently it  was  $9.924  million -  both                                                                    
increases occurring  in the prior  2 years. She  opined that                                                                    
sometimes  it  was  just  necessary to  use  the  phone  and                                                                    
teleconferencing  rather than  traveling. The  reduction had                                                                    
to do with in-state travel.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Ortiz, Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson                                                                               
OPPOSED: Kawasaki, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Seaton, Foster                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DNR 17 FAILED (5/6).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:09:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson MOVED  to  ADOPT Amendment  H DNR  18                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Parks & Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                 
     Parks Management & Access                                                                                                  
     H DNR 18                                                                                                                   
     3007: Advertising and Promotions                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
     FY17 Actuals $123.8 and FY19 Governor $300.0. A                                                                            
     decrease of $100.0 leaves $200.0 for advertising and                                                                       
     promotions.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Guttenberg   spoke  to  his   objection.  He                                                                    
emphasized that the amendment assumed  that UGF could be cut                                                                    
without   affecting   other   things.  Parks   and   Outdoor                                                                    
Recreation  did not  spend all  of its  contractual services                                                                    
because  it  did not  collect  enough  in federal  receipts,                                                                    
statutory  designated   program  receipts,   or  interagency                                                                    
revenue. The proposed reduction translated  to the loss of a                                                                    
position. If undesignated funds were  cut, it had a rippling                                                                    
affect in other areas, particularly personnel.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson provided  wrap up  on the  amendment.                                                                    
She argued that advertising and  promotions had been done on                                                                    
a budget  of $123,800 and  the increment had  nearly double.                                                                    
She had  not seen  any additional commercials  or brochures.                                                                    
Services had gone up to $300,000  from FY 17 to FY 19. There                                                                    
was $1.4 million in UGF  and another $4.3 million in general                                                                    
fund  programs.   She  argued  that  the   state  could  not                                                                    
advertise and  have promotions in  the same way it  did when                                                                    
it did not have money. The  state might have to look at fees                                                                    
or taxes.  She was unclear  why double the money  was needed                                                                    
for advertising and promotions.  She asked members for their                                                                    
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Kawasaki                                                                            
OPPOSED: Ortiz, Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Foster, Seaton                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to adopt Amendment H DNR 18 FAILED (5/6).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:12:55 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:23:50 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Tilton  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H DOT  3                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Commissioner's Office                                                                                                      
     H DOT  3 - Intent  language relating to  traffic safety                                                                    
     concerns                                                                                                                   
     Offered by Representative Tilton                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     It  is   the  intent   of  the  Legislature   that  the                                                                    
     Department  of  Transportation  and  Public  Facilities                                                                    
     develop  criteria to  identify  critical locations  and                                                                    
     the  types  of  lighting  needed  to  decrease  traffic                                                                    
     safety  concerns. In  addition,  the Department  should                                                                    
     work  with  local  power utilities  collaboratively  to                                                                    
     mitigate the cost of installation and operation.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Tilton  read the  amendment (see  above). She                                                                    
elaborated that  the reason  for the  amendment was  that it                                                                    
was  a  safety  issue  for Alaskan  families  and  different                                                                    
individuals  who  would  benefit  from  the  development  of                                                                    
criteria in the inventory  of the small intersections. Also,                                                                    
partnering with the local power  utilities would be a way to                                                                    
minimize costs.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg had an  experience where DOT had a                                                                    
study in which it placed  a street light in an inappropriate                                                                    
place. It  took a significant  amount of community  time and                                                                    
input from  the public.  No one  wanted the  light. Although                                                                    
the study did not fit the  criteria, it was used in order to                                                                    
use federal  highway safety funds.  The installation  of the                                                                    
light did  not address  the problem of  crashes or  meet the                                                                    
needs of the community.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment H DOT 3 was ADOPTED.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:26:48 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:28:29 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Grenn MOVED to ADOPT  Amendment H DOT 4 (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Administration and Support                                                                                                 
     Program Development and Statewide Planning                                                                                 
     H DOT 4 - Legislative  Intent for Use of Transportation                                                                    
     Alternatives Program Funding                                                                                               
     Offered by Representative Grenn                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Wordage:  It  is the  intent  of  the legislature  that                                                                    
     federal  Transportation  Alternatives  Program  funding                                                                    
     that  is  otherwise  eligible  under  federal  law  for                                                                    
     transfer to other  federal-aid apportioned programs not                                                                    
     be  transferred  from the  Transportation  Alternatives                                                                    
     Program unless the  state is in jeopardy  of losing the                                                                    
     funding.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  The  Department   of  Transportation  has                                                                    
     transferred 25%  of Transportation  Alternative Program                                                                    
     funds to  the Surface Transportation  Flexible category                                                                    
     that    maintains   eligibility    for   Transportation                                                                    
     Alternatives  Program  type  projects.  This  amendment                                                                    
     directs the  Department of  Transportation to  keep all                                                                    
     money that  is eligible for  Transportation Alternative                                                                    
     grant    applicants     within    the    Transportation                                                                    
     Alternatives Program.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Grenn presented  the amendment  (see above).                                                                    
He  conveyed the  Department  of  Transportation and  Public                                                                    
Facilities  (DOT)  had  helped   draft  the  amendment.  The                                                                    
department  indicated that  the amendment  would not  pose a                                                                    
burden, as it kept track  of the information. The department                                                                    
approved of the amendment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg asked if  the amendment would have                                                                    
any  impacts  on  the Statewide  Transportation  Improvement                                                                    
Program    (STIP),   the    Fairbanks   Metropolitan    Area                                                                    
Transportation   System   (FMATS),    or   other   projects.                                                                    
Representative Grenn  responded that  the funding  came from                                                                    
the Fixing  America's Surface Transportation (FAST)  Act. It                                                                    
would not.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Guttenberg  asked Ms. Holland to  explain the                                                                    
funding.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
AMANDA   HOLLAND,   DEPUTY   COMMISSIONER,   DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                    
TRANSPORTATION AND  PUBLIC FACILITIES  (via teleconference),                                                                    
replied  that the  Federal Aid  Highway  Program provided  a                                                                    
certain  fund   for  what  was  called   the  Transportation                                                                    
Alternatives    Program     through    the    transportation                                                                    
reauthorization bill.  It was a  part of the FAST  Act which                                                                    
was a part of the  2016 transportation reauthorization bill.                                                                    
The program had  funds set aside. She suggested  that if, at                                                                    
the  end of  the obligation  period the  funds were  not all                                                                    
obligated, they  could be  moved to a  different area  for a                                                                    
different  program.  The  funds  would not  impact  STIP  or                                                                    
FMATS.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson asked  if the  intent was  to have  a                                                                    
report. She did  not see such wordage in  the amendment. She                                                                    
wondered   if   the   amendment  needed   to   be   amended.                                                                    
Representative  Grenn  thought   the  amendment  might  need                                                                    
amending.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:33:01 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:33:52 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton invited Rob Carpenter to the table.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ROB  CARPENTER, ANALYST,  LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE DIVISION,  IN                                                                    
ROOM, relayed that the question  was whether a report needed                                                                    
to  be  added  to  the  amendment.  He  indicated  that  LFD                                                                    
provided an  annual report to the  legislature that provided                                                                    
a response from each agency  on their legislative intent. He                                                                    
thought there  was already a  reporting mechanism  in place.                                                                    
He wondered if it  would be sufficient. Representative Grenn                                                                    
responded affirmatively.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Amendment H DOT 4 was ADOPTED.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:35:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson MOVED  to ADOPT Amendment H  DOT 5 and                                                                    
H DOT 6 (copies on file):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[H DOT 5]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Marine Vessel Operations                                                                                                   
     H DOT 5 - 3011 Other Services                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY2017  Actuals were  $437.0  and  the FY19  Governor's                                                                    
     budget request  is $600.0. A  decrement of  $100.0 will                                                                    
     result in  a FY  19 budget request  of $500.0  which is                                                                    
     $63.0 over FY 17 actual expenditures.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
[H DOT 6]                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Marine Vessel Operations                                                                                                   
     H DOT 6 - 4002 Household/Institutional                                                                                     
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY2017 Actuals  were $2,544.4 and the  FY 19 Governor's                                                                    
     request is $3,165.2. A decrement  of $250.0 will result                                                                    
     in a FY  19 budget request of $2915.2,  which is $370.8                                                                    
     over FY 17 actual expenditures.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendments (see above).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz  wanted to hear from  the Department of                                                                    
Transportation and Public Facilities  (DOT) about the impact                                                                    
for both amendments.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
AMANDA   HOLLAND,   DEPUTY   COMMISSIONER,   DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                    
TRANSPORTATION AND  PUBLIC FACILITIES  (via teleconference),                                                                    
explained that  the Alaska Marine Highway  System budget was                                                                    
developed based on  the number of operating  weeks that were                                                                    
anticipated for  the budget year.  If certain pieces  of the                                                                    
operating budget  were cut like  the other services  line or                                                                    
the  household  institutional  line,   it  would  upset  the                                                                    
balance for  the development  of the  budget. The  impact to                                                                    
the department  would be that  a single line item  cut could                                                                    
result  in  the  department  being  unable  to  deliver  the                                                                    
operating weeks of service that  it had committed to through                                                                    
the  budget  process  and through  its  published  schedule.                                                                    
Ultimately, it could result in sailing cancelations.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  mentioned that in  the other  services line                                                                    
item  in FY  17  the  actual was  $437,00  and the  governor                                                                    
proposed $600,000,  an increase of $163,000.  The sponsor of                                                                    
the amendment wanted to decrease  the amount by $100,000. He                                                                    
suggested that while  FY 17 was $437,000  the average actual                                                                    
cost for  the previous  5 years  was $609,000.  The governor                                                                    
was  requesting $600,000  which  he  thought was  consistent                                                                    
with  the average  for  the  past 5  years.  He thought  the                                                                    
committee had to look at why  the other services line was so                                                                    
low in FY 17. He reported  that the reason the number was so                                                                    
low was because there were  6 fewer service weeks of sailing                                                                    
due  to weather,  overhaul  delays,  mechanical issues,  and                                                                    
only 9  of 11 ships  were operating. The department  did not                                                                    
anticipate the  same issue occurring. There  would likely be                                                                    
more service  weeks in FY 19.  He also noted that  while the                                                                    
other services  line was $163,000  more in comparison  to FY                                                                    
17  and when  looking at  the  total services  line, it  had                                                                    
decreased  from   $10.9  million  down  to   $10.8  million.                                                                    
Overall,  the   total  services  line  was   down  by  about                                                                    
$100,000. He also  noted that when looking  at the household                                                                    
line item  in Amendment  H DOT  6, the actual  in FY  17 was                                                                    
$2.54 million.  The governor was requesting  $3.6 million so                                                                    
it looked like a large  increase. It represented an increase                                                                    
of  $621,000  over  FY  17. However,  when  looking  at  the                                                                    
average over the  previous 5 years, the  household line item                                                                    
had averaged $3.27 million. The  governor's request of $3.17                                                                    
million  which  was  about $100,000  less  than  the  5-year                                                                    
average. Again, it  went back to the fact that  FY 17 was an                                                                    
anomaly. He suggested that with  normal operations in FY 19,                                                                    
a request of  $3.16 million for the household  line item was                                                                    
reasonable. He would be opposing H DOT 5 and H DOT 6.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  asked how  many ships  were currently                                                                    
operating.  Ms. Holland  responded that  there were  9 ships                                                                    
operating.  Representative Wilson  closed  by saying,  "They                                                                    
had 9 ships then; they have 9 shops now. Thank you."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Ortiz MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Pruitt, Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Kawasaki                                                                            
OPPOSED: Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg, Ortiz, Seaton, Foster                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H  DOT 5 and Amendment H DOT 6                                                                    
FAILED (5/6).                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:41:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H DOT  7                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Marine Vessel Fuel                                                                                                         
     H DOT 7 - 4020 Equipment Fuel                                                                                              
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY 17  Actuals were  $15,298.2 and the  FY19 Governor's                                                                    
     request  is $20,593.4.  A  decrement  of $1,000.0  will                                                                    
     result in a FY 19  budget request of $19,593.4 which is                                                                    
     $4,295.2 over FY 17 expenditures.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson presented the amendment (see above).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  spoke to his  objection. He noted  that the                                                                    
amendment was  similar to Amendments  H DOT  5 and H  DOT 6.                                                                    
There had been 6 fewer weeks  of sailing operations in FY 17                                                                    
due to  unforeseen circumstances.  Normal operations  in the                                                                    
current year  would result in  more services weeks  and more                                                                    
fuel usage. The  5-year average for fuel  was $25.3 million.                                                                    
The governor's  request was for $20.6  million, $4.7 million                                                                    
less than  the 5-year  average. He  reemphasized that  FY 17                                                                    
was an  unusual year.  Even with only  9 ships  operating in                                                                    
the  current year,  there  was still  the  normal number  of                                                                    
service weeks. In FY 17  there were 6 fewer ships operating,                                                                    
but  there would  be  more operating  in  the current  year.                                                                    
Therefore,  he  thought  the   governor's  request  of  $4.7                                                                    
million  less than  the 5-year  average  was reasonable.  He                                                                    
would be opposing Amendment H DOT 7.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  wrapped up  her argument in  favor of                                                                    
the amendment.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:44:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Ortiz thought  the DOT  representative meant                                                                    
that 9 ships were in the  fleet rather than in operation. He                                                                    
knew  for  a  fact  that  9  ships  were  not  currently  in                                                                    
operation. Recently, there were only 3 ships in operation.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson wanted to hear from the department.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Holland  responded that the  department had 10  ships in                                                                    
in  the fleet.  One ship  was in  permanent layup,  the fast                                                                    
vessel  ferry, M/V  Chenega. The  department  had 9  vessels                                                                    
that operated.  They had  certificates of  inspection, which                                                                    
meant  the department  could  operate  them. Throughout  the                                                                    
year,  no matter  what year  the  department was  operating,                                                                    
those vessels  had to  go through  an annual  overhaul. When                                                                    
the  department  was  scheduling its  vessels,  it  included                                                                    
scheduling   vessel   overhauls.   The   majority   of   the                                                                    
department's vessels  went into  overhaul during  the winter                                                                    
season because  it was a lower-ridership  demand season. The                                                                    
department  had more  vessels running  in the  summer season                                                                    
when ridership was high.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson commented  that it  sounded like  the                                                                    
department's normal protocol.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Thompson, Tilton, Wilson, Pruitt                                                                                      
OPPOSED:  Gara, Grenn, Guttenberg,  Kawasaki, Ortiz, Foster,                                                                    
Seaton                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DOT 7 FAILED (4/7).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:47:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Wilson  MOVED to  ADOPT  Amendment  H DOT  8                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Marine Highway System                                                                                                      
     Overhaul                                                                                                                   
     H DOT 8 - 2002 Out of State Employee Travel                                                                                
     Offered by Representative Wilson                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     FY17 Actuals were $85.4 and the FY19 Governor's                                                                            
     request is $224.4. A decrement of $75.0 will result in                                                                     
     a FY 19 budget request of $149.4.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson read the amendment (see above).                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  noted that the  FY 17 actuals  were $85,400                                                                    
and the  governor's request  was $224,000  which represented                                                                    
an  increase  of  $139,000.  The  amendment  sought  to  cut                                                                    
$75,000 of the $139,000. He  pointed out that every year the                                                                    
budget  included $224,000  for the  line item.  It had  been                                                                    
consistent. As much  of the overhaul work  was done in-state                                                                    
in  Ketchikan, there  was only  so much  work that  could be                                                                    
done  at any  one  time. Thus,  necessitating  the need  for                                                                    
overhaul   work   out-of-state.  The   out-of-state   travel                                                                    
proposal  was $139,000  higher compared  to FY  17. However,                                                                    
the  governor's proposal  for  in-state  travel relating  to                                                                    
overhauls  was down  by $164,000.  In looking  at the  total                                                                    
travel  for  in-state  and  out-of-state,  it  was  down  by                                                                    
$25,000. He thought  the number was reasonable  and would be                                                                    
opposing Amendment H DOT 8.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wilson  questioned the department  being able                                                                    
to control  its in-state  travel but not  their out-of-state                                                                    
travel.  She  did not  believe  the  legislature could  keep                                                                    
doing things  the same way  as before. She asked  for member                                                                    
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Tilton, Wilson, Grenn, Pruitt, Thompson                                                                               
OPPOSED: Gara, Guttenberg, Kawasaki, Ortiz, Seaton, Foster                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to ADOPT Amendment H DOT 8 FAILED (5/6).                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:50:28 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:51:12 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton relayed that the  committee had gone through                                                                    
all of the amendments.  The Legislative Finance Division and                                                                    
Legislative  Legal  Services  would  develop  new  committee                                                                    
substitutes  for  HB  285  and   HB  286  incorporating  the                                                                    
amendments that were adopted.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to  give  the  Legislative  Finance                                                                    
Division and Legislative Legal Services  the ability to make                                                                    
technical  and conforming  changes when  developing the  new                                                                    
committee substitute for HB 285 (FIN).                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster  moved  to  give  the  Legislative  Finance                                                                    
Division and Legislative Legal Services  the ability to make                                                                    
technical  and conforming  changes when  developing the  new                                                                    
committee substitute for HB 286 (FIN).                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Seaton  relayed that in  the following  meeting the                                                                    
committee would  be adopting  the new  committee substitutes                                                                    
for  the budget  bills and  moving them  from committee.  He                                                                    
noted other items on the following day's agenda.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:53:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 4:53 p.m.                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB255 Additional Document - Certificate of Fitness FAQ 2.26.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB255 Additional Document - Fact Sheet 2.26.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB255 Memo of Changes 2.15.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB255 Sectional Analysis 2.15.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB255 Sponsor Statement 2.15.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB255 Support Document - Support Letters 2.15.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB 255 - letter of Opposition.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB 212 Attachment #6 Annual Report School Capital Project Funding Under SB237.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
SB 237
HB 212 - Leters of support 3.11.2108.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #1 Districts covered by the bill.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #2 REAA & Sm School Fund (1).pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #3 School School Construction Grant Fund, Final List.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #4 Major Maintenance List FY19 Final.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #5 Kasayulie Order.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 212
SB 78 - Letters in Opposition 3.14.2018.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
SB 78
HB 255 Letters of Opposition.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 255
HB 286 HB 285 Amendment NEW H SAP 28.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 285
HB 286
HB 286 HB 285 Amendments with Actions as of 3-15-18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 285
HB 286
OpBudget Public Testimony emails 3.5 to 3.16.18.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 286
HB 286 - Letter of Support.pdf HFIN 3/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
HB 286