Legislature(2019 - 2020)ADAMS ROOM 519

03/26/2019 01:30 PM FINANCE

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01:33:57 PM Start
01:35:05 PM Department of Revenue
01:38:08 PM Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
01:41:02 PM Department of Public Safety
01:51:51 PM University
01:56:58 PM Judiciary
02:23:51 PM Department of Law
02:35:24 PM Department of Administration
02:38:24 PM Department of Health and Social Services
03:06:41 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 39 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 40 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Subcommittee Reports/Closeout
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      March 26, 2019                                                                                            
                         1:33 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:33:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster  called the House Finance  Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 1:33 p.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Neal Foster, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Tammie Wilson, Co-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Jennifer Johnston, Vice-Chair                                                                                    
Representative Dan Ortiz, Vice-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Ben Carpenter                                                                                                    
Representative Andy Josephson                                                                                                   
Representative Gary Knopp                                                                                                       
Representative Bart LeBon                                                                                                       
Representative Kelly Merrick                                                                                                    
Representative Colleen Sullivan-Leonard                                                                                         
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Michaella  Anderson,   Staff,  Representative   Bart  LeBon;                                                                    
Michael   Partlow,  Fiscal   Analyst,  Legislative   Finance                                                                    
Division;  Joe  Byrnes,  Staff, Representative  Bart  LeBon;                                                                    
Morgan Foss,  Fiscal Analyst, Legislative  Finance Division;                                                                    
TJ (Thomas)  Presley, staff, Representative  Andy Josephson;                                                                    
Tom  Atkinson, Staff,  Representative Andy  Josephson; David                                                                    
Teal,   Director,   Legislative   Finance   Division;   Doug                                                                    
Wooliver,  Deputy  Administrative   Director,  Alaska  Court                                                                    
System; Robert Ervine,  staff, Vice-Chair Jennifer Johnston;                                                                    
Erin  Shine,  staff,  Vice-Chair  Jennifer  Johnston;  Kelly                                                                    
Cunningham, Analyst, Legislative Finance Division.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 39     APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          HB 39 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 40     APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          HB 40 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
FY 20 BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS:                                                                                              
     DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                                                                      
     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                                                                
     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                                
     UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                 
     DEPARTMENT OF LAW                                                                                                          
     JUDICIARY                                                                                                                  
     DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                                                                               
     DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 39                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     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."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 40                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive   mental    health   program,   including                                                                    
     supplemental  appropriations;  and   providing  for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
^FY 20 BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster provided information about the meeting                                                                          
process. He intended to spend approximately 10 minutes on                                                                       
each department.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:35:05 PM                                                                                                                    
MICHAELLA  ANDERSON,   STAFF,  REPRESENTATIVE   BART  LEBON,                                                                    
provided  a  subcommittee  report   for  the  Department  of                                                                    
Revenue (DOR) FY  20 budget with a  prepared narrative (copy                                                                    
on file):                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     Department of  Revenue submits a  recommended operating                                                                    
     budget for  FY 2020 to  the House Finance  Committee as                                                                    
     follows:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)   $24,993.5                                                                               
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $2,597.3                                                                                
     Other Funds                        $290,662.4                                                                              
     Federal Funds                      $79,816.9                                                                             
     Total                              $398,070.1                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Anderson reported  that the  proposal  fell just  under                                                                    
both the  FY 20  adjusted base  and the  governor's proposed                                                                    
budget. She  delineated that  the subcommittee  accepted all                                                                    
but  two  of  the  Governor's   FY  2020  request  with  the                                                                    
following changes:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Deny the  Governor's request  for 50%  Travel Reduction                                                                    
     for Mental Health Trust Operations and  Long  Term Care                                                                    
     Ombudsman                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Deny  the Governor's  requests  and  recommend they  be                                                                    
     introduced  as  fiscal  notes  to  their  corresponding                                                                    
     legislation for:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Delete gaming positions (HB 73)                                                                                       
          Replace Power Cost Equalization Funds with                                                                            
          General Funds (legislation not yet introduced)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Additional   highlight   to   the   Governor's   FY2020                                                                    
     requested budget and amendments are as follows:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Remove   4   vacant   positions   throughout   the                                                                    
          Department                                                                                                            
          Reduce travel by 50% ($48.6) thousand in General                                                                      
          Funds                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
1:37:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson  asked whether  the  funding  for the  four                                                                    
vacant positions were removed  along with the positions. Ms.                                                                    
Anderson answered in the affirmative.  She detailed that one                                                                    
PCN (position  control number) was  eliminated form  the Tax                                                                    
Division in  the amount of  $78.6 thousand in  general funds                                                                    
(GF)  and three  positions were  deleted from  the Permanent                                                                    
Fund  Division  in the  amount  of  $69.3 thousand  and  two                                                                    
part-time  seasonal  positions  for  $47  thousand  totaling                                                                    
$195.1 thousand.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:37:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:38:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Anderson   provided  a  subcommittee  report   for  the                                                                    
Department  of Military  and Veterans  Affairs (DMVA)  FY 20                                                                    
budget with a prepared narrative (copy on file):                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     Department of  Military and  Veteran Affairs  submits a                                                                    
     recommended operating  budget for FY 2020  to the House                                                                    
     Finance Committee as follows:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)  $16,329.8                                                                                
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $28.4                                                                                   
     Other Funds                        $11,138.7                                                                               
     Federal Funds                      $31,294.3                                                                             
     Total                              $58,836.2                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Anderson  reported  that  the  proposal  was  one  half                                                                    
million  [$540.1 (3.2%)]  dollars  below  the FY20  Adjusted                                                                    
Base.  The  Subcommittees  recommended budget  was  $7,859.8                                                                    
million [(32.5%)] below the FY 15 Management Plan.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The  Subcommittee  recommends   accepting  all  of  the                                                                    
     Governor's FY 2020 request with the following changes:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Deny the  Governor's request  for 50%  Travel Reduction                                                                    
     for   Alaska  Aerospace   Corporation  and   Facilities                                                                    
     Maintenance                                                                                                                
     Deny  the Governor's  request to  delete $300.0  of UGF                                                                    
     for the Local Emergency Planning Committee                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The  Subcommittee   accepted  several   the  Governor's                                                                    
     requests, including the following:                                                                                         
     Remove a  position in the  Commissioner's Office  and a                                                                    
     position   in    Homeland   Security    and   Emergency                                                                    
     Management.                                                                                                                
     Reduced  travel by  50%  ($103.3)  thousand in  General                                                                    
     Funds.                                                                                                                     
     Reduce  funding  for  the Alaska  State  Defense  Force                                                                    
     ($210.9) thousand in General Funds.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Increase  of  $50.0  thousand   in  General  Funds  for                                                                    
     Funeral Honor Support for Alaska's Veterans.                                                                               
     An  increase  of  $300.0  thousand  SDPR  authority  to                                                                    
     support   Emergency   Management   Assistance   Compact                                                                    
     requests.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:39:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  asked about the acronym  used. Ms. Anderson                                                                    
explained  that  SDPR  was  Statutorily  Designated  Program                                                                    
Receipts. Co-Chair  Wilson asked  if the funding  existed or                                                                    
reflected an increase.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL   PARTLOW,  FISCAL   ANALYST,  LEGISLATIVE   FINANCE                                                                    
DIVISION,  explained that  the Emergency  Management Compact                                                                    
was  an  agreement  between  states  for  reimbursement  for                                                                    
sending   United  States   National  Guard   support  during                                                                    
emergencies.  The  department   had  to  request  additional                                                                    
spending authority  in the prior  year due to the  number of                                                                    
disasters.  The  department  was anticipating  an  increased                                                                    
need for assistance in other states.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:40:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:41:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOE BYRNES, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE  BART LEBON, discussed the                                                                    
budget closeout  for the Department  of Public  Safety (DPS)                                                                    
with a prepared narrative (copy on file):                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     Department   Public   Safety  submits   a   recommended                                                                    
     operating  budget  for  FY2020  to  the  House  Finance                                                                    
     Committee as follows:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)  $160,939.8                                                                               
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $8,446.1                                                                                
     Other Funds                        $11,727.6                                                                               
     Federal Funds                      $25,636.1                                                                             
     Total                              $206,749.6                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The  House  Finance   Subcommittee  on  the  Department                                                                    
     Public  Safety  Budget  held  five  meetings  with  the                                                                    
     agency.  The Subcommittee  reviewed  and  acted on  the                                                                    
     Governor's  FY2020 budget  request  with the  following                                                                    
     highlights:                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Reduced  spending  by  $396.7 (-0.2%)  in  Unrestricted                                                                    
     General Funds from  the FY20 Adjusted Base,  which is a                                                                    
     reduction  of $768.6  (-0.5%)  in Unrestricted  General                                                                    
     Funds from the FY19 Management Plan.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The  Subcommittee  recommends   accepting  all  of  the                                                                    
     Governor's FY2020 request with the following changes:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     ?  Deny  the  Governor's reduction  in  Village  Public                                                                    
     Safety Officer (VPSO) Program                                                                                              
     Appropriation by $3,000.0                                                                                                  
     ? Remove Department Level Intent  "At the discretion of                                                                    
     the Office of Management and                                                                                               
     Budget,   funding  may   be  transferred   between  all                                                                    
     appropriations in the Department."                                                                                         
     ?  Modifying  conditional  language to  allow  for  the                                                                    
     carry-forward of Fire and Life Safety                                                                                      
     unexpected  and unobligated  balance after  the end  of                                                                    
     the Fiscal Year 2019                                                                                                       
     ?  Transferring $250.0  in UGF  from  the Alaska  State                                                                    
     Trooper Detachments to the Alaska                                                                                          
     Wing Civil  Air Patrol  allowing the state  to leverage                                                                    
     additional resources to support search                                                                                     
     and rescue efforts  in the form of  volunteer hours and                                                                    
     adding intent language to strengthen                                                                                       
     the liaison between the state and the Civil Air Patrol                                                                     
     ? Adding  intent language for the  Department of Public                                                                    
     Safety work to address the high rate of                                                                                    
     sex crimes in  rural Alaska by making it  a priority to                                                                    
     hire two sex crimes investigators (one in                                                                                  
     Bethel and  one in  Kotzebue) along with  any requisite                                                                    
     support staff using existing                                                                                               
     Department resources.                                                                                                      
     ? Adding  intent language for the  Department of Public                                                                    
     Safety to disburse funding meant for                                                                                       
     the VPSO Program to VPSO grant recipients and for                                                                          
     grant recipients to utilize the funding                                                                                    
     for recruitment and retention of VPSOs and for the                                                                         
     Department to support VPSO                                                                                                 
     contractor's efforts to provide public safety services                                                                     
     to the maximum geographic area                                                                                             
     surround their duty station.                                                                                               
     ? Reducing funding for the Alaska State Trooper                                                                            
     Detachments by $506.365 to align funding with historic                                                                     
     expenditure levels                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:44:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Ortiz  asked  about   the  last  bullet  on  the                                                                    
document  that   addressed  reducing  funding   for  trooper                                                                    
detachments. He  wondered if the  reduction was a  result of                                                                    
unfilled positions. Mr. Byrnes  stated that the troopers had                                                                    
approximately  40  unfilled  position   and  in  FY  18  the                                                                    
department lapsed  $2 million  from personal  services funds                                                                    
and  spent  the funding  on  capital  outlays. The  original                                                                    
proposal reduced the funding from  the Village Public Safety                                                                    
Officer (VPSO)  program. The subcommittee made  an amendment                                                                    
to  the  decrement  and  had   taken  it  from  the  trooper                                                                    
detachments  instead.  Vice-Chair  Ortiz asked  whether  the                                                                    
Department  of  Public  Safety   (DPS)  had  enough  funding                                                                    
remaining to fill needed positions to ensure public safety.                                                                     
Mr.  Byrnes  relayed that  the  subcommittee  felt that  the                                                                    
budget maintained adequate funds  to cover troopers expected                                                                    
costs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson inquired about  the intent language relating                                                                    
to the  high rate of  sex crimes  in the state  and proposed                                                                    
additional investigators. She asked  whether there were open                                                                    
PCNs  that  might  be  changed   to  accomplish  hiring  two                                                                    
additional investigators, or if  the positions were new. She                                                                    
thought intent  language did  not normally  include requests                                                                    
for new positions.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MORGAN FOSS,  FISCAL ANALYST, LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE DIVISION,                                                                    
explained that  currently DPS investigators were  also hired                                                                    
as state troopers and the  department could use a vacant PCN                                                                    
as  an investigator.  The position  was  typically hired  at                                                                    
slightly  higher  pay  due to  experience.  Co-Chair  Wilson                                                                    
asked for an explanation as  to why Bethel and Kotzebue were                                                                    
singled  out  over  others.  Mr.   Byrnes  stated  that  the                                                                    
amendment sponsor's  intention was to post  investigators in                                                                    
rural Alaska to  investigate the high rate of  sex crimes in                                                                    
the  areas.  Co-Chair  Wilson wondered  whether  there  were                                                                    
statistics available  that demonstrated increased  need over                                                                    
other communities.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:48:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  LeBon stated  that  during the  subcommittee                                                                    
discussion  on  the  topic,   the  location  was  thoroughly                                                                    
discussed.  The conclusion  was  that  any central  location                                                                    
that served other rural communities would suffice.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson  followed up on  Vice-Chair Ortiz's                                                                    
question.  He  asked  whether funds  were  lapsed  from  the                                                                    
previous  fiscal year.  Mr. Byrnes  stated that  the funding                                                                    
did not actually lapse. The  money had been reallocated from                                                                    
the personal  services line  and had  been moved  to capital                                                                    
outlays. Representative Josephson asked  about the amount of                                                                    
funding. Mr.  Byrnes estimated the amount  was approximately                                                                    
$1.7  million.  Representative  Josephson  recollected  that                                                                    
there had been a noticeable  reduction in DPS PCNs and asked                                                                    
if  he was  correct.  Mr.  Byrnes recalled  that  the FY  19                                                                    
management plan  had 805 positions  and both  the governor's                                                                    
budget and subcommittee proposal had 807 positions.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Foss  addressed Representative Josephson's  inquiry. She                                                                    
ascertained  that he  recalled  the  difference between  the                                                                    
governor's original  budget request  and the  amended budget                                                                    
request.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:51:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:51:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TJ (THOMAS)  PRESLEY, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE  ANDY JOSEPHSON,                                                                    
noted  that the  subcommittee held  six public  meetings. He                                                                    
reviewed   the  subcommittee's   proposed  budget   for  the                                                                    
University with a prepared narrative (copy on file):                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     University of Alaska recommends  that the House Finance                                                                    
     Committee accept  the FY20 adjusted base  as amended by                                                                    
     the subcommittee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     The numbers-only budget with amendment totals:                                                                             
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)   $337,033.5                                                                              
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $331,824.1                                                                              
     Other Funds                        $82,599.5                                                                               
     Federal Funds                      $140,225.9                                                                            
     Total                              $891,683.0                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Unrestricted  General  Funds   decreased  by  $33,566.2                                                                    
     million, a  9.1% difference from  the FYI  5 Management                                                                    
     Plan   to   the    FY20   House   Subcommittee   budget                                                                    
     recommendation.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     From  the FY20  Adjusted Base,  the House  Subcommittee                                                                    
     recommendations   reflects   a    total   increase   in                                                                    
     Unrestricted  General   Funds  of  $10,000.0,   a  3.1%                                                                    
     increase.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The subcommittee accepted the following:                                                                                   
     Governor's  decrements   to  Federal,  CIP,   and,  I/A                                                                    
     receipts.  Mental  Health   Trust  recommendations  and                                                                    
     funding   Vo-Tech   Ed   receipt  authority   for   the                                                                    
     University.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     The subcommittee denied the following:                                                                                     
     The Governor's $154 million UGF decrement                                                                                  
     The   Governor's  $154   DGF   increment  Funding   and                                                                    
     structure  changes  to  the  community  campuses[divide                                                                    
     University   of  Alaska   and   University  of   Alaska                                                                    
     community campuses into separate appropriations                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Increase subsidy of $24 million for community campuses                                                                     
     Fund switch between University  of Alaska Anchorage and                                                                    
     Juneau campuses  for the  newly created  allocation for                                                                    
     the  Anchorage  Community  and  Technical  College  and                                                                    
     Southeast School of Career Education]                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Additionally,  the subcommittee  adopted the  following                                                                    
     budget amendments:                                                                                                         
     1)Increment  to the  University of  Alaska -  $10,000.0                                                                    
     UGF                                                                                                                        
     2)Deny   the  Governor's   proposed  structure   change                                                                    
     creating  a separate  appropriation  for University  of                                                                    
     Alaska Community Campuses                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
1:54:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson referred to the  $33,566.2 decrease from the                                                                    
2015 management plan.  She asked if the UGF at  the time was                                                                    
approximately $304 million. Mr.  Presley deferred the answer                                                                    
to Mr. Partlow.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Partlow responded  that  the  total UGF  in  the FY  15                                                                    
management plan was $365.166.6 million.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Johnston asked how  the subcommittee came up with                                                                    
a $10 million increase and  if the increase was intentional.                                                                    
Mr. Presley  stated that the University  forwarded the Board                                                                    
of  Regents'  full request  in  the  amount of  roughly  $33                                                                    
million. He  recalled that  the $10  million was  offered by                                                                    
the subcommittee. The university  indicated that the funding                                                                    
would be  used for Title 9  regulatory compliance, increased                                                                    
facilities    maintenance    cost,   and    campus    safety                                                                    
enhancements.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:56:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^Judiciary                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:56:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM   ATKINSON,   STAFF,  REPRESENTATIVE   ANDY   JOSEPHSON,                                                                    
reviewed   the  subcommittee's   proposed  budget   for  the                                                                    
Judiciary with a prepared narrative (copy on file):                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     The House  Finance Budget  Subcommittee for  the Alaska                                                                    
     Court System  held five meetings  (open to  the public)                                                                    
     with the Court  System during our review  of their FY20                                                                    
     budget request.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     The House  Finance Budget Subcommittee  recommends that                                                                    
     the House  Finance Committee  accept the  FY20 adjusted                                                                    
     base  budget  as  amended   by  the  subcommittee.  The                                                                    
     numbers-only budget with amendment totals:                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)  $106,152.0                                                                               
     Designated General funds (DGF)     $518.0                                                                                  
     Other Funds                        $2,206.1                                                                                
     Federal Funds                      $975.6                                                                                
     Total                         $109,851.7                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Unrestricted  General Funds  decreased  by $5,657.5,  a                                                                    
     5.2% difference  from the FY15  Management Plan  to the                                                                    
     FY20 House Subcommittee budget recommendation.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     From  the FY20  Adjusted Base,  the House  Subcommittee                                                                    
     recommendation   reflects    a   total    increase   in                                                                    
     Unrestricted  General Funds  of $707.1,  a 0.7  percent                                                                    
     increase.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The   subcommittee  accepted   all  the   Court  System                                                                    
     increment requests  the governor submitted,  except for                                                                    
     four increments, totaling $3,098.0  that would have re-                                                                    
     opened the courts on Friday afternoons.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Additionally,  the subcommittee  adopted the  following                                                                    
     budget amendments:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     1)  Add  Deputy  Therapeutic  Courts  Coordinator  &  2                                                                    
     Probation Officers  add $313.3 UGF                                                                                         
     2) A technical amendment to remove 0MB wordage                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Atkinson relayed that  the requested increments included                                                                    
anticipated higher  lease costs  in some  rural communities,                                                                    
the  Juneau Mental  Health Court,  and  for training  mental                                                                    
health court staff.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
1:59:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Johnston  referenced not accepting  the increment                                                                    
to open  the courts  on Friday afternoon.  She asked  if the                                                                    
subcommittee  had addressed  the backlog  and whether  early                                                                    
closure  made sense.  Mr. Atkinson  relayed  that there  had                                                                    
been  much  discussion  and  questioning.  The  subcommittee                                                                    
concluded that the early closure  was not affecting the pace                                                                    
of court cases moving through the system.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Sullivan-Leonard  had   conversations  with                                                                    
individuals from  the courts that  had referenced  a backlog                                                                    
and wondered why the matter  had not been perceived the same                                                                    
in  subcommittee.  Mr.  Atkinson   was  not  convinced  that                                                                    
reinstating the additional hours was currently necessary.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson  commented that  the  subcommittee                                                                    
had  very  robust debate on  the issue.  A motion  was heard                                                                    
and  was defeated  by a  4 to  4 vote.  He relayed  that the                                                                    
court system  had prioritized  the issue  of pay  equity for                                                                    
staff  versus reinstatement  of Friday  afternoon hours.  He                                                                    
understood the pay equity would  be addressed in the overall                                                                    
budget versus the Judiciary budget.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:02:07 PM                                                                                                                    
Co-Chair Wilson wondered if there  had been discussions with                                                                    
the public defenders or Office  of Children's Services (OCS)                                                                    
and other  entities that  used the Court  System and  how it                                                                    
affected  them. Mr.  Atkinson stated  that the  subcommittee                                                                    
had  not considered  remarks from  other agencies.  Co-Chair                                                                    
Wilson wondered  whether any hearings  were heard  on Friday                                                                    
afternoon.  Mr.  Atkinson  understood  that  there  were  no                                                                    
hearings on Friday afternoons, and  judges had used the time                                                                    
to catch up  on work. The court had  still accepted domestic                                                                    
violence restraining  orders and other emergency  matters on                                                                    
Friday  afternoon.  Co-Chair  Wilson  hoped  that  when  the                                                                    
subject was revisited that other  agencies that utilized the                                                                    
court were brought into the discussion.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  asked about the  addition of  two probation                                                                    
officers   and   asked    whether   the   subcommittee   had                                                                    
consideration  data on  probation  officers' caseloads.  Mr.                                                                    
Atkinson  stated  that  there  had  been  no  statistics  to                                                                    
consider.  Judiciary testified  that the  Therapeutic Courts                                                                    
were hugely successful and doubled  in number and more staff                                                                    
was  necessary to  continue the  increase  and success.  Co-                                                                    
Chair Wilson asked if the  probation officers and the Deputy                                                                    
Therapeutic  Courts  Coordinator   were  necessary  for  the                                                                    
Therapeutic Courts.  Mr. Atkinson stated that  the probation                                                                    
officers would  be in a different  department funded through                                                                    
an  RSA (Reimbursable  Services  Agreement)  from the  Court                                                                    
System. He  added that typically Therapeutic  Court outcomes                                                                    
resulted in less imprisonment and more probation.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:05:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Wilson   asked   where  the   Therapeutic   Court                                                                    
coordinator   position  would   be  located.   Mr.  Atkinson                                                                    
believed  that the  position would  be placed  in the  third                                                                    
judicial  district in  Anchorage where  there were  multiple                                                                    
Therapeutic  Courts. Co-Chair  Wilson  asked  about the  two                                                                    
probation officers,  and their  association with  the budget                                                                    
request.  Mr. Atkinson  stated that  the probation  officers                                                                    
were  connected  to  the  therapeutic  court  but  were  not                                                                    
Judiciary   employees.  Co-Chair   Wilson   asked  who   the                                                                    
probation  officers worked  for. Mr.  Atkinson replied  that                                                                    
they were employees  of the Department of  Health and Social                                                                    
Services (DHSS).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson  wondered  why   the  request  was  in  the                                                                    
Judiciary budget.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:06:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative     Josephson     recalled    that     former                                                                    
Representative  Mike  Hawker  had  wanted  to  put  all  the                                                                    
Therapeutic Court  PCNs within  the court system  for budget                                                                    
simplification.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
DAVID   TEAL,   DIRECTOR,  LEGISLATIVE   FINANCE   DIVISION,                                                                    
recounted that  Representative Josephson's  recollection was                                                                    
correct. He  thought it was  important to remember  that the                                                                    
Therapeutic Court  was not an  additional duty of  the judge                                                                    
and  offenders were  treated differently.  Therapeutic Court                                                                    
tended   to   rely   on    probation   and   parole   versus                                                                    
incarceration. However,  Therapeutic Court did  not increase                                                                    
a judge's workload.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson was  trying to discern the  caseload for the                                                                    
probation officers.  Mr. Atkinson stated that  no statistics                                                                    
were  requested or  provided. Subcommittee  members did  not                                                                    
ask the question.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
2:08:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson thought  that a  significant focus                                                                    
was placed  on the question  of the court being  open Friday                                                                    
afternoons and questions regarding  pay equity. He indicated                                                                    
that  some  deference  had been  shown  Judiciary  regarding                                                                    
budget  requests   as  a  co-equal  branch   of  government.                                                                    
Judiciary  had been  good "stewards"  of the  state's budget                                                                    
and the request was honored without question.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Wilson  appreciated   Representative  Josephson's                                                                    
remarks.  She  believed  in order  to  hold  other  agencies                                                                    
accountable, it was important to consider statistics.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Merrick    asked   if   there    had   been                                                                    
consideration  given to  closing at  different times  during                                                                    
the week. Mr. Atkinson answered in the negative.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:10:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOUG WOOLIVER, DEPUTY  ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, ALASKA COURT                                                                    
SYSTEM, affirmed  that the probation officers  were staff of                                                                    
DHSS  and   were  included  in  the   Judiciary  budget  for                                                                    
Therapeutic  Courts. Judiciary  used  RSAs  to transfer  the                                                                    
funds  to  various  entities;  public  defenders  for  legal                                                                    
services,  DHSS for  probation officers;  funding for  their                                                                    
services  was included  in Judiciary's  budget. He  verified                                                                    
that  the  deputy  coordinator  was  in  Anchorage  and  the                                                                    
funding was through Therapeutic Courts budget.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:11:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz  relayed that there had  been discussion in                                                                    
subcommittee  not   to  pursue  opening  courts   on  Friday                                                                    
afternoons. He  understood that  the request  had originated                                                                    
in  the   governor's  budget.  Mr.  Wooliver   replied  that                                                                    
initially  it was  not requested  in the  original Judiciary                                                                    
budget released  in December 2018.  He noted that  the Court                                                                    
System had  wanted to  reopen on  Friday afternoons  but did                                                                    
not include  it in the  original budget request  because the                                                                    
afternoon  closure had  not  been proven  to  cause a  major                                                                    
bottleneck in court operations.  He referenced statements by                                                                    
the governor  that he wanted  to restore the  court's Friday                                                                    
afternoon  hours.  He  reasoned  that if  the  governor  was                                                                    
willing  to  pay  the cost,  Judiciary  was  interested  and                                                                    
desired to  restore Friday  hours. Subsequently,  courts met                                                                    
with  the Office  of Management  and Budget  (OMB), and  was                                                                    
assured that the governor would  support the budget request.                                                                    
Judiciary  amended  its  budget request  to  include  Friday                                                                    
afternoon hours.  The subcommittee  had debated many  of the                                                                    
same issues the court had considered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Wooliver continued to address  the question of afternoon                                                                    
court closure.  He reported that  the court lost 26  days of                                                                    
accumulated court hearing time over  the course of one year.                                                                    
He  expressed some  concern that  the lack  of hearing  time                                                                    
might eventually  cascade into a larger  and larger problem.                                                                    
He recognized the fiscal implication  of the request and the                                                                    
challenging fiscal  environment of  the state.  He concluded                                                                    
that if  the governor  and legislature approved  the request                                                                    
the court system would comply.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:14:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz asked Mr. Wooliver  to remind the committee                                                                    
of  the   savings  gained  by  not   opening  courts  Friday                                                                    
afternoons.  Mr.  Wooliver  explained that  court  employees                                                                    
worked  one half  hour longer  each Monday  through Thursday                                                                    
and the  early Friday closure  accounted for a  reduction of                                                                    
1.5 hours each week totaling  36 hours per week, which saved                                                                    
$2 million  per year. He  furthered that in the  same fiscal                                                                    
year Friday  hours were reduced,  staff was also  reduced by                                                                    
15 positions for  a savings total of $3.5  million per year.                                                                    
He  communicated that  $3.5 million  per year  reflected the                                                                    
total cost to reopen  on Friday afternoons. Vice-Chair Ortiz                                                                    
summarized that considering  the pros and cons,  there was a                                                                    
fiscal  savings  of  $3.5  million  along  with  some  other                                                                    
benefits.  He mentioned  that  judges had  more  time to  do                                                                    
paperwork.  He asked  whether he  was correct.  Mr. Wooliver                                                                    
answered in the affirmative.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:16:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Sullivan-Leonard   asked  Mr.   Wooliver  to                                                                    
discuss   pay   equity   as  mentioned   by   Representative                                                                    
Josephson.  Mr.  Wooliver  discussed  collective  bargaining                                                                    
agreements. He  reminded the committee that  the legislature                                                                    
approved    collective    bargaining    agreements    salary                                                                    
adjustments.  Historically,  when the  legislature  approved                                                                    
COLAs  (Cost  of  Living Adjustments)  the  legislature  and                                                                    
governor  had provided  a similar  increase for  non-covered                                                                    
employees. The increase was not  offered to Judiciary in the                                                                    
prior year  and the  courts requested  a pay  adjustment for                                                                    
Judiciary employees.  He acknowledged that the  increase was                                                                    
not part of the subcommittee process.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
2:18:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  referenced the Therapeutic Courts'  two new                                                                    
probation officers  as proposed by the  budget subcommittee.                                                                    
She  restated her  prior question  regarding  why they  were                                                                    
requested.  Mr.  Wooliver  relayed that  probation  officers                                                                    
handled  approximately 25  clients each.  He explained  that                                                                    
the  Therapeutic Courts'  probation  officers had  different                                                                    
duties than  Department of  Corrections (DOC)  officers. The                                                                    
courts  probation officers  helped find  housing, jobs,  and                                                                    
helped facilitate  drug testing and other  conditions placed                                                                    
on  the  offender by  the  court.  Judiciary wanted  to  add                                                                    
another   officer   in   Fairbanks.   He   delineated   that                                                                    
Therapeutic  Court was  popular in  Fairbanks and  Judiciary                                                                    
wanted  to  expand  it to  include  a  veterans   component,                                                                    
either as  a new court  or supplement a  veterans  component                                                                    
of  the therapeutic  court. The  proposal would  necessitate                                                                    
another probation officer in  Fairbanks. The other community                                                                    
to gain  a probation  officer was  Palmer. The  position was                                                                    
originally funded by  a federal grant that  expired soon and                                                                    
was unable to extend the  position. Co-Chair Wilson asked if                                                                    
there were  vacancies for  probation officers.  Mr. Wooliver                                                                    
answered  in the  negative. The  type  of probation  officer                                                                    
jobs  was typically  filled. Co-Chair  Wilson  asked if  the                                                                    
Veterans Court had started, and  if the budget could support                                                                    
the addition.  Mr. Wooliver stated  that there  was interest                                                                    
in  Fairbanks,  but the  program  was  not yet  started.  He                                                                    
expected  that  additional  funding was  not  necessary.  He                                                                    
noted that  the number of participants  in therapeutic court                                                                    
varied.  Co-Chair  Wilson  recalled   that  the  officer  in                                                                    
Fairbanks  was necessary  because  of the  expansion of  the                                                                    
therapeutic court  in Fairbanks.  Mr. Wooliver  offered that                                                                    
the court  was unable to  expand unless a  probation officer                                                                    
was  hired.  Co-Chair  Wilson  asked  how  many  cases  were                                                                    
assigned per officer. Mr. Wooliver  reiterated that 25 cases                                                                    
were assigned per officer.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:21:53 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Johnston   followed  up  on   Co-Chair  Wilson's                                                                    
remarks.  She asked  if the  probation  officers under  DHSS                                                                    
were  covered under  the  same union  as  DOC officers.  Mr.                                                                    
Wooliver was  uncertain. Vice-Chair Johnston asked  if there                                                                    
was  anticipation   of  receiving  federal  funds   for  the                                                                    
therapeutic  court  expansion  in  Fairbanks.  Mr.  Wooliver                                                                    
answered in  the negative.  Vice-Chair Johnston  asked about                                                                    
lapsing  federal funds  in Palmer.  She asked  if the  funds                                                                    
were lapsing  due to not  meeting a benchmark.  Mr. Wooliver                                                                    
stated that  "ironically, the  reason was  due to  meeting a                                                                    
benchmark." He  clarified that  the federal  budget provided                                                                    
seed  money for  certain  programs and  the  funds could  be                                                                    
extended  if implementing  the program  was problematic.  He                                                                    
indicated that the funds were  for the Family Infant Toddler                                                                    
(FIT) Court, which was very successful.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF LAW                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:23:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Atkinson reviewed  the  subcommittee's proposed  budget                                                                    
for the  Department of Law  (LAW) with a  prepared narrative                                                                    
(copy on file).                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The House Finance Budget Subcommittee held five                                                                            
     meetings (open to the public) with the Department of                                                                       
    Law during our review of their FY20 budget request.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     RECOMMENDATIONS:                                                                                                           
     The House  Finance Budget Subcommittee  recommends that                                                                    
     the House  Finance Committee  accept the  FY20 adjusted                                                                    
     base budget as amended by the subcommittee.                                                                                
     The numbers-only budget with amendment totals:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)   $52,174.7                                                                               
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $2,877.7                                                                                
     Other Funds                        $31,242.6                                                                               
     Federal Funds                      $1,494.0                                                                              
     Total                              $87,789.0                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Unrestricted  General Funds  decreased  by $7,100.6,  a                                                                    
     12.0 percent  difference from the FY15  Management Plan                                                                    
     to the FY20 House Subcommittee budget recommendation.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     From  the FY20  Adjusted Base,  the House  Subcommittee                                                                    
     recommendation   reflects    a   total    increase   in                                                                    
     Unrestricted General  Funds of $1,754.2, a  3.5 percent                                                                    
     increase.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     The subcommittee  accepted all increment  and decrement                                                                    
     requests   the   governor   submitted,   including   an                                                                    
     increment submitted  March 14, 2019 for  an Information                                                                    
     Technology salary  adjustment billed to  the Department                                                                    
     of   Law.   The    subcommittee   also   accepted   the                                                                    
     Department's   fund    source   change-from    UGF   to                                                                    
     Interagency   Receipts-to  maintain   the  Department's                                                                    
     capacity  to   accommodate  a  change  in   their  rate                                                                    
     structure.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Additionally,  the subcommittee  adopted the  following                                                                    
     budget amendments to:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     1) Delete  0MB wordage that  would allow funding  to be                                                                    
     transferred   between   all   appropriations   in   the                                                                    
     Department.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     2) Add,  in the  Criminal Division, five  attorneys and                                                                    
     ten support staff in the following locations:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          An Attorney IV and Office Assistant II in Juneau,                                                                     
          and an Office Assistant II in Ketchikan in the                                                                        
          First Judicial District.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          An  Office Assistant  II in  Nome,  in the  Second                                                                    
          Judicial District.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          Two  Attorneys IV,  a Law  Office  Assistant I  in                                                                    
          Anchorage,   in  the   Third  Judicial   District:                                                                    
          Anchorage.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          A V/W Paralegal  in Palmer, and a  V/W Paralegal I                                                                    
          in Kenai  in the Third Judicial  District: Outside                                                                    
          Anchorage.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          A V/W  Paralegal I  in Bethel  and an  Attorney IV                                                                    
          and  Law Office  Assistant I  in Fairbanks  in the                                                                    
          Fourth Judicial District.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          An Attorney IV,  a V/W Paralegal I,  and an Office                                                                    
          Assistant   II    in   Anchorage    for   Criminal                                                                    
          Appeals/Special Litigation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     3)  Add language  signifying  the legislature's  intent                                                                    
     that the Department conduct  and document an assessment                                                                    
     of the  benefits of locating  a prosecutor  and support                                                                    
    staff in Utqiagvik, in the Second Judicial District                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
2:26:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson asked  about  supporting documentation  for                                                                    
the addition  of the five  attorneys and  additional support                                                                    
staff.  Mr. Atkinson  referred  to  the narrative.  Co-Chair                                                                    
Wilson  clarified that  she was  asking about  statistics to                                                                    
justify  why  more  staff  was  being  added.  Mr.  Atkinson                                                                    
relayed that the  staff was deployed where  the caseload was                                                                    
the largest.  The amendment  grew out  of the  public safety                                                                    
action plan  that called for  adding 5 new  prosecutors each                                                                    
year  for   three  years.  Co-Chair  Wilson   asked  if  the                                                                    
subcommittee was  following an  action plan from  a previous                                                                    
administration and  wondered what  data justified  the plan.                                                                    
She  thought that  there should  be statistics  to show  the                                                                    
specific   needs  for   the  demand.   She  wondered   about                                                                    
documentation from  LAW that  supported the  plan's request.                                                                    
Mr. Atkinson stated that documentation  was not requested of                                                                    
the department.  He furthered that questions  were asked and                                                                    
subsequently  answered by  LAW. The  department acknowledged                                                                    
that  it could  do more  work if  additional resources  were                                                                    
appropriated.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
2:29:47 PM                                                                                                                    
Co-Chair   Wilson  requested   that  Mr.   Atkinson  request                                                                    
additional    information   from    LAW   describing    past                                                                    
appropriations and  caseloads. She  wanted to know  how many                                                                    
attorneys  were  currently  in   the  areas  where  the  new                                                                    
positions would be deployed and  gain a better understanding                                                                    
of the  need. She perceived  that there might be  savings by                                                                    
hearing  more  cases  and  decreasing  the  high  number  of                                                                    
defendants  waiting in  jail for  trial. She  announced that                                                                    
she could not make a judgement without more information.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative     Josephson     interjected    that     the                                                                    
subcommittee's decision  was not  random. He  clarified that                                                                    
the  subcommittee reviewed  the subcommittee  work from  the                                                                    
Senate. The  Senate had received  a document  that indicated                                                                    
that of  the roughly  215 staff and  attorneys, 90  were new                                                                    
employees.  He  asserted  that   the  reason  for  the  high                                                                    
turnover was  a ridiculously high workload.  He offered that                                                                    
some  were lured  away  by bonuses  from  the United  States                                                                    
Department of Justice. In addition,  cases were being turned                                                                    
away.  The  previous  administration had  concluded  that  a                                                                    
staff increase was  necessary. He did not  intend to suggest                                                                    
that the  request was  fungible. He  noted the  other active                                                                    
crime bills  could increase  the Department  of Corrections'                                                                    
budget by $40 million and  did not want the appropriation to                                                                    
replace  any need  for other  additional  attorneys. He  had                                                                    
been  aligned with  the House  Judiciary Committee  chair in                                                                    
thinking that additional attorneys  were "direly needed" and                                                                    
the subcommittee agreed with the position.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
2:33:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson thought  that if the numbers  were not based                                                                    
on  statistics it  was difficult  to  decide. She  cautioned                                                                    
against  circumventing  other  legislation  in  the  request                                                                    
before  the bills  reached committee.  She wondered  whether                                                                    
the increased staff was necessary  to cover the current case                                                                    
level.  She felt  that some  statistics from  the department                                                                    
were  necessary.  She  thanked   the  subcommittee  for  its                                                                    
thorough  vetting  process  and  hard  work.  Representative                                                                    
Josephson  cited  LAW  testimony  that  the  positions  were                                                                    
currently needed.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Johnston   followed  up  on   Co-Chair  Wilson's                                                                    
comments. She  asked for tracking the  proposed cost savings                                                                    
that  the  additional  positions could  provide  within  the                                                                    
department  by reducing  turnover  and its  effect on  other                                                                    
departments.                                                                                                                    
^DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:35:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT   ERVINE,   STAFF,  VICE-CHAIR   JENNIFER   JOHNSTON,                                                                    
reviewed   the  subcommittee's   proposed  budget   for  the                                                                    
Department   of  Administration   (DOA)   with  a   prepared                                                                    
narrative (copy on file):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     Department  of  Administration  submits  the  following                                                                    
     recommendations for the FY 2020 operating budget:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source (dollars in thousands)                                                                                         
     Designated General Funds (DGF)     $33,117.1                                                                               
     Other Funds                        $269,521.9                                                                              
     Federal Funds                      $4,105.3                                                                              
     Total Budget                       $378,317.7                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The UGF difference from the  FY20 Adjusted Base is $6.5                                                                    
     thousand.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Budget Action:                                                                                                             
     The  Governor's FY  20 budget  proposed a  total of  36                                                                    
     changes from  the FY  20 adjusted  base budget.   After                                                                    
     deliberating and voting on  each item, the subcommittee                                                                    
     adopted 29 of the changes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The  subcommittee was  unable  to  adopt the  following                                                                    
     recommendations due to concerns with                                                                                       
     disruptions to critical state services:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     ? $122,400 travel  reduction to the Alaska  Oil and Gas                                                                    
     Conservation Commission                                                                                                    
     ?  $91,900  travel  reduction   to  the  Office  Public                                                                    
     Advocacy                                                                                                                   
   ? $180,100 travel reduction to the Public Defenders.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The  affected agencies  expressed concerns  that travel                                                                    
     reductions  posed a  risk to  their ability  to perform                                                                    
     their   statutorily-  and   constitutionally-  required                                                                    
     functions.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Additionally,  the subcommittee  was  unable to  accept                                                                    
     the recommended  reductions to Public  Broadcasting due                                                                    
     to  concerns with  disrupting  communities' ability  to                                                                    
     receive  emergency  signals  and  access  to  essential                                                                    
     information.   The  subcommittee spent  time discussing                                                                    
     the  importance  of  the emergency  infrastructure  and                                                                    
     attempting to discern  the critical infrastructure from                                                                    
     the less critical.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Subcommittee Amendments:                                                                                                   
     The  subcommittee  removed  language  inserted  by  the                                                                    
     department   to   allow  unlimited   transfers   across                                                                    
     appropriations.  This language  was removed so that the                                                                    
     Legislature can maintain its power of appropriation.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The  subcommittee   added  an  amendment   with  intent                                                                    
     language requiring  the department  to create  a report                                                                    
     outlining past  and present savings  from consolidation                                                                    
     of  shared  services  and information  technology.  The                                                                    
     report will  allow future legislature's the  ability to                                                                    
     make results-based decisions.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:37:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ervine  added  that  the total  of  the  rejected  cuts                                                                    
proposed by the governor was just under $4 million.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  referenced page  1 of the  narrative report                                                                    
that noted  the UGF difference  from the FY20  Adjusted Base                                                                    
is  $6.5  thousand. She  asked  whether  the amount  was  an                                                                    
increase or a  decrease. Mr. Ervine replied  that the amount                                                                    
reflected an increase.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:38:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERIN  SHINE, STAFF,  VICE-CHAIR JENNIFER  JOHNSTON, reviewed                                                                    
the  subcommittee's proposed  budget for  the Department  of                                                                    
Health and Social Services (DHSS)  with a prepared narrative                                                                    
(copy on file):                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The   House  Finance   Budget   Subcommittee  for   the                                                                    
     Department of Health and  Social Services recommends an                                                                    
     operating  budget   for  FY20  to  the   House  Finance                                                                    
     Committee as follows:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Fund Source: (dollars are in thousands)                                                                                    
   Unrestricted General Funds (UGF)        $1,112,811.0                                                                         
     Designated General Funds (DGF)          $86,071.8                                                                          
     Other Funds                             $148,445.                                                                          
   Federal Funds                           $1,908,413.9                                                                       
   Total                                   $3,255,741.7                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The UGF difference from FY20  Adjusted Base to the FY20                                                                    
     House  Subcommittee Recommended  budget is  a reduction                                                                    
     of $20,346.7, a decrease of 1.8 percent.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Shine explained that the budget narrative broke the                                                                         
budget recommendations into four categories.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
2:42:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Shine continued to address the budget narrative on page                                                                     
3:                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     SUBCOMMITTEE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The Governor's Amended FY20  budget proposed changes to                                                                    
     the FY20  Adjusted Base. After deliberating  and voting                                                                    
     on  each item,  the subcommittee's  recommendations are                                                                    
     outlined below.                                                                                                            
     Governor's  Amended  FY20   Budget  Items  Approved  as                                                                    
     Requested                                                                                                                  
     The  subcommittee  recommends  the following  items  be                                                                    
     adopted:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Alaska Pioneer Homes                                                                                                       
     ?  Increase  UGF  for  the  Nurse  Class  Study  salary                                                                  
     increases;                                                                                                                 
     Behavioral Health                                                                                                          
     ? Increase Restorative Justice  Funds for Mental Health                                                                  
     and Substance Abuse Services Grants;                                                                                       
     ?  Increase Federal  Receipt  authority for  Behavioral                                                                  
     Health Opioid Grants;                                                                                                      
     ?  Increase Marijuana  Education and  Treatment Funding                                                                  
     for   Behavioral   Health   Administration   based   on                                                                    
    legislation passed in 2018 (SB104, formerly SB128);                                                                         
     ?  Increase Mental  Health  Trust Authority  Authorized                                                                  
     Receipts   (MHTAAR)   for  Behavioral   Health   Reform                                                                    
     Consultation;                                                                                                              
     ? Reduce  General Fund/Mental  Health funding  to align                                                                  
     Involuntary Commitment Transfers  to the Medicaid rates                                                                    
     in the Designated Evaluation and Treatment allocation;                                                                     
     ? Increase MHTAAR funding to  support the Alaska Mental                                                                  
     Health  Board and  Advisory Board  on Alcohol  and Drug                                                                    
     Abuse;                                                                                                                     
     Children's Services                                                                                                        
     ? Fund  source changes to appropriately  align GF/Match                                                                  
     associated  with the  division's Cost  Allocation Plan,                                                                    
     Foster  Care Special  Need,  and  Adoption and  Subsidy                                                                    
     expenditures;                                                                                                              
     ? Increase Federal and UGF  authority to fully fund the                                                                  
     positions for  foster care  legislation passed  in 2018                                                                    
     (HB151);                                                                                                                   
     Departmental Support Services                                                                                              
     ?  Increase UGF  for Office  of Information  Technology                                                                  
     salary adjustments billed to the department;                                                                               
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     ?  Reduce GF/Match  funding  to  the Public  Assistance                                                                  
     Field   Services   through  achievable   administrative                                                                    
     efficiencies;                                                                                                              
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     ?  Increase Marijuana  Education and  Treatment Funding                                                                  
     based on legislation passed in  2018 (SB104) to support                                                                    
     the Marijuana Education and Treatment Program;                                                                             
     ? Increase federal  authority and inter-agency receipts                                                                  
     for Opioid Grants;                                                                                                         
     ?  Reduce GF/Match  and increase  general fund  program                                                                  
     receipt authority  for Public  Health Fees as  a result                                                                    
     from legislation passed in 2018 (HB215);                                                                                   
     ?  Increase  Federal   authority  for  Epidemiology  to                                                                  
     prevent illness, injury and premature death;                                                                               
     ? Move the Vaccine  Assessment Program from section one                                                                  
     of  the  operating  bill   (numbers)  to  the  language                                                                    
     section;                                                                                                                   
     Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                                           
     ? Increase  MHTAAR funding for an  Alaska Commission on                                                                  
     Aging  Planner, a  Governor's  Council on  Disabilities                                                                    
     and Special  Education (GCDSE) Program  Coordinator and                                                                    
     a GCDSE Research Analyst;                                                                                                  
     Medicaid Services                                                                                                          
     ?    Increase   MHTAAR    funding   to    support   the                                                                  
     Administrative  Services   Organization  and  actuarial                                                                    
     analysis;                                                                                                                  
     ? Increase Federal authority  and decrease general fund                                                                  
     match   per   fourth   year  (SB74)   Medicaid   reform                                                                    
     initiatives; and                                                                                                           
     Alaska Psychiatric Institute                                                                                               
     ? Transfer the Alaska  Psychiatric Institute to its own                                                                  
     appropriation; and                                                                                                         
     Department-Wide                                                                                                            
     ? Decrease  Executive Branch travel by  50% as proposed                                                                  
     by the Governor.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Governor's  Amended  FY20  Budget Items  Approved  with                                                                    
     Modifications                                                                                                              
     The  subcommittee  recommends  the following  items  be                                                                    
     adopted with modifications:                                                                                                
     Alaska Pioneer Homes                                                                                                       
     ? Create  the Alaska  Pioneer Homes  Payment Assistance                                                                  
     as   a  new   allocation  within   the  Pioneer   Homes                                                                    
     appropriation;                                                                                                             
     ?  Appropriate  $15  million   UGF  (requested  by  the                                                                  
     Governor)  to  the  Payment Assistance  allocation  and                                                                    
     increase that UGF amount by  $10 million. These actions                                                                    
     result in  $25 million UGF appropriated  to the Payment                                                                    
     Assistance allocation, which will  be combined with the                                                                    
     $908.2 UGF also added for the Nurse salary increases;                                                                      
     ?   Accept  fund   source  changes   involving  federal                                                                  
     receipts,  UGF,  general  fund  program  receipts,  and                                                                    
    inter-agency receipts to implement rate increases.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Governor's Amended FY20 Budget Items Not Adopted                                                                           
     The Subcommittee recommends the  following items not be                                                                    
     adopted due  to concerns  with disruptions  to critical                                                                    
     state services:                                                                                                            
     Division of Juvenile Justice                                                                                               
     ? Eliminate  the Youth Detention  and Treatment  at the                                                                  
     Nome Youth Facility;                                                                                                       
     Public Assistance                                                                                                          
     ?  Reduce the  Maintenance  of  Effort requirements  by                                                                  
     reducing Adult  Public Assistance payments to  the 1983                                                                    
     standard and payment amounts;                                                                                              
     ? Reduce General Relief  Assistance payments for Burial                                                                  
     Assistance;                                                                                                                
     ?  Eliminate  the  Maintenance of  Efforts  for  Tribal                                                                  
     Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;                                                                                   
     ? Eliminate  funding for  Permanent Fund  Dividend Hold                                                                  
     Harmless;                                                                                                                  
     ?  Eliminate   funding  for  Senior   Benefits  Payment                                                                  
     Program;                                                                                                                   
     Public Health                                                                                                              
     ? Reduce UGF in Public Health Nursing;                                                                                   
     Division Support Services (single appropriations)                                                                          
     ?   Eliminating  Human   Services  Community   Matching                                                                  
     Grants;                                                                                                                    
    ? Eliminating Community Initiative Matching Grants;                                                                       
     Medicaid Services                                                                                                          
     ?   Implement   Medicaid  Services   cost   containment                                                                  
     measures and reform initiatives;                                                                                           
     ? Eliminate Medicaid Adult Preventative Dental;                                                                          
     ?  Consolidate  Behavioral  Health  Medicaid  Services,                                                                  
     Health   Care  Medicaid   Services,   and  Senior   and                                                                    
     Disabilities Medicaid Services into one appropriation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:43:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Additions and Deletions                                                                                                    
     In  addition  to  the Governor's  Amended  Budget  FY20                                                                    
     items,  the  subcommittee   considered  and  recommends                                                                    
     adopting the following items:                                                                                              
     ? Remove  language inserted by  OMB to  allow unlimited                                                                  
     transfers across appropriations;                                                                                           
     ?  Insert   department  level   intent  to   allow  the                                                                  
     Commissioner  of the  Department of  Health and  Social                                                                    
     Services  to  transfer  up  to  $30,000.0  between  all                                                                    
     appropriations,  with the  exception that  no transfers                                                                    
     be made from Medicaid Services Appropriations;                                                                             
     ?  Replacing  $1,500.0  of  unsustainable  Alcohol  and                                                                  
     Other   Drug  Treatment   and  Prevention   Funds  with                                                                    
     Recidivism  Reduction   Funds  for   Behavioral  Health                                                                    
     Treatment and Recovery Grants;                                                                                             
     ? (technical  amendment to correct omission  in the OMB                                                                  
     2/13/19   budget  release)   restore  $65.0   Marijuana                                                                    
     Education and  Treatment funding for  Behavioral Health                                                                    
     Administration                                                                                                             
     ? Insert  intent language for the  Department of Health                                                                  
     and  Social  Services to  abide  by  all provisions  of                                                                    
     collective  bargaining  agreements  and adhere  to  the                                                                    
     laws of  the State  Procurement Code in  contracting of                                                                    
     services for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Due   to   timing   of   the   Medicaid   (Phase   One)                                                                    
     presentation,  there was  insufficient  time to  review                                                                    
     and  propose  achievable  Medicaid  reductions.  In  an                                                                    
     effort to  assist the full  Finance Committee,  the Co-                                                                    
     Chairs  of  the  standing Health  and  Social  Services                                                                    
     Committee  drafted  a   memo  outlining  potential  UGF                                                                    
     savings   that  the   full   Finance  Committee   could                                                                    
     consider.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
2:45:05 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  addressed the $30 million  transfer between                                                                    
all  appropriations.  She   stated  that  Legislative  Legal                                                                    
Services had  determined that the  transfer was  illegal and                                                                    
was   the  purview   of   the  legislature's   appropriation                                                                    
authority.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Johnston  interjected that in  acknowledgement of                                                                    
the  massive changes the department  was going through,she                                                                      
suggested   including  the   language.  She   was  open   to                                                                    
amendments.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson understood the  reasoning but contended that                                                                    
if  it  was illegal  the  committee  should not  accept  the                                                                    
recommendation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson  referenced  page  2  and  asked  how  much                                                                    
funding was in the Restorative Justice Fund.                                                                                    
KELLY  CUNNINGHAM,  ANALYST, LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE  DIVISION,                                                                    
informed  Co-Chair  Wilson  that  the FY  19  carry  forward                                                                    
balance for the Recidivism  Reduction Fund was approximately                                                                    
$833  thousand. The  fund change  projected a  carry forward                                                                    
amount of $1.6 million in  FY 20. She characterized the fund                                                                    
as "healthy."                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson asked  where the  funds were  utilized. Ms.                                                                    
Cunningham replied that  they were used in  DOC and possibly                                                                    
other departments.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson  asked what  the  amount  of GF  match  for                                                                    
Foster  Care Special  Needs under  the Office  of Children's                                                                    
Services (OCS) was. Ms. Shine  responded that the item was a                                                                    
fund source  change that  changed from a  UGF match  of $2.5                                                                    
million to GF  $2.5 million. She deferred  to Ms. Cunningham                                                                    
for details.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham  explained that LFD had  asked the department                                                                    
to identify all matching funds  in its budget. She indicated                                                                    
that in  the prior  year, DHSS  identified $130  million but                                                                    
OCS had not reported its  matching funds in time. The change                                                                    
reflected  OCS's fund  source  changes that  aligned the  GF                                                                    
match and the UGF appropriately.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:48:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson inquired whether  the funds were exclusively                                                                    
match  funding or  could DHSS  expend the  funds federal  if                                                                    
funds were not  forthcoming. She divulged that  she knew the                                                                    
funds  were   spent  regardless  of  federal   funding.  She                                                                    
appreciated  that the  matching funds  were designated.  She                                                                    
thought it  was good to  know what federal funding  could be                                                                    
lost  with  a  reduction,  but she  believed  it  created  a                                                                    
perception that  the funds  could only  be used  as matching                                                                    
funds. She wondered  if there was a way  for the legislature                                                                    
to ensure funds were used  only for matching federal dollars                                                                    
and not to replace federal  funds. Ms. Cunningham was unable                                                                    
to answer the question regarding more expenditure control.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Shine pointed out that  the fund source changes included                                                                    
a few  different fund source  changes and not  only changing                                                                    
GF match money.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
2:51:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson appreciated  Ms.  Shine's explanation.  She                                                                    
reiterated her point about transparency of matching GF.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson  referenced page  4,  and  read the  bullet                                                                    
point:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Replacing $1,500.0  of unsustainable Alcohol  and Other                                                                    
     Drug  Treatment and  Prevention  Funds with  Recidivism                                                                    
     Reduction  Funds for  Behavioral  Health Treatment  and                                                                    
     Recovery Grants;                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
She asked  how much  money was  in the  Recidivism Reduction                                                                    
Fund  and  wondered  why the  funds  needed  replacing.  Ms.                                                                    
Cunningham shared  that the  carry-forward balance  from the                                                                    
Alcohol  Fund had  been declining  for  some years.  Current                                                                    
appropriations   from  the   fund  were   approximately  $22                                                                    
million,  the revenue  was roughly  $20  million, the  carry                                                                    
forward balance  was $18 million  in FY 18 and  had steadily                                                                    
decreased. The appropriation attempted  to avoid a decrement                                                                    
in  the future.  The  alcohol fund  was  declining, and  the                                                                    
recidivism  fund was  increasing; hence  the reason  for the                                                                    
net zero fund change.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilson asked  her to  identify  what funding  went                                                                    
into  the  Alcohol Fund.  Ms.  Cunningham  recalled that  50                                                                    
percent of  alcohol taxes went  into the fund but  needed to                                                                    
verify that  there were no  other sources for the  fund. Co-                                                                    
Chair Wilson pondered why the funds were declining.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
2:54:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Ortiz looked  at page  3 of  the narrative,  and                                                                    
considered the Alaska Pioneer Homes.  He asked for a summary                                                                    
of the impact  on current Pioneer Home  residents and future                                                                    
residents.  Ms.  Shine  stated  that  the  items  that  were                                                                    
adopted would  restructure the funding mechanism  within the                                                                    
department  and  created  a  new  appropriation  to  Payment                                                                    
Assistance,  which allowed  the division  to increase  fees.                                                                    
She emphasized that the transaction  did not raise the fees;                                                                    
the  fees were  increased in  regulation and  the department                                                                    
could invite  public comment on  the increase.  The addition                                                                    
of $10  million ensured sufficient funding  to cover current                                                                    
and potential residents.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Josephson  considered a  memo to  the members                                                                    
of the  House Finance  Committee from  the co-chairs  of the                                                                    
House Health  and Social Services  Committee (copy  on file)                                                                    
[Regarding Medicaid  Services appropriation  reductions]. He                                                                    
inquired  whether the  subcommittee  reviewed  each item  to                                                                    
determine the  beneficiary population would not  be impacted                                                                    
by the cuts.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Johnston   interjected  that   the  subcommittee                                                                    
lacked the time to examine  the cut's impacts. She continued                                                                    
that the  DHSS committee  Co-Chairs analyzed the  policy and                                                                    
spoke  with committee  members  regarding their  conclusions                                                                    
and believed  they reached  an informal  consensus regarding                                                                    
the reductions. The issue would be heard in committee.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster handed the gavel to Co-Chair Wilson.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
2:57:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson asked  whether the  full committee                                                                    
would hear the justifications  for the reductions. Ms. Shine                                                                    
reminded  Representative Josephson  that  there  would be  a                                                                    
presentation  regarding the  issue  the  following day.  She                                                                    
noted that  the memo was  based on information  available to                                                                    
the  standing   committee  Co-Chair's   at  the   time.  She                                                                    
clarified   that  some   concerns  might   be  raised.   She                                                                    
emphasized  that the  letter was  not exhaustive,  rather it                                                                    
reflected a best guess based  on the policy Co-Chair's level                                                                    
of information and time constraints.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilson  affirmed that the committee  would consider                                                                    
the Medicaid  issue with  DHSS and hear  an analysis  of the                                                                    
reductions  by  David  Teal, Director,  Legislative  Finance                                                                    
Division the following day.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Ortiz  cited the budget narrative  that indicated                                                                    
the DHSS recommended  budget was a decrease  of 1.8 percent.                                                                    
He asked  whether the decrease  meant a loss of  any federal                                                                    
matching funds. Ms. Shine was  unsure and offered to provide                                                                    
the information  later. Vice-Chair  Ortiz asked how  the UGF                                                                    
figures compared  to FY  15 levels.  Ms. Shine  replied that                                                                    
the  UGF  budget had  been  reduced  by $138.568.2  million,                                                                    
which reflected an 11 percent decrease.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:00:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Sullivan-Leonard   was  curious   about  the                                                                    
Alaska  Psychiatric Institute's  (API) budget  in comparison                                                                    
to  Wellpath.  She  wondered  what   the  savings  would  be                                                                    
realized  with   the  transition  to  a   partially  private                                                                    
organization. Ms. Shine shared  that the subcommittee lacked                                                                    
the  time  for  a  robust conversation  on  the  issue.  She                                                                    
offered   that  the   only  actions   by  the   subcommittee                                                                    
concerning API  was intent language and  creating a separate                                                                    
division for  API that was  currently under the  Division of                                                                    
Behavioral Health. She continued  that the funding or budget                                                                    
for API was not something the subcommittee addressed.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Sullivan-Leonard asked  whether the committee                                                                    
would  hold  a discussion  regarding  the  issue. Ms.  Shine                                                                    
presumed  that it  would  be beneficial  if  DHSS wanted  to                                                                    
address the committee.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Johnston  interjected  that the  department  was                                                                    
working on the matter and would need time.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Josephson  referenced   Ms.  Shine's  remark                                                                    
about  the subcommittee  not considering  API's funding.  He                                                                    
supposed  that   some  discussion  took  place.   Ms.  Shine                                                                    
answered in the negative.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:02:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster discussed the next meetings agenda.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB  39  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB  40  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:06:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 3:06 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
DOR-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOR-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOR-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOR-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOR-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOR-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
MVA-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DPS-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
UOA-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
UOA-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
UOA-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
UOA-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
UOA-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
JUD-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
DOA-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HSS-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
LAW-AgencyTotals.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39
LAW-Narrative.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
LAW-Spreadsheet.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
LAW-TransactionCompare1.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
LAW-TransactionCompare2.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
LAW-Wordage.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39 Subcommittee Close-out Reports
HB 39 Medicaid Reductions Memo from Co-Chairs final version.pdf HFIN 3/26/2019 1:30:00 PM
HB 39