Legislature(2011 - 2012)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/10/2012 03:00 PM CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 284 & HB 285


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
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+= HB 284 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Conference with:
Dept. of Administration; Dept. of Environmental
Conservation; Dept. of Fish & Game; Dept. of
Labor & Workforce Development; Dept. of Law;
Dept. of Military & Veterans' Affairs; Dept. of
Natural Resources; Dept. of Public Safety; Dept.
of Revenue; University of Alaska
               27TH ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                      SECOND SESSION                                                                                            
         CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 284 and HB 285                                                                              
                      April 10, 2012                                                                                            
                         3:03 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:03:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman called the Conference Committee meeting on HB                                                                     
284 and HB 285 to order at 3:03 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                            
Senator Joe Thomas                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Bill Thomas, Vice-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Bill Stoltze                                                                                                     
Representative Les Gara                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Anna   Fairclough;  David   Teal,  Director,                                                                    
Legislative  Finance  Division;  fiscal  analysts  with  the                                                                    
Office  of Management  and  Budget  and Legislative  Finance                                                                    
Division; and  aides to committee members  and other members                                                                    
of the Legislature.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 284    APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CCSHB 284 was HEARD and HELD in Committee for                                                                         
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 285    APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          CCSHB 285 was HEARD and HELD in Committee for                                                                         
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs,    capitalizing   funds,   amending                                                                    
     appropriations,   and   making  reappropriations;   and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 285(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 284(FIN) am S                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs,    capitalizing   funds,   amending                                                                    
     appropriations,   and   making  reappropriations;   and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 285(FIN)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENTS                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Administration                                                                                               
     Department of Environmental Conservation                                                                                   
     Department of Fish & Game                                                                                                  
     Department of Labor                                                                                                        
     Department of Law                                                                                                          
     Department of Military and Veterans Affairs                                                                                
     Department of Natural Resources                                                                                            
     Department of Public Safety                                                                                                
     Department of Revenue                                                                                                      
     University of Alaska                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Department of Administration                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on   the    following   items   for   the    Department   of                                                                    
Administration:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - House; Item 2 - House; Item 3 - Senate; Item                                                                      
     4 remained open.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
Department of Environmental Conservation                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the  following items for the  Department of Environmental                                                                    
Conservation:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
closed  all  conferencable  items  in  the  budget  for  the                                                                    
Department of Environmental Conservation.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Department of Fish & Game                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair   Thomas   MOVED    to   ADOPT   the   chairman's                                                                    
recommendation on the following  items for the Department of                                                                    
Fish and Game:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1 and 2- House; Item  3 - Senate; Item 4 - House;                                                                    
     Item 5  - Senate;  Item 6  through 8  - House;  Items 9                                                                    
     through  11 -  Senate;  Item  12 -  Senate;  Item 13  -                                                                    
     Senate; Item  14 - House; Item  15 - Senate; Item  16 -                                                                    
     House;  Item  17 -  Senate  minus  $95,000; Item  18  -                                                                    
     Senate; Item 19 - Senate minus $174,800.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
closed  all  conferencable  items  in  the  budget  for  the                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Labor                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on  the following  items  for the  Department  of Labor  and                                                                    
Workforce Development:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1 through 6 - Senate; Item 7 - Senate minus                                                                          
     $50,000; Item 8 - Senate plus $50,000; Item 9 remained                                                                     
     open.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Law                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the following items for the Department of Law:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1 and 2 - House; Items 3 through 5 - Senate;                                                                         
     Item 6 - House; Item 7 - House minus $900,000.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
closed  all  conferencable  items  in  the  budget  for  the                                                                    
Department of Law.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the  following items for  the Department of  Military and                                                                    
Veterans Affairs:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Items 1 through 3 - Senate; Items 4 and 5 - House.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
closed all conferencable items in  the budget for Department                                                                    
of Military and Veterans Affairs.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on  the  following  items  for  the  Department  of  Natural                                                                    
Resources:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Items  1 through  5  -  Senate; Item  6  - House  minus                                                                    
     $200,000;  Item  7  -  Senate  minus  $25,000  one-time                                                                    
     increment; Item  8 - House;  Item 9 - Senate;  Items 10                                                                    
     and eleven remained open.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the following items for the Department of Public Safety:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - House one-time increment; Item 2 - Senate;                                                                        
     Item 3 - Senate; Item 4 - House; Item 5 - House.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
closed  all  conferencable  items  in  the  budget  for  the                                                                    
Department of Public Safety.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
Department of Revenue                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the following items for the Department of Revenue:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1 and 2 - Senate; Items 3 and 4 - House; Item 7                                                                      
     - Senate; Items 5 through 9 remained open.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Gara  wondered if item 3  would eliminate the                                                                    
Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:09:53 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:11:26 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Gara  disagreed   with  elimination  of  the                                                                    
remainder ANGDA in the budget.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:12:01 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:12:24 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
University of Alaska                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
Vice-chair Thomas MOVED to  ADOPT the chair's recommendation                                                                    
on the following items for the University of Alaska:                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate; Items 2 and 3 - Senate.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered. The action                                                                         
closed all conferencable items in the budget for the                                                                            
University of Alaska.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
CCSHB 284(FIN) was HEARD and HELD in Committee for further                                                                      
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CCSHB 285(FIN) was HEARD and HELD in Committee for further                                                                      
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:13:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 3:13 p.m.                                                                                          

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