Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/14/2018 11:00 AM CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB285 AND HB286

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11:09:42 AM Start
11:16:29 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Organizational Meeting TELECONFERENCED
+ HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ HB 286 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
               30TH ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                      SECOND SESSION                                                                                            
          CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB285 and HB286                                                                               
                      April 14, 2018                                                                                            
                        11:09 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:09:42 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman called the Conference Committee meeting on                                                                        
HB285 and HB286 to order at 11:09 a.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Paul Seaton, Vice-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
ALSO PRESENT:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
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 285    APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          HB 285 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 286    APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          HB 286 was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                            
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations  for  the operating  and                                                                   
     loan  program  expenses  of  state  government  and  for                                                                   
     certain    programs;   capitalizing   funds;    amending                                                                   
     appropriations;       and      making       supplemental                                                                   
     appropriations."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations  for  the operating  and                                                                   
     loan  program  expenses  of  state  government  and  for                                                                   
     certain    programs;   capitalizing   funds;    amending                                                                   
     appropriations;   making  supplemental   appropriations;                                                                   
     making  appropriations   under  art.  IX,   sec.  17(c),                                                                   
     Constitution   of  the   State  of   Alaska,  from   the                                                                   
     constitutional  budget reserve  fund; and providing  for                                                                   
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:10:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Seaton  MOVED  that   SENATOR  HOFFMAN  serve  as                                                                   
presiding  Chair  of  the FY19  operating  budget  Conference                                                                   
Committee on  HB 286  and HB 285.  There being NO  OBJECTION,                                                                   
it was so ordered.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman MOVED that REPRESENTATIVE SEATON serve as                                                                         
Vice-Chair of the FY19 operating budget Conference                                                                              
Committee on HB 286 and HB 285.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman stated the following:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Both the House and Senate budget processes allowed for                                                                     
     public testimony.  That portion of the process is now                                                                      
     concluded; the Conference Committee will not be                                                                            
     accepting public testimony.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Unless invited by the Chair, only members of the                                                                           
    Conference Committee may take part in discussion or                                                                         
     sit at the table.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Legislative Finance has been directed to prepare the                                                                       
    Motion Sheets we will be using at the table.  These                                                                         
     sheets will summarize the differences between the two                                                                      
    versions of the bills that are the business of this                                                                         
     Conference Committee.  When completed, the Motion                                                                          
     Sheets will be posted on the Legislative Finance                                                                           
     Division website and will be updated after each                                                                            
     meeting.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
    The Conference Committee will operate under Uniform                                                                         
    Rule 42.  Adopting any motion or taking any action                                                                          
    requires a majority vote from each body.  A copy of                                                                         
     Uniform Rule 42 and related legal opinions are in each                                                                     
     member's packet.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton MOVED that all appropriations and                                                                             
language that are identical in both the House and Senate                                                                        
versions of HB 286 and HB 285 be adopted.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman  would entertain  a motion to request  "limited                                                                   
powers"  for budget  items for  which differences  exist.   I                                                                   
have distributed  a letter for  this purpose dated  April 14,                                                                   
2018, addressed  to the Speaker  of the House and  the Senate                                                                   
President.   Under limited  powers, the Conference  Committee                                                                   
can  adopt any  amount between  zero  and the  higher of  the                                                                   
House or Senate version of each item subject to conference.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED that the committee adopt  the letter                                                                   
requesting  limited powers  of  conference  for budget  items                                                                   
that are not identical.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:14:07 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:15:56 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:16:17 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Seaton  MOVED   to  ADJOURN.   There  being   NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
11:16:29 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 11:16 a.m.                                                                                         

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