Legislature(2015 - 2016)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/09/2015 05:00 PM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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05:05:06 PM Start
07:08:25 PM Adjourn
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                  ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                    LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                       
                       APRIL 9, 2015                                                                                          
                          5:05 PM                                                                                             
                   Approved May 26, 2015                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
  Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                   
  Representative Bob Herron, Vice Chair                                                                                         
  Senator John Coghill                                                                                                          
  Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                         
  Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                       
  Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                        
  Senator Lesil McGuire, alternate                                                                                              
  Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                           
  Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                        
  Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                  
  Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                  
  Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                       
  Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                               
  Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                    
  Representative Steve Thompson, alternate                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
  Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
  OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
  Senators  Egan,  Stedman,  Gardner,  Giessel,  Olson  and                                                                     
  Dunleavy; Representatives Ortiz, Kawasaki, Saddler, Claman,                                                                   
  Drummond, Wilson, Tilton, Stutes, Guttenberg, Edgmon, Wool,                                                                   
  Josephson, Hughes, Seaton, Gattis, Vazquez, Tarr,  Pruitt,                                                                    
  Tuck, Colver, LeDoux, Reinbold and Gara                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
  AGENDA                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
  EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
  SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    5:05:06 PM                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
I. CHAIR GARY STEVENS called the Legislative Council meeting                                                                  
    to  order at 5:05 p.m. in Room 519 (House Finance) of the                                                                   
    State  Capitol. Present at the  call were Senators Meyer,                                                                   
    Coghill, Huggins, Micciche, Stevens, and McGuire, alternate                                                                 
    member;  Representatives Johnson, Kito,  Millett, Neuman,                                                                   
    Herron,  and Thompson, alternate member. Speaker Chenault                                                                   
    joined  the meeting right  after the  roll call; Senators                                                                   
    Hoffman and MacKinnon joined the meeting during the motion                                                                  
    to  go into  executive session. Representative Hawker was                                                                   
    absent.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
    5:06:07 PM                                                                                                                
    VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council go into                                                                   
    executive  session under Uniform Rule  22 (b)(1)  for the                                                                   
    discussion of  matters, the  immediate knowledge of which                                                                   
    would adversely affect the finances of a  government unit.                                                                  
    He asked that the following individuals remain in the room:                                                                 
    Pam  Varni, Executive Director of the  Legislative Affairs                                                                  
    Agency;  Doug  Gardner,  Legal  Services  Director; Emily                                                                   
    Nauman,  Legal Services Staff  Attorney; Katrina Matheny,                                                                   
    staff  to Chair Stevens;  Linda Hay, staff to  Vice Chair                                                                   
    Herron; Serena Carlsen, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP; and Deven                                                                 
    Mitchell, State  Investment Officer, Alaska Department of                                                                   
    Revenue. He  said that any Legislators not on  Legislative                                                                  
    Council are welcome to remain in the room.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    Legislative Council went into executive session.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
    7:07:02 PM                                                                                                                
    Legislative Council came out of executive session.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    VICE CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve a                                                                  
    legal services contract for  $100,000 for Stoel Rives LLP                                                                   
    with Doug Gardner as the Project Director to represent the                                                                  
                                                     th                                                                         
    Legislature with any  matters related to 716 W  4  Avenue                                                                   
    lease.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
    A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
   YEAS: Meyer, Coghill, Huggins, McGuire, Johnson, Kito                                                                        
            Millett, Neuman, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
    NAYS: None                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
    The motion passed 11-0.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
  There being no further business before the committee, the                                                                     
  Legislative Council meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
  7:08:25 PM                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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