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06/26/2015 01:30 PM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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01:33:49 PM Start
02:21:53 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Ratification of Charitable Events: TELECONFERENCED
- Kenai Peninsula Boys-Girls Club Auction Gala
Contract Approvals:
- 2015 Annual IT Hardware Refresh
- 2016 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal
- Wasilla Office Space Renewal
- Anchorage LIO Janitorial Services, Property
Taxes, Security Contract
Other Committee Business - EXECUTIVE SESSION:
- RFP 611 - Bethel Office Space
                     ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
                       LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                    
                          JUNE 26, 2015                                                                                       
                             1:35 PM                                                                                          
                     Approved December 4, 2015                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
     MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                
     Representative Bob Herron, Vice Chair                                                                                      
     Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                      
     Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                               
     Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                    
     Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     MEMBERS ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
     Senator John Coghill                                                                                                       
     Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                    
     Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                     
     Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                               
     Representative Steve Thompson, alternate                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
     MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                     
     Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                        
     Senator Lesil McGuire, alternate                                                                                           
     Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                 
     Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
     AGENDA                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                         
     APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                        
     RATIFICATION OF CHARITY EVENTS                                                                                             
     CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                         
     OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Curtis Clothier, Information Services Manager, Legislative                                                                 
       Affairs Agency                                                                                                           
     Tina Strong, Procurement Officer, Legislative Affairs                                                                      
       Agency                                                                                                                   
     Pam Varni, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                  
      1:33:49 PM                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
  I. CHAIR GARY STEVENS called the Legislative Council meeting                                                                
      to  order  at  1:35  p.m.  in  the  Anchorage  Legislative                                                                
      Information Office  Auditorium. Present at the  call were                                                                 
      Senators  Hoffman  and Stevens;  Representatives Johnson,                                                                 
      Kito, Millett, and Herron. Participating via teleconference                                                               
      were Senators Coghill and Huggins; Representatives Chenault                                                               
      and Thompson, alternate member. Senator Micciche joined via                                                               
      teleconference during the Bethel Office Space agenda item.                                                                
      Absent  were   Senators  MacKinnon,  Meyer  and  McGuire,                                                                 
      alternate member; Representatives Hawker and Neuman.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
 II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
      1:34:50 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                 
      the agenda as presented.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
      The agenda was approved with no objections.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                      
      a. May 26, 2015                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
      1:35:22 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                 
      the minutes of May 26, 2015, meeting as presented.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      There were no corrections or comments and the minutes were                                                                
      approved as presented with no objections.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
 IV. RATIFICATION OF CHARITY EVENTS                                                                                           
   a. Kenai Peninsula Boys-Girls Club Annual Auction Gala                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
      1:35:43 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council ratify the                                                               
      Chair's sanctioning of the following charitable event per                                                                 
      AS 24.60.080(a)(2)(b):                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      Kenai Peninsula Boys-Girls Club Annual Auction Gala.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR STEVENS noted that the organization is 501(c)(3) non-                                                               
      profit  status. There  was no  discussion and  the motion                                                                 
      passed with no objections.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
 V. CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                        
     a. 2015 Annual IT Hardware Refresh                                                                                       
     b. 2016 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal                                                                           
     c. Wasilla Office Space Renewal                                                                                          
     d. Anchorage LIO Janitorial Services                                                                                     
     e. Anchorage LIO Property Taxes                                                                                          
     f. Anchorage LIO Security Contract                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
     a. 2015 Annual IT Hardware Refresh                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     1:36:29 PM                                                                                                               
     VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                  
     the  solicitation, award  and  expenditure not  to exceed                                                                  
     $120,000  for computer upgrades  from Legislative Council                                                                  
     capital funds.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CURTIS  CLOTHIER,  Information Services  Manager for  the                                                                  
     Legislative Affairs Agency, participated via teleconference                                                                
     and told members that Legislative Council has been funding                                                                 
     IT  refreshes since 2003. This  year, the IT  Subcommittee                                                                 
     looked  at  the  recommendations included  in the  3-Year                                                                  
     Technology  Plan and  conducted a  survey  of  legislative                                                                 
     offices  to  develop  the  proposal  before members.  The                                                                  
     proposal suggests replacing the oldest model computers and                                                                 
     laptops that are in service. The IT Subcommittee decided to                                                                
     forgo asking for printers this year as Information Services                                                                
     believes  they can  keep the  existing fleet  of printers                                                                  
     operational. As  members can see  from the memo  in their                                                                  
     packets, the proposal includes replacement of 55 computers                                                                 
     and 45 laptops.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR  STEVENS,  in  response to  a  question by  Senator                                                                  
     Hoffman, stated that  the purchase price for 55 computers                                                                  
     and  45 laptops was $119,515. He went on  to note that it                                                                  
     appeared  from  the  memo that  the  computers were  less                                                                  
     expensive per unit than the laptops.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     MR. CLOTHIER said that it depended on the configuration; he                                                                
     said  that this year it was  true that the computers were                                                                  
     less expensive because no new monitors were being ordered                                                                  
     with the computers.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                                
             Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
   The 2015 Annual IT Hardware Refresh was approved 10-0.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
      b. 2016 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
      1:40:06 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                 
      the   expenditure  of   $124,014.37  to   Software  House                                                                 
      International for the Legislature's portion of the annual                                                                 
      Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      MR. CLOTHIER said that, as  background, all three branches                                                                
      of government with the State of Alaska have what's known as                                                               
      Enterprise  Agreements with  Microsoft that  provides the                                                                 
      State with licenses to  use the software on computers and                                                                 
      networks.   This   particular   Agreement  provides   the                                                                 
      Legislature with desktop software, which at  this time is                                                                 
      Windows 7  and Microsoft Office,  as well as  the network                                                                 
      software that drives everything (N: drive, web presence and                                                               
      databases  that  run BASIS,  etc.,  and  all the  network                                                                 
      infrastructure). Included with this  Agreement are future                                                                 
      updates to the programs, software as well as features, and                                                                
      eventually Windows 10  will be released and, due  to this                                                                 
      Agreement, we can migrate to it for free. It also includes                                                                
      the  Microsoft Home Use Program that  many employees have                                                                 
      taken advantage of which allows them to purchase Microsoft                                                                
      Office for home use at a much reduced price. It's much less                                                               
      expensive than not having an Enterprise Agreement and it's                                                                
      benefitted the  Legislature over the  course of  the last                                                                 
      seven years that it's been in place.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
      YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                               
              Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      The  2016   Microsoft Enterprise  Agreement  Renewal  was                                                                 
      approved 10-0.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
      c. Wasilla Office Space Renewal                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
      1:42:56 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                 
      Renewal No. 4 of  the Lease Extension with Wasilla Station                                                                
     LLC in the amount of $185,322.24 for August 1, 2015 - July                                                                 
     31, 2016.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     TINA  STRONG, Procurement Officer for Legislative Affairs                                                                  
     Agency, said that, as  her memo of June 12, 2015, stated,                                                                  
     under the original lease for the Mat-Su office space, there                                                                
     were  five  one-year  renewals  available. The  lease  is                                                                  
     currently under Renewal No. 3 that expires July 31, 2015,                                                                  
     and the occupants would like to proceed with Renewal No. 4,                                                                
     for  the period of August 1,  2015 through July 31, 2016;                                                                  
     this is a standard, routine lease renewal. In response to a                                                                
     question by Chair Stevens, Ms. Strong confirmed there was                                                                  
     one more lease renewal available after this one.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                                
             Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     NAYS: None                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Lease Renewal No. 4  of Lease for Mat-Su Office Space was                                                                  
     approved 10-0.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     d. Anchorage LIO Janitorial Services                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     1:45:04 PM                                                                                                               
     VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                  
     Eklutna Real Estate Services, LLC to contract with Pacific                                                                 
     Building  Services for a  three year  term for  janitorial                                                                 
     services with a yearly cost of $61,980.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     MS. STRONG said that Eklutna Real Estate Services, LLC, is                                                                 
     the property management service for the Anchorage LIO. They                                                                
     issued  a  janitorial bid  and received  three  responses;                                                                 
     Pacific Building Services was the low bidder and they are                                                                  
     the current janitorial service provider as well. Council is                                                                
     being  asked for  approval for  Eklutna to  contract with                                                                  
     Pacific  Building Services  for Anchorage  LIO  janitorial                                                                 
     services in the amount of $61,980.00 per year.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     REPRESENTATIVE KITO said that  he thought we  were in the                                                                  
     process of looking at assessment of the building, possibly                                                                 
     to  purchase  or possibly  other situations.  There is  a                                                                  
     provision in the lease for the Anchorage LIO that the lease                                                                
      could be  terminated due to lack of funding. He asked how                                                                 
      that would impact the janitorial services with a three year                                                               
      contract; specifically, whether there were exit provisions                                                                
      in the contract for janitorial services for this building.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      MS.  STRONG  confirmed  that  all  Agency contracts  have                                                                 
      provisions for non-appropriation and requested that Eklutna                                                               
      do  the same in  their contract. It would  be possible to                                                                 
      cancel the  contract if funding  was not available  or if                                                                 
      other circumstances arose.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
      YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                               
              Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      A  contract  for  Anchorage LIO  Janitorial Services  was                                                                 
      approved 10-0.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
      e. Anchorage LIO Property Taxes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
      1:48:11 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE  CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve                                                                 
      the  reimbursement of $262,335.93 to Pfeffer  Development,                                                                
      LLC for  the 2015 property taxes for the Anchorage LIO at                                                                 
      716 W. 4th Avenue.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
      PAM  VARNI, Executive Director of the Legislative Affairs                                                                 
                                                              th                                                                
      Agency, explained that the  lease agreement for 716 W  4                                                                  
      Avenue  is a  modified triple-net  and according to  that                                                                 
      agreement, the Legislature is to  reimburse the owner for                                                                 
      property taxes. Council is being requested to approve the                                                                 
      whole amount of the  2015 property taxes in the amount of                                                                 
      $262,335.92. Pfeffer  Development, LLC  has  already paid                                                                 
      $131,000 of the total  amount and will be paying, or have                                                                 
      already  paid,  the   remaining balance.  Unsure  whether                                                                 
      Legislative Council would hold a meeting in August, it was                                                                
      decided  to  request the  full amount  to  ensure Pfeffer                                                                 
      Development, LLC, was reimbursed in a timely manner.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
      A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
      YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                               
              Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     NAYS: None                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Reimbursement to Pfeffer Development, LLC of Anchorage LIO                                                                 
     Property Taxes was approved 10-0.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     f. Anchorage LIO Security Contract                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     1:50:42 PM                                                                                                               
     VICE CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve a                                                                 
     contract with  Arrowdyne Security LLC  dba American Guard                                                                  
     Services for uniformed armed security at 716 W. 4th Avenue                                                                 
     not   to   exceed   $50,000  along   with   the  attached                                                                  
     justification.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     MS.  STRONG  said  that the  Agency  issued RFP  610  for                                                                  
     uniformed armed security  for the Anchorage LIO Building.                                                                  
     The  RFP was  published on  the State  of Alaska's Online                                                                  
     Public  Notices System,  it was  mailed to  five security                                                                  
     companies that  were recommended by the Executive Branch,                                                                  
     and  it was  published in  the Alaska  Dispatch News. The                                                                  
     Agency received no proposals for this RFP. The Agency has a                                                                
     temporary contract with Arrowdyne Security LLC dba American                                                                
     Guard Services that expires on July 30, 2015. The Agency is                                                                
     requesting approval for a one year contract with Arrowdyne                                                                 
     Security LLC dba American Guard Services starting August 1,                                                                
     2015 and ending July 31, 2016, which will give the Agency                                                                  
     time to assess the  Anchorage LIO security needs and issue                                                                 
     another RFP or figure out the next step.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR  STEVENS  asked  if  it  was  reasonable to  assume                                                                  
     Arrowdyne was interested in extending the current contract.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     MS.  STRONG  said  that Arrowdyne  Security  has provided                                                                  
     security in  Anchorage since 2005 and although she hasn't                                                                  
     contacted them, she assumed there would be no problem. In                                                                  
     response to a question by Representative Johnson, she said                                                                 
     Arrowdyne Security LLC did not respond to RFP 610.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS  said that it was  a complex RFP, Arrowdyne                                                                  
     Security LLC has requested extensions of their contract in                                                                 
     the past, and thus the fact that they didn't respond to the                                                                
     RFP  does not mean they were  not interested. It may have                                                                  
     been that they are a small company and the RFP process may                                                                 
     have been too complex.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON said  that was  exactly his point,                                                                  
     that the process may have been too complex given that there                                                                
      were no respondents for a relatively small contract. He was                                                               
      concerned that  perhaps something was wrong with  the RFP                                                                 
      process.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
      MS.  STRONG said that  the complexity of the  process was                                                                 
      taken into  consideration. The RFP was  reviewed by Legal                                                                 
      Services and the thought process was that for something as                                                                
      important as  uniformed armed security, one wouldn't want                                                                 
      someone coming in off the street and doing armed security;                                                                
      however, given that there were no respondents, the Agency                                                                 
      may issue a  more simple RFP the next time with help from                                                                 
      Legal Services to determine exactly what is needed.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR  STEVENS wondered about  the  dollar amount of  the                                                                 
      contract extension given  the negotiations with Arrowdyne                                                                 
      Security LLC had yet to take place.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
      MS.  VARNI said that  over the years,  the highest annual                                                                 
      amount paid to Arrowdyne was $47,000 so the motion states                                                                 
      not to exceed $50,000 with the same terms. This would be a                                                                
      new contract and Exhibit A in each member's packet includes                                                               
      justification for not doing a solicitation and issuing the                                                                
      contract in this manner. She said that for FY 15, which has                                                               
      two more billings, she was estimating approximately $48,000                                                               
      and was  how the figure of  $50,000 for this contract was                                                                 
      arrived at  to ensure there are  sufficient funds for the                                                                 
      next year.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR STEVENS said that it is his understanding that folks                                                                
      have been satisfied with the service and with the uniformed                                                               
      guard provided.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
      There was no  further discussion and a roll call vote was                                                                 
      taken.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      YEAS:   Coghill, Hoffman, Huggins, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                               
              Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      The contract with Arrowdyne Security LLC dba American Guard                                                               
   Services for Anchorage LIO Security was approved 10-0.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
VI. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                  
     a. Bethel Office Space                                                                                                   
     b. Capitol Building Security Camera Upgrade                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     a. Bethel Office Space                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR  STEVENS noted that Council must  go into Executive                                                                  
     Session under Sec. 195 of the Legislative Procurement Code                                                                 
     to discuss the results of RFP 611 for Bethel Office Space.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     1:56:58 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. I                                                                
     would  ask that  the following individuals remain  in the                                                                  
     room; Pam Varni, Tina Strong, Katrina Matheny and Linda Hay                                                                
     (via teleconference). We also welcome any Legislators that                                                                 
     are not on Legislative Council.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     1:57:38 PM                                                                                                               
     Legislative Council went into Executive Session.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     2:15:22 PM                                                                                                               
     Legislative Council came out of Executive Session.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR  STEVENS noted that  no action  was taken  while in                                                                  
     Executive Session and Council would now take up the Bethel                                                                 
     Office Space item.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     2:15:50 PM                                                                                                               
     VICE CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve a                                                                 
     three year lease between Tunista, Inc., and the Legislative                                                                
     Affairs Agency with  three one-year renewal options for a                                                                  
     yearly cost  of $79,200, and that the  Legislative Council                                                                 
     approve  janitorial services with  a yearly  cost not  to                                                                  
     exceed $15,420.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     MS.  STRONG noted  for the  record that the  Bethel lease                                                                  
     agreement is due to expire June 30, 2015, with no renewal                                                                  
     options available. LAA  issued RFP 611  for Bethel Office                                                                  
     Space, it closed on May 27, 2015, and only one proposal was                                                                
     received from the current landlord Tunista, Inc. The Agency                                                                
     negotiated with Tunista,  Inc., and is requesting Council                                                                  
     approve $6,660 per  month for 2,070 square feet of office                                                                  
     space for  a three year lease with three one-year renewal                                                                  
      options,  and the  Agency hires  and pays  for janitorial                                                                 
      services.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
      There was no  further discussion and a roll call vote was                                                                 
      taken.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      YEAS:   Coghill,  Hoffman,  Huggins, Micciche,  Chenault,                                                                 
              Johnson, Kito, Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      The   contract for   Bethel  Office  Space  and  separate                                                                 
      janitorial services was approved 11-0.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      b. Capitol Building Security Camera Upgrade                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
      CHAIR STEVENS said that the Security Subcommittee, chaired                                                                
      by  Vice Chair Herron along  with Senate members Stevens,                                                                 
      Huggins,  and Kelly  and House  members Johnson, Millett,                                                                 
      Neuman and Kito, had met earlier in the day and asked Vice                                                                
      Chair Herron to speak to this item.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
      VICE  CHAIR  HERRON said  the  Security  Subcommittee had                                                                 
      reviewed an analysis of the Capitol Building security needs                                                               
      and  had the contractor of the  analysis explain the most                                                                 
      salient points. Briefly, there are three objectives over a                                                                
      period of time: the first is to try to move two priorities                                                                
      immediately and  then there is  a list  of short-term and                                                                 
      long-term improvements that  the Subcommittee will detail                                                                 
      out and  put before Council at the  next meeting. The two                                                                 
      priorities that the contractor and the Subcommittee agreed                                                                
      with are that there  needs to be an upgrade to the camera                                                                 
      system, which is the focus of this motion, and to have the                                                                
      security  staff be  trained by  the Alaska  Department of                                                                 
      Public Safety in Sitka to improve observation skills and to                                                               
      ensure trained officers.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
      CHAIR STEVENS thanked Vice Chair Herron for his willingness                                                               
      to  chair the Security Subcommittee and for the very good                                                                 
      work that had been done to date.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
      2:18:45 PM                                                                                                              
      VICE CHAIR HERRON moved that Legislative Council approve a                                                                
      contract with Haight  & Associates for $54,280 to design,                                                                 
      prepare   contract  bidding  documents  and   construction                                                                
      administration  for  the  Capitol  Complex Camera  System                                                                 
      Renovation.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     CHAIR STEVENS objected for purposes of discussion. He said                                                                 
     he  would point out that  the contrast between the camera                                                                  
     system in  the new Anchorage building and  the old camera                                                                  
     system in the Capitol Building is remarkable. He said that                                                                 
     the  current system is antiquated and this would move the                                                                  
     system into the present day.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     There was  no further discussion and a roll call vote was                                                                  
     taken.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     YEAS:   Coghill, Huggins, Micciche, Chenault, Johnson, Kito,                                                               
             Millett, Thompson, Herron, Stevens                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     NAYS: None                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     The contract with Haight &  Associates for Capitol Complex                                                                 
     Camera System Renovation was approved 10-0.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     There being no  further business before the committee, the                                                                 
   Legislative Council meeting was adjourned at 2:22 p.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     2:21:53 PM                                                                                                               

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June 26 Leg. Council Packet.pdf JLEC 6/26/2015 1:30:00 PM