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01:45:36 PM Start
02:25:06 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
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Location: Benson Bldg. Large Conference Room
+ Contract Approvals: TELECONFERENCED
- Homer Office Space Lease Removal
- Capitol Security Camera System Upgrade RPF -
                ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                      
                  LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                         
                   NOVEMBER 01, 2016                                                                                          
                        1:45 PM                                                                                               
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                             
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
MEMBERS PRESENT ON TELECONFERENCE                                                                                             
Senator John Coghill                                                                                                            
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative Sam Kito                                                                                                         
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
Representative Steve Thompson, alternate                                                                                        
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Charlie Huggins                                                                                                         
Senator Lesil McGuire, alternate                                                                                                
Senator Cathy Giessel, alternate                                                                                                
Representative Bob Herron, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Mike Hawker                                                                                                      
Representative Craig Johnson                                                                                                    
Representative Harriet Drummond, alternate                                                                                      
APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                              
APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                             
CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                              
SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                              
Tina Strong, Procurement Officer, Legislative Affairs                                                                           
Pam Varni, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                       
Jeff Goodell, Capitol Complex Manager, Legislative Affairs                                                                      
      1:45:36 PM                                                                                                              
  I. CHAIR GARY STEVENS called the Legislative Council meeting                                                                
      to  order  at  1:45  p.m.  in  the  Anchorage  Legislative                                                                
      Information Office Large Conference Room.  Present at the                                                                 
      call  were  Senators Stevens, Meyer,  and  MacKinnon; and                                                                 
      Representative Millett.  Participating via  teleconference                                                                
      were  Senators Coghill and  Micciche; and  Representatives                                                                
      Chenault, Kito,  Neuman, and  Thompson, alternate. Absent                                                                 
      were  Senators Hoffman, Huggins,  McGuire, alternate, and                                                                 
      Giessel, alternate; and Representatives Hawker, Johnson and                                                               
      Drummond, alternate.                                                                                                      
 II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                       
      REPRESENTATIVE  CHARISSE MILLETT  moved  that  Legislative                                                                
      Council approve the agenda.                                                                                               
      The agenda was approved without objection.                                                                                
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                      
      a. May 2, 2016                                                                                                          
      b. May 16, 2016                                                                                                         
      c. June 29, 2016                                                                                                        
      d. July 12, 2016                                                                                                        
      e. August 3, 2016                                                                                                       
      REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT  moved  that  Legislative Council                                                                 
      approve the minutes of the May 2, 2016, May 16, 2016, June                                                                
      29,  2016, July 12, 2016  and August 3,  2016 meetings as                                                                 
      The minutes were approved without objection.                                                                            
 IV. CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                       
      a. Homer Office Space Lease Renewal                                                                                     
      b. Capitol Security Camera System Upgrade RFP - Executive                                                               
      a. Homer Office Space Lease Renewal                                                                                     
      1:48:02 PM                                                                                                              
      REPRESENTATIVE  MILLETT  moved  that  Legislative Council                                                                 
      approve Renewal No. 2 of the  Lease Extension with Clayton                                                                
      L. and Joan E.  Ellington in the amount of $59,692.56, for                                                                
      November 1, 2016 - October 31, 2017.                                                                                      
      TINA  STRONG,  Procurement  Officer,  Legislative Affairs                                                                 
      Agency, said that the  original lease was for three years                                                                 
beginning November 1,  2012, and  terminating October 31,                                                                       
2015.  There  were  five  additional  renewals  of  lease                                                                       
available under the lease  agreement each for a  one year                                                                       
period. We have exercised one of the five renewals. Renewal                                                                     
No. 1 expired October 31, 2016 and the occupants would like                                                                     
to proceed with Renewal No. 2 for the period of November 1,                                                                     
2016, through October 31, 2017.                                                                                                 
If Legislative Council approves Renewal No. 2,  this will                                                                       
leave three more renewals available under the lease before                                                                      
we have to go out to bid or do a lease extension.                                                                               
This lease exceeds $35,000 in  one fiscal year; therefore                                                                       
Legislative Council's approval is required. She  said she                                                                       
checked  with  the   LIO,  Senator  Stevens'  office  and                                                                       
Representative Seaton's office and all are happy with the                                                                       
Discussion followed about when the Homer office space was                                                                       
first leased.                                                                                                                   
A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                                     
YEAS:  Meyer,   Coghill,  MacKinnon,   Micciche,  Stevens                                                                       
       Chenault, Kito, Millett, Neuman, Thompson, Stevens                                                                       
NAYS: None                                                                                                                      
The motion passed 10-0.                                                                                                         
b. Capitol Security Camera System Upgrade RFP - Executive                                                                     
1:51:07 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT moved that Legislative Council  go                                                                       
into  Executive  Session  under  Uniform  Rule  22(B)(1),                                                                       
discussion of  matters, the immediate knowledge of  which                                                                       
would adversely affect the finances of  a government unit                                                                       
and 22(B)(3), discussion of a matter that may, by law, be                                                                       
required to  be confidential.  I  ask that  the following                                                                       
individuals remain in the room; Pam Varni, Katrina Matheny                                                                      
and any legislative staff working for Council members, and                                                                      
that  Tina Strong, Jeff  Goodell, Ben  Haight, and  Nimmi                                                                       
Phillips remain online.                                                                                                         
We also welcome any Legislators that are not on Legislative                                                                     
Council to remain in the room or online.                                                                                        
      There  was no  objection and Council  went into Executive                                                                 
      2:18:57 PM                                                                                                              
      Legislative Council came out of Executive Session.                                                                        
      REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT moved that Legislative Council award                                                               
      RFP  615 for a  Capitol Security Camera System Upgrade to                                                                 
      Alcan  Electrical &  Engineering, Inc. in  the  amount of                                                                 
      SENATOR  ANNA  MACKINNON  objected  for  the  purpose  of                                                                 
      disclosing a  potential conflict  of interest  with Alcan                                                                 
      Electric.  She  said she  disclosed  in  her APOC  report                                                                 
      property that  her husband's family owns; they rent  to a                                                                 
      variety of people in the Juneau area and Alcan Electric is                                                                
      listed on  that disclosure. She  said while she  does not                                                                 
      receive any direct benefit, the family that has a business                                                                
      that her husband has an interest in, she believes rents to                                                                
      Alcan Electric.                                                                                                           
      A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                               
      YEAS:   Meyer, Coghill, Micciche, Stevens Chenault, Kito,                                                                 
              Millett, Neuman, Thompson, Stevens                                                                                
      NAYS: None                                                                                                                
      The  motion passed 9-0  with Senator MacKinnon abstaining                                                                 
      from the vote.                                                                                                            
      CHAIR STEVENS said that his office sent Legislative Council                                                               
      members  a  copy  of  the Procurement  Officer's decision                                                                 
      regarding the 716 W 4th Avenue, LLC appeal. He planned to                                                                 
      schedule a meeting for November 21, 2016, providing there                                                                 
      would be a quorum to take up this issue.                                                                                  
      SENATE PRESIDENT MEYER requested an update on the Capitol                                                                 
      renovation and retrofit.                                                                                                  
      PAM  VARNI, Executive Director of the Legislative Affairs                                                                 
      Agency,  said that  Project  Director Jeff  Goodell would                                                                 
      address that question.                                                                                                    
      JEFF GOODELL, Capitol Complex Manager for the Legislative                                                                 
      Affairs Agency, said that there was substantial completion                                                                
      and he has inspected the interior and the exterior of the                                                                 
      building with  the project architect, Dawson  Construction                                                                
      and sub-contractors. They have put  together a punch list                                                                 
and today he inspected the crawl space. The fifth floor has                                                                     
been turned over to the Capitol Maintenance staff and they                                                                      
have been reconstructing offices. He said the fourth floor                                                                      
will be turned over to Maintenance Wednesday or Thursday,                                                                       
and we will move on down the line in the next 10 days or so                                                                     
with the idea  that we re-establish occupancy sometime in                                                                       
early December. He said the only thing on the exterior of                                                                       
the building that has  not been completed is part  of the                                                                       
east face of the front of the building and at the southeast                                                                     
corner. The  masons are  working at the  southeast corner                                                                       
toward the  portico on  the  front of  the  building, and                                                                       
working from the portico  in an easterly direction toward                                                                       
that southeast corner. We are coming to completion and we                                                                       
are in clean-up and reconstruct phase on the interior. The                                                                      
crane is down and the upper parking lot is getting cleaned                                                                      
out, and we are moving toward being done quite soon.                                                                            
There  being no  further  business before  the committee,                                                                       
Legislative Council adjourned at 2:25 p.m.                                                                                      
2:25:06 PM                                                                                                                    

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