Legislature(2017 - 2018)HOUSE FINANCE 519

02/09/2017 07:00 AM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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07:01:14 AM Start
08:38:32 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Ratification of Charitable Events TELECONFERENCED
- Catholic Community Services Formal Gala
- 17th Annual Thanksgiving in March
Contract Approvals
- Ketchikan Office Space Lease Extension
Other Committee Business
- FY16 Legislature Audit
- FY18 Legislative Council Proposed Budget
                                     LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                      
                                      FEBRUARY 09, 2017                                                                       
                                              7:00 AM                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
       MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
       Representative Sam Kito, Chair                                                                                           
       Senator Bert Stedman, Vice Chair                                                                                         
       Representative Matt Claman                                                                                               
       Representative Bryce Edgmon                                                                                              
       Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                          
       Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                          
       Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                 
       Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                             
       Representative Harriet Drummond, Majority Alternate                                                                      
       Representative David Eastman, Minority Alternate                                                                         
       Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                    
       Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                       
       Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                   
       Senator Kevin Meyer                                                                                                      
       Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                   
       Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
       Senator Cathy Giessel, Alternate                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
       AGENDA                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
       APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                       
       RATIFICATION OF CHARITY EVENTS                                                                                           
       CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                       
       OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
       SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
       Tina Strong, Procurement Officer, Legislative Affairs Agency                                                             
       Pam Varni, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                
          7:01:14 AM                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
   I. CHAIR SAM KITO called the Legislative Council meeting to order                                                          
          at  7:01    a.m.   in   Room   519   (House    Finance)      of  the   State    Capitol.                              
          Present      at    the    call     were     Representatives         Claman,      Edgmon,                              
          Millett,     Ortiz,    Stutes,     Eastman    (alternate),       and   Kito;    Senators                              
          Kelly,      MacKinnon,       Meyer,      Micciche,        Stevens,      and     Stedman.                              
          Representatives          Drummond       (alternate)         and     Guttenberg,        and                            
          Senator    Hoffman     joined    the   meeting     after    the  roll    call.   Senator                              
          Giessel (alternate) was absent.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
 II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          7:03:04 AM                                                                                                          
          VICE   CHAIR    STEDMAN     moved     that   Legislative       Council     approve     the                            
          agenda as presented.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          The motion was approved without objection.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
III. RATIFICATION OF CHARITABLE EVENTS                                                                                        
          a. Catholic Community Services Formal Gala                                                                          
          b. 17th Annual Thanksgiving in March                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          7:04:00 AM                                                                                                          
          VICE    CHAIR    STEDMAN     moved    that    Legislative       Council      ratify    the                            
          Chair's     sanctioning       of  the    following     charitable       events     per   AS                           
          24.60.080(a)(2)(B):                                                                                                   
             · Catholic Community Services Formal Gala                                                                          
             · 17th Annual Thanksgiving in March                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          The motion passed without objection.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
 IV. CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                       
          a. Ketchikan Office Lease Space Extension                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          TINA    STRONG,     Procurement       Officer     for    the   Legislative       Affairs                              
          Agency,      said     that    original       lease     between      the     Legislative                               
          Affairs     Agency      and    Ketchikan      Gateway      Borough      for    Ketchikan                              
          office    space     was   for   five    years    beginning      March    1,   2012,    and                            
          terminating      February     28,   2017.    There    are   five   renewals     of  lease                             
          available      under     the    lease     agreement,       each     for    a   one    year                            
          period.     Senator      Stedman,      Representative         Ortiz,     and    the    LIO                            
          would    like   to   proceed     with   Renewal     No.   1   for   the   period    March                             
          1,   2017,     through     February      28,    2018.     If   Legislative       Council                              
          approves     Renewal     No.   1  today,    it   will   leave    four    more   renewals                              
          of   lease    available      before     we   have    to   go   out   to   bid   or   do   a                           
          lease    extension.       She   said    this    lease     exceeds     $35,000     in   one                            
          fiscal     year,    and    therefore      requires      approval      by    Legislative                               
          Council.                                                                                                              
          DISCUSSION       FOLLOWED       regarding       arrangements        for     legislative                               
          staff to share space with the LIO in Ketchikan.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
       7:07:21 AM                                                                                                             
       VICE    CHAIR     STEDMAN      moved     that     Legislative        Council      approve                                
       Renewal     No.    1  of   the    Lease    Extension      with    Ketchikan       Gateway                                
       Borough in the amount of $47,412.72.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       The motion passed with no objection.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
V. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                   
       a. FY 16 Legislature Audit                                                                                             
       b. FY 18 Legislative Council Proposed Budget                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
       a. FY 16 Legislature Audit                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       PAM    VARNI,      Executive       Director      of    the     Legislative        Affairs                                
       Agency,     said    that    per   statute      the   Legislature       has    an   annual                                
       independent       audit     of    all    their    expenditures.         In   2014,     the                               
       Agency     did    an   RFP    and    contracted       with    Elgee,     Rehfeld,      and                               
       Mertz,     LLC,     for    a    one    year     contract,       with     two    one-year                                 
       renewals,     in   the   amount    of   $18,300     per   year;    they   have    audited                                
       the   Legislature      for   FY   14,   FY  15,   and   FY   16.   She   noted   that    it                              
       was    a   clean     audit     and    an   unqualified        opinion.      Members      of                              
       Legislative      Budget    &  Audit    and   Legislative       Council    are   provided                                 
       copies    of  the   management      letter    and   schedule     of   appropriations,                                    
       expenditures, and encumbrances.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
       SENATOR    MACKINNON      asked    committee     members     to  review     pages   7,   8,                              
       and    9,    where     the    auditor       talks     about     the    new     reporting                                 
       requirements for pension systems.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
       MS.   VARNI    noted    for   Council     that    the   Agency    will    issue    an  RFP                               
       and    award    a   contract       for   the    FY    17   legislative        audit.     In                              
       response     to  a  question     from    the  Chair,     Ms.   Varni   confirmed      that                               
       the   Agency    has   arrived     at  the   end   of   the   contract     and   renewals                                 
       with Elgee, Rehfeld, and Mertz, so will need to issue an RFP.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
       b. FY 18 Legislative Council Proposed Budget                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
       7:11:03 AM                                                                                                             
       VICE   CHAIR    STEDMAN    moved    that    Legislative      Council     put   the  FY   18                              
       Legislative Council proposed budget on the table.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
       CHAIR    KITO    objected     for    purposes     of   discussion       and   asked    Ms.                               
       Varni to speak to this item.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       MS.   VARNI     summarized      each    of   the   14   budget     components       and   4                              
       RDUs   of   the   Legislative      Council     Proposed      FY  18   Budget    (summary                                 
       attached).                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       During     Ms.   Varni's      summary,      members     occasionally        interjected                                  
       with   questions      about   specific      budget    items.    Ms.   Varni    stated    in                              
          response     to   a  question      by  Senator     Stevens     regarding      a  surplus                              
          in  the   State    Facilities      Rent    component     for   FY   17  and   FY   18  due                            
          to   the    fact    that    Wells     Fargo    leased     space     in   the    recently                              
          purchased       legislative         office      building       in    Anchorage.        She                            
          responded     to   a  question     by   Representative        Eastman     that,    of  the                            
          NCSL   requested      dues   of   $123,900     for   FY   18,   the   amount    budgeted                              
          was   $107,000,     which    was   the   same    as  was   approved     in   FY  17.   She                            
          further     noted     that    dues    for    various      organizations        were    not                            
          being    fully   funded     at  the   FY   18  budget     request    of   $224,300;      if                           
          dues   were   fully    funded,     including     Energy     Council    which    had   been                            
          completely      eliminated,       there    would     need   to   be   an   increase      of                           
          $97,900.     In   response     to  a   question     from   Representative        Claman,                              
          she   said   that    it   was   her   understanding       that    there    had   been    no                           
          reduction      in  positions      in   the   last   ten   years    in   the   Office     of                           
          Victims'     Rights.     In   response     to   a  request     for   a   clarification                                
          by  Representative        Guttenberg,       Ms.   Varni    explained      that,    with   a                           
          decision      by   Legislative       Council,      LIOs     around     the    state    are                            
          closed     on   Friday     afternoons;       16   Information       Officers      do   not                            
          work   on   Friday     afternoons      during    the    interim,     which    took    them                            
          from 12 months to 11.3 months, with the subsequent cut in pay.                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          7:20:40 AM                                                                                                          
          Also   during    Ms.   Varni's     summary,      at  the   request     of  Chair    Kito,                             
          Linda   Lord-Jenkins,        Ombudsman     for   the   State    of  Alaska,     spoke    to                           
          the   need    for   a   new   case    management      system,      which    would    be   a                           
          one-time cost of up to $500,000.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          CHAIR     KITO    noted     that    there     would     be    a   few    budget     items                             
          discussed during executive session and asked for a motion.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          7:35:01 AM                                                                                                        
          VICE    CHAIR     STEDMAN      moved     that    Legislative        Council     go    into                            
          executive     session     under    uniform    rule    22(b)(2)(3),       discussion      of                           
          subjects     that   tend   to   prejudice     the   reputation      and   character      of                           
          a  person;      and   discussion       of    a  matter     that    may,    by    law,    be                           
          required     to  be   confidential.       Any   Legislators      not   on   Council    are                            
          welcome    to   stay   and   the   following     staff    will   be   invited    back    in                           
          the   room   to   answer    questions      if  there    are   any:   Pam   Varni,     Doug                            
          Gardner, and Skiff Lobaugh.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          After    a  brief    at-ease,     Vice   Chair    Stedman     clarified      his   motion                             
          to   say    that     only    Legislators        were    invited      to   stay     during                             
          executive      session,      and    that    Ms.   Varni,     Mr.    Gardner      and   Mr.                            
          Lobaugh      may     be    asked      into     executive       session       to    answer                             
          questions.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          SENATOR    HOFFMAN     commented      that   the   Legislature      heard    from   Chief                             
          Justice     Stowers     that   set   a   standard     whereby     he   suggested      that                            
          the   Courts     receive      a  3.5%    reduction;       he   recommended       Council                              
          give   very    serious     consideration        to   take    a  strong     look   at   the                            
       Legislature's        operations      and    budget    because      it   is   showing     an                              
       increase, which does not set a good example, in his opinion.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       NOTE:   Initially      legislative       partisan     staff    were   invited     to  stay                               
       for   executive     session,      but   that   decision      was   reversed     prior    to                              
       Council      going     into    executive       session      and    only     Legislators                                  
       remained     in   the   room.   Toward     the   end   of  executive      session,     Pam                               
       Varni was asked to join the members.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
       7:37:28 AM                                                                                                           
       Legislative Council went into executive session.                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
       8:36:04 AM                                                                                                           
       Legislative Council came out of executive session.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
       CHAIR    KITO   said    that   Council     had   an  active     discussion      and   that                               
       they   did   determine      that    there    was   still    a  fair    amount    of   work                               
       to  be   done   on   the   Legislature's       budget.     He   said   the   plan   going                                
       forward     was    to   have     discussions       with    the    Finance      Committee                                 
       Chairs,    the   Senate    President      and   the   Speaker,     to  try   and   figure                                
       out    how    Legislative       Council      could     move    a    budget     into    the                               
       subcommittee       process    that    has   a little     bit   more   deliberation       to                              
       it.   He   said   that    Legislative       Council     would    hold   the   budget     at                              
       this   point    and,   as  rapidly     as   possible,     go   through    some    further                                
       analysis before it is moved on to the subcommittees.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
       8:37:26 AM                                                                                                           
       VICE    CHAIR    STEDMAN     moved    that    Legislative       Council      remove    the                               
       funding     associated      with   the   Ombudsman's       case    management      system                                
       from the Legislative Council Operating Budget (500.0).                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
       CHAIR     KITO    explained       that    the    reason      for    doing     so   is    to                              
       identify      other     sources      of   funding      for    the    case    management                                  
       system,     which     is   a  capital      item    that    doesn't     belong     in   the                               
       operating budget.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
       There    was    no    objection      and    Council      agreed     to   include      that                               
       recommendation as they move forward on the operating budget.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       There      being     no     further       business       before      the     committee,                                  
       Legislative Council adjourned at 8:39 a.m.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       8:38:32 AM                                                                                                           
                         LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PROPOSED FY 18 BUDGET                                                            
                                 RECAP OF CHANGES BY COMPONENT                                                                
                                                                                                                              
          LEGISLATORS' SALARIES & ALLOWANCES                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          This component  pays  for Legislators' salaries, their travel, per diem and moving expenses                           
          to and  from   session, 90  days  of  session  per diem,  and   Legislators' annual   office                          
          allowance.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Legislator's salaries are set by statute by the State Officers Compensation Commission    at                          
          $50,400  annually.  Legislators  receive an office allowance  of $20,000  for Senators  and                           
          $12,000 for Representatives for postage, stationery and other expenses.                                               
                                                                                                                                
          Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $155.7.                                   
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $7,516.9               FY 17 Gov's Figure $7,615.5                                             
     FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $7,459.8               FY 18 Request          $7,615.5                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Total $0.0                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          This component   pays  for operation of the Division  of Administrative Services.  It is the                          
          main  support division for the Legislature along  with the Division of Legal  and Research                            
          Services and  Information  and  Teleconference.   The  sections in this component   are  the                          
          Executive   Director's   Office,  Accounting,   Information    Technology,    Maintenance,                            
          Personnel, Print Shop, and Supply.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
          In FY  16 this component   was  reduced   by 16  positions and  an overall  7.5%  reduction                           
          ($741.0).  In addition,  Information  and  Teleconference  Section  was  moved   to its own                           
          component.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          For FY  18 in Personal  Services there is a decrease from our Governor's   figures of $91.0.                          
                                 th                                                                                             
          We  are  deleting  a  4   Floor  Copier  position  for  the Print  Shop  and   reducing  an                           
          Administrative  Assistant position  in the Executive  Director's  Office from  full time  to                          
          seasonal.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Dues  for the Legislature are budgeted in Administrative  Services and FY  17 Authorized  is                          
          being requested  in FY  18.  If we  were  to request full funding for NCSL,   CSG,  Pacific                           
          Fisheries Legislative TF, Western  Legislative Forestry TF, &  PNWR   (also full funding for                          
          Energy  Council  that was  eliminated last year) it would  be an  increase  of $97.9 to our                           
          budget.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          With the purchase  of 1500  W. Benson  Blvd. there will be $514.0  in revenue in FY  17 and                           
          $531.5  in FY 18.  This  revenue  will pay for our operating  costs which  are budgeted   in                          
          Administrative Services for all our legislative owned buildings.                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $163.1.                                   
                                                                                                                                
       Administrative  Services  has been   absorbing  increases  for the  last several years  and                              
       lapsed only $133.9 in FY 16, $40.7 in FY 15, $1.7 in FY 14 and $3.7 in FY 13.                                            
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $9,087.2               FY 17 Gov's Figure $9,575.3                                             
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $8,880.7               FY 18 Request          $9,484.3                                         
                                                                                                                                
       Total -$91.0                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
       COUNCIL & SUBCOMMITTEES                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
       This component   pays for the operation of the Legislative Council Committee,  Joint Armed                               
       Services Committee    and  task forces  or  special committees   established  by statute or                              
       resolution.  In FY 17  and our  request for FY  18 there  is funding for the Senate Special                              
       Committee    on  the  Arctic  and   the  House   Sp.  Committee    on  Arctic  Policy/Econ                               
       Dev/Tourism.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       A  full time Legislative  Secretary  and  a  temporary   position  were  eliminated  in  the                             
       Legislative Council Chair  Account.   The Professional Assistant position was  also reduced                              
       from  a Range  24  to a Range   22.  A reduction  of $10.0  in services and  a reduction  in                             
       commodities   of $15.5.  A  total reduction  of $221.2  to  the Legislative Council   Chair                              
       Account.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
       Council Chair  - $672.0   Jt. Armed  Services - $10.0    Senate Sp. Comm.   on  the Arctic -                             
       $27.8   House Sp. Comm. Arctic Policy/Econ Dev/Tourism - $27.9                                                           
                                                                                                                                
       Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $5.8.                                        
                                                                                                                                
  FY 16 Actuals             $1,092.8               FY 17 Gov's Figure             $958.9                                        
  FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $   953.1              FY 18 Request                  $737.7                                        
                                                                                                                              
       Total -$221.2                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
       LEGAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
       This component   pays  for the operation  of the Division of Legal  and  Research  Services                              
       including bill drafting, legal services, legislative library and research services.                                      
                                                                                                                                
    In FY 16 this component was reduced by 7 positions and an overall 13.4% reduction.                                          
                                                                                                                                
       Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $77.1.                                       
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $4,176.5               FY 17 Gov's Figure $4,166.9                                             
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $4,089.8               FY 18 Request          $4,166.9                                         
                                                                                                                              
       Total $0.0                                                                                                             
          SELECT COMMITTEE ON ETHICS                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
          This component pays for the operation of the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics.                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $4.6.                                          
                                                                                                                                
          FY 16 Actuals             $216.4                 FY 17 Gov's Figure $253.5                                            
          FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $248.9                 FY 18 Request          $253.5                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Total $0.0                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          OFFICE OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          This component   pays  for the operation  of the  Office of Victims'  Rights (OVR).    OVR                            
          provides free legal services to victims  of crime to help  them  obtain the rights they are                           
          guaranteed  under  the Alaska Constitution  and statutes with regard  to their contacts with                          
          police, prosecutors, judges and other criminal justice agencies in this State.                                        
                                                                                                                                
    Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $19.4.                                          
                                                                                                                                
          FY 16 Actuals             $893.9                 FY 17 Gov's Figure $971.6                                            
          FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $952.2                 FY 18 Request          $971.6                                        
                                                                                                                                
          Total $0.0                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          This component  pays  for the operation of the Office of the Ombudsman.    The Ombudsman                              
          investigates citizens' complaints   against  state executive  and  court  branch   agencies                           
          including boards  and  commissions,  corporations  and  the University system. By  doing so                           
          the Ombudsman    serves  as a resource  for the Alaska Legislature  in its oversight of state                         
          government.  The current Ombudsman's term is up the end of FY 17.                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          The  Ombudsman     is requesting funding  for  a new  Case   Management    System  to track                           
          complaints,  inquiries, investigations, findings, determinations   and  produce   reports  -                          
          $500.0.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
    Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $27.3.                                          
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $1,173.9               FY 17 Gov's Figure $1,277.0                                             
     FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $1,249.7               FY 18 Request          $1,777.0                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Total $500.0                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
          LEGISLATURE STATE FACILITIES RENT                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          This component   pays for leased  space rental by  the Legislature statewide.  We  have  22                           
          Legislative Information  Office (LIO)  sites outside of Juneau.   Many   of these sites also                          
       have  interim  office space  for  Legislators interim  offices.  There   are  two  sites for                             
       Legislators interim offices which  are not comingled  with  an LIO  (North  Pole and  Eagle                              
       River).                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
       There  is a $58.9 decrease  in this component   from  the Governor's   figure to our FY  18                              
       request.  The Wrangell  and Ketchikan  office space for Legislator or legislative staff space                            
       was  eliminated for our  FY  18 request.   We  do have  Wrangell   and Ketchikan   LIO  and                              
       Legislator space still in our FY 18 request.  We  also did not receive an anticipated large                              
       increase to our Barrow   LIO space.   These three reductions resulted in the $58.9 savings.                              
       We  need  full funding  of $1,594.2  to  restore base  level funding  for all of  our  lease                             
       obligations.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $5,531.6               FY 17 Gov's Figure $1,653.1                                             
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan           -0-                   FY 18 Request          $1,594.2                                         
                                                                                                                                
       Total -$58.9                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                           TH                               
                LEGISLATURE STATE FACILITIES RENT- OTHER THAN ANCH 716 W. 4                                                   
       AVE.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
       This component   in FY  17 paid  for our leased space  statewide with  the exception of our                              
                            th                                                                                                  
       Anchorage  716  W. 4   Avenue  leased space. We  are not requesting funding named   like this                            
       in FY 18.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals              -0-                   FY 17 Gov's Figure  -0-                                                 
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $1,499.6               FY 18 Request          -0-                                              
                                                                                                                                
       Total $0.0                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
       INFORMATION AND TELECONFERENCE                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
       This component    pays for  the operation  of the Information   &  Teleconference   Section.                             
       There  are 23 Legislative  Information  Offices (LIO)  facilitating communication  between                               
       the  Legislature  &   the  public   through   teleconferencing  services,  publications   &                              
       maintaining online access.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       In FY 16, 4 full time positions were reduced to 4 permanent  part time positions in Barrow,                              
       Kotzebue,  Fairbanks  and MatSu.   It was an overall 7.5%  reduction  to the component.   In                             
       FY 17, 16 positions were  reduced  from full time to seasonal.  It was a reduction of $250.0.                            
       We presently do not have any full time LIO staff statewide.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
       Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $77.4.                                       
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $3,254.6               FY 17 Gov's Figure $3,183.5                                             
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $3,106.1               FY 18 Request          $3,183.5                                         
                                                                                                                                
       Total $0.0                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          LEGISLATIVE OPERATING BUDGET                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          This component   pays for the interim staff of most of the House and  Senate  personal staff                          
          which includes majority  and minority staff, committee expenses  during the interim such as                           
          travel for Legislators  and  staff, supplies, phones,  contracts and   equipment,  minority                           
          expenses, etc.  Funds  are  discretionary to the Senate  President  and the Speaker   of the                          
          House.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          There is a $72.8  technical correction to this component  transferring  reduction for 5 day                           
          furlough from  House  and Senate  Finance  components   to the House and  Senate Operating                            
          Budgets.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $250.1.                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Senate Operating FY 17 Authorized - $5,042.8             FY 18 Senate Request - $5,171.3                              
          House Operating FY 17 Authorized - $6,372.3              FY 18 House Request - $6,566.7                               
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $10,135.3              FY 17 Gov's Figure $11,665.2                                            
     FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $11,415.1              FY 18 Request          $11,738.0                                          
                                                                                                                              
          Total $72.8                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
           SESSION EXPENSES                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          This component   pays for the operation of the 90 day session.  There are 224  positions for                          
          the House  and Senate.  The majority  of the personal staff working for Legislators is coded                          
          to Session Expenses   during the  regular session.  The  Rules  Chairs  control these funds                           
          with the exception  of travel which  is approved   by the Presiding  Officers and  Security                           
          personnel hired by  the Agency.  In FY  17 all special session funding was  appropriated  in                          
       a separate component instead of contained in the Session Expenses component.                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Salary Adjustment increases for benefits from FY 17 to FY 18 are a total of $195.6.                                   
                                                                                                                                
          Change to Revenue -3.5/-3.5GF                                                                                         
          -1.5               Revenue - decrease revenue for Alaska Statute inter-agency receipts                                
          -2.0               Revenue - decrease revenue for Legislative Subscription program                                    
          receipts                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $9,542.0               FY 17 Gov's Figure $9,111.3                                             
     FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $8,915.7               FY 18 Request          $9,107.8                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Total -$3.5                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
       SPECIAL SESSION/CONTINGENCY                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
       This component pays for Special Session expenses or needed contingency funds.                                            
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals             $215.5                 FY 17 Gov's Figure $1,076.6                                             
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $1,066.0               FY 18 Request          $1,076.6                                         
                                                                                                                                
       Total $0.0                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
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       LEGISLATURE STATE FACILITIES RENT ANCH 716 W. 4 AVE.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
       This component in FY 17 paid for our leased space statewide with the exception of our                                    
                            th                                                                                                  
       Anchorage 716 W. 4 Avenue.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       We are not requesting funding named like this in FY 18.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
       FY 16 Actuals              -0-                   FY 17 Gov's Figure  -0-                                                 
       FY 17 Mgmt. Plan          $844.9                 FY 18 Request           -0-                                             
                                                                                                                                
       Total $0.0                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
  GRAND TOTAL OF CHANGES TO ALL COMPONENTS                                        $198.2                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
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Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Agenda 020917.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
Charitable Event - Catholic Community Service.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
Sanctioning Charitable Event - Thanksgiving in March.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
Ketchikan Renewal No. 1 of Lease.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
FY 16 Legislature Audit - Letter.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
FY 16 Legislature Audit.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM
FY18 Legislative Council Detailed Budget and Overview.pdf JLEC 2/9/2017 7:00:00 AM