Legislature(2017 - 2018)HOUSE FINANCE 519


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12:05:45 PM Start
12:42:20 PM Adjourn
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Other Committee Business
- FY19 Proposed Budget
               ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                       
                  LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                         
                   FEBRUARY 15, 2018                                                                                          
                       12:05 PM                                                                                               
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 John Coghill                                                                                                          
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                         
Senator Pete Kelly                                                                                                            
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                        
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                        
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                         
Senator Mia Costello, Alternate                                                                                               
OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                         
Senators Gardner and Stevens                                                                                                  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                            
APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                           
OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                      
SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                              
      12:05:45 PM                                                                                                           
  I. CHAIR SAM KITO called the Legislative Council meeting to                                                               
      order at  12:06 p.m. in Room 519  (House Finance) of the                                                                
      State Capitol. Present at  the call  were Representatives                                                               
      Claman, Edgmon, Guttenberg, Millet, Ortiz, Stutes, Drummond                                                             
      (alternate),  Eastman  (alternate), and  Kito;  Senators                                                                
      Coghill, Giessel, Kelly, MacKinnon, Micciche, and Stedman.                                                              
  Senators Hoffman and Costello (alternate) were absent.                                                                      
 II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                                                                     
      12:08:43 PM                                                                                                           
      VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council approve                                                               
      the agenda as presented.                                                                                                
      The motion passed without objection.                                                                                    
III. EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                      
      12:09:17 PM                                                                                                           
      VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council go into                                                               
      executive session to consider a matter made confidential by                                                             
      the Legislative Council Records Policy under Uniform Rule                                                               
      22(b)(2) and (3).                                                                                                       
      CHAIR KITO clarified that any Legislators not on Council                                                                
      were welcome to stay  in the room and confirmed that all                                                                
      staff must vacate the room for executive session.                                                                       
      The motion passed without objection.                                                                                    
      Legislative Council went into executive session.                                                                        
      12:39:17 PM                                                                                                           
      Legislative Council came out of executive session.                                                                      
      VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council approve a                                                             
      Legislator's  request  for  access   to  materials  made                                                                
      confidential by the Legislative Council Records Policy.                                                                 
      The motion passed without objection.                                                                                    
 IV. OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                               
      a. FY19 Proposed Budget                                                                                               
      CHAIR KITO, with apologies for the delay, announced that                                                                
      Legislative Council had selected Jessica Geary as the new                                                               
      Executive Director for the Legislative Affairs Agency.                                                                  
a. FY19 Proposed Budget                                                                                                     
CHAIR KITO noted for members that the FY19 Proposed Budget                                                                    
had already been transmitted to the House Finance Committee                                                                   
and wanted to make it official with Council. He stated for                                                                    
the record that Council had completed an action in November                                                                   
2017 and his  goal was to make sure  that the action was                                                                      
consistent with what he understood as far  as the budget                                                                      
moving forward, and that the full Finance Committee had the                                                                   
opportunity to review some of the changes that might need                                                                     
to take place because of  the action taken by Council in                                                                      
November. He said he would be making a brief statement to                                                                     
the House Finance Subcommittee later today. He then asked                                                                     
for a motion.                                                                                                                 
12:41:17 PM                                                                                                                 
VICE CHAIR STEDMAN moved that Legislative Council per AS                                                                      
24.20.130 approve the  FY19 Legislative Council Proposed                                                                      
Budget  and transmit  to  the House  and  Senate Finance                                                                      
Committees for their review and action.                                                                                       
SENATOR MICCICHE objected to the motion to clarify that his                                                                   
vote  today was  to move  the  budget to  the respective                                                                      
subcommittees for review and was not approval of the budget                                                                   
as transmitted. Chair Kito confirmed that was the case for                                                                    
all Council members   a vote was  not an approval of the                                                                      
budget but  rather  to move  the budget  forward in  the                                                                      
process. Senator Micciche removed his objection.                                                                              
The motion passed without objection.                                                                                          
There  being no  further business before  the committee,                                                                      
Legislative Council adjourned at 12:42 p.m.                                                                                   
12:42:20 PM                                                                                                                 

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