Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/12/2010 03:41 PM HB300


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               26th ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                        2nd SESSION                                                                                             
         CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 300 and HB 302                                                                              
                       April 12, 2010                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hoffman called the Conference Committee                                                                          
meeting on HB 300 and HB 302 to order at 3:41:00 PM.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
     Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                      
     Senator Bert Stedman, Member                                                                                               
     Senator Joe Thomas, Member                                                                                                 
House:                                                                                                                          
     Representative Mike Hawker,                                                                                                
     Representative Kevin Meyer, Member                                                                                         
     Representative Les Gara, Member                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
David Teal,  Director, Legislative  Finance Division;  fiscal                                                                   
analysts  with  the  Office  of  Management  and  Budget  and                                                                   
Legislative Finance Division; and  aides to committee members                                                                   
and other members of the Legislature.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     CSHB 300(FIN)                                                                                                            
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      loan program expenses of state government, for                                                                            
      certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and                                                                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CSHB 302(FIN)                                                                                                            
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                                
      comprehensive mental health program; and providing                                                                        
      for an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Senate CS for CSHB 300(FIN) am S                                                                                         
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      loan program expenses of state government, for                                                                            
      certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and                                                                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Senate CS for CSHB 302(FIN)                                                                                              
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                                
      comprehensive mental health program; and providing                                                                        
      for an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:41:00 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Chairman Hoffman noted that the committee had been granted                                                                      
powers of free conference.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Chairman Hoffman provided members with recommendations for                                                                      
the Department of Administration.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the Department of                                                                     
Administration:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate; Item 2 - House; Item 3 - House; Items                                                                     
     4, 5 and 6 - Senate; Item 7 - House; Items 8 and 9 -                                                                       
     Senate.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the Department of                                                                     
Commerce Community and Economic Development:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1  - House minus  $100 thousand;  Items 2, 3  and 4                                                                   
     held open;  Item 5 -  House; Item 6  - Senate; Item  7 -                                                                   
     Senate  as a One  Time Item  (OTI); Items  8, 9,  10, 11                                                                   
     and 12 - House.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Corrections:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Items  1,  2  and 3  -  Senate;  Items  4 through  33  -                                                                   
     Senate.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:43:59 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Education and Early Development:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1  - House;  Items 2, 3  and 4 -  Senate; Item  5 -                                                                   
     House;  Item 6 -  Senate; Item  7 -  House added  to the                                                                   
     numbers section  in the amount of $960  thousand; Item 8                                                                   
     -  held open;  Items  9 and  10 the  Senate;  Item 11  -                                                                   
     House; Items 12 through 25 - Senate.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Environmental Conservation:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1  and 2 - House; Items  3 and 4 Senate,  Item 5 -                                                                   
     Senate  with  the  following   edit  "delete  the  words                                                                   
     through  and   increased  surcharge  rate   and  or  for                                                                   
     nontaxable  barrels of  oil transported  in the  state;"                                                                   
     Items 6, 7, 8 and 9 - Senate.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Fish and Game:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Items  1 through  9 -  Senate, Item  10 -  Senate as  an                                                                   
     OTI.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:46:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the Department of                                                                     
Health and Social Services:                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1  - Senate; Item 2  - Senate minus  $100 thousand;                                                                   
     Items  3, 4, 5  and 6 -  Senate; Item  7 - Senate  minus                                                                   
     $100  thousand; Item  8 -  Senate,  Items 9,  10 -  held                                                                   
     open;  Item 11  - Senate;  Item 12  - House;  Item 13  -                                                                   
     held  open, Item  14 - Senate;  Item 15  - House;  Items                                                                   
     16, 17,  and 18 -  Senate; Item 19  - Senate  minus $200                                                                   
     thousand as an  OTI; Items 20 and 21 - House;  Item 22 -                                                                   
     Senate; Item 23  - House; Item 24 - held  open; Items 25                                                                   
     and 26  - Senate; Items 27,  28 and 29 - House;  Item 30                                                                   
     - Senate; Item  31 - House minus $100  thousand; Item 32                                                                   
     - Senate;  Item 33 -  House; Items 34,  35, 36 and  37 -                                                                   
     Senate; Items 38  and 39 - House;  Item 40  - held open;                                                                   
     Item 41 - House; Items 42, 43 and 44 - Senate.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the Department of                                                                     
Labor:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1  - Senate; Items 2 and  3 - House; Items  4 and 5                                                                   
     - Senate;  Item 6 -  House; Item  7 - Senate  minus $250                                                                   
     thousand; Item 8 - Senate.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:50:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Department of Law                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the Department of                                                                     
Law:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1 through 8 - Senate; Item 9 - House; Item 10 -                                                                      
     Senate; Items 11 and 12 - held open; Item 13 - Senate.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Natural Resources:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate; Items 2, 3, and 4 - held open; Items                                                                      
     5, 6 and 7 - House; Items 8, 9, and 10 - Senate.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Public Safety:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate; Items 2 through 5 - held open.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Revenue:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Item 1 -  Senate; Item 2, 3 and  4 - House; Item  5 - Senate;                                                                   
Items 6 and 7  - House; Item 8 - Senate minus  $150 thousand;                                                                   
Item 9 - House; Items 10 - 13 - held open.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Department of Revenue was closed.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on  the following Items for the  Department of                                                                   
Transportation and Public Facilities:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - held open; Items 2 and 3 - Senate; Item 4-                                                                        
     held open; Items 5, 6 and 7 - Senate; Item 8 - House;                                                                      
     Items  9, 10,  and 11  - Senate;  Item 12  - held  open;                                                                   
     Items 13, 14, and 15 the Senate.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:52:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation  on  the  following Items  for  University  of                                                                   
Alaska:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item  1 - Senate;  Item 2  - House; Item  3 -  Senate as                                                                   
     OTI; Item  4 - Senate;  Items 5 and  6 - Senate  as OTI;                                                                   
     Items  7  and 8  -  Senate; Item  9  - House;  Items  10                                                                   
     through 52 - Senate.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALASKA COURT SYSTEM                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation  on  the  following  Items  for  Alaska  Court                                                                   
System:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1  and 2 - Senate; Item  3 - House; Items  4 and 5                                                                   
     - Senate;  Items 6 and 7 -  House; Items 8, 9,  and 10 -                                                                   
     Senate; Item 11  - House; Item 12, 13, and  14 - Senate;                                                                   
     Item 15 -  House; Items 16 through 22 -  Senate; Item 23                                                                   
     - House;  Items 24  and 25  - Senate;  Item 26  - House;                                                                   
     Item 27 - Senate.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LEGISLATURE                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for the legislature:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Items 1, 2, 3 and 4 - Senate.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
All   Items  for   Domestic  Violence   and  Sexual   Assault                                                                 
Initiatives were  held open. All  Items for Oil and  Gas were                                                               
held open.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
FUND TRANSFERS                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following Items for fund transfers.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1 - Senate                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MENTAL HEALTH CAPITAL BUDGET                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation  on  the  following Items  for  Mental  Health                                                                   
Capital Budget:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Items in HB 302: Item 1 - Senate; Items 2 through 7 -                                                                      
     House.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Hawker clarified that  the motion  for Item  5 in                                                                   
the  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation  was  Senate                                                                 
with  the  following   language  edit,  delete   "through  an                                                                   
increase surcharge  rate and or  a surcharge for  non-taxable                                                                   
barrels of  oil transported in  the state." Chairman  Hoffman                                                                   
agreed with the technical correction.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Chairman Hoffman addressed Item C-7 in Courts.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice Chair  Hawker MOVED  to ADOPT the  Courts Line Item  7 -                                                                 
House, removing the OTI classification.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at                                                                                                    
4:01:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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