Legislature(1995 - 1996)

04/28/1995 03:00 PM CRA

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         SENATE COMMUNITY & REGIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE                         
                         April 28, 1995                                        
                           3:00 p.m.                                           
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
 Senator John Torgerson, Chairman                                              
 Senator Randy Phillips, Vice Chairman                                         
 Senator Tim Kelly                                                             
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
 Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                         
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 13                                           
 Recognizing the women who have served Alaska as state or                      
 territorial legislators and celebrating 100 years of women serving            
 as state legislators.                                                         
 SENATE BILL NO. 166                                                           
 "An Act relating to the date by which a borough school board is               
 required to submit a school budget to the borough assembly and the            
 date by which the borough assembly is required to appropriate money           
 from local sources for public schools; and providing for an                   
 effective date."                                                              
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
 SCR 13 - No previous action to record.                                        
 SB 166 - No previous action to record.                                        
 WITNESS REGISTER                                                              
 Larry Wiget                                                                   
 Anchorage School Distrct                                                      
 4600 DeBarr Road                                                              
 Anchorage, AK 99510                                                           
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Testfied in support of SB 166                          
 Charles McKee                                                                 
 P.O. Box 143452                                                               
 Anchorage, AK 99514                                                           
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Supports SB 166                                        
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
 TAPE 95-14, SIDE A                                                            
 Number 001                                                                    
        SCR 13 100TH YEAR OF WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURES                      
  CHAIRMAN TORGERSON  called the Senate Community & Regional Affairs           
 Committee meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.                                       
 SENATOR TORGERSON brought  SCR 13  before the committee and noted             
 there was a proposed committee substitute, which makes two minor              
 technical changes, as well as an amendment he was proposing which             
 would clarify some of the language in the legislation.                        
 SENATOR KELLY moved adoption of CSSCR 13(CRA) and the following               
 amendment to the committee substitute:                                        
 Amendment NO. 1                                                             
 Page 1, lines 8 - 9:  Delete "before American women even had the              
 universal right to vote,"                                                     
 Page 1, line 9:  Following "state legislators" insert ",before                
 American women even had the universal right to vote"                          
 Page 4, lines 17 - 18:  Delete "served diligently and                         
 enthusiastically and have devoted most of their lives to their                
 communities and to Alaska"                                                    
 Hearing no objection, SENATOR TORGERSON stated the motion carried.            
 He then asked for the pleasure of the committee.                              
 SENATOR ZHAROFF moved that CSSCR 13(RES) be moved out of committee            
 with individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so             
        SB 166 BUDGET DEADLINE FOR BOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD                       
  Number 060                                                                  
 SENATOR TORGERSON introduced  SB 166  as the final order of business.         
 He explained he introduced the legislation in recognition that                
 early funding of education is probably something that is not going            
 to happen.  Currently, school districts must have their budgets               
 completed and submitted to borough assemblies on April 1, and, in             
 most cases, this is hard to deal with, especially when the level of           
 funding has not been determined.  SB 166 changes the April 1                  
 deadline to May 1 and it also amends the date by which the assembly           
 must approve the amount of the local contribution by changing that            
 deadline from May 31 to June 30.                                              
 Number 090                                                                    
 LARRY WIGET, Director of Government Relations, Anchorage School               
 District, testifying from Anchorage, voiced the district's support            
 for the changes made in SB 166.  He added that while this does not            
 impact the Anchorage School District at the present time, the bill            
 would allow budget building for a district or borough assembly to             
 set their budgets at a time more closely in line with the setting             
 of state revenues for K - 12 education by the Legislature, thus               
 giving local governments more options.                                        
 Number 115                                                                    
 CHARLES MCKEE testifying from Anchorage stated his concurrence with           
 Mr. Wiget's testimony.                                                        
 Number 139                                                                    
 There being no further testimony on SB 166, SENATOR TORGERSON asked           
 for the pleasure of the committee.                                            
 SENATOR KELLY moved that SB 166 be passed out of committee with               
 individual recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so                  
 There being no further business to come before the committee,                 
 SENATOR TORGERSON adjourned the meeting at 3:07 p.m.                          

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