Legislature(1995 - 1996)
04/28/1995 03:00 PM CRA
* first hearing in first committee of referral
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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 ordered. 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 ordered. There being no further business to come before the committee, SENATOR TORGERSON adjourned the meeting at 3:07 p.m.