Legislature(1995 - 1996)

04/15/1996 08:40 AM FIN

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                             MINUTES                                           
                    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                   
                          15 April 1996                                        
                            8:40 A.M.                                          
  TAPES                                                                        
                                                                               
  SFC-96, #80, Sides 1 & 2                                                     
  SFC-96, #81, Sides 1 & 2                                                     
  SFC-96, #82, Sides 1 & 2                                                     
  SFC-96, #83, Sides 1 & 2                                                     
  SFC-96, #84, Side 1                                                          
                                                                               
  CALL TO ORDER                                                                
                                                                               
  Senator Steve  Frank, Co-chairman,  convened the meeting  at                 
  approximately 8:40 A.M.                                                      
                                                                               
  PRESENT                                                                      
                                                                               
  In  addition to Co-chairman Frank, Senators Phillips, Sharp,                 
  Donley, Rieger  and Zharoff  were present  when the  meeting                 
  convened.  Co-chairman Halford arrived later.                                
                                                                               
  ALSO   ATTENDING:     William   L.  Hensley,   Commissioner,                 
  Department  of Commerce  &  Economic Development;  Guy Bell,                 
  Director, Administrative Services, Department of Commerce  &                 
  Economic    Development;    Remond    Henderson,   Director,                 
  Administrative Services, Department of  Community & Regional                 
  Affairs;  Barbara   Frank,  Budget   Officer,  Division   of                 
  Administrative   Services,   Department   of   Environmental                 
  Conservation;  Nico  Bus,  Director,   Division  of  Support                 
  Services, Department  of Natural  Resources; Sharon  Barton,                 
  Director,    Administrative    Services,    Department    of                 
  Administration;  Laura  Baker,  Budget  Analyst,  Office  of                 
  Management    and    Budget;    Janet   Clarke,    Director,                 
  Administrative  Services,  Department  of  Health  &  Social                 
  Services;  Elmer   Lindstrom,  Special   Assistant  to   the                 
  Commissioner, Department of Health  & Social Services; Karen                 
  Rehfeld,  Director,  Administrative Services,  Department of                 
  Education; Nancy Slagle, Director,  Office of Management and                 
  Budget;  Frank  Homan,  Commissioner,  Commercial  Fisheries                 
  Entry,   Department   of  Fish   &  Game;   Arthur  Snowden,                 
  Administrative  Director,  Alaska   Court  System;   Barbara                 
  Ritchie, Deputy Attorney General, Civil Division, Department                 
  of  Law; Kevin  Brooks,  Director, Administrative  Services,                 
  Department of Fish & Game; Wayne Regelin, Director, Division                 
  of Wildlife Conservation, Department of  Fish & Game; Dwight                 
  Perkins, Special  Assistant to the  Commissioner, Department                 
  of Labor; Carol Carroll, Director,  Administrative & Support                 
  Services  Division,   Department  of  Military   &  Veterans                 
  Affairs;  Sam   S.  Kito  III,   Legislative  Liason/Special                 
  Assistant to the Commissioner,  Department of Transportation                 
  & Public  Facilities;  Ron  Lind,  Director,  Administrative                 
  Services, Department of  Transportation & Public Facilities;                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  Gary  Hayden,  System   Director,  Marine  Highway   System,                 
  Department  of  Transportation  &  Public  Facilities;   Ken                 
  Bischoff, Director, Administrative  Services, Department  of                 
  Public   Safety;   Larry  Jones,   Director,  Administrative                 
  Services,  Department  of Environmental  Conservation; Traci                 
  Cramer,  Administrative  Officer,  Exxon  Valdez  Oil  Spill                 
  Trustee  Council;   Mike  Greany,   Director,  Division   of                 
  Legislative Finance; Kathryn  Daughhetee, Virginia  Stonkus,                 
  Dave  Tonkovich,  Susan  Taylor  and  Fred   Fisher,  Fiscal                 
  Analysts,  Division of  Legislative  Finance;  and aides  to                 
  committee members.                                                           
                                                                               
  SUMMARY INFORMATION                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 412(FIN) am(brf pfld)                                  
                                                                               
       An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan                 
       program  expenses  of  state  government,  for  certain                 
       programs,   and   to   capitalize  funds;   making   an                 
       appropriation under art.  IX, sec. 17(c),  Constitution                 
       of the State of Alaska,  from the constitutional budget                 
       reserve fund; and providing for an effective date.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 413(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.                                                      
                                                                               
  Co-chairman Frank briefly  reviewed the schedule to  take up                 
  amendments.   Senator Sharp  moved amended intent  language,                 
  Department  of Commerce &  Economic Development, Division of                 
  Tourism  regarding  Public  Lands  Information  Centers  and                 
  without objection it was adopted.   He moved amended  intent                 
  language, Department of Fish & Game, Division of Habitat and                 
  without objection it was adopted.                                            
                                                                               
  The following is a list of  amendments and amendments to the                 
  amendment that were presented:                                               
                                                                               
  1.   DOA (Div. Fin.) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                      
  2.   DOA (Div. Pers.) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                     
  3.    DOA  (Public Broadcasting) amendment  to the amendment                 
  moved by      Sen. Donley failed 5 - 1                                       
  3.   DOA (Public Broadcasting)  moved by Sen. Zharoff failed                 
  5 - 2                                                                        
  4.    DOA (Public Broadcasting)  amendment to the  amendment                 
  moved by      Sen. Donley failed 5 - 1                                       
  4.   DOA (Public Broadcasting)  moved by Sen. Zharoff failed                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  4 - 2                                                                        
  5.   DC&ED (ASMI) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                         
  6.   DC&RA (Commissioner) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                 
  7.    DC&RA (Tax Relief) amendment to the amendment moved by                 
  Sen.      Donley failed 4 - 2                                                
  7.   DC&RA (Tax Relief) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 4 - 2                   
  8.    DOC  amendment to the  amendment moved  by Sen. Donley                 
  failed 6 -     1                                                             
  8.   DOC moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 2                                  
  9.   DOE(Rural School) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                    
  10.  DOE(Library)  amendment to the amendment  moved by Sen.                 
  Donley      failed 5 - 2                                                     
  10.  DOE(Library/SLED) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 2                    
  11.  DOE(Library/books) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                   
  12.  DOE(Museum) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                          
  13.    DOE(Arts) amendment  to the  amendment moved  by Sen.                 
  Donley         failed 6 - 1                                                  
  13.  DOE(Arts) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 2                            
  14.  DEC(Seafood  & Sanitation)  amendment to the  amendment                 
  moved by  Sen. Donley failed 4 - 1                                           
  14.  DEC(Seafood & Sanitation) moved by  Sen. Zharoff failed                 
  4 - 2                                                                        
  15.  DEC(Air Quality) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 4 - 2                     
  16.  DF&G(Div.Comm.Fish.) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                 
  17.  DF&G(Game) withdrawn by Sen. Zharoff                                    
  17(a). DF&G(Game) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                         
  18.  DF&G(Habitat) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 4 - 1                        
  19.  DF&G(Subsistence) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                    
  20.  DH&SS(Medicaid Facility) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5                 
  - 1                                                                          
  21.  DH&SS(Adult) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                         
  22.   DH&SS(Medicaid  Non-Facility)  moved by  Sen.  Zharoff                 
  failed 5 -     1                                                             
  23.  DH&SS (same as #20) withdrawn by Sen. Zharoff                           
  24.  DH&SS(Medical Assistance) moved  by Sen. Zharoff failed                 
  5 - 1                                                                        
  25.  DLabor amendment to the  amendment moved by Sen. Donley                 
  failed    5 - 1                                                              
  25.  DLabor moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 4 - 2                               
  26.  DM&VA(Disaster) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                      
  27.  DM&VA(Commissioner) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                  
  28.  DNR(Mgmt. & Admin.) moved by Sen. Zharoff held and then                 
       withdrawn                                                               
  29.  DNR(Resource) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                        
  30.  DNR(Shore Fish) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 6 - 1                      
  31.  DNR(Parks & Rec) Sen. Rieger amendment covers withdrawn                 
  by   Sen. Zharoff                                                            
  32.  DOTPF(Engineering  & Operations) moved by  Sen. Zharoff                 
  failed    6 - 1                                                              
  33.  DOTPF(State M&O) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                     
  34.  DOTPF(Front  Section-Marine Hwy) moved by  Sen. Zharoff                 
  failed    4 - 1                                                              
  35.  Court(Anch. Courthouse security)  moved by Sen. Zharoff                 
  failed    4 - 1                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               
  36.  Court(positions) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 3 - 1                     
  37.  Court(computer) moved by Sen. Zharoff failed 5 - 1                      
  38.  DOC(date &  word process.) moved by Sen.  Sharp without                 
       objection passed                                                        
  39.  DOA(Commissioner) not offered                                           
  40.  DOA(PD Agency) moved by Sen. Donley failed 6 - 1                        
  41.  DC&ED moved by Sen. Donley  failed 5 - 2                                
  42.  DPS(Enforcement) moved by Sen. Sharp passed 4 - 2                       
  43.  DC&RA(Commissioner) not offered                                         
  44.  DC&RA(Energy Operations) not offered                                    
  45.  DF&G(Comm.Fish.) not offered                                            
  46(a).  DF&G(Sport) modified passed 4 - 3                                    
  47.  DC&ED(Commissioner) not offered                                         
  48.  DC&ED(Trade/Develop.) moved by Sen Donley failed 6 - 1                  
  49.  DPS(Commissioner) not offered                                           
  50.  DC&RA(Rural Energy/PCE) moved  by Sen. Phillips without                 
       objection passed                                                        
  51.   Front Section  moved by Sen.  Sharp and passed   5 - 1                 
  (Sen.     Phillips abstained)                                                
  52.    DNR(Navigability)   moved  by  Sen.   Rieger  without                 
  objection      passed                                                        
  53.  DOA(Oil & Gas) re-moved by Sen. Phillips failed 3 - 3                   
  54(a).  DOE(Arts) amended moved and passed 4 - 2                             
  55.   Fiscal Notes  New Leg.  moved by  Sen. Rieger  without                 
  objection      passed                                                        
  56.  Conform Salaries  moved by Sen. Halford passed 5 - 2                    
  57.  DEC(Response Fund) moved by Sen. Frank passed 5 - 2                     
  58.  DPS(Front & Back Section)   moved by Sen. Frank without                 
       objection passed                                                        
  59.  Front Section(delete section  9) moved by Sen.  Zharoff                 
  failed    6 - 1                                                              
  60.  Front Section(section 3a delete 70 insert 50)  moved by                 
  Sen.      Zharoff failed 5 - 2                                               
  61.  Front Section(delete  section 4) moved by  Sen. Zharoff                 
  failed    5 - 2                                                              
  62.  Exxon Valdez Lapse Date moved by Sen. Zharoff failed  6                 
  - 2                                                                          
  63.  DNR(Land) moved by Sen. Sharp without objection passed                  
  65.  Governor's Budget moved and adopted 6 - 1                               
  66.   Conforming Amend. LFD (back and  front sections) moved                 
  by Sen.   Rieger without objection passed                                    
                                                                               
  Department of Law  Budget Subcommittee was reviewed  by Sen.                 
  Halford and  after a brief  question and  answer by  Barbara                 
  Ritchie, Department of  Law, was moved by Sen.  Phillips and                 
  with the  objections of  Senators Zharoff  and Donley  being                 
  duly  noted was  adopted.   Senator Halford  moved SCS  CSHB                 
  412(FIN) and  SCS CSHB  413(FIN) and  with objections  being                 
  duly   noted   they  were   reported  out   with  individual                 
  recommendations.                                                             
                                                                               
  Formal  minutes  of  the  meeting  were not  prepared  since                 
  pertinent financial  information is available  in Conference                 
  Committee  Reports  on the  FY  97  operating  budget.   The                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  meeting was  tape recorded  and handwritten  log notes  were                 
  taken.  A copy of the tapes and log notes may be obtained by                 
  contracting either  the Legislative Finance Division,  P. O.                 
  Box  113200, Juneau,  Alaska  99811-3200 (Phone:  (907) 465-                 
  3795)  or  the  office  of   the  Senate  Finance  Committee                 
  Secretary (Phone:  (907) 465-4935).                                          
                                                                               
  ADJOURNMENT                                                                  
                                                                               
  The meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:10 P.M.                         
                                                                               

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