Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/21/2001 11:19 AM FIN

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                  22ND ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                 
                           1ST SESSION                                                                                          
                HOUSE SENATE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                                                                               
                          HB 103/HB 104                                                                                         
                         APRIL 21, 2001                                                                                         
                           11:19 A.M.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
TAPE CC103 01 - 4, SIDE A                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Mulder called the Conference Committee meeting to order at                                                                
11:19 a.m.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Eldon Mulder, Chair                                                                                              
Bill Williams, Member                                                                                                           
John Davies, Member                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Dave Donley, [Vice-Chair, pending election]                                                                             
Senator Pete Kelly, Member                                                                                                      
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
David Teal, Director, Legislative Finance Division; Bruce                                                                       
Tangeman, Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Finance Division.                                                                         
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 103(FIN)(brf sup maj fld)                                                                            
     "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."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 104(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."                                                                      
and                                                                                                                             
     SCS CSHB 103(FIN)(BRF SUP MAJ FLD 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."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     SCS CSHB 104(FIN)(BRF SUP MAJ FLD S)                                                                                       
     "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."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     HB 103 and HB 104 were HELD in Committee for further                                                                       
     consideration.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Corrections                                                                                                  
     Open Items: 1,2,7,11,35,36,38                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Law                                                                                                          
     Closed                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                                         
     Open Items 1,13,18 & Intent                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Chair Mulder called  the Conference Committee meeting  to order at                                                              
11:18 p.m.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Corrections (see motion sheets).                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Davies asked  that  item 39  be  held open.  There                                                              
being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Davies pointed  out  that there  is a  conditional                                                              
clause  in item  39  that  would be  adopted  with the  conference                                                              
committee action. Chair Mulder agreed.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DAVID TEAL,  DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE FINANCE DIVISION  observed that                                                              
there is a structure change between  the House and Senate. Item 39                                                              
would add the White Bison project to the Senate structure.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
BRUCE  TANGEMAN,  FISCAL  ANALYST,  LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE  DIVISION                                                              
explained that  adoption of the  Senate number would add  the item                                                              
under institutions appropriation.  The House structure would place                                                              
the  item   under  administrative   and  operation.   [The  Senate                                                              
structure was adopted].                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
There being  NO OBJECTION,  proposed conference  committee amounts                                                              
for the Department of Corrections  were adopted with the exception                                                              
of Open Items: 1,2,7,11,35,36, and 38.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
HB  103   and  HB   104  were  HELD   in  Committee   for  further                                                              
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley  MOVED to ADOPT  the proposed  conference committee                                                              
amounts for the Department of Law (see motion sheets).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Davies  asked that item 3 be  held [Civil Division,                                                              
Environmental  Law, reduce  authority to  be used  in Governmental                                                              
Affairs  for a  paralegal]. There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so                                                              
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There being  NO OBJECTION,  all other items  in the  Department of                                                              
Law were adopted.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Davies  noted  that  the position  would  pay  for                                                              
itself.  He questioned why  the request  was not  granted. Senator                                                              
Donley  explained that  the job  could be  done with  the existing                                                              
funds. He  noted that the Subcommittee chairman's  staff indicated                                                              
that  it  was  excess program  receipt  authority.  Representative                                                              
Davies WITHDREW  his OBJECTION. There  being NO OBJECTION,  item 3                                                              
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Donley MOVED to ADOPT the proposed conference committee                                                                 
amounts   for  the   Department  of   Transportation  and   Public                                                              
Facilities (see  motion sheets). Items 1,13,18 &  Intent were held                                                              
open. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 103 and HB 104 were HELD in Committee for further                                                                            
consideration.                                                                                                                  
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 11:32 a.m.                                                                                         

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