Legislature(2013 - 2014)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/10/2013 09:00 AM FINANCE


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+ HB 198 OIL AND GAS AND GAS ONLY LEASES TELECONFERENCED
+ SB 87 NEWBORN SCREENING FOR HEART DEFECTS TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 52 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE TELECONFERENCED
+ SB 90 SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE TELECONFERENCED
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      April 10, 2013                                                                                            
                         9:12 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:12:47 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer  called the Senate Finance  Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 9:12 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Pete Kelly, Co-Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Kevin Meyer, Co-Chair                                                                                                   
Senator Anna Fairclough, Vice-Chair                                                                                             
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                           
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator    Peter    Micciche;   Konrad    Jackson,    Staff,                                                                    
Representative  Kurt  Olson;  William C.  Barron,  Director,                                                                    
Division of  Oil and Gas,  Department of  Natural Resources;                                                                    
Jill  Lewis, Deputy  Director,  Division  of Public  Health,                                                                    
Department   of  Health   and  Social   Services;  Christine                                                                    
Marasigan, Staff,  Senator Kevin Meyer;  Representative Eric                                                                    
Feige;  Dan  DeBartolo,  Director, Permanent  Fund  Dividend                                                                    
Division,   Department    of   Revenue;    Becky   Hultberg,                                                                    
Commissioner,   Department    of   Administration;   Michael                                                                    
Barnhill,     Deputy     Commissioner,     Department     of                                                                    
Administration;                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Stephanie  Wrightsman-Birch,  Division   of  Public  Health,                                                                    
Department  of Health  and  Social  Services; Jamie  Morgan,                                                                    
American Heart Association, Sacramento;                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 87     NEWBORN SCREENING FOR HEART DEFECTS                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CSSB 87(HSS) was REPORTED out of committee with a                                                                     
          "do pass" recommendation and with previously                                                                          
          published zero fiscal note: FN1 (DHS).                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SB 90     SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          SB 90 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 52 am                                                                                                                        
          PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          SCSHB 52(FIN) was REPORTED out of committee with                                                                      
          a "do pass" recommendation and with a new zero                                                                        
          fiscal note from the Department of Revenue.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
HB 198 am                                                                                                                       
          OIL AND GAS AND GAS ONLY LEASES                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
          HB 198 am was REPORTED out of committee with a                                                                        
          "do pass" recommendation and with a previously                                                                        
          published zero fiscal note: FN1 (H.RES).                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 198 am                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to the  primary period of an  oil and                                                                    
     gas or  gas only  lease and the  extension of  a lease;                                                                    
     relating to terms  to be included in an oil  and gas or                                                                    
     gas only lease;  relating to rental for an  oil and gas                                                                    
     or  gas  only lease;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:14:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  announced that he sponsored  the companion                                                                    
bill, SB  96, which  was identical  to HB  198 and  he fully                                                                    
supported the legislation.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer noted  that the committee heard SB  98 on May                                                                    
8, 2013.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
WILLIAM  C.  BARRON,  DIRECTOR, DIVISION  OF  OIL  AND  GAS,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT  OF  NATURAL   RESOURCES,  began  a  presentation                                                                    
titled "One-Time  Lease Extension HB 198"(copy  on file). He                                                                    
discussed Slide 1:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     What is HB 198?                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     •Cannot allow lease extensions under current statutes                                                                      
     •HB 198 allows a maximum 10-year primary term,                                                                             
      including extension                                                                                                       
     •Not automatic; may consider:                                                                                              
    •Funds already spent on exploration and development                                                                         
     •Type of work already completed                                                                                            
     •Other relevant information                                                                                                
     •Granted extension may require                                                                                             
     •Increased rental up to $250/acre for last three years                                                                     
     •Performance bond                                                                                                          
     •Work commitments: specific $ amount to be expended;                                                                       
      type and amount of work to be performed                                                                                   
     •Tool to help drive exploration and development                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Barron explained  that the  legislation authorized  the                                                                    
commissioner of  the Department  of Natural  Resources (DNR)                                                                    
to grant  a one-time lease extension  of up to ten  years to                                                                    
approved applicants  on current  five to seven  year leases.                                                                    
The  length of  the  extension would  be  determined by  the                                                                    
project. If the extension was  granted for the full ten year                                                                    
period the  per acre rental  fee would increase by  $250 for                                                                    
the  last  three  years  from $3  per  acre.  The  increased                                                                    
acreage fees  could be waived  by the commissioner  based on                                                                    
the  amount of  work  already completed  on  the lease.  The                                                                    
terms of  the lease  would be  renegotiated to  include work                                                                    
commitments  as  a condition  of  the  lease extension.  The                                                                    
department believed the extension  conditions were a tool to                                                                    
compel exploration and development.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barron turned to slide 3:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Why do we need HB 198?                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Background                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          Maximum lease term is 10 years; minimum is 5                                                                          
          years.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          In 2007, 2008, and 2009, some leases had 5- and                                                                       
          7-year terms.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          Difficult to perform exploration, delineation,                                                                        
          and production drilling in those time frames                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          Unintended consequences of short lease terms                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          Premature unit applications attempting to extend                                                                      
          leases.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          Preference is unit decisions based on hydrocarbon                                                                     
          accumulations proven by drilling                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          Despite best efforts, diligent lessees may lose                                                                       
          leases after significant investment.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barron spoke  to Slide 4 titled:  "Northern Alaska Lease                                                                    
Distribution."  The  slide  depicted  a  chart  showing  the                                                                    
number  of leases  held by  each lease  holder and  the year                                                                    
leases  were  set  to  expire. He  detailed  that  the  area                                                                    
encompassed the  Beaufort Sea,  North Slope,  and Foothills.                                                                    
The  leaseholders  represented   small,  large,  major,  and                                                                    
independent companies.  In two years 104  leases will expire                                                                    
and  in  two  to  five  years 79  leases  will  expire.  The                                                                    
department  anticipated  applications  within the  next  two                                                                    
years  from Repsol,  Brooks Range  Petroleum Company  [AVCG,                                                                    
LLC],  Conoco  Phillips,  and  Donkel/Cade.  He  noted  that                                                                    
Repsol  obtained  the  leases  from  a  negotiated  business                                                                    
agreement with  Armstrong [Armstrong  Oil and Gas  Inc.] and                                                                    
were actively  drilling. The department would  likely extend                                                                    
Repsol  leases  based on  its  work.  Great Bear  Petroleum,                                                                    
Donkel/Cade, and  Repsol were  the leaseholders  expected to                                                                    
extend  in the  out years.  He delineated  that DNR  did not                                                                    
intend  to extend  all of  the  leaseholder's acreage;  only                                                                    
acreage that  the companies  actively worked  and developed.                                                                    
He expressed  that the department  wanted to  determine what                                                                    
work  was actually  completed  on the  lease  and grant  the                                                                    
extension to the  same leaseholder in order for  the work to                                                                    
continue as opposed to starting over with a new company.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:20:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Barron  addressed Slide  5  titled:  "Cook Inlet  Lease                                                                    
Distribution."  The  slide  depicted  a  chart  showing  the                                                                    
number  of leases  held by  each lease  holder and  when the                                                                    
leases  were set  to expire  in  Cook Inlet.  He noted  that                                                                    
Apache Alaska  Corporation was the predominant  lease holder                                                                    
in  all  expiration  years. Buccaneer  Alaska  LLC,  Hilcorp                                                                    
Alaska,LLC,  and   Nordaq  Energy   Inc.  were   also  major                                                                    
leaseholders.  He  added  that  Apache  vigorously  acquired                                                                    
leases  and pursued  a 3-D  seismic  program throughout  its                                                                    
leases. He stressed that the  extensions would be predicated                                                                    
on the  work activity associated with  each individual lease                                                                    
and  not  a  grouping  of leases.  He  reiterated  that  the                                                                    
department  only  wanted to  extend  leases  involved in  an                                                                    
active  work  commitment   based  on  increased  exploration                                                                    
drilling and production.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barron spoke to Slide 6:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     What are the benefits of HB 198?                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Benefits to diligent lessees                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     •Accommodates short drilling windows                                                                                       
     •Lessees who have significantly invested in shorter-                                                                       
      term leases may have time to bring qualified leases                                                                       
      into production                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Benefits to the State                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     •Allows State to require work programs during primary                                                                      
      term                                                                                                                      
     •Encourages ongoing work to be completed                                                                                   
     •Increases the probability of bringing leases to                                                                           
      production                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barron  elaborated that  the five  and seven  year lease                                                                    
programs were designed to  encourage drilling. An unintended                                                                    
consequence  of the  short  term leases  was  that the  work                                                                    
could  not  be  completed   within  the  confines  of  short                                                                    
seasons.  The   lessees  were  running   out  of   time.  He                                                                    
emphasized the importance of  having the statutory authority                                                                    
that  required specific  work conditions  on the  lease. The                                                                    
legislation encouraged  the completion  of ongoing  work and                                                                    
spurred development of  the lease to production  at a faster                                                                    
rate.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop asked  whether  currently  the lessees  were                                                                    
paying a  rent of $3 per  acre. Mr. Barron replied  that the                                                                    
leases applicable  to HB 198  were from 2005, 2006  and 2007                                                                    
and were  leased at  a rate  of $3  per acre.  Currently the                                                                    
rate  was  $25  per  acre  for the  first  seven  years  and                                                                    
increased  to  $250  for  the last  three  years.  The  bill                                                                    
replicated the current lease sale  program. The lessees felt                                                                    
that seven  years for primary  term exploration  was usually                                                                    
adequate  but wanted  the opportunity  to  extend for  three                                                                    
more  years.   The  department  developed  the   concept  of                                                                    
extending  leases  at higher  rates  as  a  way to  build  a                                                                    
business  relationship with  leaseholders that  truly wanted                                                                    
to develop  the leases.  The companies  would be  willing to                                                                    
pay the premium price.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer shared  that he had not heard of  some of the                                                                    
leaseholders.   He  inquired   whether  they   were  private                                                                    
individuals  who did  not intend  to develop  the lease  but                                                                    
rather offer it for re-sale.  Mr. Barron responded that many                                                                    
lessees were small companies  or individuals. The department                                                                    
was required to  open up acreage to anyone over  18 years of                                                                    
age   without   consideration   of   the   intent   of   the                                                                    
leaseholders.  He offered  that  some leaseholders  "market"                                                                    
the lease to another entity to develop the lease.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Fairclough  discussed the fiscal note.  She noted                                                                    
that FN 1 (DNR) was a zero fiscal note.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:27:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer OPENED public testimony.                                                                                         
Co-Chair Meyer CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough MOVED  to  REPORT HB  198  am out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:28:21 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:28:51 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There being  NO further OBJECTION,  HB 198 was  REPORTED out                                                                    
of  committee with  a "do  pass" recommendation  and with  a                                                                    
previously published zero fiscal note: FN1 (DNR)                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:29:10 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:31:37 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 87                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act requiring screening of newborns for congenital                                                                     
     heart defects; and providing for an effective date."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  introduced the  legislation. He  related a                                                                    
story from personal experience. His  niece was born in Japan                                                                    
where newborns  were routinely  tested for  congenital heart                                                                    
disease. A  significant defect was discovered  that required                                                                    
surgery. He  detailed that  one in  one hundred  babies were                                                                    
born in Alaska  each year with congenital heart disease; the                                                                    
number one killer of infants  with birth defects. The United                                                                    
States   was  "moving   toward"  adopting   Japan's  testing                                                                    
measures. Twenty  states were in the  process of considering                                                                    
similar   legislation  and   eight   states  adopted   pilot                                                                    
programs.  The  testing  was  accessible  in  several  major                                                                    
health facilities  in the state.  The screening  was capable                                                                    
of finding  75 percent of  all congenital heart  defects, as                                                                    
well  as other  life  threatening  conditions. He  commented                                                                    
that  the test  cost  $10 and  was  covered by  most  health                                                                    
insurance plans  and Medicaid. The  cost of  early detection                                                                    
and  treatment  was  much  lower   than  the  cost  of  late                                                                    
diagnosis and  treatment. He furthered that  the legislation                                                                    
required the  low cost  pulse oximetry  testing beginning in                                                                    
January  2014.  Birthing  centers,  smaller  hospitals,  and                                                                    
midwives with  fewer than twenty  births per year  had until                                                                    
January 2016  to purchase  the screening  equipment. Parents                                                                    
could opt out of the screening.  He spoke to the zero fiscal                                                                    
note  (FN 1  (DHSS)). He  explained that  the Department  of                                                                    
Health  and  Social Services  (DHSS)  was  only required  to                                                                    
manage basic data  on the program. He shared  that he wanted                                                                    
to keep  impacts from the  bill minimal. He offered  that no                                                                    
health   care  organization   or  association   opposed  the                                                                    
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer  asked how  many infants  per year  were born                                                                    
with heart  disease. Senator Micciche  restated that  one in                                                                    
one hundred babies were born with heart defects each year.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Meyer  inquired why  the  effective  date was  not                                                                    
until  January 1,  2014. Senator  Micciche  replied that  he                                                                    
wanted  to   avoid  over  burdening   healthcare  facilities                                                                    
required to purchase the equipment.                                                                                             
Vice-Chair Fairclough  noted that many of  the hospitals had                                                                    
the oximetry  equipment on its  premises. She  inquired what                                                                    
the  cost was  to purchase  the equipment.  Senator Micciche                                                                    
responded that he did not know the exact cost.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough  asked   how  the  screening  worked.                                                                    
Senator  Micciche answered  that a  device clipped  onto the                                                                    
newborn's  finger.   The  screening   was  not   painful  or                                                                    
invasive.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:39:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JILL  LEWIS, DEPUTY  DIRECTOR,  DIVISION  OF PUBLIC  HEALTH,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT  OF HEALTH  AND SOCIAL  SERVICES, responded  that                                                                    
she did not know the cost of the screening equipment.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Fairclough  supported the legislation  but wanted                                                                    
to know  the cost of  the equipment to determine  the burden                                                                    
placed on smaller health care  facilities. She asked DHSS to                                                                    
confirm the cost of the  test. Ms. Lewis understood that the                                                                    
cost of the test was the amount stated by the sponsor.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop  concurred  with Vice-Chair  Fairclough  and                                                                    
wanted  to  know the  cost  of  the equipment.  He  wondered                                                                    
whether  grant  money was  available  to  help purchase  the                                                                    
equipment. Ms.  Lewis responded  that she  was not  aware of                                                                    
any specific  grant program, but  that the  department would                                                                    
examine grant options and provide assistance if available.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson remarked  that oximetry was a  huge advance in                                                                    
non-invasive  testing.  He   queried  what  provisions  were                                                                    
available for  healthcare facilities in rural  areas where a                                                                    
delay in care could cause harm.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
STEPHANIE  WRIGHTSMAN-BIRCH,  DIVISION   OF  PUBLIC  HEALTH,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT    OF   HEALTH    AND   SOCIAL    SERVICES   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  reported that  the cost  of the  equipment                                                                    
was  approximately $500  to $1000.  Some hospitals  use more                                                                    
sophisticated  and more  expensive equipment.  She clarified                                                                    
that the screening was  administered through probes attached                                                                    
by a  Band-Aid applied to the  right hand and the  left foot                                                                    
and read oxygen levels through  the skin. She explained that                                                                    
the  division  set up  an  advisory  committee comprised  of                                                                    
pediatricians,  pediatric  cardiologists,   a  direct  entry                                                                    
nurse-midwife,  and  hospital  personnel. The  division  and                                                                    
advisory committee  were already working with  the hospitals                                                                    
to  develop  a  testing  algorithm  that  would  become  the                                                                    
standard for all health care  facilities across the state as                                                                    
recommended by  the American Academy  of Pediatrics  and the                                                                    
American Academy  of Pediatric Cardiologists.  She expounded                                                                    
that Alaska  had five pediatric cardiologists  who travelled                                                                    
around  the state  to cover  rural  areas as  part of  their                                                                    
private  practices. The  algorithm  included  guidance to  a                                                                    
rural  healthcare provider  whether transport  was required.                                                                    
She   responded   that   the   screening   was   for   early                                                                    
identification  and intervention  measures would  be applied                                                                    
if appropriate.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  noted that the  test measured  the difference                                                                    
between the oxygenated blood between  the hand and the foot.                                                                    
Ms. Wrightsman-Birch confirmed. She  indicated that the test                                                                    
was rigorously studied  for "a number" of  years. She stated                                                                    
that based  on data, approximately 200  infants would screen                                                                    
positive.  Approximately twenty  to thirty  of the  positive                                                                    
infants would require additional intervention.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:48:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked whether the  test detected  both Atrial                                                                    
Septal  defects  (ASD)   and  Ventral  [ventricular]  Septal                                                                    
defects   (VSD).  Ms.   Wrightsman-Birch  answered   in  the                                                                    
affirmative. She reported  that the state had  a high number                                                                    
of  VSD cases  and  noted that  VSD  often resolved  without                                                                    
treatment.  She stated  that the  chairman  of the  advisory                                                                    
committee,  Dr.   Christiansen,  a   pediatric  cardiologist                                                                    
reported  that the  screening  also identified Tetralogy  of                                                                  
Fallot and malformation of the  heart at much earlier stages                                                                    
and allowed for treatment before a disease advanced.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  wondered what happened with  a false negative                                                                    
screening  result. Ms.  Wrightsman-Birch  answered that  the                                                                    
screening  algorithm  addressed  a positive  result  by  re-                                                                    
screening up  to three times.  A pediatric  cardiologist was                                                                    
contacted after a second  positive screening result. Simpler                                                                    
additional testing  typically take place before  more costly                                                                    
sophisticated tests were warranted.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson   commented  that  he  fully   supported  the                                                                    
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Meyer cited  analysis  from the  fiscal note  that                                                                    
required  the   department  "to  establish   procedures  for                                                                    
submitting reports"  for screening. He queried  whether DHSS                                                                    
could  accomplish  the  data collection  without  additional                                                                    
appropriations.   Ms. Lewis replied that  the department was                                                                    
able   to   accomplish   the  requirements   with   existing                                                                    
resources.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked for  clarification regarding  Section 2                                                                    
of  the  legislation. Ms.  Lewis  explained  that Section  2                                                                    
delayed  implementation of  the bill  for smaller  providers                                                                    
which allowed more  time to prepare for  the requirements of                                                                    
the bill.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer OPENED public testimony.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
JAMIE  MORGAN, AMERICAN  HEART ASSOCIATION,  SACRAMENTO (via                                                                    
teleconference), expressed the  American Heart Association's                                                                    
support of SB 87.  She communicated that critical congenital                                                                    
heart defects  left untreated can cause  death. Research had                                                                    
proven that expanded use of  oximetry screening could detect                                                                    
90  percent   of  all   defects.  Early   screening  reduced                                                                    
congenital  heart defect  hospital  costs  that amounted  to                                                                    
$2.5 billion  each year. She  remarked that  screening would                                                                    
save  Alaskan  babies  lives   born  with  congenital  heart                                                                    
defects.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough   MOVED  to  REPORT  SB   87  out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSB 87(HSS) was REPORTED out  of committee with a "do pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and with  previously  published zero  fiscal                                                                    
note: FN1 (DHS).                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:54:26 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:58:02 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 52 am                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to allowable absences from the state                                                                      
     for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund                                                                             
     dividends; and providing for an effective date."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Fairclough  MOVED to ADOPT the  propose committee                                                                    
substitute  for  HB  52,   Work  Draft  28-LS0170\U  (Martin                                                                    
4/9/13).                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer OBJECTED for purpose the discussion.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHRISTINE  MARASIGAN, STAFF,  SENATOR KEVIN  MEYER, reported                                                                    
the  change from  the previous  version. She  noted that  on                                                                    
Page  2, line  28  the  following was  added,  "or a  United                                                                    
States national  team for an  Olympic sport."  She explained                                                                    
that  the   language  was  necessary   due  to   the  narrow                                                                    
interpretation of the statutes  regarding the Permanent Fund                                                                    
Dividend  program's allowable  absences.  In 2008,  Alaskans                                                                    
were denied  the dividend  based on  the situation.  The new                                                                    
language added the conforming language to the statute.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough  remarked   that  the  Department  of                                                                    
Revenue (DOR) acted responsibly  in implementing the law and                                                                    
reviewing the  legislative history  regarding the  case that                                                                    
prompted  the legislation.  The division  worked to  protect                                                                    
Alaskans rights  while upholding  the conditions set  by the                                                                    
legislature.  She stated  that current  law clearly  did not                                                                    
allow for the absence related to the case.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ERIC  FEIGE, SPONSOR, stated that  he was not                                                                    
opposed to the change in the proposed committee substitute.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Dunleavy asked  a  question  regarding an  existing                                                                    
allowable absence.  He wondered  whether the bill  covered a                                                                    
minor  accompanied  by a  parent  who  was absent  receiving                                                                    
secondary or post-secondary  education. Representative Feige                                                                    
responded  that  the  bill  did   not  affect  any  existing                                                                    
allowable absences.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough   referenced  discussions   during  a                                                                    
previous hearing about parents who  did not file a Permanent                                                                    
Fund  Dividend (PFD)  application  for  their children.  She                                                                    
noted that Senator  Hoffman had requested the  data from the                                                                    
division.  She asked  Senator Hoffman  to share  the results                                                                    
with the committee.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman stated that within  the last five years from                                                                    
2008 to 2012  the number of children  affected averaged over                                                                    
1000 per year.  The children received a dividend  in a prior                                                                    
year. Approximately  $1 million  was not distributed  to the                                                                    
children  on  an  annual  basis. He  pointed  out  that  the                                                                    
children were still eligible for  the dividend but could not                                                                    
apply until  the children  were of legal  age. He  felt that                                                                    
the issue needed  to be addressed, but that he  did not want                                                                    
to delay the legislation. He  judged that the issue was much                                                                    
larger in magnitude than what HB 52 addressed.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Feige agreed  with the  comments of  Senator                                                                    
Hoffman and related  that the issue could  be addressed next                                                                    
session  in  a separate  bill.  He  believed the  issue  was                                                                    
important but the solution was difficult to address.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:07:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
DAN DEBARTOLO,  DIRECTOR, PERMANENT FUND  DIVIDEND DIVISION,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, responded  to the earlier question by                                                                    
Senator Dunleavy. He communicated  that the child's dividend                                                                    
was  determined by  the status  of the  parent or  guardian.                                                                    
Allowable absences applied to accompanying children.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough referenced  the statistics  regarding                                                                    
children  whose parents  failed to  apply for  the PFD.  She                                                                    
asked  whether the  data represented  children who  received                                                                    
the dividend  in a  prior year  and qualified  subsequent to                                                                    
the skipped year.   Mr. DeBartolo responded  that the number                                                                    
represented minors who previously  applied then skipped some                                                                    
years and  reapplied another year.  The division  looked for                                                                    
"prior   year   non-filers."   The  division   audited   the                                                                    
applications to determine why the dividend was skipped.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Meyer asked  whether the  zero  fiscal note  still                                                                    
applied   to  the   CS.  Mr.   DeBartolo   replied  in   the                                                                    
affirmative.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough  MOVED to  REPORT  HB  52 am  out  of                                                                    
committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal note.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SCSHB  52(FIN) was  REPORTED  out of  committee  with a  "do                                                                    
pass" recommendation  and with a  new zero fiscal  note from                                                                    
the Department of Revenue.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:11:29 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:14:00 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 90                                                                                                              
"An  Act  relating to  group  insurance  coverage and  self-                                                                    
insurance  coverage  for   school  district  employees;  and                                                                    
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Dunleavy  introduced SB 90. He  explained that there                                                                    
were  53  school districts  in  Alaska,  all with  different                                                                    
health  insurance plans.  The plans  were negotiated  at the                                                                    
district  level  at  different rates.  The  cost  of  health                                                                    
insurance  was  escalating.  School  district's  costs  were                                                                    
rising  due to  inflationary costs.  Health insurance  was a                                                                    
large  contributor to  increased costs.  Rates were  raising                                                                    
seven to  fifteen percent each  year. The burden to  pay for                                                                    
the increased costs  was placed on the  school district. The                                                                    
state funded  some school districts, i.e.,  REAA's [Regional                                                                    
Education  Attendance  Area]  at  100  percent  of  all  its                                                                    
educational  costs. State  and  local  governments were  all                                                                    
bearing  the   costs  of  increased  health   insurance.  He                                                                    
reported that  the legislation  created an  integrated state                                                                    
health insurance  plan for all school  districts. The larger                                                                    
pool  placed the  state  in a  position  to negotiate  lower                                                                    
rates.  The financial  burden would  be eliminated  from the                                                                    
school districts allowing districts  to focus on educational                                                                    
policies.   He   announced   that   some   school   district                                                                    
representatives testified  in favor  of the bill  and agreed                                                                    
that the  legislation was beneficial to  their districts and                                                                    
allowed  more time  to concentrate  on students  and control                                                                    
costs. He concluded  that the legislation was  a solution to                                                                    
a problem he  was familiar with as a  former school district                                                                    
superintendent.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Meyer inquired  whether  the legislation  provided                                                                    
cost savings for the state.  Senator Dunleavy requested that                                                                    
the Department of Administration (DOA) answer the question.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer  noted that the legislation  proposed funding                                                                    
the health  insurance plan from  the public  education fund.                                                                    
He  wondered  why  the public  education  fund  was  chosen.                                                                    
Senator  Dunleavy  replied  that   the  use  of  the  public                                                                    
education fund was suggested by DOA.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Meyer  reported   that   last   year  the   state                                                                    
centralized pupil transportation as  a cost savings measure.                                                                    
He inquired whether the intent  of the legislation was costs                                                                    
savings.   Senator Dunleavy answered in  the affirmative. He                                                                    
thought that  the state paid  for the rising cost  of health                                                                    
care   through   increases   to  the   BSA   [Base   Student                                                                    
Allocation].  The  centralized  insurance pool  could  yield                                                                    
lower rates which were a cost savings to the state.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  commented that SB  90 capped  the insurance                                                                    
funding at $100 million and  did not include adjustments for                                                                    
inflation.  Senator Dunleavy responded in the affirmative.                                                                      
Senator    Hoffman    remarked    that    the    centralized                                                                    
transportation  funding included  a one  and a  half percent                                                                    
increase for  inflation with more  proposed for  the current                                                                    
year.  He wondered  whether  the  legislation could  include                                                                    
cost  adjustments for  inflation.  Senator Dunleavy  replied                                                                    
that the  purpose of the bill  was to take control  of costs                                                                    
at the  local level  and provide savings  for the  state. He                                                                    
was in favor  of anything that could  accomplish the purpose                                                                    
of the legislation.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  commented  that capping  the  funding  for                                                                    
rising health  care costs was  problematic. He  thought that                                                                    
not  addressing inflation  in the  legislation only  delayed                                                                    
the matter  until a later  date. Senator  Dunleavy suggested                                                                    
that DOA could address the concern.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer queried how a  school district negotiated for                                                                    
health insurance.  Senator Dunleavy replied that  the school                                                                    
district  negotiated  contracts  with  the  employee  groups                                                                    
which  included health  care  coverage  and also  negotiated                                                                    
directly with  insurance providers. He  added that a  lot of                                                                    
time was  taken up in the  negotiation process at a  cost to                                                                    
the school district.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:22:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Meyer  asked whether the state  ultimately paid for                                                                    
the  negotiated  health  insurance costs.  Senator  Dunleavy                                                                    
elaborated  that  the costs  were  paid  for by  the  school                                                                    
district. Local taxes paid for a  portion of the costs for a                                                                    
municipal school  district along with state  funding. If the                                                                    
district's costs  were higher than  the amount of  state and                                                                    
local funding  a school district reduced  costs through cuts                                                                    
in education.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Fairclough stated that  there were many people in                                                                    
the state that  were concerned about the  bill. She believed                                                                    
in  the  concept  of  controlling  costs  and  requested  an                                                                    
explanation of  the concerns being raised  over the possible                                                                    
reduction in benefits  leading to a reduced  level of health                                                                    
care due  to the legislation.  She pointed out that  a large                                                                    
city  such as  Anchorage  contributed a  great  deal of  tax                                                                    
dollars into the school system  as opposed to smaller school                                                                    
districts that  were not able  to due  to a small  tax base.                                                                    
She  thought  that  the   legislation  would  benefit  small                                                                    
districts. She  queried whether all of  the districts needed                                                                    
to  be  included  in  the insurance  pool  to  achieve  cost                                                                    
savings.   She  wondered   why   the  legislation   mandated                                                                    
participation instead of  incentivizing it. Senator Dunleavy                                                                    
thought  that the  pool  of all  53  school districts  would                                                                    
achieve the most savings for  health care and administrative                                                                    
costs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Fairclough  wondered whether there  were benefits                                                                    
to  pooling health  insurance with  only the  districts that                                                                    
wanted  to participate.  Senator  Dunleavy  stated that  any                                                                    
benefits  depended on  negotiations based  on the  number of                                                                    
participants.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough  referenced   "multiple"  letters  in                                                                    
support of  the legislation  (copies on file)  from district                                                                    
level  financial managers  across  the state.  She cited  an                                                                    
opposition letter  from the Local 71  Public Employees Trust                                                                    
Fund in Anchorage  (copy on file). The  trust discerned that                                                                    
pooling would  result in additional  costs of  $400 thousand                                                                    
passed on to  the membership. She understood that  in a pool                                                                    
some paid more  than others. She asked  for clarification on                                                                    
how pooling worked. Senator Dunleavy  deferred to DOA for an                                                                    
answer.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:30:28 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Fairclough replied  that she  wanted to  discuss                                                                    
whether there would  be a benefit for  school districts that                                                                    
opted  to participate  in  a pool,  and  offer an  incentive                                                                    
approach based  on fees for  various levels of  care similar                                                                    
to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) system.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
BECKY HULTBERG, COMMISSIONER,  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION,                                                                    
commented on  the legislation  and addressed  questions that                                                                    
were raised  earlier. She remarked  that the  department did                                                                    
not  have an  official position  on the  bill, but  believed                                                                    
pooling school district's health  insurance could offer cost                                                                    
savings for the districts and  the state. The department had                                                                    
experience  managing   costs.  She  noted  the   "value"  of                                                                    
insurance  pooling while  managing  the  state's plans.  She                                                                    
observed  that health  insurance  carried  the "largest  and                                                                    
fastest  growing"  costs.  She  related that  the  bill  was                                                                    
brought  forward by  several of  the large  school districts                                                                    
that  were   struggling  with  raising  costs   and  limited                                                                    
resources.  Health  insurance   was  the  districts  fastest                                                                    
growing  costs and  was the  most difficult  to manage.  She                                                                    
related  that  healthcare  was   one  the  state's  and  the                                                                    
nation's  most persistent  issues and  was an  enormous cost                                                                    
driver  for   the  districts  and  the   state.  The  school                                                                    
districts collective  health insurance costs were  over $280                                                                    
million.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner  Hultberg  provided  a brief  overview  of  the                                                                    
health insurance plans that DOA  managed and highlighted the                                                                    
possibility for  cost savings through pooling.  She detailed                                                                    
that  the state  currently managed  two plans:  one for  its                                                                    
active employees  and the other  for retirees.  The combined                                                                    
plans provided coverage for  approximately 86,000 members at                                                                    
a  cost of  $600 million  annually. Both  of the  plans were                                                                    
self-insured and  administered by  a third party.  The third                                                                    
party received  monthly payments calculated at  a per member                                                                    
rate. The  Alaska Care employee plan  covered 16,400 members                                                                    
including  dependents. The  bill would  add an  extra 47,000                                                                    
members into the active employee plan.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Commissioner Hultberg explained  the factors that determined                                                                    
costs. She pointed  out that the provider  network and third                                                                    
party  administrator fees  were  a "huge  driver" of  costs.                                                                    
According to  a recent  study, administrative  fees amounted                                                                    
to $1  in every $10  spent on  health care in  Alaska. High-                                                                    
cost  claimants,  medical  inflation, and  utilization  also                                                                    
were large  costs drivers.  The size  of the  insurance pool                                                                    
affected  most  of the  costs.  She  elaborated that  larger                                                                    
pools could result in negotiating  better rates, lower third                                                                    
party  administrative fees,  and  offer  reduced risks  with                                                                    
high  cost claimants.  She relayed  that  the larger  volume                                                                    
could positively impact utilization.  The more people in the                                                                    
pool  allowed   for  more  sophisticated   cost  containment                                                                    
programs. According to  demographic data kept by  DOA on the                                                                    
PERS and  TRS (Teachers Retirement System)  pools, actuaries                                                                    
estimated  a  2  percent  to 3  percent  increase  in  costs                                                                    
because of the  demographics of a school  district pool. The                                                                    
larger size  of the  pool could  offset the  increased costs                                                                    
and  provided  savings.  Without   access  to  the  data  on                                                                    
insurance  claims  a more  detailed  analysis  could not  be                                                                    
provided. She furthered that the  state was currently paying                                                                    
for  a substantial  amount of  the  increased costs  through                                                                    
funding for  education. In addition,  the state  was funding                                                                    
future  costs  through  the state's  retirement  plans.  She                                                                    
related that the unfunded liability  for retiree health care                                                                    
amounted  to $4  billion.  She  felt that  the  state had  a                                                                    
vested  interest in  addressing the  rising costs  of health                                                                    
care.  She  concluded that  the  state  was paying  for  the                                                                    
increasing  cost of  the school  districts health  care. She                                                                    
thought that SB 90  raised some important questions; whether                                                                    
the state should  maintain the status quo  of a "fragmented"                                                                    
approach for  53 separate school  districts or  institute an                                                                    
integrated  cohesive approach  to  manage  health care.  The                                                                    
department  believed  that   an  integrated  approach  could                                                                    
provide better management and cost savings.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:40:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator   Hoffman  inquired   whether   the  Department   of                                                                    
Administration  had its  own  healthcare plan.  Commissioner                                                                    
Hultberg replied  in the affirmative. Senator  Hoffman asked                                                                    
whether the department endorsed  including its employee plan                                                                    
in the  legislation.  Commissioner  Hultberg replied  in the                                                                    
affirmative.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL   BARNHILL,  DEPUTY   COMMISSIONER,  DEPARTMENT   OF                                                                    
ADMINISTRATION,  discussed the  three DOA  fiscal notes.  He                                                                    
elucidated that  in order to  prepare the fiscal  notes, the                                                                    
actuary  for   the  plan,  Buck  Consultants,   completed  a                                                                    
demographic  analysis  of   the  school  districts  employee                                                                    
population.  He  reminded  the  committee  that  the  school                                                                    
district employees  were active  participants in  the states                                                                    
PERS  or  TRS  system,   which  made  the  demographic  data                                                                    
accessible.  He  identified  that there  were  approximately                                                                    
18,300  school district  employees. He  cited another  total                                                                    
number   of  18,953   employees,   distributed  by   Senator                                                                    
Dunleavy. The figure included  some temporary employees that                                                                    
were  not   eligible  for  health  insurance   coverage.  He                                                                    
referenced  the "Health  Insurance Survey  - Total  Cost for                                                                    
FY12" (copy  on file)  document that  provided a  summary of                                                                    
Health insurance  costs for each  district. The  total costs                                                                    
for all districts combined  were approximately $282 million.                                                                    
The  department  used  a rough  estimate  of  the  districts                                                                    
accumulated health care costs in  FY 2015 which totaled $300                                                                    
million.  The  department  included  a  four  month  reserve                                                                    
estimate  of  $100 million  based  on  the $300  million  to                                                                    
formulate the fiscal note.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:44:05 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:46:29 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SB 90 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                               
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:47:49 AM                                                                                                                   
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 10:48 a.m.                                                                                         

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 198 - DNR Presentation 4.6.13.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB 198 - Sectional Summary ver C.A.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB 198 - Sponsor Statement ver C.A.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB 198 - Summary of Changes ver C to ver C.A.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB 198 - Supporting Documents-Letter Apache letter.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB 198 - Supporting Documents-Letter Hilcorp Alaska 4-5-2013OC.PDF SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
HB198_SFIN DNR Presentation.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 198
SB 87 Amercian Heart Association.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 CS Y Sectional Analysis - scanned.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 CS Y Sponsor Statement - scanned.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Eve's story.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 NCSL legisbrief.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Please Support Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns 1.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Please Support Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns 3.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Please Support Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns 4.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Please Support Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns 5.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Please Support Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Pulse oximetry screening legislation.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Support Letter - Am Heart Assn.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
SB 87 Support Letter - March of Dimes.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 87
HB 52 28-LS0170A PFD Allowable Absences.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 Amended Sectional Analysis 28-LS0170AA.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 Comparison 28-LS0170AA to 28-LS0170A.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 PFD Allowable Absences Presentation.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 PFD Select Regulations.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 PFD Select Statutes.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 Sponsor Statement PFD Allowable Absence.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52 Support Letter Ross.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 52am 28-LS0170AA PFD Allowable Absences.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
FY12 Health Costs Data by ALASBO.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 - AASB Administrator Survey.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 - AASB Classified Employee Survey.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 - AASB Teacher Survey.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Alaska Employee Health Plan.docx SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Copper River Letter of Support.docx SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Kenai Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Mat-Su Support Letter.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 NEA-Alaska Health Plan Opposition.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 NEA-Alaska Opposiiton.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Opposition Local 71.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Letter Requesting Further Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
HB 52 Work Draft version U.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
SB 90 Support Letter - Garrison.doc SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
HB 52 DOR Response to Hoffman.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
HB 52
SB 90 DEED Student Counts by District.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Opposition Letter Packet 1.pdf SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90
SB 90 Support Letter - Johnson.msg SFIN 4/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
SB 90