Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/15/2017 01:00 PM FINANCE

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-- Meeting Postponed to 3:30 p.m. --
+= SB 22 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Public Testimony Rescheduled to Friday 3/17/2017
+= SB 24 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
Public Testimony Rescheduled to Friday 3/17/2017
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      March 15, 2017                                                                                            
                         3:37 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:37:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman called the Senate Finance Committee                                                                            
meeting to order at 3:37 p.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                           
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
James Armstrong, Staff, Senator Lyman Hoffman.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 22     APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SB 22 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB 24     APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          SB 24 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 22                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;   repealing    appropriations;   making                                                                    
     supplemental  appropriations and  reappropriations, and                                                                    
     making  appropriations  under   art.  IX,  sec.  17(c),                                                                    
     Constitution  of   the  State   of  Alaska,   from  the                                                                    
     constitutional budget  reserve fund; and  providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:38:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon MOVED  to ADOPT  the proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for  SB  22, Work  Draft  30-GS1855\O  (Wallace,                                                                    
3/15/17).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
JAMES ARMSTRONG,  STAFF, SENATOR LYMAN HOFFMAN,  stated that                                                                    
the  work   draft  incorporated  all  of   the  subcommittee                                                                    
reports.  He  noted  that Section  1  had  the  subcommittee                                                                    
report. He  shared that the  language section began  on page                                                                    
54.  He announced  that the  packets  included a  comparison                                                                    
document  with red  ink,  which showed  the  changed to  the                                                                    
governor's  bill as  amended to  the work  draft. He  stated                                                                    
that  the  Legislative  Finance Division  (LFD)  provided  a                                                                    
document, which explained the changes  in the work draft. He                                                                    
stated that  the narratives for  each subcommittee  had been                                                                    
prepared in a bound booklet,  and were also available on the                                                                    
LFD  website. He  remarked that  the  members' packets  also                                                                    
included a two-page agency summary  from LFD, which outlined                                                                    
a  comparison by  agency  to  the work  draft  and the  2017                                                                    
Management  Plan; the  summary  also  provided a  comparison                                                                    
with the governor's  amended bill. He announced  that all of                                                                    
the  documents  were  available   online  and  on  file.  He                                                                    
remarked  that  other  documents  would  be  available  upon                                                                    
adoption   of  the   committee   substitute.  He   requested                                                                    
amendments be submitted to Co-Chair  Hoffman's office by 2pm                                                                    
the following Monday. He stated  that public testimony would                                                                    
begin at 9:00am Thursday, and conclude on Friday at 6:00pm.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman remarked  that  the  committee report  for                                                                    
Department  of Education  and Early  Development (DEED)  was                                                                    
not provided.  He stated that  the issue would  be addressed                                                                    
the following Monday. Mr. Armstrong agreed.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman remarked  that  there was  a 96.9  percent                                                                    
reduction in  the current version  for DEED, but  that would                                                                    
not be permanent.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman WITHDREW  the  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further  OBJECTION, the  proposed  committee substitute  was                                                                    
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SB  22  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 24                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:42:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon MOVED  to ADOPT  the proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for  SB  24, Work  Draft  30-GS1856\O  (Wallace,                                                                    
3/15/17).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
JAMES ARMSTRONG,  STAFF, SENATOR LYMAN HOFFMAN,  stated that                                                                    
the  committee  substitute   incorporated  the  subcommittee                                                                    
reports.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman WITHDREW  the  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further  OBJECTION, the  proposed  committee substitute  was                                                                    
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman  discussed the  schedule for  the following                                                                    
day.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:44:30 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:44:58 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman  continued to  discuss the  following day's                                                                    
agenda.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SB  24  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
3:45:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 22 Work Draft version O.pdf SFIN 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
SB 22
SB 24 Work Draft Version O.pdf SFIN 3/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
SB 24