Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/23/2018 09:00 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 147 PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved SSHB 147 Out of Committee
+= HB 176 EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 176(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 213 PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 213(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSHB 216(FIN) AM Out of Committee
+= HB 267 RELEASE HUNTING/FISHING RECORDS TO MUNI TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 400 FEES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 400 Out of Committee
+ HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      April 23, 2018                                                                                            
                         9:04 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:04:53 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  called  the  Senate  Finance  Committee                                                                    
meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Steve Thompson,  Sponsor;  Rob Earl,  Staff,                                                                    
Representative  Wool;   Juli  Lucky,  Staff,   Senator  Anna                                                                    
MacKinnon;  Alexei Painter,  Legislative  Finance, In  Room;                                                                    
Mike Barnhill,  Deputy Commissioner, Department  of Revenue;                                                                    
Representative  Justin  Parish, Sponsor;  Kelly  Cunningham,                                                                    
Analyst,  Legislative   Finance  Division;   Doug  Wooliver,                                                                    
Deputy   Administrative  Director,   Alaska  Court   System;                                                                    
Representative  Chuck  Kopp,   Sponsor;  Tim  Clark,  Staff,                                                                    
Representative   Edgmon;  Representative   Jonathan  Kreiss-                                                                    
Tomkins, Sponsor; Representative  Neal Foster, Sponsor; Jane                                                                    
Pierson,   Staff,   Representative   Foster;   Tim   Mearig,                                                                    
Facilities  Manager,  Department   of  Education  and  Early                                                                    
Development.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Margaret Brodie, Director,  Division of Healthcare Services,                                                                    
Department of  Health and  Social Services;  Taylor Winston,                                                                    
Office  of   Victims'  Rights,  Alaska   Legislature;  April                                                                    
Wilkerson, Director, Administrative Services, Department of                                                                     
Corrections.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SSHB 147 PUBLIC ACCOUNTING                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          SSHB 147 was REPORTED out  of committee with a "do                                                                    
          pass"  recommendation  and   with  one  previously                                                                    
         published fiscal impact note: FN 1(CED).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 176(FIN)                                                                                                                   
          EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 176(FIN)  was REPORTED out of  committee with                                                                    
          a   "do   pass"   recommendation  and   with   two                                                                    
          previously  published  fiscal   impact  notes:  FN                                                                    
          3(DHS) and FN 4(DHS).                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 212(RLS)                                                                                                                   
          REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 212(RLS) was HEARD and  HELD in committee for                                                                    
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 213(FIN)(efd fld)                                                                                                        
          PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST FUND                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
          SCS CSHB  213(FIN) was  REPORTED out  of committee                                                                    
          with a  "do pass" recommendation and  with one new                                                                    
          zero fiscal note from  the Department of Education                                                                    
          and Early Development, one  new fiscal impact note                                                                    
          for   the  Department   of  Education   and  Early                                                                    
          Development  from  the Senate  Finance  Committee,                                                                    
          and  one previously  published fiscal  impact note                                                                    
          from  the   Department  of  Education   and  Early                                                                    
          Development.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 216(FIN) am                                                                                                              
          CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
          CSSSHB  216(FIN)  was  REPORTED out  of  committee                                                                    
          with  a "do  pass" recommendation  and with  a new                                                                    
          fiscal   impact  note   from  the   Department  of                                                                    
          Corrections;  and a  new fiscal  impact note  from                                                                    
          the   Legislature;  and   with  seven   previously                                                                    
          published   fiscal   notes,  three   zero   notes:                                                                    
          FN2(DHS), FN3(DHS), FN8(LAW); three with fiscal                                                                       
          impact: FN7(REV), FN9(ADM), FN10(ADM/FUND CAP);                                                                       
          and one indeterminate note: FN 13(AJS).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 267(RES)                                                                                                                   
          RELEASE HUNTING/FISHING RECORDS TO MUNI                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 267(RES) was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                     
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HB 400    FEES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          HB 400  was REPORTED out  of committee with  a "no                                                                    
          recommendation"  recommendation and  with one  new                                                                    
          fiscal impact  note from the Department  of Public                                                                    
          Safety.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 147                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act  relating to the  Board of  Public Accountancy;                                                                    
     relating to  the licensure  of public  accountants; and                                                                    
     relating to the practice of public accounting."                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:05:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon relayed that the bill was presented on                                                                       
April 18, 2018; and the public hearing was opened and                                                                           
closed.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE STEVE THOMPSON, SPONSOR, offered a Sponsor                                                                       
Statement:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     SSHB 147 is  a bill that updates the  statutes in Title                                                                    
     8 (Business and Professions), Chapter 4 (Accountants).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     The   National   Association   of   State   Boards   of                                                                    
     Accountancy  (NASBA)  and  the  American  Institute  of                                                                    
     Certified  Public  Accountants   (AICPA)  provided  the                                                                    
     Alaska   Board   of   Public  Accountancy   under   the                                                                    
     Department   of  Commerce,   Community,  and   Economic                                                                    
     Development with  a summary of  areas where  the Alaska                                                                    
     statutes and regulations  for public accountancy differ                                                                    
     from  the Uniform  Accountancy Act  or AICPA's  Code of                                                                    
     Professional Conduct.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     The  proposed statute  changes  will  align the  Alaska                                                                    
     statutes  and regulations  for public  accountancy with                                                                    
     these national organizations.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Many  of  the  changes  in the  bill  are  housekeeping                                                                    
     items.  Some   changes  expand  existing   language  to                                                                    
     provide  more  information   or  clarity,  while  other                                                                    
    changes remove unnecessary language or condense it.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson asked whether  older accountants had displayed                                                                    
resistance to the regualtion changes.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:08:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson  stated that he had  not encountered                                                                    
opposition to the bill.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:09:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED to report  SSHB 147 out of Committee                                                                    
with individual recommendations  and the accompanying fiscal                                                                    
note. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
SSHB  147 was  REPORTED out  of committee  with a  "do pass"                                                                    
recommendation  and  with  one previously  published  fiscal                                                                    
impact note: FN 1(CED).                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:09:49 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:11:13 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 176(FIN)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act relating  to medical  assistance reimbursement                                                                    
     for  emergency  medical  transportation  services;  and                                                                    
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:11:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon offered a brief  history of the bill. The                                                                    
public hearing had been opened and closed.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ROB EARL,  STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE WOOL, stated  that the bill                                                                    
directed  the department  to develop  a  program that  would                                                                    
provide supplemental reimbursement  to eligible air, ground,                                                                    
or water  emergency medical transportation services  for the                                                                    
cost of transporting Medicaid assistance recipients.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon asked  about  the  frequency with  which                                                                    
municipalities would be reimbursed.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MARGARET BRODIE, DIRECTOR,  DIVISION OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT    OF   HEALTH    AND   SOCIAL    SERVICES   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  responded  that  municipalities  would  be                                                                    
reimbursed quarterly, at the minimum.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  MOVED to  report  CSHB  176(FIN) out  of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CSHB  176(FIN) was  REPORTED  out of  committee  with a  "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation  and  with  two  previously  published                                                                    
fiscal impact notes: FN3(DHS) and FN4(DHS).                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:13:55 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:15:20 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 213(FIN)(efd fld)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the investment, appropriation, and                                                                     
     administration of the public school trust fund."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:15:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  discussed a  brief history of  the bill.                                                                    
The public hearing had been opened and closed.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Bishop  MOVED   to  ADOPT   proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for   CSHB  213(FIN),  Work   Draft  30-LS0765\T                                                                    
(Wallace, 4/18/18).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JULI LUCKY,  STAFF, SENATOR  ANNA MACKINNON,  explained that                                                                    
the CS reflected one change to  the bill that could be found                                                                    
on Page 2, line 23, where  the percentage had been update to                                                                    
5 percent.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ALEXEI PAINTER, LEGISLATIVE FINANCE,  stated that the impact                                                                    
of the bill  would be to increase the  draw by approximately                                                                    
$1.4 million  in FY 19,  which was  in the general  range of                                                                    
POMV draws.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  WITHDREW her  OBJECTION. There  being NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MIKE BARNHILL,  DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT  OF REVENUE,                                                                    
concurred with  the change to  the bill as described  by the                                                                    
previous testifiers.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked whether                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barnhill answered in the affirmative.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:18:34 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson queried  the lifespan  of the  corpus of  the                                                                    
Public School Trust Fund.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barnhill  replied that the  trust was intended to  be of                                                                    
indefinite duration. The trust would  last forever if it was                                                                    
managed   appropriately,   which   meant   maintaining   the                                                                    
inflation  adjusted  value  of   deposits.  He  assured  the                                                                    
committee  that  the  trust   had  a  substantial  financial                                                                    
cushion at $650  million and a 5 percent draw  over the next                                                                    
10 years should  not reduce the cushion  below the inflation                                                                    
adjusted value of the fund.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:20:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson asked  whether the  same would  be true  when                                                                    
considering the legislature's penchant for spending.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barnhill thought that the  legislature had multiple sets                                                                    
of  stakeholders to  which it  was responsible.  He believed                                                                    
that in the end the  legislative process resulted in prudent                                                                    
expenditures, particularly  in the  case of trust  funds. He                                                                    
relayed  that there  were fiduciary  duties that  applied to                                                                    
the fund  and he  felt that  it would  be unlikely  that the                                                                    
legislature would  intentionally overspend  from a  fund for                                                                    
which fiduciary duties applied.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:21:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Stevens  asked whether  the department  would always                                                                    
have a better turnover on investments than the APFC.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barnhill  answered in the  negative. He spoke  highly of                                                                    
the  investment   management  staff  at  APFC   and  at  the                                                                    
Department of  Revenue. He  stated that  you could  beat the                                                                    
market some of the time, but  it was unlikely that you could                                                                    
beat it  all the  time. He  said that  the challenge  of all                                                                    
investment professionals  was to stay  ahead of the  game as                                                                    
much  as  possible but  sometimes  the  challenges could  be                                                                    
insurmountable.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked  Mr.   Barnhill  to  explain  the                                                                    
revenue stream that went to the Public School Trust Fund.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Barnhill elaborated  that there was a  1 percent revenue                                                                    
stream  that  was  dedicated  to the  fund  by  statute.  He                                                                    
elaborated  that the  revenue  stream had  come in  annually                                                                    
since 1978, which had contributed to the sizeable balance.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  added that  it  had  been difficult  to                                                                    
calculate income from the fund  and to anticipate what could                                                                    
be used  in any given  budget. She  said that the  method in                                                                    
the bill would  provide a clear path for  the legislature to                                                                    
understand the funds available and the "up to" amount.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:23:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JUSTIN PARISH, SPONSOR,  stated that the bill                                                                    
would modernize the Public School  Trust Fund by bringing it                                                                    
up to  the current  standard to  allow a  larger sustainable                                                                    
draw and a high rate of earnings.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  asked  whether the  sponsor  wanted  to                                                                    
speak to the changes in the cs.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Parish commented that  the change fell within                                                                    
the industry standard.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:24:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED  to report SCS CSHB  213(FIN) out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
SCS CSHB 213(FIN)  was REPORTED out of committee  with a "do                                                                    
pass" recommendation and with one  new zero fiscal note from                                                                    
the Department  of Education and Early  Development, one new                                                                    
fiscal  impact  note for  the  Department  of Education  and                                                                    
Early  Development from  the Senate  Finance Committee,  and                                                                    
one  previously  published  fiscal   impact  note  from  the                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:25:18 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:27:06 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(FIN) am                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to  restitution;  relating  to  the                                                                    
     office of  victims' rights; relating to  transfers from                                                                    
     the  dividend fund;  creating  the restorative  justice                                                                    
     account;   relating   to    appropriations   from   the                                                                    
     restorative  justice  account   for  services  for  and                                                                    
     payments  to  crime  victims, operating  costs  of  the                                                                    
     Violent   Crimes  Compensation   Board,  operation   of                                                                    
     domestic violence  and sexual assault  programs, mental                                                                    
     health  services  and  substance  abuse  treatment  for                                                                    
     offenders,   and  incarceration   costs;  relating   to                                                                    
     contributions  from dividends;  relating to  delinquent                                                                    
     minors; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:27:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  gave a  brief history  of the  bill. She                                                                    
noted public testimony had been opened and closed.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:28:01 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:30:59 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
KELLY  CUNNINGHAM,  ANALYST, LEGISLATIVE  FINANCE  DIVISION,                                                                    
discussed  the   fiscal  notes.   She  discussed   FN2,  OMB                                                                    
Component Number  3099, DHSS, Behavioral  Health, Behavioral                                                                    
Health  Treatment and  Recovery;  the note  had zero  fiscal                                                                    
impact.  She continued  to FN13,  OMB Component  Number 769,                                                                    
ACS, Alaska  Court System,  Administration and  Support; the                                                                    
note  was   indeterminate  and  little  fiscal   impact  was                                                                    
expected.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:33:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOUG WOOLIVER, DEPUTY  ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, ALASKA COURT                                                                    
SYSTEM,  stated   that  FN13   was  indeterminate,   as  the                                                                    
department  did  not  know  whether  the  legislature  would                                                                    
appropriate money  to pay restitution.  He said  that should                                                                    
the legislature  appropriate a  substantial amount  of money                                                                    
to  the Office  of  Victims Rights  for  purposes of  paying                                                                    
restitution, it  would have a  fiscal impact on  the system.                                                                    
He  said that  if a  person would  be hired  to do  the work                                                                    
there would currently be no work to do.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked for the cost of the position.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Wooliver stated  that originally  a half-time  position                                                                    
was  considered  at  $35   thousand  annually.  A  full-time                                                                    
position would be closer to $75 or $80 thousand annually.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:35:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham  addressed FN11,  OMB Component  Number 2952,                                                                    
Department of  Corrections (DOC), Health  and Rehabilitation                                                                    
Services.  The note  contained that  largest fund  change of                                                                    
the set  of notes.  The bill would  change the  PFD Criminal                                                                    
fund to  the Restorative Justice  fund, the bulk of  the PFD                                                                    
criminal  funds  were  in  DOC, which  meant  that  the  $11                                                                    
million fund  change and  the $430  thousand UGF  would keep                                                                    
DOC whole. Another  fiscal note in the  packet would reflect                                                                    
the reflect  a decrease in  UGF for  DOC. She said  that the                                                                    
net UGF total of all the fiscal notes was $262.5 thousand.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked whether the  bill would result in a                                                                    
change in regulation.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham  responded that  she could  not speak  to the                                                                    
question.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche observed  that the  bill would  change the                                                                    
order  of distribution.  He  wondered  whether DOC  programs                                                                    
would suffer decreased funding because of the fund change.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham replied that the  bill listed the percentages                                                                    
of distribution by priority, DOC  was the fifth on the list.                                                                    
She  stated that  the allocation  would appropriate  much of                                                                    
the fund  to DOC healthcare. She  said that the bill  set up                                                                    
guidance  for  future  appropriations   and  DOC  would  not                                                                    
experience a significant fund change.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  stated  that   the  answer  to  Senator                                                                    
Micciche's  questions  was  yes.  She said  that  DOC  would                                                                    
become less of a priority for  payment out of the fund, that                                                                    
the bill prioritized victims over  felons. She explained the                                                                    
priority list on the fiscal note:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     This bill establishes a new priority order for                                                                             
     allocation of these funds as follows:                                                                                      
     1. Crime Victim Compensation Fund (AS 18.67.162)                                                                           
   2. Office of Victim's Rights for payments to victims                                                                         
     3. Nonprofit organizations to provide grants for                                                                           
     mental health and substance abuse services                                                                                 
     4. Nonprofit organizations to provide grants for                                                                           
     services for crime victims and domestic violence and                                                                       
     sexual assault                                                                                                             
     programs                                                                                                                   
     5. Programs in the Department of Corrections                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:39:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche stated  he prioritized  victim's over  the                                                                    
corresponding perpetrators.  He thought it was  difficult to                                                                    
understand the full impact of the fiscal notes.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham  addressed FN 10, OMB  Component Number 2936,                                                                    
Fund  Capitalization, Crime  Victim  Compensation Fund.  She                                                                    
stated  that   FN9,  OMB   Component  2694,   Department  of                                                                    
Administration  (DOA),  Violent Crimes  Compensation  Board,                                                                    
was to be  considered in conjunction with  FN10. She pointed                                                                    
out  that  FN 10  showed  $1.2  million  from the  new  fund                                                                    
replacing $1  million of  the PFD  criminal fund,  leaving a                                                                    
net   of  $178.7   thousand.  Those   net  funds   would  be                                                                    
appropriated to  the Violent  Crimes Compensation  Board who                                                                    
would  then distribute  those funds  to  victims of  violent                                                                    
crimes.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche understood the  total fund shift was $178.7                                                                    
thousand.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham answered in the affirmative.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:41:52 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:48:40 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  solicited further  questions on  FN9 and                                                                    
FN10.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms.   Cunningham  addressed   FN12,   OMB  Component   2769,                                                                    
Legislature,  Office of  Victims Rights.  She detailed  that                                                                    
the note reflected  a $251.4 thousand of the  new fund, with                                                                    
an  offsetting $167.6  in UGF,  that would  give the  office                                                                    
$83.8  thousand to  fund a  one-time position.  The position                                                                    
was needed to transfer the  data base from the judiciary and                                                                    
to  update  all  restitution  records  so  that  restitution                                                                    
payments could be coordinated.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon   observed  that   there  was   no  note                                                                    
pertaining  to  associated  regulation change.  She  thought                                                                    
that the changes were in  funding source alone and would not                                                                    
require regulation changes. He  hoped someone could speak to                                                                    
the question of regualtion changes.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham understood that  the temporary position would                                                                    
be entering  records from the  judiciary so that  they could                                                                    
coordinate payments.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon read from the fiscal note:                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     FY19  One-Time  Increment:  A  full-time,  nonpermanent                                                                  
     employee at  a Range  13 would be  needed for  one year                                                                    
     (12  months)  to  perform   data  entry  and  establish                                                                    
     electronic  files for  all restitution  judgements with                                                                    
     unpaid balances;  the Court System  statistics indicate                                                                    
     that  there  are   20,000  restitution  judgments  with                                                                    
     unpaid balances.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:51:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Cunningham addressed FN7,  OMB Component 981, Department                                                                    
of  Revenue (DOR),  Permanent  Fund  Dividend Division.  She                                                                    
relayed  that the  note reflected  $20 thousand  in UGF  for                                                                    
FY19 for  the division  to take  care of  programming needs.                                                                    
The  costs  went down  $5  thousand  in  the out  years  and                                                                    
maintained a $15 thousand base.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  noted that PFD had  testified that their                                                                    
costs  were  unknown  until  they knew  the  volume  of  the                                                                    
payments.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop interjected that  the bill would require a                                                                    
change in regualtion.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:52:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cunningham addressed  FN8, OMB  Component Number  2717,                                                                    
Department of  Law (LAW), Commercial and  Fair Business. The                                                                    
note had zero fiscal impact.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Cunningham addressed  FN3, OMB  Component Number  2134,                                                                    
Department of Health and  Social Services, Juvenile Justice,                                                                    
Probation Services. The note had zero fiscal impact.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  commented  that  there  were  remaining                                                                    
administrative  questions  that   pertained  to  the  fiscal                                                                    
notes.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
9:53:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon stated  that the  committee had  further                                                                    
questions concerning the fiscal notes.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHUCK KOPP,  SPONSOR,  hoped  to answer  the                                                                    
questions.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon noted  that the  questions needed  to be                                                                    
answered by the administration.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HB  216  was  HEARD  and   HELD  in  committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 267(RES)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  requiring  the  release  of  certain  records                                                                    
     relating to big game  hunters, guided hunts, and guided                                                                    
     sport   fishing   activities  to   municipalities   for                                                                    
     verification  of taxes  payable; and  providing for  an                                                                    
     effective date."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:54:16 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  gave a  brief history  of the  bill. She                                                                    
noted that public testimony had been opened and closed.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TIM CLARK,  STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON, offered  a sponsor                                                                    
statement:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     For  boroughs and  other municipalities  that bring  in                                                                    
     revenues  through  levies  on fish  and  game  guiding,                                                                    
     CSHB267(RES) will  provide a tool to  help confirm that                                                                    
     activities  within   their  jurisdictions   subject  to                                                                    
     taxation  are being  accurately reported  to them.  The                                                                    
     bill  would  allow  municipalities  access  to  certain                                                                    
     records collected by the state  that relate to big game                                                                    
     hunters,  guided hunts,  and guided  sport fishing  for                                                                    
     the  purpose  of  verifying  taxes  payable.  All  such                                                                    
     information would remain confidential.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     The access that  CSHB267(RES) permits municipalities is                                                                    
     modeled   after   long-existing    provisions   in   AS                                                                    
     16.05.815(a)(4) and  AS 43.75.133, both of  which allow                                                                    
     local governments  to review certain  records, reports,                                                                    
     and  returns  to  verify payment  of  local  commercial                                                                    
     fishing taxes.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     With  state-government  cutbacks resulting  in  greater                                                                    
     responsibilities  and   costs  being  borne   by  local                                                                    
     governments,  all necessary  resources  should be  made                                                                    
     available  to our  municipalities  to  ensure they  are                                                                    
     receiving the  revenues due to them  according to their                                                                    
     local ordinances.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon   summarized  that  the  bill   was  for                                                                    
municipalities   trying   to    collect   sales   tax   from                                                                    
individuals.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Clark stated that the tax  would take the form of a per-                                                                    
person, per-day  fee. He  used the example  of the  Lake and                                                                    
Peninsula Borough where a charge  of $3, per-person, per day                                                                    
was charged to clientele. He likened it to a hotel bed tax.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Bishop  discussed   FN1,  OMB   Component  473,                                                                    
Department  of Fish  and  Game,  Wildlife Conservation.  The                                                                    
note  reflected  zero  fiscal   impact.  He  read  from  the                                                                    
analysis:                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Hunting  log and  registration  records  that would  be                                                                    
     released to  municipalities under this  legislation are                                                                    
     handled  entirely   by  the  Department   of  Commerce,                                                                    
     Community, and  Economic Development  (DCCED), Division                                                                    
     of Corporations, Business,  and Professional Licensing,                                                                    
     Big Game Commercial Services Board.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop   addressed  FN2,  OMB   Component  2360,                                                                    
Department    of   Commerce,    Community,   and    Economic                                                                    
Development,   Corporations,   Business   and   Professional                                                                    
Licensing. The projected  cost for FY19 was  $7,700. He read                                                                    
from the analysis:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     If  the  bill passes  the  following  expenses will  be                                                                    
     incurred:                                                                                                                  
     Services:                                                                                                                  
     $2.7 (regulations project)                                                                                                 
     $5.0  (information technology  costs to  create reports                                                                    
     from the licensing database)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Professional licensing programs  within the Division of                                                                    
     Corporations, Business  and Professional  Licensing are                                                                    
     funded by Receipt Supported  Services, fund source 1156                                                                    
     Rcpt  Svcs (DGF).  Licensing fees  for each  occupation                                                                    
     are  set  per  AS  08.01.065 so  the  total  amount  of                                                                    
     revenue    collected     approximately    equals    the                                                                    
     occupation's actual regulatory costs.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Bishop  addressed   FN4,  OMB   Component  464,                                                                    
Department  of  Fish and  Game,  Sport  Fisheries. The  note                                                                    
reflected a fiscal impact in  FY19 of $9,100. He recommended                                                                    
that each member read the attached analysis.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:00:11 AM                                                                                                                   
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10:02:12 AM                                                                                                                   
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Co-Chair MacKinnon referenced FN4.  She explained that under                                                                    
the  "Changes  in  Revenue"  line  the  code  1251,  Non-UGF                                                                    
(Other)  would  be stricken  and  amended  to reflect  1005,                                                                    
GF/Program DGF.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it  was so  ordered.  FN 4  was                                                                    
amended                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche wondered  whether the  change would  alter                                                                    
the fiscal impact of the note.                                                                                                  
Co-Chair MacKinnon  replied in  the negative.  She explained                                                                    
that the  fund source would  be changed, but not  the actual                                                                    
numbers.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche pointed  to  a letter  from  the Big  Game                                                                    
Commercial    Services    Board     that    had    expressed                                                                    
confidentiality concerns.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Clark  stated  that  every  concern  that  was  brought                                                                    
forward by the board had been amended in the other body.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:06:05 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  asked whether the sponsor  had received an                                                                    
updated letter from the board.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Clark  responded in  the negative. He  said that  he had                                                                    
received  assurances   from  guided   hunting  associations,                                                                    
associated with the board, that  the board was not concerned                                                                    
about the impacts of the legislation.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon  announced   that  confirmation  on  the                                                                    
matter should be made with the board.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 267(RES)  was HEARD and  HELD in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 400                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to the collection of fees by the                                                                          
     Department of Public Safety for fire and explosion                                                                         
     prevention and safety services."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:06:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  gave a brief  history of the bill.   The                                                                    
public hearing on the bill had been opened and closed.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  addressed a  new  fiscal  note from  the                                                                    
Department of Public Safety. He read from the analysis:                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Should this bill pass, DPS  would immediately begin the                                                                    
     regulation  process to  establish the  fee amounts  for                                                                    
     these  services. Though  the  fee amounts  will not  be                                                                    
     finalized until  completion of the  regulation process,                                                                    
     the  following amounts  are  suggested  as a  potential                                                                    
     starting point:                                                                                                            
     Fire  Inspections  -  $50  per  hour  with  a  one-hour                                                                
     minimum.  DFLS anticipates  the  average inspection  to                                                                    
     take  two  hours.  The  goal  is  to  accomplish  1,500                                                                    
     inspections  per  year;  but   currently  500  is  more                                                                    
     likely. Considering  500 two-hour inspections  per year                                                                  
     at $50 per hour, the  estimated annual revenue would be                                                                    
     $50,000.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Fire  Systems Technician  Permits -  $150 for  a 3-year                                                                
     permit. There are currently  535 active permit holders.                                                                    
     Permit renewals  are staggered resulting in  an average                                                                    
     of 178  permit renewals per year.  The estimated annual                                                                    
     revenue  from  issuance  of   these  permits  would  be                                                                    
     $26,700.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Fire  Extinguisher  Technician  Permits  - $100  for  a                                                                  
     3-year permit.  There are  currently 231 active  permit                                                                  
     holders. Permit renewals are  staggered resulting in an                                                                    
     average of  77 permit renewals per  year. The estimated                                                                    
     annual revenue from                                                                                                        
     issuance of these permits would be $7,700.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Based  on  the  analysis  above,  the  total  estimated                                                                    
     annual  revenue  would  be   $84,400.  The  actual  fee                                                                    
     amounts  will  not  be   known  until  the  regulations                                                                    
     process is  completed. FY2019  revenue is  estimated at                                                                    
     $42,200 based on the anticipated                                                                                           
     effective date of the regulations.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:09:37 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:10:00 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon introduced the bill sponsor.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  JONATHAN   KREISS-TOMKINS,  SPONSOR,  stated                                                                    
that the  bill came  out of  the House  Finance Subcommittee                                                                    
process  in which  the Department  of Public  Safety made  a                                                                    
recommendation  during the  subcommittee process.  He shared                                                                    
that  the bill  broadens  the services  that  Fire and  Life                                                                    
Safety could  offer and  their ability  to collect  fees for                                                                    
those services.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED to report HB 400 out of Committee                                                                       
with individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal                                                                     
note. There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HB 400 was REPORTED out of committee with a "no                                                                                 
recommendation" recommendation and with one new fiscal                                                                          
impact note from the Department of Public Safety.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
10:12:17 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:14:47 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RLS)                                                                                                
     "An  Act relating  to funding  for school  construction                                                                    
     and  major   maintenance;  relating  to   the  regional                                                                    
     educational attendance area  and small municipal school                                                                    
    district fund; and providing for an effective date.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:14:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon read the title of the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:15:22 AM                                                                                                                   
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10:15:44 AM                                                                                                                   
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REPRESENTATIVE NEAL FOSTER, SPONSOR, offered a brief                                                                            
Sponsor Statement:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     House   Bill  212   expands   the  Regional   education                                                                    
     attendance  area and  small  municipal school  district                                                                    
     fund to  include major maintenance  in addition  to new                                                                    
     school construction.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The  Regional  education  attendance  (REAA)  fund  was                                                                    
     established during  the 2010 legislative  session. This                                                                    
     fund   was  created   to  provide   equity  in   school                                                                    
     construction funding  for rural Alaska pursuant  to the                                                                    
     Kasayulie  decision. This  new fund  created a  funding                                                                    
     stream  to pay  for  prioritized REAA  projects on  the                                                                    
     department's annual  Capital Improvement  Project (CIP)                                                                    
     school  construction  list.  In  2013  small  municipal                                                                    
     school  districts were  included in  the REAA  fund, as                                                                    
     qualified under AS 14.11.025.                                                                                              
     HB  212  would  allow  for REAAs  and  small  municipal                                                                    
     school districts  to fund major maintenance  as well as                                                                    
     school  construction under  AS 14.11.030,  the regional                                                                    
     educational attendance area  and small municipal school                                                                    
     district fund.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER, discussed the                                                                       
Sectional Analysis (copy on file):                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1.   Amends  AS   14.11.030  -   The  regional                                                                    
     education  attendance area  and small  municipal school                                                                    
     district fund (a) to include  major maintenance as well                                                                    
     as new school construction.                                                                                                
     Sec.  2. Amends  AS  14.11.030(b) To  clarify that  the                                                                    
     maximum statutory fund balance  should be calculated to                                                                    
     include only the unexpended  and unobligated balance of                                                                    
     the REAA fund.                                                                                                             
     Sec.  3. Adds  a new  sub-section (e)  to AS  14.11.030                                                                    
     that  states  that up  to  20%  of the  available  fund                                                                    
     balance in a fiscal year can go to school maintenance.                                                                     
     Sec.  4.  Amends  AS 14.11.035  The  Report  on  School                                                                    
     Construction and  Major Maintenance Funding  to include                                                                    
     reporting on state aid for major maintenance.                                                                              
     Sec. 5 Adds an effective date of July 1, 2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:18:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked about the July 1, 2021 effective                                                                       
date.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Pierson  referenced Attachment  3  in  the bill  packet                                                                    
(copy on file).  She noted that there were  three schools on                                                                    
the list that carried large  monetary amounts. The intent of                                                                    
the effective date was to make  sure that the true nature of                                                                    
the fund, to fund new school construction, was preserved.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Foster thanked the committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:19:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop   discussed  FN1,  OMB   Component  2737,                                                                    
Department  of  Education   and  Early  Development,  School                                                                    
Finance and Facilities. He read from the analysis:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The  bill  will  require   changes  to  regulations  to                                                                    
     identify the  priority lists,  which currently  is just                                                                    
     the School  Construction Grant Fund list  and the Major                                                                    
     Maintenance  Grant Fund  list. It  is anticipated  that                                                                    
     necessary regulation  changes could occur  with current                                                                    
     staffing.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     There is no fiscal impact to the department under this                                                                     
     bill.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon returned to  her query into the effective                                                                    
date,  and  maintenance funds.  She  wondered  why the  bill                                                                    
would hold off on implementation until 2021.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM MEARIG, FACILITIES MANAGER,  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND                                                                    
EARLY  DEVELOPMENT,   understood  that  sponsor   wanted  to                                                                    
preserve  the  priority  of large  projects  on  the  school                                                                    
construction list.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:23:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson voiced  the same concern that  there was three                                                                    
additional years of facility  deterioration to consider with                                                                    
an effective date  of 2021. He mentioned  climate change and                                                                    
geographic weather concerns.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:24:15 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:28:07 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  reminded   that   the  committee   was                                                                    
discussing HB 212.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  commented  that   the  committee  had  a                                                                    
recurring conversation  regarding standardization  of school                                                                    
construction.  He considered  the importance  of crafting  a                                                                    
standardization policy for school construction.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  commented that  the committee  had asked                                                                    
inserted intent language that  requested that the department                                                                    
investigate standardization  of school construction  and the                                                                    
department  had responded,  through  the Legislative  Budget                                                                    
and  Audit process,  that  it was  not  cost effective.  She                                                                    
believed that  standardization would  save the  state money.                                                                    
She  noted that  there were  4 new  schools in  rural Alaska                                                                    
that would benefit  from standardization in the  way of cost                                                                    
savings to the state.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Mearig   stated  that  the  department   did  encourage                                                                    
standardization,  and  districts   were  making  efforts  to                                                                    
optimize the operation and maintenance on facilities.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  relayed that  she served on  a committee                                                                    
and  appreciated public  participation.  She  had offered  a                                                                    
bill  that stopped  architects  from being  able  to bid  on                                                                    
construction of  state buildings put forth  in contests. She                                                                    
felt that standardization of the  building design would lead                                                                    
to more cost-effective construction and maintenance.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 212(RLS)  was HEARD and  HELD in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  announced   a  recess   and  discussed                                                                    
housekeeping.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:33:23 AM                                                                                                                   
RECESSED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:06:07 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 216(FIN) am                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act  relating  to  restitution;  relating  to  the                                                                    
     office of  victims' rights; relating to  transfers from                                                                    
     the  dividend fund;  creating  the restorative  justice                                                                    
     account;   relating   to    appropriations   from   the                                                                    
     restorative  justice  account   for  services  for  and                                                                    
     payments  to  crime  victims, operating  costs  of  the                                                                    
     Violent   Crimes  Compensation   Board,  operation   of                                                                    
     domestic violence  and sexual assault  programs, mental                                                                    
     health  services  and  substance  abuse  treatment  for                                                                    
     offenders,   and  incarceration   costs;  relating   to                                                                    
     contributions  from dividends;  relating to  delinquent                                                                    
     minors; and providing for an effective date."                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:06:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  brought the  bill before  the committee.                                                                    
She stated  that the committee had  two questions pertaining                                                                    
to the fiscal notes.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon drew attention to FN12.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
TAYLOR  WINSTON, OFFICE  OF  VICTIMS'  RIGHTS (OVR),  ALASKA                                                                    
LEGISLATURE  (via   teleconference),  discussed   FN12.  She                                                                    
explained that  in order  to provide  restitution assistance                                                                    
through  the  Restorative  Justice account  to  victims  the                                                                    
administrative code  and statute  would need to  be updated.                                                                    
She said  that the fiscal  note focused primarily on  a one-                                                                    
time  cost   for  a  one-year,  non-permanent   position  to                                                                    
complete  the  work  on   the  restitution  case  management                                                                    
system. She added that additional  costs for electronic case                                                                    
management.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon asked  whether  the  fiscal note  needed                                                                    
amending to  reflect additional capital cost  to support the                                                                    
software system.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Winston  understood that the  fiscal note  reflected the                                                                    
cost  of  $83,000  for staffing,  approximately  $5,000  for                                                                    
computer  related  costs,  and  $1000 for  the  printing  of                                                                    
information  to  be  distributed  to  various  entities  for                                                                    
informational purposes.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:09:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon summarized  the  fiscal  note and  asked                                                                    
whether the  note would  need to be  updated to  reflect the                                                                    
statute change.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Winston  affirmed that statutory change  would be needed                                                                    
to  reflect  language that  authorized  the  office to  help                                                                    
victims with the restorative justice account.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kopp had  not heard of a  need for additional                                                                    
statutory  change.   He  disagreed  with  Ms.   Winston  and                                                                    
announced that OVR had broad  authority in statute to assist                                                                    
victims with  representation in court  and in the  return of                                                                    
property  hearings.   He  stated  that  the   Department  of                                                                    
Administration,  and  not  OVR,  would not  be  writing  the                                                                    
checks. He  asserted that  OVR would  set priority  order of                                                                    
victims  presenting who  were due  restitution.  He did  not                                                                    
believe that it was necessary to amend the bill.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:12:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Winston agreed  that OVR  had  broad jurisdiction  with                                                                    
assisting  victims with  regard  to restitution,  generally.                                                                    
She  believed  that the  office  could  accomplish the  work                                                                    
without  changing  statute  but  adding  the  jurisdictional                                                                    
duties of the office to statute would be cleaner.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:13:33 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:14:24 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon explained that the committee had                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kopp referenced  page  3, Section  4 of  the                                                                    
bill:                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (c)  The   office  of   victims'  rights   shall  adopt                                                                    
     regulations  under AS  44.62 (Administrative  Procedure                                                                    
     Act)   to  establish   a   process   for  payments   of                                                                    
     restitution  balances  from   the  restorative  justice                                                                    
     account established in AS 43.23.048.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kopp understood  that  the  language in  the                                                                    
section was  enough to  enable the office  to carry  out the                                                                    
duties prescribed in the bill.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  requested clarification that  the office                                                                    
would not be issuing payments.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kopp stated  that  the language  on Line  14                                                                    
dealt  with OVR  making eligibility  decision on  a priority                                                                    
order.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon referenced FN11.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:17:09 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
APRIL   WILKERSON,    DIRECTOR,   ADMINISTRATIVE   SERVICES,                                                                    
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS  (via teleconference), stated that                                                                    
there  would  be  no  regualtion   changes  needed  for  the                                                                    
department.  She  said  that   the  fiscal  note  adequately                                                                    
represented   the   anticipated   fiscal   impact   of   the                                                                    
legislation.   She  thought the  fiscal note  was adequately                                                                    
representative.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon MOVED  to AMEND  FN 11.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  MacKinnon MOVED  TO AMEND  FN 12.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kopp  said that  the bill  would reprioritize                                                                    
the vehicle  established by the  legislature in 1988  as the                                                                    
Crime  Victims Compensation  Fund. He  lamented that  it had                                                                    
become largely the Inmate Healthcare  Fund, and that a large                                                                    
portion would  still be given  to inmate healthcare,  but by                                                                    
setting  a priority  order, victims  were  sent the  message                                                                    
that  they are  considered  first and  foremost. He  relayed                                                                    
that reestablishing  priority order gave clear  direction to                                                                    
the  administration what  the legislature  considered to  be                                                                    
the highest purpose of the fund.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:19:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche understood that  the maximum amount a crime                                                                    
victim could receive for restorative justice was $10,000.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Kopp agreed.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:19:58 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  asked how to  ensure that the fund  would not                                                                    
be  spent on  something other  than victim's  rights in  the                                                                    
future.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Kopp responded  that the  legislature should                                                                    
be vigilant and  monitor the fund to be sure  it was working                                                                    
as intended.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop MOVED  to report  CSSSHB 216(FIN)  out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal notes. There  being NO OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 216(FIN)  was REPORTED  out of  committee with  a "do                                                                    
pass" recommendation and with a  new fiscal impact note from                                                                    
the Department of Corrections; and  a new fiscal impact note                                                                    
from the  Legislature; and  with seven  previously published                                                                    
fiscal   notes,  three   zero  notes:   FN2(DHS),  FN3(DHS),                                                                    
FN8(LAW); three with fiscal impact: FN7(REV), FN9(ADM),                                                                         
FN10(ADM/FUND CAP); and one indeterminate note: FN 13(AJS).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:21:15 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:23:09 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon discussed the agenda for the following                                                                       
day. She informed that the committee would consider HB 267                                                                      
in addition to the published agenda.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
11:23:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 11:23 a.m.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 147 Summary of Changes ver A to ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sectional Analysis ver J .pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sponsor Statement ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Supporting Documents.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB176 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 176 AML Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Flow Chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 - Explanation of Changes.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 213 Actual vs. POMV bar chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Revenue.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Law.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis Ver N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes Ver U to N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes ver. R 2-8-18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Support letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213--Supportive Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
Hb 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Appropriation Priorities withough a fixed amount 18-057mlp 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents Criminal Fund Use Over the Years with Percentages 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Repayments 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Difference Bertween Restitution and Compensation 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY14 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY15 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY16 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY17 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY18 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents HB245 from 1988 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 245
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pptx SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Victim Restitution Reform in Other States Research 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Materials Restitution Statistics from ACS 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Reference Document LRS Report of 2017 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Restitution Sectional 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Sponsor Statement 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Support Documents 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sponsor Statement 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 AML Testimony.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sectional Summary--Release of Hunting and Fishing Records to Municipalities 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Explanation of Changes--HB 267 Version D to Version O 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--2 Letters Opposed 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Lake and Peninsula Borough Municipal Code Title 6--2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Legal Consequences for Violating Confidentiality 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Documents--Letters and Resolutions in Support 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--SWAMC Resolution 3.8.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 400 DPS Letter 041218.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB 212 - Sectional version R.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Explanation of changes D to R 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Sponsor Statement 2.16.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #1 Districts covered by the bill.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #2 REAA Sm School Fund.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #3 School School Construction Grant Fund Final List.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #4 Major Maintenance List FY19 Final.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #5 Legal Opinion.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Letters of Support 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 model_wo SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB212model_w SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 213 work draft version T.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213