Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/26/2019 09:00 AM FINANCE

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09:42:37 AM Start
09:43:12 AM HB39 || HB40
04:17:49 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 39 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSSSHB 39(FIN) AM(BRF SUP MAJ FLD)
+= HB 40 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSSSHB 40(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                  SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                       April 26, 2019                                                                                           
                          9:42 a.m.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:42:37 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman called the Senate Finance Committee                                                                            
meeting to order at 9:42 a.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Natasha von Imhof, Co-Chair                                                                                             
Senator Bert Stedman, Co-Chair                                                                                                  
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Mike Shower                                                                                                             
Senator Bill Wielechowski                                                                                                       
Senator David Wilson                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator Cathy Giessel; Senator Gary Stevens; Senator Mia                                                                        
Costello; Senator Chris Birch; Representative George                                                                            
Rauscher; Pete Ecklund, Staff, Senator Bert Stedman.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 39(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)                                                                                              
          APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          SCS CSSSHB  39(FIN) was REPORTED out  of committee                                                                    
          with  three "do  pass" recommendations,  three "no                                                                    
          recommendation"  recommendations, and  two "amend"                                                                    
          recommendations.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 40(FIN)                                                                                                                  
           APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
          SCS CSSSHB  40(FIN) was REPORTED out  of committee                                                                    
          with  four  "do  pass"  recommendations,  two  "no                                                                    
          recommendation"  recommendations, and  two "amend"                                                                    
          recommendations.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman //                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 39(FIN) am(brf                                                                   
sup maj fld)                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;  making   supplemental  appropriations;                                                                    
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 40(FIN)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:43:12 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  relayed that the committee  would consider                                                                    
amendments to  the operating budget.  He noted that  many of                                                                    
the amendments were to clean up the new draft of the bill.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman introduced his staff, Pete Ecklund.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:44:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 1(copy on                                                                           
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund explained that the amendment was at the request                                                                     
of the governor and was in three parts:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
     Part 1                                                                                                                 
     Department: Military and Veterans Affairs                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Military and Veterans Affairs                                                                               
     Allocation: Alaska Military Youth Academy                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Add: $18.8 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                       
          $1.2 GF/Match                                                                                                         
          $6.5 Gen Funds                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This 4/19  Governors  Amendment  reverses                                                                    
     this allocations   portion of  the Executive  Branch 50                                                                    
     percent travel reduction.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Part 2                                                                                                                 
     Department: Revenue                                                                                                        
     Appropriation: Taxation and Treasury                                                                                       
     Allocation: Tax Division                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Transfer In: $1,153.6  UGF, 8 PFT positions  and 1 Temp                                                                    
     PCN                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Commissioners Office                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Transfer Out: $1,153.6 UGF, 8  PFT positions and 1 Temp                                                                    
     PCN                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  The  Governors  2/13  budget  transferred                                                                    
     the Economic  Research Group from  the Tax  Division to                                                                    
     the Commissioner's  Office. This amendment  returns the                                                                    
     Economic  Research (and  associated  positions) to  the                                                                    
     Tax Division.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Part 3                                                                                                                 
     Department:    Commerce,    Community   and    Economic                                                                    
     Development                                                                                                                
     Appropriation: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute                                                                          
     Allocation: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Add a new FY20 Language Subsection as follows:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Sec   10.  Department   of  Commerce,   Community,  and                                                                    
     Economic Development.                                                                                                      
     (xx)Federal  receipts received  for  the United  States                                                                    
     Department    of   Agriculture,    Agricultural   Trade                                                                    
     Promotion  program,  estimated  to be  $5,497,900,  are                                                                    
     appropriated to the  Department of Commerce, Community,                                                                    
     and  Economic  Development,  Alaska  Seafood  Marketing                                                                    
     Institute, for  the fiscal years ending  June 30, 2020,                                                                    
     June 30, 2021, and June 30, 2022.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This   3/27  Governors    Amendment  adds                                                                    
     %4,497.9   federal   receipt   authority   to   reflect                                                                    
     available  funding  from  the USDA  Agricultural  Trade                                                                    
     Promotion Program to  Counter Retaliatory Tariffs. This                                                                    
     is a multi-year appropriation for FY20-FY22.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:46:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 2(copy on                                                                           
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund said that the amendment would replace crime                                                                         
victims' compensations funds with restorative justice funds                                                                     
within the Department of Law:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Part 1                                                                                                                 
     Department: Law                                                                                                            
     Appropriation: Criminal Division                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Replace:  $953.3 Crime VCF with Restorative Justice                                                                        
     Funding in the following allocations                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Allocations:                                                                                                               
     First Judicial District $74.2                                                                                              
     Second Judicial District $132.2                                                                                            
     Third Judicial District: Anchorage $249.1                                                                                  
     Third Judicial District: Outside Anchorage $264.9                                                                          
     Fourth Judicial District: $200.3                                                                                           
     Criminal Appeals/Special Litigation: $32.6                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Part 2                                                                                                                     
     Department: Law                                                                                                            
     Appropriation: Criminal Division                                                                                           
     Allocation: Second Judicial District                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Delete: $46.7 UGF                                                                                                          
     Add: $46.7 Restorative Justice                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Part 3                                                                                                                 
     Department: Law                                                                                                            
     Appropriation: Violent Crime Compensation Board                                                                            
     Allocation: Violent Crime Compensation Board                                                                               
   Delete: $1,000.0 Crime VCF, Grants and Benefits line                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:                                                                                                               
     The Senate  CS reduced the capitalization  of the Crime                                                                    
     Victim  Compensation Fund  by  $1 million  in order  to                                                                    
     fund existing Department of  Law positions that provide                                                                    
     services  to crime  victims and  witnesses. Two  issues                                                                    
     occurred in the Senate CS that need to be                                                                                  
     addressed.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          1.   The subcommittee used the Crime Victim                                                                           
          Compensation Fund rather than                                                                                         
          accessing the Restorative Justice Fund directly                                                                       
          for these positions.                                                                                                  
          2.   The  appropriation  from  the  Violent  Crime                                                                    
          Compensation fund  was not reduced in  the Violent                                                                    
          Crimes  Compensation  Board   to  reflect  the  $1                                                                    
          million reduction in                                                                                                  
          available funding.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     PARTS l  AND 2 adjust  the Department of  Law's funding                                                                  
     to reflect  the replacement of $1  million Crime Victim                                                                    
     Compensation funding with Restorative Justice Funding                                                                      
     (formerly known as PFD Felon funds).                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
     PART 3 reduces the  appropriation to the Violent Crimes                                                                  
     Compensation  Board by  $1  million  (from $2,178.2  to                                                                    
   $1,178.2) to reflect the amount of available funding.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:46:59 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 3(copy on                                                                           
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund said that the amendment fixed a technical error                                                                     
in the mental health bill:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Executive Branch-wide Appropriations                                                                           
     Appropriation: Salary and Benefits Adjustments                                                                             
     Allocations:   Alaska State Employees Association                                                                          
                    Public Employees Local 71                                                                                   
                    Alaska Public Employee Association                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Delete: All $553.1 of funding  included on page 6 lines                                                                    
     26-33 and page 7, lines 3-4.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  Funding for  the Executive  branch salary                                                                    
     and benefit adjustments was  inadvertently left in HB40                                                                    
     (the Mental  Health bill).  This amendment  removes the                                                                    
     funding from this portion of the bill.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his objection. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:47:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 4 (copy on                                                                          
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund   explained  that  the  amendment   dealt  with                                                                    
supplemental items in the operating  budget. Parts A, B, and                                                                    
C addressed  issues from the  Governors  office;  the Senior                                                                    
Benefits  intent language  had  been added  by Co-Chair  von                                                                    
Imhof.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Part A                                                                                                                 
     Department: Public Safety                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Alaska State Troopers                                                                                       
     Allocation: Alaska State Trooper Detachments                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Add: $1.5 million UGF to Section 4                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation: The Senate CS removed  $1.5 million of UGF                                                                    
     from AST  Detachments to account for  vacant positions.                                                                    
     However, DPS has indicated that "AST has historically                                                                      
     relied  on excess  personal services  funding to  cover                                                                    
     non-personal  services  costs.   If  personal  services                                                                    
     funding  is  fully spent,  then  other  lines will  run                                                                    
     red."                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     This  amendment restores  the  funding  and aligns  the                                                                    
     funding level with  the Governor's supplemental request                                                                    
     for this allocation.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
     Part B                                                                                                                 
     Department: Public Safety                                                                                                  
     Delete  Language: Section  15. Supplemental  Salary and                                                                    
     Benefit Adjustments.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   The   FY2019    supplemental   for   the                                                                    
     Department of Public  Safety positions includes funding                                                                    
     needed  for  the  classification  change  effective  in                                                                    
     FY2019. Since  the supplemental funding  addresses only                                                                    
     the  classification  increase,   the  language  is  not                                                                    
     necessary  and section  15 should  be removed  from the                                                                    
     bill.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Part C                                                                                                                 
     Department: Administration                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Legal and Advocacy Services                                                                                 
     Allocation: Office of Public Advocacy                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Add: $900.0 UGF to Section 4                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   Fund  Projections   for  criminal   case                                                                    
     support                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Corrections                                                                                                    
     Appropriation: Population Management                                                                                       
     Allocation: Institution Directors Office                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Add: $150.0 Fed Rcpts to Section 4                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation: Increased authorization  for the equitable                                                                    
     sharing  program.  This   federal  program  allows  the                                                                    
     proceeds  of   liquidated  seized  assets   from  asset                                                                    
     forfeiture to  be shared between the  state and federal                                                                    
     law enforcement authorities.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Corrections                                                                                                    
     Appropriation: Recidivism Reduction Grants                                                                                 
     Allocation: Recidivism Reduction Grants                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Add Language: $1,000.0 Fed Rcpts                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   Increased   federal   authorization   is                                                                    
     requested to  accept and expend  funding from  a Bureau                                                                    
     of Justice  Assistance (BJA)  FY2018 Second  Change Act                                                                    
     Statewide  Adult  Recidivism Reduction  Strategic  Plan                                                                    
     Implementation Program grant.                                                                                              
     Add new section as follows:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     *  Sec.   x."'.  DEPARTMENT  OF   CORRECTIONS.  Federal                                                                    
     receipts received  for the Second Chance  Act Statewide                                                                    
     Adult     Recidivism    Reduction     Strategic    Plan                                                                    
     Implementation  Program   grant,  estimated  to   be  S                                                                    
     1,000,000,  ate  appropriated   to  the  Department  of                                                                    
     Corrections,  Recidivism  reduction   grants,  for  the                                                                    
   fiscal years ending June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2020.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Part D                                                                                                                 
     Department: Health and Social Services                                                                                     
     Appropriation: Senior Benefits Payment Program                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Page 53, following line 4 (supplemental section):                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Add Intent (Appropriation Level):                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     It  is   the  intent  of  the   legislature  that  this                                                                    
     appropriation  be  used  for  Senior  Benefit  payments                                                                    
     suspended  at the  end  of FY  19  due to  insufficient                                                                    
     funding.   It  is   further   the   intention  of   the                                                                    
     legislature that funding in  this appropriation may not                                                                    
     be used for any purpose  other than payment of benefits                                                                    
     for the Senior Benefit Payment Program.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This intent  language  ensures that  FY19                                                                    
     supplemental  funding   be  used  for   Senior  Benefit                                                                    
     payments suspended at the end  of FY19 and that funding                                                                    
     may  NOT be  used for  any purpose  other than  to fund                                                                    
     Senior Benefit payments.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:49:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 5, 31-                                                                              
GH1905\I.7 (Bruce, 4/24/19) (copy on file).                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman addressed the amendment:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Page 61, following line 30:                                                                                                
          Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                      
          (g)  The amount  authorized under  AS 37.13.145(b)                                                                    
          for   transfer  by   the  Alaska   Permanent  Fund                                                                    
          Corporation  on June  30,  2019,  estimated to  be                                                                    
          $1,944,000,000, is  appropriated from  the general                                                                    
          fund to  the dividend  fund (AS  43.23.045(a)) for                                                                    
          the payment  of permanent  fund dividends  and for                                                                    
          administrative  and   associated  costs   for  the                                                                    
          fiscal year ending June 20, 2020.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Reletter the following subsection accordingly.                                                                             
     Page 61, line 31:                                                                                                          
          Delete appropriation made in (f)                                                                                      
         Insert appropriations made in (f) and (g)                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Page 83, lines 19-20                                                                                                       
          Delete 19(a)  (e) and (g)                                                                                             
          Insert 19(a)  (e), (g), and (h)                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof  commented that  paying  out  a  $3,000                                                                    
dividend  would  put financial  pressure  on  the state  and                                                                    
would  require  another  $1.2   billion  draw  from  unknown                                                                    
reserves. She  asserted that that  state should  live within                                                                    
its  means  and  pay  a  dividend  it  could  afford,  while                                                                    
providing  a   reasonable  level  of  state   services.  She                                                                    
supported  the  amendment only  under  the  premise that  it                                                                    
would be  further discussed in  conference committee  on the                                                                    
operating budget.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman requested to be added as a co-sponsor.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman,  Senator  Wilson, Senator  Olson,  Senator                                                                    
Wielechowski, and Senator Micciche asked  to be shown as co-                                                                    
sponsors of Amendment 5.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:52:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 6, 31-                                                                              
GH1905\I.8, (Bruce, 4/25/19) (copy on file).                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 62, following line 4                                                                                                  
     Insert a new subsection to read:                                                                                           
     "(h) After the appropriations made in (a) -(g) of this                                                                     
     section. the remaining balance of the earnings reserve                                                                     
     account (AS 37.13.145),  not to exceed $14,000,000,000,                                                                    
     is appropriated  from the earnings reserve  account (AS                                                                    
     37.13.145)  to the  principal of  the Alaska  permanent                                                                    
     fund.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 83, lines 19-20:                                                                                                      
     Delete 19(a)  (e) and (g)                                                                                                  
     Insert 19(a)  (e), (g), and (h)                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  expressed concern  with the  amendment. He                                                                    
worried that  a future downturn  of oil could put  the state                                                                    
in  the position  where it  could not  provide for  critical                                                                    
constitutionally required  services or  pay out  a dividend.                                                                    
He thought that $14 billion was too high a number.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von Imhof  supported  the  amendment. She  relayed                                                                    
that  there  was  $18  billion  currently  in  the  earnings                                                                    
reserve account  (ERA), the  $14 billion  would go  into the                                                                    
corpus and protect it for  future generations while allowing                                                                    
for a POMV  draw in 2020. She felt that  the amendment could                                                                    
protect against ad hoc draws on the ERA.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:56:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson was  concerned that  the amendment  would put                                                                    
such a  large amount of money  out of reach for  spending on                                                                    
day-to-day budgetary needs for state services.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:56:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski wondered how much  would be left in the                                                                    
ERA after the POMV draw.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:57:08 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:58:16 AM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman explained that  the ERA would still contain                                                                    
approximately  $1 billion  after the  $14 billion  sweep and                                                                    
the  dividend  payout  and   several  other  small  clean-up                                                                    
transactions.  He noted  that the  permanent fund  portfolio                                                                    
was   over  $60   billion,  with   a   targeted  return   of                                                                    
approximately  6   percent  per  year.  He   felt  that  the                                                                    
resources  would  be  ample  to  cover  state  spending.  He                                                                    
relayed  that further  discussion  would  happen during  the                                                                    
conference committee on the operating budget.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:59:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Wielechowski thought  that  the  amendment posed  a                                                                    
great risk.  He noted that  the $1  billion left in  the ERA                                                                    
would  not be  enough to  pay a  dividend in  2020 and  that                                                                    
there  would  be  no  money  left  to  fund  government.  He                                                                    
supported rolling  the ERA  into the  corpus and  adopting a                                                                    
constitutional framework.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:00:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  asserted that the  ERA had been  near zero                                                                    
before and dividends  had been paid. He  reiterated that the                                                                    
portfolio  was   colossal   and   would  not  take  long  to                                                                    
accumulate enough funds to fund government spending.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:01:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von Imhof  was pleased  that Senator  Wielechowski                                                                    
was willing to  roll the ERA into the corpus  and putting it                                                                    
in the  constitution. She stressed  that even with  the move                                                                    
of  $14 billion  from the  ERA  into the  corpus, the  state                                                                    
would have  money to pay out  a 2020 dividend, and  fund the                                                                    
state  budget, through  the  POMV draw.  She  stated that  a                                                                    
25/75 split  would result  in a  $1,200 dividend,  which was                                                                    
more  than the  average amount  paid  out over  the past  35                                                                    
years.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:02:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator   Wielechowski   had    sponsored   permanent   fund                                                                    
legislation in  2010. He recalled that  the Alaska Permanent                                                                    
Fund Corporation (APFC) had sold  assets, at a reduced rate,                                                                    
in order  to pay out  a dividend  for 2011. He  thought that                                                                    
this action could force the  corporation to sell assets at a                                                                    
loss in order  to pay a dividend, which did  not benefit the                                                                    
long-term health of the fund.  He disagreed that money could                                                                    
be taken from  the corpus, money could only be  taken out of                                                                    
the ERA; taking  money from the corpus required  a change to                                                                    
the constitution.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  was concerned that the  state had expended                                                                    
billions  from the  constitutional budget  reserve (CBR)  in                                                                    
the preceding years. He thought  the amendment was a balance                                                                    
between  meeting obligations  and  protecting the  permanent                                                                    
fund.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:04:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson thought  Co-Chair Stedman  brought up  a good                                                                    
point in  that in  2008 through 2010  there was  a difficult                                                                    
financial  situation  in the  world  and  in the  state.  He                                                                    
recalled the  work that  had been done  then to  assure that                                                                    
residents  received dividends.  He  expressed hesitation  at                                                                    
the idea of a constitutional amendment.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:05:12 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche thought the reality  was that the state was                                                                    
dependent upon a  single commodity. He remarked  that if the                                                                    
value of that commodity  dropped substantially and there was                                                                    
no revenue other than the  POMV, and everything other that $                                                                    
billion  collapsed,  the  legislature  would  not  have  the                                                                    
ability  to  draw  from  the  corpus.  He  wondered  whether                                                                    
further analysis could be provided on the amendment.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  reassured Senator Micciche that  there was                                                                    
enough financial  room to deal with  state obligations after                                                                    
the  transfer  that  was  proposed   in  the  amendment.  He                                                                    
reminded that the action of  the committee was not the final                                                                    
action on the bill. He  asserted that the legislature needed                                                                    
to take effective action to  protect the fund. He emphasized                                                                    
that the permanent  fund was not for  the current generation                                                                    
to   squander.  He   expressed   full   confidence  in   his                                                                    
conversations  with   Co-Chair  von  Imhof   concerning  the                                                                    
possible exposure the  state could face. He  did not believe                                                                    
that the fund would be adversely affected.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:08:30 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:12:46 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson expressed support for the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:13:39 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche   MOVED  to  AMEND  Amendment   6  with  a                                                                    
conceptual   amendment  that   would   replace  the   number                                                                    
"$14,000,000,000" with the number "$12,000,000,000" on line                                                                     
4.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, the conceptual amendment to Amendment 6                                                                      
was adopted.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:14:53 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski supported the change in Amendment 6.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop thought the amendment addressed the topic of                                                                     
solidifying and maintaining the operating budget as well as                                                                     
a dividend.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, Amendment 6 was ADOPTED as AMENDED.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:15:59 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 7(copy on file).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Health and Social Services                                                                                     
     Appropriation: Senior Disabilities Svcs                                                                                    
     Allocation: Governors Cncl/Disabilities                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Restore 50 percent Travel Reduction                                                                                 
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: Inc                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  The  Governor's Council  on  Disabilities                                                                    
     and   Special  Education   holds  three   full  council                                                                    
     meetings each  year. Council  members come  from across                                                                    
     the state  and include Alaskans with  varying levels of                                                                    
     developmental   and   intellectual  disabilities.   The                                                                    
     Councils   travel is  not  paid  for with  unrestricted                                                                    
     general funds.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche stated that the amendment would add $49                                                                        
thousand for the Council to do business with a slight                                                                           
restriction.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:16:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 8(copy on file).                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson spoke to the amendment:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Corrections                                                                                                    
     Appropriation: Health and Rehab Services                                                                                   
     Allocation: Physical Health Care                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Fully Fund Governors Request for Increased                                                                          
     Medical Costs                                                                                                              
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: Inc                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:    Fully    Fund   Governor's    Amendment                                                                    
     Requesting  Funding  for  Increased Costs  for  Medical                                                                    
     Fees,   Chronic   Disease,   Nursing   Shortages,   and                                                                    
     Pharmaceuticals. The  department estimates that  80% of                                                                    
     this  cost is  related to  a new  national standard  of                                                                    
     care for inmates who are Hepatitis C positive.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:17:39 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 9(copy on file).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Part 1                                                                                                                 
     Department: Corrections                                                                                                    
     Appropriation: Population Management                                                                                       
     Allocation: Institution Directors Office                                                                                   
     Add: $18,017.2 UGF Services                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This   action  reduces   the  unallocated                                                                    
     reduction to  a level that reflects  the actual savings                                                                    
     achieved  by moving  inmates  out  of institutions  and                                                                    
     into Community  Residential Centers or  onto Electronic                                                                    
     Monitoring is calculated using  the marginal rate. With                                                                    
     the  restoration  of  this unallocated  reduction,  the                                                                    
     department    will   not    close   any    correctional                                                                    
     institutions.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Part 2                                                                                                                 
     Department: Corrections                                                                                                    
     Appropriation: Population Management                                                                                       
     Allocation: Out of State Contractual                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Delete: $3557.5 UGF Services                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Add   Conditioning:  Add   the  following   conditional                                                                    
     wordage  at  the  Population  Management  appropriation                                                                    
     level: "The  amount appropriated by  this appropriation                                                                    
     may  not  be  used  to  send  inmates  to  out-of-state                                                                    
     facilities unless medically necessary."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   Funding  for   Out-of-State  Contractual                                                                    
     services is reduced  to the FY19 level  of $300.0 CCGF,                                                                    
     and   conditional  language   is   added  to   preclude                                                                    
     prisoners  from being  sent to  out-of-state facilities                                                                    
     unless medically necessary.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche asked to be shown as a co-sponsor of the                                                                       
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:18:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 10, 31-                                                                             
GH1905\I.5, (Bruce, 4/24/19).                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof spoke to the amendment:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Part 1                                                                                                                 
     Department: Governor                                                                                                       
     Appropriation: Commissions/Special Offices                                                                                 
     Allocation: Redistricting Board                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Remove Multi-Year Redistricting Funding                                                                             
     Section: Language                                                                                                          
     Type: Lang                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation: Remove the multi-year appropriation for                                                                       
   redistricting costs associated with the 2020 Census.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Part 2                                                                                                                 
     Page 67, line 18:                                                                                                          
          Delete (a)                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Page 67, lines 22-25:                                                                                                      
          Delete all material.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von Imhof  explained that  the two-part  amendment                                                                    
would remove  a language  section appropriation in  the bill                                                                    
for  2020 census  redistricting.  She shared  that the  work                                                                    
would begin in FY2021, after  the first batch of census data                                                                    
was  released in  October  2020. She  believed  that it  was                                                                    
prudent to wait to  make the large, multi-year appropriation                                                                    
for an issue that was not a pressing need.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:19:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 11(copy on file).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof spoke to the amendment:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Labor and Workforce Dev                                                                                        
     Appropriation: Commissioner and Admin Svcs                                                                                 
     Allocation: Labor Market Information                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: 2020 Census Complete Count Promotion                                                                                
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: IncOTI                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation: This one-time  funding is for multi-agency                                                                    
     2020 Census  promotion, outreach, and other  efforts to                                                                    
     ensure a  complete and accurate count  for Alaska. This                                                                    
     funding   may  be   used  for   address  and   response                                                                    
     verification,  response  promotion   and  outreach  for                                                                    
     hard-to-count Alaska populations.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof explained that  a complete  and accurate                                                                    
census count was  critical to the state  and Alaska received                                                                    
$3.2 billion in census based  federal funding each year. She                                                                    
added  that representative  democracy  required an  accurate                                                                    
census  to assure  that Alaskans  were equally  represented.                                                                    
She  said  that  the   funding  would  support  multi-agency                                                                    
efforts for an accurate census count.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop  asked to  be listed as  a co-sponsor  of the                                                                    
amendment.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:21:21 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson OBJECTED to the amendment.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson wanted to clarify  which agency would receive                                                                    
the funding.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof  understood that the funding  would go to                                                                    
the  Department  of  Labor   and  Workforce  Development  to                                                                    
coordinate with other agencies as needed.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop  thought that  the  funds  would go  to  the                                                                    
division of research analysis.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Wilson  WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There  being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:22:19 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:22:51 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  OBJECTED to Amendment  11 for  purposes of                                                                    
discussion. He  noted that  Senator Shower  was on  the line                                                                    
and was having sound difficulties.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Shower asked for time to address the sound issue.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:23:46 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:24:20 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator Shower did not have comments or concerns on                                                                             
Amendment 11.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:24:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 12(copy on file).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche explained the amendment:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Environmental Conservation                                                                                     
     Appropriation: Environmental Health                                                                                        
     Allocation: Environmental Health                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Dairy Inspection                                                                                                    
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: FndCng                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  The currently  operating dairy  in Alaska                                                                    
     has  expressed   a  willingness   to  pay   to  support                                                                    
     continuing  the regulatory  dairy  program for  FY2020.                                                                    
     This   amendment   would   provide   for   a   one-time                                                                    
     appropriation of  statutory designated  program receipt                                                                    
     authority in  the Division  of Environmental  Health to                                                                    
     accept that payment to replace  $15.0 of the $180.0 UGF                                                                    
     subsidy   required  to   maintain   the  program.   The                                                                    
     Department  will  be  expected  to put  in  place  fees                                                                    
     related  to the  regulation of  Grade A  milk and  milk                                                                    
     products by  FY2021 to  reduce the  UGF subsidy  of the                                                                    
     dairy  program.  The  Alaska   dairy  industry  is  not                                                                    
     responsible   for  the   non-dairy  functions   of  the                                                                    
     inspector.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:26:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof MOVED  to  ADOPT  Amendment 13(copy  on                                                                    
file).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof spoke to the amendment:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Education and Early Dev                                                                                        
     Appropriation: Alaska Postsecondary Education                                                                              
     Allocation: WWAMI Medical Education                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title:   Increase   to    Support   WWAMI   Contractual                                                                    
     Obligation                                                                                                                 
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: Inc                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  A $77.3  increment  to  WWAMI funding  is                                                                    
     necessary  to   support  the  FY2020   increased  WWAMI                                                                    
     contractual  obligation amount  with the  University of                                                                    
     Washington to reserve seats for Alaskan students.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von   Imhof  explained  that  the   committee  had                                                                    
conducted  a  hearing on  the  program  in March  2019.  She                                                                    
relayed that  it had been  found that the  program bolstered                                                                    
homegrown Alaska primary care  doctors, many of which served                                                                    
in  rural Alaska.  She  stated that  the  investment in  the                                                                    
program  was  more  effective   than  building  an  in-state                                                                    
medical school.  She proposed fully funding  the program and                                                                    
related that she  was working with the  university and other                                                                    
stakeholders  to establish  non-state financial  support for                                                                    
the   program,  and   increased   payback  provisions   from                                                                    
graduates, to  maintain the program and  establish financial                                                                    
independence form the state.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson  OBJECTED to the  amendment. He spoke  to his                                                                    
objection. He  thought that more  pressure should be  put on                                                                    
the university and the program to offset costs.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:29:38 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:29:49 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson   questioned  whether  the   amendment  would                                                                    
adversely affect  the ability of  the higher  education fund                                                                    
to fund other programs.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof  responded   that  the  fund  currently                                                                    
totaled $340 million.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:30:53 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:31:40 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof addressed Senator Olson's  question, and                                                                    
noted that  analysis showed that  the fund would be  able to                                                                    
cover  its current  obligations,  in  addition to  providing                                                                    
funds for WWAMI.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken  on the motion to adopt Amendment                                                                    
13.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Olson,  Wielechowski,  Bishop, Hoffman,  Micciche,                                                                    
von Imhof, Stedman                                                                                                              
OPPOSED: Shower, Wilson, Olson                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION  PASSED (7/2). There being  NO further OBJECTION,                                                                    
Amendment 13 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
[NOTE: With  the permission of the  committee, Senator Olson                                                                    
changed his vote from nay to yea.]                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:33:23 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 14(copy on file).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Shower spoke to the amendment:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Natural Resources                                                                                              
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Commissioners Office                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Reconstitute the CACFA Executive Director                                                                           
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: Inc                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   Reconstitute   the  Citizens'   Advisory                                                                    
     Commission on Federal  Areas (CACFA) Executive Director                                                                    
     position and fund CACFA to  cover travel for Commission                                                                    
     meetings,  ensure the  Department of  Interior properly                                                                    
     implements  the  SCOTUS  Sturgeon  ruling  and  applies                                                                    
     Sturgeon  caselaw to  navigable  rivers statewide.  SLM                                                                    
     and  other federal  land management  plans continue  to                                                                    
     systematically erode  Alaskan's traditional  access and                                                                    
     use rights  on federal lands as  promised under ANILCA.                                                                    
     The increment is required for  an executive director to                                                                    
     monitor  federal  actions, coordinate  CACFA  meetings,                                                                    
     write a newsletter, and commission  travel for at least                                                                    
     twice  a  year  face  to face  public  meetings.  These                                                                    
     meetings regularly invite federal  land managers to the                                                                    
     table for  discussions as well  as take  testimony from                                                                    
     affected Alaskans.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:34:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 15(copy on file).                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop spoke to the amendment:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Natural Resources                                                                                              
     Appropriation: Agriculture                                                                                                 
     Allocation: N. Latitude Plant Material Ctr                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
   Title: Implementation of the Industrial Hemp Program                                                                         
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: Inc                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This will  pay for  a program  authorized                                                                    
     last  year  by  the  legislature with  the  passage  of                                                                    
     Senate  Bill 6  to  require the  Department of  Natural                                                                    
     Resources  to  regulate  the production  of  industrial                                                                    
     hemp. The agency expects draft  regulations to be ready                                                                    
     for  public   notice  by  May   15,  2019,   and  final                                                                    
     regulations to be in place by October 2019.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     The  $375,000 in  General  Fund/Program Receipts  (DGF)                                                                    
     will  come from  fees to  recoup costs  associated with                                                                    
     the  program  such  as handling  applications,  product                                                                    
     registrations, and laboratory tests.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The original  budget request was for  $500,000. Because                                                                    
     final regulations will not be  in place until September                                                                    
     or October,  the $375,000 in this  amendment represents                                                                    
     a  pro rata  funding level  for nine  months of  Fiscal                                                                    
     Year 2020.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop noted that the division had received more                                                                        
public interest on the subject than any other in recent                                                                         
history.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:35:48 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Bishop MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 16(copy on file).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop explained the amendment:                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Health and Social Services                                                                                     
     Appropriation: Medicaid Services                                                                                           
     Allocation: Medicaid Services                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Exempt  dual federal designation  hospitals from                                                                    
     5 percent Medicaid rate reduction                                                                                          
     Wordage Type: Intent                                                                                                       
     Linkage: Appropriation  Medicaid Services                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Wordage: It is the intent  of the legislature to exempt                                                                    
     hospitals  with the  dual federal  designation of  Sole                                                                    
     Community  Hospital   and  Rural  Referral   Center  in                                                                    
     addition  to  Critical  Access Hospitals  from  the  5%                                                                    
     Medicaid rate reduction.                                                                                                   
     Explanation: The  Critical Access  Hospital designation                                                                    
     is designed  to reduce  the financial  vulnerability of                                                                    
     rural  hospitals and  improve access  to healthcare  by                                                                    
     keeping  essential   services  in   rural  communities.                                                                    
     Similarly,  the  Sole   Community  Hospital  and  Rural                                                                    
     Referral Center  federal designations play  vital roles                                                                    
     in  ensuring   isolated  communities  have   access  to                                                                    
     hospital care.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:36:38 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 17(copy on file).                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson explained the amendment:                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Public Safety                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Village Public Safety Officers                                                                              
     Allocation: Village Public  Safety Officer Commissioner                                                                    
     Galvin                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Detail                                                                                                         
     Title: VPSO intent                                                                                                         
     Wordage Type: Intent                                                                                                       
     Linkage:   Appropriation      Village   Public   Safety                                                                    
     Officers                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Wordage: It is  the intent of the  legislature that the                                                                    
     Department  of  Public   Safety  collaborate  with  the                                                                    
     Village  Public  Safety   Officer  (VPSO)  grantees  to                                                                    
     develop  a recruitment  and retention  plan to  reverse                                                                    
     the trend of high  turnover and recruitment challenges;                                                                    
     and  report  to  the  Finance  Committee  Co-Chairs  on                                                                    
     January 31,  2020 as to  the status of  the development                                                                    
     of  this  plan and  any  steps  taken to  address  this                                                                    
     issue.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   For  several   years  there   have  been                                                                    
     problems with  recruiting and  retaining VPSOs,  yet we                                                                    
     have heard nothing of actions  proposed to reverse that                                                                    
     trend.  We want  the  VPSO grantees  to  work with  the                                                                    
     Department to develop a plan to turn that around.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche OBJECTED for discussion. He asked to be                                                                        
listed as a co-sponsor of the amendment.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche, Senator Bishop, and Senator Wielechowski                                                                      
asked to be listed as co-sponsors of the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                         
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:37:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 18.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Public Safety                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Statewide Support                                                                                           
     Allocation: Civil Air Patrol                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Transaction Details                                                                                                        
     Title: Partial Restoration of Funding for the Civil                                                                        
     Air Patrol                                                                                                                 
     Section: Section 1                                                                                                         
     Type: IncM                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  Partial restoration  of  funding for  the                                                                    
     Civil  Air Patrol.  The FY19  funding level  was $350.0                                                                    
     UGF. This increment provides a  total of $250.0 UGF for                                                                    
     FY20.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop, Co-Chair von  Imhof, Senator Wilson, Senator                                                                    
Olson,  Senator  Micciche,  Co-Chair  Stedman,  and  Senator                                                                    
Hoffman asked to be listed as co-sponsors on the amendment.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop WITHDREW his OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                           
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:39:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 19(copy on file).                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman noted that the amendment was revenue                                                                            
neutral. He spoke to the amendment:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Department: University                                                                                                     
     Appropriation: University of Alaska                                                                                        
     Allocation: Fairbanks Campus                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Add: $825,000 UGF                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Positions:                                                                                                                 
     Add: 1 PFT position                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Department: University                                                                                                     
     Appropriation: University of Alaska                                                                                        
   Allocation: Statewide Campus Additions and Reductions                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Delete: $825,000 UGF                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:   Educators   Rising,    is   a   national                                                                    
     organization that  helps steer high school  students to                                                                    
     the  teaching  profession.   Educators  Rising  Alaska,                                                                    
     managed  at   the  University  of   Alaska,  encourages                                                                    
     Alaskan  high school  students  to  consider and  begin                                                                    
     preparation early for careers  as educators in Alaska's                                                                    
     schools.  Students participate  in an  education career                                                                    
     pathway  that   consists  of  four  courses   taken  as                                                                    
     electives while  in high school.  Participating schools                                                                    
     schedule   the   courses   and  also   offer   activity                                                                    
     opportunities each  for March. the students  to compete                                                                    
    in the Career Technical Skills Organization (CTSO)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     This amendment would broaden  the existing program with                                                                    
     the  goal  of increasing  the  number  of and  support;                                                                    
     home-grown  training;  updated student  Alaskan  online                                                                    
     educators.  Funds would  be allocated  towards: teacher                                                                    
     leader recruitment  and training,  student recruitment,                                                                    
     leadership   training   and  student   travel;   school                                                                    
     coordinator  support;  updated   online  resources  and                                                                    
     program data  tracking; regional and  community efforts                                                                    
     to   increase   program   visibility,   capacity,   and                                                                    
     sustainability;  administrative  support for  increased                                                                    
     program  activities  around  the  state;  middle-school                                                                    
     curriculum development to complement the existing high                                                                     
     school career pathway.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman asked for the support of the committee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche OBJECTED for the purpose of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche clarified  that the  amendment was  not an                                                                    
additional cost, but rather a shift of funds.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche WITHDREW his OBJECTION.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof OBJECTED for discussion.  She reiterated                                                                    
that these  would not be  additional funds but  moving money                                                                    
from  one  campus  to  another.   She  understood  that  the                                                                    
amendment was at the request of the university president.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman clarified that  he had requested information                                                                    
on  how the  teacher  shortage could  be  addressed and  the                                                                    
president had communicated that  the program could be funded                                                                    
through this mechanism.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof restated  that the  funds were  not new,                                                                    
but receipt authority moving from one campus to another.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof WITHDREW her OBJECTION.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:44:13 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Bishop and  Senator Shower asked to be  shown as co-                                                                    
sponsors of the amendment.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Bishop  WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There  being  NO                                                                    
further  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered.  Amendment 19  was                                                                    
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:44:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson  MOVED to WITHDRAW Amendment  20. There being                                                                    
NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:45:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 21.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Wielechowski  explained  that  the  current  budget                                                                    
included  a  significant  reduction  to  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway  System (AMHS),  and the  amendment  would add  back                                                                    
$19.528 million from  the general fund and  would include an                                                                    
additional  $5.6 million  from AMHS  receipts. He  felt that                                                                    
the cuts to  the system had gone too far.  He said under the                                                                    
proposal there  would be 4  runs to  Dutch Harbor, 2  at the                                                                    
beginning of  the summer  and 2  at the  end of  the summer.                                                                    
Additionally,   Prince    William   Sound    would   receive                                                                    
consistent, but  limited, services during the  winter; and a                                                                    
limited baseline of service would  be restored to Southeast,                                                                    
December  through April,  to move  freight, passengers,  and                                                                    
commerce. He  said that the  investment would  generate $5.7                                                                    
million  in AMHS  revenue.  He  noted that  the  cut to  the                                                                    
system  would still  be 28  percent. He  said that  he would                                                                    
withdraw the  amendment with  the hope  that there  would be                                                                    
continued discussion on the matter.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski  MOVED to WITHDRAW Amendment  21. There                                                                    
being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:47:10 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 22.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke  to the amendment. He  noted that the                                                                    
house had added  back in funding cut by the  governor in his                                                                    
budget  proposal.  The  amendment  would  reduce  the  house                                                                    
number by  university by  $5 million.  He thought  there was                                                                    
room  for  the  University  to  tighten  up  and  prioritize                                                                    
spending.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:47:51 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman requested an at ease.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:47:53 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:51:02 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman reminded  that there  was an  objection to                                                                    
Amendment 22.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche explained  that the  number considered  in                                                                    
the amendment  meant the item  would not  be conferenceable.                                                                    
He  thought it  was  possible that  the  reduction could  be                                                                    
reduced  further if  the house  number were  maintained, and                                                                    
the item  was discussed  during the conference  committee on                                                                    
the operating budget.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche  MOVED  to WITHDRAW  Amendment  22.  There                                                                    
being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:51:59 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 23(copy on file).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 20, following line 12:                                                                                                
          Insert new material to read:                                                                                          
     "It is  the intent  of the  legislature to  exempt from                                                                    
     the five  percent Medicaid  rate reduction  proposed by                                                                    
     the Department  of Health  and Social  Services skilled                                                                    
     nursing   facilities   and  senior   and   disabilities                                                                    
     services providers (nursing homes,  section 191 S{c) of                                                                    
     the  Social  Security  Act  and  other  waiver  service                                                                    
     providers,  and personal  care attendant  services) who                                                                    
     serve vulnerable Alaskans."                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof said  that the  amendment would  cost $8                                                                    
million in  UGF for Medicaid.  She said that  the governors                                                                     
proposed reduction in Medicaid  Phase 1 Cost Containment had                                                                    
been   accepted   when   issue   had   been   discussed   in                                                                    
subcommittee.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson voiced his support for the amendment.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Wilson, Olson, Wielechowski, Hoffman, Micciche,                                                                       
Shower, Bishop                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Stedman, von Imhof                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (7/2). There being NO OBJECTION,                                                                              
Amendment 23 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:54:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 24.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Department: Health and Social Services                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Structural Change                                                                                                          
     New  Structure Appropriation:  Senior and  Disabilities                                                                    
     Medicaid Services                                                                                                          
     Allocation: Senior Disabilities Medicaid Services                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     TRANSFER the following amounts:                                                                                          
     $219,161.4 GF/Match                                                                                                        
     $292,961.3 Federal                                                                                                         
     $11,915.5 UGF                                                                                                              
     $473.3 Inter-agency receipts                                                                                               
     $502.2 Statutory Designated Program Receipts                                                                               
     Total Funds $524,968.7                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     FROM       the      current       Medicaid      Service                                                                  
     appropriation/Medicaid Services allocation                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     TO  the   proposed  new   appropriation/allocation  for                                                                  
     Senior Disabilities Medicaid Services.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Explanation:  This  amendment  establishes  Senior  and                                                                    
     Disabilities    Medicaid   Services    in   a    single                                                                    
     appropriation/allocation and reduces  the amount by $50                                                                    
     million  From   the  amount  budgeted  in   the  FY  19                                                                    
     Management Plan.  The $50 million consists  of$20.9 UGF                                                                    
     Match, $27.9  Fed, $1.1 UGF,  $0.05 I/A and  $0.05 SDPR                                                                    
     reductions.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof OBJECTED to the  amendment. She asserted                                                                    
that  the  Health  and   Social  Services  subcommittee  had                                                                    
combine three Medicaid allocations  into a single allocation                                                                    
in order  to break  down silos  and streamline  processes to                                                                    
promote efficiencies  and cost  savings. She  contended that                                                                    
the  administration  estimated   that  the  amendment  would                                                                    
increase  administrative  costs  by  adding  2000  hours  of                                                                    
additional  processing time.  She was  concerned that  money                                                                    
could be  added to the  budget when  there had been  so much                                                                    
discussion about trying to reduce  spending. She argued that                                                                    
the amendment  would create more  bureaucratic red  tape and                                                                    
would  make no  difference in  the day-to-day  operations of                                                                    
health care providers or Medicaid beneficiaries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson  understood the  difficulty of  ensuring that                                                                    
providers  were paid.  He thought  there was  an issue  with                                                                    
funds being swept into other areas to cover shortfalls.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MAINTAINED his OBJECTION.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Olson, Wielechowski, Micciche                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED:  Bishop,  Hoffman,   Shower,  Wilson,   von  Imhof,                                                                    
Stedman                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION to adopt Amendment 24 FAILED (3/6).                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:58:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche MOVED to ADOPT Amendment 25.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:59:29 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche spoke to the amendment:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Page 74, lines 6 - 7:                                                                                                      
          Delete "amount necessary for state aid for costs                                                                      
          of school construction under AS 14.11.100,                                                                            
          estimated to be $99,820,500,"                                                                                         
          Insert "sum of $74,865,375"                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Page 74, line 8, following "Development"                                                                                   
          Insert "for state aid for costs of school                                                                             
          construction under AS 14.11.100"                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Page 74, lines 10-11:                                                                                                      
          Delete    the   amount    necessary,   after   the                                                                    
          appropriation made in (l) of this subsection,                                                                         
          estimated to be $83,320,500,                                                                                          
          Insert $58,365,375                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Page 76, line 5:                                                                                                           
          Delete $39,389,000                                                                                                    
          Insert $29,541,750                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche said that the amendment was meant to                                                                           
highlight  the fact  that there  are  impacts to   everybody                                                                    
wanting everything.   He thought  that it was  important for                                                                    
the public to  engage on what they want  because nothing was                                                                    
 scott free.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche  MOVED  to WITHDRAW  Amendment  25.  There                                                                    
being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:00:03 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilson  MOVED to WITHDRAW Amendment  26. There being                                                                    
NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof MOVED  that  the  committee direct  the                                                                    
Division  of Legislative  Finance and  Legislative Legal  to                                                                    
make  technical  and  conforming  changes to  the  bill,  as                                                                    
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  explained that the bill  would be drafted,                                                                    
as amended, and  would be moved from committee  later in the                                                                    
day.  The bill  would then  be  released to  the public  and                                                                    
would be before the committee on Monday, April 29, 2019.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:01:46 AM                                                                                                                   
RECESSED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:10:26 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman called  the committee  back  to order.  He                                                                    
noted that a  committee substitute had been  written for the                                                                    
two bills on agenda. //                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof  MOVED   to  ADOPT  proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for  CSSSHB   40(FIN),  Work  Draft  31-GH1901\G                                                                    
(Bruce, 4/26/19).                                                                                                               
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:11:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund  discussed the  CS. He  relayed that  one change                                                                    
had  been  made to  correct  an  oversight in  the  previous                                                                    
version. There  was a  section of the  bill that  had salary                                                                    
adjustments confined to one portion  of the bill, which were                                                                    
intended to be spread throughout the agencies.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof MOVED to  report SCS CSSSHB  40(FIN) out                                                                    
of  Committee with  individual recommendations.  There being                                                                    
NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSSSHB 40(FIN)  was REPORTED out of  committee with four                                                                    
"do   pass"   recommendations,   two   "no   recommendation"                                                                    
recommendations, and with two "amend" recommendations.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:13:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof  MOVED   to  ADOPT  proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for  CSSSHB   39(FIN),  Work  Draft  31-GH1905\D                                                                    
(Bruce, 4/26/19).                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman noted  that  there had  been  a series  of                                                                    
amendments adopted in the morning meeting.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund  discussed the CS.  He referenced a  report from                                                                    
the    Legislative   Finance    Division   (LFD)    entitled                                                                    
"Unrestricted General Funds," (copy  on file). He summarized                                                                    
that there  was $3.8 billion  in agency operations  and $526                                                                    
million  in  statewide  operations,  for  a  total  of  $4.3                                                                    
billion,  $1.700  less than  the  house  in UGF  for  agency                                                                    
operations. He  said that when  dividend spending  was added                                                                    
in the total UGF spend in the budget was $6.3 billion.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:14:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund remarked that the  cs reflected $11.5 billion in                                                                    
all funds and stated that there  would be reports on the LFD                                                                    
website for the public to consider.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:15:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Wielechowski asked  for an  explanation of  the PFD                                                                    
payment. He  asked whether the  5.35 percent had  been taken                                                                    
out to pay  for the dividend and state operations  or was an                                                                    
additional amount taken out to pay for the deficit.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund explained  that the  way the  appropriation was                                                                    
structured, a  5.25 percent  POMV payout  went first  to the                                                                    
general fund,  then whatever amount the  legislature decided                                                                    
upon was  paid from the  general fund to the  dividend fund.                                                                    
The conference committee on the  operating budget would need                                                                    
to  decide, if  there was  going to  be a  deficit, how  the                                                                    
budget would be balanced.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION,  it was  so ordered.  The SCS  for CSSSHB                                                                    
39(FIN) was adopted.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof MOVED to  report SCS CSSSHB  39(FIN) out                                                                    
of  Committee with  individual recommendations.  There being                                                                    
NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSSSHB 39(FIN) was REPORTED  out of committee with three                                                                    
"do   pass"  recommendations,   three  "no   recommendation"                                                                    
recommendations, and with two "amend" recommendations.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  thanked the committee  for their  work and                                                                    
discussed housekeeping.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
4:17:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 4:17 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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HB 39 Operating Budget Amendment Packet.pdf SFIN 4/26/2019 9:00:00 AM
HB 39
HB 39-HB 40 Adopted Amendments 042619.pdf SFIN 4/26/2019 9:00:00 AM
HB 39
HB 40
HB 39 Work Draft Version D.pdf SFIN 4/26/2019 9:00:00 AM
HB 39
HB 40 Work Draft Version G.pdf SFIN 4/26/2019 9:00:00 AM
HB 40