Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

05/10/2018 02:00 PM CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB285 AND HB286

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03:26:37 PM Start
03:45:33 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Delayed to 3:00 p.m.--
+= HB 285 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Moved CCS HB 285 Out of Committee
+= HB 286 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CCS HB 286 Out of Committee
               30TH ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                      SECOND SESSION                                                                                            
          CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB285 and HB286                                                                               
                       May 10, 2018                                                                                             
                         3:26 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:26:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman called the Conference Committee meeting on                                                                        
HB285 and HB286 to order at 3:26 p.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Paul Seaton, Vice-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
David Teal,  Director, Legislative  Finance Division;  fiscal                                                                   
analysts  with  the  Office  of  Management  and  Budget  and                                                                   
Legislative   Finance  Division;   and  aides  to   committee                                                                   
members and other members of the Legislature.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 285    APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          CCS HB 285 was REPORTED out of committee with a                                                                       
          "do pass" recommendation.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HB 286    APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CCS HB 286 was REPORTED out of committee with a                                                                       
          "do pass" recommendation.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENTS                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                                 
     REVENUE                                                                                                                    
     TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES                                                                                       
     UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                                                       
     FUND CAPITALIZATION                                                                                                        
     PERMANENT FUND                                                                                                             
     LANGUAGE AND SUPPLEMENTALS                                                                                                 
     LABOR AGREEMENTS                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 285(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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 285(FIN)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations  for  the operating  and                                                                   
     capital    expenses    of   the    state's    integrated                                                                   
     comprehensive mental  health program; and  providing for                                                                   
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN) am(brf sup maj fld)(efd fld)                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations  for  the operating  and                                                                   
     loan  program  expenses  of  state  government  and  for                                                                   
     certain    programs;   capitalizing   funds;    amending                                                                   
     appropriations;       and      making       supplemental                                                                   
     appropriations."                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 286(FIN)                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "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;                                                                   
     making  appropriations   under  art.  IX,   sec.  17(c),                                                                   
     Constitution   of  the   State  of   Alaska,  from   the                                                                   
     constitutional budget reserve fund; and providing for                                                                      
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:27:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^REVENUE                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:28:04 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to RESCIND the motion  to adopt Item                                                                   
4.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator  MacKinnon stated  that the  Alaska Permanent  Fund's                                                                   
purpose  to  deliver sustainable  and  compelling  investment                                                                   
returns  to benefit  all current  and  future generations  in                                                                   
Alaska.  She  stated  that  to  maximize  those  returns,  it                                                                   
mattered  whether   there  was  a  single   appropriation  or                                                                   
specific  appropriations.  She  explained  that there  was  a                                                                   
creation of a mix of that structure.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, Item 4 was before the committee.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to ADOPT  the following item  in the                                                                   
Department of Revenue:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Item 4: House                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED the conferencable  items in the Department  of Revenue                                                                   
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:29:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MOVED  to ADOPT  the following  in the  Department of  Health                                                                   
and Social Services:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Item 7: House, minus $1.107 million GF match, and                                                                          
     minus $1.107 million federal, and minus 21 positions.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED the  conferencable items  in the Department  of Health                                                                   
and Social Services budget.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
^TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:30:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Seaton  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                   
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item 4: House                                                                                                              
     Item 5: House                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED  the   conferencable  items   in  the  Department   of                                                                   
Transportation and Public Facilities budget.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:30:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Seaton  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                   
University of Alaska:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item 5: House                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Thompson OBJECTED.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Thompson stated  that the  Item continued  to                                                                   
increase the budget.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A roll call vote was taken on the motion.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: MacKinnon, Hoffman, Foster, Seaton, Olson                                                                             
OPPOSED: Thompson                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The MOTION PASSED (5/1).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  further  OBJECTION,  the action  CLOSED  the                                                                   
conferencable items in the University of Alaska budget.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^FUND CAPITALIZATION                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:31:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to ADOPT  the following in  the Fund                                                                   
Capitalization:                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item 9: Senate                                                                                                             
     Item 10: House                                                                                                             
     Item 11: House                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED the conferencable items in the Fund Capitalization.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^PERMANENT FUND                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:32:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Seaton  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                   
Permanent Fund Appropriations:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1: Senate                                                                                                             
     Item 2: House                                                                                                              
     Item 3: House                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED  the   conferencable  items  in  the   Permanent  Fund                                                                   
Appropriations.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^LANGUAGE AND SUPPLEMENTALS                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:32:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair MOVED to ADOPT new Language Item 6.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:33:13 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:35:03 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Seaton  restated   the  motion   to  ADOPT   the                                                                   
following in Language and Supplementals:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item  6: New  Language,  which instructs  the  Permanent                                                                   
     Fund Corporation  and the Department of  Revenue to work                                                                   
     together, so  the Permanent Fund Corporation  could make                                                                   
     cash transfers  to the General  Fund on a  schedule that                                                                   
     was as fiscally prudent as possible.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item 7: New Language, which would fill FY 19 deficit                                                                       
     from the ERA, if the CBR three-quarter vote provisions                                                                     
     fail to pass both bodies.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION,  it was  so  ordered. The  action                                                                   
CLOSED   the  conferencable   items  in   the  Language   and                                                                   
Supplementals.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
^FISCAL NOTES                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Seaton   MOVED   to  ADOPT   the   fiscal   note                                                                   
appropriation packet for HB 286.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair    Seaton   stated    that    the   packet    made                                                                   
appropriations  associated with the  listed bills.  He stated                                                                   
that  if a  bill  listed  either  failed to  pass,  substance                                                                   
failed to be  incorporated in another measure,  or was vetoed                                                                   
by  the governor,  the  appropriations  associated with  that                                                                   
bill  were reduced.  The  attached  reports prepared  by  the                                                                   
Legislative  Finance Division  listed  the  fund sources  and                                                                   
agencies associated with the bill.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman WITHDREW the OBJECTION.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being  NO  OBJECTION,   the  fiscal  note  packet  was                                                                   
adopted.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^LABOR AGREEMENTS                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:37:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to  add adopt new  items 1 and  2 in                                                                   
the Labor Agreements.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  explained that Labor Agreement  Item 1 was                                                                   
a  three-year  agreement  with the  Alaska  Public  Employees                                                                   
Association for  the supervisory  unit. He stated  that Labor                                                                   
Agreement Item 2  was a three-year agreement  with the Public                                                                   
Employees Local  71 for the  Labor, Trades, and  Crafts Unit.                                                                   
He  stated  that   backup  detail  of  both   agreements  was                                                                   
available.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Hoffman   WITHDREW  the  OBJECTION.  There   being  NO                                                                   
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Seaton  MOVED   to   give  Legislative   Finance                                                                   
Division and Legislative  Legal Services the ability  to make                                                                   
technical   and   conforming   changes  to   the   Conference                                                                   
Committee Substitute for HB 286.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to REPORT CCS HB  286 from committee                                                                   
with individual recommendations.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:39:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Seaton  MOVED   to   give  Legislative   Finance                                                                   
Division and Legislative  Legal Services the ability  to make                                                                   
technical   and   conforming   changes  to   the   Conference                                                                   
Committee Substitute for HB 285.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton  MOVED to REPORT CCS HB  285 from committee                                                                   
with individual recommendations.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:39:54 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:42:48 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:43:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Chair Hoffman thanked the committee and support staff.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Seaton thanked the committee and support staff.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB  285 was REPORTED  out of committee  with a  "do pass"                                                                   
recommendation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CCS HB  286 was REPORTED  out of committee  with a  "do pass"                                                                   
recommendation.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:45:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.                                                                                          

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