Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

05/13/2019 04:30 PM CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB39 AND HB40

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05:43:56 PM Start
05:58:08 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 39 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 40 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
- Education & Early Development
- Fish & Game
- Governor
- Department of Health & Social Services
- Department of Law
- Military & Veterans' Affairs
- Natural Resources
- Department of Public Safety
- Transportation
- University
- Debt Service Items
- Fund Capitalizations
- Fund Transfers
               31ST ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                       FIRST SESSION                                                                                            
          CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 39 and HB 40                                                                               
                       May 13, 2019                                                                                             
                         5:43 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:43:56 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair Foster called the Conference Committee meeting on                                                                         
HB 39 and HB 40 to order at 5:43 p.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
Representative Neal Foster, Chair                                                                                               
Representative Tammie Wilson                                                                                                    
Representative Cathy Tilton                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
Senator Bert Stedman, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Natasha Von Imhof                                                                                                       
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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 39     APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          HB 39 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
HB 40     APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          HB 40 was HEARD and HELD in committee for further                                                                     
          consideration.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster reviewed the agenda for the meeting.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 39(FIN) am S                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     "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                                                                    
     reappropriations;  and   providing  for   an  effective                                                                    
     date."                                                                                                                     
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR SS 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."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:44:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Foster invited David Teal, Director of the                                                                             
Legislative Finance Division, to come to the testifier                                                                          
table.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
He explained how  objections would be handled.  If there was                                                                    
an objection,  he would make note  of that Item and  hold it                                                                    
aside. The committee would continue  to go through the other                                                                    
Items in  the department,  adopt them,  and then  would come                                                                    
back to any Item that had an objection.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
In  the present  meeting the  committee would  be addressing                                                                    
open items  in HB 39  and HB 40  based on the  motion sheets                                                                    
distributed to  members earlier and  dated May 13th  for the                                                                    
following departments:                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                                   
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME                                                                                                     
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                                          
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                        
DEPARTMENT OF LAW                                                                                                               
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                                                                     
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                                     
DEPARTMENT   OF   TRANSPORTATION   AND   PUBLIC   FACILITIES                                                                    
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                                                            
DEBT SERVICE ITEMS                                                                                                              
FUND CAPITALIZATIONS                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:45:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Education and Early Development budget:                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item 10  House                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED  conferencable Item  10 the  Department of  Education                                                                    
and Early Development budget.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:45:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game budget:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item 15   Senate plus $140,000                                                                                             
     Item 19   Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 22   Senate plus $39,300                                                                                              
     Item 23   House                                                                                                            
     Item 28   Senate                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED  conferencable Item  15, 19,  22, 23,  and 28  in the                                                                    
Department of Fish and Game budget.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
^OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:46:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman MOVED to ADOPT  the following in the Office                                                                    
of the Governor budget:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item 4    House                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable  Item 4 in  the Office of  the Governor                                                                    
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:46:31 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services budget:                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 2    Senate $25 million to $15 million                                                                                
     Item 9    House                                                                                                            
     Item 18   House                                                                                                            
     Item 20   House                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED  conferencable Items  1,  2,  9, 18,  and  20 in  the                                                                    
Department of Health and Social Services budget.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF LAW                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:47:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Law budget:                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 3    Senate                                                                                                           
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable Items 1 and  3 in the Department of Law                                                                    
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:47:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs budget:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Senate plus $75,000                                                                                              
     Item 6    Senate                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED  conferencable Items  1 and  6 in  the Department  of                                                                    
Military and Veterans Affairs budget.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:48:07 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Public Safety budget:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 2    House with revised wordage                                                                                       
     Item 11   House                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable  Items 1, 2,  and 11 in  the Department                                                                    
of Public Safety budget.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:48:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities budget:                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item 12   Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 28   Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 29   Senate                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable Items 12, 28,  and 29 in the Department                                                                    
of Transportation and Public Facilities budget.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
^UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:49:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman  MOVED  to  ADOPT  the  following  in  the                                                                    
University of Alaska budget:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    House                                                                                                            
     Item 2    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 3    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 4    Senate                                                                                                           
     Item 5    Senate                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable Items 1 through  5 in the University of                                                                    
Alaska budget.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
^DEBT SERVICE ITEMS                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:49:51 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  MOVED to ADOPT  the following in  the Debt                                                                    
Service portion of the budget:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Senate minus $2 million                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable Item 1 in Debt Service.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^FUND CAPITALIZATIONS                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:50:06 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  MOVED to ADOPT  the following in  the Fund                                                                    
Capitalization portion of the budget:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item 3    Senate                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable Item 3 in Fund Capitalization.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:50:43 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:56:37 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Stedman  MOVED to REOPEN  Debt Service.  He MOVED                                                                    
to ADOPT  the following in  the Debt Service portion  of the                                                                    
budget:                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item 1    Line 1    Senate minus 2 million                                                                                 
               Line 2    Senate                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There  being NO  OBJECTION, it  was so  ordered. The  action                                                                    
CLOSED conferencable  Item 1 in  Debt Service.  He clarified                                                                    
that under  Fund Capitalizations, choosing the  Senate meant                                                                    
funding  school   debt  reimbursement  and   REAA  [Regional                                                                    
Educational Attendance Area] funding at 100 percent.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Foster concluded  the business  for the  committee                                                                    
hearing.   Once  the   next  meeting   date  and   time  was                                                                    
determined, the meeting would be noticed on BASIS.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Stedman  MOVED   to  ADJOURN.   There  being   NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HB  39  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HB  40  was   HEARD  and  HELD  in   committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:58:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.                                                                                          

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