Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

02/25/2019 05:00 PM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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05:04:25 PM Start
06:12:00 PM Adjourn
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+ - Committee Organization TELECONFERENCED
- Committee Policies
- Ratification of Charity Events
- Committee Business
- Contract Approvals
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                  ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                     LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                      FEBRUARY 25, 2019                                                                                       
                           5:02 PM                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
   MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                            
   Senator Gary Stevens, Chair                                                                                                
   Representative Louise Stutes, Vice Chair                                                                                   
   Senator John Coghill                                                                                                       
   Senator Mia Costello                                                                                                       
   Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                      
   Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                      
   Senator Bert Stedman                                                                                                       
   Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                  
   Representative Bryce Edgmon                                                                                                
   Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                 
   Representative DeLena Johnson                                                                                              
   Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                  
   Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                              
   Representative Tammie Wilson                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
   MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
   OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
   AGENDA                                                                                                                     
   COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION                                                                                                     
   COMMITTEE POLICIES                                                                                                         
   APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                                                                        
   RATIFICATION OF CHARITY EVENTS                                                                                             
   COMMITTEE BUSINESS                                                                                                         
   CONTRACT APPROVALS                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
   SPEAKER REGISTER                                                                                                           
Jessica Geary, Executive Director, Legislative Affairs Agency                                                                 
   Megan Wallace, Director, Legal Services, LAA                                                                               
   Jean Mischel, Revisor of Statutes, Legal Services, LAA                                                                     
   Tina Strong, Procurement Officer, Supply, LAA                                                                              
   Wayne Jensen, President, Jensen Yorba Wall, Inc.                                                                           
     5:04:25 PM                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
I.   Call to Order                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
     SENATE  PRESIDENT  GIESSEL  called  the  Legislative  Council                                                            
     meeting to  order at 5:02pm  in the Senate  Finance Committee                                                            
     Room.  Present  at  the call  were:  Representatives  Edgmon,                                                            
     Foster,  Kopp, Wilson, Thompson,  Johnson; Senators  Giessel,                                                            
   Stedman, von Imhof, Coghill, Hoffman, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     13 members present.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
     Senator Costello joined at 5:10pm.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
II. Committee Organization                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
     SENATE  PRESIDENT GIESSEL  stated this  is the first  meeting                                                            
     of  the Legislative  Council  for the  first  session of  the                                                            
     Thirty-First  legislature  and  the committee  must  nominate                                                            
     and elect a Chair and Vice Chair.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
     SENATOR COGHILL  nominated Senator Gary Stevens  as the Chair                                                            
     of Legislative  Council and  asked for unanimous  consent and                                                            
     that nominations be closed.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     SENATE  PRESIDENT  GIESSEL  said  seeing  no  objection,  the                                                            
     motion carries. She handed the gavel to Senator Stevens.                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
     CHAIR  STEVENS  thanked  Madam  President  and  everyone  for                                                            
     being in  attendance. He  continued that  it has been  a long                                                            
     time  coming this session,  but there  are now  seven members                                                            
     of  the  House and  seven  members  of  the Senate.  For  the                                                            
     election of the Vice Chair, he called on Speaker Edgmon.                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
     SPEAKER  EDGMON nominated  and elected Representative  Louise                                                            
     Stutes  as Vice Chair  of Legislative  Council and  asked for                                                            
     unanimous consent and that the nominations be closed.                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     CHAIR STEVENS  said without objection,  Representative Stutes                                                            
     is the Vice Chair. He thanked and welcomed her.                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
III. Committee Policies                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     a.   Quorum and Voting Requirements                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  said it  is a  long-time  policy of  the                                                            
          Council to  have the requirement of eight  members for a                                                            
          quorum  and eight members  to approve a  motion. Because                                                            
          there are  seven members of the House  and seven members                                                            
          of  the Senate, it  ensures at least  one member  of the                                                            
          other body  approves a motion  or satisfies a  quorum to                                                            
          do  the Council's business.  Unless there  is objection,                                                            
          he  proposed maintaining  the  existing policy.  Hearing                                                            
          no objection, that policy is approved.                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     b.   Sanctioning Charity Events                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  explained  per AS  24.60.080  (a)(2)(B),                                                            
          Legislative  Council  sanctions charitable  events  that                                                            
          have  501 (c)(3) tax  free status.  The policy  in place                                                            
          since 2003  is that the Committee granted  the Chair the                                                            
          ability to  sanction these charitable events  and at the                                                            
          next  Council meeting,  the Committee  would ratify  the                                                            
          Chair's action.  Unless there is objection,  he proposed                                                            
          maintaining  the existing policy. Hearing  no objection,                                                            
          that policy is approved.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
     c.   Subcommittees                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS said three  subcommittees will  be formed                                                            
          this  session:  the Security  Subcommittee;  the  Office                                                            
          Allowance/Per  Diem  Subcommittee;  and the  Information                                                            
          Technology  Subcommittee chaired  by legislative  staff,                                                            
          Doug Letch.  Chair Stevens asked members  to contact him                                                            
          or his  committee aide,  Katrina Matheny, if  they would                                                            
          like  to   serve  on  one  of  those   subcommittees  or                                                            
       recommend their staff for the IT subcommittee.                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
IV. Approval of Minutes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     5:09:11 PM                                                                                                             
     VICE CHAIR STUTES moved and asked unanimous consent that                                                                 
     Legislative Council approve the minutes dated December 17,                                                               
     2018 as presented.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                              
     CHAIR STEVENS  objected for  purposes of discussion.  Hearing                                                            
     no objection, the minutes are approved.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
V.   Ratification of Charity Events                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
     5:09:41 PM                                                                                                             
     VICE  CHAIR STUTES  moved  and asked  unanimous consent  that                                                            
     Legislative  Council ratify  the Chair's  sanctioning  of the                                                            
   following charitable events per AS 24.60.080 (a)(2)(B):                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
     a.   Girl Scouts of Alaska Annual Auction                                                                              
                              th                                                                                              
     b.   Juneau Animal Rescue 6 Annual Silent Auction                                                                      
                              th                                                                                              
     c.   Juneau Dance Theatre 4 Annual "Juneau's Got Talent"                                                               
     d.   Lawmakers Round-Up 5K Event                                                                                       
            th                                                                                                                
     e.   34 Annual Sham Jam                                                                                                
     f.   Kenai  River  Junior  Classic,  Kenai  River  Classic  &                                                          
          Kenai River Women's Classic                                                                                         
     g.   American  Red  Cross  of  Alaska  "Service  through  the                                                          
          Ages"                                                                                                               
            th                                                                                                                
     h.   27 Annual Coal Classic Golf Tournament                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
     CHAIR  STEVENS  objected   for  purposes  of  discussion.  He                                                            
     continued  that  he  sanctioned these  events  and  confirmed                                                            
     they  are 501 (c)(3)  organizations.  Chair Stevens  asked if                                                            
     there is any  discussion or objection? Hearing  no objection,                                                            
     those events are ratified.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
VI. Committee Business                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
     a.   2019 Manual of Legislative Drafting                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          5:10:55 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR   STUTES  moved  that   Legislative  Council                                                            
          approve the 2019 Manual of Legislative Drafting.                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS objected for  purposes of  discussion and                                                            
          requested  Megan  Wallace  and  Jean Mischel  to  please                                                            
          come to the table for the next two items.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          MEGAN  WALLACE,  Legal   Services  Director,  introduced                                                            
          herself  and  Jean  Mischel,  Revisor of  Statutes.  Ms.                                                            
          Wallace said  one of her first official  duties as Legal                                                            
          Services  Director was having  the privilege  to promote                                                            
          Jean  Mischel  into  the Revisor  of  Statutes  position                                                            
          which  became  vacant   upon  the  retirement  of  Jerry                                                            
          Luckhaupt,  former Revisor.  Ms. Mischel  is a  critical                                                            
          part  of the  Legal Services  team. The  Revisor  has an                                                            
          imperative  role in  the  peer review  process in  which                                                            
          legislation   and   opinions    are   drafted   and   is                                                            
          responsible for  the publication of the  Alaska Statutes                                                            
          which  affects  the  institution  and those  around  the                                                            
          state  and country  who  use those  Statutes. With  that                                                            
          introduction,  she  asked  Ms.  Mischel to  present  the                                                            
          Drafting Manual.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          JEAN  MISCHEL,  Revisor  of  Statutes  with  Legislative                                                            
          Legal,  thanked the Council  for considering  this item.                                                            
          She  said she  worked  with Legal's  Editor and  Special                                                            
          Assistant  to  prepare this  new  Manual of  Legislative                                                            
          Drafting  for  this  Thirty-First  Legislature.  Members                                                            
          should  have  a cover  letter  that  outlines the  minor                                                            
          changes.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
          Ms. Mischel  explained that Legal removed  references to                                                            
          the regulation  review committee repealed  last session.                                                            
          We    added    emphasis    to   the    neutrality    and                                                            
          confidentiality  that  we  take  very  seriously.  Legal                                                            
          updated   dates   and   references   to   the   previous                                                            
          legislative session.  We added case law  and a reference                                                            
          to the Mallott  v. Stand for Salmon case  in the context                                                            
          of  severability of  provisions in  an initiative.  Most                                                            
          significant  to  legislative procedures,  Legal  amended                                                            
          the enrollment  process for bills that  have been vetoed                                                            
          or partially  vetoed. This  was requested by  the Senate                                                            
          Secretary  and  the House  Chief  Clerk  to clarify  the                                                            
          process,  so   it  is  consistent  with   what  actually                                                            
          happens.  She   said  she  is  pleased   to  answer  any                                                            
          questions.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  asked if  there  were  any questions  or                                                            
          discussion.  There  is  a  motion on  the  table.  Chair                                                            
          Stevens  had  objected for  purposes  of discussion  and                                                            
          now  removed  that  objection.   There  was  no  further                                                            
          discussion.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          YEAS:  Representatives  Edgmon,  Foster,  Kopp,  Wilson,                                                            
          Thompson,   Johnson;  Senators  Giessel,   Stedman,  von                                                            
          Imhof, Coghill, Hoffman, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          NAYS:     None                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
          The motion passed 13-0.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     b.   2019 Revisor's Bill                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          5:15:32 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR   STUTES  moved  that   Legislative  Council                                                            
          approve  the  2019 Revisor's  bill  version  31-LS0095/U                                                            
          and  request  the Senate  Rules  Committee to  introduce                                                            
          it.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS objected for  purposes of  discussion and                                                            
          asked if there were any questions or discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          MS.  MISCHEL  explained that  she  provided a  sectional                                                            
          summary  with the  Revisor's  Bill because  it has  been                                                            
          two  years since  the last  bill and  there are  several                                                            
          provisions.  Under  AS  01.05.036  this is  a  statutory                                                            
          duty   of  the   Revisor   to   prepare  for   Council's                                                            
          consideration  and hopefully  introduction by  the Rules                                                            
          Committees.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          Legal  clarified and  made changes  consistent  with the                                                            
          Drafting  Manual,  which is  primarily  the function  of                                                            
          this  bill.  Legal reviews  every  title  on a  six-year                                                            
          rotating    basis   for   drafting    errors,   obsolete                                                            
          provisions,  and  attempts  to clarify  language.  Legal                                                            
          has a  letter from the  Department of Law  that supports                                                            
          this  version of  the Revisor's  Bill. Ms. Mischel  said                                                            
          she is pleased to answer any questions.                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  asked if  there  were  any questions  or                                                            
          discussion.  He stated there  is a motion before  us and                                                            
          removed his objection.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
          A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          YEAS:  Representatives  Edgmon,  Foster,  Kopp,  Wilson,                                                            
          Thompson,   Johnson;  Senators  Giessel,   Stedman,  von                                                            
          Imhof, Coghill, Hoffman, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          NAYS:     None                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
          The motion passed 13-0.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     c.   FY18 Legislature Audit                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  noted this  is not  an  action item  and                                                            
          asked  Jessica  Geary,  Executive  Director  to  present                                                            
          this item and answer any questions.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
          JESSICA GEARY,  Executive Director,  Legislative Affairs                                                            
          Agency,  stated that by  statute the Legislature  has an                                                            
          annual  independent audit  conducted of our  financials.                                                            
          In your  packet is a copy  of the FY18 audit,  which was                                                            
          clean  with  no  exceptions.   Ms.  Geary  said  she  is                                                            
          pleased to answer any questions.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  asked if  there  were  any questions  or                                                            
          discussion.  Hearing  none, we  will  move  to the  next                                                            
          item.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
     d.   FY20 Legislature Budget                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          5:19:07 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR STUTES  moved that  Legislative Council  per                                                            
          AS  24.20.130  approve   the  FY20  Legislative  Council                                                            
          Proposed  Budget  and  transmit  it  to  the  House  and                                                            
          Senate Finance Committees  for their review and action.                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS objected for  purposes of  discussion and                                                            
          asked Ms. Geary to explain the budget.                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
          JESSICA GEARY,  Executive Director,  Legislative Affairs                                                            
          Agency, noted  before you is  a copy of the  FY20 budget                                                            
          request  as well as the  FY20 budget  request narrative,                                                            
          which  explains each  appropriation  and allocation  and                                                            
          what it contains.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
          There  are no increments  in the request,  however there                                                            
          are  structural  changes and  transfers  in  and out  of                                                            
          allocations  to improve  efficiency and align  structure                                                            
          with the appropriate authority and/or function.                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
          The  FY20 request reduces  the number  of RDUs,  a group                                                            
          of  allocations  combined to  achieve  a specific  goal,                                                            
          from five  to two. We have the Legislative  Council RDU,                                                            
          which  includes  the  administrative  functions  of  the                                                            
          Legislature and  special committees and  offices such as                                                            
          Ethics,  Ombudsman, and  Office of  Victims' Rights.  We                                                            
          also  have the  Legislative Operating  Budget RDU  which                                                            
          includes  those   functions  directly  related   to  the                                                            
          operations   of  the   Legislature,   such  as   Session                                                            
          Expenses,   House  and   Senate  Operating   Budget  and                                                            
          Legislator    Salaries   and   Allowances.    Legislator                                                            
          Salaries  and  Allowances used  to  be contained  within                                                            
          the   Legislative  Council   budget,   so  one   of  the                                                            
          structural  changes that  was proposed  in working  with                                                            
          David  Teal and  simplifying our  structure was  to move                                                            
          that  within the Legislative  Operating Budget.  We also                                                            
          moved  House  and Senate  Per  Diem,  which  was in  two                                                            
          separate  RDUs with two  allocations per RDU,  back into                                                            
          Salaries  and Allowances  where it  always was  prior to                                                            
          last year.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          In  Administrative Services,  we  moved Information  and                                                            
          Teleconference   allocation  back  into   Administrative                                                            
          Services  where   it  previously  was.   We  transferred                                                            
          $20,000 from  State Facilities Rent for  State Equipment                                                            
          Fleet  costs  into Administrative  Services  because  it                                                            
          has  nothing  to  do  with  State  Facilities  Rent.  We                                                            
          transferred  out $286,000  to the Legislative  Operating                                                            
          budget  for membership  dues. The  Ombudsman realized  a                                                            
          savings  in   moving  into  the   Anchorage  Legislative                                                            
          Office  Building of $42,000,  but that amount  needed to                                                            
          be  transferred  from  State  Facilities Rent  into  the                                                            
          Office of  the Ombudsman to cover the cost  of their new                                                            
          case  management  system. State  Facilities  Rent has  a                                                            
          surplus   of   $58,000    realized   from   savings   of                                                            
          renegotiated  lease space. That could potentially  be on                                                            
          the table for a decrement for the Finance Committees.                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          In  Session  Expenses,  we  moved  the  Special  Session                                                            
          Contingency  allocation back  into the Session  Expenses                                                            
          allocation.  In  the  Legislative Operating  budget,  we                                                            
          broke  out House  and Senate  Operating into  reportable                                                            
          sub-allocations  and   the  transfer  of  $262,300  from                                                            
          membership  dues mentioned  previously.  Ms. Geary  said                                                            
          she is pleased to answer any questions.                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR STEVENS  asked if there were any  questions on the                                                            
          FY20 Budget.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
          SENATOR  HOFFMAN asked  if  the Legislative  Information                                                            
          Offices (LIOs) had been addressed?                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
          MS.  GEARY replied through  the Chair, Senator  Hoffman,                                                            
          the  LIOs were moved  into Administrative  Services back                                                            
          from their own separate RDU.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS asked if  there were other  questions. He                                                            
          stated  there is  a  motion before  us  and removed  his                                                            
          objection.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          YEAS:  Representatives  Edgmon,  Foster,  Kopp,  Wilson,                                                            
          Thompson,   Johnson;  Senators  Giessel,   Stedman,  von                                                            
          Imhof, Costello, Coghill, Hoffman, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
          NAYS:     None                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
          The motion passed 14-0.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
VII. Contract Approvals                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
     a.   Ketchikan LIO Lease Extension                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
          5:24:27 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR   STUTES  moved  that   Legislative  Council                                                            
          approve  Renewal No.  3  of Lease  for Ketchikan  Office                                                            
          Space in an amount of $47,926.00.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  asked  Tina  Strong,  the  Legislature's                                                            
          Procurement  Officer  to  come  forward to  present  the                                                            
          next two items and answer any questions.                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
          TINA  STRONG, Procurement  Officer, Legislative  Affairs                                                            
          Agency, noted  the original lease agreement  between the                                                            
          Legislative   Affairs  Agency   and  Ketchikan   Gateway                                                            
          Borough for  office space in Ketchikan,  Alaska, was for                                                            
          a  five-year   term  that  began  March   1,  2012,  and                                                            
          terminated   February   28,   2017.  There   were   five                                                            
          additional renewals  of lease available  under the lease                                                            
          agreement:   each  for  a   one-year  period.   We  have                                                            
          exercised two of the renewal options.                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          Renewal  No. 2 of  lease expires  on February  28, 2019.                                                            
          We  would like approval  to proceed  with Renewal  No. 3                                                            
          for  the  period March  1,  2019, through  February  29,                                                            
          2020.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          If  Legislative  Council approves  Renewal  No. 3,  this                                                            
          will leave  two more renewals of lease  available before                                                            
        we must issue a bid or do a lease extension.                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          This   lease  exceeds   $35,000  in   one  fiscal   year                                                            
          threshold;  therefore, Legislative  Council approval  is                                                            
          required. Ms.  Strong said she is pleased  to answer any                                                            
          questions.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  asked   if  there  are  any  objections?                                                            
          Senator Stedman?                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          SENATOR  STEDMAN  said the  Ketchikan  office space  has                                                            
          worked  very well  for  the public.  Several years  ago,                                                            
          the  LIO and  elected  officials  consolidated into  the                                                            
          same  office in  a building  with the  Borough and  some                                                            
          regional   corporations.   This  move   has  been   well                                                            
          received.  The  office  moved  from  an  area  that  was                                                            
          highly  congested   during  the  visitor   season  to  a                                                            
          quieter  area of  the  community, which  has served  the                                                            
          public very  well. He recommends the  Council extend for                                                            
          a year.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR STEVENS  asked if there was further  discussion or                                                            
          comments.  He stated  there is  a motion  before  us and                                                            
          asked for a roll call vote.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          YEAS:  Representatives  Edgmon,  Foster,  Kopp,  Wilson,                                                            
          Thompson,   Johnson;  Senators  Giessel,   Stedman,  von                                                            
          Imhof, Costello, Coghill, Hoffman, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                 
                                                                                                                              
          NAYS:     None                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
          The motion passed 14-0.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
     b.   RFP 635  Capitol Column Restoration                                                                               
                                                                                                                              
          5:27:35 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR STUTES  moved  and  asked unanimous  consent                                                            
          that  Legislative  Council  go  into  Executive  Session                                                            
          under  Uniform  Rule  22(B)(1), discussion  of  matters,                                                            
          the  immediate   knowledge  of  which   would  adversely                                                            
          affect the  finances of a government  unit and 22(B)(3),                                                            
          discussion  of a matter  that may,  by law,  be required                                                            
          to   be  confidential.   I   ask   that  the   following                                                            
          individuals  remain  in the  room:  Jessica Geary;  Tina                                                            
          Strong;  JC Kestel;  John Cayce;  any legislative  staff                                                            
          working  for  Council  members;  and that  Wayne  Jensen                                                            
          remain online.  We also welcome any  Legislators who are                                                            
          not on Legislative Council to remain in the room.                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
          5:28:33 PM                                                                                                        
          Council went into Executive Session.                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
          6:07:28 PM                                                                                                        
          Council came out of Executive Session.                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
          6:07:38 PM                                                                                                        
          VICE  CHAIR   STUTES  moved  that   Legislative  Council                                                            
          approve  the award  of RFP 635  to Dawson  Construction,                                                            
          LLC   for  Capitol  Column   Restoration  for   a  total                                                            
          contract amount of $676,075.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS objected for  purposes of  discussion and                                                            
        asked Ms. Geary to please explain this item.                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          JESSICA GEARY,  Executive Director,  Legislative Affairs                                                            
          Agency,  explained  that although  we  are awarding  the                                                            
          RFP in full  to Dawson Construction, we  do have a forty                                                            
          percent match  from the Juneau Community  Foundation who                                                            
          will  pay  $270,000  of  this  price.  So,  $406,000  of                                                            
          existing  capital funds will  be spent  from legislative                                                            
          money.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS asked have  those funds already  been put                                                            
          aside for that purpose?                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          MS.  GEARY replied  that the $406,000  has already  been                                                            
          put  aside  in  the capital  budget  for  this  purpose.                                                            
          There will be no new money appropriated.                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR STEVENS asked if there was any discussion.                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
          SENATE PRESIDENT  GIESSEL said it is  appropriate to put                                                            
          on the  record for this  project that Council  has asked                                                            
          what  other outstanding  work remains  on this  building                                                            
          and were told  none. This is a lump sum  project and was                                                            
          originally to  be done during the seismic  work, but the                                                            
          project  ran out  of  funds. It  is more  than what  was                                                            
          estimated  at the time  of the seismic  work due  to the                                                            
          company having  to remobilize, reconstruct  scaffolding,                                                            
          etc.   She  continued  to   wonder  about   conflict  of                                                            
          interest  but noted that  is neither  here nor  there at                                                            
          this point.  She wanted to  ensure some of  these points                                                            
          and costs  that Council has  been exploring goes  on the                                                            
          record.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS   briefly  responded  that   Council  has                                                            
          spoken with  Wayne Jensen, the architect,  who indicated                                                            
          he  has  no conflict  of  interest  and  is not  at  all                                                            
          involved with Dawson Construction.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
          REPRESENTATIVE  WILSON  said  Council  did  verify  that                                                            
          this  is not a  cosmetic issue,  but a structural  issue                                                            
          and if  nothing is done  it will likely get  worse, more                                                            
          expensive,  and  possibly  dangerous  depending  on  how                                                            
          much  it erodes. It  is an  expensive project,  but once                                                            
          cracks begin they usually only get worse.                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  said  we have  made  it clear  that  the                                                            
          Juneau  Community  Foundation   will  be  involved  with                                                            
          $270,000  and  the  remainder  will come  from  existing                                                            
          capital funds.  Any further discussion?  He stated there                                                            
          is  a  motion  before  us, removed  his  objection,  and                                                            
          asked for a roll call vote.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          A roll call vote was taken.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              
          YEAS:  Representatives  Edgmon,  Foster,  Kopp,  Wilson,                                                            
          Thompson,   Johnson;  Senators  Giessel,   Stedman,  von                                                            
          Imhof, Costello, Coghill, Stutes, Stevens.                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          NAYS:     None                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
          The motion passed 13-0.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
VIII.     Adjourn                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                              
          CHAIR  STEVENS  noted if  there  is  nothing further  to                                                            
          come  before   the  Committee  at  this   time,  we  are                                                            
          adjourned.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              
          6:12:00 PM                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              

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