Legislature(1993 - 1994)

1994-07-15 House Journal

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1994-07-15                     House Journal                      Page 4502
HB 455                                                                       
The following letter dated June 8, 1994, was received:                         
"Dear Speaker Barnes:                                                          
On this date I have signed the following bill with a line item reduction       
and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled copies to the                   
Lieutenant Governor's Office for permanent filing:                             
SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 455 (FIN) am S                            
"An Act making and amending operating and capital                             
appropriations and ratifying certain state expenditures; and                   
providing for an effective date."                                              
Chapter No. 2, FSSLA 1994                                                     
[Effective Date:  June 9, 1994]                                               
I approved funding for nearly all of the appropriations in this                
legislation.  The fiscal year 1994 supplemental appropriations are less        
than $40 million, an amount far less than required in past years.  I           
commend the departments and Legislature for keeping current year               
expenditures in check.                                                         
The reduction I have made is:                                                  
Section 24:  I have exercised my line item reduction/veto authority by       
amending the amounts appropriated for the mental health and                    
developmental disabilities institutions.  During the finalization of this      

1994-07-15                     House Journal                      Page 4503
HB 455                                                                       
bill, the Legislature significantly reduced the required supplemental          
request without discussion of impacts.  Health and Social Services'            
staff are diligently controlling costs, however, without this action the       
department would have been forced to close Alaska Psychiatric                  
Institute and Harborview for the last part of June.                            
									Walter J. Hickel