Legislature(1993 - 1994)
1994-07-15 House JournalFull Journal pdf
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. Sincerely, /s/ Walter J. Hickel Governor"