Legislature(2001 - 2002)

2001-07-20 Senate Journal

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2001-07-20                     Senate Journal                      Page 1889
SB 137                                                                                            
Message dated and received July 13, stating:                                                        
Dear President Halford:                                                                             
On this date I have signed the following bill passed by the first session                           
of the Twenty-second Alaska State Legislature and am transmitting                                   
the engrossed and enrolled copies to the Lieutenant Governor's Office                               
for permanent filing:                                                                               
           HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO.                                                      
           137(FIN) "An Act relating to the allocation of money                                     
           appropriated to the Alaska Human Resource                                                
           Investment Council; and providing for an effective                                       
                            Chapter 102, SLA 2001                                                  
                           Effective Date: 07/14/01                                                
I did not expect to see again this year the legislature making specific                             
grants out of the Alaska Technical and Vocational Education Program                                 
account. Last year's grant from this program to the University of                                   
Alaska, Kotzebue Technical Center and Alaska Vocational Technical                                   
Center were presented as a one-time, transitional provision until the                               
Alaska Human Resource Investment Council was able to establish the                                  
grant program. It is disturbing to see these line-items again this year,                            
and to see to the practice expand in scope with new grantees without                                
any formal selection process.                                                                       

2001-07-20                     Senate Journal                      Page 1890
I hope next year the legislature will allow this program to proceed as                              
originally designed and intended under last year's Senate Bill 289. The                             
Alaska Human Resource Investment Council is prepared to accept                                      
grant applications and award funding as deserved.                                                   
       Tony Knowles