Legislature(2001 - 2002)
2002-01-18 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
2002-01-18 Senate Journal Page 1980 SB 246 SENATE BILL NO. 246 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled: "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." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. Governor's transmittal letter dated January 16: 2002-01-18 Senate Journal Page 1981 Dear President Halford: I am today transmitting a separate FY2003 appropriations bill for the state's comprehensive mental health program. As required by statute, it includes both operating and capital appropriations and is accompanied by a report outlining the differences between my budget and the recommendations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Alaska continues to improve services to beneficiaries of the mental health settlement and has become a national leader in the transition to community-based programs. To continue that progress, this proposal effectively uses a combination of Trust Authority receipts, general funds and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation receipts. The proposed mental health budget represents a cooperative effort between state agencies and the Trustees and staff of the Trust Authority. Together with the resources we have appropriated in recent years, their productive working relationships have helped make a positive difference for Alaska's mental health beneficiaries. Sincerely, /s/ Tony Knowles Governor In accordance with AS 37.14.003(b) a report of the differences between the Governor's proposed budget and the recommendations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority was attached.