Legislature(2003 - 2004)
2004-02-16 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2004-02-16 House Journal Page 2593 HB 455 HOUSE BILL NO. 455 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making supplemental and other appropriations; amending appropriations; making an appropriation to capitalize a fund; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 9, 2004, follows: "Dear Speaker Kott: Today I am transmitting two supplemental appropriation bills for Fiscal Year 2004. This bill, sometimes referred to as the "fast track" 2004-02-16 House Journal Page 2594 supplemental bill, includes items that have particularly tight time requirements that are not accommodated by the usual passage of supplemental appropriations later in the spring. The "fast track" supplemental totals $4.1 million in general funds. Our management goal was to include requests for circumstances that were not within the departments' control or were unanticipated when the FY 2004 budget was finalized, such as reimbursement of the information services fund due to the ACS settlement, federal requirements per the Help America Vote Act, and an expedited timeframe for the state veterans' home conversion in Palmer. In addition, we are requesting federal funds of $93.4 million for the veterans' home conversion in Palmer, to implement the federal contract for the Adak air facility, and for federal project earmarks in the transportation bill (along with the projects' match requirement) that must be obligated before September 30, 2004. I request that you put this bill on a "fast track" for final action in early March. Sincerely yours, /s/ Frank H. Murkowski Governor"