Legislature(2003 - 2004)

2003-03-06 Senate Journal

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2003-03-06                     Senate Journal                      Page 0402
SB 115                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 115 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                   
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
          "An Act allowing expenses of the correctional                                             
          industries program that may be financed from the                                          
          correctional industries fund to include the salaries                                      
          and benefits of state employees."                                                         
was read the first time and referred to the State Affairs and Finance                               
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, Department of Corrections                                                       
Governor's transmittal letter dated March 5:                                                        
Dear President Therriault:                                                                          
Under the authority of art. III, sec 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am                           
transmitting a bill that would allow the administrative costs of the                                
Correctional Industries Program to be paid from product revenues                                    
instead of the general fund.                                                                        
Currently, 14 Correctional Industries positions are paid from the                                   
general fund. By allowing employee salaries to be paid from the                                     
correctional industries fund, we are taking the first step toward making                            
the program self-sufficient. This charge is consistent with my FY04                                 
amended budget. A legislative change is required to allow state                                     
employees' salaries to be paid from the Correctional Industries Fund.                               
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                            

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Frank H. Murkowski