Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2009-01-22 Senate Journal

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2009-01-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 0052
SB 76                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 76 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."                                                                                               

2009-01-22                     Senate Journal                      Page 0053
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
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 transmitted.                                                                       
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 21:                                                                                 
Dear President Stevens:                                                                                                         
Today I am transmitting the Fiscal Year 2010 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 the                                                                   
recommendations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and my                                                              
The proposed mental health budget represents a cooperative effort                                                               
between state agencies and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.                                                            
These productive working relationships have made, and will continue                                                             
to make, a positive difference for Alaska's mental health beneficiaries.                                                        
I look forward to working with the Legislature to secure passage of                                                             
this budget bill.                                                                                                               
Sarah Palin