Legislature(2009 - 2010)

2010-01-19 Senate Journal

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2010-01-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 1253
SB 231                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 231 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.                                                                  

2010-01-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 1254
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 15:                                                                                 
Dear President Stevens,                                                                                                         
Under the authority of Art. III, Sec. 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I                                                         
am transmitting a bill relating to the State's comprehensive mental                                                             
health program for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY2011). 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                                                              
proposed budget.                                                                                                                
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.                                                                                                               
Sean Parnell