Legislature(2017 - 2018)
2018-01-31 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2018-01-31 House Journal Page 2286 HB 321 HOUSE BILL NO. 321 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making supplemental appropriations and other appropriations; making an appropriation to capitalize a fund; amending appropriations; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 29 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018). A limited number of requests that were not anticipated when the FY 2019 Governor's budget was submitted on December 15, 2017 are being submitted for your consideration. Capitalization of the Disaster Relief Fund, shortfalls in the Office of Children's Services, payments 2018-01-31 House Journal Page 2287 required to meet federal maintenance of effort, and Permanent Fund Corporation investment management fees constitute the largest portion of the supplemental request. While the supplemental items included in the December 15, 2017 budget primarily represent items that were knowingly underfunded at enactment of the FY2018 budget, the items included in this bill represent unexpected shortfalls in their respective programs. Two bargaining unit contracts for fiscal year 2018 have been negotiated and are included for legislative approval, however neither have a budgetary impact. A reduction to the State costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program is included which reflects the transfer to the program made by Premera. Thank you for your consideration of this bill. Sincerely, /s/ Bill Walker Governor"