Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-20 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-20 House Journal Page 0178 HB 53 HOUSE BILL NO. 53 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act making supplemental appropriations for fire suppression activities and restoration projects relating to earthquake disaster relief; capitalizing funds; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee. The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 25 follows: "Dear Chief Clerk: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18 of the Alaska State Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to supplemental appropriations for the State's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 related to the Southcentral Earthquake Disaster. Days before I took office, Alaska was hit by the second-largest earthquake in our history. In the two short months that have followed, roads have been repaired, cleanup efforts have been organized, and emergency responders have secured the safety of impacted Alaskans. The total costs of the earthquake response cannot be accurately calculated yet. The full damage to highways may not be known until spring. An estimated appropriation for disaster relief that includes funding for federal match requirement, authority to receive federal disaster relief funding, and a capitalization of the Disaster Relief Fund is transmitted for consideration. Further, this legislation provides funding for the FY 2019 fire suppression season. I urge the favorable consideration of this request. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"