Legislature(2019 - 2020)

2019-02-20 House Journal

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2019-02-20                     House Journal                      Page 0185
HB 64                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 64 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act relating to the appropriation of alcoholic beverage excise                                                         
     tax proceeds for community assistance; and providing for an                                                                
     effective date."                                                                                                           
was read the first time and referred to the Health & Social Services,                                                           
Labor & Commerce, and Finance Committees.                                                                                       
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Zero, Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development                                                                  
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    

2019-02-20                     House Journal                      Page 0186
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 15 follows:                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the Alcoholic                                                                
Beverage Excise Tax proceeds.                                                                                                   
The bill would permit the legislature to appropriate half of the                                                                
proceeds, currently going into the General Fund, for community                                                                  
assistance purposes. This recognizes the need to assist communities                                                             
through use of tax proceeds on the sale of alcoholic beverages and                                                              
allow communities the opportunities to use these resources to address                                                           
substance abuse and homelessness issues at the local level.                                                                     
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Michael J. Dunleavy