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2019-10-23 Senate Journal

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2019-10-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 1453
SB 2002                                                                                                                       
Message dated August 8 was received stating:                                                                                    
Dear President Giessel:                                                                                                         
On this date, I have signed, with line-item vetoes, the following bill                                                          
passed during the Second Special Session of the Thirty-first Alaska                                                             
State Legislature and am transmitting the engrossed and enrolled                                                                
copies to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office for permanent filing:                                                                
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 2002(FIN) "An Act making                                                                            
     appropriations, including capital appropriations,                                                                          
     supplemental appropriations, reappropriations, and other                                                                   
     appropriations; amending appropriations; making                                                                            
     appropriations to capitalize funds; making appropriations                                                                  
     for the capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                         
     comprehensive mental health program; making                                                                                
     appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of                                                                  
     the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve                                                                
     fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                        Chapter No. 1, SSSLA 2019                                                                              
                      [Effective Date: See Chapter]                                                                            
Senate Bill 2002 (SB 2002) as passed by the legislature, contained                                                              
operating and capital appropriations totaling nearly $183 million,                                                              
including $176.6 million in funding directly from the Constitutional                                                            
Budget Reserve Fund (CBR). Through line-item vetoes to SB 2002, I                                                               
have reduced the proposed draw on the CBR by $30.5 million.                                                                     
These vetoes represent a balance between protecting our reserves                                                                
while maintaining a minimum level of capital budget funding. This                                                               
budget supports jobs and families; ensures federal funds are not                                                                
forfeited; and advances critical road, infrastructure, and life, health,                                                        
and safety projects in communities across Alaska.                                                                               
Attached is a report detailing my line-item vetoes.                                                                             
Michael J. Dunleavy