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2021-02-18 House Journal

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2021-02-18                     House Journal                      Page 0151
HB 93                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 93 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act providing for and relating to the issuance of general                                                              
     obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of state                                                               
     infrastructure projects, including construction, communications,                                                           
     major maintenance, public safety, and transportation projects; and                                                         
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
was read the first time and referred to the Finance Committee.                                                                  
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Fiscal, Office of the Governor                                                                                              
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue                                                                                                    

2021-02-18                     House Journal                      Page 0152
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 4 follows:                                                                     
"Dear Chief Clerk:                                                                                                              
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to voter approval of                                                            
general obligation bonds in the amount of $356,405,952 for the                                                                  
purpose of funding capital improvement projects. These infrastructure                                                           
projects include critical airport, highway, road, and bridge                                                                    
improvements; school major maintenance; upgrades and repairs of                                                                 
state facilities, and communication systems.                                                                                    
This bill proposes to put the question of issuing these general                                                                 
obligation bonds before qualified voters at a statewide special election                                                        
to be held 90 to 120 days after adjournment of the First Regular                                                                
Session of the Thirty-Second Alaska State Legislature. If ratified,                                                             
these projects will benefit Alaskans statewide by stimulating our                                                               
economy, stabilizing our construction industry, and improving                                                                   
transportation, education, and other critical facilities throughout the                                                         
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Mike Dunleavy