Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/10/2004 03:57 PM 375

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     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 375(FIN) am                                                                                          
     "An  Act  making appropriations   for the  operating  and  loan                                                            
     program  expenses of  state government,  for certain  programs,                                                            
     and to capitalize  funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 375(FIN) am S(brf sup maj                                                              
     fld S)                                                                                                                     
     "An  Act  making appropriations   for the  operating  and  loan                                                            
     program  expenses of  state government,  for certain  programs,                                                            
     and to capitalize  funds; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     AND                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 377(FIN)                                                                                             
     "An  Act making appropriations  for the  operating and  capital                                                            
     expenses of the state's  integrated comprehensive mental health                                                            
     program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     SENATE CS FOR CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 377(FIN)                                                                               
     "An  Act making appropriations  for the  operating and  capital                                                            
     expenses of the state's  integrated comprehensive mental health                                                            
     program; and providing for an effective date."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
[Note: Items  refer to motion sheets  (copies on file). "House"  and                                                            
"Senate" refer  to the committee substitute  version passed  by each                                                            
body. "Amount"  refers to the change  to the amount proposed  in the                                                            
Governor's Amended budget request.]                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Department of Community and Economic Development                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
      Appropriation: Executive Administration and Development                                                                   
     Allocation: Office of Economic Development                                                                                 
     Description: Add two  positions and funding for promoting films                                                            
     in Alaska                                                                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
      Appropriation: Executive Administration and Development                                                                   
     Allocation: Office of Economic Development                                                                                 
     Description:  Transfer  funding  for  Trade  Missions  &  other                                                            
     activities to the Governor's Office                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$95,000 Stat Desig                                                                                                
                0 Blic Rcpts                                                                                                    
     Note: If H, chose H for item 4 in Governor's Office                                                                        
          If S, choose S for item 4 in Governor's Office                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Community Assistance & Economic Development                                                                 
     Allocation: Community Advocacy                                                                                             
     Description: Add funding to aid the Local Boundary Commission                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved  for adoption  and Item #2 was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  objected  to  the  adoption  of Item  #3.  He                                                            
recalled that  the Senate version  appropriates $50,000 for  a study                                                            
by the Local  Boundary Commission  on the viability of establishing                                                             
Eagle River as  a separate borough. This project has  received local                                                            
support.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
It was established  that the item Representative Croft  commented to                                                            
is actually Item #6.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken  informed that the proposed appropriation  is $30,000                                                            
and that it  would not be included  in the Department's budget.  The                                                            
$50,000  the  Senate  allocated  for  Item  #3 was  intended  as  an                                                            
appropriation  to  the  Local  Boundary  Commission  to  assist  its                                                            
efforts and is unrelated to the community of Eagle River.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft removed his objection to the  adoption of Item                                                            
#3.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Although not specified,  the intent of the Conference  Committee was                                                            
that Item #3 be ADOPTED.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Community Assistance & Economic Development                                                                 
     Allocation: Community Advocacy                                                                                             
     Description: Add funding and Local Government Specialist IV                                                                
     position to aid the Local Boundary Commission                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $75,800 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Community Assistance & Economic Development                                                                 
     Allocation: Community Advocacy                                                                                             
     Description: Restore Alaska Legal Services Grant deleted in                                                                
     Governor's Request                                                                                                         
     Version: House minus $62,500                                                                                               
     Amount: $62,500 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Community Assistance & Economic Development                                                                 
     Allocation: Community Advocacy                                                                                             
     Description: Fund Local Boundary Commission to examine options                                                             
     for Eagle River to form a separate local government                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Qualified Trade Association Contract                                                                        
     Allocation: Qualified Trade Association Contract                                                                           
     Description: Use lapsing FY 04 Business License Receipts to                                                                
     fund the FY 05 QTA Contract                                                                                                
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $2,000,000 Blic Rcpts                                                                                              
             -2,000,000 general funds                                                                                           
     Note: Both House & Senate allocate total funding at the                                                                    
     Governor's requested level. Senate uses $874,200 more FY 05                                                                
     general funds.                                                                                                             
     If House, then 9 = House; if Senate, then 9 = Senate                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to the adoption of Item #6.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Without objection, Item #7 was ADOPTED.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft reiterated his support for funding this study.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green supported adoption of the House version for this item.                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman asked if the funding for this project would be                                                                  
included in the FY 05 capital budget.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green corrected that the project would "rightly" be                                                                       
categorized as a capital expenditure. She was unsure whether an                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #6.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Co-Chair Wilken, Representative                                                              
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (6-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Item #6 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description:  Salary and benefit  adjustments for employees  of                                                            
     Labor,   Trades  and   Crafts   Unit  (Local   71);  PSEA   for                                                            
     Correctional  Officers  Unit;  PSEA  for State  Troopers;  non-                                                            
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $1,900 general funds                                                                                               
                 200 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                  
             67,800 Other funds                                                                                                 
     Note:  $900 general  funds in  Economic  Development should  be                                                            
     replaced   with  Business  License   Receipts.  Acceptance   of                                                            
     correction implied.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Qualified Trade Association Contract                                                                        
     Allocation: Qualified Trade Association Contract                                                                           
     Description: Conditional Language                                                                                          
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language:   The  amount  appropriated  by  this  appropriation                                                             
     includes  the unexpended  and unobligated  balance of  business                                                            
     license receipts  under AS 43.70.030 for fiscal  year 2004, not                                                            
     to exceed $2,000,000.                                                                                                      
     Note: If House, then 7 = House; if Senate, then 7 = Senate                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Commerce, Community and                                                              
Economic Development were CLOSED.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Department of Corrections                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                  
     Allocation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                     
     Description: Delete second Deputy Commissioner PCN 20-0008                                                                 
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                  
     Allocation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                     
     Description: Delete Public Information Officer PCN 20-X020                                                                 
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                  
     Allocation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                     
     Description: House deletes one position                                                                                    
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                  
     Allocation: Office of the Commissioner                                                                                     
     Description: Reduce professional services contractual line for                                                             
     one-time audit and planning services                                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Institution Director's Office                                                                                  
     Description: Move federal manday receipts from IDO to ACC                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note: If 5=H, then 17=H                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Institution Director's Office                                                                                  
     Description: Delete vacant Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-5351                                                             
     per Administrative Order #207                                                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$71,200 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Institution Director's Office                                                                                  
     Description: Delete Administrative Clerk III                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Institution Director's Office                                                                                  
     Description: Reduce travel line to FY 03 actual level                                                                      
     Version: House plus $13,000                                                                                                
     Amount: -$13,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Probation and Parole Director's Office                                                                         
     Description: Reduce general funds back to FY 04 authorized                                                                 
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Administration and Support                                                                                  
     Allocation: Information Technology                                                                                         
     Description: Delete 3 positions and funding                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Inmate Services                                                                                             
     Allocation: Offender Habilitative Programs                                                                                 
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Inmate Services                                                                                             
     Allocation: Offender Habilitative Programs                                                                                 
     Description: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) fund                                                             
     source change                                                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #13                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Inmate Services                                                                                             
     Allocation: Correctional Industries Product Cost                                                                           
     Description: Reduce uncollectible receipt authority                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$2,000,000 Corr Ind fund                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #14                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Inmate Services                                                                                             
     Allocation: Classification and Furlough                                                                                    
     Description: Delete 8 Alaska Transition and Re-entry to the                                                                
     Community (ATRC) program positions due to program never being                                                              
     initiated                                                                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #15                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Inmate Health Care                                                                                          
     Allocation: Inmate Health Care                                                                                             
     Description: Jail Alternative Services Program fund source                                                                 
     change                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #16                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Inmate Health Care                                                                                          
     Allocation: Inmate Health Care                                                                                             
     Description: Increase general funds to better reflect actual                                                               
     expenditures                                                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $1,000,000 general funds                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #17                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Anchorage Correctional Complex                                                                                 
     Description: Move federal manday receipts from IDO to ACC                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note: If 17=H, then 5=H                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item:  #18                                                                                                                 
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Anchorage Correctional Complex                                                                                 
     Description: Delete 2 vacant Assistant Superintendents PCN 20-                                                             
     3810 & 20-6703 per Administrative Order #207                                                                               
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$157,500 general funds                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
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     Item: #19                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Anchorage Correctional Complex                                                                                 
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #20                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Anvil Mountain Correctional Center                                                                             
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #21                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Combined Hiland Mountain Correctional Center                                                                   
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #22                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Fairbanks Correctional Center                                                                                  
     Description: Delete vacant Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-4157                                                             
     per Administrative Order #207                                                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$72,600 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #23                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Fairbanks Correctional Center                                                                                  
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #24                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Ketchikan Correctional Center                                                                                  
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to AY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #25                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Lemon Creek Correctional Center                                                                                
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #26                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Matanuska-Susitna Correctional Center                                                                          
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #27                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Palmer Correctional Center                                                                                     
     Description: Delete vacant Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-6136                                                             
     per Administrative Order #207                                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #28                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Palmer Correctional Center                                                                                     
     Description: Delete Assistant Superintendent PCN 20-6108 per                                                               
     Administrative Order #207                                                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #29                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Palmer Correctional Center                                                                                     
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #30                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Spring Creek Correctional Center                                                                               
     Description: Delete Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-8002 per                                                                
     Administrative Order #207                                                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #31                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Spring Creek Correctional Center                                                                               
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #32                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Wildwood Correctional Center                                                                                   
     Description: Delete vacant Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-6302                                                             
     per Administrative Order #207                                                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$70,200 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #33                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Wildwood Correctional Center                                                                                   
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #34                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center                                                                            
     Description: Delete Correctional Officer IV PCN 20-4338 per                                                                
     Administrative Order #207                                                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #35                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center                                                                            
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #36                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Institutional Facilities                                                                                    
     Allocation: Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm                                                                              
     Description: Reduce gratuities paid to inmates to FY 03 actual                                                             
     levels                                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #37                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Out-of-State Contractual                                                                                    
     Allocation: Out-of-State Contractual                                                                                       
     Description: Eliminate gratuities paid to inmates in private                                                               
     facilities (will be included in contract costs)                                                                            
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #38                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description: Salary and benefit adjustments for employees of                                                               
     Labor, Trades and Crafts Unit (Local 71); PSEA for                                                                         
     Correctional Officers Unit; PSEA for State Troopers; non-                                                                  
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $1,329,700 general funds                                                                                           
                   9,500 Fed Rcpts                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to the adoption of Item #37.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Items #33 through #36, and #38 were ADOPTED without objection.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft spoke to his objection recalling that the                                                                  
House  identified $500,000  in savings  through  the elimination  of                                                            
gratuities   paid  to  inmates   housed   in  private  correctional                                                             
facilities  located outside Alaska.  He supported this cost-savings                                                             
measure could be included  in the contract, as is done in other such                                                            
contracts.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #37.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams, Co-Chair Wilken,  Representative                                                            
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Item #37 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #39                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
      Description: Structure Change [copy of detail on file]                                                                    
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Note: Senate plus CRCs as a separate appropriation                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for  the Department of Corrections were CLOSED.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Department of Education and Early Development                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: K-12 Support                                                                                                
     Allocation: Foundation Program                                                                                             
     Description: Add funding for Foundation Program                                                                            
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note:  Appropriations  made  in  Items 1  through  5  are in  a                                                            
     language   section;  the  Conference  Committee   may  wish  to                                                            
     instruct   Legislative   Finance   to  replace   the   language                                                            
     appropriation  with appropriations  to  various allocations  in                                                            
     Section 1 of the bill.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: K-12 Support                                                                                                
     Allocation: Boarding Home Grants                                                                                           
     Description: Add funding for Boarding Home Grants                                                                          
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: K-12 Support                                                                                                
     Allocation: Youth in Detention                                                                                             
     Description: Add funding for Youth in Detention                                                                            
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: K-12 Support                                                                                                
     Allocation: Special Schools                                                                                                
     Description: Special Schools                                                                                               
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: K-12 Support                                                                                                
     Allocation: Pupil Transportation                                                                                           
     Description: Pupil Transportation                                                                                          
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative    Harris   moved    for   adoption,   noting    that                                                            
appropriations for these items would be included in SB 283, and the                                                             
items were ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Education Support Services                                                                                  
     Allocation: School Finance & Facilities                                                                                    
     Description: Add grant funds for charter schools                                                                           
     Version: House minus $100,000                                                                                              
     Amount: $106,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Teaching and Learning Support                                                                               
     Allocation: Special and Supplemental Services                                                                              
     Description: Add additional funds for Alaska Minerals and                                                                  
     Energy Resources Education                                                                                                 
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $10,000 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Teaching and Learning Support                                                                               
     Allocation: Quality Schools                                                                                                
     Description:  Add position and  supporting funds for  Statewide                                                            
     Correspondence Study Program Oversight                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $119,500 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Alaska Library and Museums                                                                                  
     Allocation: Library Operations                                                                                             
     Description:   Restore  contractual   services  and   operating                                                            
     supplies                                                                                                                   
     Version: Senate plus $25,000                                                                                               
     Amount: $25,000 general funds                                                                                              
     Note:  Both House and  Senate restored  $75,000 in Contractual                                                             
     Services                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Alaska Library and Museums                                                                                  
     Allocation: Archives                                                                                                       
     Description: Increase Archives staff from 9 PFT to 11 PFT                                                                  
     Version: House minus $69,400; 1 PFT                                                                                        
     Amount: $69,400 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Alaska Library and Museums                                                                                  
     Allocation: Museum Operations                                                                                              
     Description:  Add  funds to restore  Curator  at Sitka  Sheldon                                                            
     Jackson Museum                                                                                                             
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description:  Salary and benefit  adjustments for employees  of                                                            
     Labor,  Trades Crafts  Unit (Local 71);  PSEA for Correctional                                                             
     Officers Unit: PSEA  for State Troopers; non-covered Executive,                                                            
     Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                                          
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $2,200 general funds                                                                                               
                 800 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                  
             52,900 Other funds                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to the adoption of Item #11.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Item #12 was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft emphasized the need for the curator position                                                               
at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, noting the minimal funding amount                                                                
compared to the large impact in that community and the State.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #11.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Co-Chair Wilken, Representative                                                              
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Item #12 was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wilken asked if the adoption of the House appropriation for                                                             
Item #7 would provide the Alaska Minerals and Energy Resources                                                                  
program $50,000 for FY 05.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
It was established this is correct.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #13                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Department Level                                                                                            
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     Department  of  Education  and  Early  Development  make  every                                                            
     effort to reduce interagency  charge back between divisions and                                                            
     that the  department advance  a general fund appropriation  for                                                            
     executive   administration,   including  the  state   board  of                                                            
     education  and early development and the commissioner's  office                                                            
     in the Governor's FY 06 budget request.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #14                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Teaching and Learning Support                                                                               
     Allocation: Quality Schools                                                                                                
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     department  expend  funds  appropriated  for  a  new  Education                                                            
     Specialist II position  to create an office uniquely focused on                                                            
     maximization   of   all  Alaska   alternative   public   school                                                            
     initiatives,  including charter  schools. Duties of  the office                                                            
     shall  include  the following:  (1)  monitor and  evaluate  the                                                            
     expenditures  of state funds  in accordance with stat  statutes                                                            
     and  regulations;  (2) monitor  and evaluate  curriculum  as it                                                            
     pertains  to state education  and graduation requirements:  and                                                            
     (3) monitor and evaluate  benchmark and other standardized test                                                            
     results  to insure that a quality  education is being  provided                                                            
     by  Alaska's  alternate   educational  system.  "Maximization"                                                             
     means:  finding ways to use alternative  schools to  accomplish                                                            
     the  requirements  of  the federal  No  Child Left  Behind  Act                                                            
     (NCLB);  increasing   public  choices  for quality   education;                                                            
     monitoring  and overseeing alternative  schools in the  context                                                            
     of these  goals; and providing  information to the legislature                                                             
     regarding    alternative   school   legislation,   challenges,                                                             
     evaluation  and  opportunities.  Existing  alternative  schools                                                            
     include:  charter  schools,  boarding  schools, correspondence                                                             
     schools and district-operated alternative schools.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Education and Early                                                                  
Development were CLOSED.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Department of Health and Social Services                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Description: Appropriation Structure                                                                                       
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Note:  House structure, except  Assessment & Planning  shall be                                                            
     an allocation under Department Support Svcs appropriation                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)                                                                           
     Description: Restructure Adult ASAP program                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Behavioral Health Grants                                                                                       
     Description:  Align appropriation  with  expected revenues  for                                                            
     the Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment fund                                                                   
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: -$733,600 A/D P&T Fd                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Behavioral Health Grants                                                                                       
     Description:   Increase  Behavioral  Health  Grants  to  offset                                                            
     alcohol fund reduction                                                                                                     
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: $191,400 general funds                                                                                             
     Note: If S then 5= S                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Behavioral Health Administration                                                                               
     Description:  Ensuring tobacco funds fully support  enforcement                                                            
     activities                                                                                                                 
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: -$191,400 general funds                                                                                            
                191,400 Tob ED/CES funds                                                                                        
     Note: If S then 4=S                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Services to the Seriously Mentally Ill                                                                         
     Description:  Restore partial funding for the  consolidation of                                                            
     catchment  areas                                                                                                           
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: $330,000 GF/MH funds                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation:  Services  to the  Severely  Emotionally  Disturbed                                                            
     Youth                                                                                                                      
     Description:  Restore partial funding for the  consolidation of                                                            
     catchment  areas                                                                                                           
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: $220,000 GF/MH                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation:  Community Action Prevention & Intervention  Grants                                                            
     Description: Reinstate  funding for Community Action Prevention                                                            
     & Intervention grants                                                                                                      
     Version:  Senate                                                                                                           
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Children's Services                                                                                         
     Allocation: Family Preservation                                                                                            
     Description: Reinstate funding for Medicaid Targeted Case                                                                  
     Management for Family Preservation Services                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Children's Services                                                                                         
     Allocation: Residential Child Care                                                                                         
     Description: Reinstate partial funding for Residential Child                                                               
     Care grants and client travel                                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Children's Services                                                                                         
     Allocation: Children's Trust Programs                                                                                      
     Description: Fed grant to increase awareness/contributions to                                                              
     the Children's Trust Fund and strengthen families and prevent                                                              
     abuse                                                                                                                      
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $600,000 general funds                                                                                             
     Note: Received federal funding from US Dept. of Justice,                                                                   
     Juvenile Justice Program                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Health Care Services                                                                                        
     Allocation: Medicaid Services                                                                                              
     Description: Implementing efficiencies in transportation                                                                   
     services                                                                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman requested explanation of Item #3.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green recalled that less funding was available for this item.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:14 PM / 4:15 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
JANET  CLARKE,  Director,   Division  of  Administrative   Services,                                                            
Department  of Health and Social Services,  showed that the  Alcohol                                                            
and  Drug Abuse  Prevention  and  Treatment  Fund source  for  these                                                            
grants was over-obligated for FY 05.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft requested explanation of Items #8 and #9.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Clarke  explained  the allocation  to  Item  #8 in  the  Senate                                                            
version  is  identical   to  the  Governor's  budget   request.  The                                                            
Department recommended  this funding reduction to  reduce the "least                                                            
affected grants  in that program." The House of Representatives  did                                                            
not approve  this  reduction at  the time  it considered  the FY  05                                                            
operating budget.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clarke next explained  that the allocation to Item #9 reflects a                                                            
reduction to  the Governor's proposed  budget. She told of  separate                                                            
pending  legislation, sponsored  by Chair  Green, which would  allow                                                            
the Department  to implement "targeted case management".  Ms. Clarke                                                            
stated, "We believe that  during FY 05, we will be able to implement                                                            
the savings in  general funds through the Medicaid  program to allow                                                            
us  to make  up  the  difference."  This  is a  fund  source  change                                                            
proposed  in the Governor's  budget request  that replaced  $270,600                                                            
with federal funds.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green recalled  the other legislation has a  fiscal note "of a                                                            
comparable amount".                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clarke would investigate.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft remarked  that if such a fiscal note exists, he                                                            
would  support the  proposal for  Item #9. Otherwise,  he  expressed                                                            
concern that  the Family Preservation  program could be jeopardized                                                             
in the  event that Medicaid  funding could  not be utilized  for the                                                            
program.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green  pointed out  that funding for  this program is  over $9                                                            
million and  that the Senate version  is the same as that  initially                                                            
proposed  by the Governor  as the amount  sufficient to operate  the                                                            
program.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Item #9 was HELD  OPEN to await determination of the  existence of a                                                            
fiscal note for the related legislation.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green  established there was  no objection to the adoption  of                                                            
Item #3.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Items #4 through #7 were ADOPTED without objection.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green announced  that the pending legislation  related to Item                                                            
#9 has no fiscal note.  She qualified that an amount is "referenced"                                                            
in the supporting documentation to that bill.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to the adoption of Items #8 and #9.                                                               
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #8.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #9.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
It was established there was no objection to the adoption of Items                                                              
#10 through #12 and the intent of the Conference Committee was that                                                             
those items were ADOPTED.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #13                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Juvenile Justice                                                                                            
     Allocation: Probation Services and Delinquency Prevention                                                                  
     Description: Transfer general funds and federal funds to                                                                   
     establish Youth Courts allocation                                                                                          
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$279,500 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                
                -28,800 general funds                                                                                           
     Note: House position on 13 and 14 creates a separate                                                                       
     allocation for Youth Courts                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #14                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Juvenile Justice                                                                                            
     Allocation: Youth Courts                                                                                                   
     Description: Transfer general funds and federal funds to                                                                   
     establish Youth Courts allocation                                                                                          
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $28,800 general fund                                                                                               
             279,500 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                  
     Note:  House   position  on  13  and  14  creates   a  separate                                                            
     allocation for Youth Courts                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #15                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Juvenile Justice                                                                                            
     Allocation: Youth Courts                                                                                                   
     Description:  Increment to re-establish  funding for  continued                                                            
     support                                                                                                                    
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note:  H increment will  go to Juvenile  Justice allocation  if                                                            
     Youth Courts allocation is not created                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #16                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Public Assistance                                                                                           
     Allocation: Adult Public Assistance                                                                                        
     Description: Reduce  general funds as a result of utilizing the                                                            
     remaining federal TANF bonus award balance                                                                                 
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #17                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Public Health                                                                                               
     Allocation: Community Health Grants                                                                                        
     Description: Increase  general funds in Community Health Grants                                                            
     and reserve tobacco funds for future years                                                                                 
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #18                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Public Health                                                                                               
     Allocation: Tobacco Prevention and Control                                                                                 
     Description:  Reduction  to align appropriation  with  expected                                                            
     revenues                                                                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$866,400 Tob ED/CES fund                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #19                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Senior and Disabilities Medicaid Services                                                                      
     Description:   Implementing   efficiencies  in  Personal   Care                                                            
     Attendant program                                                                                                          
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #20                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Senior and Disabilities Medicaid Services                                                                      
     Description: Increased funding to reduce Senior and                                                                        
     Disabilities Services waitlist                                                                                             
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman objected to the adoption of Item #16.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Items #15 and Items #17 through #20 were ADOPTED without objection.                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman asked if adequate funds exist in the Temporary                                                                  
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) account to fund this item.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Clarke replied  that the TANF funds are available,  although the                                                            
House  version adopted  a $900,000  funding reduction  to the  Adult                                                            
Public Assistance  program. The full  requested amount is  necessary                                                            
to successfully operate the program.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman removed his objection and Item #16 was ADOPTED.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #21                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Home and Community Based Care                                                                                  
     Description: Matching funds for Alzheimer's Disease and                                                                    
     Related Dementia (ADRD) support services                                                                                   
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $250,000 GF/MH fund                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #22                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Home and Community Based Care                                                                                  
     Description: Matching funds for innovative respite care and                                                                
     chore services for all beneficiaries                                                                                       
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $187,500 GF/MH                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #23                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
      Allocation: Community Developmental Disabilities Grants                                                                   
     Description: Community Development Disabilities grant to high                                                              
     risk clinic                                                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #24                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Departmental Support Services                                                                               
     Allocation: Information Technology Services                                                                                
     Description:  To  align Tobacco  Education  and Cessation  Fund                                                            
     with expected revenues                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $49,200 general fund                                                                                               
             -49,200 Tob ED/CES fund                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #25                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Departmental Support Services                                                                               
     Allocation: Assessment and Planning                                                                                        
     Description: Comprehensive  strategic long term formula program                                                            
     planning                                                                                                                   
     Version:  House  minus  $125,000  federal  funds  and  $125,000                                                            
     general funds                                                                                                              
     Amount: $125,000 general fund                                                                                              
              125,000 G/F match fund                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #26                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description:  Salary and benefit  adjustments for employees  of                                                            
     Labor,   Trades  and   Crafts   Unit  (Local   71);  PSEA   for                                                            
     Correctional  Officers  Unit;  PSEA  for State  Troopers;  non-                                                            
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $80,500 general fund                                                                                               
              16,900 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                  
              30,700 Other funds                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #27                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Health and Social Services                                                                                  
     Description: Conditional                                                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  No money appropriated  in this appropriation  may be                                                            
     expended  for  an abortion  that  is  not a  mandatory  service                                                            
     required  under  AS 47.07.030(a).  The money  appropriated  for                                                            
     Health and  Social Services may be expended only  for mandatory                                                            
     services  required under Title  XIX of the Social Security  Act                                                            
     and for optional services  offered by the state under the state                                                            
     plan  for medical  assistance  that has  been  approved by  the                                                            
     United  States Department  of Health  and Human Services.  This                                                            
     statement  is a statement of  the purpose of the appropriation                                                             
     and is neither  merely descriptive language nor  a statement of                                                            
     legislative intent.                                                                                                        
     Note:  Senate conditional  language  appears only  once in  the                                                            
     Senate  structure. Similar language  appears with items  32 and                                                            
     34 in the House structure.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #28                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Alcohol Safety Action Program                                                                                  
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     Department  of Health and Social Services collaborate  with the                                                            
     Alaska  Court System and ASAP  providers to devise a  system of                                                            
     centralized  revenue collection from those persons  assigned to                                                            
     ASAP screening and  evaluation as a condition of their sentence                                                            
     in Co-Chair  Wilken and alcohol and drug related  misdemeanors.                                                            
     The Department  is directed to prepare a comprehensive  plan to                                                            
     address the deficiencies  in the current ASAP system, including                                                            
     a cost-benefit analysis  of transitioning the Anchorage ASAP to                                                            
     a  local nonprofit  provider,  an  evaluation  of which  agency                                                            
     should  logically  manage the program,  and  a review of  other                                                            
     states'  ASAP programs.  This report is  to be provided  to the                                                            
     legislature by January 10, 2005.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #29                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Public Assistance                                                                                           
     Allocation: Public Assistance Field Services                                                                               
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language: It is the  intent of the legislature that there shall                                                            
     be no fee agents engaged  in activities within 50 road miles of                                                            
     any public assistance office.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #30                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Senior and Disabilities Medicaid                                                                               
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It is the intent of the legislature  that the agency                                                            
     allocate   additional    resources   to   reduce   Senior   and                                                            
     Disabilities  Medicaid  Services  waitlists  in  the  following                                                            
     order:  1) Mental  Retardation and  Developmental Disabilities                                                             
     Waivers;  2) Older Alaskan Waiver; 3) Adult Disability  Waiver;                                                            
     4) Children with complex medical conditions.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #31                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Allocation: Human Services Community Matching Grant                                                                        
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language:  It is the intent of  the legislature that  the Human                                                            
     Services Community  Matching Grant funding is subject to future                                                            
     phase-out  or elimination.  This  anticipated  reduction is  to                                                            
     provide  opportunity for development  of Faith Based  and other                                                            
     community  focused  initiatives  to  supplant  dependency  upon                                                            
     direct State  funding. Faith Based and other  community focused                                                            
     initiatives  are most appropriate to direct specific  resources                                                            
     to particular community  needs, complimenting the concentration                                                            
     of State  resources on core public  health and social  services                                                            
     needs.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #32                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Departmental Support Services                                                                               
     Description: Conditional                                                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  No money appropriated  in this appropriation  may be                                                            
     expended  for  an abortion  that  is  not a  mandatory  service                                                            
     required  under AS 47.07.030(a). This statement  is a statement                                                            
     of  the purpose  of this appropriation  and  is neither  merely                                                            
     descriptive language nor a statement of legislative intent.                                                                
     Note:  Senate conditional  language  appears only  once in  the                                                            
     Senate  structure. Similar language  appears with items  32 and                                                            
     34 in the House structure.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #33                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: None                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #34                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Health Care Services                                                                                        
     Description: Conditional                                                                                                   
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language:  No money appropriated  in this appropriation  may be                                                            
     expended  for  an abortion  that  is  not a  mandatory  service                                                            
     required  under  AS 47.07.030(a).  The money  appropriated  for                                                            
     Health  Care  Services  may  be  expended  only  for  mandatory                                                            
     services  required under Title  XIX of the Social Security  Act                                                            
     and  for  optional  services  offered  by the  state  plan  for                                                            
     medical assistance  that has been approved by the United States                                                            
     Department  of Health and Human  Services. This statement  is a                                                            
     statement  of the purpose of the appropriation  for Health Care                                                            
     Services  and  is neither  merely  descriptive  language nor  a                                                            
     statement of legislative intent.                                                                                           
     Note:  Senate conditional  language  appears only  once in  the                                                            
     Senate  structure. Similar language  appears with items  32 and                                                            
     34 in the House structure.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #35                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Health Care Services                                                                                        
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: None                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #36                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     Department   of  Health  and  Social  Services   continue  cost                                                            
     containment  by encouraging lower  cost residential  based care                                                            
     for  the elderly  and  severely disabled.  Further,  it is  the                                                            
     intent   of  the  legislature   that  the  Department   address                                                            
     escalating  growth  in  the  Personal  Care  Attendant  program                                                            
     through  regulation  to avoid the  loss of  home care  provider                                                            
     services   and  the  consequential   growth  in  institutional                                                             
     facilities in this state.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #37                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Senior and Disabilities Services                                                                            
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: None                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #38                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Departmental Support Services                                                                               
     Allocation: Assessment & Planning                                                                                          
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     Assessment  and Planning  funding is  specifically provided  to                                                            
     identify   and  implement   actions   and  regulatory   changes                                                            
     necessary  to achieve Medicaid and related program  growth cost                                                            
     containment  requested in this  budget with the least  possible                                                            
     effect on the most  vulnerable beneficiaries. The Department is                                                            
     to dedicate  necessary resources to analyze and  project future                                                            
     entitlement  growth of  Medicaid and  related program  spending                                                            
     and to identify  alternatives to mitigate of  stop increases. A                                                            
     progress  report is to be provided to the legislature  prior to                                                            
     the  beginning   of  the  2005  session  and   will  include  a                                                            
     rationalization  for any supplemental  budget request  expected                                                            
     to be  made as a result of failure  to achieve Medicaid  growth                                                            
     cost containment requested in this budget.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:27 PM / 4:27 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #39                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Behavioral Health                                                                                           
     Allocation: Designated Evaluation and Treatment                                                                            
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
     Language:  It is the intent of the legislature  that the amount                                                            
     appropriated  to this program  is the full amount that  will be                                                            
     allocated  to the  Designated  Evaluation  and Treatment  (DET)                                                            
     program  for  the fiscal  year  ending June  30,  2005. If  the                                                            
     amount  appropriated is  not sufficient  to cover the  costs of                                                            
     DET, the department  shall take steps to reduce costs and shall                                                            
     not seek supplemental funding.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman objected for clarification.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green and Representative  Harris explained the intent that the                                                            
Department would  not request a supplemental appropriation  for this                                                            
program, but to rather reduce costs if funding is inadequate.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris   qualified  that  this  language  would  not                                                            
"absolutely"   preclude   a  supplemental   appropriation   request,                                                            
although it directs the  Department to make efforts to reduce costs.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green remarked, "In  other words, we want them to be acting in                                                            
the  most  appropriate  way,  with the  most  judiciously  and  most                                                            
efficient manner possible."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  asked if  the language implies  that regardless  of                                                            
need, the Department must not request supplemental funds.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Green stated,  "Anytime  the need  exists and  it rises  high                                                            
enough in the  priority list, they can always seek  a supplemental."                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman removed his objection and the item was ADOPTED.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
All  conference  items  for  the Department  of  Health  and  Social                                                            
Services were CLOSED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Department of Labor and Workforce Development                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
      Appropriation: Commissioner and Administrative Services                                                                   
     Allocation: Alaska Labor Relations Agency                                                                                  
     Description: Reduce personal services authorization for Alaska                                                             
     Labor Relations Agency staffing                                                                                            
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Workers' Compensation and Safety                                                                            
     Allocation: Workers' Compensation                                                                                          
     Description: Restore 1 PFT position and funding deleted in the                                                             
     FY 05 budget                                                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $50,000 Wrkrs Safe fund                                                                                            
     Note: Senate corrects technical error reducing administrative                                                              
     support for the WC Board that should have been addressed in a                                                              
     fiscal note                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Workforce Development                                                                                       
     Allocation: Employment and Training Services                                                                               
     Description: Use inter-agency receipts to accept STEP funds as                                                             
     match for the Senior Employment Prog and reducing general fund                                                             
     match                                                                                                                      
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$229,800 G/F Match                                                                                                
               229,800 I/A Rcpts                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Workforce Development                                                                                       
     Allocation: Alaska Vocational Technical Center                                                                             
     Description: Reduce general fund and replace with Technical                                                                
     Vocational Education Program Receipts                                                                                      
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$100,000 general funds                                                                                            
                100,000 VoTech Ed funds                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Workforce Development                                                                                       
      Allocation: Kotzebue Technical Center Operations Grant                                                                    
     Description: Restore funding for Kotzebue Tech Center                                                                      
     operations grant to FY 03 level                                                                                            
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption, noting the funding for                                                                
this item is include in the FY 04 supplemental appropriation                                                                    
budget. Without objection the item was ADOPTED.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Vocational Rehabilitation                                                                                   
     Allocation: Client Services                                                                                                
     Description: Reduce Client Services funding                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description: Salary and benefit adjustments for employees of                                                               
     Labor, Trades and Crafts Unit (Local 71); PSEA for                                                                         
     Correctional Officers Unit; PSEA for State Troopers; non-                                                                  
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $7,100 general funds                                                                                               
              7,900 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                   
             22,900 Other funds                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Labor and Workforce                                                                  
Development were CLOSED.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Department of Public Safety                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Alaska State Troopers                                                                                       
     Allocation: Alaska State Trooper Detachments                                                                               
     Description: General fund reduction to assist other criminal                                                               
     justice entities                                                                                                           
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$50,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Alaska State Troopers                                                                                       
     Allocation: Alaska Bureau of Investigations                                                                                
     Description: General fund reduction to assist other criminal                                                               
     justice entities                                                                                                           
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$50,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                             
     Allocation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                
     Description: Increase grants for Council on Domestic Violence                                                              
     and Sexual Assault                                                                                                         
     Version: Senate plus $100,000                                                                                              
     Amount: $300,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  objected.   He  stressed  funding  is  "badly                                                            
needed" for women's  shelters and other victims' services.  Although                                                            
increasing the  Senate appropriation by $100,000 is  "progress", the                                                            
amount approved by the  House of an additional $600,000 would impact                                                            
battered women's lives.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green relayed  that the Council has indicated  a preference to                                                            
receive money  through administration  programs rather than  through                                                            
the  grant program.  The Senate  encouraged  the  Council to  reduce                                                            
administrative  expenses, although  the Council  chose to  implement                                                            
all  funding  reductions  through  the  grant  program  rather  than                                                            
reductions to administrative functions.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  understood; however, emphasized the  Council should                                                            
be given an opportunity  to implement administration reductions. The                                                            
Alaska program  is "top in the nation  in domestic violence",  which                                                            
the  legislature  should  be  "ashamed  of" and  should  attempt  to                                                            
address the problems.  Administrative issues should  be acknowledged                                                            
and  changed. Increased  funding  is  necessary to  reduce  Alaska's                                                            
rating of high  incidences of domestic violence. He  objected to the                                                            
motion.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft requested Commissioner  Tandeski, or  a member                                                            
of the Council, join the Committee to answer a question.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Green  denied  the  request.  She  directed  attention  to  a                                                            
spreadsheet  dated   May  10,  2004  that  provides  "insight"   and                                                            
recommendations for addressing  the situation with the Council [copy                                                            
on file].  She detailed  the information,  noting  funding from  the                                                            
Denali Commission could  be expended to leverage and offset addition                                                            
funds. The Senate  would appoint a group that would  investigate the                                                            
matter further over the  legislative interim. The Legislative Budget                                                            
and Audit  Committee  could appropriate  any  additional funding  if                                                            
identified  that at that time. She  spoke to the need to  reduce the                                                            
dependence  on  garnished   Permanent  Fund  dividend   receipts  in                                                            
anticipation  of  years  with low  dividend  payouts.  The  proposed                                                            
appropriation  "covers  the  primary  role, which  they  serve  very                                                            
well."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft again requested to hear from the Council.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green again denied the request.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  remarked  upon a  significant  decision  made                                                            
without the input of the Council.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green retorted  that the matter has received  several hearings                                                            
in both bodies  and has also been  discussed by the full  Senate and                                                            
the full House of Representatives.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft   remarked  that  he  had  just  received  the                                                            
spreadsheet  and had  not had  an opportunity  to  consult with  the                                                            
Council on  the information contained  in the data. The decision  as                                                            
to whether to hold harmless  or reduce funding by $700,000, has only                                                            
just  been  made   and  the  Council  has  had  no  opportunity   to                                                            
participate in this decision.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman   supported  a  review   of  the  Council   by  the                                                            
Legislative  Budget and Audit Committee,  of which he was  a member.                                                            
However, the issue  does not necessitate reductions  to the program.                                                            
The Council  should be provided  notice and  time to respond  to the                                                            
allegations.  He  reiterated Alaska's  "top  of nation"  ranking  on                                                            
domestic violence, and the need to address this issue.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #3.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                             
     Allocation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                
     Description: Redistribute funding from administrative overhead                                                             
      (Contractual line) to grants for shelters (Grants line)                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $200,000 PFD Crim fund                                                                                             
             -200,000 PFD Crim fund                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description: Salary and benefit adjustments for employees of                                                               
     Labor, Trades and Crafts Unit (Local 71); PSEA for                                                                         
     Correctional Officers Unit; PSEA for State Troopers; non-                                                                  
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $784,400 general funds                                                                                             
                32,200 Fed. Rcpts                                                                                               
                35,800 Other funds                                                                                              
     Note: $2.2 of PFD Criminal funds appropriated for salary                                                                   
     adjustments is a technical error. Appropriations exceed                                                                    
     available money.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris  expressed  intent to  move  for adoption  of                                                            
these items.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected  to both and requested an explanation.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Green  stated  Item  #4  would  transfer  funds  from  the                                                            
contractual portion of  the Council to the women's shelters portion.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Croft   asked  the   "policy   call"  involved   in                                                            
determining  that the  contractual  portion was  overfunded and  the                                                            
shelter portion was underfunded.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Green  responded, "This is just a decision  that we made in                                                            
the process of getting to the point we've come to."                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  asked if  "no  articulate rationale  for  it"                                                            
could be provided.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Green replied  that it was determined that adequate funding                                                            
for  administrative  overhead  would  be  provided  to allow  for  a                                                            
portion  to be  transferred  to grants  for shelters.  The  shelters                                                            
grant is a greater priority.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #4.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft spoke to his objection to Item  #5, noting the                                                            
significant  amount. He understood  the Senate  version is  based in                                                            
information received  after the House had considered  the budget. He                                                            
asked  the "character"  of that  information and  "it translates  to                                                            
these numbers."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Green replied  that  the allocations  reflect  the  completed                                                            
contract   negotiations  with   some  bargaining   units  of   State                                                            
employees.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft asked if this  relates to disputed  contracts.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green corrected  this reflects those contracts  that have been                                                            
completed after the House had passed its version of the budget.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft removed  his objection and Item #5 was ADOPTED.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Council  on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                            
     Allocation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: Notwithstanding  AS 43.23.028(b)(2), up to 10% of the                                                            
     amount   appropriated    by   this  appropriation    under   AS                                                            
     43.23.028(b)(2) to  the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual                                                            
     Assault   may   be   used  to   fund   operations   and   grant                                                            
     administration.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  objected. He  asked  the purpose  of the  ten                                                            
percent limit and requested  the Council be allowed to speak to this                                                            
matter.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
TRACI CARPENTER, Staff  to Senator Green, testified this is language                                                            
that has  been included  in the  operation budget  for "a number  of                                                            
years".  The statute  referred  to is  the Permanent  Fund  criminal                                                            
fines statutes,  which stipulates  that up  to ten percent  of those                                                            
funds may be expended for administration.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft clarified this establishes a  cap to prevent a                                                            
higher  percentage from  being spend  for administrative  costs.  He                                                            
asked what funds are utilized for administrative expenses.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Carpenter  replied  that  ten  percent  of the  PFD  funds  are                                                            
utilized for administration.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft   removed  his  objection  and  the  item  was                                                            
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Council  on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                            
     Allocation: Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
     Language: It is the  intent of the legislature that the Council                                                            
     on Domestic Violence  and Sexual Assault use all of the federal                                                            
     grant funds awarded  to the Council in Federal Fiscal Year 2005                                                            
     for  the grants  and  services required  of  the federal  grant                                                            
     awards  in  State  Fiscal  Year  2005  to  the  maximum  extent                                                            
     allowable by the federal grants.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris for adoption of the item.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected for an explanation.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Carpenter  relayed that this language indicates  the legislative                                                            
intent that the Council  use all of the federal funding available to                                                            
it in State FY  05, rather than withholding 25 percent  of the funds                                                            
to  carry-forward  to the  following  fiscal  year. That  amount  is                                                            
approximately $485,500.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft asked  if this  represents  funds the  Council                                                            
expects to receive.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Carpenter corrected  this  is funding  the Council  expects  to                                                            
receive  in FY 05.  The Department  has provided  "indication"  that                                                            
"these particular grants will come through."                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft asked  why the  carryover of  25 percent  is a                                                            
"bad practice" that should be prevented.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green  assumed that  in the event of  shortages in grants  and                                                            
other programs  in a current  fiscal year,  the funds should  not be                                                            
held for the next fiscal year.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  suggested   the  Council  could  have  viable                                                            
reasons for holding the  funds. He was unsure that the option should                                                            
be prohibited.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman understood  the  Council  held 25  percent for  the                                                            
following fiscal year was for "cash flow purposes".                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #7.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SFC 04 # 3, Side B 04:46 PM                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The  conference  items for  the  Department  of Public  Safety  were                                                            
CLOSED.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
University of Alaska                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  of the House version  for                                                            
Item #1 and the item was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the University of Alaska were CLOSED.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Legislature                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Budget and Audit Committee                                                                                  
     Allocation: Committee Expenses                                                                                             
     Description: Reduce contractual (no longer anticipate legal                                                                
     expenses associated with redistricting)                                                                                    
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$500,000 general funds                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft objected and commented that  the House reduced                                                            
this allocation  by $1  million. He supported  the larger  reduction                                                            
given the significant  excess funds within the Legislature  that are                                                            
carried  over.  The funds  would  be better  appropriated  to  other                                                            
programs such as women's shelters.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Harris   reminded   the   Committee   of   separate                                                            
legislation  that  had passed,  which  provides  for review  of  the                                                            
State's  oil  and  gas  policy.  The  remaining  $500,000  would  be                                                            
utilized to fund this activity.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  argued that  sufficient  funds are  available                                                            
within the  Legislative budget, which  are carried over every  year.                                                            
This involves millions  of dollars and would be adequate to fund the                                                            
review activity.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #1.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams, Senator Hoffman, Senator Wilken,                                                            
Representative Harris, Chair Green                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (5-1)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Legislative Council                                                                                         
     Allocation: Council and Subcommittees                                                                                      
     Description:  Structure  Change - Create  a new allocation  for                                                            
     Office of Victims' Rights                                                                                                  
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note:  House  creates separate  allocation  for  the Office  of                                                            
     Victims'  Rights (153,000 general funds and $328,600  PFD Crim)                                                            
      If H, then Statewide 9 = H, if S, then Statewide 9 = S.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description:  Salary and benefit  adjustments for employees  of                                                            
     Labor,   Trades  and   Crafts   Unit  (Local   71);  PSEA   for                                                            
     Correctional  Officers  Unit;  PSEA  for State  Troopers;  non-                                                            
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $218,900 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The conference items for the Legislature were CLOSED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Office of the Governor                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Commissions/Special Offices                                                                                 
     Allocation: Human Rights Commission                                                                                        
     Description:  Deny  Governor's request  for  funds required  to                                                            
     maintain FY 04 level of service                                                                                            
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$70,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Executive Office                                                                                               
     Description: Deny transfer of funding from Contingency Fund                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$340,000 general funds                                                                                            
     Note:  Items 2,3,6  and 7  are a set  and either  the House  or                                                            
     Senate position should be adopted for the set.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Governor's House                                                                                               
     Description: Deny transfer from Contingency Fund                                                                           
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: -$10,000 general funds                                                                                             
     Note: Items 2,3,6 and 7 are a set and either the House or                                                                  
     Senate position should be adopted for the set.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved  for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Executive Office                                                                                               
     Description: AMD: Transfer funds from Dept. of Community and                                                               
     Economic Dev. Required for Trade                                                                                           
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $95,000 Stat Desig funds                                                                                           
                    0 BLic Rcpts funds                                                                                          
     Note: If H, chose H for item 2 in DCED; if S, choose S for                                                                 
     item 2 in DCED                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected  for clarification. He understood that                                                            
the  increase in  business  license fees  generated  an increase  of                                                            
Business  License Receipts  funds that  could be  utilized for  this                                                            
purpose.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green deferred to the Division of Legislative Finance.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID TEAL,  Director, Division  of Legislative  Finance,  testified                                                            
that the  trade functions  were transferred  from the Department  of                                                            
Community and  Economic Development  to the Office of the  Governor.                                                            
The statutory  designated  program  receipts were  available to  the                                                            
Department and are eligible  for allocation to this item. The Senate                                                            
had adopted the  funding according to the Governor's  request, which                                                            
utilized  some business license  receipts to  fund a portion  of the                                                            
operations.  He  qualified  that the  statutory  designated  program                                                            
receipts "may or may not  be collectable," depending upon the amount                                                            
of trade that occurs.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  asserted that  because the  business  license                                                            
fees were increased, increased  revenue was anticipated. He asked if                                                            
Business  License  Receipt  funds  would  be  unallocated  with  the                                                            
adoption of the House version.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Teal replied  that  the  funds  have been  allocated  to  other                                                            
programs, primarily within  the Department of Community and Economic                                                            
Development.  The House  version should  provide  enough funding  to                                                            
replace  expenditures made  for trade missions.  The Senate  version                                                            
would have provided  "cash" in addition to funding  recoverable from                                                            
private companies, trade shows and other activities.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft asked  if this item would  have any affect  on                                                            
operations or whether this is only a "fund switch".                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Teal   remarked  this  proposal   should  have  no   impact  on                                                            
operations.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft removed his objection and Item  #4 was ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Executive Office                                                                                               
     Description: SenFin Amd: Funding for World Trade Center Alaska                                                             
     (WTCAK)                                                                                                                    
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $96,000 BLic Rcpts funds                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Contingency Fund                                                                                               
     Description: Deny transfer of funding to Executive Office                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $340,000 general funds                                                                                             
     Note: Items 2,3,6 and 7 are a set and either the House or                                                                  
     Senate position should be adopted for the set.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Contingency Fund                                                                                               
     Description: Deny transfer of funding to Governor's House                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $10,000 general funds                                                                                              
     Note: Items 2,3,6 and 7 are a set and either the House or                                                                  
     Senate position should be adopted for the set.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected  to the adoption of Item #5 and #6. He                                                            
asked if the Governor vetoed  the allocation of Item #5 in the FY 04                                                            
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative   Harris  recalled  it  was  either   vetoed  or  not                                                            
included.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Chair  Green noted  this  allocation  was an  addition  made in  the                                                            
Senate.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft removed his objection, commenting  that if the                                                            
Conference  Committee intends  to reattempt  to fund this grant,  he                                                            
would not oppose the effort.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Item #5 was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft spoke  to his objection to the adoption of Item                                                            
#6.  He  recognized   the  requests  to  transfer   funds  from  the                                                            
Contingency  Fund were  specified  to be  a set,  but requested  the                                                            
House version be accepted for this item.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #6.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Executive Operations                                                                                        
     Allocation: Contingency Fund                                                                                               
     Description: Reduce Contingency Fund                                                                                       
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris,  in correcting an earlier motion to adopt the                                                            
Senate version,  moved for  adoption of the  House version  for this                                                            
item.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft objected  and pointed  out that if the  Senate                                                            
version were adopted, the  Contingency Fund could be reduced. In the                                                            
same  manner as  the Legislature,  the  Office of  the Governor  has                                                            
sufficient funds  and that significant amounts of  funds are carried                                                            
over  each  fiscal year.  Funds  should  not  be taken  from  "other                                                            
valuable programs like shelters."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #8.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Lt. Governor                                                                                                
     Allocation: Lt. Governor                                                                                                   
     Description: Create a separate appropriation                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
     Note: The Senate proposes separating the Lt. Governor's Office                                                             
     from the Executive Office appropriation.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected and requested an explanation of this                                                              
"fairly major policy choice".                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green opined that appropriations to the Lieutenant Governor's                                                             
Office could be "separated very easily", as the functions are                                                                   
clearly defined. This is an appropriate action.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #9.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Elections                                                                                                   
     Allocation: Elections                                                                                                      
     Description: Replace an FY 04 transfer to OMB for audit                                                                    
     functions                                                                                                                  
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $200,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Agencywide                                                                                                  
     Description:  Salary and benefit  adjustments for employees  of                                                            
     Labor,   Trades  and   Crafts   Unit  (Local   71);  PSEA   for                                                            
     Correctional  Officers  Unit;  PSEA  for State  Troopers;  non-                                                            
     covered Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches                                                                       
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $65,500 general funds                                                                                              
                  500 Fed Rcpts                                                                                                 
                2,300 Other funds                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The conference items for the Office of the Governor were CLOSED.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Statewide                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 1                                                                                                   
     Allocation: Missions and Measures                                                                                          
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     administration  work with  the legislature  to: 1) ensure  that                                                            
     missions    and   measures    continually   align    with   the                                                            
     organizational   structure  of  departments;   2)  promote  the                                                            
     ultimate  goal of supporting  effective activities and  change;                                                            
     2)  eliminate  ineffective  programs  and  activities;  and  4)                                                            
     develop  mutually agreeable  End Results.  It is the intent  of                                                            
     the  legislature   that,  in   addition  to  the  requirements                                                             
     prescribed  by  AS  37.17.050,  each  executive  branch  agency                                                            
     report  the  following   to the  legislature,   no  later  than                                                            
     February  1,  2005,   in  a forum   to  be  determined  by  the                                                            
     legislature:                                                                                                               
     1. Any desired  legislative action, including  proposed changes                                                            
     to missions and measures.                                                                                                  
     2.  A comparison  of  expected  and actual  results,  including                                                            
     analysis  of trends, reasons  for improvement and actions  that                                                            
     resulted in no change or a decline in performance.                                                                         
     In instances  of no change or  deteriorated performance,  it is                                                            
     the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  each  agency  describe                                                            
     actions  the  agency  will  take  to  advance  progress  toward                                                            
     performance  targets.  For  measures lacking  data,  it is  the                                                            
     intent  of the legislature that  the reporting agency  describe                                                            
     any significant  impediments  to measuring progress  toward the                                                            
     performance  target, describe how and when impediments  will be                                                            
     overcome,  and estimate when  the agency anticipates  data will                                                            
     be reported  to the legislature.  When desired results  involve                                                            
     more than  one agency, each agency  will note the joint  effort                                                            
     and report  on its contribution  to achieving desired  results.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 1                                                                                                   
     Allocation: Procurement Pilot Project                                                                                      
     Description: Intent                                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  It  is  the  intent  of  the  legislature  that  the                                                            
     Department of Administration,  Office of the Governor and other                                                            
     state  agencies  actively pursue  implementation  of the  state                                                            
     procurement  pilot program authorized  by ch. 51, SLA  2003 (HB
     313, Twenty-Third  Alaska State  Legislature). It is  essential                                                            
     that  state policy makers  show strong  leadership in  reducing                                                            
     the cost  of government at a  time when the State of  Alaska is                                                            
     facing a fiscal gap.  The procurement pilot program provides an                                                            
     opportunity  to address the fiscal condition  of the state in a                                                            
     way  that does  not reduce  program delivery.  The procurement                                                             
     pilot   program   will  reduce   the  costs   associated   with                                                            
     procurement and supply  chain management, which are significant                                                            
     areas  of the  state's administrative  costs  and represent  an                                                            
     area of potentially  substantial cost savings in the future. As                                                            
     a  basic  administrative   function,  procurement   and  supply                                                            
     management  represent appropriate  opportunities for  achieving                                                            
     costs   savings   through  the   use  of   process   management                                                            
     specialists  from the  private sector  and, when combined  with                                                            
     electronic  commerce tools, offer  opportunities to  reduce the                                                            
     amount   of  back-office   overhead   resources   required   to                                                            
     requisition, procure,  and otherwise administer the acquisition                                                            
     of goods  and services, as well  as to reduce the actual  costs                                                            
     of goods  and services.  Given the early  indications  of large                                                            
     potential cost savings  to the state from the procurement pilot                                                            
     program,  the legislature  encourages  the executive branch  to                                                            
     actively  pursue full implementation authorized  by ch. 51, SLA                                                            
     2003.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 10                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Alaska Housing Finance Corporation                                                                             
     Description: Information Only                                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: ALASKA HOUSING  FINANCE CORPORATION. (a) The board of                                                            
     directors   of   the   Alaska   Housing   Finance  Corporation                                                             
     anticipates  that  the net  income  from the  second  preceding                                                            
     fiscal year will be  available in each of the fiscal years 2005                                                            
     through 2006.  During fiscal year 2005, the board  of directors                                                            
     anticipates that $103,000,000  will be available for payment of                                                            
     debt  service, appropriation  in  this Act,  appropriation  for                                                            
     capital  projects, and transfer  to the Alaska debt  retirement                                                            
     fund  (AS 37.15.011).  (b) A portion of  the amount set  out in                                                            
     (a) of this  section for the fiscal year ending  June 30, 2005,                                                            
     will be retained by  the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for                                                            
     the following purposes in the following estimated amounts:                                                                 
     (1)  $1,000,000  for  debt service  on  University  of  Alaska,                                                            
     Anchorage,  dormitory  construction, authorized  under  ch. 26,                                                            
     SLA 1996;                                                                                                                  
     (2) $37,978,856 for  debt service on the bonds authorized under                                                            
     sec. 2(c), ch. 129, SLA 1998;                                                                                              
     (3) $12,019,790 for  debt service on the bonds authorized under                                                            
     sec, 10, ch. 130 SLA 200;                                                                                                  
     (4) $2,893,808  for debt service on the bonds  authorized under                                                            
     ch.2, SSSLA 2002;                                                                                                          
     (5) $29,894,063 for debt service;                                                                                          
     (6) $2,050,000 to  capitalize the senior care fund (sec. 2, ch.                                                            
     3, SLA 2004); and                                                                                                          
     (7) $17,163,400 for capital projects.                                                                                      
     Note:  Subsections  5, 6  and  7 show  differing  uses for  the                                                            
     dividend.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 12                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation                                                                              
     Description: Conditional Language                                                                                          
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: None                                                                                                             
     Note: The House language  appears to be unnecessary; section 12                                                            
     appropriates  PF earnings to  dividends and principal,  but not                                                            
     to  the corporation,  so  there is  no opportunity  to use  the                                                            
     money for advocating.                                                                                                      
     House language is included in section 1. See DOR item 2.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the items were ADOPTED                                                             
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected  to Item #4 for clarification that the                                                            
House version  would allow the Alaska Permanent Fund  Corporation to                                                            
advocate  for a Percent of  Market Value  (POMV) method of  managing                                                            
the Fund.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris amended his motion to adopt Items #1 through                                                              
#3. Without objection the three items were ADOPTED.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 4:59 PM / 5:01 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved  for adoption of  Item #4 and  the item                                                            
was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 16                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Department of Education and Early Development                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved  that no action be taken on this item as                                                            
action taken on  Items #1 through #5 of the Department  of Education                                                            
and Early Development make this item unnecessary.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 20 (House) Section 21 (Senate)                                                                      
      Allocation: Alaska Marine Highway System Capitalization                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: FUND TRANSFERS. The sum of $32,000,000 is                                                                        
     appropriated from the general fund to the Alaska marine                                                                    
     highway system fund (AS 19.65.060).                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved  for adoption,  noting that  additional                                                            
funds would be  included in a supplemental appropriation  to address                                                            
increased costs.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected,  asserting that $40 million should be                                                            
included in this legislation  regardless of anticipated supplemental                                                            
appropriations. Historical  data indicates that $40 million would be                                                            
required.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #6.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-2)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 20 (House) Section 21 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: Senior Care Fund Capitalization                                                                                
     Version: Senate minus $7,787,000                                                                                           
     Language: (m) the sum of $22,689,500 is appropriated to the                                                                
     senior care fund (sec. 2, ch. 3, SLA 2004) from the following                                                              
     sources in the amounts stated:                                                                                             
     General fund $9,729,000                                                                                                    
      Alaska Housing Finance Corporation dividend $2,050,000                                                                    
     Alaska  Industrial Development  and Export  Authority  dividend                                                            
     $8,162,600                                                                                                                 
     Alaska Student Loan Corporation dividend $2,747,900                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected for an explanation.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal explained this  allocation relates to capitalization of the                                                            
Senior Care  Fund. A fiscal note exists  to indicate funds  would be                                                            
expended from  the Senior Care Fund. This item would  deposit monies                                                            
into the Fund.  The Senate version  would have capitalized  the Fund                                                            
for  FY  05 and  FY  06,  which  is unnecessary  at  this  time.  He                                                            
indicated that  this capitalization  could be transferred  to FY 04.                                                            
Regardless, this would  adequately capitalize the fund for FY 04 and                                                            
FY 05.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft   removed  his  objection  and  the  item  was                                                            
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 20 (House) Section 21 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: ADRF Capitalization                                                                                            
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  (n) The sum of $2,837,400  is appropriated  from the                                                            
     Alaska Industrial  Development and Export Authority dividend to                                                            
     the Alaska debt retirement fund (AS 37.15.011).                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Section 22 (House) Section 23 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: Legislative Council                                                                                            
     Description: Reappropriation                                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. The unexpended  and unobligated                                                            
     balance,  estimated  to  be $60,000,  of  that portion  of  the                                                            
     appropriation  made by sec. 1, ch. 83, SLA 2003,  page 37, line                                                            
     26  (Legislative Council  - $22,824,800)  that is appropriated                                                             
     from PFC  Appropriations in lieu  of Dividends to Criminals  is                                                            
     reappropriated  to the  Legislative Council  for the office  of                                                            
     victims'  rights for expenses  for the fiscal year ending  June                                                            
     30, 2005.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Teal clarified that this reflects the establishment of the                                                                  
Office of Victims' Rights as a separate allocation.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 5:07 PM / 5:37 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 24 (House) Section 25 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: Election Fund Capitalization                                                                                   
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language: OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. (a) the sum of $7,446,803 is                                                             
     appropriated from federal receipts to the election fund                                                                    
     required by the Help America Vote Act.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 28                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Power Cost Equalization                                                                                        
     Description: Supplemental                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 28                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Power Cost Equalization                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
At the request of Senator Hoffman, these items were HELD OPEN.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #13                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 20 (House) Section 21 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: Salary and Benefit Adjustments                                                                                 
     Description: Information Only                                                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Language: None                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
[NOTE:  The adoption  of Item #14  supersedes the  language of  Item                                                            
#13.  It was  the  recommendation  of the  Division  of Legislative                                                             
Finance that  the Conference  Committee adopt  the House version  to                                                            
establish that the Senate version would not be incorporated.]                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #14                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 30                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Salary and Benefit Adjustments                                                                                 
     Description: Information only                                                                                              
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
     Language:  SALARY AND  BENEFIT ADJUSTMENTS.  (a) The  operating                                                            
     budget  appropriations made in  sec. 1 of this Act,  and sec. 1                                                            
     of  the Act making  appropriations for  the state's  integrated                                                            
     comprehensive  mental  health program,  include $5,294,500  for                                                            
     benefit  adjustments   for  public  officials,   officers,  and                                                            
     employees   of  the  executive  branch,  Alaska   Court  System                                                            
     employees,  employees of the  legislature, and legislators  and                                                            
     to  implement the  monetary terms  for the  fiscal year  ending                                                            
     June   30,  2005,  of  the  following   collective   bargaining                                                            
     agreements:                                                                                                                
     (1)  Public  Employees  Local 71,  for  the Labor,  Trades  and                                                            
     Crafts Unit;                                                                                                               
     (2) Public  Safety Employees Association, for  the Correctional                                                            
     Officers Unit;                                                                                                             
     (3)  Public  Safety  Employees  Association,  representing  the                                                            
     state   troopers  and   other  commissioned   law  enforcement                                                             
     personnel.                                                                                                                 
     (4)  Alaska  Public  Employees  Association,  representing  the                                                            
     Confidential Employees bargaining unit;                                                                                    
     (5)  Alaska  Public  Employees  Association,  representing  the                                                            
     Supervisory Employees bargaining unit;                                                                                     
     (6) Teachers' Education Association of Mt. Edgecumbe.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     (b) The operating  budget appropriation made  the University of                                                            
     Alaska  for the  fiscal  year ending  June 30,  2005,  includes                                                            
     amounts  for  salary and  benefit  adjustments  for  university                                                            
     employees  who are not members of a collective  bargaining unit                                                            
     and  for implementing  the  monetary  terms of  the  collective                                                            
     bargaining agreements  with the following entities representing                                                            
     employees of the University of Alaska:                                                                                     
     (1) Alaska Higher Education Crafts and Trades Employees;                                                                   
      (2) Alaska Community Colleges' Federation of Teachers;                                                                    
     (3) United Academics;                                                                                                      
     (4) United Academics-Adjuncts                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     (c) If a collective  bargaining agreement listed in (a) of this                                                            
     section  is not ratified  by the membership  of the  respective                                                            
     collecting  bargaining  unit, the appropriations  made  by this                                                            
     Act,  and  the  Act  making  appropriations   for  the  state's                                                            
     integrated  comprehensive   mental  health  program,  that  are                                                            
     applicable  to that collective bargaining unit's  agreement are                                                            
     reduced  proportionately  by  the amount  for  that  collective                                                            
     bargaining  agreement,  and the  corresponding  funding  source                                                            
     amounts are reduced accordingly.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #15                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 30 (House) Section 33 (Senate)                                                                      
     Allocation: State Debt and Other Obligations                                                                               
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:  STATE DEBT  AND OTHER  OBLIGATIONS.  (b) the sum  of                                                            
     $81,870,084 is appropriated  to the Department of Education and                                                            
     Early   Development  for   state  aid   for  costs  of   school                                                            
     construction under AS 14.11.100 from the following sources:                                                                
      Alaska debt retirement fund (AS 37.15.011) $51,670,084                                                                    
     School fund (AS 43.50.140) $30,200,000                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris noted this item corrects and error in                                                                     
calculating the school debt reimbursement costs for the Anchorage                                                               
School District.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #16                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 35                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Grants for Charter Schools                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #17                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 136                                                                                                 
     Allocation: University of Alaska                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris announced that adoption of these items was                                                                
unnecessary.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
All conference items, except Items #11 and #12, for the Statewide                                                               
category were CLOSED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Department of Administration                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Legal and Advocacy Services                                                                                 
     Allocation: Office of Public Advocacy                                                                                      
     Description: Decrease for prioritization and correction of                                                                 
     billing and payment issues                                                                                                 
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$50,000 general funds                                                                                             
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved to rescind the Committee's action in                                                                
adopting this item. Without objection the action was RESCINDED.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved to adopt the Senate version for this                                                                
item and the motion was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Legal and Advocacy Services                                                                                 
     Allocation: Office of Public Advocacy                                                                                      
     Description: Establish full funding for a Social Services                                                                  
     Specialist II for the Anchorage Wellness Court                                                                             
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to request clarification.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Item #10 was left OPEN.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                                                           
     Allocation: Violent Crimes Compensation Board                                                                              
     Description: Add general fund grants to compensate for the                                                                 
     loss of PFD Fund and PFD Crim funding sources.                                                                             
     Version: House minus $76,200                                                                                               
     Amount: $76,200 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items, except Item #10 for the Department of                                                                     
Administration were CLOSED.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Department of Law                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Criminal Division                                                                                           
     Allocation: Second Judicial District                                                                                       
     Description: Reduce travel by 25%                                                                                          
     Amended Version: House plus $8,900                                                                                         
     Amount: -$8,800 general funds                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
[Note: It was the intent of the Conference Committee to RESCIND its                                                             
earlier action in adopting the House version plus $12,000 for this                                                              
item.]                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption of the House version plus                                                              
$8,900 for this item and it was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Criminal Division                                                                                           
     Allocation: Third Judicial District: Anchorage                                                                             
      Description: Deny Victims for Justice increment request                                                                   
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$125,000 general funds                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green announced this item would be left OPEN.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #49                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Civil Division                                                                                              
     Allocation: Opinions, Appeals and Ethics                                                                                   
     Description: Deny 1 new attorney - Indian Law                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green announced this item would remain OPEN.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #50                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Civil Division                                                                                              
     Allocation: Opinions, Appeals and Ethics                                                                                   
     Description: Deny 1 new attorney - Human Services Appeals                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
This item remained OPEN.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
All conference items except Items #5, #49 and #50 for the                                                                       
Department of Law were CLOSED.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #17                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Resource Development                                                                                        
     Allocation: Development - Special Projects                                                                                 
     Description:    AMD  Scientific    Assessments   for   Resource                                                            
     Development                                                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $150,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman or Representative Croft objected.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green announced this item would remain OPEN.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Department of Revenue                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Permanent Fund Corporation                                                                                  
     Description: Conditional Language                                                                                          
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
     Language:  "It is the intent of the legislature  to give notice                                                            
     as permitted  by statute and  regulations of the Alaska  Public                                                            
     Offices Commission  that the Alaska Permanent  Fund Corporation                                                            
     may use amounts appropriated  for operations of the Corporation                                                            
     in the Corporation's  FY 04 and FY 05 budgets to educate voters                                                            
     concerning  the Permanent Fund  Percent of Market Value  to the                                                            
     Alaska   Constitution   and  the  reasons   why  the   Trustees                                                            
     recommended  this change  in law. It is  further the intent  of                                                            
     the legislature that  the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation not                                                            
     advocate  a position  on the  ballot question.  It must  permit                                                            
     persons  with all viewpoints  to participate in a public  forum                                                            
     and shall present  all known affects that the Percent of Market                                                            
     Value proposal could have on the Alaska Permanent Fund."                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris  moved  for  adoption  and  read  the  intent                                                            
language into the record as shown above.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  pointed out that  a resolution had not been  passed                                                            
during  this session  relating  to a  ballot  initiative  requesting                                                            
voter approval  to change the management of the Permanent  Fund to a                                                            
POMV method.  He asked if it is anticipated  that such a  resolution                                                            
would pass the legislature.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected to the adoption of the item.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green clarified this  language addresses a conflict identified                                                            
by  the Alaska  Public  Office  Commission  and specifies  that  any                                                            
education efforts  by the Permanent  Fund Corporation must  be "fair                                                            
and  judicious".  State  agencies  are  often  required  to  provide                                                            
information  to the  public regarding  various  matters. The  Alaska                                                            
Permanent Fund Corporation  must have this ability as well, with the                                                            
understanding that any information provided is unbiased.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman   informed  that   the  Corporation  published   an                                                            
advertisement   in  newspapers,  which  he  characterized,   not  as                                                            
information, but  rather the testimony of Trustees.  If this was the                                                            
anticipated  practice,   he opposed   the conditional   language  as                                                            
presented.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green announced this item would remain OPEN.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mental Health                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #1                                                                                                                   
     Deferred Maintenance and Accessibility Improvements (ED 99)                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $400,000 GF/MH & MHTAAR funds                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected for an explanation.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris stated  this would allocate $400,000 more than                                                            
the House version approved.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft   removed  his  objection  and  the  item  was                                                            
ADOPTED.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Essential Program Equipment Grants to Service Providers (ED                                                                
     99)                                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $350,000 GF/MH & MHTAAR funds                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #3                                                                                                                   
     Van/Vehicle and Housing Modifications for Families or                                                                      
     Individuals (ED 99)                                                                                                        
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $300,000 GF/MH & MHTAAR funds                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #4                                                                                                                   
     Transitional Housing                                                                                                       
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $500,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Fairbanks Detoxification Unit Expansion and Renovation (ED 7-                                                              
     11)                                                                                                                        
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $1,450,000 Fed Rcpts & Fed MH funds                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #6                                                                                                                   
     Treatment-Based Special Needs Housing Program (ED 99)                                                                      
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $400,000 GF/MH fund                                                                                                
              250,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
              150,000 AHFC Div fund                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #7                                                                                                                   
     Consumer Designed and Managed Projects (ED 99)                                                                             
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $250,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #8                                                                                                                   
     Medicaid Review and Enhancement Project (ED 99)                                                                            
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $300,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #9                                                                                                                   
     Provider Resource Sharing and Coordination (ED 99)                                                                         
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $150,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Update Issues Affecting Economic Well-Being of Alaska Seniors                                                              
     (ED 99)                                                                                                                    
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $30,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption. He understood the actions                                                             
represent the recommendations of the Alaska Mental Health Trust                                                                 
Authority.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green affirmed.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
The items were ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Mental Health Trust Land Development (ED 99)                                                                               
     Version:  House                                                                                                            
     Amount: $650,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Homeless Assistance Program (ED 99)                                                                                        
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $400,000 GF/MH fund                                                                                                
              250,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
              150,000 AHFC Div fund                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #13                                                                                                                  
     Beneficiary and Special Needs Housing (ED 99)                                                                              
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: $1,200,000 GF/MH & AHFC Div funds                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #14                                                                                                                  
     Coordinated Transportation and Vehicles                                                                                    
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $650,000 GF/MH fund                                                                                                
              150,000 MHTAAR fund                                                                                               
              500,000 AHFC Div fund                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption  and the item was  ADOPTED                                                            
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All  conference  items  for the  Mental  Health  appropriation  were                                                            
CLOSED.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Fiscal Notes                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved  for adoption  of the fiscal notes  for                                                            
legislation  passed, as  listed on  a spreadsheet  titled, "FY  2005                                                            
Fiscal Notes  Adopted by the Conference  Committee on the  Operating                                                            
and Mental Health Budgets" [copy on file.]                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Without objection the fiscal notes were ADOPTED.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
The conference fiscal note items were CLOSED.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Department of Community and Economic Development                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Community Assistance & Economic Development                                                                 
     Allocation: Community Advocacy                                                                                             
     Description: Restore Alaska Legal Services Grant deleted in                                                                
     Governor's request                                                                                                         
     Version: House minus $62,500                                                                                               
     Amount: -$62,500 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman requested the Conference Committee rescind its                                                                  
actions in adopting this item and to hold the item open.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris asked why.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman intended to research the history of the program. He                                                             
surmised the action taken would "decimate the Alaska Legal Services                                                             
program".                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Chair Green ruled the item would be left OPEN.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 5:53 PM / 6:35 PM                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Department of Administration                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #10                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Legal and Advocacy Services                                                                                 
     Allocation: Office of Public Advocacy                                                                                      
     Description: Establish full funding for a Social Services                                                                  
     Specialist II for the Anchorage Wellness Court                                                                             
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #10.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft, Senator Hoffman                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ABSENT: Senator Hoffman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-1-1)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Administration were                                                                  
CLOSED.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Department of Law                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #5                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Criminal Division                                                                                           
     Allocation: Third Judicial District: Anchorage                                                                             
      Description: Deny Victims for Justice increment request                                                                   
     Version: House                                                                                                             
     Amount: -$125,000 general funds                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft objected and  agreed that the name  of a grant                                                            
recipient should  not be specified in the budget and  that the grant                                                            
should be competitive in  future years. However, "vital services for                                                            
victims drop off in the meantime" unless funding is provided.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #5.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ABSENT: Senator Hoffman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-1-1)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #49                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Civil Division                                                                                              
     Allocation: Opinions, Appeals and Ethics                                                                                   
     Description: Deny 1 new attorney - Indian Law                                                                              
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #49.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ABSENT: Senator Hoffman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-1-1)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #50                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Civil Division                                                                                              
     Allocation: Opinions, Appeals and Ethics                                                                                   
     Description: Deny 1 new attorney - Human Services Appeals                                                                  
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $0                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Croft objected and commented this funding should be                                                              
expended "in other places".                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #50.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative Williams, Senator Wilken, Representative                                                               
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ABSENT: Senator Hoffman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-1-1)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Law were CLOSED.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Department of Natural Resources                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #17                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Resource Development                                                                                        
     Allocation: Development - Special Projects                                                                                 
     Description: AMD Scientific assessments for resource                                                                       
     development                                                                                                                
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Amount: $150,000 general funds                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for objection and the item was ADOPTED                                                              
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Department of Natural Resources were                                                               
CLOSED.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Department of Revenue                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #2                                                                                                                   
     Appropriation: Permanent Fund Corporation                                                                                  
     Description: Conditional Language                                                                                          
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris moved for adoption of intent  language he had                                                            
earlier read into the record [copy on file.]                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Croft  objected,   asserting  that  the legislature                                                             
should  not grant  the Permanent  Fund  Corporation  any ability  to                                                            
"spend government  money trying to affect a decision  of how much of                                                            
the dividend is taken."  The issues of how to calculate the earnings                                                            
of the  Fund and whether  to appropriate a  portion of the  earnings                                                            
for government  services  have become  intertwined  and it would  be                                                            
inappropriate for the Corporation  to influence the latter decision.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
A roll call was taken on the motion to adopt Item #2.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
IN FAVOR: Representative  Williams,  Senator Wilken, Representative                                                             
Harris, Chair Green                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
OPPOSED: Representative Croft                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ABSENT: Senator Hoffman                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
The motion PASSED (4-1-1)                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
The item was ADOPTED.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Department of Community and Economic Development                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Green informed  that  Senator  Hoffman has  withdrawn  his                                                            
request  that  the  Conference  Committee  rescind  its  actions  in                                                            
adopting Item #5.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
All conference  items for the Department  of Community and  Economic                                                            
Development were CLOSED.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Harris  offered  a  motion  to  give  direction  and                                                            
authorization  to the Division  of Legal  and Research Services  and                                                            
the Division of Legislative  Finance to make technical amendments as                                                            
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the motion carried.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 6:44 PM / May 11, 12:06 AM                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Statewide                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #11                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 28                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Power Cost Equalization                                                                                        
     Description: Supplemental                                                                                                  
     Version: Conference Committee                                                                                              
     Language:  (a) the  sum of  $4,400,000 is  appropriated to  the                                                            
     power cost equalization  and rural electric capitalization fund                                                            
     from the following sources:                                                                                                
     $2,200,000 from the power cost equalization endowment fund                                                                 
     $2,200,000 from the general fund                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris read the language into the record and moved                                                               
for adoption. The item was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris commented this language includes the Senate                                                               
language.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Item: #12                                                                                                                  
     Appropriation: Section 28                                                                                                  
     Allocation: Power Cost                                                                                                     
     Version: Senate                                                                                                            
     Language:   (b)  the  amount  necessary  to  provide   the  sum                                                            
     appropriated   from  the power   cost  equalization  and  rural                                                            
     electric  capitalization fund (AS 42.45.100)  by sec. 1 of this                                                            
     Act, after  the appropriation  made in (a) of this section,  is                                                            
     appropriated  from the power  cost equalization endowment  fund                                                            
     (AS  42.45.070)  to  the  power  cost  equalization  and  rural                                                            
     electric  capitalization fund.  However, in accordance  with AS                                                            
     42.45.085(a),  the amount appropriated  by this subsection  may                                                            
     not exceed seven percent  of the market value of the power cost                                                            
     equalization endowment  fund, determined by the commissioner of                                                            
     revenue to be $11,369,441.16  minus amounts appropriated during                                                            
     the fiscal year ending  June 30, 2005, for reimbursement of the                                                            
     costs set out in AS 42.45.085(a)(2) and (3).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harris moved for adoption and the item was ADOPTED                                                               
without objection.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
All conference items for the Statewide category were CLOSED.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
All conference items were CLOSED.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                

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