Legislature(2005 - 2006)SENATE FINANCE 532

05/17/2005 10:00 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
= SB 46 APPROP: CAPITAL BUDGET
Moved 2d CSSB 46(2d FIN) Out of Committee
= SB 97 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS/CBR
Moved CSSB 97(FIN) Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
10:10:32 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 46(FIN) am                                                                                          
     "An Act making  and amending appropriations,  including capital                                                            
     appropriations, supplemental  appropriations, reappropriations,                                                            
     and appropriations  to capitalize funds; making  appropriations                                                            
     under  art.  IX,  sec.  17(c), Constitution   of the  State  of                                                            
     Alaska,  from  the  constitutional  budget  reserve  fund;  and                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This bill had  been previously heard and reported  out of the Senate                                                            
Finance  Committee. This  bill was  returned to  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Committee for further consideration.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:10:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
GINGER BLAISDELL,  Staff to Co-Chair  Green, explained the  proposed                                                            
committee substitute,  Version "P"  before the members is  "slightly                                                            
changed"  from the  version reported  from Committee  at an  earlier                                                            
hearing.  Every item with  an FY  06 effective  date is included  in                                                            
this committee  substitute; every item with an FY  05 effective date                                                            
is included in a proposed committee substitute to SB 97.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:11:35 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Blaisdell  reported  that all  technical  corrections have  been                                                            
incorporated into the proposed committee substitute.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
10:11:49 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Green noted  that school  maintenance  projects have  been                                                            
removed from  this bill and  would be included  in SB 97. All  other                                                            
capital projects  included in the  version previously reported  from                                                            
the Senate Finance Committee  are included in the proposed committee                                                            
substitute.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:13:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Blaisdell  affirmed,  with one exception.  An appropriation  for                                                            
Chitina  Dip Net  activities  was adopted  by the  full Senate,  but                                                            
withdrawn.  That  project  is included  in  the  proposed  committee                                                            
substitute.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:13:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Green  understood this would allow fees to  be collected to                                                            
operate  concession  and infrastructure   necessary for  the  Chitna                                                            
fishing program.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:14:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Wilken  moved  for adoption  of  CS  SB 46,  24-GS  1074\P                                                            
Amended,  as a working  document.  [Note: handwritten  changes  were                                                            
made  to the  committee  substitute  before  distribution  and  were                                                            
included in the motion to adopt this committee substitute.]                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There  was no objection  and the  amended committee  substitute  was                                                            
ADOPTED as a working document.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:14:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #97:  This amendment redirects  the $700,000 general  fund                                                            
appropriation  for the Chitna  Personal Use  Dip Net Fishery  Access                                                            
Area (HD 1-40)  component from the  Department of Natural  Resources                                                            
to the Department of Transportation  and Public Facilities, deleting                                                            
the  language  from page  43,  lines 10  -  20 and  reinserting  the                                                            
language  on page 49, following  line 28.  This amendment also  adds                                                            
additional  intent language.  The  complete conditional  and  intent                                                            
language for this component reads as follows.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     This  appropriation  shall be made  available  at the time  the                                                            
     Chitna  Native Corporation,  AHTNA Native  Corporation  and the                                                            
     State  of  Alaska  enter  into  a  concession  area  management                                                            
     agreement for the Chitna Personal Use Dip Net Fishery Area.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     It is  the intent  of the Legislature  that this appropriation                                                             
     provide  for the  basic infrastructure  to  develop the  Chitna                                                            
     Personal  Use Dip Net Fishery Area to begin the  public-private                                                            
     concession program as outlined in the management agreement.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     It is the intent of  the Legislature that future appropriations                                                            
     for  the Chitna  Personal  Use  Dip Net  Fishery  Area be  made                                                            
     available   based  on  program  receipts  collected   for  this                                                            
     purpose.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     The Department  of Transportation  and Public Facilities  shall                                                            
     have the authority  to use the appropriation for the purpose of                                                            
     providing,  over a five-year  period, access and facilities  in                                                            
     support  of  the  Chitina  Personal  Use Dip  Net  Fishery  and                                                            
     related activities,  including the authority  to make grants to                                                            
     Chitina Native Corporation and AHTNA Native Corporation.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Accompanying explanatory language reads as follows.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     This will move the  appropriation for the Department of Natural                                                            
     Resources  to  the  Department  of  Transportation  and  Public                                                            
     Facilities.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilken moved for adoption.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:14:38 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Blaisdell  explained the amendment consists of  an appropriation                                                            
to the Chitina fisheries program and intent language.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Green furthered  that  it was  discovered  that the  funds                                                            
should be appropriated  through the Department of Transportation and                                                            
Public Facilities  rather than the  Department of Natural  Resources                                                            
to allow for proper management of the project.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The amendment was ADOPTED without objection.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE to 10:28:54 AM                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:28:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Amendment #98:  This amendment inserts a new Academy  Charter School                                                            
Gym Construction  (HD 13-16) component  and $2,500,000 general  fund                                                            
appropriation  to  the Grants  to Named  Recipients  (AS  37.05.316)                                                            
Budget Request Unit (BRU) on page 4, following line 12.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilken moved for adoption.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Green   informed  that  this  project  was  inadvertently                                                             
excluded from the legislation.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
There was no objection and the amendment was ADOPTED.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE 10:29:35 AM / 10:30:05 AM                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Green  announced directive  to the Division of Legislative                                                             
Finance to insert  an effective date of July 1, 2005.  Otherwise the                                                            
provisions of  this legislation would not become effective  until 90                                                            
days after signature by the governor.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:30:57 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Wilken  offered a motion  to report CS SB 46, 24-GS  1074\P                                                            
Amended, as amended, with individual recommendations.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There  was  no objection   and 2d  CS  SB  46 (2d  FIN)  MOVED  from                                                            
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                

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