Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/09/2010 04:42 PM FIN


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SENATE BILL NO. 230                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act making and amending appropriations, including                                                                      
     capital appropriations, supplemental appropriations,                                                                       
     and other appropriations; making appropriations to                                                                         
     capitalize funds; and providing for an effective                                                                           
     date."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman said  it  was the  second  hearing on  the                                                                    
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hoffman  MOVED to ADOPT  the CS to SB  230, labeled                                                                    
26-GS2824\S,  Kane, 4/9/10,  as  the work  draft before  the                                                                    
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:18:02 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MILES  BAKER,  STAFF,  CO-CHAIR  STEDMAN,  pointed  out  two                                                                    
reports  that   accompany  the  bill  (copy   on  file).  He                                                                    
explained  that  the  new  CS  has a  net  addition  of  $76                                                                    
million;  $68 million  is general  funds. The  second report                                                                    
shows  funding by  House District.  Section 1  is the  FY 10                                                                    
Supplemental. Section 2 is  the Deferred Maintenance section                                                                    
- primarily  the governor's  deferred maintenance  bill with                                                                    
an additional  $24 million. Section  3 is the FY  11 Capital                                                                    
Budget. Section  4 consists of  grants to  named recipients,                                                                    
to unincorporated  entities, and to  municipalities. Section                                                                    
5 is  the Cruise Ship  Head Tax spending, which  contains no                                                                    
new changes. Column 6 is the total.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Baker referred  to  page  4 of  packet  1, which  shows                                                                    
funding  changes  for   specific  projects.  He  highlighted                                                                    
several  changes.  The Blood  Bank  of  Alaska received  $13                                                                    
million for a new building  in Anchorage, an amount that was                                                                    
omitted in  the last CS.  There is an additional  $5 million                                                                    
for  the  University  of  Alaska  engineering  facility  and                                                                    
design  in  Anchorage.  There is  $2  million  for  Pipeline                                                                    
Training Center in Fairbanks, in  addition to the $2 million                                                                    
in the previous  CS. There is an additional  $10 million for                                                                    
the  Port of  Anchorage,  which brings  their  total to  $20                                                                    
million.  There is  $9 million  for long-term  care facility                                                                    
planning for the Alaska Native  Tribal Health Consortium. He                                                                    
stated that those were the large additions to the new CS.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:21:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stedman WITHDREW  his  OBJECTION.  There being  NO                                                                    
OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SB  230  was  heard  and   HELD  in  Committee  for  further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

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