Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/23/2018 09:00 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 147 PUBLIC ACCOUNTING TELECONFERENCED
Moved SSHB 147 Out of Committee
+= HB 176 EMER. MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE PAYMENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 176(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 213 PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 213(FIN) Out of Committee
+= HB 216 CRIMES;RESTITUTION;DIVIDEND FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSSHB 216(FIN) AM Out of Committee
+= HB 267 RELEASE HUNTING/FISHING RECORDS TO MUNI TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 400 FEES FOR FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 400 Out of Committee
+ HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 212(RLS)                                                                                                
     "An  Act relating  to funding  for school  construction                                                                    
     and  major   maintenance;  relating  to   the  regional                                                                    
     educational attendance area  and small municipal school                                                                    
    district fund; and providing for an effective date.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:14:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon read the title of the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:15:22 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:15:44 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEAL FOSTER, SPONSOR, offered a brief                                                                            
Sponsor Statement:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     House   Bill  212   expands   the  Regional   education                                                                    
     attendance  area and  small  municipal school  district                                                                    
     fund to  include major maintenance  in addition  to new                                                                    
     school construction.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The  Regional  education  attendance  (REAA)  fund  was                                                                    
     established during  the 2010 legislative  session. This                                                                    
     fund   was  created   to  provide   equity  in   school                                                                    
     construction funding  for rural Alaska pursuant  to the                                                                    
     Kasayulie  decision. This  new fund  created a  funding                                                                    
     stream  to pay  for  prioritized REAA  projects on  the                                                                    
     department's annual  Capital Improvement  Project (CIP)                                                                    
     school  construction  list.  In  2013  small  municipal                                                                    
     school  districts were  included in  the REAA  fund, as                                                                    
     qualified under AS 14.11.025.                                                                                              
     HB  212  would  allow  for REAAs  and  small  municipal                                                                    
     school districts  to fund major maintenance  as well as                                                                    
     school  construction under  AS 14.11.030,  the regional                                                                    
     educational attendance area  and small municipal school                                                                    
     district fund.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, STAFF, REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER, discussed the                                                                       
Sectional Analysis (copy on file):                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section  1.   Amends  AS   14.11.030  -   The  regional                                                                    
     education  attendance area  and small  municipal school                                                                    
     district fund (a) to include  major maintenance as well                                                                    
     as new school construction.                                                                                                
     Sec.  2. Amends  AS  14.11.030(b) To  clarify that  the                                                                    
     maximum statutory fund balance  should be calculated to                                                                    
     include only the unexpended  and unobligated balance of                                                                    
     the REAA fund.                                                                                                             
     Sec.  3. Adds  a new  sub-section (e)  to AS  14.11.030                                                                    
     that  states  that up  to  20%  of the  available  fund                                                                    
     balance in a fiscal year can go to school maintenance.                                                                     
     Sec.  4.  Amends  AS 14.11.035  The  Report  on  School                                                                    
     Construction and  Major Maintenance Funding  to include                                                                    
     reporting on state aid for major maintenance.                                                                              
     Sec. 5 Adds an effective date of July 1, 2021                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:18:04 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon asked about the July 1, 2021 effective                                                                       
date.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Ms.  Pierson  referenced Attachment  3  in  the bill  packet                                                                    
(copy on file).  She noted that there were  three schools on                                                                    
the list that carried large  monetary amounts. The intent of                                                                    
the effective date was to make  sure that the true nature of                                                                    
the fund, to fund new school construction, was preserved.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative Foster thanked the committee.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon CLOSED public testimony.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:19:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop   discussed  FN1,  OMB   Component  2737,                                                                    
Department  of  Education   and  Early  Development,  School                                                                    
Finance and Facilities. He read from the analysis:                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The  bill  will  require   changes  to  regulations  to                                                                    
     identify the  priority lists,  which currently  is just                                                                    
     the School  Construction Grant Fund list  and the Major                                                                    
     Maintenance  Grant Fund  list. It  is anticipated  that                                                                    
     necessary regulation  changes could occur  with current                                                                    
     staffing.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     There is no fiscal impact to the department under this                                                                     
     bill.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon returned to  her query into the effective                                                                    
date,  and  maintenance funds.  She  wondered  why the  bill                                                                    
would hold off on implementation until 2021.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TIM MEARIG, FACILITIES MANAGER,  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND                                                                    
EARLY  DEVELOPMENT,   understood  that  sponsor   wanted  to                                                                    
preserve  the  priority  of large  projects  on  the  school                                                                    
construction list.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:23:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson voiced  the same concern that  there was three                                                                    
additional years of facility  deterioration to consider with                                                                    
an effective date  of 2021. He mentioned  climate change and                                                                    
geographic weather concerns.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:24:15 AM                                                                                                                   
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:28:07 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  reminded   that   the  committee   was                                                                    
discussing HB 212.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  commented  that   the  committee  had  a                                                                    
recurring conversation  regarding standardization  of school                                                                    
construction.  He considered  the importance  of crafting  a                                                                    
standardization policy for school construction.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  commented that  the committee  had asked                                                                    
inserted intent language that  requested that the department                                                                    
investigate standardization  of school construction  and the                                                                    
department  had responded,  through  the Legislative  Budget                                                                    
and  Audit process,  that  it was  not  cost effective.  She                                                                    
believed that  standardization would  save the  state money.                                                                    
She  noted that  there were  4 new  schools in  rural Alaska                                                                    
that would benefit  from standardization in the  way of cost                                                                    
savings to the state.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Mearig   stated  that  the  department   did  encourage                                                                    
standardization,  and  districts   were  making  efforts  to                                                                    
optimize the operation and maintenance on facilities.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  relayed that  she served on  a committee                                                                    
and  appreciated public  participation.  She  had offered  a                                                                    
bill  that stopped  architects  from being  able  to bid  on                                                                    
construction of  state buildings put forth  in contests. She                                                                    
felt that standardization of the  building design would lead                                                                    
to more cost-effective construction and maintenance.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 212(RLS)  was HEARD and  HELD in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   MacKinnon  announced   a  recess   and  discussed                                                                    
housekeeping.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:33:23 AM                                                                                                                   
RECESSED                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:06:07 AM                                                                                                                   
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 147 Summary of Changes ver A to ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sectional Analysis ver J .pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Sponsor Statement ver J.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB 147 Supporting Documents.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 147
HB176 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 176 AML Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 Flow Chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB176 - Explanation of Changes.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 176
HB 213 Actual vs. POMV bar chart.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Revenue.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Letter to House Finance - Dept. of Law.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis Ver N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes Ver U to N.A 4-12-2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Summary of Changes ver. R 2-8-18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213 Support letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
HB 213--Supportive Letter.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213
Hb 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Appropriation Priorities withough a fixed amount 18-057mlp 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Additional Documents Criminal Fund Use Over the Years with Percentages 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 216 Legal Opinion Regarding Repayments 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Difference Bertween Restitution and Compensation 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY14 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY15 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY16 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY17 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents FY18 Felons Memo 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents HB245 from 1988 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 245
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents PowerPoint Presentation 4.18.2018.pptx SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Documents Victim Restitution Reform in Other States Research 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Additional Materials Restitution Statistics from ACS 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Reference Document LRS Report of 2017 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Restitution Sectional 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Sponsor Statement 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB216 Support Documents 4.14.2018.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 216
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sponsor Statement 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 AML Testimony.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 CSHB267(RES) Sectional Summary--Release of Hunting and Fishing Records to Municipalities 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Explanation of Changes--HB 267 Version D to Version O 2.26.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--2 Letters Opposed 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Lake and Peninsula Borough Municipal Code Title 6--2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--Legal Consequences for Violating Confidentiality 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Documents--Letters and Resolutions in Support 2.23.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 267 Supporting Document--SWAMC Resolution 3.8.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 267
HB 400 DPS Letter 041218.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Letters of Support.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sectional Analysis.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB400 Sponsor Statement.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 400
HB 212 - Sectional version R.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Explanation of changes D to R 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 - Sponsor Statement 2.16.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #1 Districts covered by the bill.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #2 REAA Sm School Fund.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #3 School School Construction Grant Fund Final List.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #4 Major Maintenance List FY19 Final.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Attachment #5 Legal Opinion.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 Letters of Support 4.19.18.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 212 model_wo SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB212model_w SDR.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 212
HB 213 work draft version T.pdf SFIN 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
HB 213