Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

05/08/2018 09:30 AM FINANCE

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 331 TAX CREDIT CERT. BOND CORP; ROYALTIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Testimony <Invitation Only> --
Department of Revenue
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 212 REAA & SMALL MUNI SCHOOL DISTRICT FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 212(FIN) Out of Committee
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."                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:36:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon read the title of the bill.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
9:36:15 AM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:36:40 AM                                                                                                                    
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Vice-Chair   Bishop  MOVED   to  ADOPT   proposed  committee                                                                    
substitute  for   CSHB  212(FIN),  Work   Draft  30-LS0741\E                                                                    
(Laffen,  5/7/18).  There  being  NO OBJECTION,  it  was  so                                                                    
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon noted that  the Committee Substitute (CS)                                                                    
included an  amendment that had  been proposed  the previous                                                                    
day.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  directed attention to a  new fiscal note                                                                    
from the Department of Education  and Early Development, OMB                                                                    
Component 2737.  The fiscal note showed  an appropriation of                                                                    
$323,000 in  FY 19; $24,000 in  FY 20; and $15,000  in FY 21                                                                    
through  FY 24.  The  fiscal  note was  in  response to  the                                                                    
addition of  standardization of energy components  that were                                                                    
discussed the previous day.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
TIM MEARIG, FACILITIES MANAGER,  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND                                                                    
EARLY DEVELOPMENT,  stated that  the fiscal  note identified                                                                    
elements in  the bill that  had been  worked on by  the Bond                                                                    
Reimbursement  and Grant  Review Committee  and a  report to                                                                    
the legislature  dated December 2017. He  directed attention                                                                    
to Section 4  of the bill, which reflected the  cost for the                                                                    
need for  expertise for  analysis and  consulting pertaining                                                                    
to energy  and standards systems research.  The cost totaled                                                                    
$295,015; $1000 of which was an annual update.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Mearig  continued, and noted  that Sections 1  through 3                                                                    
had  costs associated  with the  implementation of  elements                                                                    
related  to the  re-use  of school  design.  There would  be                                                                    
regulations associated  with the  model school  standard. He                                                                    
stated  that  travel costs  for  the  review committee  were                                                                    
anticipated  for two  meetings in  the first  two years  and                                                                    
included in the fiscal note.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop  commented  that   there  could  be  cost                                                                    
savings  through inquiring  about the  University of  Alaska                                                                    
Fairbanks housing.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:40:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEAL  FOSTER,   SPONSOR,  indicated  he  was                                                                    
supportive of  the changes  to the  bill. He  reflected that                                                                    
the  changes would  add major  maintenance  to the  Regional                                                                    
Educational  Attendance Area  School  Construction Fund,  in                                                                    
addition  to new  school construction.  He thought  the bill                                                                    
was  a good  way  to keep  costs  down through  preventative                                                                    
maintenance.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Micciche reflected  on the  potential savings  from                                                                    
the bill,  and thought it  was a worthwhile  investment, and                                                                    
would hopefully  be a model  for school construction  in the                                                                    
future.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED  to report SCS CSHB  212(FIN) out of                                                                    
Committee   with   individual    recommendations   and   the                                                                    
accompanying fiscal  note. There being NO  OBJECTION, it was                                                                    
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SCS CSHB 212(FIN)  was REPORTED out of committee  with a "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation and  with one  new fiscal  impact note                                                                    
from the Department of Education and Early Development.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:42:45 AM                                                                                                                    
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9:46:12 AM                                                                                                                    
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Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 331 (FIN) Sectional SFIN CS-O.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB331 Credit Bonds for SFIN 5-8-18.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Schoffmann.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Logan.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
Hb 331 Support Nason.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Duxbury - Copy.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Duxbury.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Christensen.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Droop.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Kissee.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Stokes.msg SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Support Meyrs.msg SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331
HB 331 Public Testimony Clemenz.pdf SFIN 5/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
HB 331