Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532
01/13/2017 03:00 PM House LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT
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ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE January 13, 2017 3:05 p.m. MEMBERS PRESENT Representative Lance Pruitt Representative Steve Thompson Representative Sam Kito Representative Mike Hawker, Chair (via teleconference) Senator Bert Stedman Senator Click Bishop (via teleconference) Senator Anna MacKinnon, Vice Chair MEMBERS ABSENT Senator Lyman Hoffman Senator Cathy Giessel Senator Pete Kelly (alternate) Representative Kurt Olson Representative Mark Neuman (alternate) OTHER LEGISLATORS PRESENT Senator Berta Gardner Representative Andy Josephson Representative Lora Reinbold COMMITTEE CALENDAR APPROVAL OF MINUTES EXECUTIVE SESSION OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION No previous action to record WITNESS REGISTER No witnesses to record ACTION NARRATIVE 3:05:29 PM VICE CHAIR ANNA MACKINNON called the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Senators MacKinnon, Stedman, and Bishop (via teleconference), and Representatives Kito, Thompson, Pruitt, and Hawker (via teleconference) were present at the call to order. Also in attendance were Senator Gardner and Representatives Josephson and Reinbold. ^approval of minutes Approval of Minutes 3:06:52 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the first order of business would be approval of the minutes. 3:07:04 PM REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT made a motion to approve the minutes of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting of December 13, 2016. There being no objection, the minutes from the meeting of December 13, 2016 were approved. ^Executive Session Executive Session 3:07:18 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the next order of business would be to move into executive session. 3:07:25 PM REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT made a motion that the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee enter into executive session under Uniform Rule 22(b)(3) and AS 24.20.301 for the purpose of discussing confidential audit and performance review reports. There being no objection, the committee went into executive session at 3:07 p.m. 3:07:53 PM The committee took an at-ease for the executive session from 3:07 p.m. to 3:47 p.m. 3:47:00 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON brought the committee back to order. Senators MacKinnon, Stedman, and Bishop (via teleconference), and Representatives Kito, Thompson, Pruitt, and Hawker (via teleconference) were present at the call back to order. 3:47:53 PM REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT made a motion for the final audits for the Department of Health and Social Services - Alaska Health Care Commission (sunset) and Department of Public Safety - Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory Select Issues to be released to the public for response. There being no objection, the motion was approved. ^Other Committee Business Other Committee Business 3:48:08 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the final order of business was for other committee business. She noted that there was not any other business to discuss. 3:48:14 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON thanked Representative Hawker for his 14 years of service and, on behalf of the State of Alaska, expressed appreciation for his dedication and his participation, as well as chairmanship, on the committee. She lauded his professional manner during his years on the committee and his desire to have "conversations front and center that are very difficult." 3:49:12 PM REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER expressed his gratitude and stated his regard for his staff "who have really been the ones that have helped accomplish all the good we've done over the many years. You can never underestimate the people behind the scenes." 3:49:32 PM VICE CHAIR MACKINNON announced that the committee chairmanship would be changed over to Senator Gary Stevens at the next committee meeting. 3:49:41 PM ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the committee, the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee meeting was adjourned at 3:49 p.m.