Legislature(2009 - 2010)

04/18/2010 10:59 AM HB300


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               26th ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                    
                        2nd SESSION                                                                                             
         CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 300 and HB 302                                                                              
                       April 18, 2010                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Representative Hoffman called the Conference Committee                                                                          
meeting on HB 300 and HB 302 to order at 10:59:34 AM                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Senate:                                                                                                                         
     Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                      
     Senator Bert Stedman, Member                                                                                               
     Senator Joe Thomas, Member                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
House:                                                                                                                          
     Representative Mike Hawker,                                                                                                
     Representative Kevin Meyer, Member                                                                                         
     Representative Les Gara, Member                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
David Teal,  Director, Legislative  Finance Division;  fiscal                                                                   
analysts  with  the  Office  of  Management  and  Budget  and                                                                   
Legislative Finance Division; and  aides to committee members                                                                   
and other members of the Legislature.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     CSHB 300(FIN)                                                                                                            
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      loan program expenses of state government, for                                                                            
      certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and                                                                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     CSHB 302(FIN)                                                                                                            
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                                
      comprehensive mental health program; and providing                                                                        
      for an effective date."                                                                                                   
and                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Senate CS for CSHB 300(FIN) am S                                                                                         
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      loan program expenses of state government, for                                                                            
      certain programs, and to capitalize funds; and                                                                            
      providing for an effective date."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Senate CS for CSHB 302(FIN)                                                                                              
      "An Act making appropriations for the operating and                                                                       
      capital expenses of the state's integrated                                                                                
      comprehensive mental health program; and providing                                                                        
      for an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:59:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
OIL AND GAS                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation on the following items for Oil and Gas:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Item 3 - House; Item 11 - Senate minus $400 and minus                                                                      
     2 permanent full time positions.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:00:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
LANGUAGE                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
Chairman Hoffman noted that a language difference was                                                                           
omitted from the motion sheet. The House version of the                                                                         
bill stated that a transfer of money from the earnings                                                                          
reserve account to the Permanent Fund Dividend does not                                                                         
lapse. The Senate version omits the reference so the                                                                            
transfer to the Permanent Fund would lapse on June 30,                                                                          
2011. The difference is shown as Item 14 on the language                                                                        
motion sheet.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:01:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hawker MOVED that the committee reopen the                                                                             
language section of the bill.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hawker MOVED to ADOPT the House version of Item                                                                        
14.                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:02:33 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
FISCAL NOTES                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   to   ADOPT    the   chairman's                                                                   
recommendation  on the  following fiscal  notes "FY11  Fiscal                                                                   
Notes- Conference Committee, April 17, 2010 (copy on file).                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Chairman  Hoffman thanked  the House members  for their  work                                                                   
on the  Conference Committee.  He believed  that the  balance                                                                   
of the budget will serve the citizens of the state.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze acknowledged  his colleagues  for the  hard                                                                   
work on  the budgeting process.  Representative Gara  and Co-                                                                   
Chair Hawker echoed the sentiment.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair   Hawker    MOVED   that   the    Committee   give                                                                   
authorization to  Legislative Finance and  Alaska Legislative                                                                   
Legal   Division  to   make  any   necessary  technical   and                                                                   
conforming  amendments   on  the  two  bills   and  that  the                                                                   
Committee report out of Committee CS for HB 300 and HB 302.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at                                                                                                    
11:04:25 AM                                                                                                                   

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