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24th Alaska State Legislature
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Alaska State House Finance Committee
Rep. Kevin Meyer, Co-Chair Rep. Mike Chenault, Co-Chair

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Rep. Kevin Meyer
State Capitol, Room 515
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4945
Fax: (907) 465-3476
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Rep. Mike Chenault
State Capitol, Room 505
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3779
Fax: (907) 465-2833


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Operating Budget

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Rep. Bill Stoltze, Vice-Chair
Rep. Mike Hawker
Rep. Jim Holm
Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch
Rep. Richard Foster
Rep. Mike Kelly
Rep. Beth Kerttula
Rep. Carl Moses
Rep. Reggie Joule

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12-15-06 : Co-Chairs Ready to Work with Administration on Budget Proposal
Chenault, Meyer Agree with Focusing on Essential Services

11-10-06 : House Majority Organizes for 25th Legislature

08-10-06 : Legislature Passes Oil Tax Legislation
Triples Oil Revenue at Today's High Prices

08-09-06 : House Finance Committee Passes Stranded Gas Act Amendments Bill

08-06-06 : House Passes Oil Tax Legislation

08-02-06 : House Finance to Encourage Investment in Alaska

05-06-06 : House Finance Passes PTT Legislation

04-07-06 : Chenault Amendment Increases Base Student Allocation

03-29-06 : House Passes Operating & Mental Health Budgets

03-28-06 : House Finance Committee Focuses on Savings

03-27-06 : Fast Track Supplemental Passes House Floor

03-24-06 : House Finance Committee Passes Operating Budget

03-21-06 : House Finance Committee Considers Fast-Track Supplemental Bill

01-12-06 : House Majority Responds to Governor's State of the Budget

11-29-05 : Stoltze Holds Meeting to Hear Valley Public Safety Issues

06-30-05 : Providing for Alaska - Capital Budget Works for Alaskans
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04-15-05 : State Operating Budget Sails Through Alaska Senate
Bipartisan Effort Completes Spending Plan With 25 Days Remaining
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04-07-05 : Alaska House Passes Operating Budget

04-01-05 : Operating Budget Passes Out of House Finance

03-17-05 : Alaska PTA Thank Legislature for Work on Education

03-15-05 : House Funds Education

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· 2003 - 2004 Press Release Archive
· 2001 - 2002 Press Release Archive

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  · HB 158
  · HB 260
  · HB 275
  · HB 489
  · HB 490
  · HB 492
  · HB 493
  · HB 500
  · HCR 16
  · HCR 18
  · HCR 37
  · HCR 40
  · HCR 45
  · HCR 47
  · HCR 101
  · HJR 10
 

HB 158 : Public School Account/ Public Education Fund
Signed into Law! Chapter 4 SLA 05
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the public school account and renaming the public school account as the public education fund; and providing for an effective date.

Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : Signed into Law : 04-01-05
Current Status : Chapter 4 SLA 05 : 04-01-05

03-08-05 : Changes the name of the ''Education Account'' to ''Education Fund''. In addition, HB 158 clarifies that money appropriated from the public education fund may be expended without further appropriation and that money left over in the fund does not lapse.

HB 260 : Tobacco: Bonds; Tax; Possession By Minors
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to purchase and possession of cigarettes or tobacco products by a person under 19 years of age, to licenses for persons engaged in activities involving tobacco products, to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, and to the amount of the bond required to stay execution of a judgment in civil litigation involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory, or an affiliate of a signatory to the tobacco product Master Settlement Agreement during an appeal; amending Rules 204, 205, and 603, Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) FIN : 04-15-05

HB 275 : Transportation Project Bonds
Passed House!
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act authorizing financing for certain public transportation projects; giving notice of and approving the entry into, and the issuance of revenue obligations that provide participation in, lease-financing agreements for those transportation projects; and providing for an effective date.

Version : CS HB 275 (FIN) Am
Companion Bill : SB 194
Last Action : Passed House » Senate : 05-05-05

05-05-05 : HB 275 provides for financing certain public transportation projects.

HB 489 : APOC/ Leg Ethics Exemption: Charities
Signed into Law! Chapter 10 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the treatment of charity events by the Alaska Public Offices Commission and under the law governing legislative ethics; relating to a legislative employee's soliciting, accepting, or receiving a gift on behalf of a charitable organization; and providing for an effective date.

Version : SCS CS HB 489 (STA)
Contact : : 465-3779
Last Action : Signed into Law : 03-30-06
Current Status : Chapter 10 SLA 06 : 03-30-06

03-24-06 : Passed the House, awaiting transmit to the Governor.

HB 490 : Commemorative Plates: Statehood Aniversary
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to commemorative license plates celebrating Alaska's 50th anniversary as a state; and providing for an effective date.

Companion Bill : SB 266
Current Status : (H) STA : 03-08-06

HB 492 : Natural Gas Royalties To Fund PERS/ TRS
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee by Request

An Act relating to the transfer of the state's interest in certain gas to the Alaska Retirement Management Board for the purpose of satisfying the unfunded accrued actuarial liability of the state and employers of teachers in the state to state retirement systems; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : (H) W&M : 03-15-06

| Sponsor Statement |
| A Balance Sheet Approach | [PDF - 41 KB]

HB 493 : School Construction Bond Reimbursement
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

An Act relating to reimbursement of municipal bonds for school construction.

Version : CS HB 493 (FIN)
Companion Bill : SB 192
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : (H) FIN » (H) RLS : 04-10-06

| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-06 : Passed House Finance Committee as amended, to be moved to House Rules Committee. The amendment changed the ending date from November 1, 2008 to November 30, 2008.

HB 493 proposes to allow municipalities to bond for school construction and renovation projects starting November 1, 2006 and ending November 1, 2008.

HB 500 : Bonding Authority For Hatcher Pass
Signed into Law! Chapter 93 SLA 06
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee by Request

An Act amending the principal amount of bonds that may be issued by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for the purpose of financing the development of Hatcher Pass.

Contact : : 465-4958
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-26-06
Current Status : Chapter 93 SLA 06 : 07-26-06

05-08-06 : Passed the Legislature, to be transmitted to the Governor for signature.

HB 500 expands the criteria in which AIDEA may issue a bond for. This bill also increases the principal amount of bonds and other financing AIDEA can provide to $25 million.

HCR 16 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 141
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 141, relating to the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems and creating defined contribution and health reimbursement plans for members of the teachers' retirement system and the public employees' retirement system who are first hired after July 1, 2005; relating to university retirement programs; establishing the Alaska Retirement Management Board to replace the Alaska State Pension Investment Board, the Alaska Teachers' Retirement Board, and the Public Employees' Retirement Board; adding appeals of the decisions of the administrator of the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems to the jurisdiction of the office of administrative hearings; providing for nonvested members of the teachers' retirement system defined benefit plans to transfer into the teachers' retirement system defined contribution plan and for nonvested members of the public employees' retirement system defined benefit plans to transfer into the public employees' retirement system defined contribution plan; providing for political subdivisions and public organizations to request to participate in the public employees' defined contribution retirement plan; and providing for an effective date.

Current Status : PASSED (H) : 05-07-05

HCR 18 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 174
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 28
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 174, excluding certain trucks from the definition of passenger vehicle for purposes of the passenger vehicle rental tax.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 28 : 02-06-06

HCR 37 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 172
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 172, relating to the presentation of initiatives and referenda on the ballot.

Current Status : Held Over : 04-20-06

HCR 40 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 218
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 33
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 218, sex offenses and child kidnapping, crimes, and sentencing.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 33 : 04-18-06

HCR 45 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 250
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 250, relating to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Current Status : Held Over : 05-07-06

HCR 47 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 274
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 50
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 274, relating to the disposition of forfeited, surplus, and unclaimed firearms by the state.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 50 : 06-21-06

HCR 101 : Suspend Uniform Rules For SB 46
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 27
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning Senate Bill No. 46, making appropriations, including capital appropriations; and making appropriations under art. IX, sec. 17(c), Constitution of the State of Alaska, from the constitutional budget reserve fund.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 27 : 09-01-05

HJR 10 : Federal Medical Assistance Reduction
Sponsored by Hou. Finance Committee

Relating to a proposed reduction in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Alaskans; and urging the United States Congress to take action to prevent the reduction.

Companion Bill : SJR 6
Contact : : 465-4945
Last Action : (H) HES » (H) FIN : 02-23-05

| Sponsor Statement |

02-22-05 : Alaska State Legislature urges federal action to correct the formula that allows for the reduction of the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage in Alaska, to reinstate the existing rate for Alaska of 57.58 percent federal and 42.42 percent state, and to take whatever additional actions are necessary to hold Alaska harmless from the proposed reduction in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage in the state


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Co-Chair
Capital Budget
 
· Rep. Mike Chenault
Co-Chair
Operating Budget
 
· Rep. Bill Stoltze
Vice-Chair
 
· Rep. Mike Hawker
 
· Rep. Jim Holm
 
· Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch
 
· Rep. Richard Foster
 
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· Rep. Beth Kerttula
 
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· Rep. Reggie Joule
 
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