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24th Alaska State Legislature
The 24th Alaska State Legislature
Alaska State Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Lyda Green, Co-Chair Sen. Gary Wilken, Co-Chair

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Sen. Lyda Green
State Capitol, Room 516
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-6600
Fax: (907) 465-3922
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Sen. Gary Wilken
State Capitol, Room 518
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3709
Fax: (907) 465-4714


Staff Alaska State Legislature
· Meets 9:00am
Mon - Fri
 
James Armstrong
Operating Budget Finance Committee Aide
465-1881 (Jan-May)
269-0127 (June-Dec)
Ginger Blaisdell
Capitol Budget Finance Committee Aide
465-6600 (Jan-May)
Darwin Peterson
Finance Committee Aide
465-6600 (Jan-May)
376-3370 (Jun-Dec)

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Sen. Lyda Green
Capital Budget


Sen. Gary Wilken
Operating Budget

Members
Sen. Con Bunde, Vice-Chair
Sen. Fred Dyson
Sen. Bert Stedman
Sen. Lyman Hoffman
Sen. Donald Olson

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

05-03-06 : Alaska Senate Shows Unanimous Support for FY 07 Capital Budget
Entire State Benefits from Spending Plan

04-20-06 : Senate Passes FY 07 State Operating Budget

04-05-06 : Public can Weigh in on Petroleum Tax Saturday

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

03-13-06 : Senators Green and Huggins Secure Funding For Su-Valley High Roof Repairs
Repair Money Included in Supplemental Budget Bill

02-13-06 : Senators to Discuss Administration's Budget Proposals

07-27-05 : Public Employee Pension Reform Signed into Law
First Step to Solving $5.7 Billion Dollar Deficit Taken
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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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04-11-05 : Alaska Senate Passes Retirement Security Act
SB 141 Delivers Fiscal Certainty to Public Employee Retirement Systems
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03-24-05 : Nenana Basin Gas and Oil Presentation Scheduled

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

Past Releases:
 
· 2003 - 2004 Press Release Archive
· 2001 - 2002 Press Release Archive

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  · SB 141
  · SB 194
  · SB 310
  · SCR 12
  · SCR 18
  · SCR 19
  · SCR 33
  · SCR 34
  · SJR 6
  · SJR 21
 

SB 141 : Public Employee/ Teacher Retirement/ Boards
Signed into Law! Chapter 9 FSSLA 05
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

An Act 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, 2006; 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.

Version : FCCS SB 141 (2D FCC)
Contact : : 465-3873
Last Action : Signed into Law : 07-27-05
Current Status : Chapter 9 FSSLA 05 : 07-27-05

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 109 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |
| SB 141 Overview | [PDF - 95 KB]
| SB 141 White Paper | [PDF - 180 KB]
| AK Retirement Boards Comparison | [PDF - 87 KB]
| SB 141 - Walkthrough | [PDF - 79 KB]
| Actuarial Valuation 101 | [PDF - 45 KB]
| Benefit Changes - Cost Comparison | [PDF - 9 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Part 1 | [PDF - 322 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Part 2 | [PDF - 295 KB]
| (S) FIN Discussion Topics 03/29 - 04/03 | [PDF - 54 KB]
| Board Restructuring Slide Presentation | [PDF - 77 KB]
| Contribution Rate of Existing Employees Slide Presentation | [PDF - 185 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Medical Benefits Program for DC Plan Members | [PDF - 95 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Contribution Rates for New Defined Contribution Plan | [PDF - 184 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Health Reimbursement Arrangement | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Slide Presentation - Conversion Option from DB to DC | [PDF - 61 KB]
| Slide Presentation - SB 141 vs. CS SB 141 (FIN) Comparision | [PDF - 12 KB]

05-06-05 : Gives future state employees the option of choosing a defined contribution or a defined benefit retirement plan.

SB 194 : Transportation Project Bonds
Companion Bill HB 275 Passed House!
Sponsored by Sen. 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.

Companion Bill : HB 275
Current Status : (S) FIN : 05-04-05

SB 310 : Employment Of Prisoners
Signed into Law! Chapter 58 SLA 06
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

An Act relating to the employment of prisoners; and providing for an effective date.

Version : HCS SB 310 (FIN) Am H
Contact : : 465-6600
Last Action : Signed into Law : 06-13-06
Current Status : Chapter 58 SLA 06 : 06-13-06

| Fact Sheet | [PDF - 18 KB]
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |

05-07-06 : Senate concurred with House amendments 20-0. Notice of reconsideration given. Allows the Department of Corrections to enter into a contract with an individual or private organization to employ prisoners. The Commissioner of Corrections must first consult with local union organizations before contracting to ensure that the contract will not displace employed workers.

SCR 12 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 15
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 21
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 15, relating to alcoholic beverages licenses.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 21 : 05-27-05

SCR 18 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 98
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 98, relating to the compensation of the governor, the lieutenant governor, and certain public officials, officers, and employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Current Status : Held Over : 05-09-05

SCR 19 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 161
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 161, relating to reemployment of and benefits for or on behalf of retired teachers and public employees and to employees who participated in retirement incentive programs and are subsequently reemployed as a commissioner; and repealing secs. 5, 7, and 9, ch. 58, SLA 2001.

Current Status : Held Over : 05-10-05

SCR 33 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 16
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 44
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 16, relating to funding for school districts operating secondary school boarding programs.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 44 : 06-07-06

SCR 34 : Suspend Uniform Rules For HB 334
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 48
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Suspending Rules 24(c), 35, 41(b), and 42(e), Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature, concerning House Bill No. 334, relating to an exemption from and deferral of municipal property taxes for certain types of deteriorated property.

Current Status : Legis Resolve 48 : 06-07-06

SJR 6 : Federal Medical Assistance Reduction
Passed Legislature! Legis Resolve 8
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

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

Version : HCS SJR 6 (FIN) Am H
Companion Bill : HJR 10
Contact : : 465-3709
Last Action : Signed into Law : 05-19-05

| Factsheet | [PDF - 106 KB]
| Sponsor Statement |

04-06-05 : Senate unanimously concurred. Urges federal action to maintain the existing ratio of 57.58 percent federal funds and 42.42 percent state funds for medical assistance expenditures, known as the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP).

SJR 21 : Coastal Plain Impact Aid
Sponsored by Sen. Finance Committee

Requesting the United States Congress to change the name of a proposed federal fund for coastal plain impact aid.

Current Status : Held Over : 05-09-06


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