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Today

1:05:08

House Finance: Education & Early Development Subcommittee

Presentation: Libraries, Archives, and Museums Budget- Specific Overview by Patience Frederiksen, Division Director — Continued from 01/26/22 — Presentation: Alaska State Council on the Arts Budget-Specific Overview by Andrea Noble, Executive Director

1:21:50

Senate Finance Committee

Department of Revenue – Savings Accounts/Budget Reserves/Investment Funds Pam Leary, State Investment Officer Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:19:36

House Finance: Law Subcommittee

Overview: Department of Law Budget Overview by Amber LeBlanc, Administrative Service Director; John Skidmore, Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Division; Cory Mills, Deputy Attorney General, Civil Division

Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

–MEETING CANCELED– HB 55 – PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:22:59

House Judiciary Committee

— Please Note Time Change — Presentation: Report on Alaska Court System Operations by Nancy Meade, General Counsel, Alaska Court System Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled HB 246 – ACCESS TO MARIJUANA CONVICTION RECORDS HB 51 – AGGRAVATING FACTORS AT SENTENCING

1:27:10

Senate Judiciary Committee

SJR 19 – CONST. AM: APPROP LIMIT SB 129 – ELECTION PAMPHLET INFORMATION RE: JUDGES — Invited & Public Testimony — HB 3 – DEFINITION OF "DISASTER": CYBERSECURITY HB 155 – COURT SYSTEM PROVIDE VISITORS & EXPERTS Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

2:02:53

House Finance Committee

HB 283 – APPROP: CAP; REAPPROP; SUPP HB 285 – G.O. BONDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS Overview: FY 23 Capital Budget and G.O. Bond Projects by Neil Steininger, Director, Office of Management and Budget Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:18:34

House Labor & Commerce Committee

— Please Note Time & Location Change — Overview: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled HB 159 – CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY ACT

Senate Resources Committee

–MEETING POSTPONED– Department of Natural Resources, Committee Update Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

Schedule

TomorrowSaturday, January 29, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Senate Finance Committee

State Debt & Credit Rating Deven Mitchell, State Debt Manager Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Floor Session

HB 118 – EXPANDING PRISONER ACCESS TO COMPUTERS

Senate Finance Committee

HB 41 – SHELLFISH PROJECTS; HATCHERIES; FEES HB 85 – FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; LIABILITY — Invited Testimony — — Public Testimony <Time Limit May Be Set> — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Resources Committee

Presentation: Federal Actions Affecting Alaska\’s Oil & Gas Industry by Commissioner Corri Feige, Department of Natural Resources Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Judiciary Committee

HB 246 – ACCESS TO MARIJUANA CONVICTION RECORDS HB 51 – AGGRAVATING FACTORS AT SENTENCING Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Finance Committee

Presentation: Savings Accounts, Budget Reserves and Investment Funds by Pam Leary, State Investment Officer, Department of Revenue Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 19 – LIMITED TEACHER CERTIFICATES; LANGUAGES <Bill Hearing Postponed to 02/02/2022> Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled HB 55 – PEACE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER RETIRE BENEFITS — Invited & Public Testimony —

Senate Judiciary Committee

SJR 19 – CONST. AM: APPROP LIMIT — Public Testimony — SB 129 – ELECTION PAMPHLET INFORMATION RE: JUDGES HB 155 – COURT SYSTEM PROVIDE VISITORS & EXPERTS SB 119 – OATH OF OFFICE Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Education Committee

— Please Note Time Change — HB 164 – EARLY ED PROGRAMS; READING; VIRTUAL ED Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

Senate Resources Committee

SB 84 – LAND VOUCHERS; PFDS — Invited & Public Testimony — SB 133 – REMOTE RECREATIONAL SITES; SALES; PERMITS — Invited & Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

House Labor & Commerce Committee

— Please Note Time Change — HB 159 – CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY ACT Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

Archive

YesterdayThursday, January 27, 2022

5:55

Legislative Budget & Audit

Executive Session – Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Personnel and Related Procurement

1:02:10

Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee

HB 127 – MUNI BOND BANK: UA, LOAN AND BOND LIMITS Deven Mitchell, State Investment Officer and Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority Executive Director Luke Welles, Chair of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority Myron Dosch, University of Alaska Chief Finance Officer Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:39:52

Senate State Affairs Committee

SB 167 – ELECTIONS; FRAUD; BALLOTS HJR 16 – HMONG VETERANS MILITARY RIGHTS Bill Introduction: Rep. David Nelson Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:33:37

House State Affairs Committee

SB 32 – COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS — Invited & Public Testimony — HB 37 – INCOME TAX; PERMANENT FUND; EARNINGS RES. Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:46:54

House Finance Committee

HB 281 – APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS HB 282 – APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET Presentation: Legislative Finance Division Baseline and Governor\’s 10-year Plan by Alexei Painter, Director, Legislative Finance Division

1:24:04

House Transportation Committee

— Teleconference <Listen Only> — Presentation: Alaska\’s State Transportation Improvement Plan: Call for Projects and Planning with Stakeholders by Deputy Commissioner Rob Carpenter and James Marks, Director of Program Development, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

1:34:23

House Ways & Means Special Committee

— Teleconference <Listen Only> — Presentation: Fiscal Policy Impacts by Jared Kosin, President and CEO, Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association; Alaska Association of School Boards; Alaska Council of School Administrators; Michele Girault, CEO, Hope Community Resources

20:38

House Fisheries Special Committee

— Please Note Time Change — SJR 16 – END RUSSIA EMBARGO ON U.S. SEAFOOD SJR 17 – INCREASE SEAFOOD EXPORTS Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

14:57

House Energy Special Committee

HB 227 – MUNI ENERGY IMPROVEMNT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM — Public Testimony — Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

1:30:30

Senate Finance Committee

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Steve Williams, CEO Anita Halterman, Board Chair Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled

48:50

House Finance: Corrections Subcommittee

Overview: Major Differences from FY22 to FY23 by April Wilkerson, Administrative Services Director, Department of Corrections Presentation: Division of Administrative Services/Alaska Board of Parole by April Wilkerson, Administrative Services Director, Department of Corrections Jeff Edwards, Executive Director, Alaska Board of Parole <Above Item Removed from Agenda>

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