Senators Joe Paskvan, Dennis Egan, and Gary Stevens during the closeout hearing of the Senate Finance DEED Subcommittee, March 20, 2012
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Monday, May 16, 2011

SB 76 - FY 11 Supplemental Budget Transmitted to Governor Parnell

The FY 11 supplemental budget was transmitted to Governor Parnell on Monday, May 16, 2011. The governor has 20 days, not including Sundays, to review the bill and make any line-item vetoes he wishes to make. His vetoes are due by Wednesday, June 8. Education-related items in SB 76 are.....

Dept. of Education & Early Development
Education Support Services:
Executive Administration ($1,700)
Administrative Services ($1,700)
Information Services ($5,200)
School Finance & Facilities $195,100

Teaching & Learning Support:
Student & School Achievement ($49,500)
Teacher Certification ($1,800)
Child Nutrition ($3,500)

Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School ($2,500)

Alaska Library & Museums:
Library Operations ($16,600)
Archives ($6,000)
Museum Operations ($7,900)

Dept. of Health & Social Services
Children’s Services:
Infant Learning Program Grants ($3,000)

Senior & Disabilities Services:
Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education ($2,400)

Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
AVTEC $80,800

Dept. of Military & Veterans’ Affairs
Alaska Military Youth Academy ($22,800)

University of Alaska
UAA Anchorage Campus $4,500,000
(Federal receipts)

Language Sections
The unexpended and unobligated balance of the appropriation made in sec. 9, ch. 139, SLA 1998 (DNR appraisal of public school lands - $432,525) is reappropriated for fiscal year 2000 through fiscal year 2013 to the Dept. of Natural Resources for an appraisal of public school lands to determine the fair market value of the public school trust land where the land was redesignated as general grant land in 1978.

The sum of $305,000 is appropriated from the public school trust fund (AS 37.14.110) to the Dept. of Natural Resources for fiscal year 2002 through fiscal year 2013 for an appraisal of public school lands to determine the fair market value of the public school trust land where the land was redesignated as general grant land in 1978.

The amount necessary for the purpose, estimated to be $4,766,400, is appropriated from the general fund to the Dept. of Revenue, State Bond Committee, to pay expenses incident to the sale and issuance of general obligation bonds for library, education, and educational research facilities for the fiscal years [YEAR] ending June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Link to Bill: SB 76 - FY 11 Supplemental Budget http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill.asp?bill=SB%20%2076&session=27 

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