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2016 Session & FY17 Budget Information


Advocacy Information  2016
FY17 Budget and Data Summary
FY17 Operating Budget
FY17 Capital Budget
Contingency Budget
UAF Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility
UA Scholars Program

SB 174- "Regulation of Firearms" Information & Documents
Analysis of CS SB 174 (FIN) - April 15, 2016 (new)
SB 174 – Weapons on Campus – University of Alaska Position
April 14, 2016
Weapons on campus Q&A April 14, 2016
SB-174 Memo to House Judiciary
- April 12, 2016
General Counsel memo to House Education Committee - SB 174 Analysis
- April 7, 2016
Firearms Analysis of Committee Substitute for SB174
UA BOR Resolution - in opposition to SB 174
UA Student Services Council Opposes Gun Legislation
SB 174: “An Act relating to the regulation of firearms and knives by the University of Alaska"
Response to Sen. Kelly - March 7, 2016
University Concerns Regarding SB 174 & Request for Changes - Memo to Pete Kelly, Co-Chair, Senate Finance Feb. 12
Testimony in opposition of SB174 - by Bruce Schultz, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Letter to Lesil McGuire, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee - From President Jim Johnsen Feb. 29

Programs Dedicated to Serving Minors on UA Campuses - from General Counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee , March 4
NaBITA - Position Statement -  Concealed Carry Legislation Related to Mass Shootings

Research Information & Documents
UA Research Activity: Vital to teaching, industry and the future of Alaska
UA Research and Service Activities - Report submitted to House Finance Committee
UA list of FY15 grants, GF match and GF expenses - Data submitted to House Finance Committee
Research for Alaska - A Presentation for the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation

SB 208- An Act eliminating the Alaska education grant program and the Alaska performance scholarship program
Alaska Performance Scholarship
SB207 and SB209 could increase KPBSD deficit - Kenai Peninsula Borough School District news release April 1, 2016
Resolution 2016-05 Opposing Alaska Senate Bill 208 - UA Coalition of Student Leaders

UA Advocacy

Tips For Advocates

We suggest that when contacting legislators regarding issues such as the budget you avoid using university email or other resources, and that you do so on your own time, such as lunch time or after work. The university's budget is not a partisan political issue or a ballot measure -- those issues are subject to very strict prohibitions or restrictions on use of state resources. However, your advocacy will have the greatest effect if it does not raise use of resource issues.

Budget Documents:

The latest UA Budget documents can be found on the Statewide budget office page: www.alaska.edu/swbir/budget/

Helpful Links:

A roster of legislative members with contact information:
http://akleg.gov/docs/pdf/whoswho2015.pdf

Legislators by district:
http://akleg.gov/docs/pdf/DISTRICTS.pdf

Committee assignments for the 29th legislature:
http://akleg.gov/docs/pdf/commlist.pdf

BASIS – A great reference tool to locate specific legislation, bill sponsors, legislative actions, and a host of other reference materials:
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Home/BillsandLaws

The Alaska Legislature App

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SupportUA Listserve

SupportUA-L is designed to keep UA advocates informed about the University's budget and other legislative matters. Regular legislative update will be sent out during the session. To subscribe to this listserve, please click here!

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