Updated at 6:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10


JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Atwood building in Anchorage to discuss three bills in the Legislature that would impact the workings of the fund.


Those bills include the governor’s proposed Senate Bill 128, Sen. Lesil McGuire’s SB114, and Rep. Mike Hawker’s House Bill 224. All three bills propose a draw from the Permanent Fund’s earnings to fund the state’s budget.


“There are a lot of questions being asked and the fund operations are being looked at,” said Angela Rodell, executive director of the APFC.


Rodell said the goal of the February meeting will be to give trustees an opportunity to ask their own questions and learn about the proposals being made.


She said APFC does not favor one plan over another.


“We are the keeper of the fund, and our mission is very simple here and it’s to manage the assets of the fund and we’re going to continue to do that to the best of our ability, and how the earnings reserve may or may not get used is not our purview,” Rodell said. “Our purview is to make sure that we continue to earn income for the state of Alaska.”


Friday’s meeting will be open for public testimony.