HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE AND REGULATORY FAIRNESS

 

 

May 29, 2001 Hearing Room 357

3:30 p.m.Tapes 23 - 24

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:††††††††††† Rep. Max Williams, Chair

Rep. Kurt Schrader, Vice-Chair

Rep. Chris Beck

Rep. Karen Minnis

Rep. Susan Morgan

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:††††††††††† Rep. Kathy Lowe

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rep. Betsy Close

 

STAFF PRESENT:††††† ††††††††††† Virginia Gustafson Lucker, Counsel

Jane Bodenweiser, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:††††††††††† HB 3998 Public Hearing

 

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speakerís exact words.For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 23, A

004

Chair Williams

Calls the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 3998.

HB 3998 PUBLIC HEARING

027

Pat Egan

Governorís Office

Introduces Richard Whitman, Department of Justice.Gives a presentation on transferable development credits and how those credits are determined. Discusses the number of acres the state owns and comments on those that might be available as receiving zones.

255

Chair Williams

Recesses the meeting for a call of the house at 3:55 p.m.

259

Vice Chair Schrader

Reconvenes the meeting at 4:12 p.m.

261

Egan

Continues his presentation.

310

Rep. Morgan

Asks for clarification of how forestland could be potential receiving zones if a home cannot be built on it.

324

Egan

Explains that it would necessitate a variance from current law.

350

Rep. Morgan

Asks if it would require more than a variance.

365

Egan

Replies it would be a matter of legislative policy.

397

Vice Chair Schrader

Explains his understanding of the responsibility of this committee with regard to legislative policy.

424

Egan

Comments that another issue that needs to be addressed is the number of acres of state lands needed.

447

Rep. Morgan

Asks if the transferable credits program would be one of the tools of compensations.

454

Egan

Replies, yes.

463

Rep. Beck

Asks if expansion of the urban growth boundary could be used for development credits.

TAPE 24, A

035

Egan

Replies that probably it logically would come up as a possibility.

052

Chair Williams

Wonders about the impact of common school fund lands.

066

Richard Whitman

Department of Justice

Replies that it is the opinion of the Department of Justice that school fund lands are in a trust, and proceeds from the sale of any of those lands would have to be returned to the trust.

124

Chair Williams

Expresses his opinion about the transferable credit program.

151

Vice Chair Schrader

Thanks the governorís office for the work they have done on identifying lands and asks that a list be provided to each member of the committee.

236

Chair Williams

Closes the public hearing on HB 3998 and adjourns the meeting at 4:38 p.m.

 

Submitted By,††††††††††††††††††††††† Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Jane Bodenweiser,††††††††††††††††††††††† Virginia Gustafson Lucker,

Committee Assistant††††††††††††††††††††††† Counsel