WORK SESSION: HB 2281-B

TAPE 2 A

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 2281-B

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JUNE 25, 2001 – 10:00 A.M. - HEARING ROOM A - STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

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Members Present:                     Representative Bill Witt, Chair

                                                Representative Donna Nelson

                                                Representative Lane Shetterly

                                                Senator Ted Ferrioli

                                                Senator Lee Beyer

                                                Senator Charles Starr

 

Members Absent:                     Representative Mark Hass

                                                Representative Deborah Kafoury

 

Staff:                                        Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                                Carol Phillips, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 2, SIDE A

004

Chair Witt

Meeting called to order at 10: 57 a.m. and immediately recessed until 3:00 p.m. today.

 

 

 

009

Chair Witt

Reconvened meeting at 3:08 p.m.

 

 

 

011

Paul Warner

Discussed (-B14) amendments to HB 2281-B as summarized on Exhibit 3: HB 2281 Conference Committee.  The House and Senate versions of the bill were compared to produce the basis for the (-B14) amendments. 

 

 

 

040

Sen. Ferrioli

Commented that the Senate version of the bill included exemptions for utilities.  Believes that the utility exemption is necessary and reasonable, and that its removal may create resistance to passage of the bill.

 

 

 

050

Chair Witt

Agreed the utility language should be incorporated into the (-B14) amendments, but to accomplish that the rules must be suspended for the purpose of formulating a conceptual amendment.

 

 

 

053

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:

MOVES THE RULES BE SUSPENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONCEPTUAL AMENDMENT OF THE (-B14) AMENDMENTS.

056

Chair Witt

ORDER:

HEARING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERED.

 

 

 

057

Shetterly

MOTION:

MOVES TO CONCEPTUALLY AMEND THE (-B14) AMEND-MENTS BY RESTORING LINES 13 THROUGH 24 ON PAGE 1 OF THE B-ENGROSSED BILL AND LINES 1 THROUGH 18 ON PAGE 2 OF THE B-ENGROSSED BILL.

 

 

 

067

Rep. Shetterly

Added that the intent of this action, as suggested by Sen. Ferrioli, would be to restore telecommunications and utilities exemptions.

 

 

 

072

Chair Witt

Stated that the conceptual language gives those companies the option of using either the current system or the new sales weighting factor.

 

 

 

079

Warner

Outlined the revenue impact the addition of the conceptual language would have on HB 2281-B.

 

 

 

088

Chair Witt

ORDER:

HEARING NO OBJECTION, THE CONCEPTUAL AMEND-MENT IS ADOPTED.

 

 

 

089

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:

MOVES (-B14) AMENDMENTS AS CONCEPTUALLY AMENDED TO HB 2281-B BE ADOPTED.

 

 

 

094

Rep. Shetterly

Added that this is a good opportunity to move two innovative tax policies together: the single-sales factor and the working family child care tax credit.  Thanked the Conference Committee members for their participation in moving the bill forward.

 

 

 

101

Rep. Nelson

Thanked the committee members for their efforts in moving this bill.  On behalf of single mothers and others who will benefit greatly from the working family childcare tax credit, thanked the committee.

 

 

 

118

Sen. Ferrioli

Stated that the purpose of reinvestment in communities is to grow the economy in Oregon.  Although many legislators are skeptical of that concept, believes HB 2281-B is an excellent opportunity to show that by significant investment in Oregon’s key industries it is possible to grow the economy.  For the record, noted that the Chair of the House Revenue Committee, Rep. Lane Shetterly, has been the significant champion of the childcare tax credit during this legislative session.  Without Rep. Shetterly’s efforts, the working family childcare tax credit would not be a part of HB 2281-B.

 

 

 

139

Rep. Witt

Stated this is an excellent example of how the process can work.  HB 2281-B and HB 2716-A were running on separate tracks, and their revenue impact in future biennia was a factor. 
HB 2281-B illustrates the need from an economic development standpoint for a proactive and intelligent position that will welcome investment in Oregon.  Including HB 2616-A (the working family childcare tax credit) with HB 2281-B adds a credible policy to bring relief to low-income families struggling to raise children and make ends meet at the same time.

 

 

 

163

Chair Witt

VOTE:

ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 6 – 0 – 2

SENATORS VOTING AYE: L. BEYER, STARR, FERRIOLI

REPRESENTATIVES VOTING AYE: NELSON, SHETTERLY, WITT

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT: HASS, KAFOURY

 

 

 

169

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:

MOVES THE HOUSE CONCUR IN THE SENATE AMENDMENTS DATED MAY 31, AS FURTHER AMENDED IN THE (-B14) AMENDMENTS DATED JUNE 25, AND CONCEPTUAL AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND THAT THE BILL BE AMENDED AND REPASSED.

 

 

 

183

Chair Witt

VOTE:

ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 6 – 0 – 2

SENATORS VOTING AYE: L. BEYER, STARR, FERRIOLI

REPRESENTATIVES VOTING AYE: NELSON, SHETTERLY, WITT

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT: HASS, KAFOURY

Sen. Ferrioli will carry the bill on the Senate Floor.

Rep. Witt and Rep. Shetterly will carry the bill on the House Floor.

 

 

 

204

Chair Witt

Adjourned meeting at 3:21 p.m.

 

Submitted by,                                                               Reviewed by,

 

 

 

Carol Phillips                                                                Kim Taylor James

Committee Assistant                                                     Revenue Office Manager

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      HB 2281-B, Conference Committee, (-B14) amendments (DJ/ps) 6/25/01, 7 pp.

2.      HB 2281-B, Warner, Revenue Impact Statement, 1 pp.

3.      HB 2281-B, Warner, House Bill 2281 Conference Committee bill comparison, 1 pp.