HOUSE SPECIAL SESSION COMMITTEE ON BUDGET

Second Special Session

 

February 28, 2002   Hearing Room F

2:00 p.m. Tape 4

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Ben Westlund, Chair

Rep. Jan Lee

Rep. Susan Morgan

Rep. Lane Shetterly

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Kurt Schrader

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Dick Yates, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Adrienne Sexton, Legislative Analyst

                                                Ted Reutlinger, Legislative Counsel's Office

                                                Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     Introduction of Committee Measure

                                                            LC 52-1 - elections

                                                Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                            HJR 76

HB 4032

HB 4034

 

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

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 4, A

004

Chair Westlund

Calls meeting to order at 2:26 p.m. and announces that amendments are delayed for approximately two hours on the ballot title issue relating to the tobacco settlement securitization in conjunction with this legislation. 

012

Chair Westlund

Recesses meeting until 4:30 p.m.

012

Chair Westlund

Reconvenes meeting at 4:50 p.m. and opens a work session on introduction of LC 52-1, the ballot title for HJR 76.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURE - WORK SESSION

015

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves LC 52-1 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

017

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

 

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

NOTE:  LC 52-1 introduced as HB 4041.

 

Chair Westlund

Opens a public hearing on HJR 76.

HJR 76 - PUBLIC HEARING

021

Chair Westlund

Determines no one wishes to testify on HJR 76.  Closes public hearing and opens work session on HJR 76.

HJR 76 – WORK SESSION

023

Paul Warner

Legislative Revenue Officer.  Submits Revenue Impact Statement and Staff Measure Summary (EXHIBIT A).  Explains HJR 76.

041

Chair Westlund

Introduces David Brandon Westlund, nephew and student at Willamette University.

080

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:  Moves HJR 76 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

084

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

086

Chair Westlund

Opens a public hearing on HB 4034.

HB 4034 – PUBLIC HEARING

099

Chair Westlund

Determines no one wishes to testify on HB 4034.  Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 4034.

HB 4034 – WORK SESSION

105

Dick Yates

Economist, Legislative Revenue Office. Submits Revenue Impact Statement and Staff Measure Summary on HB 4034 (EXHIBIT B) and HB 4034-1 amendments and Revenue Impact Statement (EXHIBIT C). 

 

 

Reviews Revenue Impact Statement on HB 4034 (EXHIBIT B).

122

Yates

Explains the effect of the HB 4034-1 amendments as stated in the Revenue Impact Statement (EXHIBIT C).

160

 

MOTION: Rep. Shetterly moves to adopt HB 4034 –1 amendments dated 2/28/02.

161

Rep. Shetterly

Explains that the HB 4034 amendments are essentially the same amendments that were moved into the bill that would have accompanied HJR 75.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

167

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

170

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:  Moves HB 4034 be sent to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

 

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. SHETTERLY will lead discussion on the floor.

 

178

Chair Westlund

Closes the work session on HB 4034 and ask that the committee stand at ease at 5:02 p.m.

184

Chair Westlund

Reconvenes meeting at 5:07 p.m. and recesses meeting  until 5:30 p.m.

185

Chair Westlund

Reconvenes meeting at 5:32 p.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 4032.

HB 4032 - PUBLIC HEARING

185

Chair Westlund

Determines no one wishes to testify on HB 4032.  Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 4032.

HB 4032 - WORK SESSION

190

Ted Reutlinger

Legislative Counsel's Office.  Explains that HB 4032 is the election bill that is needed to get HJR 76 onto the primary election ballot.  It compresses the timelines to allow normal processes to work for preparation of the ballot title, explanatory statement, and fiscal statement.  Explains that the HB 4032-1amendments (EXHIBIT D) are needed because of the interest of the Legislative Assembly in preparing their own ballot title for HJR 76, and at the same time preserve the process that if the Legislature does not enact its own ballot title, the attorney general would do it.  The amendments say the attorney general is to go ahead and prepare the ballot title under the normal processes.  The Elections Division will adopt a rule setting the timelines and deadlines.  The amendments say, in (5), that even though the attorney general has prepared a ballot title, if the legislature’s ballot title becomes law not later than March 20, the legislature’s ballot title wins and is the ballot title for HJR 76.  Subsection (6) says if the legislature does not enact a ballot title by March 21, the title prepared by the attorney general is the ballot title for HJR 76.  States that the Elections Division has assisted him with the deadlines but they have not seen this specific language.  If changes are needed, they can be made on the Senate side.

221

Rep. Shetterly

Thanks Legislative Counsel for their quick work.  Comments he first saw the attorney general’s draft ballot title for SJR 50 and while it didn’t quite say “raid” he did not feel it conveyed the spirit of the referral. 

243

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 4032-1 amendments dated 2/28/02.

246

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

 

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

248

Rep. Shetterly

MOTION:  Moves HB 4032 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

251

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Schrader

 

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. SHETTERLY will lead discussion on the floor.

 

255

Chair Westlund

Announces that he knows of no further business to come before the committee but it is sometimes better to recess than to adjourn.

259

Chair Westlund

Recesses meeting at 5:39 p.m.

 

 

NOTE:  The committee did not reconvene.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Annetta Mullins,                        Adrienne Sexton,

Committee Assistant                        Legislative Analyst

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HJR 76,  Revenue and Fiscal Impact Statements, staff, 2 pp

B – HB 4034, Revenue and Fiscal Impact Statements, and Staff Measure Summary, staff, 3 pp

C – HB 4034, HB 4034-1 amendments and Revenue Impact Statement on amendments, staff,

D – HB 4032, HB 4032-1 amendments, staff, 1 p