SENATE SPECIAL SESSION COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE

 

 

March 2, 2002 Hearing Room HR E

6:00 p.m. Tape 5

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Lenn Hannon, Chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Margaret Carter

Sen. Bev Clarno

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. John Minnis

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Sen. Cliff Trow

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Adrienne Sexton, Administrator

Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

Ted Reutlinger, Legislative Counsel’s Office

Cara Filsinger, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 4032-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 4041-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 4042-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HJR 76-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

 

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 7, A

003

Chair Hannon

Calls the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m.

006

Paul Warner

Legislative Revenue Officer.  Explains HB 4032-A sets the procedure for the ballot title and explanatory statement for HJR 76.

011

Chair Hannon

Opens a public hearing on HB 4032-A.

HB 4032-A  - PUBLIC HEARING

014

Chair Hannon

Calls for witnesses and notes none are present. Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 4032-A.

HB 4032-A  - WORK SESSION

025

Warner

Explains the –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT A). 

031

Ted Reutlinger

Legislative Counsel’s Office. Explains the –A2 amendments address the possibility that SJR 50 may end up on the ballot.

046

Sen. Courtney

Asks what the bill does.

050

Chair Hannon

Explains the measure sets up the referral procedures for SJR 50.

055

Sen. Courtney

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 4032A-2 amendments dated 3/2/02.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Trow

058

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

060

Sen. Courtney

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

 

 

VOTE:  5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Beyer R, Clarno, Courtney, Minnis, Hannon

NAY:               1 – Carter

EXCUSED:     1 – Trow

065

Chair Hannon

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

066

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on HB 4032-A.  Explains the agenda for the evening.

074

Warner

Explains HB 4041-A is the ballot title for HJR 76.   Says if HB 4041 is approved, then HB 4032-A is not necessary.

095

Sen. Courtney

Clarifies what the measure does.

098

Warner

Responds the ballot title portion of HB 4032-A is not necessary.

104

Chair Hannon

Comments on ballot measure referrals.

107

Chair Hannon

Opens a public hearing on HB 4041-A.

HB 4041-A – PUBLIC HEARING

111

Chair Hannon

Calls for witnesses and notes none are present. Closes the public hearing on HB 4041-A and opens a work session on HB 4041-A.

HB 4041-A – WORK SESSION

117

Sen. Courtney

MOTION:  Moves HB 4041-A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Beyer R, Clarno, Courtney, Minnis, Hannon

NAY:               1 - Carter

EXCUSED:     1 - Trow

125

Chair Hannon

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

128

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on HB 4041-A.

132

Warner

Explains HB 4042-A is the ballot title for SJR 50, should that measure appear on the ballot.

144

Sen. Courtney

Comments on complexity of the measures at hand.

152

Sen. Hannon

Explains the issue with the Attorney General’s ballot title for SJR 50.  Says the measure is to clarify a previous mistake.

166

Warner

Further explains the problem solved by the measure.

169

Chair Hannon

Opens a public hearing on HB 4042-A.

HB 4042-A – PUBLIC HEARING

171

Chair Hannon

Calls for witnesses and notes none are present. Closes the public hearing on HB 4042-A and opens a work session on HB 4042-A.

HB 4042-A – WORK SESSION

176

Sen. Courtney

MOTION:  Moves HB 4042-A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Trow

189

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

191

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on HB 4042-A.

196

Warner

Explains HJR 76-A rescinds SJR 50 from the first special session.  Says that most of the substance of HJR 76 is identical to SJR 50.

216

Warner

Explains the mechanics of the stability fund.  Says HJR 76 differs from  SJR 50 in that it transfers $220 million instead of $120 million.

240

Chair Hannon

Opens a public hearing on HJR 76-A.

HJR 76-A – PUBLIC HEARING

242

Chair Hannon

Calls for witnesses and notes none are present. Closes the public hearing on HJR 76-A and opens a work session on HJR 76-A.

HJR 76-A – WORK SESSION

248

Sen. Carter

Explains her “no” vote.

260

Sen. Beyer

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

266

Chair Hannon

Explains his support for HJR 76-A.  Says using tobacco settlement funds for school funding is not appropriate. 

 

 

VOTE:  4-2-1

AYE:               4 - Beyer R, Clarno, Minnis, Hannon

NAY:               2 - Carter, Courtney

EXCUSED:     1 – Trow

279

Chair Hannon

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. HANNON will lead discussion on the floor.

263

Chair Hannon

Recesses the committee at 8:24 p.m.

 

 

The committee did not reconvene prior to the Legislative Assembly’s adjournment sine die on March 3, 2002, at 10:10 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Cara Filsinger,                        Adrienne Sexton,

Administrative Support                        Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 4032-A2 Proposed amendments, Staff, 1 p