SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BUDGET

 

 

June 25, 2002 Hearing Room E

8:00 AM Tape  12

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Steve Harper, Chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Margaret Carter

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Ken Messerle

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Sen. Avel Gordly

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ken Rocco, Legislative Fiscal Office

Patricia Nielsen, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 5091A, 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 12, A

005

Chair Harper

Calls the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.  Opens work session on HB 5091A.

HB 5091A – WORK SESSION

010

Chair Harper

Introduces -A5 amendments.  Recess until 8:10 a.m.

025

Ken Rocco

Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO).  Presents overview of -A5 amendments dated 6-25-02 (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses details of the amendments.  Refers to budget report (EXHIBIT B).

085

Sen. Courtney

Clarifies that this bill contains the language “assumes” and “anticipates.”  Asks whether that means this bill balances the budget or whether there is more activity elsewhere.

095

Chair Harper

Advises there are other revenue bills in the process.

100

Sen. Courtney

Clarifies this is not the only part, but only sets forth the cuts to the budget.

110

Chair Harper

States the bill represents reductions in the rate of increase.

120

Sen. Courtney

Asks whether the relating clause will hold after the amendment.  Inquires whether this -A5 amendment encompasses the document which includes the changes discussed at yesterday’s meeting.

190

Rocco

Reviews the amendment.  Advises there are no changes from yesterday.

125

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 5091-A5 amendments dated 6/25/02.


 

130

Chair Harper

VOTE:  4-2

AYE:               4 - Beyer R, Harper, Messerle, Starr

NAY:               2 – Courtney, Carter

EXCUSED      1 – Gordly

140

Chair Harper

The motion CARRIES.

145

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 5091-A to the Senate floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED RECOMMENDATION.

150

Chair Harper

VOTE:  4-2

AYE:               4 - Beyer R, Harper, Messerle, Starr

NAY:               2 – Courtney, Carter

EXCUSED      1 – Gordly

155

Chair Harper

The motion CARRIES.

155

Sen. Courtney

Points out for the record that Sen. Gordly would be voting no on both the amendments and the bill.

160

Chair Harper

Recess the committee at 8:22 a.m.

166

 

The meeting was not re-convened, but was adjourned by the adjournment of the Senate floor session at the end of the session day.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Patricia Nielsen,                        Marjorie Taylor,

Committee Assistant                        Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 5091A-A5 amendment dated 6-25-02, staff, 30 pp

B – HB 5091B, budget report and measure summary, staff, 31 pp