SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BUDGET

 

 

June 27, 2002 Hearing Room E

11:15 A.M.           Tape 17

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Lenn Hannon, Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Avel Gordly

Sen. John Minnis

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

Ken Rocco, Legislative Fiscal Office

Rick Olson, Legislative Fiscal Office

Richard Yates, Legislative Revenue Office

Janet Adkins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:             HB 4052C Work Session

HB 4059B Work Session

HB 4051    Work Session

HB 4055B Work Session

HB 5091B Work Session

SJR 52      Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 4056   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 17, A

003

Chair Hannon

Calls the meeting to order at 12:35 p.m.

006

Paul Warner

Legislative Revenue Officer. Introduces HB 4052C which is the implementing language for the education stability fund. There are no amendments.

 

Chair Hannon

Opens the work session on HB 4052C.

HB 4052C WORK SESSION

010

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 4052C to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

013

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on HB 4052C and opens the work session on HB 4059B.

HB 4059B WORK SESSION

014

Warner

Introduces HB 4059B which sets up election procedures.  In its amended form it is election procedures for HJR 80 only and contains language in case there is a referendum on HB 4051 or HB 4054.

022

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 4059B to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

028

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

035

Chair Hannon

Opens the work session on HB 4051.

HB 4051 WORK SESSION

036

Chair Hannon

Reviews HB 4051B-23 amendments, (EXHIBIT A) which changes the cigarette tax proposal from 65-cents to 60-cents.

040

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 4051B-23 amendments dated 6/27/02.

046

Sen. Nelson

Objects.

047

 

VOTE: 4-1

AYE: 4 – Courtney, Gordly, Minnis, Hannon

NAY: 1 – Nelson

 

 

The motion CARRIES.

049

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 4051 as amended to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

053

Sen. Nelson

Objects.

 

 

VOTE: 4-1

AYE: 4 – Courtney, Gordly, Minnis, Hannon

NAY: 1 – Nelson

 

 

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

SEN. HANNON will lead discussion on the floor.

056

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on HB 4051 and opens the work session on HB 4055.

HB 4055B WORK SESSION

073

Rick Olson

Senior Legislative Analyst, LFO. States that the bill is essentially the same. Refers to page one, line 13, where the number has been changed (EXHIBIT B).

079

Chair Hannon

Summarizes that the net effect is the addition of $20 million back into the school fund reduction that was made and that the figure was reduced from $112 million to $92 million.

082

Olson

Responds affirmatively.

083

Olson

Refers to page one, line 20 and states the number.

088

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves the conceptual amendment to the hand engrossed bill of HB 4055B that on line 13 deletes $2,241,389,982 and inserts 2,260,657,559. AND on line 20 deletes $85,154,160 from the school fund and inserts $85,886,183.

100

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

103

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB4055B as conceptually amended to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

107

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. HANNON will lead discussion on the floor.

115

Chair Hannon

Reconvenes the meeting. Opens the work session on HB 5091.

HB 5091 WORK SESSION

123

Ken Rocco

Legislative Fiscal Officer. Refers to submitted materials (EXHIBITS C, D, E).  Notes the shaded block is the only change from yesterday.  Reviews what they are and states the net effect is $8.1 million in fewer cuts and $19 million in transfers that are no longer in the plan.

153

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 5091B-7 amendments.

158

Rocco

Notes that the HB 5091B-7 amendments are hand engrossed.

162

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves to ADOPT HB 5091B-7 hand engrossed amendments to the HB 5091B-7 amendments that were adopted in committee yesterday.

167

 

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

168

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves HB 5091 AS AMENDED to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

174

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

177

Chair Hannon

Acknowledges the work, cooperation, and compromises of the committee members. Thanks them for their diligence and perseverance. Acknowledges the work of Ken Rocco and the LFO staff, committee staff, Paul Warner and the LRO staff. Thanks the work of Legislative Counsel Greg Chaimov and his staff, and Pat Egan from the Governor’s office. 

214

Chair Hannon

Announces that the committee will recess until 2:30 p.m.

220

Chair Hannon

Opens the work session on SJR 52.

SJR 52 PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION

230

Sen. Ferrioli

Provides background information on SJR 52. States that ORS 341.565 requires the either the Legislature or the Emergency Board approve Community College annexations before they are effective.

253

Chair Hannon

MOTION: Moves SJR 52 to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

257

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

259

Chair Hannon

Closes the work session on SJR 52 and opens the hearing and work session on HB 4056.

HB 4056B PUBLIC HEARING

263

Richard Yates

Legislative Revenue Office. Reviews HB 4056B-9 amendments, (EXHIBIT F) which provide conditional authority for the Treasurer to issue revenue bonds, contingent upon the General Fund anticipated to have a negative balance.

276

Chair Hannon

States that this allows the sale of $50 million on July 1, 2002 to fund the programs already approved, and $150 million if the State Treasurer determines certain conditions have been met in the economic forecast in September.

282

Yates

Clarifies that it authorizes the Treasurer to issue bonds for any economic forecast that shows a deficit, it authorizes the Treasurer to issue bonds in the amount of that deficit not to exceed $150 million.

300

Chair Hannon

Asks if anyone wants to testify. Closes the public hearing and opens the work session on HB 4056B.

HB 4056B WORK SESSION

293

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to ADOPT HB 4056-B9 amendments dated 6/27/02.

298

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

304

Chair Hannon

Announces that the committee needs to reconsider the vote on SJR 52. Reconvenes the meeting at 3:40 p.m. and opens the work session on SJR 52.

SJR 52 WORK SESSION

305

Sen. Hannon

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote on SJR 52.

306

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

307

Sen. Hannon

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which the committee adopted SJR 52.

308

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

313

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves SJR 52 to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

316

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor. 

317

Chair Hannon

Recess the meeting.

321

Chair Hannon

Reconvenes the meeting.

322

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote on SB 4056B.

325

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

307

Sen. Hannon

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which the committee adopted SB 4056B.

308

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

326

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves to ADOPT SB 4056-B9 amendments dated 6/27/02.

328

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

331

Sen. Courtney

MOTION: Moves SB 4056B AS AMENDED to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

335

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

341

Chair Hannon

Adjourns meeting.

 

 

 

Submitted By,                                                               Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Linda K. Gatto,                                                            Marjorie Taylor,

Committee Assistant                                                           Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

A. HB4051B-23 amendments dated 6/27/02, staff, 1 p

B. HB 4055B hand engrossed conceptual amendment, staff, 4 pp

C. HB 5091B-7 amendments dated 6/26/01, staff, 29 pp

D. HB 5091B, Senate proposal, staff, 1 p

E. Summary Reductions, staff, 4 pp

F. HB 4056B-9 amendments dated 6/27/02, staff, 2 pp.