TAX REFORM DISCUSSION

 

TAPE 218, A

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

JULY 10, 2003†† 8:30 AM†† STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Lane Shetterly, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Wayne Scott, Vice Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Phil Barnhart

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Vicki Berger

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Pat Farr

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Mark Hass

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Elaine Hopson

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Max Williams

 

Members Excused:††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Joanne Verger, Vice Chair

 

Witness Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Ozzie Rose, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Bill Kluting, Western Council of Industrial Workers Legislative Affairs

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

Staff Present:††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Kathy Tooley, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 218, SIDE A

 

004

Chair Shetterly

Calls meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

 

024

Ozzie Rose

Testifies that Oregonís current tax structure doesnít work and something needs to be done. States that this is the best body to rationally pick out what is best for Oregon and that they should take on the responsibility of developing a plan and going out and selling the plan to Oregonians. Suggests that if they cannot do this, they should at least develop a plan that interest groups could go off of and sell to the public. Discusses the timing of putting tax reform on the ballot.

 

 

 

077

Bill Kluting

Testifies that Oregonís tax laws arenít working and discusses problems faced by industrial workers. Refer to written testimony. (Exhibit 1).

 

162

Chair Shetterly

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Kathy Tooley, Committee Assistant

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.       Bill Kluting, Written Testimony, 1p.

2.       Ben Brandon, Revised Written Testimony, 5pp.

3.       Steve Haskell, Written Testimony, 1p.