WORK SESSION SB 550-A  

 

TAPE 243, A

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

AUGUST 20, 2003   8:30 AM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                        Representative Lane Shetterly, Chair

                                                Representative Wayne Scott, Vice Chair

                                                Representative Joanne Verger, Vice Chair

                                                Representative Phil Barnhart

                                                Representative Vicki Berger

                                                Representative Pat Farr

                                                Representative Mark Hass

                                                Representative Elaine Hopson

                                                Representative Max Williams

 

Witnesses Present:                        Cindy Hunt, Legislative Counsel

 

Staff Present:                            Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Steve Meyer, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Kathy Tooley, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 243, SIDE A

 

004

Chair Shetterly

Calls meeting to order at  8:42 a.m.

 

OPENED WORK SESSION ON SB 550-A

 

005

Chair Shetterly

Described SB 550-A with -19 (Exhibit 1) and -20 (Exhibit 2) amendments as an amalgam of SB 550 and SB 819 incorporating amendments heard in earlier work sessions.

 

009

Steve Meyer

Provided background and description of SB 550A.  Described Revenue Impact SB 550-A20, (Exhibit 3).

 

017

Meyer

Described High Cost Disabilities Grant.

 

020

Meyer

Described formula for grants for districts with high transportation costs per student.

 

036

Meyer

Defined Small School District Supplement Fund to provide grants to small districts with small high schools.

 

044

Meyer

Discussed local option tax revenue excluded from school local revenue in the school equalization formula.

 

054

Meyer

Described the additional weighting assigned students from a small high school when high schools merge.

 

060

Meyer

Described intent that High Cost Disabilities Grant will replace the Out-of-State Disabilities Placement Education Fund.  This fund sunsets in two years, indicated there is no provision for reinstating the Out-of-State Disabilities Fund automatically if it is not renewed.

 

069

Meyer

Described provision to allow state school fund dollars payments to a bond service account for repayment of bonds sold to finance a school on an Indian reservation.

 

The bill declares an emergency and provisions take effect on passage.

 

080

Meyer

The language in the -19 amendments, not included in the -20 amendments, deals with Portland and refinancing of gap bonds; allows refinancing of gap bonds without having these taxes count as local revenue; 2005-06 reduces statutory permanent rate.

 

091

Chair Shetterly

That’s the difference between the -19 and -20’s?

 

091

Cindy Hunt

Answered affirmatively. 

 

092

Chair Shetterly

Where is that in the -19s?

 

093

Meyer

Page 9.

 

093

Hunt

Suggested the Committee adopt the -19 amendments and add Sections 35 and 36 from the -20 amendment.  The amendments in Section 35 relate to the Indian elementary school bonding.

 

100

Chair Shetterly

That gets us to a complete bill if the -19 amendments, and Sections 35 and 36 from the -20 amendments are adopted?

 

 

 

 

107

Rep. Barnhart

These are all issues addressed in public hearings before and are now in one package?

 

110

Chair Shetterly

Answered affirmatively.  There is nothing new in these amendments that the Committee has not dealt with already as discrete amendments or part of SB 550 or SB 819, is that correct?

 

112

Meyer

Answered affirmatively.

 

113

Chair Shetterly

That was my intention.

 

114

Rep. Verger

MOTION:  MOVED ADOPTION OF THE –19 AMENDMENTS INTO SB 550.

 

ORDER:  HEARING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. (ALL MEMBERS PRESENT).

 

117

Rep. Verger

MOTION:  MOVED ADOPTION OF SECTIONS 35 AND 36 OF THE –A20 AMENDMENTS INTO SB 550.

 

120

Rep. Barnhart

For clarification, intention is to add Sections 35 and 36 as additional items to the bill?

 

122

Chair Shetterly

Answered affirmatively.

 

123

Chair Shetterly

ORDER:  HEARING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. (ALL MEMBERS PRESENT).

 

124

Rep. Verger

MOTION:  MOVED SB 550 AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

ROLL CALL:  MOTION PASSED 8-1-0

REPRESENTATIVES VOTING AYE:  Barnhart, Berger, Farr, Hass, Hopson, Scott, Verger, Chair Shetterly.  VOTING NO:  Williams.

 

Rep. Hopson will carry the bill.

 

136

Chair Shetterly

Closed the work session on SB 550.

 

 

 

137

Chair Shetterly

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Kathy Tooley, Committee Assistant

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.       Chair Shetterly, “SB 550-A19, 35 pages

2.       Chair Shetterly, “SB 550-A20, 35 pages

3.       Meyer, “Revenue Impact SB 550-A20, 2 pages

4.       Meyer, “School Formula Revenue Summary”, 9 pages