HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

June 11, 2003 Hearing Room E

1:00 PM Tape 78

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Dan Doyle, Chair

Rep. Linda Flores, Vice-Chair

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Vice Chair

Rep. Vic Backlund

Rep. Phil Barnhart

Rep. Betsy L. Close

Rep. Joanne Verger

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Administrator

                                                Cara Filsinger, Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: SJM 6 – 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.

 

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Speaker

Comments

Tape 78, A

004

Chair Doyle

Calls meeting to order at 1:32 p.m. and announces that the work sessions HB 3611 and HJR 54 are being delayed pending the receipt of additional amendments.

014

Chair Doyle

Opens a public hearing on SJM 6.

SJM 6 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Jon Mangis

Director, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs.  Testifies in support of SJM 6.  Explains current state authority to issue loans.  States they have been working on changes to the federal tax code along with five other states that have authority to issue a qualified veteran mortgage bond.  Without the federal change they cannot issue loans to veterans who have served since 1976.

055

Rep. Barnhart

States he is a strong supporter of the memorial.  Asks if the National Guard is included for purposes of this loan program.

 

Mangis

Responds, yes and no.  Explains when National Guard members are eligible.  Explains who would qualify without having served 210 days. 

075

Rep. Barnhart

Asks if there is opposition in Congress.

 

Mangis

Responds that opposition usually comes from the Joint Committee on Taxation.  Explains the argument is on the basis that the Treasury looses revenue.  Comments on limited clout of the five states in getting changes made to the tax code. 

126

Walter Crews

Oregon State Legislative Director, Non Commissioned Officers Association.  Testifies in support of SJM 6.  States that the United Veterans Groups of Oregon also supports this measure.

 

Chair Doyle

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SJM 6.

SJM 6 – WORK SESSION

141

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SJM 6 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

145

Rep. Backlund

Comments he is happy to vote for this measure.

147

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. FLORES will lead discussion on the floor.

 

153

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SJM 6 and explains that HB 3611 will be rescheduled for Friday and explains that the committee will not meet on Thursday afternoon.

165

Chair Doyle

Adjourns meeting at 1:44 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

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