HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 19, 2003   Hearing Room D

1:00 PM Tape 15

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Patti Smith, Chair

Rep. Vicki Berger, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mary Gallegos, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mark Hass

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Steve March

Rep. Dennis Richardson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Kimberly A.  Medford, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE HEARD:                     HB 2622 – 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 15, A

004

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. and opens the public hearing on HB 2622.

HB 2622 PUBLIC HEARING

010

Rep. Patridge

House District 6. States that HB 2622 is the E-commerce Enterprise Zone technical fix legislation.  Provides an overview of the benefits and submits correspondence, (EXHIBIT A).

048

Rep. Patridge

Explains that HB 2622 revenue impacts have already been included in the revenue forecast and companies have invested as a result. Notes that HB 2622 has been reviewed and will not have additional revenue impacts.

072

Pat Allen

Small Business and Emerging Technology Manager, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. Submits (EXHIBIT B) and describes the E-commerce Enterprise Zone Program. Discusses the investment income tax credit qualifications and time line.

109

John Phillips

Department of Revenue. States support for HB 2622.

113

Rep. March

Asks about non-residents qualifying for an income tax credit.

125

Phillips

Explains that he can not provide that information.

142

Rep. Hass

Asks if Dell Commuter’s site was based on the E-commerce Enterprise Zone incentive.

146

Allen

Responds that Dell is one of a dozen firms that made site decisions based in part to the availability of this benefit.

144

Rep. Hass

States that the intention of the legislation was to provide an incentive for development and that call centers were not the kind of facility that the legislation intended under E-commerce Enterprise Zones.

182

Allen

Explains Dell Computer’s call centers.

Brief Recess 192 – 254

255

Debra Buchanan

Department of Revenue.

262

Rep. March

Asks about non resident qualifications for income tax credits.

270

Buchanan

Refers to page 2, line 21, references ORS Chapter 316. Explains that the non-resident provision is referring to the individual non-resident. Provides details to clarify.

288

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2622 and opens the work session on HB 2622.

HB 2622 WORK SESSION

290

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves HB 2622 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Revenue BE RESCINDED.

296

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. PATRIDGE will lead discussion on the floor.

306

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2622 and adjourns the meeting at    1:27 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Prepared testimony, Representative Rob Patridge, 2 p

B – Prepared testimony, Pat Allen, 2 pp.