PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION: SB 227

 

PUBLIC HEARING: SB 232

 

TAPE 21, A

 

SENATE REVENUE COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 5, 2003   1:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                        Senator Ryan Deckert, Chair

                                                Senator Tony Corcoran

                                                Senator Lenn Hannon

                                                Senator Charlie Ringo

                                                Senator Bruce Starr

 

Members Excused:                      Senator Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

 

Witness Present:                        John Phillips, Department of Revenue

                                                Garth Putnam, Springfield                                            

                                                Gil Riddell, Association of Oregon Counties

 

Staff Present:                            Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Mazen Malik, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 21, SIDE A

 

003

Chair Deckert

Calls meeting to order at 1:05 pm.

 

 

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 227

 

 

 

009

Mazen Malik

Explains SB 227 which deletes the requirement on the tax statement to include last year information. Exhibit 1. States that there is no fiscal impact and no revenue impact. Exhibits 2-3.

 

 

 

021

John Phillips

Testifies in support of SB 227 because it removes duplicate requirements. Exhibit 4.

 

Questions and answers follow.

 

 

 

054

Garth Putnam

Testifies in support of home schooling movement and urges the legislature to set standards in education and have volunteers tutor children.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 227

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 227

 

092

Sen. Starr

MOTION: MOVES SB 227 TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

096

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION, MOTION PASSES: 5-0-1. SENATORS ANSWERING AYE: CORCORAN, HANNON, DECKERT, RINGO, STARR. SENATOR EXCUSED: FERRIOLI.

Sen. Starr will carry the bill on the Senate Floor.

Hearing no objection, places bill on consent calendar.

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION ON SB 227

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 232

 

098

Malik

Explains SB 232 which precludes County governing bodies from canceling deferred property taxes owed to the state under the senior and disabled deferment program. Exhibit 5. States that there is no fiscal impact. Exhibit 6. States that there could be a small positive impact on the General Fund and a possible small impact on Counties. Exhibit 7.

 

 

 

133

Phillips

Testifies in support of SB 232 because it ensures the deferred revenues from the State of Oregon’s lien for senior property tax deferral be returned to the program, enabling it to be self-supporting. Exhibit 8.

 

 

 

164

Sen. Hannon

Asks whom SB 232 is intended to help.

 

 

 

176

Phillips

Explains the situation that led to the drafting of SB 232.

 

 

 

188

Sen. Hannon

Asks if it is the concern of the Department of Revenue that Counties forgive the liens because of possible insufficient funds for the program.

 

 

 

195

Phillips

Responds that the Department of Revenue believes the intention of the bill when it was written was that the deferred revenues be returned in order to make the program self-supporting and that it was up to the legislature to decide how they wanted to act on it.

 

 

 

204

Sen. Hannon

Asks how the Department of Revenue can know what the intent of the bill was in 1963 and how they can “shut the doors” based on one occasion.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

220

Sen. Hannon

Asks if anyone from the Counties is here.

 

 

 

219

Gil Riddell

Testifies that the Counties have not been informed of the issue and that he has no position on SB 232.

 

 

 

237

Sen. Hannon

Suggests the Counties and the Department of Revenue work out a solution together rather than push a bill through quickly based on one situation.

 

 

 

251

Riddell

Says he would be happy to work with the Department of Revenue.

 

 

 

276

Sen. Deckert

Asks Sen. Hannon if he would be willing to work with them on the issue.

 

 

 

279

Sen. Hannon

Responds that he would be happy to and suggests that an LRO staff member also be involved.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 232

 

288

Sen. Deckert

Adjourns meeting at 1:25 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant Reviewed by Kim Taylor James

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      SB 227, Mazen Malik, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

2.      SB 227, Mazen Malik, Revenue Impact Statement, 1 p.

3.      SB 227, Mazen Malik, Fiscal Impact Statement, 1p.

4.      SB 227, John Phillips, Written Testimony, 1p.

5.      SB 232, Mazen Malik, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

6.      SB 232, Mazen Malik, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

7.      SB 232, Mazen Malik, Fiscal Impact Statement, 1p.

8.      SB 232, John Phillips, Written Testimony, 2pp.

9.      Craig Fisher, State of Oregon 2003-05 Tax Expenditure Report Presentation from 2/4/03, 6pp.