PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION: SB 220, SB 221

 

PUBLIC HEARING: SB 79

 

WORK SESSION: BILL INTRODUCTION

 

TAPES 30-31, A-B

 

SENATE REVENUE COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 13, 2003   1:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                        Senator Ryan Deckert, Chair

                                                Senator Ted Ferrioli, Vice Chair

                                                Senator Tony Corcoran

                                                Senator Charlie Ringo

                                                Senator Bruce Starr

 

Members Excused:                      Senator Lenn Hannon

 

Witness Present:                        Debra Buchanan, Department of Revenue

                                                Veronica Rinard, Oregon Film and Video Office

                                                Ron Mitchell, Oregon Film and Video Board

                                                Charles Carlsen, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employers

                                                Dona Jennison, Oregon Media Production Association

                                                Senator Rick Metsger, Senate District 26

                                               

 

Staff Present:                            Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 30, SIDE A

 

004

Chair Deckert

Calls meeting to order at 1:15 pm

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 221

 

008

Lizbeth Martin-Mahar

Explains SB 221 which allows the Department of Revenue the discretion to extend the time period in which taxpayers must make tax payments to the state if there is a situation that impairs Oregon taxpayers’ ability to pay their taxes. Exhibit 1. States that it has no revenue impact. Exhibit 2.

 

 

 

026

Debra Buchanan

Testifies in support of SB 221 because it allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to extend the time period in which a taxpayer must pay taxes In appropriate situations. Exhibit 4.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 221

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 221

 

037

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION: MOVES SB 221 TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

040

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED

SENATORS EXCUSED: HANNON, RINGO.

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

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION ON SB 221

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 220

 

054

Martin-Mahar

Explains SB 220 which establishes a definition of resident funeral trust, makes other minor changes to the estate and trust definitions, and directs the Department of Revenue to adopt simplified rules of reporting resident funeral trusts. Exhibit 5. States that there is no revenue impact. Exhibit 6.

 

 

 

065

Buchanan

Testifies in support of SB 220 because it adopts the uniformity proposal of Multistate Tax Commission relating to qualified funeral trusts. Exhibit 8.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 220

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 220

 

084

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION: MOVES SB 220 TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

088

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

SENATORS EXCUSED: HANNON, RINGO

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

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION ON SB 220

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 79

 

095

Paul Warner

Explains SB 79 which establishes Oregon Production Investment Fund and appropriates up to $2,000,000 in lottery funds to the Department of Economic Development to be used for reimbursement to film and television companies. Exhibit 9. States that there is a subsequent referral to the Ways and Means Committee.

 

 

 

128

Veronica Rinard

Testifies in support of SB 79 because it would create hundreds of jobs, bring in revenue for the state, and make Oregon a more competitive state for film and television production. Gives examples of other states and countries that have incentive programs, discusses study done by ECONorthwest on incentive programs, and presents a number of letters from companies supporting the bill. Exhibit 11.

 

 

 

351

Ron Mitchell

Testifies in support of SB 79 because it would create jobs and draw business to Oregon. Gives first-hand experience as a producer to stress the need for an incentive program.

 

TAPE 31, SIDE A

 

008

Sen. Deckert

Asks how Oregon was able to get past projects without these programs.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

034

Rinard

Responds that Oregon began to lose business in 1999 due to the fact that Canada put their incentives in place in 1998.

 

 

 

047

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks what production revenues brought in without an incentive program in the past few years and about Canada’s production revenue.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

083

Charles Carlsen

Testifies in support of SB 79 because it would allow skilled workers to stay and work throughout the state. Exhibit 12.

 

 

 

118

Dona Jennison

Testifies in support of SB 79 because it would create jobs and allow people stay and raise families in Oregon. Exhibit 13. 

 

 

 

179

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks about production of lottery promotions in the state.

 

Discussion follows.

 

 

 

236

Sen. Ringo

Asks if this is a tax expenditure.

 

 

 

239

Sen. Deckert

Responds that it is an allocation.

 

 

 

271

Sen. Metsger

Testifies in support of SB 79 because the spending from the film crews is immediate, provides revenue to the state, and provides free advertising for the state.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 79

                               

382

Sen. Deckert

Informs the witnesses for SB 79 that they will come back to the bill and allow them time to restructure it so that it doesn’t have to go to Ways and Means.

 

OPENS WORK SESSION

 

396

Sen. Starr

MOTION: INTRODUCTION, AS COMMITTEE BILLS, OF LC 2471, LC 2896, and LC 2897.

 

 

 

401

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

SENATORS EXCUSED: HANNON, FERRIOLI

 

 

 

412

Sen. Deckert

Adjourns meeting at 2:10 pm.

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant Reviewed by Kim Taylor James

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      SB 221, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

2.      SB 221, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

3.      SB 221, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Fiscal Impact Statement, 1p.

4.      SB 221, Debra Buchanan, Written Testimony, 1p.

5.      SB 220, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

6.      SB 220, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

7.      SB 220, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Fiscal Impact Statement, 1p.

8.      SB 220, Debra Buchanan, Written Testimony, 1p.

9.      SB 79, Paul Warner, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

10.  SB 79, Paul Warner, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

11.  SB 79, Veronica Rinard, Written Testimony, 26pp.

12.  SB 79, Charles Carlsen, Written Testimony, 1p.

13.  SB 79, Dona Jennison, Written Testimony, 2p.

14.  Sen. Deckert, LC 2471, 4pp.

15.  Sen. Deckert, LC 2896, 9pp.

16.  Sen. Deckert, LC 2897, 17pp.