PUBLIC HEARING: PUBLIC COMMENT ON IDEAS ON REVENUE OPTIONS TO BALANCE THE 2001-03 BUDGET

 

TAPES 43, A

 

SENATE REVENUE COMMITTEE

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 25, 2003†† 3:00 PM†† STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Ryan Deckert, Chair

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Tony Corcoran

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Charlie Ringo

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Bruce Starr

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Phil Barnhart

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Vicki Berger

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Mark Hass

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Elaine Hopson

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Members Excused:††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Lane Shetterly, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Joanne Verger, Vice-Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Wayne Scott, Vice-Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Pat Farr

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Representative Max Williams

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Senator Lenn Hannon†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Witnesses Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Marcia Kelley, Womenís Rights Coalition

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Dolores Hubert, Governorís Commission on Senior Services

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Charlie Walker, Cultural Trust Board

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Mike Lindberg, Cultural Advocacy Coalition

 

Staff Present:††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

TAPE 43, SIDE A

 

004

Chair Deckert

Calls meeting to order at 3:04pm

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON IDEAS ON REVENUE OPTIONS TO BALANCE THE 2001-03 BUDGET

 

025

Marcia Kelley

Testifies in support of restoring the collection positions in the Department of Revenue, slowing down refunds, disconnecting from the Federal tax code, and eliminating tax credits.

 

 

 

062

Dolores Hubert

Testifies in support of HB 5075, eliminating tax credits, raising vehicle registration fees, and raising the taxes on beer and wine.

 

 

 

095

Charlie Walker

Discusses the cultural trust. Testifies in support of the state taking some of the proceeds from the sale of the Boardman property from the Cultural Trust but hopes the Legislature wonít eliminate it.

 

 

 

164

Mike Lindberg

Recommends further 50% reduction in Boardman funds, moratorium on the receipt of revenues from future surplus land sales, and proportionate cuts in the program budgets in these agencies. Discusses his hopes of maintaining the basic infrastructure of the cultural trust.

 

 

 

218

Sen. Ringo

Comments that the legislators support the arts but are having to choose between that and people dying.

 

 

 

240

Walker

Responds that he just hopes there is some infrastructure still standing after the budget crisis is over and gives example of Linfield College.

 

 

 

260

Rep. Hopson

Asks how much has been received in donations at this point.

 

 

 

276

Walker

Responds $1,670,000.

 

 

 

282

Rep. Barnhart

Asks how many donations that is.

 

 

 

283

Walker

Responds slightly over 5,400.

 

 

 

288

Sen. Deckert

Adjourns meeting at 2:25pm.

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant Reviewed by Kim Taylor James

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      Marcia Kelley, Written Testimony, 1p.

2.      Dolores Hubert, Written Testimony, 1p.