PUBLIC HEARING: SB 788, SB 810, SB 811

 

TAPES 64, A

 

SENATE REVENUE COMMITTEE

March 17, 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                                        

 

Witnesses Present:                        Shawn Cleave, Senate Republican Office

                                                Ross McKeen, Oregon Cultural Trust

                                                Kristina McNitt, Cultural Advocacy Coalition

 

Staff Present:                            Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Steve Meyer, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Office

                                                Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 64, SIDE A

 

003

Chair Deckert

Calls meeting to order at 1:06pm

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 788, SB 810, SB 811

 

015

Shawn Cleave

Introduces SB 788, SB 810, and SB 811 on behalf of Senator Bev Clarno, explaining the reasoning behind the bills, and expresses support for all three bills. Exhibit 1. Refers members to proposed amendments for SB 788. Exhibit 2.

 

 

 

061

Sen. Ringo

Asks for further explanation of SB 810 and expresses his opinion that if the Secretary of State sees a good reason to give a grant he should have that ability.

 

 

 

069

Cleave

Responds that the three bills were set out as a discussion point and that they split it into three bills to give the committee members more options. Agrees with Sen. Ringo’s opinion.

 

 

 

079

Ross McKeen

Discusses background and accomplishments of the Cultural Trust.

 

 

 

148

McKeen

Testifies against SB 788 because with the previous loss of the Boardman property the Cultural Trust has no other funding options and doesn’t believe that transferring the proceeds from the sale of state property would benefit the common school fund for another 5 to 10 years.

 

 

 

174

McKeen

Testifies against SB 810 because it uses funds in a way that goes against the intents of the donors.

 

 

 

192

McKeen

Testifies against SB 811 because it would force the Cultural Trust to close and subsequently have to start from the bottom in a few years when their funding is restored. Discusses the benefits of culture for the economy.

 

 

 

215

Sen. Deckert

Asks if McKeen would give the committee members a description of the trust and its background as well as success stories from around the state.

 

 

 

220

McKeen

Responds affirmatively.

 

 

 

230

Kristina McNitt

Asks to sit down and talk with the members about the 30 bills affecting the Cultural Trust to work toward a long-term solution. Discusses the funding of the Cultural Trust and what happened to that funding since special session six.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 788, SB 810, SB 811

 

318

Sen. Deckert

Adjourns meeting at 1:27pm.

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant Reviewed by Kim Taylor James

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      SB 788, SB 811, and SB 810, Shawn Cleave, Written Testimony from Senator Clarno, 1p.

2.      SB 788, Shawn Cleave, Proposed LC-1 Amendments, 1p.

3.      SB 811, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

4.      SB 811, Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

5.      SB 810, Paul Warner, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.