WORK SESSION: SB 747, SB 819, SB 362

 

PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION: HB 2489A, HB 2650B

 

TAPES 99-100, A-B

 

SENATE REVENUE COMMITTEE

April 21, 2003†† 1:00 PM†† STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Witnesses Present:††††††††††† ††††††††††† Charles Stern, Oregon Association of County Clerks††† †††††††††††

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Steve Meyer, Legislative Revenue Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Legislative Revenue Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Mazen Malik, Legislative Revenue Office

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

 

TAPE 99, SIDE A

 

004

Chair Deckert

Calls meeting to order at 1:14pm.

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 819

 

016

Steve Meyer

Explains the -1, -2, -3, and -4 amendments.

 

 

 

043

Sen. Corcoran

MOTION: MOVES TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE BY WHICH SB 819-1 AMENDMENTS WERE ADOPTED.

 

 

 

048

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 5-0-1.

SENATORS ANSWERING AYE: CORCORAN, RINGO, STARR, FERRIOLI, DECKERT. SENATOR EXCUSED: HANNON.

 

 

 

050

Sen. Corcoran

MOTION: MOVES SB 819-2 AMENDMENTS DATED BE ADOPTED.

 

 

 

055

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION, MOTION PASSES: 5-0-1. SENATOR EXCUSED: HANNON.

 

 

 

060

Sen. Corcoran

MOTION: MOVES SB 819 TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS AS AMENDED RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

064

Sen. Ferrioli

States that he supports SB 819, but expresses concern that it is going to the floor while SB 747 is going to Ways and Means. Discusses federal timber dollars and refers members to letter from Congress regarding federal timber funds. Exhibit 1.

 

 

 

093

Sen. Corcoran

States that he supports leaving the school funding formula alone even if it meant putting the federal timber money back into the fund in the same proportion.

 

 

 

101

Sen. Ringo

Objects to the notion that SB 819 is related to SB 747 because SB 747 is taking federal money and not providing a local option.

 

 

 

115

Sen. Starr

States that he doesnít see any similarity between SB 819 and SB 747 because one provides a local community option to raise taxes, while the other would take money out of many local school districts.

 

 

 

126

Sen. Ferrioli

Agrees that there is no direct connection and that is why he is supporting SB 819. Discusses why SB 747 deserves support and suggests that obtaining federal funds was a local initiative similar to a local option.

 

 

 

154

Sen. Hannon

States that he wishes people wanting a local option would aggressively be trying to repeal measure 5. Asserts that the committee has turned the school funding issue into a rural vs. urban problem when they should be looking at the state as a whole.

 

 

 

205

Sen. Deckert

Responds that ultimately he hopes the committee will come to a grand solution on the education funding problem that is statewide and comprehensive.

 

 

 

225

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 6-0-0.

SENATORS ANSWERING AYE: CORCORAN, HANNON, RINGO, STARR, FERRIOLI, DECKERT.

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

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 747

 

230

Meyer

Explains SB 747, which would take the increase in federal timber funds since 2000-2001 and distribute it outside the formula to local districts.

 

 

 

245

Sen. Ferrioli

Compares SB 747 to an income tax in metropolitan areas.

 

 

 

262

Sen. Starr

States that the difference between SB 747 and the income tax in Multnomah County is that Multnomah County is not taking money away from other districts.Asserts that the legislature should be asking the question whether all money raised outside the funding formula should be put in the pot.

 

 

 

300

Sen. Ferrioli

Points out that rural communities defeated Measure 5 and states that they need to be looking more broadly at the formula issue which is why SB 747 should be sent to Ways and Means.

 

 

 

333

Sen. Deckert

States that he is going to vote no on SB 747 because of the content of the bill and that he hopes to find a statewide solution.

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION ON SB 747

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON SB 362

 

380

Sen. Deckert

Refers members to two letters from venture capitalists in Oregon that would qualify for the tax credit established in SB 362, stating that they will not seek the incentives.

 

 

 

400

Sen. Starr

MOTION: MOVES SB 362 TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS AS AMENDED RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

410

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 4-2-0.

SENATORS ANSWERING AYE: RINGO, STARR, FERRIOLI, DECKERT.

SENATORS ANSWERING NO: CORCORAN, HANNON.

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

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2650

TAPE 100, SIDE A

 

020

Meyer

Explains HB 2650 which corrects mistakes made in the special sessions in making appropriations to the State School Fund.

 

 

 

058

Sen. Ringo

Asks what would happen if they didnít pass this bill.

 

 

 

063

Meyer

Responds that the state school fund would be out of balance.

 

Discussion follows.

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2650

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON HB 2650

 

110

Sen. Ringo

MOTION: MOVES HB 2650B TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

120

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: ROLL CALL VOTE: MOTION PASSES: 4-0-2.

SENATORS ANSWERING AYE: RINGO, STARR, FERRIOLI, DECKERT. SENATORS EXCUSED: CORCORAN, HANNON.

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

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2489

 

130

Mazen Malik

Explains HB 2489 which modifies where notice of action by board of property tax appeals may be sent and includes the person holding a general power of attorney among people who may sign petitions and appear before board.

 

 

 

150

Charles Stern

Testifies in support of HB 2489 because it cleans up some language that has been a problem in the past.

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2489

 

OPENS WORK SESSION ON HB 2489

 

171

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION: MOVES HB 2489A TO THE SENATE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

180

Sen. Deckert

ORDER: HEARING NO OBJECTION: MOTION PASSES: 4-0-2.

SENATORS EXCUSED: HANNON, RINGO.

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

 

189

Sen. Deckert

Adjourns meeting at 1:55pm.

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by,

 

 

 

Tara Lantz, Committee Assistant

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

1.      SB 747, Sen. Ferrioli, Letter from Congress, 2pp.

2.      SB 362, Gerry Langeler, Letter, 1p.

3.      SB 362, Dave Chen, Letter, 1p.

4.      HB 2650B, Steve Meyer, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

5.      HB 2650B, Steve Meyer, Revenue Impact Statement, 1p.

6.      HB 2650B, Steve Meyer, Budget Report and Measure Summary, 2pp.

7.      HB 2489A, Mazen Malik, Staff Measure Summary, 1p.

8.      HB 2489A, Charles Stern, Written Testimony, 1p.