INFORMATIONAL MEETING-HWY COST ALLOCATION STUDY

BILL INTRODUCTION

 

TAPE 66 A

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

MARCH 4, 2005   1:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                      Rep. Vicki Berger, Acting Chair                                                   

                                                Rep. Larry Galizio

                                                Rep. Betty Komp

                                                Rep. Andy Olson

                                                Rep. Chuck Riley                

 

Members Excused:                     Rep. Tom Butler

                                                Rep. Mark Hass

                                                Rep. Brian Boquist

                                                Rep. Sal Esquivel

           

Witnesses Present:                      Tom Potiowsky, State Economist, Office of Economic Analysis

                                                Carl Batten, ECONorthwest

 

Staff Present:                          Mazen Malik, Economist

                                                Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

                                               

 

TAPE 66, SIDE A

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Acting Chair Berger

Calls meeting to order at 1:35 p.m.

 

 

 

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Mazen Malik

Introduces presentation on Highway Cost Allocation Study (HCAS).

 

 

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING – HIGHWAY COST ALLOCATION

 

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Tom Potiowsky

Begins slide presentation (Exhibit 1). Slide: History of HCAS

 

 

 

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Potiowsky

Slide: Members of the Study Review Team

 

 

 

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Potiowsky

Slide: Study Review Team Purposes

 

 

 

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Carl Batten

Slide: What is Highway Cost Allocation?

 

 

 

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Batten

Slide: How Oregon Does HCAS (2 slides)

 

 

 

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Batten

Slide: Allocation of Bonded Expenditures - graph

 

 

 

110

Batten

Slide: How Oregon Does HCAS (2 slides)

 

 

 

140

Batten

Slide: Current Issues

 

 

 

180

Batten

Slide: Results of 2005 Study (3 slides)

 

 

 

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Batten

Slide: Results of 2005 Study

240

Batten

Slide: Recommendations

 

 

 

265

Rep. Olson

Asks how are annual miles determined.

 

 

 

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Batten

ODOT calculates revenue miles in their forecast reports. Batten describes the methods used by ODOT to calculate mileage on light (under 8,000 pounds) and heavy vehicles (over 8,000 pounds).

 

 

 

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Rep. Olson

Asks why the 8,000 pound number is used.

 

 

 

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Batten

Responds that the distinction is between cars and trucks. That number has been used for many years in various revenue studies and reports.

 

 

 

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Rep. Olson

Asks about vehicles who overpay. Do they receive any type of adjustment?

 

 

 

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Batten

Responds that “what they owe exceeds the costs they impose.“

 

 

 

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Acting Chair Berger

Discusses with Malik about adjusting Table B concerning the heaviest vehicles.

 

 

 

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Mazen Malik

Responds that the Constitution requires the legislature needs to review the heavy and light allocations and see if they are proportionate.  The study says that this split is all right and there is no need for a change. There is no constitutional responsibility to refine adjustments within the class of heaviest  vehicles.

 

 

 

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Rep. Galizio

Asks how the allocation compares to previous studies.

 

 

 

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Malik

Responds that this information can be found on page 6-5, Exhibit

6-2 of the HCAS booklet (Exhibit 2).

 

 

 

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Rep. Riley

Clarifies that the legislature could reallocate amounts within the heavy category, but it is not required by the state constitution. The constitutional requirement is to have the study done every two years.

 

 

 

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Acting Chair Berger

Adjourns meeting at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James, Committee Coordinator

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. 1.      Slide Presentation: Highway Cost Allocation Study, Batten, 5 pp., 03/04/05
  2. 2.      Report: Highway Cost Allocation Study 2005-2007 Biennium, ECONorthwest, 65 pp., 03/04/05