WORK SESSION

HB 2257, 2868, 3232, 3233

PUBLIC HEARING

HB 2199

 

TAPES 103-A,104 A

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

APRIL 7, 2005   1:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                      Tom Butler, Chair

                                                Rep. Vicki Berger, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Mark Hass, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Sal Esquivel

                                                Rep. Larry Galizio

                                                Rep. Betty Komp

                                                Rep. Chuck Riley

 

Member Excused:                     Rep. Brian Boquist

                                                Rep. Andy Olson

 

                       

Witnesses Present:                      John Fletcher, Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS)

                                                John Wahgren, Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS)

                                                Mike Swanson, City Manager, Milwaukie OR

                                                Gil Riddell, Assn. of Oregon Counties (AOC)

                                                David Barenberg, League of Oregon Cities (LOC)

 

 

Staff Present:                          Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Economist

                                                Mary Ayala, Economist

                                                Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

                                               

 

TAPE 103, SIDE A

002

Chair Butler

Opens meeting at 1:05 p.m.

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3232

 

 

 

005

Chair Butler

Gives summary of HB 3232 heard in the House Revenue Committee meeting on 04/06/05 (Exhibit 3).

 

 

 

020

Martin-Mahar

Reviews HB 3232 which extends annual cap on research and development to $1M beginning tax year 2008 and allowing research and development expenses to conform to current law. Comments that 6 to 12 corporations will be eligible for these tax credits.

 

 

 

040

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES HB 3232 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

051

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

 

 

057

Chair Butler

MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. ANSWERING AYE: ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER. EXCUSED: BOQUIST, OLSON.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3232

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2257

 

 

 

067

Mary Ayala

Gives summary of HB 2257 which corrects statutory references to other statutes authorizing bond issuance amounts (Exhibit 1). There is no revenue impact.

 

 

 

093

Rep. Hass

MOTION: MOVES HB 2257 TO THE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION AND BE PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

 

112

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

116

Chair Butler

MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. ANSWERING AYE: ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER. EXCUSED: BOQUIST, OLSON.

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2868

 

 

 

119

Chair Butler

Comments that there will be amendments for this bill. The work session will be carried over to a future date.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2868

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3233

 

 

 

124

Chair Butler

Comments that the bill is still under consideration.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3233

 

 

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING FOR HOUSE BILL 2199-A

 

130

Ayala

Gives overview of HB 2199-A (Exhibit 2) which moves oversight of vertical housing development to the Housing and Community Services Dept. It also broadens the definition of “vertical housing development project” to include residential and nonresidential uses.

 

 

 

167

Rep. Hass

Comments about original legislation in 1999 that was trying to curb urban sprawl by encouraging developments to go up instead of out. Adds that it isn’t used very much presently, and the change to non-residential uses may increase the applications.

 

 

 

173

Rep. Riley

Comments that there is another change to current law with HB 2199-A. In previous law the entire development had to be multiple-story

 

buildings, but in HB 2199-A the change is that only one of the buildings must be multiple-story.

 

 

 

185

John Fletcher

Submits written testimony (Exhibit 4) in support of HB 2199-A. Discusses current law and proposed changes in HB 2199-A. This exemption has been in effect since 1999, but there have not been many applicants. Technical changes are proposed in HB 2199-A that would help more projects qualify for the exemption, and these changes are discussed in his testimony. Adds that a sunset date would be supported by OHCS in order to review the progress of the program.

 

 

 

288

John Wahgren

Entered his name and position with OHCS into the record but did not testify.

 

 

 

301

Mike Swanson

Testifies in support of HB 2199-A and reads verbatim from written testimony (Exhibit 5). Refers to handout materials submitted with written testimony.

 

 

 

449

Acting Chair Berger

Asks if this is the first project under this program.

 

 

 

451

Swanson

Responds that this is the first project for Milwaukie, and they are ready to proceed as soon as the transition to OHCS occurs.

 

 

 

TAPE 104, SIDE A

029

Ayala

Refers to the revenue impact statement (Exhibit 3). Adds that three projects will qualify under the mixed-use proposal.

 

 

 

035

Gil Riddell

Testifies in support of HB 2199-A on behalf of county assessors. The assessors are concerned about the additional administrative burdens of the program, and request a 10 year sunset as a legislative review.

 

 

 

043

David Barenberg

Testifies in support of HB 2199-A. Agrees with county assessors about putting a 10 year sunset on the bill. Comments that having different tools such as multi-use development for cities to use in development will help revitalize downtown areas.

 

 

 

056

Rep. Hass

Comments that it is totally reasonable to put a 10-year sunset in the bill and suggests an amendment.

 

 

 

068

Acting Chair Berger

Comments about her experience with downtown revitalization in Salem.

 

 

 

CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING FOR HOUSE BILL 2199-A

 

 

 

083

Acting Chair Berger

Adjourns meeting at 1:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James, Committee Coordinator

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. 1.      HB 2257, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/04/05
  2. 2.      HB 2199-A, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/06/05
  3. 3.      HB 2199-A, Revenue Impact Statement, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/06/05
  4. 4.      HB 2199-A, Testimony, Fletcher, 2 pp., 04/07/05
  5. 5.      HB 2199-A, Testimony and Handouts, 12 pp., 04/07/05