WORK SESSION

HB 2449, 3441, 2868, 2199, 2340, 2125

 

TAPES 115-116 A-B

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

APRIL 14, 2005   1:15 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                      Tom Butler, Chair

                                                Rep. Vicki Berger, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Mark Hass, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Brian Boquist

                                                Rep. Sal Esquivel

                                                Rep. Larry Galizio

                                                Rep. Betty Komp

                                                Rep. Andy Olson

                                                Rep. Chuck Riley

                       

Witnesses Present:                      Christina McNitt, Small Woodlands Assn.

                                                Genoa Ingram, Oregon Fire District Directors Assn.

 

Staff Present:                          Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Economist

                                                Mary Ayala, Economist

                                                Mazen Malik, Economist

                                                Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

                                               

 

TAPE 115, SIDE A

003

Chair Butler

Calls meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2449

 

 

 

011

Paul Warner

Discusses the spousal issue in the bill relating to child support. Refers to HB 2449-2 amendment (Exhibit 1) developed by the Dept. of Revenue.

 

 

 

020

Chair Butler

Reviews amendment language.

 

 

 

030

Rep. Boquist

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE HB 2449-2 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

032

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0.

 

 

 

033

Rep. Komp

MOTION: MOVES HB 2449 AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

037

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2449

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3441

 

 

 

042

Chair Butler

Gives summary of HB 3441. The bill allows the electors of certain municipal corporations to serve on the budget committee if authorized by resolution of the governing body.

 

 

 

048

Mary Ayala

Discusses HB 3441-1 amendment which removes the proposed increase from $400, 000 to $200,000.

 

 

 

052

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE HB 3441-1 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

054

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0.

 

 

 

058

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES HB 3441 AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

060

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3441

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2868

 

 

 

068

Chair Butler

Gives summary of HB 2868. The bill modifies the dates by which an application for continuing qualification of forestland for small tract forestland assessment must be filed following the sale or transfer of the forestland.

 

 

 

076

Ayala

Discusses proposed amendment HB 2868-1 (not available for the committee). Comments that the amendment requested was submitted to Legislative Counsel by the Small Woodlands Assn.

 

 

 

099

Christina McNitt

Comments that a last-minute issue came up about some language in the proposed amendment and requests additional time for all parties to work on the amendment.

 

 

 

111

Rep. Hass

Asks if this bill requires a 3/5 vote.

 

 

 

112

Chair Butler

Responds that he is not aware of that requirement for this bill.

 

 

 

114

McNitt

Adds that this bill does not raise revenue, but changes an existing tax program and implementation times within that program.

 

 

 

115

Rep. Hass

Comments that there is a positive revenue impact noted on the impact statement (Exhibit 6) and asks for clarification.

 

 

 

118

Ayala

The impact would be the fee, and the amounts would be small based on information received from property appraisers.

 

 

 

125

Chair Butler

Discussion with McNitt regarding the revenue impact of the fees.

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2868

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2199 

 

 

 

140

Ayala

Gives overview of HB 2199 (Exhibit 7). This bill moves the oversight of the vertical housing program from the Economic & Community Development Dept. to the Oregon Housing & Community Service Dept. Submits revenue impact statement (Exhibit 8).

 

 

 

158

Chair Butler

Refers to HB 2199-A2 amendment (Exhibit 9).

 

 

 

168

Rep. Riley

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE HB 2199-A2 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

174

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 8-0-1. VOTING AYE: HASS, BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BUTLER. EXCUSED: BERGER

 

 

 

179

Rep. Riley

MOTION: MOVES HB 2199-A AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

185

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 8-0-1. VOTING AYE: HASS, BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BUTLER. EXCUSED: BERGER (See Page 5 of this tape log: FINAL VOTE: 9-0-0. BERGER VOTES AYE).

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2199

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2340

 

 

 

196

Ayala

Gives overview of HB 2340 (Exhibit 10). The bill allows a rural fire protection district board to adopt an ordinance that creates fee for services. According to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 198.600, there is a maximum penalty of $250, imprisonment or both if fees are not paid.

 

 

 

211

Chair Butler

Asks for clarification of the penalty fees.

 

 

 

228

Chair Butler

Directs the Committee to stand at ease at 1:31 p.m.

 

262

Chair Butler

Calls meeting back to order at 1:34 p.m. Committee reviewed ORS 198.600 which does state that it is a unclassified misdemeanor for unpaid fines. This statute is standard policy for special districts.

 

 

 

272

Rep. Olson

Comments that the misdemeanor is a Class A misdemeanor.

 

 

 

282

Ayala

Adds additional information regarding the fees that the fire districts hope to recoup.

312

Chair Butler

Comments about revenue impact of fees (Exhibit 11).

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2340

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2125

 

 

 

352

Mazen Malik

Gives overview of HB 2125 which provides for the tribal entities to pay the same taxes for unemployment insurance as do local governments.

 

 

 

372

Chair Butler

MOTION: MOVES HB 2125 TO THE HOUSE WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION. Asks for any discussion.

 

 

 

374

Rep. Boquist

Asks if the tribal entities testified on this bill.

 

 

 

375

Chair Butler

Responds that Pat Delaval testified on behalf of the tribal entities, and Tamara Brickman testified on behalf of the Dept. of Employment. Delaval testified that the 28 tribal entities would like to be treated as governmental entities regarding the payment of unemployment insurance.

 

 

 

389

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. VOTING AYE: HASS, BOQUIST, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BUTLER. EXCUSED: BERGER, ESQUIVEL. (See Page 6 of this tape log: FINAL VOTE 9-0-0. BERGER AND ESQUIVEL VOTE AYE).

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2125

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2340

 

 

 

413

Genoa Ingram

Informational testimony about the standard statute language regarding fines and/or imprisonment as stated in ORS 198.600. Discusses the fees that would be charged if HB 2340 is passed: EMT calls, ambulance calls, and second and third fire inspections. Discusses full-costing vs. incremental costing for recovery. Rural districts want the ability to recover their full costs for providing specific services.

 

 

 

 

474

Rep. Komp

Discussion with Ingram regarding service fees assessed against non-residents.

 

 

 

492

Ingram

Uses Adair Village as an example of a fire district that is funded only by property taxes. However, because of its proximity to Hwy. 99W, the Adair fire district provides several emergency service calls to non-residents.  The district would like to be able to charge fees to people outside their fire district. 

 

 

 

 

TAPE 116, SIDE A

010

Ingram

Adds that municipal districts already have this authority, and rural districts are asking for the same authority.

 

 

 

026

Rep. Riley

Asks about adding a possible amendment to clarify what the fire districts actually want—the bill isn’t specific about the fees to be charged.

 

 

 

048

Ingram

Responds that the purpose of the bill is to put all the rural fire districts on the same footing as metropolitan fire districts. Adds that other special districts (not rural fire districts) are charging fees as authorized by previous legislation. Additional discussion with Rep. Riley.

 

 

 

079

Chair Butler

Comments that information pertaining to costs involved with services provided by rural fire districts was to be provided to the committee.

 

 

 

083

Rep. Boquist

Responds to Rep. Komp’s previous comments about ambulance service. Discusses the rural fire districts in his district.

 

 

 

133

Rep. Olson

Discusses the rural fire district in the Crabtree area.

 

 

 

146

Rep. Boquist

Comments that rural districts receive a “Good Samaritan” payment of $1 for emergency services provided to non-residents.

 

 

 

050

Chair Butler

Asks Rep. Riley and Rep. Komp to work with Ingram on HB 2340.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 2340

 

 

 

CHAIR SUSPENDS RULES TO RECONSIDER PREVIOUS VOTES

 

 

 

170

Chair Butler

THE CHAIR REQUESTS THAT THE RULES BE SUSPENDED TO ALLOW REP. BERGER TO VOTE ON HB 2199-A.

 

 

 

171

Chair Butler

THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

 

 

 

173

Rep. Berger

VOTES AYE ON HB 2199-A.

 

 

 

178

Chair Butler

THE CHAIR REQUESTS THAT THE RULES BE SUSPENDED TO ALLOW REP. BERGER AND REP. ESQUIVEL TO VOTE ON HB 2125.

 

179

Chair Butler

THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED

 

 

 

180

Rep. Berger

VOTES AYE ON HB 2125.

 

 

 

181

Rep. Esquivel

VOTES AYE ON HB 2125.

 

 

 

CLOSES RULES SUSPENSION TO RECONSIDER PREVIOUS VOTES

 

 

 

192

Chair Butler

Adjourns meeting at 1:59 p.m.

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James, Committee Coordinator

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. 1.      HB 2449, Amendment HB 2499-2, Legislative Counsel, 1 pg., 04/14/05
  2. 2.      HB 2449, Staff Measure Summary, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 04/14/05
  3. 3.      HB 3441, Amendment HB 3441-1, Legislative Counsel, 1 pg., 04/04/05
  4. 4.      HB 3441, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/13/05
  5. 5.      HB 2868, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/14/05
  6. 6.      HB 2868, Revenue Impact Statement, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/14/05
  7. 7.      HB 2199, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/13/05
  8. 8.      HB 2199, Revenue Impact Statement, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/13/05
  9. 9.      HB 2199, Amendment HB 2199-A2, Legislative Counsel, 1 pg., 04/14/05
  10. 10.  HB 2340, Staff Measure Summary, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/12/05
  11. 11.  HB 2340, Revenue Impact Statement, Ayala, 1 pg., 04/12/05