WORK SESSION

SB 31

PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION

SB 841 A, SJR 2

 

TAPES 194-195 A-B

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

JUNE 16, 2005   2:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                      Rep. 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:                      Randall Edwards, State Treasurer

                                                Sen. Ryan Deckert, Dist. 14

                                                Ron Parker, Oregon Business Plan

                                                Carl Davis, Oregon Business Assn. (OBA)

                                                Lynn Lundquist, Oregon Business Assn.

                                                Rick Bennett, AARP Oregon

                                                Sen. Ben Westlund, Dist. 27

 

                                                   

Staff Present:                          Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Economist

                                                Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant                                            

                                                                                               

                                                                                   

 

TAPE 194, SIDE A

007

Chair Butler

Calls meeting to order at 2:04 p.m.

 

 

 

008

Chair Butler

General comments about the agenda.

 

 

 

020

Chair Butler

Calls AT EASE at 2:06 p.m.

 

 

 

024

Chair Butler

Calls meeting to order at 2:07 p.m.

 

 

 

028

Randall Edwards

Provides informational testimony on SB 841 A regarding the Education Stability Fund. Reads from written testimony (Exhibit 1).  

 

 

 

075

Chair Butler

General comments on Edwards’ testimony.

 

 

 

OPENS PUBLIC HEARING ON SB 841 A AND SJR 2

 

 

 

093

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Discusses the process used by the work group who developed SB 841 A. The bill is the one proposal that could get the bipartisan support needed for it to pass.

149

Paul Warner

Discusses handout: Reserve Fund Bills (Exhibit 2).  

 

 

 

195

Chair Butler

Comments on the starting date of the Reserve Fund and how it affects the legislative budget process. Expresses concern about the legislature overriding the 2% General Fund allocation.

 

 

 

200

Warner

Discusses the mechanics of the Reserve Fund. Explains how the Governor would make his budget projection with the Reserve Fund component. Discussion with Chair Butler.

 

 

 

263

Warner

Discusses the 2% revenue source of the Reserve Fund. Once it goes into the Stability Fund, constitutional requirements would take effect. SJR 2 doesn’t change current law, but it increases the cap from 5% to 10%. Refers to the Revenue Impact Statement (Exhibit 3).

 

 

 

305

Warner

Discusses the Senate policy changes to SB 841 A. Discusses the SB 841 A-6 amendment (Exhibit 4). There would be no requirement to put the 2% aside.

 

 

 

339

Rep. Komp

Asks if the 10% cap is met in 2010, would the legislature and the Governor still have to set aside the 2% revenue source?

 

 

 

352

Warner

Responds that once the cap is met in the Stability Fund, lottery allocations would drop from 18% to 15%. Once the cap is met, the 2% allocation from the General Fund would flow into the School Capital Matching Fund.

 

 

 

385

Ron Parker

Slide presentation: Oregon Stability Fund (Exhibit 5). The intent of the presentation is to discuss the importance of a Stability Fund and how it pertains “to the well-being and success of the state.”

 

 

 

429

Parker

Slide: Why a Stability Fund? (p. 1)

 

 

 

442

Parker

Slide: Public Services are Critical for Business (p. 2)

 

 

 

463

Parker

Slide: Oregon Has a Volatile Tax System (p. 3)

 

 

 

483

Parker

Slide: Oregon Has a Volatile Tax System (p. 3)

 

 

 

TAPE 195, SIDE A

036

Parker

Slide: Oregon Has a Volatile Tax System (p. 4)

 

 

 

040

Parker

Slide: Oregon Has a Volatile Tax System (p. 4)

 

 

 

047

Parker

Slide: There Are Two Broad Solutions (p. 5)

 

 

 

057

Parker

Slide: Most States Have Stability Funds (p. 5)

 

 

 

066

Parker

Slide: Oregon Only Has a Limited Stability Fund (p. 6)

072

Parker

Slide: Oregon Only Has a Limited Stability Fund (p. 6)

 

 

 

078

Parker

Slide: What Proposals Will Business Support? (p. 7)

 

 

 

085

Parker

Slide: Conclusions (p. 7)

 

 

 

092

Chair Butler

General comments about the Stability Fund presentation.

 

 

 

100

Carl Davis

Testifies in support of SB 841 A because the establishment of a rainy day fund is “crucial to the survival and growth of business, and thus, the economy of our state.”

 

 

 

170

Lynn Lundquist

Testifies in support of SB 841 A and reads from written testimony (Exhibit 6).

 

 

 

313

Lundquist

Finishes reading from written testimony and comments that the Revenue Committee should move the bill as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

341

Rep. Hass

Commends Lundquist for coming forward with a bill that does not directly benefit businesses.

 

 

 

370

Chair Butler

General discussion with Lundquist about the bill.  

 

 

 

394

Chair Butler

Asks Warner about a super-majority [3/5 vote] requirement in a statutory bill.

 

 

 

419

Warner

Responds that a future legislature could override a super-majority requirement with a simple majority vote. Discussion with Chair Butler.

 

 

 

TAPE 194, SIDE B

014

Rep. Hass

Asks if super-majority language for this bill could be put into the state Constitution.

 

 

 

019

Warner

Responds that the revenue source stated in SB 841 A takes a 3/5 vote to withdraw once the funds go into the Reserve Fund. However, a simple majority vote could stop the funds from going in to the Reserve Fund, unless the 2% set-aside requirement went into the Constitution.

 

 

 

039

Lundquist

In response to Chair Butler’s concerns about the legislature using the 2% General Fund set-aside for other purposes than K-12 funding, he comments that the “public will not look kindly on that.”

 

 

 

041

Chair Butler

Expresses concern that the 2% set-aside amount would get tied up in an omnibus bill at the end of session instead of going into the Reserve Fund.

 

 

 

062

Rep. Berger

Comments that many advocacy groups would “remind” the legislature of its statutory promise to transfer the 2% General Fund money into the Reserve Fund.

077

Rep. Boquist

Comments that he advocates moving the bill quickly in order to stave off potential lawsuits.

 

 

 

090

Chair Butler

Suggests an amendment to require a super-majority vote to mandate the 2% transfer of General Funds into the Reserve Fund.

 

 

 

110

Warner

Comments on the subsequent referrals for each bill.

 

 

 

115

Rep. Komp

Comments that she wants to make the bill the best it can be and is willing to hold it over for future committee hearings.

 

 

 

122

Rep. Riley

Comments that he would like to adopt the SB 841 A-6 amendment and refer it to the House Budget Committee.

 

 

 

135

Rick Bennett

Testifies in support of SB 841 A. He shares the Chair’s concerns relating to what might happen to the set-aside funds before they go into the Stability Fund.

 

 

 

150

Chair Butler

General comments about working the bill in committee.

 

 

 

CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING FOR SB 841 A AND SJR 2

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 841 A

 

 

 

157

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE SB 841 A-6 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

164

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER.

 

 

 

169

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES SB 841 A AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION WITH SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL TO THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE.

 

 

 

195

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 841 A

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SJR 2  

 

 

 

210

Warner

Gives overview on SJR 2 (Exhibit 10). The resolution increases the cap in the Education Stability Fund from 5% to 10%. Discusses the revenue impact (Exhibit 11).

 

 

 

 

 

 

255

Rep. Berger

Discussion with Warner about the slowing of the lottery revenues over the next few years.

 

 

 

266

Rep. Galizio

Asks why the two bills are being sent to different committees.

 

 

 

267

Chair Butler

Responds that subsequent committee assignments are made by the Speaker’s Office.

 

 

 

278

Warner

Adds that the committee referral for SJR 2 may pertain to the timing of the election for the resolution.

 

 

 

292

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES SJR 2 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO ADOPT RECOMMENDATION WITH A SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE AND FEDERAL AFFAIRS.

 

 

 

300

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

309

Chair Butler

ORDER: THE MOTION HAVING RECEIVED THE REQUIRED MAJORITY IS DECLARED PASSED. VOTE: 7-0-2. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. VOTING NO: GALIZIO, HASS.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SJR 2

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 31

 

 

 

320

Lizbeth Martin-Mahar

Gives overview of SB 31 A-15 amendment (Exhibits 13 and 14). The amendment concerns the residential tax credit for taxpayers who install large solar electric systems. Discusses the revenue impact (Exhibit 15) that begins in 2007.

 

 

 

391

Rep. Hass

Asks if the solar equipment was purchased in 2005 or 2006, would the credit be retroactive?

 

 

 

412

Martin-Mahar

Responds that there is no retroactive component in the amendment.

 

 

 

TAPE 195, SIDE B

004

Sen. Ben Westlund

Testifies in support of the SB 31-15 amendment not only for the energy benefit but also because it will create jobs. Comments on the growth of solar companies in Deschutes County. The SB 31-15 amendment sends the message that Oregon is willing to step up to the plate regarding solar technology incentives. SB 31-15 will help the state stay competitive in an industry that offers living-wage jobs.

 

 

 

050

Chair Butler

General comments on solar power interspersed with other committee members.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 31

 

 

 

090

Chair Butler

Adjourns meeting at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James, Committee Coordinator

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. 1.      SB 841, Testimony, Edwards, 2 pp., 06/16/05
  2. 2.      SB 841, Handout: Reserve Fund Bills, Warner, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  3. 3.      SB 841, Revenue Impact Statement, Warner, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  4. 4.      SB 841, Amendment SB 841 A-6, Leg. Counsel, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  5. 5.      SB 841, Slide Handout: Oregon Stability Fund, Parker, 7 pp., 06/16/05
  6. 6.      SB 841, Testimony, Lundquist, 2 pp., 06/16/05
  7. 7.      SB 841, Staff Measure Summary, Warner, 1 pg., 05/10/05
  8. 8.      SB 841, Fiscal Analysis, Niswender, 2 pp., 04/25/05
  9. 9.      SJR 2, Handout: Reserve Fund Bills, Warner, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  10. 10.  SJR 2, Staff Measure Summary, Warner, 1 pg., 05/05/05
  11. 11.  SJR 2, Revenue Impact Statement, Warner, 1 pg., 05/05/05
  12. 12.  SJR 2, Fiscal Analysis, Sexton, 1 pg., 04/02/05
  13. 13.  SB 31, Amendment SB 31-15, Leg. Counsel, 18 pp., 06/16/05
  14. 14.  SB 31, Staff Measure Summary, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  15. 15.  SB 31, Revenue Impact Statement, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  16. 16.  SB 31, Amendment SB 31-16, Leg. Counsel, 3 pp., 06/16/05
  17. 17.  SB 31, Staff Measure Summary, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/16/05
  18. 18.  SB 31, Revenue Impact Statement, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/16/05

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

JUNE 14, 2005   1:00 PM   STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

 

Members Present:                      Rep. 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

 

 

Staff Present:                          Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                                                Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Economist

                                                Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant                                            

                                                                                               

                                                                                   

 

TAPE 192, SIDE A

002

Chair Butler

Calls meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 996 A

 

 

 

018

Chair Butler

MOTION: REP. BERGER MOVES THAT THE VOTE BY WHICH SB 996 A WAS PREVIOUSLY PASSED TO THE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS AS AMENDED RECOMMENDATION BE RECONSIDERED IN ORDER TO CONSIDER A CONFLICT AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

019

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. EXCUSED: GALIZIO, HASS.

 

 

 

023

Paul Warner

Discusses the conflict amendment SB 996 A-3 (Exhibit 1). It does not change any of the policy decisions made by the House Revenue Committee when the bill was heard on 06/01/05.

 

 

 

032

Chair Butler

MOTION: REP. BOQUIST MOVES TO ADOPT THE SB 996 A-3 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

035

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. EXCUSED: GALIZIO, HASS.

 

 

 

036

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES SENATE BILL 996 A AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

041

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 7-0-2. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. EXCUSED: GALIZIO, HASS.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 996 A

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 480 A

 

 

 

053

Warner

Discusses the changes incorporated in the SB 480 A-12 amendment. (Exhibit 2). The changes include:

  • ·         Clarifying the definition of “listed transactions”
  • ·         Defining reportable transactions
  • ·         Modifications to penalties imposed
  • ·         Modifications to the Voluntary Compliance Initiative (VCI)

 

 

 

092

Chair Butler

Discusses the definition of “listed transaction” with Warner.

 

 

 

100

Warner

Continues summary of changes in the amendment.

 

 

 

124

Rep. Hass

Asks about the intent of the change to the VCI.

 

 

 

125

Warner

Responds that there was confusion between listed and reportable transactions and their respective “look-backs”. Continues summary of changes in the amendment.

 

 

 

155

Rep. Hass

Asks how the California amnesty model affects the bill’s look-back for reportable transactions.

 

 

 

158

Warner

Discusses the California look-back policy.

 

 

 

178

Rep. Komp

Asks if the amount of years for a look-back is critical to the overall benefit of the amnesty program.

 

 

 

186

Warner

Responds that there are trade-offs to the length of look-back. The further you go back, the more burdensome it is on taxpayers for recordkeeping. The SB 480 A-12 amendment shortens the 8 year time period to 6 years.

 

 

 

207

Warner

Comments that the SB 480 A-12 amendment does not affect the revenue impact estimate from the SB 480 A-11 amendment (Exhibit 5 dated 05/31/05)

 

 

 

219

Rep. Galizio

Asks about the proposed Dept. of Revenue Internet site for tax abusers.

 

 

 

230

Rep. Berger

Responds that the Internet proposal was eliminated in the SB 480 A-12 amendment because all of the information is public information and is available already. Expresses concern that The “Wall of Shame” Internet site exposes the state to liability if the information is wrong. There is an easier way to get that information to those concerned.

 

 

 

244

Chair Butler

Additional comments about the proposed website for tax abusers.

 

 

 

257

Rep. Berger

MOTION: TO RESCIND THE SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL TO WAYS AND MEANS AND REQUEST A SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL TO HOUSE BUDGET.

 

 

 

265

Rep. Hass

Asks about the intent of the referral of the bill to the House Budget Committee.

 

 

 

271

Chair Butler

Responds that a discussion about the amount of penalties needs to be addressed in the Budget Committee. Discussion with Rep. Hass.

 

 

 

303

Rep. Boquist

Asks about the fiscal impact.

 

 

 

304

Warner

Responds that the fiscal impact is estimated @ $600,000 because of the elimination of the website. The fiscal impact has been coordinated with the Dept. of Revenue’s budget.

 

 

 

330

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

340

Chair Butler

ORDER: THE MOTION HAVING RECEIVED THE REQUIRED MAJORITY IS DECLARED PASSED. VOTE: 6-3-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, BERGER, BUTLER. VOTING NO: GALIZIO, RILEY, HASS.

 

 

 

347

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE SB 480 A-12 AMENDMENT. 

 

 

 

352

Rep. Berger

Comments on her reason for not supporting the website. Supports the referral to the Budget Committee in order to have another group look at the bill.

 

 

 

368

Rep. Galizio

Comments on the website issue. Acknowledges the additional costs to develop and maintain it and states that negative publicity is a strong motivator.

 

 

 

394

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

403

Chair Butler

ORDER: THE MOTION HAVING RECEIVED THE REQUIRED MAJORITY IS DECLARED PASSED. VOTE: 6-3-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, BERGER, BUTLER. VOTING NO: GALIZIO, RILEY, HASS.

 

 

 

407

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES SB 480 A WITH A DO PASS AS AMENDED RECOMMENDATION, AND THE BILL BE REFERRED TO THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE.

417

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

427

Chair Butler

THE MOTION HAVING RECEIVED THE REQUIRED MAJORITY IS DECLARED PASSED. VOTE 7-2-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. VOTING NO: GALIZIO, HASS.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 480 A

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 896 A

 

 

 

TAPE 193, SIDE A

020

Lizbeth Martin-Mahar

Gives overview of the SB 896 A-4 amendment (Exhibits 3 and 4).  The amendment increases the tax credit to $5000 and establishes a sunset date of 01/01/13.  

 

 

 

035

Chair Butler

Comments that the amendment clarifies the definition of water vessel that is eligible for the tax credit.

 

 

 

047

Martin-Mahar

Adds that the amendment does not have a significant revenue impact (Exhibit 5).

 

 

 

057

Chair Butler

REP. RILEY MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE SB 896 A-4 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

060

Chair Butler

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

 

 

 

063

Martin-Mahar

Gives overview of the SB 896 A-5 amendment (Exhibits 6 and 7). In addition to the components of the SB 896 A-4 amendment, it includes a property tax exemption for newly acquired real or personal property. The company must pay taxes on the first $1 M and is exempt from taxes above that amount. The amendment establishes a sunset date.

 

 

 

086

Chair Butler

Clarifies the property tax component in the amendment. Discussion with Martin-Mahar.

 

 

 

100

Rep. Riley

Clarifies the definition of newly acquired or newly constructed property eligible for exemption.

 

 

 

108

Rep. Olson

Asks why the exemption is not facilitated by a local agency instead of a state agency.

 

 

 

128

Rep. Berger

Expresses similar concerns to Rep. Olson’s about the property tax exemption.

 

 

 

 

147

Rep. Esquivel

Expresses concern about the two sunset clauses. In response to Rep. Olson and Rep. Berger, this bill is not designed for local control.

 

 

 

160

Chair Butler

General comments about the revenue impact of increased assessed valuation of property.

 

 

 

179

Rep. Boquist

Asks about the revenue impact statement (Exhibit 8) for the SB 896 A-5 amendment.

 

 

 

182

Martin-Mahar

Explains the property tax component. Discussion with Rep. Boquist and Rep. Berger.

 

 

 

300

Chair Butler

Comments on assessed value on vacant buildings.

 

 

 

370

Rep. Berger

Expresses concern about the property tax component and its effect on small communities.

 

 

 

390

Chair Butler

General comments about the SB 896 A-4 amendment.

 

 

 

421

Rep. Boquist

MOTION: MOVES SB 896 AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

434

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. THE MOTION PASSES 9-0-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR SENATE BILL 896 A

 

 

 

OPENS WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3481 A

 

 

 

TAPE 192, SIDE B

025

Martin-Mahar

Gives overview of HB 3481 A-6 amendment (Exhibit 9). The changes:

  • ·         Clarifies definition of new property
  • ·         Clarifies definition of farm storage facilities
  • ·         Biofuel facilities will conform to Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) standards
  • ·         New definition of “agricultural producer”
  • ·         Decrease of tax credit for biomass production

 

 

 

093

Rep. Hass

Discussion with Martin-Mahar on the tax credit reduction pertaining to research and development.

 

 

 

108

Martin-Mahar

Comments that bill’s property tax exemption is designed to be used after the enterprise zone exemption is depleted. The company would need to get consent from the local government. 

 

 

 

141

Chair Butler

Asks about the wood chipper issue.

146

Martin-Mahar

Responds that Legislative Counsel advised that because of the relating clause in the bill regarding expansion of environmental improvements, the deletion of wood chippers from the bill cannot be done.

 

 

 

150

Rep. Berger

Asks about the definition of biomass.

 

 

 

155

Martin-Mahar

Responds that the definition is on pages 34 and 38 of the amendment.

 

 

 

174

Martin-Mahar

Discusses the revenue impact statement (Exhibit 10) pertaining to the property tax exemption for biofuel production or fuel additive production facilities.

 

 

 

281

Rep. Hass

Comments on the pollution control credits currently being claimed. Discussion with Martin-Mahar.

 

 

 

300

Chair Butler

Comments on growth and expansion of the biofuel industry and the revenue impacts. General comments on the amendment.

 

 

 

357

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES THE ADOPTION OF THE HB 3481 A-6 AMENDMENT.

 

 

 

373

Chair Butler

ORDER: THERE BEING NO OBJECTION, THE CHAIR SO ORDERS. MOTION PASSES 9-0-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, GALIZIO, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, HASS, BUTLER.

 

 

 

376

Rep. Berger

MOTION: MOVES HB 3481 A AS AMENDED TO THE HOUSE FLOOR WITH A DO-PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

 

383

Rep. Hass

Discusses legislation in 2001 regarding the extension of the pollution control credit. To extend a credit that is not used by 70% of the industry “seems like the wrong way to go.”  Expresses concern that the biodiesel component of this bill will “die” in the Senate. Would like to see an amendment that would allow the pollution control tax credit to expire but would keep the biodiesel incentives.

 

 

 

TAPE 193, SIDE B

014

Rep. Galizio

Comments that he likes the original bill with the biodiesel component, but he does not support the extension of pollution control credit.

 

 

 

020

Chair Butler

General comments about previous testimony on the bill. Expresses concern about the stricter DEQ standards used in Oregon instead of the Environmental Protection Agency standards used by other states.

 

030

Rep. Olson

Concurs with Rep. Hass’ comments and hopes for the best when the bill is heard in the Senate.

 

 

 

 

037

Rep. Riley

Comments that “he would much rather have actual clean air than a clean air act.”

 

 

 

041

Rep. Boquist

Concurs with Rep. Olson’s comments. Comments that the most important focus of the bill is the biofuel component.

 

 

 

053

Chair Butler

Asks for roll-call vote.

 

 

 

059

Chair Butler

ORDER: THE MOTION HAVING RECEIVED THE REQUIRED MAJORITY IS DECLARED PASSED. MOTION PASSES 7-2-0. VOTING AYE: BOQUIST, ESQUIVEL, KOMP, OLSON, RILEY, BERGER, BUTLER. VOTING NO: GALIZIO, HASS. REP. HASS SERVES NOTICE OF A POSSIBLE MINORITY REPORT.

 

 

 

CLOSES WORK SESSION FOR HOUSE BILL 3481 A

 

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Chair Butler

Adjourns meeting at 2:34 p.m.

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

Kristi Bowman, Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James, Committee Coordinator

 

Exhibit Summary:

  • 1.      SB 996, Amendment SB 996 A-3, Leg. Counsel, 5 pp., 06/07/05
  • 2.      SB 480, Amendment SB 480 A-12, Leg. Counsel, 34 pp., 06/14/05
  • 3.      SB 896, Amendment SB 896 A-4, Leg. Counsel, 1 pg., 06/06/05
  • 4.      SB 896, Staff Measure Summary, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/13/05
  • 5.      SB 896, Revenue Impact Statement, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/13/05
  • 6.      SB 896, Amendment SB 896 A-5, Leg. Counsel, 2 pp., 06/07/05
  • 7.      SB 896, Staff Measure Summary, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/13/05
  • 8.      SB 896, Revenue Impact Statement, Martin-Mahar, 1 pg., 06/14/05
  • 9.      HB 3481, Amendment HB 3481 A-6, Leg. Counsel, 47 pp., 06/14/05
  • 10.  HB 3481, Revenue Impact Statement, Martin-Mahar, 3 pp., 06/14/05