CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 3481-D

 

 

July 29, 2005 Hearing Room C

9:00 A.M.             Tape 1

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Gordon Anderson, Chair

Rep. Brian Boquist

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Rep. Mike Schaufler

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  John Houser, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

VISITING MEMBER:                 Rep. Chuck Burley

                                               

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                HB 3481-D – Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 1, A

003

Chair Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 9:16 a.m. Opens a work session on            HB 3481-D.

HB 3481-D – WORK SESSION

006

John Houser

Committee Administrator. Explains the provisions of the B-engrossed version of HB 3481.

062

Sen. Westlund

Asks if the pollution control tax credits (PCTC) would be available only after a project is completed or while construction is taking place.

072

Houser

Answers that they are available upon completion of the project.

090

Sen. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves HB 3481-D to the floor with the recommendation that the Senate RECEDE from Senate amendments dated 7/12/05 and Senate amendments dated 7/19/05 and REPASS the Measure.

095

Sen. Deckert

Asks if the B-engrossed version of HB 3481 is the House or Senate version.

098

Houser

Answers that it was the final version passed by the House.

100

Sen. Deckert

States his opposition to the motion.

103

Sen. Shields

States his opposition to the motion.

108

Rep. Schaufler

States that he voted for the B-engrossed version in the House. Highlights the benefits of HB 3481 to Oregon, but voices frustration that a consensus has not been reached on the bill.

128

Sen. Shields

Asks what changes would be acceptable to the House.

130

Chair Anderson

Asks what changes would be appropriate.

133

Sen. Shields

Discusses the issue of the extension of the pollution control tax credit.

141

Chair Anderson

Asks if the timing of the PCTC is the objection.

145

Sen. Shields

Points out that the PCTC was designed to be an incentive for companies to work to control pollution, but it is now paying them for complying with federal law.

172

Chair Anderson

Asks if incentives are necessary.

175

Sen. Shields

States that incentives would be closer to the original concept in addressing pollution.

180

Chair Anderson

Notes the competition for business with other states.

191

Sen. Westlund

States the need for compromise on the bill. Withdraws his motion. Concurs with the statements of Rep. Schaufler.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Legislative Revenue Staff

Submits “Differences Between Senate Majority and Minority Amendments” (EXHIBIT A).

 

Damiana Merryweather

American Lung Association of Oregon (ALAO). Submits the written testimony of Sue Fratt, Chief Executive Officer, ALAO regarding HB 3481-D (EXHIBIT B).

218

Chair Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 3481-D. Adjourns the meeting at 9:32 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 3481, written information, staff, 3 pp
  2. HB 3481, written testimony, Damiana Merryweather, 1 p