COMMERCE COMMITEE ON SB 31A #2

 

 

August 4, 2005   Hearing Room A

9:00 P.M.             Tape 2

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Ryan Deckert, Chair

Rep. R. Tom Butler

Rep. Brian Boquist

Sen. Richard Devlin

Rep. Mark Hass

Sen. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Lizbeth Martin-Mahar, Revenue Officer

Erin Seiler, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                SB 31A – 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 2, A

001

Chair Deckert

Opens the meeting at 9:14 p.m.

007

Lizbeth Martin-Mahar

Revenue Officer, Legislative Revenue Office. Explains SB 31A.  Submits –A35 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

SB 31A – WORK SESSION

030

Rep. Butler

Complements all members for their work on reaching an appropriate compromise on the tax issues addressed in the bill.

035

Rep. Butler

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 31A-A35 amendments dated 08/03/05.

040

Rep. Butler

Discusses the content of an additional amendment, speaking specifically to a 10 year sunset provision on energy tax credits.

063

Sen. Westlund

Discusses the unintended consequences of land use issues. References –A36 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

090

Sen. Devlin

Comments on tax deferments for college students.

140

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Deckert

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

145

Chair Deckert

Comments on the extensive discussion and negotiation surrounding all the tax issues contained in the bill, stating that no further amendments would be entertained.

155

Rep. Butler

Discusses personal experiences.

205

Sen. Westlund

Asks when the next revenue forecast is due to be released.

210

Paul Warner

Revenue Officer, Legislative Revenue Office. States that the revenue forecast will be out on September 1, 2005.

230

Rep. Butler

Submits –A40 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

234

Rep. Butler

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the motion to adopt -A35 amendments.

244

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Deckert

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

245

Rep. Butler

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the be adopted motion on SB 31A-A35 amendments.

247

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Deckert

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

250

Rep. Butler

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 31A-A40 amendments dated 08/04/05.

254

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Deckert

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

257

Rep. Butler

MOTION:  Moves SB 31A to the floor with the recommendation that the Senate CONCUR in House amendments dated 07/05/05 and that the bill be FURTHER AMENDED by –A40 amendments dated 08/04/05and the measure be REPASSED.

265

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Deckert

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BUTLER AND SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

270

Chair Deckert

Closes the work session on SB 31A. Adjourns the meeting at 9:34 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 31A, -A35 amendments, staff, 52 pp
  2. SB 31A, -A36 amendments, Sen. Ben Westlund, 2 pp
  3. SB 31A, -A37 amendments, Rep. Tom Butler, 72 pp