PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION

 

TAPES #104 and 105

 

HB 2968, 2967.  Not heard:  HB 3454, HB 3261

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

APRIL 5, 2007, 1:00 P.M.

Hearing Room A – State Capitol Building

 

Members Present:                        Rep. Phil Barnhart Chair

                        Rep. Tom Butler, Vice Chair

                        Rep. Tobias Read, Vice Chair

                        Rep. Vicki Berger

                        Rep. Scott Bruun

                        Rep. Sara Gelser

                        Rep. Andy Olson

                        Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

                        Rep. Brad Witt

 

Witnesses Present:                        Gary Oxley, Oxley & Associates

                        Monte Williams, United States Smokeless Tobacco

                        Courtni Dresser, American Cancer Society

                        Melvin Kohn, M.D., State Epidemiologist, Department of Human Services

                        Mark Nelson, representing R J Reynolds Tobacco

                        Debra Buchanan, Department of Revenue

                        Don McIntyre, Taxpayer Association of Oregon

                        Tom Moran, Rich’s Cigar Store (Portland)

                        Tom Hekker

                        J. L. Wilson, Cigar Association of America

                        Jan Esler-Rowe, Cascade Cigar & Tobacco

                        Ken Howell

 

Staff Present:                        Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                        Mazen Malik, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office

                        Carol Phillips, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 104, SIDE A

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Chair Barnhart

Calls meeting to order at 1:00 P.M.

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Chair Barnhart

Opened Public Hearing on HB 2968.

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Mazen Malik

Mazen Malik, Economist. Legislative Revenue Office (Exhibit A)

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Gary Oxley

Gary Oxley, Oxley & Associates (Exhibit B)

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Monte Williams

Monte Williams, United States Smokeless Tobacco (Exhibit C)

116

Chair Barnhart

 

117

Williams

 

186

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Williams

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Williams

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Williams

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Rep. Rosenbaum

 

369

Williams

 

388

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Williams

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

454

Chair Barnhart

 

463

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Williams

 

470

Chair Barnhart

 

471

Courtni Dresser

Courtni Dresser, American Cancer Society (Exhibit D)

 

TAPE 105, SIDE A

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Dresser

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Dresser

 

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Dresser

 

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Dresser

 

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Dresser

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Dresser

Exhibit E.

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Dresser

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Dresser

 

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Rep. Berger

 

265

Chair Barnhart

 

267

Rep. Berger

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

275

Mel Kohn, M.D.

Mel Kohn, M.D., State Epidemiologist, Department of Human Services

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Rep. Berger

 

308

Kohn

 

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Rep. Berger

 

321

Kohn

 

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Rep. Berger

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

368

Chair Barnhart

 

371

Kohn

Exhibit F.

385

Chair Barnhart

 

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Dresser

 

387

Chair Barnhart

 

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Mark Nelson

Exhibit G.

 

TAPE 104, SIDE B

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Nelson

Continuation of comments.

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Nelson

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Debra Buchanan

Debra Buchanan, Department of Revenue

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Buchanan

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Buchanan

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Buchanan

 

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Buchanan

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

369

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

Closed Public Hearing on HB 2968.

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Chair Barnhart

Opened Public Hearing on HB 2967.

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Kohn

Exhibit I.

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Chair Barnhart

 

451

Rep. Berger

 

456

Malik

Exhibit H.

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Chair Barnhart

 

 

TAPE 105, SIDE B

023

Don McIntyre

Don McIntyre, Taxpayer Association of Oregon

090

Chair Barnhart

 

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Tom Moran

Tom Moran, Rich’s Cigar Store (Portland)

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Tom Hekker

 

170

Chair Barnhart

 

171

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Moran

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Moran

 

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Vice Chair Butler

 

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Hekker

 

208

Rep. Bruun

 

215

Chair Barnhart

 

224

Vice Chair Butler

 

228

Chair Barnhart

 

230

Rep. Rosenbaum

 

234

Malik

 

247

Chair Barnhart

 

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Malik

 

251

J. L. Wilson

J. L. Wilson, Cigar Association of America (Exhibit J)

277

Chair Barnhart

 

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Wilson

 

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Jan Esler-Rowe

Jan Esler-Rowe, Cascade Cigar & Tobacco

296

Chair Barnhart

 

297

Esler-Rowe

 

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Ken Howell

 

310

Chair Barnhart

 

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Howell

 

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Chair Barnhart

 

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Howell

 

333

Chair Barnhart

 

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Rep. Gelser

 

347

Howell

 

366

Chair Barnhart

 

369

Vice Chair Butler

 

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Chair Barnhart

Closed Public Hearing on HB 2967.

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Chair Barnhart

Adjourns meeting at 2:53 p.m.

 

 

 

Tape Index Submitted by:

 

 

 

Carol Phillips

House Committee Assistant

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. HB 2968, Staff measure summary, Mazen Malik.
  2. HB 2968, -1 Amendments, Gary Oxley.
  3. HB 2968, Other Tobacco Products Tax PowerPoint slides, Monte Williams
  4. HB 2968, Written testimony, Ronnie Volkening
  5. HB 2968, Written testimony, Cortni Dresser
  6. HB 2968, Evolution of Smokeless Tobacco Products, Cortni Dresser
  7. HB 2968, Written testimony, Melvin Kohn, M.D.
  8. HB 2968, Written testimony, Mark Nelson.
  9. HB 2967, Staff measure summary, Mazen Malik.
  10. HB 2967, Written testimony, Melvin Kohn, M.D.
  11. HB 2967, Written testimony, J. L. Wilson