PUBLIC HEARING: HB 2530, HB 3187, JHR 40, HB 2462

CARRIED OVER FROM 4/25/07

PUBLIC HEARING & WORK SESSION: HB 3537, HB 3454

PUBLIC HEARING: HB 3261, HB 2961-A

 

TAPES #131A-B, 132A-B, 133A-B, 134 A-B

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

APRIL 26, 2007, 1:00 P.M.

Hearing Room A – State Capitol Building

 

Members Present:                        Rep. Phil Barnhart Chair

                        Rep. Tobias Read, Vice Chair

                        Rep. Vicki Berger

                        Rep. Scott Bruun

                        Rep. Sara Gelser

                        Rep. Andy Olson

                        Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

                        Rep. Brad Witt

 

Members Excused:                        Rep. Tom Butler, Vice Chair

 

Witnesses Present:                        Randall Edwards, Oregon State Treasurer

Brian Schuler, Registered Investment Advisor and CFP practitioner

            with Strand, Atkinson, Williams and York

                        Gary Andeen, Oregon Independent Colleges Association      

                        Rep. Ron Maurer, District 3

                        Sen. Frank Morse, District 8

                        Sen. Ben Westlund, District 27

                        Sen. Kurt Schrader, District 20

                        Milo Ormseth, Portland, retired attorney

                        Jon Chandler, Oregon Home Builders Association

                        Jody Wiser, Tax Fairness Oregon

                        Jason Williams, Oregon Taxpayers Association

                        Ellen Lowe, Children First for Oregon; Oregon Food Bank

                        Lynn Lundquist, President, Oregon Business Association

                        Jonathan Manton, Legislative Assistant for Sen. Floyd Prozanski        

                        Cheryl O’Neill, Executive Director, Womenspace, Eugene

                        Jason Ramey, Marion County Deputy District Attorney

                        Laura Solerno, University of Oregon School of Law student

                        Julie Lohuis, Law Offices of Geoff Bernhardt, Portland

                        Carrie Rasmussen, Deputy District Attorney, Hood River

                        Merle Weiner, U of O School of Law professor

                        Jamie Moffitt, Associate Dean for Finance & Operations, U of O Law

                                                School

                                                Lisa Udland, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

                        Eli Lamb, Portland

                       

Staff Present:                        Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

                        Chris Allanach, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office

                        Mazen Malik, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office

                        Mary Ayala, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office

                        Barbara Guardino, Committee Assistant

                        Carol Phillips, Committee Assistant

 

 

TAPE 131, SIDE A

004

Chair Barnhart

Calls meeting to order at 4:02 P.M. Opens public hearing on HB 2462.

 

PUBLIC HEARING, HB 2462

 

018

Allanach

Chris Allanach, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office (Exhibits A and B)

032

Chair Barnhart

 

040

Edwards

Randall Edwards, Oregon State Treasurer (Exhibit C)

116

Chair Barnhart

 

119

Schuler

Brian Schuler, Registered Investment Advisor and CFP practitioner with Strand, Atkinson, Williams and York (Exhibit D)

212

Andeen

Gary Andeen, Oregon Independent Colleges Association (Exhibit E)

308

Rep. Bruun

 

317

Andeen

 

327

Chair Barnhart

 

335

Rep. Maurer

Rep. Ron Maurer, District 3

376

Rep. Berger

 

382

Rep. Maurer

 

402

Chair Barnhart

Closes public hearing on HB 2462. Opens public hearing on HB 2530.

 

PUBLIC HEARING, HB 2530

 

422

Warner

Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer (Exhibits F and G)

 

 

 

TAPE 132, SIDE A

049

Chair Barnhart

 

062

Sen. Schrader

Sen. Kurt Schrader, District 20 (PowerPoint presentation – Exhibit H)

089

Sen. Westlund

Sen. Ben Westlund, District 27

116

Sen. Morse

Sen. Frank Morse, District 8

129

Sen. Schrader

 

175

Chair Barnhart

 

177

Sen. Schrader

 

179

Chair Barnhart

 

181

Sen. Schrader

 

183

Chair Barnhart

 

188

Warner

 

190

Sen. Schrader

 

293

Sen. Westlund

 

303

Sen. Schrader

 

336

Sen. Morse

 

343

Sen. Schrader

 

365

Sen. Morse

 

369

Sen. Schrader

 

377

Sen. Morse

 

 

 

 

TAPE 131, SIDE B

001

Sen. Morse

Continuation of comments.

092

Chair Barnhart

 

094

Rep. Bruun

 

119

Chair Barnhart

 

121

Rep. Rosenbaum

 

129

Sen. Schrader

 

151

Sen. Morse

 

195

Sen. Westlund

 

215

Chair Barnhart

 

216

Rep. Berger

 

251

Sen. Morse

 

272

Sen. Schrader

 

359

Chair Barnhart

 

396

Sen. Westlund

 

419

Chair Barnhart

 

440

Rep. Berger

Exhibit I

448

Ormseth

Milo Ormseth, Portland, retired attorney (Exhibit J)

TAPE 132, SIDE B

001

Ormseth

Continuation of comments.

175

Chair Barnhart

 

176

Rep. Bruun

 

193

Chair Barnhart

 

196

Warner

 

205

Chair Barnhart

 

206

Chandler

Jon Chandler, Oregon Home Builders Association

267

Chair Barnhart

 

268

Chandler

 

338

Chair Barnhart

 

340

Rep. Berger

 

344

Chandler

 

346

Chair Barnhart

 

355

Wiser

Jody Wiser, Tax Fairness Oregon (Exhibit K)

454

Chair Barnhart

 

455

Wiser

 

456

Chair Barnhart

 

 

 

 

TAPE 133, SIDE A

001

Wiser

 

086

Chair Barnhart

 

088

Williams

Jason Williams, Oregon Taxpayers Association

164

Chair Barnhart

 

171

Lowe

Ellen Lowe, Children First for Oregon; Oregon Food Bank

204

Chair Barnhart

 

206

Lundquist

Lynn Lundquist, President, Oregon Business Association

269

Chair Barnhart

Closes public hearing on HB 2530. Opens public hearing on HB 2961-A.

 

PUBLIC HEARING, HB 2961-A

 

278

Warner

Exhibit Q

305

Chair Barnhart

 

312

Manton

Jonathan Manton, Legislative Assistant for Sen. Floyd Prozanski

317

Chair Barnhart

 

319

Manton

 

361

O’Neill

Cheryl O’Neill, Executive Director, Womenspace, Eugene

 

 

 

TAPE 134, SIDE A

023

Chair Barnhart

 

026

Manton

 

028

Chair Barnhart

 

030

Ramey

Jason Ramey, Marion County Deputy District Attorney

105

Chair Barnhart

 

106

Solerno

Laura Solerno, University of Oregon School of Law student

156

Julie Lohuis

Julie Lohuis, Law Offices of Geoff Bernhardt, Portland

214

Chair Barnhart

 

215

Rep. Rosenbaum

 

219

Chair Barnhart

 

222

Ramey

 

228

Chair Barnhart

 

232

Ramey

 

233

Chair Barnhart

 

234

Rep. Berger

 

245

Chair Barnhart

 

246

Rep. Berger

 

247

Chair Barnhart

 

248

Rep. Berger

 

252

Chair Barnhart

 

257

Carrie Rasmussen

Carrie Rasmussen, Deputy District Attorney, Hood River

408

Merle Weiner

Merle Weiner, U of O School of Law professor (Exhibit R)

 

TAPE 133, SIDE B

049

Weiner

Continuation of comments.

051

Jamie Moffitt

Jamie Moffitt, Associate Dean for Finance & Operations, U of O Law School

072

Chair Barnhart

 

073

Rep. Olson

 

080

Weiner

 

082

Chair Barnhart

 

083

Weiner

 

087

Rep. Olson

 

088

Chair Barnhart

 

095

Weiner

 

096

Chair Barnhart

 

097

Weiner

 

126

Chair Barnhart

 

127

Rasmussen

 

131

Manton

 

150

Chair Barnhart

 

161

Manton

 

177

Chair Barnhart

 

178

Rep. Witt

 

190

Chair Barnhart

Closed public hearing on HB 2961-A. Opened public hearing on 3454 and HB 3261.

 

PUBLIC HEARING, HB 3454 and HB 3261

 

211

Mazen Malik

Mazen Malik, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office (Exhibit U)

222

Lisa Udland

Lisa Udland, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice (Exhibit V)

256

Chair Barnhart

 

260

Udland

 

261

Chair Barnhart

 

269

Malik

 

270

Udland

 

271

Chair Barnhart

 

276

Udland

 

278

Chair Barnhart

 

281

Malik

 

285

Chair Barnhart

Closed public hearing on HB 3454.

298

Eli Lamb

Eli Lamb, Portland (Exhibit W)

400

Chair Barnhart

 

401

Lamb

 

406

Chair Barnhart

 

407

Lamb

 

491

Chair Barnhart

 

498

Lamb

 

499

Chair Barnhart

 

 

 

 

TAPE 134, SIDE B

033

Malik

 

049

Chair Barnhart

 

050

Malik

 

051

Chair Barnhart

 

054

Malik

 

055

Chair Barnhart

Closed public hearing on HB 3261. Opened public hearing on HB 3187 and on HJR 40. Closed public hearing on HB 3187 and HJR 40.

072

Chair Barnhart

 Will carry over public hearing on HB 3537.

077

Chair Barnhart

Adjourns meeting at 7:18 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Tape Index Submitted by:

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara J. Guardino

Carol Phillips

House Committee Assistants

 

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. HB 2462, Staff Measure Summary, 4/26/07, Allanach
  2. HB 2462, Revenue Impact of Proposed Legislation, 4/25/07, Allanach
  3. HB 2462, Testimony of Jim Peterson, 4/26/07, Edwards
  4. HB 2462, Testimony of Brian Schuler, 4/26/07
  5. HB 2462, Oregon Independent Colleges Association, 4/26/07, Andeen
  6. HB 2530, Tax Reform/Conceptual Basis for HB 2530, 4/25/07, Warner
  7. HB 2530, Distributional Effects of Hopeful Reform Proposal, 3/22/06, Warner
  8. HB 2530, State of Oregon 1859 Hopeful Reform (PowerPoint slide show), Schrader
  9. HB 2530, Testimony of Edward Solari, 4/26/07
  10. HB 2530, Commentary: Oregon’s Broken System, 11/03/06, Ormseth
  11. HB 2530, The Macy’s Example: It depends on how you earn it,4/17/07, Wiser
  12. HB 2530, Testimony of Andy Shaw, League of Oregon Cities, 4/26/07
  13. HB 2530, Oregon Judicial Department, 4/26/07, Bruce Miller
  14. HB 2530 and HB 3187, Testimony on HB 2530 and HB 3187, 4/26/07, Shawn Miller
  15. HB 2530, Human Services Coalition of Oregon, testimony of Jessica Stevens and John Mullin, 4/26/07
  16. HB 2530, letter from Office of Mayor Tom Potter, City of Portland, 4/26/07
  17. HB 2961-A, Staff Measure Summary, House Committee on Human Services & Women’s Wellness, 4/17/07, Warner
  18. HB 2961-A, Testimony of Merle Weiner, University of Oregon School of Law, 4/26/07
  19. HB 2961-A, Testimony of Stephen Morgan, Assistant Deputy District Attorney for Lane County
  20. HB 2961-A, Letters of testimony from Domestic Violence Clinic, etc.: Pat Vallerand, Cheryl O’Neill, Margaret L. Paris, Maria L. Schaad, Julie Lohuis, Paul D. Moser, Dominic M. Campanella, and Tiffany A. Elkins
  21. HB 3454, Staff Measure Summary, 4/25/07, Malik
  22. HB 3454, Testimony presented by Lisa M. Udland, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 4/25/07
  23. HB 3261, Testimony on HB3261, House Revenue Committee – 4/25/07, Lamb
  24. HB 3261, E-mail to Rep. Barnhart from Frank Vignola, 4/24/07
  25. HJR 40 and HB 3187, Staff Measure Summary, 4/26/07, Warner
  26. HB 3537, Staff Measure Summary, 4/24/07, Ayala
  27. HB 3537, Revenue Impact of Proposed Legislation, 4/25/07, Ayala