PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION

 

TAPES #160 and 161

 

HB 2530, HB 3488, HB 2500, HB 3500

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

MAY 15, 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

 

Member Excused: Rep. Tom Butler, Vice Chair

 

Witnesses Present: Sen. Frank Morse, SD 8, Albany/Corvallis

Jeff Bissonette, Fair and Clean Energy Coalition

Jon Miller, Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association

Jeremiah Baumann, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group

Bill Nesmith, Oregon Department of Energy

Brendan McCarthy, Portland General Electric

Scott Ekblad, Oregon Office of Rural Health

Ed Patterson, Oregon Rural Health Association

James Oeder, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters

Tina Greiner, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters

Lisa Adatto, Oregon Business Association

Lynn Lundquist, Oregon Business Association

John Ledger, Associated Oregon Industries

Andrea Durbin, Oregon Environmental Council

Liz Frenkel, League of Women Voters

Joan Snyder, Attorney

 

Staff Present: Paul Warner, Legislative Revenue Officer

Chris Allanach, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office

Carol Phillips, Committee Assistant

 

TAPE 160, SIDE A

003

Chair Barnhart

Calls meeting to order at 1:08 P.M.

004

Chair Barnhart

Opened Work Session on HB 2530.

007

Paul Warner

 

009

Chair Barnhart

 

012

Sen. Frank Morse

Sen. Frank Morse, SD 8, Albany/Corvallis (Exhibit A)

039

Chair Barnhart

 

051

Sen. Morse

 

061

Rep. Bruun

 

071

Chair Barnhart

 

072

Rep. Berger

 

083

Chair Barnhart

 

097

Sen. Morse

 

100

Chair Barnhart

Closed Work Session on HB 2530.

108

Chair Barnhart

Opened Public Hearing on HB 3488.

110

Chris Allanach

Chris Allanach, Economist, Legislative Revenue Office (Exhibit B)

138

Rep. Scott Bruun

(to the bill)

193

Jeff Bissonette

Jeff Bissonette, Fair and Clean Energy Coalition

230

Jon Miller

Jon Miller, Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association

295

Jeremiah Baumann

Jeremiah Baumann, Oregon State Public Interest Research Group

371

Chair Barnhart

 

373

Rep. Bruun

 

382

Baumann

 

409

Miller

 

418

Chair Barnhart

 

423

Miller

 

443

Chair Barnhart

 

447

Miller

 

467

Chair Barnhart

 

468

Bissonette

 

 

TAPE 161, SIDE A

023

Bissonette

Continuation of comments.

055

Chair Barnhart

 

056

Bissonette

 

057

Chair Barnhart

 

069

Miller

 

070

Chair Barnhart

 

073

Bissonette

 

074

Chair Barnhart

 

089

Miller

 

094

Chair Barnhart

 

112

Bill Nesmith

Bill Nesmith, Oregon Department of Energy

122

Chair Barnhart

 

123

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy, Portland General Electric

160

Chair Barnhart

 

161

McCarthy

 

168

Rep. Berger

 

172

McCarthy

 

173

Chair Barnhart

 

174

Rep. Berger

 

176

Chair Barnhart

 

179

McCarthy

 

183

Chair Barnhart

 

186

McCarthy

 

190

Chair Barnhart

Closed Public Hearing on HB 3488.

191

Chair Barnhart

Opened Public Hearing on HB 2500.

193

Allanach

Exhibit C.

205

Chair Barnhart

 

206

Allanach

 

207

Chair Barnhart

 

214

Scott Ekblad

Scott Ekblad, Oregon Office of Rural Health (Exhibit D)

247

Ed Patterson

Ed Patterson, Oregon Rural Health Association

261

Chair Barnhart

 

268

James Oeder

James Oeder, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters

290

Tina Greiner

Tina Greiner, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters

312

Rep. Berger

 

317

Oeder

 

324

Rep. Olson

 

326

Oeder

 

332

Chair Barnhart

Closed Public Hearing on HB 2500.

342

Chair Barnhart

Opened Public Hearing on HB 3500.

344

Allanach

Exhibits E, F.

374

Chair Barnhart

 

391

Lisa Adatto

Lisa Adatto, Oregon Business Association (Exhibit G)

 

TAPE 160, SIDE B

023

Adatto

Continuation of comments.

047

Chair Barnhart

 

048

Adatto

 

067

Lynn Lundquist

Lynn Lundquist, Oregon Business Association

115

Chair Barnhart

 

116

Rep. Witt

 

128

Chair Barnhart

 

136

John Ledger

John Ledger, Associated Oregon Industries

268

Chair Barnhart

 

270

Rob Freres

Rob Freres (Exhibit H)

335

Chair Barnhart

 

336

Rep. Berger

 

352

Ledger

 

353

Rep. Berger

 

359

Ledger

 

360

Rep. Berger

 

364

Ledger

 

381

Rep. Berger

 

394

Ledger

 

397

Rep. Berger

 

398

Ledger

 

409

Rep. Berger

 

416

Ledger

 

418

Freres

 

448

Ledger

 

450

Rep. Witt

 

461

Chair Barnhart

 

 

TAPE 161, SIDE B

023

Baumann

 

098

Andrea Durbin

Andrea Durbin, Oregon Environmental Council (Exhibit K)

153

Liz Frenkel

Liz Frenkel, League of Women Voters (Exhibit L)

217

Chair Barnhart

 

218

Rep. Bruun

 

261

Baumann

 

294

Rep. Witt

 

327

Durbin

 

355

Chair Barnhart

 

370

Rep. Olson

 

380

Chair Barnhart

 

381

Rep. Olson

 

383

Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder, Attorney (Exhibit M)

 

TAPE 162, SIDE A

023

Snyder

Continuation of comments.

044

Chair Barnhart

Closed Public Hearing on HB 3500.

046

Chair Barnhart

Adjourns meeting at 3:01 p.m.

 

 

 

Tape Index Submitted by:

 

 

 

 

Carol Phillips

House Committee Assistant

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. HB 2530, -2 amendments, Sen. Frank Morse.
  2. HB 3488 A, Staff measure summary, Chris Allanach.
  3. HB 2500 A, Staff measure summary, Chris Allanach.
  4. HB 2500, Map, Scott Ekblad.
  5. HB 3500, Staff measure summary, Chris Allanach.
  6. HB 3500, -2 amendments, LRO staff.
  7. HB 3500, Written testimony, Lisa Adatto.
  8. HB 3500, Written testimony, Robert Freres.
  9. HB 3500, Written testimony, Michael McHenry.
  10. HB 3500, Written testimony, Michael McHenry.
  11. HB 3500, Written testimony, Andrea Durbin.
  12. HB 3500, Written testimony, Liz Frenkel.
  13. HB 3500, Written testimony, Joan Snyder.