Legislature(2017 - 2018)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/16/2018 09:00 AM FINANCE

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10:05:26 AM Start
10:06:20 AM SB196
10:12:43 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Meeting Postponed to 10:00 a.m. --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 196 APPROPRIATION LIMIT TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 196(FIN) Out of Committee
SENATE BILL NO. 196                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     "An Act relating to an appropriation limit; and                                                                            
     providing for an effective date."                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:06:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop MOVED to ADOPT the committee substitute                                                                       
for SB 196, Work Draft 30-LS1022\O (Wallace, 3/15/18).                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for discussion.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
LAURA CRAMER, STAFF, SENATOR ANNA MACKINNON, discussed the                                                                      
Summary of Changes (copy on file):                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1: Page 1, lines 4 - 8                                                                                             
          Intent  language that  the legislature  reevaluate                                                                    
          the appropriation limit in three years                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3: Page 2, line 14                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          Statutory Appropriation Limit:                                                                                        
          Appropriation Limit excludes appropriations:                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4: Page 2, lines 23 - 30                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
          Requires the Governor to submit  a report with his                                                                    
          operating  budget  with  the  calculation  of  the                                                                    
          appropriation  limit. The  report must  be updated                                                                    
          with  the  supplemental   appropriation  bill  and                                                                    
          budget amendments                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 6: Page 3, lines 1 - 5                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
          Applicability  language   that  the  appropriation                                                                    
          limit  and  Governor's  report applies  to  Fiscal                                                                    
          Year 2020                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Section 7: Page 3, lines 6 - 11                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
          Transition  language that  the calculation  of the                                                                    
          appropriation limit is  not adjusted for inflation                                                                    
          and may not exceed $4,100,000,000 for FY2020                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon WITHDREW the OBJECTION. There being NO                                                                       
OBJECTION, the proposed committee substitute was adopted.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop discussed the fiscal note.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon OPENED and CLOSED public testimony.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Senator Micciche  thanked the committee and  felt that there                                                                    
had been healthy discussion about  tying in an appropriation                                                                    
limit to the annual budgeting process.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon surmised that there  was an idea of tying                                                                    
a calculation,  so the governor  must disclose at  the point                                                                    
of the budget introduction, supplemental, and amendments.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  remarked that there was  a concern about                                                                    
state disasters. She asked for further comment.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Bishop replied that  there was a three-year look-                                                                    
back in Section 1.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  announced that the  three-year look-back                                                                    
was necessary  to be sure  that the  statutory appropriation                                                                    
limit functioned as intended by the legislature.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Bishop MOVED  to  REPORT CS  SB  196 (FIN)  from                                                                    
committee with  individual recommendations  and accompanying                                                                    
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CSSB  196(FIN) was  REPORTED  out of  committee  with a  "do                                                                    
pass"  recommendation  and  with  one  previously  published                                                                    
fiscal note: FN1 (GOV/VARIOUS).                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB196 Sectional Analysis v.O.pdf SFIN 3/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 196
SB 196 Summary of Changes v. O.pdf SFIN 3/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 196
SB 196 work draft version O.pdf SFIN 3/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
SB 196