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 FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      March 16, 2018                                                                                            
                        10:05 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:05:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon called the Senate Finance Committee                                                                          
meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Click Bishop, Vice-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Peter Micciche                                                                                                          
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Laura Cramer, Staff, Senator Anna MacKinnon.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SB 196    APPROPRIATION LIMIT                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CSSB 196(FIN)  was REPORTED out of  committee with                                                                    
          a   "do   pass"   recommendation  and   with   one                                                                    
          previously    published     fiscal    note:    FN1                                                                    
          (GOV/VARIOUS).                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
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).                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
10:12:43 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 10:12 a.m.                                                                                         

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