Legislature(2019 - 2020)SENATE FINANCE 532

04/22/2019 03:00 PM FINANCE

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03:16:30 PM Start
03:18:36 PM HB39 || HB40
03:52:27 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Please Note Time --
*+ HB 39 APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ HB 40 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR  HOUSE BILL NO. 39(FIN) am(brf                                                                  
sup maj fld)                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain   programs;    capitalizing   funds;   amending                                                                    
     appropriations;  making   supplemental  appropriations;                                                                    
     and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 40(FIN)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:18:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof MOVED to ADOPT  the committee substitute                                                                    
for  CSSSHB 39(FIN)  am(brf  sup maj  fld),  Work Draft  31-                                                                    
GH1905\I (Bruce, 4/19/19).                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for DISCUSSION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:19:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PETE  ECKLUND, STAFF,  SENATOR BERT  STEDMAN, explained  the                                                                    
committee substitute.  He stated  that the  version included                                                                    
the   subcommittee  reports   and  salary   adjustments.  He                                                                    
remarked that he would be using "rounded" numbers.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund looked  at the  document  included in  members'                                                                    
packets  that  highlighted  the  changes  in  the  committee                                                                    
substitute (copy on file). He  explained the items that were                                                                    
changed in the committee substitute.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund  continued  to  address   the  changes  in  the                                                                    
proposed committee substitute.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:39:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Olson  remarked  that he  was  concerned  with  the                                                                    
Community Assistance  Program. He  asked what he  could tell                                                                    
the communities in  his district that they  could expect for                                                                    
assistance in the coming year.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund replied that  the committee substitute reflected                                                                    
that the excess could go to community assistance.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson surmised  that there would be  no changes from                                                                    
the year prior.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund agreed.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:40:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator Wielechowski  queried the major  differences between                                                                    
the House and Senate versions.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund replied  that there  were many  changes in  the                                                                    
numbers  section. He  furthered that  the bigger  changes in                                                                    
the language  section was that  the House funded  50 percent                                                                    
of school  bond debt  reimbursement, and  the CS  funded 100                                                                    
percent.  The  House  had  $70  million  of  AIDEA  receipts                                                                    
funding for tax credits, and  there were none in the current                                                                    
CS. He remarked  that was a plan in development  to bond for                                                                    
tax credits.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  furthered that  there may be  a comparison                                                                    
at a later date.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Olson  queried the bottom  line for  the Washington,                                                                    
Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) students.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund replied that he believed it was fully funded.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  von  Imhof wondered  how  the  House funded  early                                                                    
childhood education.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Mr.  Ecklund replied  that he  believed  that those  numbers                                                                    
matched.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman agreed.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von Imhof wondered the previous year's number.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman could not recall,  but felt that the numbers                                                                    
were the same.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:43:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  WITHDREW their  OBJECTION. There  being NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 39(FIN)  am(brf sup  maj fld) was  HEARD and  HELD in                                                                    
committee for further consideration.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair von  Imhof MOVED to ADOPT  the committee substitute                                                                    
for   CSSSHB  40(FIN),   Work   Draft  31-GH1901\E   (Bruce,                                                                    
4/19/19).                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman OBJECTED for DISCUSSION.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund explained the committee substitute.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman wondered  whether  he could  revert to  the                                                                    
previous version of the bill for his question.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman replied in the affirmative.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:45:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman  queried  the deficit,  should  the  budget                                                                    
include a  $1600 dividend. He  wondered whether  that number                                                                    
would be between $400 million and $500 million.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Mr. Ecklund stated  that Mr. Teal would  have a presentation                                                                    
that addressed that question.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman stated that there would be a deficit.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman requested a repeat of the question.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator  Hoffman wondered  whether  there would  be a  large                                                                    
deficit with a $1600 dividend.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair   Stedman    announced   that   there    would   be                                                                    
presentations related to Senator Hoffman's question.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
Senator Hoffman  commented that there  was hard work  on the                                                                    
budget.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman agreed.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  WITHDREW their  OBJECTION. There  being NO                                                                    
further OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stedman  announced that amendments were  due to his                                                                    
office  at 5pm  on  Wednesday.  He noted  that  there was  a                                                                    
computer  system   that  would   allow  for   submission  of                                                                    
amendments. He  encouraged that amendments not  be presented                                                                    
"on  the fly."  He wanted  to  meet with  those that  submit                                                                    
amendments.  He  remarked that  there  may  not be  required                                                                    
amendments.  He  stated that  there  should  be a  focus  on                                                                    
errors  and  correcting  those   errors.  He  discussed  the                                                                    
following day's agenda.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CSSSHB 40(FIN) was  HEARD and HELD in  committee for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 39 Language Changes Mark-Up.pdf SFIN 4/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 39
HB 39 SCS for CS for SS Work Draft version I.pdf SFIN 4/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 39
HB 39- HB 40 LFD Spreadsheets A-D.pdf SFIN 4/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 39
HB 40
HB 40 SCS for SS Work Draft version E.pdf SFIN 4/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
HB 40