VOTE:NO – Governor Brown Signed into Law
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2975
This bill shifts funds into the next biennium by removing $108 million from the kicker, money that would have been returned to Oregonians. Implements statutory changes to support the 2017-19 legislatively approved budget and to clarify the application of statutes.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
A direct attack on the constitutionally protected kicker, returning dollars to Oregon taxpayers.
About $28 million came from income tax revenue. The delay in transferring funds past May 31, is neither honest nor truthful and represents a political shell game that lacks transparency.
Repeals various one-time transfers of Other Funds account balances to the General Fund for general governmental purposes in the 2017-19 biennium. This measure is said to relate to state financial administration so is not an appropriation bill because it is moving obligations around to utilize the excess funds that according to the constitution are kicker funds.