Hearings and Business Meetings
March 19, 2013
Options for reauthorizing and reforming the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Payments in Lieu of Taxes
SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building 10:00 AM
The purpose of the hearing is to examine the options and challenges related to possible reauthorization and reform of two payment programs for local governments - the recently expired Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes.
The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
The Honorable Max BaucusUnited States Senator
Witness Panel 1
ChiefU.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of AgricultureTidwell (USFS) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (57.8 KBs)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and AcquisitionU.S. Department of the InteriorHaze (DOI) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (39.5 KBs)
DirectorNatural Resources and Environment Team, Government Accountability OfficeFennel (GAO) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (88.8 KBs)
Witness Panel 2
Professor of Forestry and Policy SciencesUniversity of Idaho, College of Natural Resouces, Moscow, IDO'Laughlin (U of Idaho) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (286.8 KBs)
Policy AnalystHeadwaters Economics, Bozeman, MT
PresidentNational Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, Stevenson, WAPearse (NFCFC) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (310.3 KBs)
Associate Legislative DirectorLegislative Affairs Department, National Association of CountiesYates (NACO) Testimony 03.19.13.pdf (956.3 KBs)