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STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1972

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 1771

TO AMEND THE STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL ASSISTANCE
ACT OF 1972 TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR THE FUNDING
OF EDUCATION BY MEANS OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAXES

H.R. 2291

TO EXTEND FOR FOUR FISCAL YEARS THE AUTHORIZA-
TION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE STATE AND LOCAL

FISCAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1972

AND

H.R. 2698
TO AMEND THE STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL ASSISTANCE
ACT OF 1972 TO TERMINATE THE STATE GOVERNMENT
SHARE OF FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE STATES BEGINNING

WITH FISCAL YEAR 1980

MARCH 19, 25, 26, 27; APRIL 16 AND 17, 1980

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania JOHN W. WYDLER, New York BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California DON FUQUA, Florida

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

ARLAN STANGELAND, Minnesota JOHN L. BURTON, California

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina LYLE WILLIAMS, Ohio
ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts JIM JEFFRIES, Kansas
GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, Maine
ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

WAYNE GRISHAM, California
DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana

JOEL DECKARD, Indiana
TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
FLOYD J. FITHIAN, Indiana
PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania
TED WEISS, New York
MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma
ROBERT T. MATSUI, California
EUO NE ATKINSON, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM M. Jones, General Counsel
JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
ELMER W. HENDERSON, Senior Counsel
JOHN M. DUNCAN, Minority Staff Director

INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE

L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina, Chairman GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York LES ASPIN, Wisconsin

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
TED WEISS, New York

OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, Maine
MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma
WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania

EX OFFICIO
JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
DELPHIS C. GOLDBERG, Professional Staff Member

JAMES R. NAUGHTON, Counsel
GILBERT S. GOLDHAMMER, Consultant

PAMELA H. WELCH, Secretary

CONTENTS

44

Hearings held on-

March 19.

March 25.

March 26.

March 27.

April 16

April 17

Texts of H.R. 1771, H.R. 2291, and H.R. 2698.

Statement of

Beame, Abraham D., Chairman of the Advisory Commission on

Intergovernmental Relations; accompanied by Wayne F. Anderson,

Executive Director..

Bonsal, Richard I., commissioner, and director, Department of Public

Works, Montclair, N.J.--

Cantor, Arnold, assistant director, department of economic research,

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organi-

zations; accompanied by Robert McGlotten, associate director,

department of legislation --

Conway, James, mayor, St. Louis, Mo., representing the National

League of Cities...

Corrada, Hon. Baltasar, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico-

Cosgrove, John E., director of legislation, public employee depart-

ment, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial

Organizations.

De Good, Douglas, mayor, Toledo, Ohio, representing the U.S. Con-

ference of Mayors.

Edgar, Hon. Robert W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania -

Fazio, Hon. Vic, a Representative in Congress from the State of

California.

Fountain, James R., Jr., city auditor, Dallas, Tex., representing the

Municipal Finance Officers Association --

Francois, Francis B., councilman, Prince Georges County, represent-

ing the National Association of Counties..

Ginsburg, Woodrow, director, research and public policy, Center for

Community Change--

Holland, Arthur J., mayor, city of Trenton, N.J.

Hughes, Harry, Governor of the State of Maryland, on behalf of the

National Governors' Association ---

Jones, Hon. James R., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Oklahoma...

Kindness, Hon. Thomas N., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Ohio...

Litwin, Theodore, first selectman of Litchfield, Conn., representing

the National Association of Towns and Townships.-

Lucy, William, secretary-treasurer, American Federation of State,

County, and Municipal Employees; accompanied by Anthony

Patrick Carnevale, director of legislation --

Marlin, Dr. John Tepper, president, Council on Municipal

Performance.

Miller, Hon. George, a Representative in Congress from the State

of California

Miller, G. William, Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of

the Treasury; accompanied by Roger C. Altman, Assistant Secre-

tary for Domestic Finance; and Robert W. Rafuse, Jr., Deputy

Assistant Secretary for State and Local Finance.

(III)

193

666

801

17

334

585

IV

85

Statement of-Continued

Minish, Hon. Joseph, a Representative in Congress from the State Page of New Jersey

749 Mottl, Hon. Ronald M., a Representative in Congress from the State of Ohio

541 Nelson, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida

28 Panuzio, Nicholas A., president, Panuzio Associates, Bridgeport,

Conn., on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; accompanied
by William D. Kelleher, associate_director for community and
regional development; and Paul A. Reardon, economist-

802 Ritter, James P., a representative of the Pennsylvania House of

Representatives, on behalf of the National Conference of State
Legislatures.

492 Rubin, Florence R., urban policy chair, League of Women Voters of the United States..

629 Sklar, Morton H., revenue sharing project director, Center for National Policy Review, Catholic University Law School.

712 Solomon, Sandra, director of government affairs, National Urban

Coalition; accompanied by Philip M. Dearborn, lecturer and con-
sultant to revenue sharing reform project, Howard University -

675 Staats, Elmer B., Comptroller General of the United States, U.S.

General Accounting Office --
Taylor, William, director, Center for National Policy Review.

594 Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by

Altman, Roger C., Assistant Secretary for Domestic Finance, U.S.

Department of the Treasury:
Comments on testimony by Center for National Policy Review.. 899-907
Information concerning noncontiguous States..

896 Beame, Abraham D., Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations:

Potential grant consolidation and number of grants involved.-- 364
Table 1.- Revenue sharing entitlements in selected central cities
and their suburbs.---

356 Table 2.-State share of total State-local tax revenue (frequency distribution of States)

358 Table 3.-State share of State-local expenditure from own funds. 360 Bonsal, Richard I., commissioner, and director, Department of Public Works, Montclair, N.J.: April 15, 1980, letter from Governor Byrne re distinction between townships and municipalities.

800 Prepared statement.-

752-798 Cantor, Arnold, assistant director, department of economic research,

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations:
Table 1.-State and local government outlays for new construc-
tion..

730 Table 2.-Unemployment by selected State and metropolitan

732 Table 3.— Federal grants to States and localities--

734 Table 4. --State share of total State-local tax revenue.

739 Table 5.-State share of State-local expenditure from own funds..

737 Colby, Joseph, supervisor, Oyster Bay, N.J.: Prepared statement - 376-381 Conway, James, mayor, St. Louis, Mo., representing the National League of Cities: National GRS survey totals.-

272-273 Corrada, Hon. Baltasar, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico: Federal aid to State and local governments—1978..

568-569 Income taxes..

571-572 State government tax collections and excise tax—1978.. 574-575 Dearborn, Philip M., lecturer and consultant to revenue sharing reform

project, Howard University: Paper entitled “General Revenue
Sharing Audit Requirements”.

676-702 De Good, Douglas, mayor, Toledo, Ohio, representing the U.S.

Conference of Mayors: Conference of Mayors: 100-city survey -- 282-308
Edgar, Hon. Robert W., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Pennsylvania :
Funds passed through to local governments.

80 Prepared statement.

48-55 631-656

areas.

Letters, statements, etc.—Continued

Fazio, Hon. Vic, a Representative in Congress from the State of Page California: Prepared statement.-

-- 580-584 Fountain, James R., Jr., city auditor, Dallas, Tex., representing the

Municipal Finance Officers Association: Prepared statement.--- 202–228 Fountain, Hon. L. H., a Representative in Congress from the State of

North Carolina, and chairman, Intergovernmental Relations and
Human Resources Subcommittee: Additional material supplied for
the record..

823-852 Francois, Francis B., councilman, Prince Georges County, representing,

the National Association of Counties: Prepared statement- 318-333 Ginsburg, Woodrow, director, research and public policy, Center for Community Change: Prepared statement

668-674 Hammerschmidt, Hon. John Paul, a Representative in Congress from the State of Arkansas: Prepared statement..

588-593 Hughes, Harry, Governor of the State of Maryland, on behalf of the National Governors' Association: Information concerning severance taxes.

491 Prepared statement

428-479 Hyde, Hon. Henry J., a Representative in Congress from the State of Illinois: Prepared statement.

382-419 Jones, Hon. James R., a Representative in Congress from the State of Oklahoma: Prepared statement.-

26-27 Kindness, Hon. Thomas N., a Representative in Congress from the State of Ohio: House bill concerning revenue sharing

547-553 Prepared statement

557-565 Litwin, Theodore, first selectman of Litchfield, Conn., representing the

National Association of Towns and Townships: May 6, 1980, letter
to Chairman Fountain, from Barton D. Russell, executive director,
NATAT, re how many towns or townships are inactive units of
government.

349–351 Luken, Hon. Thomas A., a Representative in Congress from the State of Ohio: Prepared statement.--

64-66 Marlin, Dr. John Tepper, president, Council on Municipal Performance: Prepared statement.

-- 233–263 Marshall, James F., executive director, Assembly of Governmental Employees: Prepared statement.-

536-539 Miller, Hon. George, a Representative in Congress from the State of California: Prepared statement...

580-584 Miller, G. William, Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury: Prepared statement...

860-869 Mollohan, Hon. Robert H., a Representative in Congress from the State of West Virginia: Prepared statement..

72-76 Nelson, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida: Prepared statement.

41-43 Panuzio, Nicholas A., president, Panuzio Associates, Bridgeport, Conn.: Prepared statement.

806-821 Pashayan, Hon. Charles, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State of California: Prepared statement.--

57-62 Railsback, Hon. Tom, a Representative in Congress from the State of Illinois: Prepared statement.

67-69 Rattley, Jessie M., president, National League of Cities: Prepared statement.

267-270 Ritter, James P., a representative of the Pennsylvania House of Repre

sentative, on behalf of the National Conference of State
Legislatures:
Prepared statement..

525-534 Recommendations concerning categorical grants.-

500-516 Rubin, Florence R., urban policy chair, League of Women Voters of the United States: Prepared statement.

658-665 Report entitled "Citizen Participation and General Revenue Sharing, 1976-80”.

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