HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 08, 2001                                                                                                   Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                          Tapes 9 - 10

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Jolley, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 2232 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2235 – Public Hearing

                                                HJR 4 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2038 – Public Hearing

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 9, A

050

Chair Hill

Convenes committee at 3:30 p.m. Opens a public hearing on HB 2232.

HB 2232 PUBLIC HEARING

009

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2232 (EXHIBIT A) and –1 amendment (EXHIBIT B) which deletes requirement for triplicate receipts for certain transfers of funds.

020

Chair Hill

Indicates the committee has received written testimony (EXHIBIT C), but there is no personal testimony on the bill..

024

Chair Hill                      Closes public hearing on HB 2232, opens work session on HB 2232.

HB 2232 WORK SESSION

025

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2232-1 amendments dated 2/7/01.

025

 

VOTE:  3-0

030

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

040

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 2232 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

045

 

VOTE:  3-0

045

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. HILL, REP. PATRIDGE, REP. LOWE will lead discussion on the floor.

052

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2232 and opens public hearing on HB 2235.

HB 2235 – PUBLIC HEARING

055

Jolley

Explains HB 2235 that eliminates the State Printer. (EXHIBIT D).

063

Mike Freese

Oregon State Printer, Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Submits written material (EHXIBIT E) and begins testimony. Says that HB 2235 is statutory cleanup, and that the 10-year experience requirement is outdated.

130

Chair Hill

Asks Mr. Freese for background information on the state printer and on the bill.

135

Freese

Tells about the origins and purpose of the Oregon State Printer and comments on the current day role.

160

Grover Simmons

Pacific Printing and Imaging Association. Indicates he has a neutral position and explains why. Says he is reluctant to see the history of the state printer eliminated.

242

Chair Hill

Asks for clarification of what the association really wants, if there is something in the constitution they object to.

281

Simmons

Says they want the reference to the State Printer in the constitution maintained, and that DAS’s main objection was the 10 years experience provision. Elaborates that DAS could write an administrative rule to provide appropriate language.

300

Rep. Lowe

Says she understands what Mr. Simmons means about preserving the constitution, and wonders what Chair Hill means when he says that the bill does nothing.

320

Chair Hill

Explains and restates that he is confused about what the printing association’s issue actually is.

366

Simmons

Responds and defers to Mr. Freese.

390

Freese

Clarifies the practice of DAS contracting out printing, says that if they can get a better deal by contracting printing jobs out, they will do it.

415

Rep. Lowe

Asks if Mr. Freese personally makes those decisions.

420

Freese

Says, no, and explains market research and contracting methods of DAS.

TAPE  10, A

031

Rep. Patridge

Asks if there may be an unintended consequence as to their definition of printing within the bill, in terms of duplicating and copying.

040

Freese

Explains language and says the purpose is to keep agencies from setting up little, inefficient print shops.

086

Simmons

Indicates support to maintaining the State Printer position.

115

Discussion on the history and appropriateness of changing the constitution.

220

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 2235. Opens public hearing on HJR 4 (EXHIBIT F).

HJR 4 – PUBLIC HEARING

227

Jerry Tynell

Printer from Eugene. Gives historical view of the State Printer. Says instead of deleting the State Printer position, the position should be given the additional power to run state printing.

276

Rep Lowe

Asks if doing as he suggests would save money for the state and save paper.

280

Tynell

Says it will be more efficient and therefore better for the people because it will save money by bulk buying and economies of scale.

335

Fariborz Pakseresht

Manager, Publishing and Distribution, Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Clarifies there is no such thing as a state printer because of mergers in the 1990’s. Expresses pride as being the first state to merge and create ‘publishing and distribution’. Agrees there should be a strong leader for printing, but that person does not need to be called ‘state printer’ or be in the constitution. Adds the bill does not impact contracting to the private sector.  Says nothing in this bill changes the function of printing.

399

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HJR 4. Opens public hearing on HB 2038

HB 2038 – PUBLIC HEARING

407

Jolley

Explains HB 2038 (EXHIBIT G) which is intended to identify what information obtained by the state through business transactions with customers that the state will keep confidential.

TAPE 9, B

020

Pat Lundeen

Electronic Commerce Manager, Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Gives testimony in support of HB 2038 with amendments suggested by DAS, and submits written material (EXHIBIT H). Says DAS is still developing privacy statements.

135

Rep. Patridge

Asks how many agencies use cookies and do not tell the public.

137

Lundeen

Says she does not know.  Notes there are no clear policies and they need legislation in order to develop policies. Says she tells agencies that must disclose, but there are no written mandates.

175

Rep. Patridge

Asks if there is a plan to address this issue.

190

Lundeen

Says they have been addressing that policy discussion for the past two years.

231

Rose Jade

Citizen from Lincoln City.  Provides written material (EXHIBIT I) and begins testimony with suggested amendment language, stating that HB 2038 is too broad and thus grants too much power to the agencies.

320

Sarah Reader

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Indicates her agreement with Ms Jade’s testimony.

333

Jim Craven

American Electronics Association. Says this is a base bill whose language needs further refinement. Says protection of privacy is a huge national issue.

425

Craven

Continues testimony on privacy issues related to the internet.

Tape 10, B

014

Craven

Says privacy laws should be considered that covers all aspects of privacy, not just those of the internet.

022

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 2038. Points out to committee some printed information provided on e-government issues. Adjourns committee at 5:00 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2232, staff, 1p.

B – HB 2232-1 amendments, staff, 1p.

C – HB 2232, letter from Darren Q. Bond, staff, 1p.

D – HB 2235, staff, 4pp.

E – HB 2235, written materials, Mike Freese, 5pp.

F – HJR 2, staff, 1p.

G – HB 2038, staff, 8pp.

H – HB 2038, written testimony, Pat Lundeen, 2pp.

I   - HB 2038, written testimony, Rose Jade, 16pp.