HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 13, 2001                                                                                                   Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 11 - 12

 

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 2212 – PUBLIC HEARING

                                                HB 272 7 – 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 11, A

HB 2212 – PUBLIC HEARING

03

Chair Hill

Convenes committee at 3:37 p.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2212.

06

Mark Jolley

Explains HB 2212 (EXHIBIT A) which limits personal information on the Oregon No Call List database to only telephone numbers of parties who do not wish to receive telephone solicitations at listed numbers.

015

Cheryl Pellegrini

Attorney In Charge, Department of Justice (DOJ). Provides written material (EXHIBIT B) and begins testimony in support of HB 2212.

130

Pellegrini

Continues presentation, explaining the second part of HB 2212, in that the attorney general and the No Call List administrator cannot disclose personal information about individuals who do not wish to receive telephone solicitations.

185

Brant Wolf

Administrator, Oregon Telecommunications Association. Provides a proposed amendment to HB 2212 (EXHIBIT C) and begins testimony.

229

Ginny Lang

Public Affairs Manager, QUEST.  Explains their position on the bill.

255

Committee

Discussion with Lang, Pellegrini, and Wolf on HB 2212.

365

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 2212 and opens public hearing on HB 2727.

HB 2727 – PUBLIC HEARING

370

Jolley

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2727 (EXHIBIT D) which provides that application of certain laws governing telecommunications services to unincorporated associations and cooperative corporations does not authorize Public Utility Commission to establish terms, conditions, classifications or rates for services.

382

Rep. Schrader

Testifies in support of HB 2727.

433

Tom Linstrom

CEO/President, Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Company (BCT). Provides written materials (EXHIBIT E) and testifies in support of HB 2727.

TAPE 12, A

056

Committee

Questions and responses between Chair Hill and Mr. Linstrom regarding clarification of the differences between cooperatives and other telecommunications utilities.  Says that under state statutes, Beaver Creek Telephone Company is neither.

109

Rep. Lowe

Asks for clarification of what regulations they are trying to avoid.

112

Linstrom

Responds they are not trying to avoid regulations.

121

Rep. Lowe

Asks, then, what regulations they have found inappropriate.

125

Linstrom

Responds with an illustration of a past bill.

157

Rep. Patridge

Asks for an example of how the PUC negatively affects the BCT.

167

Linstrom

Responds with an example.

210

Linstrom

Continues testimony in support of HB 2727.

223

Rep. Schrader

Clarifies Mr. Linstrom’s three points regarding the PUC requirements and legal morass that extend cost to the cooperative.  Third point is philosophy of regulation of a small cooperative.

321

Linstrom

Says he has DSL throughout his exchange as an example of cooperative’s modern services.

339

Chair Hill

Asks if there was a specific thing PUC staff asked him not to mention in earlier testimony.

342

Linstrom

Responds, no.

355

Chair Hill

Says is it common knowledge the utilities are afraid to testify for fear of retribution.

369

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 2727, and adjourns committee at 4:30 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2212, staff 3pp.

B – HB 2212, written testimony and material, Cheryl Pellegrini, 4pp.

C – HB 2212, proposed amendment, Brant Wolf, 1p.

D – HB 2727, staff, 1p.

E – HB 2727, written testimony, Tom Lindstrom, 1p.