HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

March 13, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                       Tapes 20 – 21

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Rep. Rob Patridge

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Jolley, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 2987 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2649 – 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 20, A

004

Chair Hill

Convenes committee at 3:30 p.m. and opens public hearing on HB 2987 and HB 2649.

HB 2987 – Public Hearing

006

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2649, which creates offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone or portable computer; and, HB 2987, which preempts local lows that regulate use of cellular telephones.

010

Mark Schmidt

Fanno Creek Grange.  Testifies in support of HB 2649, and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

054

Rep. Lowe

Asks if the studies show any distinction between hands-free cell phones and other cell phones in terms of safety.

058

Schmidt

Says there is no data because hands-free cell phone use is so new. Continues, citing other safety hazard distractions such as reading, computer use.

087

Rep. Lowe

Asks if there is data regarding accidents caused by other types of hazards.

091

Schmidt

Responds, no, and refers to DOT report.

200

Ken Strobeck

Voice Stream Wireless.  Testifies in support of HB 2987 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

290

Bruce Shaull

Sprint.  Testifies opposing HB 2649 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT C). Says laws already exist that should be enforced, education of drivers can work more effectively than sanctions, and accident statistics do not support the need for legislation.

388

Laura Imeson

AT&T Wireless.  Testifies in support of HB 2987 and against HB 2649.

420

Brian DeLashmutt

Nextel Communications. Strongly in support of HB 2987 and opposed to HB 2649.

Tape 21, A

040

Rep. Lowe

Asks if any states have enacted such laws.

050

DeLashmutt

Responds no states have.

052

Glenn Chastain

Oregon State Police.  Testifies against HB 2649.

086

Chair Hill

Asks if police take into account cell phone usage when deciding whether to issue a citation.

095

Chaistain

Responds the whole situation is assessed.

015

Dave Barenberg

League of Oregon Cities.  Testifies against HB 2987 and gives information and data to supplement previous testimony. Offers to supply language for possible amendments.

163

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 2987 and HB 2649.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

 

 

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2987, written testimony, Mark Schmidt, 8pp.

B – HB 2987, written testimony, Ken Strobeck, 2pp.

C – Hb 2649, written testimony, Bruce Shaull, 2pp.

D – HB 2987, written testimony, Scott Meisner, 1p.

E – HB 2649, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1p.