HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

April 19, 2001 Hearing Room E

3:30 PM    Tapes 40-41

 

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 3696 – Public Hearing and Posible Work Session

                                                HB 2988

HB 3372 – Work Session

 

 

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 40, A

003

Chair Hill

Calls committee to order at 3:50 p.m. and opens public hearing on HB 3372.

HB  3372 – Work Session

010

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator.  Explains the –5 amendments (EXHIBIT A) of HB 3372, which requires the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and state agencies to implement portfolio-based management of information technology resources.

045

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3372-5 amendments dated 4/19/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

047

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

050

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 3372 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

055

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

PATRIDGE will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

083

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 3372 and opens work session on HB 2988.

HB 2988 – Work Session

088

Chair Hill

Says HB 2988 will be brought back at a later meeting, as Roy Hemmingway had ideas for amendments.  Explains it is necessary to get a LC version of the amendment.

090

Rep Lowe

Asks

100

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2988 and opens public hearing on 3696.

HB 3696 – Public Hearing

110

John Delorenzo

Attorney.  Opens with remarks related to the bill and introduces two others speakers.

120

Pamela Lesh

V-P Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Portland General Electric Company (PGE).  Testifies in support of the bill, which they drafted, and provides written material (EXHIBIT B).

311

Lesh

Continues presentation on the background of PGE and development of the bill.

373

Chair Hill

Asks for clarification of contract obligations concept.

380

Lesh

Responds, yes, that is what she envisions and explains.  Adds, they want to achieve knowing what to expect.

407

Rep. Patridge

Asks if any other states are doing this.

410

Lesh

Does not really know, mentions one similar situation, and that’s all.

412

Rep Patridge

Asks if any other states are discussing this.

415

Lesh

Responds no. Oregon is the first.

TAPE 41A

 

 

024

Rep. Lowe

Says she has several questions.  Summarizes an example and asks for verification that she framed it right.

030

Lesh

Responds, that is one type of example.

 

Committee

A series of questions and answers with Ms. Lesh regarding the details of the bill and comparisons with HB 1129.  Ms. Lesh says the important point is that California struggled with uncertainty, and with the current PGE concept, there is more stability and certainty in the system by making prior contracts  J

131

Jay Dudley

Assistant General Counsel, Portland General Electric (PGE).  Comments on the value of contracting and acquiring supplies.

140

Rep. Lowe

Expresses her concerns that market variations be passed on the consumers and if PGE becomes economically unstable, what the PGE would do.

153

Lesh

Says the commission is in control and explains.

174

Chair Hill

Directs Mr. Dudley to proceed with going through the bill.

176

Dudley

Reads the bill. (EXHIBIT B) pages 6-9.

276

Rep. Lowe

Asks is there is protection to interruption of service.

280

Dudley

Responds and explains.

295

Rep. Lowe

Asks about jurisdiction over water services.

300

Dudley

Explains it is not covered by commission jurisdiction and will not be with the PGE bill.

320

Rep Lowe

Asks about dispute resolution.

325

Dudley

Asks were

340

Rep Lowe

Says, now it is in the record.

345

Rep Lowe

Asks if is would be a fair assumption there will not be a ratcheting up of rates.

366

Lesh

Responds with a contract example.

Tape 40B

 

 

040

Rep Patridge

Asks if the state needs this bill if it were not under the deregulation.

050

Lesh

Responds, absolutely.

055

Dudley

Gives additional examples.

067

Rep. Patridge

Asks for explanation that a utility would do differently to provide infrastructure if we adopt this bill.

073

Lesh

Says the biggest benefit is that it would allow for certainly, and that the reason little was built during the 90’s was the uncertainty of return.

121

Rep. Patridge

Says he view this as a ‘half-loaf’ measure to allow the utilities some innovations and asks what they can expect for PGE and other utilities if they pass this bill.

141

Lesh

Gives an example of a small unit on the beaver river and others.  Test small contracts to start out.

150

Chair Hill

Asks if

220

Committee

Continued question and answer with Ms. Lesh regarding the bill.

290

Rep Patridge

Says he would like to see some amendment

293

Chair Hill

Closes work sessison on HB 3696 and adjourn the meeting at 5:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                        Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                        Committee Administrator

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3696, -5 amendments