HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

April 26, 2001 Hearing Room 350

3:30 PM    Tapes 43-44

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Mark Jolley, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2768 – Work Session

                                                HB 2988 – Public Hearing & Work Session

HB 3739 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3371 – Public Hearing & Work Session

                                                HB 3968 - 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 43, A

005

Chair Hill

Calls meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. and opens work session on HB 3739.

HB 3739 – Public Hearing

010

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator. Explains HB 3739 and - 1, -2, -3 amendments (EXHIBIT AA) which directs Public Employees Retirement board and Oregon Investment Council to establish optional, self-directed investment plan for employee accounts of members of PERS.

015

Rep. King

Testifies in support of HB3739 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

055

Rep. Lowe

Asks Rep King if he is aware some PERS funds were unscheduled by the Ways and Means subcommittee.

060

Rep. King

Replies he is aware.

075

Rep. Lowe

Question and answer between Rep. Lowe and Rep. King.

140

Randall Edwards

State Treasurer of Oregon.  Testifies regarding the bill. Explains the treasurer’s role related to the bill, to PERS retirement funds, and how they manage PERS money. Says the defined benefit plan has worked extremely well, and the real question is how would the plan be managed with the proposed overlay. Reiterates that there are some serious questions about how it would be managed, and that he has talked with Rep. King about his concerns.

210

Mary Botkin

AFSCME. Testifies against the bill.

246

Rich Peppers

Oregon Public Employees Union (OPEU). Testifies against the bill.

282

Tricia Smith

Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA). Testifies in opposition to the bill and its amendments.  Say if they were to change something about their compensation package, it would not be the way this bill suggests.

320

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 3739 and opens work session on HB 2768.

HB 2768 – Work Session

345

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill with its –1, and –2 amendments (EXHIBIT B), which allows issuance of revenue bonds by the State of Oregon to finance telecommunications infrastructure.

360

Rep. King

Testifies and explains his position on the bill and supplies written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

435

Yvonne Addington

Manager of Finance, Oregon Economic & Community Development Department (OECDD). Says they worked with Rep. King in development of this bill. Says this amendment will bring the need for telecommunications infrastructure in equal nature with sewer, water, etc. Says there are set-asides for none of those categories.

Tape 44, A

012

Bruce Shaull

Sprint.  Clarifies his understanding of the –1 and –2 amendments.

020

Chair Hill

Asks if anyone else wants to speak.

031

Rep. King

Clarifies point regarding that local entities could use the bonding to acquire capacity. Adds they do not have to lease it out, but it would make sense to lease out to a local company.

045

Rep. Lowe

Asks if this bill interfaces with a prior controversial bill regarding municipalities developing telecommunications networks and systems.

050

Rep. King

Responds that it interfaces in that if a private vendor wants to do that, they can do that, and then the local government would not proceed.

055

Rep. Lowe

Asks then, does that allow a private company to preempt a local government’s desire to provide those services on a business basis.

056

Rep. King

Defers to Chair Hill.

060

Chair Hill

Says this is a financing mechanism and does not extend to the issues that was carried in HB 2680, this is not the same issue, but a funding mechanism.

065

Rep. Lowe

Says she knows this is a funding mechanism, but does it cut off, change the status quo, or foul up the process for any municipalities or others.

072

Chair Hill

Answers, no.

073

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB  2768-2 amendments dated 4/23/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

080

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2768-1 amendments dated 3/19/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

082

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB 2768 to the COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING AND TAX FAIRNESS with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

085

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2768 and opens a public hearing on HB 3371.

HB 3371 – Public Hearing

 

Mark Jolley

Committee administrator. Explains the bill with –1 amendments (EXHIBIT D), which authorizes personal use by public officials of computers provided at public expense under specified condition.

092

Chair Hill

Observes the bill does not give license to inappropriate use of computers.

105

Rich Peppers

Speaks in support in the bill, and says he will reiterate what the Chair Hill said about the bill’s concept and mentions Section 2, which specifically prohibits political transmissions, and that there is also a section requiring DAS to develop rules around that.

110

Chair Hill

Closes pubic hearing on HB 3371 and opens work session on HB 3371.

HB 3371 – Work Session

130

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3371-1 amendments dated 3/14/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

132

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

135

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB 3371 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

138

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

140

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB 3371 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

150

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

156

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 3371 and opens public hearing on HB 2988.

HB 2988 – Public Hearing

170

Mark Jolley

Explains bill HB 2988 and two amendments, -1 and –3 (EXHIBIT E). 

180

Chair Hill

Asks if anyone wishes to speak to the bill.

183

Chair Hill

Hearing none, closes the public hearing on HB 2988 and opens a work session on HB 2988.

HB 2988 – Work Session

185

Rep. Lowe

Asks if the PUC, the utilities, and others involved are ‘ok’ with this bill.

190

Chair Hill

Says he has received no communication from the PUC saying they were not, and that the PUC were on the work group on the –1 amendments, and that the other amendment just clarifies the rule.

194

Rep. Lowe

Asks if the users of the PUC are comfortable with this too. Asks if CUB and the utilities are ok with the bill.

195

Chair Hill

Says he see no one objecting.

196

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2988-1 amendments dated 4/23/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

199

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2988-3 amendments dated 4/26/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

200

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

205

 

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB 2988 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

208

 

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB 2988 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

210

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2988.

215

Chair Hill

Opens public hearing on HB 3968 and closes public hearing on HB 3968.

217

Chair Hill

Adjourns meeting at 4:40 p.m.

 

 

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                        Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                        Committee Administrator

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

AA – HB 3739, -1, -2, -3 amendments, staff, 5pp.

A – HB 3739, written remarks, Rep. Al King, 1p.

B – HB 2768, -1, -2 amendments, staff, 8pp.

C – HB 2768, written remarks, Rep. Al King, 1p.

D – HB 3371, -1 amendment, staff, 1p.

E – HB 2988, -1, -3 amendments, staff 2pp.

F – HB 3968, written testimony submitted to staff by Fred Heutte, 2pp.