HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANACING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

May 17, 2001                                                                                                          Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                   Tape 50-51-52A

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Jolley, Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Public Hearing - SJR 17, SB 440A, SB 401, SB 273, SB 755A, SB 765A, SB 846A

                                                HB 3633 – Public Hearing and 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 50, A

010

Chair Hill

Calls the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. and opens public hearing on SB 755A.

SB 755A – Public Hearing

015

Mark Jolley

Committee administrator.  Explains SB 755A, which prohibits use of credit card checks or electronic funds transfers in collection of debts from unlawful gambling using Internet.

020

Sen. Metsger

Testifies in support of the bill and submits written comments (EXHIBIT A).

O57

Pamela Leavitt

VP, Governmental Affairs & Public Relations, Credit Union Association of Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 755A and supplies written comments (EXHIBIT B).

108

Hal Scoggins

Counsel, Credit Union Association of Oregon. Testifies in support of the bill and explains the –6 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

180

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on SB 755A and opens a joint public hearing on SJR 17 and SB 273.

SJR 17 and SB 273 – Public Hearing

182

Jolley

Explains the bills which creates the Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development, (SB 723) which proposes amendment to Oregon constitution to allow state to hold and dispose of stock received in exchange for technology created by public institution or received as state asset invested in technology resources.

194

Randall Edwards

State Treasurer of Oregon.  Testifies in support of the two bills.

250

Bill Scott

Director, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD). Testifies in support and explains the five proposals by the Economic Development Joint Boards Working Group. (EXHIBIT D), page 3.

325

Rep. Patridge

Asks why the Chancellors’ office and OECDD cannot do this rather than develop a separate commission.

330

Scott

Says it was considered, but that to have it structured in statute would make it more likely to happen.

357

Chair Hill

Asks for an example of the practical effect of this proposed commission.

360

Scott

Says it puts people with authority in the room.  Continues to describe the composition of the board.

390

Chair Hill

Asks again about the worth of the bill, as it does not say what the group will do, just that a group will be formed.

398

Mardi Saathoff

Attorney.  Says she wrote the bill and the group would be an advisory group.

440

Chair Hill

Asks again, what will they do. Asks how this group will assist technology transfer. Echoes Rep. Patridge’s observation that the composition of the group is just educators, and therefore the group is stacked. Adds, however he does not know what it is stacked to do.

460

Scott

Explains and attempts to answer the question.

Tape 51, A

045

Rep. Patridge

Says he still is not convinced

065

Carl Talton

Portland General Electric and Economic Development Commissioner.

 

 

Says there is a lot to be done and this commission will facilitate it.

100

Rep. Patridge

Continues with his objections.

172

Diane Vines

Vice Chancellor, Oregon University System.  Explains the concept relating to the Representative’s questions and objections about the composition of the advisory board. Says they are private sector folks representing education.  Says they will provide policy suggestions.

241

Rep. Patridge

Says he still does not see why it should be in statute.

318

William Newman

Oregon Resource & Technology Development Account.  Testifies in support of the bill.

365

Gordon Hoffman

Co-director, Oregon Resource & Technology Development Account.  Speaks in support of the bill.

430

Mardi Saathoff

Speaks for the record regarding SJR 17. Walks the committee through the constitutional amendment that allows universities to hold stock if it is in exchange for developments by research at the University.

Tape 50, B

050

Saathoff

Says it is a result of many interested parties weighing in on this issue.  That investments are of a controlled nature.

100

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on SJR 17 and SB 273 and opens public hearing on SB 400A and SB 401.

SB 400A and SB 401 – Public Hearing

125

Graham Slater

Oregon Employment Department.  Speaks in support of the bill and supplies written materials.

160

Slater

Speaks also to SB 401 and provides written materials, (EXHIBIT E).

183

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on SB 400A and SB 401 and opens public hearing on SB 846A.

SB 846A – Public Hearing

200

Paul Cosgrove

Lobbyist representing Oregon Financial Services Association.  Speaks in support of the bill.

245

Cheryl Pellegrini

Attorney, Oregon Department of Justice. Says the DOJ has a neutral position on the amendment and explains.  Says they need amendments to delete section 1.

287

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on SB 846A and opens public hearing on SB 765A.

SB 765A – Public Hearing

300

Jolley

Explains SB 765 that creates an interim task force to be called Oregon Telecommunication Coordinating Council.

310

Bill Penhallow

Association of Oregon Counties. Speaks in support of the bill and provides written materials (EXHIBIT F).

442

Rep. Patridge

Asks why the governor gets to appoint everyone.

Tape 51, B

020

Penhallow

Says they looked at other ways, but Legislative Council said they could not do one of the alternatives, so they decided on this one.

046

Rep. Partridge

Asks if they would not do their jobs anyway without statute.

048

Rick Hanson

Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Responds with support for the bill.

055

Doris Penwell

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD). Indicates support for the bill.

115

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on SB 755 and opens public hearing on HB 3633

HB 3633 – Public Hearing

120

Chair Hill

Notes that the 24-hour notice for hearings has been fulfilled for HB 3633. Explains that the –9 amendments (EXHIBIT G) are a small correction to a date in the –8 amendments.

125

Rep. Patridge

Clarifies some components of the amendments.

183

Rep. Close

Speaks in support of the bill that she requested on behalf of the Albany Chamber of Commerce.  The bill requests a delay in the restructuring of electric power industry until October 2003.

Committee members leave for a House floor vote.

233

Rep. Lowe

Observes there are no public purpose funds

245

Chair Hill

Explains certain components related to the question.

286

Rep. Lowe

Asks Rep. Close if they could ameliorate the loss of the public purpose funds.

295

Rep. close

Says she would not, for the money should come from private funds.

300

Rep. Lowe

Says she is aware they have philosophical differences, and would truly like to see a way to save the money. Adds that planning its use pulled together many people. Says it will hurt the partnership that has been so carefully crafted.  Asks if Rep. Close would consider 1 1/2 % of public purpose funds and then include more later.

335

Rep. Close

Said she would consider it, but that she thinks it can be done privately.

400

Chair Hill

Notes that Dave Hendryxx is here to answer additional questions.

405

Dave Hendryxx

Legislative Counsel. 

425

Rep. Lowe

Says she wants to offer a conceptual amendment and want to know if he understands what she wants.

435

Hendryxx

Repeats in summary what she is requesting.

Tape 52, A

034

Chair Hill

Says he has some amendments that will help.

040

Rep. Lowe

Says she would like to have language to reduce the negative fiscal impact.

075

Gary Conkling

Lobbyist. Says they support the public purpose funds at point of access.

185

Rep. Lowe

Reiterates her view of the maintaining the collaborations between consumer groups and others, and would he agree that it would keep the partnership healthy.

200

Conkling

Says their view is that there should be no delay.  Says that the public purpose moneys are more important now than before.

220

Rep. Lowe

Asks more about this.

245

Conkling

Says he believes that the act should be implemented now, and that he knows this not the majority view.  Says there are more risks than those discussed tonight.

265

Chair Hill

Asks what are some of the risks.

270

Conkling

Says one is that there is no certainty for companies to invest in additional generation and; 2nd, that there is not a pool of knowledge for energy conservation.

300

Cindy Finlayson

General Electric.  Acknowledges that much has changed since the bill was originated. 

331

Rep. Patridge

Closes public hearing on HB 3633.

The committee stands at ease at 6:45 p.m. and reconvenes at 7:58 p.m.

337

Chair Hill

Opens work session on HB 3633.

HB 3633 – Work Session

340

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to AMEND HB  3633 with "a conceptual amendment that implements 1 1/2% of the public purpose funds on the October 1, 2001 startup date of SB 1149, to go to conservation efforts, and moves that the other 1 1/2% of the public purpose funds be added when direct access occurs, March 31, 2003."

389

Rep. :Lowe

Further states her argument supporting the conceptual amendment.

397

Chair Hill

Says he will oppose her amendment, and gives his reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Chair Hill

VOTE:  1-2

AYE:               1 - Lowe

NAY:               2 - Patridge, Hill

The motion FAILS.

 

412

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 3633--9 amendments dated 5/17/01.

427

Rep. Patridge

Explains his rationale.

435

Rep. Lowe

Suggests taking out section 7.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

449

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

465

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves SB 3633 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

494

Chair Hill

VOTE:  2-1

AYE:               2 - Lowe, Patridge

NAY:               1 - Hill

 

Chair Hill

The motion CARRIES.

REP. PATRIDGE will lead discussion on the floor.

493

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 3633 and adjourns meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 755A,written comments, Sen. Metsger, 1p.

B – SB 755A, written comments, Pamela Leavitt, 4pp.

C – SB 755A, -6 amendments, Hal Scoggins, 2pp.

D – SB 273, PowerPoint presentation, Bill Scott, OECDD, 17pp.

E – SB 401A, printed materials, Graham Slater, OED, 12pp.

F – SB 765A, Bill Penhollow, 4pp.

G – HB 3633, -9 amendments, staff, 5pp.

H – SB 755 and SB 755A, written testimony, Dan Meek, 2pp.