HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

May 24, 2001                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 56 - 57

 

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:           WORK SESSION – HB 2488, HB 3696A, HB 2659 SB 273,

                                                SB  765A, SB 608B,

 

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 56, A

005

Chair Hill

Calls committee to order at 1:05 p.m. and opens work session on HB 3696

HB 3696 – Work Session

010

Mark Jolley

Explains HB 2488.

012

Cindy Finleyson

Portland General Electric.  Testifies in support of the –8 amendments.

031

Jay Dudley

Counsel, Portland General Electric.  Explains the –8 amendment point by point (EXHIBIT A).

045

Rep Lowe

Asks for clarification and an example of the proposal.

050

Jay Dudley

Explains and gives an example.

121

Marc Hellman

Public Utilities Commission. Testifies in support of the –8 amendments and offers written comments (EXHIBIT B).

151

Rep. Lowe

Asks clarifying question regarding consumer protection language and if it is common for the Commission to surrender their power to change rates.

165

Hellman

Responds with benefits of the language.

205

Gary Conkling

Lobbyist representing Industrial Customers for NW Utilities. Say they have a conceptual agreement and that it will not be complete on the timeline given by the committee.

225

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3696-8 amendments dated 5/24/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

230

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB  3696A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

Rep. Lowe will carry the bill.

242

Chair Hill

Closes work session HB 3696 and opens work session on HB 2488.

HB 2488 – Work Session

250

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB  2488-2 amendments dated 5/24/01.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

254

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves HB  2488 be referred to COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING AND TAX FAIRNESS by PRIOR REFERENCE with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

257

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2488 and opens work session on SB 608.

SB 608 – Work Session

265

Rep. Cheryl Walker

Testifies regarding the current amendments to the bill and supports the –19 amendment (EXHIBIT C).

300

Rep. Rosenbaum

Testifies in support on –19 amendments.

325

Rep. Lowe

Complements those working on the process and their collaboration in bringing the issue forward.

360

Robert Costagna

Oregon Catholic Conference.  Testifies and says they support the –11, the - 13, - 18 amendments (EXHIBIT D) and opposes the –19 amendments.

427

Rep. Witt

Testifies against the –19 amendments and supplies printed materials (EXHIBIT E).

TAPE 57, A

040

Dave Fidanque

ACLU.  Testifies regarding the tenets of separation of church and state.

067

Chair hill

Asks so does that mean we can’t allow exemptions.

100

Rep. Lowe

Asks if he knows anymore about the California case where the catholic church sued about a similar law..

125

Fidanque

Says he does not know more.

135

Rep. Lowe

Asks that the California case be made a part of the record. (EXHIBIT F).

140

Fidanque

Comments further on the separation of church and state.

145

Rep. Cheryl Walker

Further comments on the separation of church and state concept and on other amendments that she opposes. Includes 11,13, and 18. 

186

Costagna

Gives additional comments on the California case and reads from an organizational letter and that he did not intend to mislead the committee.  Also speaks regarding the recent federal OECC rule

245

Rep. Rosenbaum

Speaks to the California contraception case.

274

Sen. Castillo

Speaks in support of the bill and says there are over 20 states that have this law.

304

Gail Attenbery

Oregon Right to Life.  Testifies in support of the –13 and –18 amendments and opposes the –18 amendments.

373

John Power

Lobbyist representing Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Says SB 608 is a very good bill and states for the record that he would like to work with the opponent regarding the –19 amendments.

414

Marcia Kelly

Women’s Rights Coalition.  Testifies as strongly in favor of the –19 amendments.

440

Chair Hill

Says there will be a meeting on Friday at 2pm that will be a work session only, that there will be no testimony.  Closes work session on SB 608 and opens work session on SB 765.

Tape 56, B

SB 765 – Work Session

030

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves SB 765A to the WAYS and MEANS committee with a DO PASS RECOMMENDATION.

 

 

VOTE:  2-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Patridge

 

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

038

Chair Hill

Closes work session on SB 765 and opens work session on SB 273.

SB 273 – Work Session

040

Don Kramer

Attorney.  Testifies and supplies written materials  (EXHIBIT F).

074

Chair Hill

Says they will being the bill back and stresses timelines to consider in the implementation of the project.

085

Chair Hill

Closes work session on SB 273.

HB 2659 – Work Session

090

Chair Hill

Opens and closes work session on HB 2659.

094

Chair Hill

Adjourns the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3696A, -8 amendments, Cindy Findleyson, 10pp.

B – HB 3696A, -8 amendments, written comments, Marc Hellman, PUC, 2pp.

C – HB 2488, -2 amendments, staff, 11pp.

D – SB 608, B, -19 amendments, Rep. Cherryl Walker, 2pp.

E – SB 608, B, -11, -13, -18 amendments, Robert Costangna, 4pp.

F – SB 6008, printed material, Rep. Witt, 2pp.

G – SB 608, written materials, California lawsuit ralted to SB 608, Rep. Lowe, 3pp.

H – SB 273, written memo, Don Krahmer, 2pp.