HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

June 30, 2001                                                                                                          Hearing Room E

1:00 AM                                                                                                                           Tape 65-66

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Janet Adkins, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 479B – Work Session

                                                HJR 51 – 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 63, A

005

Chair Hill

Calls the meeting to order at 1:35 am and opens a work session on SB 479B.

SB 479A – Work Session

007

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 479B-9 amendments dated 6/28/01.

010

Chair Hill

Calls for discussion.

012

Rep. Lowe

Expresses her lack of support for the amendment

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

020

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

025

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves SB 479B to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

030

Rep. Lowe

Again, voices her strong concern about what will happen to the cities with this bill. 

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

040

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

Rep. Patridge will carry the bill.

 

050

Chair Hill

Says the committee will recess until 3:00 p.m.

 

 

The committee reconvenes at 4:15 p.m.

HJR 51 – Public Hearing

055

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Explains HJR 51, which proposes amend to Oregon Constitution to limit government appropriations to specified percentage of personal income.

065

Rich Peppers

OPEU. Testifies in opposition to HJR 51.

0909

Mary bodkin

ASFMEWd.  Testifies opposing HJR 51 and supplies printed materials (EXHIBIT A).

112

Tricia Smith

Lobbyist.  Testifies against HJR 51.  Notes the originator of the measure is not in attendance.  Notes passing the measure would be without any public input.

160

Amy Hunter

American Federation of Teachers.  Opposes the bill and explains the margin by which Measure 8 was defeated?  In response to Rep. Lowe’s question.

170

Patrick Green

HISCO?. Opposes the measure and explains their rationale.

180

Ellen Lowe

Lobbyist representing low-income persons.  Opposes the measure. Notes the probable domino effect of this measure.

225

Marcia Kelly

Representing Women’s Rights Coalition.  Indicates they are on record opposing the bill.

260

Bill Penhollow

Oregon Association of Counties.  Opposes the bill and explains how HJR 51 will affect local governments.

300

Andrea …

Oregon League of Cities.  Opposed the bill.

335

Rep. Lowe

Says she sees this bill as negative and that it is sad to even be considering it.  Further explains that the growth in government funds is eaten up by voter approved initiatives, such as Measure 11 which takes up billions of dollars, but for that we would be paying lower taxes.  This proposal is irresponsible.

395

Chair Hill

Asks for explanation of the lines of the bill….

398

Joan Robinson

Legislative Council.  Explains the ideas on specific lines for Chair Hill. Says ‘revenues’ is not defined in the measure and that makes her nervous.

440

Chair Hill

Clarifies what he heard her say

450

Robinson

Replies to his comments.

TAPE 66, A

040

Chair Hill

Asks if there are others who wish to speak to the bill.

045

Chair Hill

Closes the public hearing on HJR 51 and adjourns the committee at 4:45 p.m.