HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

July 3, 2001                                                                                                             Hearing Room E

9:45 AM                                                                                                                                Tape 70

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Jolley, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       HJR 51 – 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 70, A

004

Chair Hill

Calls meeting to order at 9:57 a.m. and declares the meeting in recess.

021

Chair Hill

Reconvenes the meeting at 6:05 p.m. and opens a work session on   HJR 51.

HJR 51 – Work Session

025

Mark Jolley

Administrator.  Explains the –13 amendments (EXHIBIT A).  Explains the –1 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

038

Rep. Lowe

Asks if the –1 amendment leaves open the ability to add exceptions exempt from HJR 51. 

048

Chair Hill

Responds any changes would have to be constitutionally dedicated.

057

Rep. Lowe

Asks if the reduction required by HJR 51 would include independent branches of government.

067

Chair Hill

Responds that the existing constitution provisions would be followed under HJR 51.

080

Rep. Lowe

Comments on the exclusion of local governments.

084

Rep. Lowe

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HJR 51-2 amendments dated 7/1/01 (EXHIBIT C).

 

 

VOTE:  1-2

AYE:               1 – Lowe

NAY:               2 - Patridge, Hill

088

Chair Hill

The motion FAILS.

092

Chair Hill

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HJR 51-13 amendments dated 7/3/01.

095

Rep. Lowe

Comments on the –13 amendments.

098

Chair Hill

Explains the source of the –13 amendments.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

103

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

105

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HJR 51-1 amendments dated 7/1/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

110

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

112

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HJR 51 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

116

Rep. Lowe

Comments on HJR 51 and its relation to Ballot Measure 8.  Reminds the committee that BM 8 failed and that HJR 51 is circumventing the voters.  Points out that HJR 51 serves a special interest group.

180

Chair Hill

Responds that any Oregon resident has the opportunity to introduce ideas to the legislature. 

208

Rep. Lowe

Comments on the fairness of serving special interest groups.

220

Rep. Patridge

Reiterates Chair Hill’s comments.  Points out the need for the legislature to act.

247

Rep. Lowe

Comments on partisan politics which helps the majority to retain legislative control. 

275

Chair Hill

Talks about spending limits.  Comments on changing the tax system. 

302

Rep. Lowe

States that the issue in HJR 51 should be debated.

316

Rep. Patridge

States that HJR 51 is not being done for tactical advantage.

 

 

VOTE:  2-1

AYE:               2 - Patridge, Hill

NAY:               1 – Lowe

328

Chair Hill

The motion CARRIES.

331

Chair Hill

Closes the work session on HJR 51 and adjourns the meeting at        6:30 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

Transcribed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,

Committee Assistant

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HJR 51, -13 amendments, Staff, 1 p.

B – HJR 51, -1 amendments, Staff, 1 p.

C – HJR 51, -2 amendments, Staff, 1 p.