HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

May 31, 2001                                                                                                          Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 60 - 61

 

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:           HB 3968 – Work Session

                                                HB 2659 – 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 60, A

050

Chair Hill

Calls the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m. and opens work session on HB 2659.

HB 2659 – Work Session

008

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill with the new –8 amendments, (EXHIBIT A).

015

Ginny Lang

QWEST. Gives explanation of the bill that provides clarification to language adopted during the 1999 session as SB 622.

130

Rep. Lowe

Asks for clarification of intrastate language.

140

Lang

Responds and clarifies.

177

Phil Nygaard

Administrator, Public Utilities Comission.  Says they support the changes and that adding these three words does not change current law by his view.  Adds that the utilities take a different view.  Stresses that whatever the current law is, this does not change it.

221

Rep. Lowe

Continues to seek clarification on the language with Phil Nygaard.

249

Paul Romain

Lobbyist representing MCI WorldCom. Responds to Rep. Lowe’s questions and refers to line 8 of page 4.

304

John Powell

Lobbyist representing AT&T.  Testifies regarding the –8 amendments.  Says AT&T’s position is that the rate of access is the major part of the price of a long distance telephone call. 

333

Rep. Lowe

Asks if that is the real reason that cell phones are cheaper.

338

Powell

Says he is not the best to answer that, but it is a major portion of the long distance cost. Subsection 4  Says the –6 amendments were extremely problamatic.

358

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2659-8 amendments dated 5/31/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

370

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

377

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 2659 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

380

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

383

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 2659 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

390

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

394

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 2659 and pens work session on HB 3968.

HB 3968 – Work Session

400

Jolley

Gives overview of the bill and –3 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

409

Denise Richardson

Treasurer’s Office. Makes opening remarks regarding the –3 amendments which is a gut and stuff amendment.

430

Don Krahmer

Attorney.  Black, Helterline, e.t.d. Further explains the bill.

002

Jim Craven

OEA.  Thanks for the bill.

011

Rep. Patridge

Moves for suspension of rules for purpose of conceptual amendment.

013

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to AMEND HB 3968-3 dated 5/31/01, on page 8, in line 12 and 13, delete "$5 million," and insert "$1 dollar".

025

Chair Hill

Repeats the motion.

030

Krahmer

Explains they know about this and the $1 makes the bill a placeholder to get the process and structure in place.

046

 

VOTE:  3-0

047

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

048

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3968-3 amendments dated 5/31/01 as conceptually amended.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

067

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

068068

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 3968 to the full committee with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

082

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

085

Chair Hill

Closes work session on HB 3968 and adjourns meeting at 4:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2659, -8 amendment, staff, 4pp.

B – HB 3968, -3 amendment, staff, 26pp.