SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, SALMON AND WATER

 

 

February 05, 2001   Hearing Room B

8:00 AM        Tapes  25

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Ken Messerle, Chair

Sen. Frank Shields, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. Bill Fisher

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jennifer Solomon, Committee Administrator

Cheryl Young, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2036, 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 25, A

005

Chair Messerle

Opens meeting at: 8:06 a.m.  Opens public hearing on HB 2036-A.

HB 2036-A, PUBLIC HEARING

008

Staff

Summarizes HB 2036-A.

021

Rep. Jeff Kropf

District 37. States that he is bringing the first of four pieces of legislation that deals with a significant occurrence that happened in the agricultural industry, called the ABT Bankruptcy.  Describes the issues that lead up to the filing of Chapter 11 by ABT, and suggests changes for filing papers, making it easier for the farmers in the lien process.

130

Sen. Shields

Asks if there is any way to get out of mailing out 1200 notices?

133

Rep Kropf

Responds in the affirmative.  States that it will clarify it in a bill coming before the committee in the future.

139

Chair Messerle

Asks about the discrepancy with the Secretary of State?  Notes that the bill states very clearly that the Secretary of State would be the holder of all the lien filings.

143

Rep. Kropf

Agrees that the bill is very explicit about that.  What they have been wanting is for the Secretary of State office to generate a list of names that the farmer needs to notify.  Expands on explanation.


 

155

Jean Underhill-Wilkinson

Oregon Farm Bureau.  States that the department has the Legislative Council reviewing this issue.  Clarifies Rep. Kropf’s testimony.  Favors an amendment, but feels they may need more communication with the Secretary of State’s office.  Submits written testimony.  (EXHIBIT A).

177

Chair Messerle

Asks if they prefer this bill not to pass out of committee today.

178

Rep. Kropf

Asks that this issue be postponed.

192

Brent Searle

Oregon Department of Agriculture.  Supports the bills as drafted.

204

Chair

Closes Public Hearing of HB 2036-A.

 

 

Other business regarding “in district days” It is the Chair’s intention not to meet on those days.  However, they may have to meet.  This Friday’s meeting will be rescheduled.  Other days off are: March 2, March 23, Apr. 13, and May 28.  Meeting adjourned 8:23 a.m.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Cheryl Young,                        Jennifer Solomon,

Committee Assistant                        Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2036, written testimony, Jean Underhill-Wilkinson, 1p