SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, SALMON AND WATER

 

 

April 02, 2001 Hearing Room B

8:00 a.m.    Tapes 75-76

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Ken Messerle, Chair

Sen. Frank Shields, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Bill Fisher

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Sen. Ryan Deckert

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jennifer Solomon, Committee Administrator

Cheryl Young, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            SB 653, Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                SB 715-1, Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                SB 892, Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                SB 872, Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                HJM 16, Public Hearing and Possible 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 75, A

 

005

Chair Messerle

Calls the meeting to order at 8:04 a.m.   Opens public hearing on SB 892

 

SB 892, PUBLIC HEARING

 

008

Staff

Introduces SB 892.

 

022

Francis Rosica

American Farmland Trust. Offers support for this bill. Supports Oregon’s position in being a leader of strong farmland protection.

 

034

Mike Propes

Representing Associated Oregon Counties. Speaks in favor of this bill.

 

051

Chair Messerle

Notes that he and others on the House Committee on Natural Resources are trying to put together a bill dealing with his concerns. Speaks of some solutions. States he does not want to amend this bill at this time, that he would rather move it through.  Closes public hearing on SB 892. Open work session on SB 892.

 

SB 892, WORK SESSION

 

073

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves SB 892 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

074

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  2 – Burdick,  Deckert

 

 

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

 

079

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on SB 892. Opens public hearing on SB 872.

 

SB 872, PUBLIC HEARING

 

080

Staff

Summarizes SB 872.

 

086

Mike Propes

Association of Oregon Counties. Speaks in support of SB 872.

 

094

Carl Scheeler

Wildlife Program Manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Speaks in support of SB 872.  Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT A).

 

125

Chair Messerle

Comments on earlier statement regarding SB 892 regarding purchasing property, which is much more permanent as opposed to an easement. Closes public hearing, opens work session on SB 872.

 

SB 872, WORK SESSION

 

140

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SB 872 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

141

Sen. Shields

Asks if this will go back and address the background story told here, referring to the past tense wording “that the Umatilla Tribe wanted to be a co-holder of the conservation easement”.

 

150

Scheeler

Responds that this is the driver behind today’s action.

 

166

Chair Messerle

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  2 – Burdick, Deckert

 

 

 

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

 

173

Chair Messerle

Written testimony submitted for SB 872. (EXHIBIT B). Closes work session on SB 872. Opens public hearing on HJM 16.

 

HJM 16, PUBLIC HEARING

 

175

Staff

Summarizes HJM 16.

 

187

Rep. Betsy Close

Representative House District 36. Speaks on behalf of all Oregon growers. States she introduced this bill.  Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT C).

 

228

John McCully

Representing the Fruit Tree Growers. Asks for approval on this bill and addresses other issues.

 

262

Camille Hukari

One of the founders of the Tractor Coalition of Hood River. Testifies in support of HJM 16.

 

410

Pieper Sweeney

Citizen from Dayton. Speaks in support of this bill. Urges a yes vote. We need to feed ourselves in America.

 

482

Sen. Burdick

Notes that American consumers need to know where their food is coming from. Asks if they are planning on educating the public on different pesticides used in other countries, and notifying Americans of this.

 

Tape 76, A

 

050

Hukari

Responds to questions and issues.

 

075

Randy Gilbert

Citizen and farmer. Asks for support for the family farmer.

 

097

Chair Messerle

Comments on there being three family farmers on this committee.

 

100

Sen. Shields

Asks for comments regarding fair trade vs. free trade and how it benefits the American farmer.

 

108

Sweeney

Speaks of differences and clarifies.

 

139

Sen. Shields

Notes that Chile is becoming a huge competitor, yet that country is not required under free trade agreements to reciprocate.

 

145

Sweeney

Responds not at this point.

 

148

Chair Messerle

Written testimony submitted for record from Jim Welsh. (EXHIBIT D). Closes public hearing on HJM 16. Opens work session on HJM 16.

 

152

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HJM 16 be sent to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

 

159

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

R. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

160

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HJM 16. Opens public hearing on SB 715.

 

SB 715, PUBLIC HEARING

 

164

Staff

Summarizes SB 715.

 

182

Ron Eber

Department of Land Conservation and Development. Worked on the amendments with several groups to avoid any unintended consequences from this kind of bill, as requested by the committee.

 

202

Leann Collins

Citizen, Clackamas County Speaks in favor of this bill. Bill as written now, should be passable to other individuals involved. Submits written testimony.  (EXHIBIT E).

 

225

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on SB 715. Opens work session on SB 715.

 

SB 715, WORK SESSION

 

227

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 715-2 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

228

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

231

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 715 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

231

 

VOTE:  6-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Deckert

 

Chair

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. R. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

239

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on SB 715. Opens public hearing on SB 653.

SB 653, PUBLIC HEARING

244

Staff

Summarizes SB 653.

266

Bob Neathamer

Professional Land Surveyor and Water Right Examiner. Opposes this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT F).

280

Steve Kafoury

Representing the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon.  Opposed to the processes of this bill.

306

Ed Graham

Administrator, State Board of Engineering and Land Surveying. Available to answer questions and supports Bob Neathamer.

309

Chair Messerle

Asks if there is resolution. Chastises those responsible for keeping the bill out so long. Interested in what the proposed resolution entails.

326

Neathamer

States that he is aware of the situation, and expands on response.

388

Chair Messerle

Asks if he is suggesting a delay of the regulations of board for two years.

392

Neathamer

Responds to question. Feels they can resolve this issue.

428

Chair Messerle

States that with the committees shutting down for Senate Bills next week, there is a tight time frame.

444

Neathamer

Notes OSU’s agreement to be part of this compromise.

450

Chair Messerle

Asks if that is the final act of the board.

451

Kafoury

Main decision would cover the October examination application date.

464

Neathamer

States he is not speaking for the whole board, and continues with comments.

507

Ray Wilkeson

Oregon Forestry Industries Council. Clarifies issues regarding entry level examinations. Supports this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT G).

Tape 75, B

035

Ray Wilkeson

Continues with testimony.

072

Chair Messerle

Asks if this impacts out of state graduates.

074

Wilkeson

Responds.

083

Jim James

General Manager of Western Timber and Logging for Willamette Industries. Requests support for this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT H).

116

Dr. John Garland

Forest Engineering Professionals Association. Supports this bill.  Supports professional licensing exam. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT I).

186

James

Make comments regarding earlier statement on deficiencies in OSU program.

208

Steve Tesch

Department Head for Forest Engineering at OSU. Asks for support in access to this exam. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT J).

295

Robert J. Schultz

Professor OSU Civil Engineering Department. Speaks in favor of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT K).

428

Hal Salwasser

Dean, College of Forestry at OSU. Asks for support for this bill.

481

Ray Craig

Assistant State Forester. Speaks in favor of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT L)

Tape 76, B

030

Scott Huff

Representing Board of Director of the Oregon Section of American Society of Civil Engineers. Supports this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT M).

050

Rob Ward

Owner Ward NorthWest.  States concerns. Supports bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT N).

111

Lisa Jeffryes

Former OSU student.  Speaks of not being able to sit for exam and the serious repercussions because of it. Asks for SB 653 to be passed. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT O).

135

Scott Bushnell

Student at OSU. Asks for support in passing this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT P).

151

Jim Dennison

Surveyor. Speaks in support of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT Q).

189

Wesley Schlenker

Licensed surveyor. Speaks in support of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT R).

208

John Minor

Menasha Corporation Land & Timber Division. Reads a paragraph into the record. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT S).

248

Kevin LaVerdure

Project Manager in Development for Westlake Consultants. Speaks in favor of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT T).

277

Rex Storm

Certified Forester. Speaks in favor of this bill. Seeking level playing field.

324

Tyler Parsons

Owner Parsons Surveying. Speaks in favor of this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT U).

377

Jessica Harris

Speaks on behalf the Associated General Contractors of Oregon who supports this bill.

388

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on SB 653. Opens work session on SB 653.

SB 653, WORK SESSION

390

Sen. Fisher

Makes comments regarding boards not doing their business in a timely manner.

411

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves SB  653-1 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

420

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves SB 653 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

420

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

428

Sen. Burdick

Gives a vote explanation. Wants to show her support for this bill with her vote.


 

438

Chair Messerle

Closes work session for SB 653. Letter from Ron Stuntzner submitted for record. Meeting adjourned at 9:52 a.m.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Cheryl Young,                        Jennifer Solomon,

Committee Assistant                        Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 872, written testimony, Carl Scheeler, 1p.

B – SB 872, written testimony, Dean O’Reilly, 1p.

C – HJM 16, written testimony, Rep. Betsy Close, 2pp.

D – HJM 16, written testimony, Jim Welsh, 1p.

E – SB 715, written testimony, Leann Collins, 1p.

F – SB 653, written testimony, Bob Neathamer, 1p.

G – SB 653, written testimony, Ray Wilkeson, 5pp.

H – SB 653, written testimony, Jim James, 1p.

I – SB 653, written testimony, John Garland, 22pp.

J – SB 653, written testimony, Steven Tesch, 2pp.

K – SB 653, written testimony, Robert Schultz, 71pp.

L – SB 653, written testimony, Ray Craig, 2pp.

M- SB 653, written testimony, Scott Huff, 3pp.

N – SB 653, written testimony, Rob Ward, 2pp.

O – SB 653, written testimony, Lisa Jeffryes, 1p.

P – SB 653, written testimony, Scott Bushnell, 1p.

Q – SB 653, written testimony, Jim Denison, 1p.

R – SB 653, written testimony, Wesley Schlenker, 2pp.

S – SB 653, written testimony, John Minor, 3pp.

T – SB 653, written testimony, Kevin LaVerdure, 1p.

U – SB 653, written testimony, Tyler Parsons, 1p.

V – SB 653, written testimony, Ronald Stuntzner, 2pp.