SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, SALMON AND WATER

 

 

April 27, 2001 Hearing Room B

8:00 AM Tapes  110 - 111

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Ken Messerle, Chair

Sen. Frank Shields, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bill Fisher

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Ryan Deckert

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2463A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 3486A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2285A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2455 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 3730 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2156A – Public Hearing and 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 110, A

005

Chair Messerle

Opens meeting at 8:00 a.m.

010

Chair Messerle

Opens public hearing on HB 2463 A.

HB 2463 A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jennifer Solomon

Committee Administrator.  Presents bill and the dash-A4 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

025

Joseph Schreiber

Testifies in favor of bill and dash-A4 amendments.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

092

Chair Messerle

Asks if he supports the dash–A4 amendments.

093

Schreiber

Affirms.

096

Rep. Jerry Krummel

Testifies in favor of bill and the dash-A4 amendments.

109

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2463 A.  Advises the committee will come back to work session later.  Opens public hearing on HB 3486 A.

HB 3486 A – PUBLIC HEARING

116

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator.  Presents bill.

128

Rep Wayne Krieger

Testifies in favor of bill.

158

Paul Donheffner

Marine Board.  Testifies in favor of bill and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

174

Burton Weast

Testifies in favor of bill.

200

Fred Van Natta

Testifies in favor of bill.

215

Phil Donovan

Oregon Guides and Packers Association.  Testifies in favor of bill.

222

Chair Messerle

Comments that guides in California have been cooperative.  Closes public hearing on HB 3486 A.  Opens work session on HB 3486 A.

HB 3486 A, WORK SESSION

229

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3486-A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

235

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

257

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

259

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 3486 A.  Reopens work session on          HB 2463 A.

HB 2463 A - WORK SESSION

260

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2463A-4 amendments dated 4/20/01.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

266

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2463A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

267

Sen. Shields

Asks for clarification regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon’s objection to the dash–4 amendments.

276

Sen. Burdick

Comments she will not support this bill because the issue should be settled at the local level.

284

Sen. Deckert

Asks if other counties will be affected.

294

Schreiber

Responds.

315

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 – Atkinson, Beyer R, Deckert, Fisher, Messerle

NAY:               2 – Burdick, Shields

320

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

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

324

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2463 A.  Opens public hearing on           HB 2285 A.

HB 2285 A – PUBLIC HEARING

340

Callens

Presents bill.

368

Kay Brown

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  Testifies in favor and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

434

Jim Myron

Oregon Trout.  Testifies in favor of bill. 

451

Wesley Lohman

President, Oregon Walleye Bass Fishing Club.  Testifies in favor of bill.

478

Sen. Atkinson

Asks where walleye are native and where in Oregon they are located.

483

Lohman

Explains.

493

Vice-chair Shields

Asks if they are a Great Lakes fish.

493

Brown

Confirms they were transplanted to Lake Washington, and migrated into the Columbia River Basin.

TAPE 111, A

034

Sen. R. Beyer

Asks about bait used in the tournaments.

035

Lohman

Responds.

062

Dave Dailey

Willamette Valley Bass Club, Central Valley Bass Club.  Testifies in favor of bill.

076

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2285 A.  Opens work session on HB 2285 A.

HB 2285 A – WORK SESSION

080

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2285A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

083

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

089

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

093

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2285 A.  Opens public hearing on HB 2455.

HB 2455 – PUBLIC HEARING

098

Callens

Presents bill and dash-1 amendment (EXHIBIT E).

121

Brown

Refers to previously submitted testimony.  Testifies in favor of bill and dash-1 amendment.

124

Terry Thompson

Former Representative.  Testifies in favor of bill and dash-1 amendment.

150

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2455.  Opens work session on HB 2455.

HB 2455 – WORK SESSION

154

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2455-1 amendments dated 3/26/01.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

156

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

157

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves HB 2455 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

159

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

163

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

164

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2455.  Opens public hearing on HB 3730.

HB 3730 – PUBLIC HEARING

168

Callens

Presents bill.

182

Rod Harder

Oregon Sportsmen’s Defense Fund.  Testifies in favor of bill.

202

Al Elkins

Oregon Hunters Association.  Testifies in favor of bill.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

211

Katie Cate

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.  Testifies in favor of bill.

220

Phil Donovan

Oregon Guides and Packers Association.  Testifies in favor.

225

Vice-chair Shields

Asks for Cattlemen’s Association comments about permanency.

229

Cate

Responds.

240

Pete Test

Oregon Farm Bureau.  Testifies in favor.

264

Roy Elicker

ODFW.  Testifies in favor of bill and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

290

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 3730.  Opens work session on HB 3730.

HB 3730 – WORK SESSION

292

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 3730 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

296

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

304

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

309

Sen. R. Beyer

Declares potential conflict of interest.

313

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 3730.  Opens public hearing on HB 2156A.

HB 2156 A – PUBLIC HEARING

317

Callens

Presents bill and dash-A7 amendment (EXHIBIT H).

419

Chuck Craig

Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Testifies in favor of bill and amendments.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I). 

TAPE 110, B

088

Chair Messerle

Asks about the Dairymen’s Association participation in the work group and whether they agree on the amendments.

092

Craig

Confirms.

098

Chair Messerle

Asks if there is federal funding available.

101

Craig

Responds.

108

Larry Knudsen

ODA.  Summarizes the dash-A7 amendments.

171

Dan Opalski

Director, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 Oregon Operations office, Portland.  Testifies in favor of bill with dash-A7 amendments.

200

Chair Messerle

Asks if there will be federal funds for enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

204

Opalski

Responds.


 

208

Vice-chair Shields

Asks whether, in the absence of federal funds, he is concerned about the state’s ability to fund the program.

221

Opalski

Affirms.

248

Glen Stonebrink

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.  Testifies in favor of bill with dash–A7 amendments. 

290

Vice-chair Shields

Comments about records of violations in the absence of federal funds.

301

Stonebrink

Responds.

310

Jim Myron

Oregon Trout.  Testifies in support of bill with the dash-A7 amendments.  Raises concerns about funding. 

332

Test

Testifies in favor of bill with the dash-A7 amendments.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J). 

383

Chair Messerle

Commends everyone who worked on the bill in the House.

392

Vice-chair Shields

Asks about rule making and definitions for confined animal feeding operations (CAFO). 

402

Test

Explains.

425

Stonebrink

Describes role of extension agents.

449

Sen. R. Beyer

Asks for clarification about rule making.

453

Test

Responds.

479

Chair Messerle

Calls Opalski.  Commends him for all his efforts.  Refers to discussions about the Oregon program and the agency’s response.

504

Opalski

Elaborates.

TAPE 111, B

030

Opalski

Continues.

067

Vice-chair Shields

Asks for Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) input.

085

Opalski

Describes DEQ and ODA involvement.

118

Lauri Aunan

Oregon DEQ.  Testifies in support of bill with the amendments.

124

Sen. Deckert

Asks what issues are involved in transferring the authority from DEQ to ODA.

130

Phil Ward

Director, ODA.  Responds to question and testifies in favor of bill with amendments. 

146

Vice-chair Shields

Asks if ODA will consult with DEQ along the way.

157

Ward

Responds.

181

Aunan

Responds further.

184

Sen. R. Beyer

Asks about involvement of the dairymen.

194

Chair Messerle

Comments they have been involved in the work group as bill and amendments developed.

199

Ward

Offers to get written testimony from dairymen for the committee.

207

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2156 A.  Opens work session on             HB 2156 A.

HB 2156 A – WORK SESSION

209

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2156A-7 amendments dated 4/25/01.

213

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

214

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2156A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

216

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

221

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

224

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2156 A.  Adjourns meeting at 9:50 a.m.

 

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Patricia Nielsen,                        Judith Callens,

Committee Assistant                        Committee Administrator

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2463 A, proposed dash-A4 amendments, staff, 1 p

B – HB 2463 A, written testimony, Joseph Schreiber, 1 p

C – HB 3486 A, written testimony, Paul Donheffner, Oregon State Marine Board, 1 p.

D – HB 2285 A, written testimony, Kay Brown, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2 pp

E – HB 2455, proposed dash-1 amendments, staff, 1 p

F – HB 3730, written testimony, Al Elkins, Oregon Hunter’s Association, 1 p

G – HB 3730, written testimony, Roy Elicker, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 5 pp

H – HB 2156 A, proposed dash-A7 amendments, staff, 4 pp

I – HB 2156 A, written testimony, Chuck Craig, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 2 pp

J – HB 2156 A, written testimony, Pete Test, Oregon Farm Bureau, 1 p