SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, SALMON AND WATER

 

 

May 02, 2001 Hearing Room B

8:00 AM Tapes  114 - 115

 

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 2163 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2604 A – Public Hearing

HB 2605 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2790 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 3039 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HJM 22 A – 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 114, A

005

Chair Messerle

Opens meeting at 8:00 a.m.  Opens public hearing on HB 2605 A.

HB 2605 A – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator.  Presents bill (EXHIBIT B).

020

Rod Harder

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

035

Sen. R. Beyer

Asks about consequence if the bill doesn’t pass.

038

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2605 A.  Opens work session on           HB 2605 A.

HB 2605 A – WORK SESSION

040

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2605A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

045

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Fisher.  A motion is made later in the meeting to allow Sen. Burdick to cast her AYE vote.

 

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

048

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2605 A.  Opens public hearing on HB 2790.

HB 2790 – PUBLIC HEARING

050

Callens

Presents bill and dash-1 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

060

Kristina McNitt

Oregon Water Resources Congress (OWRC).  Introduces Marge Wattier, OWRC.  Testifies in favor.  Submits written materials (EXHIBITS C, D).

085

Sen. R. Beyer

Comments that he supports, as long as the bill does not set precedent for state and county election laws.

090

Chair Messerle

Asks whether ballots are required in water districts.

095

McNitt

Explains.

102

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2790.  Opens work session on HB 2790.

HB 2790 – WORK SESSION

105

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2790-1 amendments dated 2/27/01.

110

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Burdick

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

115

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2790 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

120

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.  A motion is made later in the meeting to allow Sen. Atkinson to cast his AYE vote.

125

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

128

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2790.  Opens public hearing on HB 3039.

HB 3039 – PUBLIC HEARING

130

Callens

Presents bill.

140

Roger Nyquist

Chair, Linn County Board of Commissioners.  Testifies in favor.

150

Paul Snider

Association of Oregon Counties (AOC).  Testifies in favor.

155

Chair Messerle

Asks whether the problem exists in other than Linn County.

160

Snider

Responds.

165

Vice-chair Shields

Asks about definition of shall and may.

180

Brad Anderson

Assistant County Counsel, Linn County.  Explains and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

201

Sen. Fisher

Asks about enforcement where there is a violation.

210

Nyquist

Responds.

225

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 3039.  Opens work session on HB 3039.

HB 3039 – WORK SESSION

230

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 3039 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

240

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.  A motion is made later in the meeting to allow Sen. Atkinson to cast his AYE vote.

245

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. YIH will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 3039.  Opens public hearing on HJM 22 A.

HJM 22 A – PUBLIC HEARING

251

Callens

Presents bill.

255

Chair Messerle

Having noted that no witnesses are signed up to testify, closes public hearing on HJM 22 A.  Opens work session on HJM 22 A.

HJM 22 A – WORK SESSION

260

Sen. R. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HJM 22A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

270

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.  A motion is made later in the meeting to allow Sen. Atkinson to cast his AYE vote.

275

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

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

280

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HJM 22 A.  Opens public hearing on HB 2163A.

HB 2163 A – PUBLIC HEARING

285

Callens

Presents bill, impacts and dash-A2 amendments (EXHIBIT F).

295

Judi James

Legislative Fiscal Office.  Offers to answer questions.

300

Sen. R. Beyer

Asks why is there is fiscal impact.

310

James

Responds and explains impact.

330

Ted Lorensen

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).  Testifies in favor.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

415

Jim Myron

Oregon Trout.  Testifies in favor of bill. 

TAPE 115, A

010

Sen. Fisher

Asks Myron if his organization concurs with the dash-A2 amendments.

015

Myron

Responds affirmative.

020

Sen. Deckert

Asks about buffers and protection.

022

Myron

Explains. 

025

Stephen Kafoury

American Fisheries Society.  Testifies as neutral and submits written material (EXHIBIT H).  Recommends bringing science to the issue and making decisions based on sound science. 

035

Christine May

American Fisheries Society.  Testifies as neutral and comments on the science, which may not support this bill.

095

Chair Messerle

Closes public hearing on HB 2163 A.  Opens work session on            HB 2163 A.

HB 2163 A – WORK SESSION

100

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2163A-2 amendments dated 4/27/01.

105

Vice-chair Shields

Asks whether the work group considered the scientific discussion. 

106

Lorensen

Responds.

120

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Atkinson

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

130

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves HB 2163A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

135

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.  A motion is made later in the meeting to allow Sen. Atkinson to cast his AYE vote.

140

Chair Messerle

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

145

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2163 A. Opens public hearing on HB 2604 A.

HB 2604 A – PUBLIC HEARIANG

150

Callens

Presents bill and dash-A2 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

195

Terry Witt

Oregonians for Food and Shelter.  Testifies in favor of bill and dash-A2 amendments.

300

Witt

Continues reviewing amendments.

325

Chair Messerle

Asks about effect on weed control district.

330

Witt

Responds.

332

Sen. Burdick

Asks about continuing training for operators.

335

Witt

Explains.

340

Chuck Craig

Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture.  Testifies in support of the proposed dash-A2 amendments.

355

Chair Messerle

Asks about administering the regulations.

357

Craig

Answers.

360

Sen. Deckert

Asks if the section will need revision sometime later.

375

Craig

Responds.

395

Chair Messerle

Advises the bill will be rescheduled for Friday, May 4 hearing.  Closes public hearing on HB 2604 A.

400

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. ATKINSON to BE RECORDED as voting on the following measures:  HB 2163 A, HB 2790, HB 3039, HJM 22 A.

400

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

402

Chair Messerle

Reopens work session on HB 2163 A.

HB 2163 A – WORK SESSION

403

Sen. Atkinson

Votes AYE.

404

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2163 A.  Reopens work session on HB 2790.

HB 2790 – WORK SESSION

405

Sen. Atkinson

Votes AYE.

406

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2790.  Reopens work session on HB 3039.

HB 3039 – WORK SESSION

407

Sen. Atkinson

Votes AYE.

408

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 3039.  Reopens work session on           HJM 22 A.

HJM 22 A – WORK SESSION

409

Sen. Atkinson

Votes AYE.

410

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HJM 22 A.

411

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. BURDICK to cast her vote on HB 2605 A.

412

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Messerle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

413

Chair Messerle

Reopens work session on HB 2605 A.

HB 2605 A – WORK SESSION

414

Sen. Burdick

Votes AYE.

415

Chair Messerle

Closes work session on HB 2605 A.

416

Chair Messerle

Adjourns meeting at 9:01 a.m.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Patricia Nielsen,                        Judith Callens,

Committee Assistant                        Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2605 A, written testimony, Roy Elicker, Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife, 2 pp

B – HB 2790, proposed dash-1 amendments, staff, 1 p

C – HB 2790, sample ballot, Kristina McNitt, 1 p

D – HB 2790, brochure “Casting Your Ballot,” Kristina McNitt, 27 pp

E – HB 3039, written testimony, Brad Anderson, 2 pp

F – HB 2163 A, proposed dash-A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

G – HB 2163 A, written testimony, Ted Lorensen, Oregon Department of Forestry, 1 p

H – HB 2163 A, written testimony, Stephen Kafoury, 4 pp

I - HB 2604 A, proposed amendments, staff, 1 p