SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BUDGET

 

 

June 29, 2002 Hearing Room E

11:30 A.M.           Tape 18

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Lenn Hannon, Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Avel Gordly

Sen. John Minnis

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Rick Olsen, Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO)

Janet Adkins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE HEARD:                     HB 4053 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 18, A

003

Chair Hannon

Calls the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and opens the public hearing on HB 4053.

HB 4053 PUBLIC HEARING

006

Rick Olson

Senior Legislative Analyst, LFO.  Explains that HB 4053 extends the sunset date of the Hearings Officer Panel to January 2, 2006 from current law at January 1, 2004. Explains that the current sunset would necessitate agencies to prepare two different budgets for 2003 – 2005 biennium.

024

Rep. Krummel

House District 26. Explains that the concept was heard in an April House Interim General Government Committee. Notes that the testimony was about some of pitfalls and presented one side of the story. States support of a Central Hearings Panel. Explains the reason he voted against this on the House floor was because it has not had the legislative review. Proposes HB 4053-1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

076

Jana Jarvis

Oregon Association of Realtors. States that this has been an expensive and time consuming process. Refers to a case that required six days to give the Hearings Officer background information and that this should have been a two day hearing. States support for the amendments that would change the sunset to 2005 to allow time for participation.

107

Chair Hannon

Asks is it the HB 4053-1 amendments she supports.

108

Jarvis

Responds affirmatively.

108

Chair Hannon

Closes the hearing and opens the work session on HB 4053.

HB 4053 WORK SESSION

112

Sen. Minnis

Submits HB 4053-2 amendments dated 6-29-02 (EXHIBIT B). Explains that HB 4053-2 amendments are the same as HB 4056-1 except Section 1a language is added.  Explains that he opposed the bill as written and it was the intention of the interim Judiciary committee to work on this issue.

141

Chair Hannon

Asks Rep. Krummel if he is comfortable with HB 4053–2 amendment.

141

Rep. Krummel

Responds affirmatively.

143

Chair Hannon

Asks if the Oregon Association of Realtors is comfortable with the amendment.

 

 

Implied consent.

146

Chair Hannon

Asks if there is any opposition.

 

 

Silence.

146

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to ADOPT HB 4053 –2 amendments dated 6-29-02.

148

Sen. Gordly

Inquires if it can be assumed that during the 2003 review there will also be discussion of the Legislative Fiscal Office audit currently underway and that it will be taken into consideration.

160

Sen. Minnis

Responds that is his intent.

170

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

174

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 4053 AS AMENDED to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

178

Chair Hannon

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

181

Chair Hannon

Recesses the meeting.

 

Transcribed By,

 

 

 

Linda K. Gatto,

Committee Assistant

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Janet Adkins,                        Marjorie Taylor,

Committee Assistant                        Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.  HB 4053-1 amendments dated 6/29/02, staff, 2 pp.

B.  HB 4053 –2 amendments dated 6/29/02, Sen. Minnis, 3 pp.