SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 

 

June 14, 2002 Hearing Room B

8:30 a.m. Tape 3

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Bev Clarno, Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Mae Yih

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Marjorie Taylor, Administrator

                                                Patsy Wood, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            Committee Measure Introduction

                                                Public Hearing and Work Session SR 4

 

 

 

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 3, A

003

Chair Clarno

Calls the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.  Opens a work session for measure introduction.

WORK SESSION

007

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves that LC 13 and LC 36 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

 

009

Chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

011

Admin. Marjorie Taylor

Indicates that LC 13 will be SB 1023 which reduces the amount transferred from the state fund for certain grants and LC 36 will be SB 5583 relating to state finance (EXHIBITS A & B).

018

Chair Clarno

Closes the work session on measure introduction and opens a public hearing on SR 4.

SR 4 PUBLIC HEARING

031

Chair Clarno

Commends Sen. Yih for all her hard work on SR 4 which urges Economic & Community Development Department to provide certain information and reports to Legislative Assembly and public within three months.

036

Sen. Yih

Submits testimony in support of SR 4 (EXHIBIT C). Calls the committee’s attention to the chart on the last page of the Final Report to Senate President Gene Derfler (EXHIBIT D).  Explains the graph on expenditures for the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department (OECDD).  Notes that the lack of performance and lack of accountability are just two of the reasons that prompted this legislation. 

073

Chair Clarno

Describes her frustration in not getting accurate data from OECDD during the 2001 regular session.

086

Sen. Yih

Discusses the testimony of Ralph Shaw, Chairman of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, before the Subcommittee of Economic Development Coordinating Council on May 13, 2002 (EXHIBIT E).  Asks the committee to pay special attention to the patent information on page 1 and also to page 6.

123

Chair Clarno

Asks if OECDD works closely with Mr. Shaw in predicting trends.

125

Sen. Yih

Responds that Mr. Shaw said he has not seen anyone from OECDD attend the meetings of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

130

Chair Clarno

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SR 4.

SR 4 WORK SESSION

132

Sen. Yih

MOTION:  Moves SR 4 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

136

Chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. YIH will lead discussion on the floor.

 

142

Chair Clarno

Closes the work session on SR 4 and adjourns the meeting at 8:43 a.m.

 

Submitted By,                        Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Patsy Wood                        Marjorie Taylor,

Committee Assistant                        Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 1023 (LC 13), submitted by staff, 3 pgs.

B – SB 5583 (LC 36), submitted by staff, 16 pgs.

C – SR 4, testimony of Sen. Mae Yih, dated June 14, 2002, 7 pgs.

D – SR 4, Final Report to Senate President Gene Derfler re: OECDD, submitted by Sen. Mae Yih, dated May 2002, 11 pgs.

E – SR 4, “Oregon’s Other List”, testimony of Ralph Shaw at the Subcommittee of Economic Development Coordinating Council May 13, 2002, submitted by Sen. Mae Yih, 7 pgs.

F – SR 4, Sec. of State’s Audit Report of OECDD, submitted by Sen. Mae Yih, dated April 17, 2001, 11 pgs.