SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 

 

September 14, 2002†† Hearing Room 343

2:00 p.m. Tape 4

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:††††††††††† Sen. Bev Clarno, Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Mae Yih

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:††††† ††††††††††† Janet Adkins, Administrator

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Patsy Wood, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:††††††††††† SM 4 Work Session

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speakerís exact words.For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 4, A

005

Chair Clarno

Calls the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SM 4 which urges Congress of United States to enact emergency hazardous fuels reduction plan..

SM 4 PUBLIC HEARING

010

Paulette Pyle

Oregonians for Food & Shelter.Explains the purpose of SM 4 which urges Congress to bypass some environmental laws to get the fire burn off the forest floor to prevent future forest fires.††† Says this bill passed the House by a vote of 57-1.Says if the U. S. Senate does not act now, Oregon would have to wait one year to remove this waste.

031

Anthony Bieda

Lane County Government.Talks about the economics of forested lands in Lane County and the fact that they have suffered four forest fires this summer.Says that SM 4 offers better management of natural resources for the countyís economic benefit.

055

Chair Clarno

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

SM 4 WORK SESSION

057

Sen. Atkinson

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

 

 

VOTE:3-0

061

Chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI AND SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

 

068

Chair Clarno

Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 2:11 p.m.

 

Submitted By,††††††††††††††††††††††† Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Patsy Wood††††††††††††††††††††††† Janet Adkins,

Committee Assistant††††††††††††††††††††††† Committee Administrator