HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

April 18, 2003 Hearing Room C

9:30 AM Tape 71

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kropf, Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Donna Nelson

Rep. Patti Smith

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. George Gilman, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kelley Wirth, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ray Kelly, Committee Administrator

Anna Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE HEARD:                     HB 3264 – 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 71, A

002

Chair Kropf

Calls the committee to order at 9:42 A.M. and opens a work session on HB 3264.

HB 3264 – WORK SESSION

005

Ray Kelly

Committee Administrator. Introduces the proposed amendments (EXHIBIT A) to HB 3264.

035

Ted Lorensen

Submits (EXHIBIT B) and provides testimony on the intent of the proposed amendments to HB 3264 and provides written testimony

050

Rep. Hunt

Asks for clarification that in certain cases the State Forrester will review the plans for approval.

055

Lorensen

States that the bill will create a subtle difference, however the approval will still be allowed.

070

Chair Kropf

Comments on the testimony submitted by Lorensen.

085

Chair Kropf

Informs the members that the proposed amendments are not ready to adopt, and states the intent is to move the amendments when HB 3264 comes before the senate.

090

Ray Wilkinson

Oregon Forest Industries Counsel (OFIC). Provides testimony in support of HB 3264.

125

Rep. Nelson

Asks for clarification on the purpose of HB 3264 and what it will accomplish.

130

Chair Kropf

States that HB 3264 was designed to make a small change that will have a very positive impact for the Department of Forestry.

145

Rep. Nelson

Comments on the definition of the first sentence of HB 3264, “Provides the State Forester does not approve plans for forestry operations” and asks for the purpose of this definition.

150

Chair Kropf

States this was the basis for the current lawsuit filed February 28, 2002. Elaborates on the lawsuit against the Department of Forestry.

160

Rep. Nelson

Asks for clarification on how this bill will affect the Board of Forestry and the Department of Forestry.

175

Lowenstein

States the state forester has specific responsibilities under the Forest Practices Act and states that HB 3264 only relates to those specific responsibilities.

195

Rep. Nelson

Asks for clarification that it is the State Forester’s job to propose the plan not state it is the absolute plan.

200

Lowenstein

States that under the State Foresters Act, the statute requires the operator to propose the plan and submit it for the State Forester’s approval. States the State Forester will indicate whether the plan is in compliance.

205

Rep. Nelson

Asks who elects the State Forester.

207

Lowenstein

Answers the Board of Forestry.

210

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves HB 3264 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Wirth

212

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. KROPF will lead discussion on the floor.

220

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on HB 3264 and adjourns the meeting at     9:56 A.M.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3264, proposed amendments, staff, 1 p.

B – HB 3264, written testimony, Ted Lorensen, 2 pp.