HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

April 24, 2003 Hearing Room D

1:00 PM  Tapes 76 - 77

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kropf, Chair

Rep. George Gilman, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kelley Wirth, Vice-Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Donna Nelson

Rep. Patti Smith

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ray Kelly, Committee Administrator

David Peffley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 3270 – Work Session

                                                SB 241A – Work Session

                                                SB 204    - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 203A – 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 76, A

003

Chair Kropf

Calls the meeting to order at 1:16 p.m. and opens a work session on          HB 3270.

HB 3270 – WORK SESSION

017

Chair Kropf

States his preference to pass the -3 amendments in order to send         HB 3270 to ways and means and work the bill further.

054

Rep. Hunt

Asks about the deadlines to move bills to ways and means. 

058

Chair Kropf

States that permission is possible to carry the bill over if necessary.

070

Rep. Hunt

Expresses concern for the backlog in ways and means.

080

Rep. Beyer

States that she would be comfortable moving the bill, but without recommendation.

086

Chair Kropf

Reaffirms that HB 3270 is still a work in progress.

090

Rep. Smith

States concern with the legislation, but that she would give it a courtesy vote.

094

Rep. Gilman

States that he would not be averse to moving the bill today.

097

Rep Wirth

States that she prefers the bill without the property tax exemption.

104

Chair Kropf

States that he doesn’t plan to remove the exemption, but to amend the language to make it constitutionally compliant.

106

Rep. Smith

Asks about the possibility of a conceptual amendment.

108

Chair Kropf

Responds that it’s too extensive to conceptually amend.

114

Rep. Nelson

Asks about the future of HB 3269.

128

Chair Kropf

States that the bill is dead, but that aspects of it have been incorporated into HB 3270.

137

Rep. Nelson

Notes the two slaughterhouses in the State of Oregon and wonders if there’s enough business to warrant more slaughterhouses.

161

Chair Kropf

Addresses the number of cattle and production estimates.

171

Glen Stonebrink

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA).  Notes that we do have a shortage of slaughterhouses in the state.

212

Chair Kropf

References prior testimony, including slaughterhouses and demand.

252

Rep. Nelson

States discomfort with various aspects of this bill and asks to bring this bill back until next Thursday.

287

Chair Kropf

Announces the committee’s intention to hear the bill next Tuesday.

294

Rep. Nelson

MOTION:  Moves to TABLE HB 3270 until Thursday, May 1.

298

Chair Kropf

Asks Rep. Nelson if she would amend her motion to hear the bill on Tuesday as the committee is authorized by the Speaker of the House to hear the bill then.

305

Rep. Nelson

Expresses concern about having sufficient time to research the issue adequately.

310

Chair Kropf

Speaks again to the number of cattle needed to be slaughtered and therefore there is a great need for additional slaughterhouses.

318

Rep. Nelson

References business opportunities.

334

Stonebrink

Offers information pertinent to the bill to help make a decision.

366

 

VOTE:  2-4

AYE:               2 - Nelson, Wirth

NAY:               4 - Beyer, Hunt, Smith P., Kropf

EXCUSED:     1 - Gilman

375

Chair Kropf

The motion FAILS.

 

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on HB 3270 and opens a work session on     SB 241A.

SB 241A –WORK SESSION

399

Ray Kelly

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 241A.

406

Chuck Craig

Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Notes support for SB 241A and offers to answer questions.

411

Rep. Nelson

Asks Chuck Craig how new disease is identified for the purposes of quarantine.

418

Craig

Responds that inspectors make the determination.

460

Rep. Nelson

States her concern on the directive for quarantine.

TAPE 77, A

008

Craig

Gives the process for the directive and tells how to solve the process.

027

Rep. Nelson

Asks about penalties.

040

Craig

States that penalization is not common.

043

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 241A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

048

 

VOTE:  7-0

049

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. HUNT will lead discussion on the floor.

056

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 241A and opens the work session on   SB 204. 

SB 204 –WORK SESSION

061

Ray Kelly

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 204.

071

Rep. Smith

MOTION:  Moves SB 204 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

076

Lori Makinen

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.  Adds nothing to her prior testimony in favor of SB 204.

080

Marcia Keith

Submits (EXHIBIT A) and testifies in support of SB 204 to give the veterinary board the appropriate authority.

104

Rep. Nelson

Asks Makinen if the compel vs. require problem has been solved

118

Makinen

Notes that she thought Legislative Council solved the problem and notes that an amendment wasn’t required.

123

Rep. Nelson

Expresses her opinion that the denotation needs to be dealt with.

130

Makinen

States that the definition is a standard definition and that they shouldn’t change the wording.

144

 

VOTE:  7-0

146

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

148

Rep. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 204 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

149

 

VOTE:  7-0

151

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

153

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 204 and opens a work session on        SB 203A.

SB 203A – WORK SESSION

170

Ray Kelly

Summarizes SB 203A.

178

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 203A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

181

Rep. Nelson

Asks to make sure that there is no fiscal impact.

185

Kelly

Confirms that there is no additional cost to government.

188

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

193

Rep. Smith

MOTION:  Moves SB 203A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

196

 

VOTE:  7-0

198

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

200

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 203A and adjourns the meeting at 2:00.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 204, written testimony, Marcia Keith, 1 p.