HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

 

May 1, 2003 Hearing Room D

1:00 PM  Tapes 80 - 81

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kropf, Chair

Rep. George Gilman, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kelley Wirth, Vice-Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Patti Smith

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Donna Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ray Kelly, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Sikel (Suess), Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            SB 291 – Work Session

                                                SB 242 A – Work Session

`                                               Informational Meeting

                                                            Sudden Oak Death

                                                            Forestry Plan

                                                HB 3270 – 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 80, A

002

Chair Kropf

Calls the committee to order at 1:19 p.m. and opens a work session on SB 291.

SB 291 – WORK SESSION

020

Sen. Ferrioli

SD 30.  Submits (EXHIBIT A) and summarizes the -6 amendments. Testifies in support of SB 291

040

Rep. Beyer

Comments on the lack of a buffer in the bill and notes a strong concern.

045

Sen. Ferrioli

Re-affirms that there is no buffer in place and elaborates on the decision.

082

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 291-6 amendments dated 04/28/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  3 - Nelson, Kropf, Gillman

085

Vice-Chair Wirth

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

090

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 291 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  3 - Nelson, Kropf, Gilman

095

Vice-Chair Wirth

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. HUNT will lead discussion on the floor.

122

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 291 and opens a work session on           SB 242 A.

SB 242 A- WORK SESSION

130

Chuck Craig

Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Announces that there have not been any changes since the emergency clause amendment was adopted in the Senate. Summarizes the contents of SB 242 A and speaks in favor of its passage.

148

Rep. P. Smith

MOTION:  Moves SB 242A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  2 – Nelson, Kropf

158

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

160

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 242A and opens an informational hearing.

INFORMATIONAL HEARING

163

Ted Lorensen

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Submits (EXHIBIT B), (EXHIBIT C), and (EXHIBIT D) and introduces the presenting panel and provides written materials.

168

Allen Kanaskie

Forest Pathologist, ODF. Begins presentation on Sudden Oak Death (SOD).

178

Kanaskie

Describes SOD:

·         Phytophthora ramorum

·         What is SOD

·         Picture identifiers

·         Symptoms

·         Characteristics

·         Hosts

·         Known Distribution

340

Vice Chair Wirth

Asks which countries have had incidences of SOD.

345

Kanaskie

Responds, numerous European countries as well as California.

350

Chair Kropf

Asks about the climatic conditions, asks if there are more desert like conditions noticed with this type of a pathogen.

360

Kanaskie

States the disease seems to stay within the coastal areas.  Continues presentation.

TAPE 81, A

010

Kanaskie

Continues presentation

·         Disease management

·         Sampling results

·         Conclusions on the Eradication effort

·         California funding

·         Oregon SOD Expenditures

099

Chair Kropf

Asks about cost recovery, and asks who paid for it.

110

Kanaskie

Responds that Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has authority.

120

Chair Kropf

Expresses concern regarding the effects of continued spread of the disease with no economic remuneration.

130

Kanaskie

Replies to the cost effective method of early intervention.

140

Chair Kropf

Asks if there is a treatment program for nurseries

150

Dan Hillman

ODA.  States there are some treatments in nurseries, however federal regulations on quarantines are numerous and costly.

160

Vice-Chair Wirth

Asks why there are no eradication programs in California.

165

Kanaskie

Replies that it hasn’t been feasible, but that a program is beginning to be implemented gradually.

169

Vice-Chair Wirth

Asks if the spread in California is more profuse due to the lack of eradication.

172

Kanaskie

Replies that is the case.

175

Chair Kropf

Asks if there is a danger of lack of funds for this program from either ODA or ODF.

180

Kanaskie

Responds that there are no state monies for this program and that the monies are currently from federal funds.

185

Chair Kropf

Asks how California deals with large outbreaks without eradication.

190

Kanaskie

Answers that California is in a management mode.

220

Chair Kropf

Asks what research is being done to find a way to deal with the disease outside of eradication.

230

Kanaskie

States that most of the chemical control studies are being hosted in California.

250

Ted Lorensen

ODF.  Introduces the forestry presentation panel.

260

Ross Holloway

State Program Director, ODF.  Begins the presentation on the overview of the Oregon Forest Program.

270

Holloway

State Forests

·         Tillamook, Clatsop, Santiam, Elliot and Sun Pass Forest

290

Chair Kropf

Asks about Oregon burned forests areas for the past year.

295

Holloway

Replies to the case of the burned fires, particularly with regard to the Biscuit Fire.

297

Lorensen

Refers members to Exhibit C, Page 25 for a map of the burned forest areas.

305

Holloway

Continues presentation:

·         Common School Lands

·         Board of Forestry Lands

·         Greatest Permanent Value

360

Chair Kropf

Asks where the dollars go when the forests are harvested

370

Holloway

Responds that ODF sees 36.25 percent of the dollars and the remaining 62.75 percent goes to the counties.

390

Holloway

Continues presentation:

·         Approx. 60 cents of every dollar ends up in education

·         Measure 5

·         Greatest permanent value

401

Chair Kropf

Asks for clarification on the distribution of school funds in the counties.

410

Holloway

Responds with the revenue flow.

TAPE 80, B

015

Holloway

Begins presentation on the Northwest Oregon State Forests.

·         Clatsop and Tillamook

·         Status of Forests Today

·         Recent Management History

050

Chair Kropf

Asks for the average volume processed off of state land over the past decade.

060

Holloway

Replies approximately 220-250 million board feet per year.

080

Holloway

Continues presentation:

·         Planning process

·         Public Involvement Opportunities

·         Structure-Based Management

·         Alternatives Modeled

150

Chair Kropf

Asks about percentage make-ups for state timberland.

159

Holloway

Replies that he is showing future targets.  Concludes presentation with a summary of the plan.

240

Chair Kropf

Asks if any legislative committees have participated in aerial tours of state forests.

250

Lorensen

States there are several helicopter tours available to legislative members.

275

Chair Kropf

States an interest in having this committee take both an aerial tour and a ground tour of Oregon Forests.

320

Chair Kropf

Closes the informational hearing and recesses the meeting at 2:35 p.m.

 

 

RECESS

325

Chair Kropf

Reconvenes the committee at 2:38 pm and opens a work session on HB 3270.

HB 3270 – WORK SESSION

330

Chair Kropf

Summarizes the intent of the bill and introduces the -7 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

370

Rep.  Gilman

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3270-7 amendments dated 05/01/03.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Nelson

375

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

385

Rep. GILMAN

MOTION:  Moves HB 3270 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

TAPE 81, B

010

Rep. Beyer

States a willingness to provide a courtesy vote to move the bill to Ways and Means. Expresses concern over passing the legislation with a do pass recommendation and states a preference to refer the bill without recommendation.

035

Rep. Hunt

Also expresses concern with a do pass recommendation to ways and means and concurs with Rep. Beyer that the motion should not be a do pass recommendation.

040

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves HB 3270 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Nelson

050

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

055

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on HB 3270 and re-opens the work session on SB 242 A.

SB 242 A – WORK SESSION

070

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote by which SB 242 A was moved to the floor.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Nelson

075

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

079

Rep. P. Smith

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which  “HB 3270 was moved to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference."

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Nelson

082

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

090

Rep. P. Smith

MOTION:  Moves SB 242 A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Nelson

100

Chair Kropf

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

107

Chair Kropf

Closes the work session on SB 242 A and adjourns the meeting at    2:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 291, -6 amendments , 1 p.

B – Informational materials, 24 pp.

C – Informational materials, 12 pp.

D – Informational materials, 36 pp.

E – HB 3270, -7 amendments, 5 pp.