HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AUDIT & HUMAN SERVICES BUDGET REFORM COMMITTEE

 

 

January 20, 2003   Hearing Room D

3:00 PM          Tapes  1

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Ben Westlund, Chair

Rep. Steve March, Vice-Chair

Rep. Susan Morgan, Vice Chair

Rep. Alan Bates

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Jeff Merkley

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Randy Miller

 

 

GUEST MEMBER:                 Rep Billy Dalto

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Kelly Fuller, Committee Assistant

 

 

ISSUES HEARD:                     Organizational Meeting

                                                Adoption of Committee Rules

                                                Introductions

 

 

 

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 1, A

005

Chair Westlund

Calls meeting to order at  3:04pm states the first order of business is adoption of rules and opens organizational meeting.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

009

Rep. March

MOTION:  to ADOPT proposed Committee Rules dated 1/21/03

010

Chair Westlund

Suggest that the committee look over the rules. (EXHIBIT A)

012

Rep. Kruse

Request that the committee go into work session to review the rules

013

Chair Westlund

Reply’s by saying that we are not a committee yet, therefore can not go into work session.

018

Chair Westlund

Any discussion or objections to motion . 

018

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Miller

 

Chair Westlund

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

032

Rep. March

District 46.  States his interest on serving on this committee.

038

Rep. Morgan

District 2.  States that she is delighted to serve on this committee.

048

Rep. Kruse

District 7.  States his priority for the committee

057

Rep. Merkley

District 47.  States that he is delighted to serve on this committee.

066

Rep. Bates

District 5. 

074

Chair Westlund

Introduces Rep. Dalto and comments that he has indicated sincere and strong interest in the Human Services Department.

076

Rep. Dalto

District 21.  Thanks chair Westlund for the allowing him to be involved and sit in on the committee.

079

Chair Westlund

Introduces himself and his history with Human Services.  States why his is sitting on this committee as chair.

095

Rick Berkobien

Outlines information in the packet presented. (EXHIBIT B)

112

Chair Westlund

Discussion of committee purpose and mission, and what is not the committees purpose.

179

Chair Westlund

Next meeting with be an overview on.  Would like to start by getting a very macro understanding before making any recommendations.

196

Rep. Bates

Asks when will you be making a recommendation.

198

Chair Westlund

Answers that he wants this process to be done really well, and done right.

 

 

 

220

Chair Westlund

Meeting adjourned  3:20 pm

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Committee Rules, staff, 2 pp

B – Packet Presented, staff, 35 pp