HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

 BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

January 29, 2003   Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 11 - 12

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Betsy Close, Chair

Rep. Derrick Kitts, Vice-Chair

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mary Gallegos

Rep. Bill Garrard

Rep. Mike Schaufler

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Jeff Merkley

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Megan Palau, Administrator

Mike Reiley, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2055 – Work Session

HB 2196 – Public Hearing

HB 2248 – Public Hearing

HB 2249 – Public Hearing

 

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 11, A

004

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 8:34 am. Opens work session on HB 2055

HB 2055 – WORK SESSION

012

Matt Markee

Oregon Collectors Association. Summarizes -1 amendment to HB 2055.

020

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2055-1 amendments dated 1/27/03 (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Garrard, Merkley

023

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

024

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2055 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 – Merkley

042

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GALLEGOS will lead discussion on the floor.

048

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2055. Opens public hearing on HB 2196.

HB 2196 – PUBLIC HEARING

055

Clark Seely

Assistant State Forester for Administrative Services, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2196 (EXHIBIT B).

311

Rep. Garrard

Asks for clarification of effects of HB 2196.

314

Seely

Clarifies effects of HB 2196.

320

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about fire suppression contracts.

325

Seely

Explains ODF’s fire suppression resources.

371

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about oversight for nursery contracting.

380

Seely

Explains oversight process.

415

Chair Close

Asks about purpose of seedlings.

422

Harry Brown

Manager, D.L. Phipps Forestry Nursery, ODF. Explains purpose of seedlings.

433

Chair Close

Asks about nursery emergencies.

438

Brown

Explains emergency conditions.

452

Seely

Offers additional clarification.

460

Rep. Garrard

Asks about waiving public notice regarding nursery exemptions.

467

Seely

Explains public notice process.

486

Rep. Gallegos

Inquires about procurement process.

505

Seely

Explains contracting and procurement process.

TAPE 12, A

005

Rep. Gallegos

Asks follow up regarding emergency.

012

Brown

Explains special conditions.

032

Rep. Garrard

Expresses concern about exemptions.

040

Chair Close

Expresses concern about agency operations. Closes public hearing on HB 2196. Opens public hearing on HB 2248.

HB 2248 – PUBLIC HEARING

061

Tari Glocar

Licensing Manager, License and Permit Services Unit, Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2248 (EXHIBIT C).

087

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about budget cuts.

095

Glocar

Explains budgeting for OSFM.

105

Rep. Schaufler

Expresses support for OSFM.

111

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about certification process.

115

Glocar

Explains certification process for HB 2248.

126

Rep. Rosenbaum

Inquires about licensing fees.

130

Glocar

Clarifies licensing fees.

134

Rep. Garrard

Asks for clarification of licensing criteria.

137

Glocar

Clarifies licensing criteria.

141

Rep. Garrard

Asks about fee increases.

143

Glocar

Explains fee increases.

150

Rep. Garrard

Asks about size of fees increases applied.

153

Glocar

Clarifies fee increases.

158

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about fee shortages.

161

Glocar

Explains how fire insurance premium tax operates.

175

Lana Butterfield

Northwest Propane Gas Association. Testifies in support of HB 2248 with amendments.

190

Brian Amspoker

Legislative Chair, Northwest Propane Gas Association. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2248 and amendments (EXHIBIT D).

207

Rep. Kitts

Asks about consensus within work group.

210

Glocar

Explains work group operations.

221

Butterfield

Explains amendments to HB 2248.

241

Rep. Garrard

Asks why licensing fee went from 0-$40.

246

Glocar

Explains reasons for fee increase.

259

Rep. Garrard

Asks how long license is good for.

261

Glocar

Explains licensing process.

275

Ron Murray

United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 290. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2248 (EXHIBIT E).

367

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about direction of collected fees.

369

Murray

Explains fee collection.

410

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2248. Opens public hearing on HB 2249.

HB 2249 – PUBLIC HEARING

425

Stacy Warner

Fire and Life Safety Service unit Manager, OSFM. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2249 with amendment (EXHIBIT F).

TAPE 11, B

019

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about discretion of fees.

024

Warner

Clarifies proposed fees.

038

Rep. Garrard

Asks about size of propane tanks within HB 2249.

041

Warner

Clarifies regulation of propane tank size.

047

Rep. Garrard

Inquires about number of tanks require inspections.

049

Warner

Responds about 50.

052

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if there was coordination with Department of Administrative Services.

058

Warner

Explains work group on HB 2249.

065

Rep. Gallegos

Asks why particular facilities are chosen to be affected HB 2249.

069

Warner

Explains why facilities were chosen.

080

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks how fees would be set.

082

Warner

Explains fees.

092

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about one time and annual fees.

095

Warner

Offers clarification of fees.

106

Brett Salmon

Oregon Health Care Association. Explains concerns with HB 2249.

144

Paul Romain

Oregon Petroleum Marketers Association. Expresses concerns with HB 2249.

169

Rep. Kitts

Asks if the issue with HB 2249 is with “reasonable fee” as opposed to specific dollar amount.

180

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2249. Adjourns meeting at 9:44 am.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2055, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p

B – HB 2196, prepared testimony, Clark Seely, 6 pp

C – HB 2248, prepared testimony, Tari Glocar, 6 pp

D – HB 2248 & HB 2249, prepared testimony, Brian Amspoker, 1 p

E – HB 2248, prepared testimony, Ron Murray, 5 pp

F – HB 2249, prepared testimony, Stacy Warner, 10 pp