HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

 BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

January 31, 2003   Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 13 - 14

 

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:            Introduction of Committee Measure LC 1365 – Work Session

HB 2166 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2341 – 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 13, A

004

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 9:03 am. Opens work session on LC 1365.

LC 1365 – WORK SESSION

013

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves LC 1365 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Merkley

018

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

019

Chair Close

Closes work session on LC 1365. Opens public hearing on HB 2166.

HB 2166 – PUBLIC HEARING

020

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2166.

035

Lynn Partin

Farmworker Programs Representative, Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2166 (EXHIBIT A).

128

Chair Close

Asks for clarification of acquisition costs.

132

Partin

Explains acquisition costs.

143

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if there is stipulation for charging rent or not regarding tax credit.

149

Partin

Explains process for determining whether rent is charged.

159

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about monitoring process.

160

Partin

Explains process for compliance regarding tax credits.

175

Rep. Kitts

Asks if farmers are required to provide housing to certain migrant workers.

182

Partin

Responds that there are few workers to whom it applies.

196

Rep. Kitts

Expresses concern about providing tax credit for something already required.

200

Rep. Garrard

Asks about provisions for inspections of housing receiving credits.

214

Partin

Explains process for housing inspections.

227

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification of type of housing covered under tax credits.

242

Partin

Clarifies housing types.

256

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if Camp Azul receives tax credits.

265

Partin

Answers that she does not believe so.

274

Peter Hainley

Executive Director, Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon). Explains Camp Azul situation.

283

Rep. Gallegos

Expresses concern that Camp Azul is receiving tax credits.

289

Partin

Explains that she does not believe that it is.

298

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if HB 2166 will improve living conditions for farm workers.

307

Partin

Responds yes.

309

Hainley

Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2166 (EXHIBIT B).

390

Rep. Garrard

Expresses support of CASA.

422

Norene Goplen

Director, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Oregon. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2166 (EXHIBIT C).

TAPE 14, A

039

John McCulley

Tree Fruit Growers. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2166 (EXHIBIT D).

076

Partin

Explains -1 amendment to HB 2166 (EXHIBIT E).

093

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2166. Opens work session on HB 2166.

HB 2166 – WORK SESSION

095

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2166-1 amendments dated 1/30/03.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Merkley

101

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

102

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves HB 2166 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Merkley

110

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

112

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2166. Opens public hearing on HB 2341.

HB 2341 – PUBLIC HEARING

116

Palau

Explains HB 2341.

134

Rep. Garrard

House District 56. Explains HB 2341.

178

Jessica Harris

Associated General Contractors. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2341 (EXHIBIT F).

219

Sue Klobertanz

Director, Bureau of Purchases, City of Portland. Offers history of work done on HB 2341.

416

Chair Close

Asks for number of people attending vendors’ forum and Capitol Club presentation.

419

Harris

Explains that entire Capitol Club was invited.

427

Klobertanz

Clarifies number of people attending meeting.

TAPE 13, B

003

Dugan Petty

Deputy Administrator, Procurement Fleet and Surplus Services Division, Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Explains public contracting.

196

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if there will be changes to prevailing wage section or ability of labor to negotiate.

205

Harris

Responds that there is no change to prevailing wage or labor sections.

249

Chair Close

Asks for clarification of “foreign bidder”.

255

Petty

Explains “foreign bidder”.

269

Chair Close

Asks if it applies to personal services.

270

Petty

Explains personal service contracting.

303

Harris

Clarifies term “foreign bidder.”

311

Chair Close

Asks how foreign and local bidders would be treated differently.

317

Harris

Offers example of how bidding process operates.

332

Petty

Explains procurement trade agreements.

400

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification of foreign bidder provisions

412

Harris

Clarifies foreign bidders.

436

Rep. Garrard

Offers example of automobiles purchased by City of Klamath Falls.

TAPE 14, B

012

Petty

Continues presentation and explanation of preferences.

058

Jon Oshel

County Road Program Manager, Association of Oregon Counties. Testifies in support of HB 2341.

093

Bill Leach

Willamette Education Service District. Testifies in support of HB 2341.

149

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if this will save money for local governments and public agencies.

151

Leach

Responds yes.

153

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2341. Explains future work on HB 2341. Adjourns meeting at 10:38 am.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2166, prepared testimony, Lynn Partin, 2 pp

B – HB 2166, prepared testimony, Peter Hainley, 1 p

C – HB 2166, prepared testimony, Norene Goplen, 2 pp

D – HB 2166, prepared testimony, John McCulley, 1 pp

E – HB 2166, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p

F – HB 2341, prepared information, Jessica Harris, 78 pp