HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

February 05, 2003   Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 18 - 21

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Betsy Close, Chair

Rep. Derrick Kitts, Vice-chair

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, Vice-chair

Rep. Mary Gallegos

Rep. Bill Garrard

Rep. Jeff Merkley

Rep. Mike Schaufler

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Megan Palau, Administrator

Pam Cox, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:         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 18, A

005

Rep. Close

Opens committee meeting at 8:37 a.m.  Opens public hearing on

HB 2341.

HB 2341 - PUBLIC HEARING

008

Dugan Petty

Department of Administrative Services.  Testifies in favor of HB 2341.

047

Rep. Merkley

Asks for clarification on cost plus contracting.

052

Petty

Explains.

160

Chair Close

Asks for clarification on prior notice for inspections.

161

Petty

Clarifies and explains contracting needs.

TAPE 19, A

001

Petty

Continues.

050

Chair Close

Asks for clarification on paper fiber type.

066

Petty

Describes notification standards of recycled and virgin paper.

070

Bill Nesley

Oregon Department of Justice.  Testifies on Oregon bidding laws.

149

Rep. Schaufler

Asks what happens if an agreement cannot be made.

150

Nesley

Describes the process and continues to testify.

233

Chair Close

Asks for clarification on how attorney fees are paid.

234

Nesley

Answers.

238

Petty

Clarifies issues.  Defers to Jessica Harris.

273

Jessica Harris

Associated General Contractors.  Testifies on Sections in ORS regarding Architectural Engineering.

365

Rep. Merkley

Asks what is done if there is a disagreement in price.

368

Nesley

Describes.

379

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks if the language of the law has been changed.

392

Harris

Acknowledges.

439

Harris

Describes the new language of HB 2341.

TAPE 18, B

040

Harris

Continues to testify.

129

Rep. Kits

Asks how the lowest and responsive bidder would be.

135

Harris

Clarifies standards.

159

Rep. Kitts

Asks for clarification of integrity.

164

Harris

Describes guidelines.

185

Rep. Schaufler

Asks for further clarification on integrity.

187

Harris

Describes concerns on standards of integrity.

201

Rep. Kitts

Indicates his concern on interpretation of integrity.

228

Harris

Acknowledges.

244

Chair Close

Describes authority as to the value of judgment.

266

Rep. Merkley

Asks for a clarification on monetary guidelines.

273

Harris

Defers to Nesley.

285

Nesley

Notes the requirements as to maintenance on structures.

292

Harris

Describes difference in Public Works and Public Improvements

313

Nesley

Explains prevailing wage.

330

Harris

Outlines additional Sections of ORS.

396

Rep. Merkley

Asks for clarification on Section 115.

397

Harris

Clarifies.

359

Rep. Kitts

Asks for clarification on Section 116.

360

Harris

Clarifies.

TAPE 19, B

019

Rep Kitts

Asks for further description on Section 116, bid shopping.

036

Harris

Explains disqualification procedures.

074

Rep. Kitts

Asks about compliance.

075

Harris

Outlines requirements of compliance.

108

Bill Leach

Willamette Education Service District.   Testifies for HB 2341 (EXHIBIT A).

155

Grover Simmons

Pacific Training and Imaging Association.  Testifies on businesses being sent out of state (EXHIBITS B, C, D).

295

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification on statute.

274

Rep. Schaufler

Comments we would possibly be sued by Canadians.

275

Simmons

Answers negatively.

TAPE 20, A

005

Darin Matthews

Director of Procurements and Distribution, Portland Public Schools.  Testifies for HB 2341 and gives examples of positive change (EXHIBIT E).

030

Sandra Bishop

Fair Competition Alliance. Testifies in opposition to HB 2341 and explains (EXHIBITS F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, M).

267

Chair Close

Asks about movement to put Bill in ORS.

270

Jerry Egger

Mid Valley Presort.  Testifies in opposition to HB 2341

 (EXHIBIT O).

280

Rep. Merkley

Asks how many individuals and business are involved.

329

Ken Cropper

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Portland.  Comments on employing the disabled.

372

Rep. Garrard

Testifies on being on previous committee which made no agreement with this agency.

380

Bishop

Comments to this issue.

TAPE 21, A

005

Janine Daloni

Developmental Disabilities Coalition. Testifies on behalf of Kathryn Weit (EXHIBIT P).

022

Chair Close

Asks about agencies saying they employ the disabled when in fact only 20% are.

029

Daloni

Responds on allegations.

040

Stewart Brannon

Oregon Disabilities Commission.  Comments on disabled not being represented in the workforce (EXHIBIT Q).

071

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2341.  Adjourns committee meeting at 11:56 a.m.

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

A – HB 2341, written testimony, B Leach, 2 pp

B – HB 2341, written testimony, G. Simmons, 4 pp

C – HB 2341, Bill for an Act, G. Simmons, 7 pp

D – HB 2341, proposed legislation, G. Simmons, 2 pp

E – HB 2341, written testimony, D. Matthews, 3 pp

F – HB 2341, copies of ORS 279.835 -279.855, S. Bishop, 2 pp

G – HB 2341, copies of ORS 276.412 -280.075, S. Bishop, 4 pp

H – HB 2341, Senate Bill 369, S. Bishop, 2 pp

I – HB 2341, application for DAS, S. Bishop, 4 pp

J – HB 2341, application for Rehabilitation Facility, S. Bishop, 9 pp

K – HB 2341, report to the Public Purchasing and Contracting Sub-committee, S. Bishop,   

          5 pp

L -  HB 2341, written testimony, S. Bishop, 6 pp

M – HB 2341, article Sunday Business, Private insecurity, S. Bishop, 1 p

N – HB 2341, article by John Rumler, Helping Others by Helping Themselves, S. Bishop,     

         1 p

O – HB 2341, written testimony, J. Egger, 2 pp

P – HB 2341, written testimony by S. B. Branam, 1 p

Q – HB 2341, written testimony of Kathryn Weit, by J. Daloni, 1 pp