HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

February 14, 2003   Hearing Room E

9:00 A.M. Tapes 30 – 31

 

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, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES:                          HB 2147 – Work Session

                                                SB 85 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2248 – Work Session

Work Session – Introduction of Committee Bills

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 30, A

005

Chair Close

Calls committee meeting to order at 9:07 a.m. and opens work session for the purpose of introduction of committee bills.

WORK SESSION – INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE BILLS

011

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves LC's:  1422, 1690, 1693, 1699, 1700, 1919 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

012

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

018

Chair Close

Opens public hearing on HB 2147.

HB 2147 - PUBLIC HEARING

023

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2147.

021

Rep. Jeff Barker

House District 28. Testifies in favor of HB 2147 and comments on salaries.

042

Chair Close

Asks for the comparison of salaries in the state of Washington.

043

Bill Cross

Answers he does not know the figures.

066

Rep. Kitts

Comments on the great job that is being done.

060

Jim Botwinins

President, Oregon State Police Association. Testifies in favor of HB 2147 and gives explanation on the difference in compensation of other counties (EXHIBIT A).

131

Rep. Schaufler

Comments their jobs are irrefutable.

147

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about the language of the bill regarding retirement plans.

150

Rep. Barker

Explains Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) are in the middle of making changes in the system.

160

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification on other comparisons.

173

Rep. Barker

Answers Portland has a retirement system that the employer pays into.

175

Rep. Garrard

Comments on danger of being a state trooper.

190

Bill Cross

Oregon State Police Officer’s Association. Testifies for HB 2147 and describes retention problems.

235

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification on the dates these changes take place if HB 2147 passes.

237

Cross

Responds no later than January 1, 2009 to establish a comparable base pay.

253

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks what year we will start paying people more for these provisions.

254

Cross

Indicates when the department starts negotiations possibly the year of 2007 or 2009.

268

Barker

Clarifies when bargaining begins.

274

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2147 and opens work session on HB 2147.

HB 2147 - WORK SESSION

275

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2147-1 amendments dated 02/12/03 (EXHIBIT B).

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

280

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2147 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

285

Chair Close

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 85.

SB 85 - PUBLIC HEARING

287

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association. Testifies in favor of SB 85

320

Jamie Floyd

Oregon Brewer’s Guild. Testifies in favor of SB 85.

382

Jim Parker

Oregon Brewer’s Guild. Testifies in favor of SB 85 and comments on the bill affecting brew pubs.

385

Chair Close

Asks if the number of brew pubs is growing in Oregon

TAPE 31, A

001

Parker

Answers.

020

Rep. Kitts

Notes the percentage of beer that breweries provide.

021

Parker

Acknowledges.

034

Rep. Kitts

Comments on opening a brewery in Oregon.

041

Rep. Merkley

Asks if it is difficult to receive a distributor’s license.

042

Parker

Answers that brewers cannot receive a distributor’s license.

053

Chair Close

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 85.

SB 85 - WORK SESSION

054

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves HB 85 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. KITTS will lead discussion on the floor.

056

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 85 and opens work session on HB 2248.

HB 2248 - WORK SESSION

058

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2248 and -1 amendment (EXHIBIT C).

066

Lana Butterfield

Northwest Propane Gas Association. Explains HB 2248 and -1 amendment.

119

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2248-1 amendments dated 01/28/03.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

120

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves HB 2248 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and be REFFERED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

122

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2248. Adjourns meeting at 9:45 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2147, Oregon State Police Officer’s Association, written testimony, J. Botwinis,

          10 pp

B – HB 2147, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p

C – HB 2248, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p