HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

February 19, 2003   Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M. Tapes  34 - 35

 

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

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2474 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2161 – Work Session

HB 2163 – Work Session

HB 2439 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2440 – 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 34, A

004

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. Opens public hearing on HB 2474.

HB 2474 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rep. Tom Butler

House District 60. Testifies in support of HB 2474.

061

Rep. Merkley

Asks about use of technology in filing state personnel action.

065

Rep. Butler

Explains technology.

075?

Judy Snyder

Attorney, Multnomah County. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2474 (EXHIBIT A).

155

Rep. Garrard

Asks for clarification of time frame.

157

Snyder

Clarifies time frame.

160

Janan Ellis

Malheur County. Testifies in support of HB 2474.

182

David Stiteler

Chair, Employment Relations Board, Marion County. Testifies in support of HB 2474.

238

Rep. Merkley

Asks about retroactivity.

242

Stiteler

Responds.

249

Rep. Merkley

Asks how many cases would be affected by HB 2474.

251

Stiteler

Explains number of cases affected by HB 2474.

264

Rep. Merkley

Asks how many are affected due to time frame.

267

Stiteler

Explains time frame impacts.

281

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about certified mail.

286

Stiteler

Explains delivery options.

294

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2474. Opens work session on HB 2474.

HB 2474 – WORK SESSION

 

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves HB 2474 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

318

Rep. Merkley

States support for HB 2474. Raises issue of retroactivity.

322

Rep. Rosenbaum

States support for HB 2474.

334

Rep. Merkley

Asks about postponing HB 2474.

336

Chair Close

States desire to move bill out of committee.

340

Rep. Merkley

Expresses desire for work to be done on bill in Senate.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. ROSENBAUM will lead discussion on the floor. Closes work session on HB 2474. Opens work session on HB 2161.

HB 2161 – WORK SESSION

352

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2161.

 

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves HB 2161 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GARRARD will lead discussion on the floor. Closes work session on HB 2161. Opens work session on HB 2163.

HB 2163 – WORK SESSION

394

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2163.

 

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2163 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. MERKLEY will lead discussion on the floor. Closes work session on HB 2163. Opens public hearing on HB 2439.

TAPE 35, A

HB 2439 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Don Miner

Oregon Manufactured Housing Association. Testifies in support of HB 2439 (EXHIBIT B).

021

Rep. Merkley

Asks about manufactured townhouses and reason for HB 2439.

026

Miner

Explains manufactured townhouses and reason for HB 2439.

032

Chair Close

Clarifies that increased technology is reason for HB 2439.

034

Miner

Answers yes.

036

Jerry Duerksen

Property Manager, Linn and Benton County. Testifies in support of HB 2439.

058

Rep. Schaufler

Comments on HB 2439 and land use.

061

Miner

Responds.

068

Rep. Kitts

Asks about HB 2439 implementation.

073

Miner

Explains effect and implementation of HB 2439.

085

Rep. Kitts

States support for concept of HB 2439. Asks about possibility of manufactured home park owners removing tenants to rebuild park to increase rent.

092

Miner

Explains existing law that would prohibit such action.

099

Rep. Kitts

Asks for clarification.

100

Miner

Explains density regulations.

103

Rep. Merkley

Asks about development and property boundary lines.

111

Miner

Explains property boundary line regulations.

115

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2439. Opens work session on HB 2439.

HB 2439 – WORK SESSION

 

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves HB 2439 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

126

Rep. Kitts

States conditional support for HB 2439. Notes potential reservations.

129

Rep. Schaufler

Offers clarification of building codes. States support for HB 2439.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. ZAUNER will lead discussion on the floor. Closes work session on HB 2439. Opens public hearing on HB 2440.

HB 2440 – PUBLIC HEARING

140

Don Miner

Oregon Manufactured Homes Association. Testifies in support of HB 2440 (EXHIBIT C).

173

Rep. Garrard

Asks about district liability and inspection process.

177

Miner

Explains inspection process.

186

Rep. Gallegos

About requirements for inspections.

193

Miner

Explains inspection requirements.

202

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about inspection and insurance.

204

Miner

Explains industry’s intention for inspections.

212

Rep. Gallegos

Asks for clarification of inspection process.

218

Miner

Clarifies inspection process.

222

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about liability time frame.

224

Miner

Explains liability time frame.

237

Rep. Schaufler

Expresses support for inspections.

253

Rep. Merkley

Asks about inspection responsibility.

260

Miner

States that additional oversight may be warranted and changes may be necessary in HB 2440.

275

Bill Cross

Oregon Building Officials Association. Testifies in support of HB 2440. Notes that changes may be made to HB 2440.

307

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2440. Adjourns meeting at 9:25 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2474, written testimony, Judy Snyder, 2 pp

B – HB 2439, written testimony, Don Miner, 1 p

C – HB 2440, written testimony, Don Miner, 2 pp