HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

April 08, 2003 Hearing Room E

5:00 P.M.  Tapes 83 - 84

 

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 3172 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2331 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 3274 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2847 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2172 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3021 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3376 – 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 83, A

001

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 5:11 p.m. Opens public hearing on HB 3172.

HB 3172 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rep. Rob Patridge

House District 6. Testifies in support of HB 3172.

025

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 3172. Opens work session on HB 3172.

HB 3172 – WORK SESSION

027

Rep. Garrard

MOTION:  Moves HB 3172 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. PATRIDGE will lead discussion on the floor.

035

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3172. Opens public hearing on HB 2331.

HB 2331 – PUBLIC HEARING

038

Rep. Tom Butler

House District 60. Testifies in support of HB 2331.

062

Carol Rives

Administrator, Board of Accountancy. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2331 (EXHIBIT A).

105

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about fiscal impact of reciprocity.

110

Rives

Explains fiscal impact.

118

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2331. Opens work session on HB 2331.

HB 2331 – WORK SESSION

120

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves HB 2331 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. BUTLER will lead discussion on the floor.

127

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2331. Opens public hearing on HB 3274.

HB 3274 – PUBLIC HEARING

130

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3274.

138

Roger Nyquist

Linn County Commissioner. Testifies in support of HB 3274.

155

Rep. Kitts

Asks about provisions in current statute.

165

Nyquist

Explains mobile food licensing.

180

Rep. Kitts

Asks about permit applications.

188

Nyquist

Explains permit application process.

191

Rep. Kitts

Asks about notification process.

198

Nyquist

Explains licensing and notification.

207

Chair Close

Asks about oral notification for permit process.

212

Nyquist

Clarifies permit process.

220

Rep. Garrard

Emphasizes importance of mobile food unit provisions.

229

Rep. Merkley

Asks about Department of Human Services (DHS) role in license issuing.

238

Nyquist

Clarifies issuing of licenses.

240

Rep. Merkley

Asks for clarification of DHS role in issuing licenses.

249

Chair Close

Offers clarification.

255

Nyquist

Offers further clarification.

258

Rep. Merkley

Asks about vendor licensing and status of mobile vendors.

270

Nyquist

Answers and clarifies licensing process.

277

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about relationship of DHS and County Health Department.

280

Nyquist

Answers.

283

Rep. Gallegos

Asks for further clarification of authority for issuing licenses.

289

Nyquist

Clarifies.

300

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about DHS and county notification.

311

Chair Close

Explains proper notification process.

317

Nyquist

Offers clarification.

325

Eric Pippert

Consultation Services Manager, Department of Human Services. Explains how licenses are issued.

343

Chair Close

Asks about delegate county notification.

347

Pippert

Offers clarification of licensing.

355

Chair Close

Asks if DHS offices are in all counties.

357

Pippert

Answers and explains.

366

Chair Close

Asks for clarification of county notification.

368

Pippert

Clarifies county notification.

372

Nyquist

Offers clarification.

380

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about provisions addressing temporary restaurants and mobile units.

400

Nyquist

Responds.

402

Chair Close

Asks if it is a problem to notify delegate counties.

405

Pippert

Answers that it is a non-issue and explains notification process.

440

Chair Close

Asks for additional clarification of notification process.

TAPE 84, A

018

Pippert

Explains licensing provisions and differences between temporary restaurants and mobile units.

026

Nyquist

Clarifies issue.

032

Rep. Merkley

Asks if it is possible to purchase license in one county and use it in another.

040

Pippert

Answers yes.

043

Rep. Merkley

Asks if process exists to require county notification.

045

Pippert

Explains process.

050

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if problem with bill is with temporary restaurants.

053

Nyquist

Answers yes.

055

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if there are reciprocal agreements.

057

Nyquist

Clarifies.

062

Chair Close

Notes need for amendments and intention to hear bill at later time. Closes public hearing on HB 3274. Opens public hearing on HB 2847.

HB 2847 – PUBLIC HEARING

075

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2847.

090

Grover Simmons

Independent Employer Association. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2847 (EXHIBIT B).

122

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about nature of business relationship between license plate manufacturer and State of Oregon.

126

Simmons

Clarifies nature of business.

130

Rep. Schaufler

Asks for clarification of provisions and states support for bill.

135

Simmons

Offers clarification.

141

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2847. Opens work session on HB 2847.

HB 2847 – WORK SESSION

145

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2847-1 amendments dated 4/3/03.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Kitts

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

150

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves HB 2847 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

153

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about fiscal impact.

155

Chair Close

Clarifies fiscal impact on bill.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. T. SMITH will lead discussion on the floor.

163

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2847. Opens public hearing on HB 2172.

HB 2172 – PUBLIC HEARING

172

Mylia Christensen

Administrator, Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2172 (EXHIBIT D).

222

David Hartwig

Administrator, Risk Division, PEBB. Testifies in support of HB 2172.

242

Christensen

Offers clarification of provisions of HB 2172.

260

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 2172. Opens work session on HB 2172.

HB 2172 – WORK SESSION

265

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2172 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

270

Rep. Gallegos

Asks about potential fiscal impact.

275

Chair Close

Clarifies potential fiscal impact.

278

Rep. Merkley

Notes that fiscal impact would likely be positive.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. ROSENBAUM will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2172. Opens public hearing on HB 3021.

HB 3021 – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3021.

305

Rep. Vicki Berger

House District 20. Testifies in support of HB 3021.

370

Chair Close

Asks about Rep. Berger’s connection to “Bottle Bill”.

372

Rep. Berger

Explains personal history with “Bottle Bill”.

400

Sandra Bishop

Container Recovery Inc. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 3021 (EXHIBIT E).

TAPE 83, B

001

Bishop

Continues testimony.

077

Alex Cuyler

Chair, Association of Oregon Recyclers. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 3021 (EXHIBIT F).

120

Paul Romain

Oregon Beer and Wine Distributors Association. Testifies in opposition to HB 3021.

215

Joe Gilliam

Oregon Grocery Association (OGA). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 3021 (EXHIBIT G).

262

Rep. Merkley

Asks about issue of containers being brought from Washington to Oregon for redemption.

266

Gilliam

Clarifies issue.

280

Chair Close

Asks if amendments are warranted.

282

Gilliam

Answers that they may be.

290

Rep. Merkley

Asks about OGA doing analysis rather than state agencies.

296

Gilliam

Answers.

305

Ken Pastega

Oregon Soft Drink Association. Testifies in opposition to HB 3021.

389

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about provisions regarding container redemption.

391

Rep. Berger

Clarifies containers addressed by bottle bill.

404

Doug Myers

Association of Oregon Recyclers. Testifies in support of HB 3021.

TAPE 84, B

006

John Matthews

Association of Oregon Recyclers, Recycling Coordinator, Garten Services. Testifies in support of HB 3021.

030

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 3021. Recesses meeting. Reconvenes meeting. Opens public hearing on HB 3376.

HB 3376 – PUBLIC HEARING

032

Joe Gilliam

Oregon Grocery Association. Testifies in support of HB 3376. Note: Due to technical difficulties, the beginning of this testimony was not recorded.

082

J.L. Wilson

National Federation of Independent Business. Introduces Mr. Tragesser.

086

Charlie Tragesser

President and CEO, Polar Systems. Testifies in support of HB 3376.

126

Rep. Merkley

Asks for clarification of example cited in testimony by Mr. Tragesser.

131

Tragesser

Clarifies his example.

142

Wilson

Testifies in support of HB 3376.

164

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if PUC was consulted with HB 3376.

168

Gilliam

Answers and offers clarification.

186

Roy Hemingway

Chair, Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC). Testifies in regard to HB 3376 and explains power supply. Notes that it is problem that does not require legislative solution.

245

Lee Beyer

Commissioner, PUC. Offers further clarification of energy supply situation.

275

Chair Close

Notes concern about time frame to opt out of power agreements.

281

Beyer

Concurs. Explains energy contracting. Clarifies language in HB 3376.

307

Chair Close

Expresses concern about ability to forecast energy purchasing.

316

Beyer

Explains energy purchasing.

327

Rep. Merkley

Asks about transition costs.

331

Hemingway

Explains transition costs.

375

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if small business would be accommodated for working in energy supply evaluation process.

388

Hemingway

Explains intent for energy supply evaluation process.

404

Beyer

Explains PUC outreach with businesses.

428

Cindy Finlayson

Portland General Electric. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 3376 (EXHIBIT H).

474

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on HB 3376. Adjourns meeting at 7:18 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2331, written testimony and information, Carol Rives, 4 pp

B – HB 2847, written testimony, Grover Simmons, 2 pp

C – HB 2847, -1 amendment, staff, 1 p

D – HB 2172, written testimony, Mylia Christensen, 2 pp

E – HB 3021, written testimony and information, Sandra Bishop, 20 pp

F – HB 3021, written information, Alex Cuyler, 2 pp

G – HB 3021, written testimony, Joe Gilliam, 1 p

H – HB 3376, written testimony, Cindy Finlayson, 1 p