HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

April 15, 2003 Hearing Room E

6:30 P.M. Tapes  94 - 95

 

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 3316 – Work Session

                                                HB 3266 – Work Session

HB 3276 – Work Session

HB 3088 – Work Session

HB 2881 – Work Session

HB 2967 – Work Session

HB 2737 – Work Session

HB 3392 – Work Session

HB 2665 – Work Session

 

 

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 94, A

003

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. Opens work session on HB 3316.

HB 3316 – WORK SESSION

015

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3316.

019

Tim Martinez

Oregon Bankers Association. Testifies in support of HB 3316.

026

Chair Close

Asks about provisions regarding identification.

029

Martinez

Responds.

033

Rep. Merkley

Asks about limits to merchants’ requests for identification.

037

Martinez

Explains identification process.

 

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 3316 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

046

Rep. Rosenbaum

States support for HB 3316.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. KNOPP will lead discussion on the floor.

053

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3316. Opens work session on HB 3266.

HB 3266 – WORK SESSION

056

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3266.

060

Chair Close

Explains intentions for bill.

065

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 3266 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

070

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3266. Opens work session on HB 3276.

HB 3276 – WORK SESSION

072

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3276.

085

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 3276 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Merkley

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

089

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3276. Opens work session on HB 3088.

HB 3088 – WORK SESSION

100

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

House District 41. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 3088 (EXHIBIT A).

240

David Nebel

Oregon Law Center. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 3088 (EXHIBIT B).

271

Cheryl Pelligrini

Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section, Oregon Department of Justice. Testifies in support of HB 3088.

286

Pam Harkins

Associate State Director, AARP. Testifies in support of HB 3088.

309

Jim Markee

Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association, United Financial Lobby. Testifies in opposition to HB 3088. Explains predatory lending.

TAPE 95, A

011

Rep. Kitts

Asks about number of complaints received regarding predatory lending.

014

Markee

Explains complaints regarding predatory lending.

020

Rep. Kitts

Asks how many complaints would constitute problem.

022

Markee

Explains it would depend on number of loans.

029

Rep. Kitts

States desire to address issue before problems arise and expand.

037

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3088. Opens work session on HB 2881.

HB 2881 – WORK SESSION

045

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2881.

051

Bob Shiprack

Executive Secretary, Oregon State Building and Constructions Trade Council. Testifies in support of HB 2881.

060

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2881-2 amendments dated 4/14/03 (EXHIBIT C).

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Merkley

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

065

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves HB 2881 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. HANSEN will lead discussion on the floor.

074

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2881. Opens work session on 2967.

HB 2967 – WORK SESSION

076

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2967 and -1 amendment.

092

J.L. Wilson

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Testifies in support of HB 2967 and -1 amendment.

140

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2967-1 amendments dated 4/11/03 (EXHIBIT D).

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

145

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2967 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

150

Rep. Rosenbaum

States opposition to HB 2967.

160

Rep. Kitts

States support for HB 2967.

163

Chair Close

Notes significance of fiscal impact of HB 2967.

167

Rep. Merkley

Notes considerations and states support for HB 2967.

 

 

VOTE:  6-1

AYE:               6 - Gallegos, Garrard, Kitts, Merkley, Schaufler, Close

NAY:               1 – Rosenbaum

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. KITTS will lead discussion on the floor.

195

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2967. Opens work session on HB 2737.

HB 2737 – WORK SESSION

205

Jim Craven

American Electronics Association, Oregon Council. Testifies in support of HB 2737 and -5 amendment (EXHIBIT E).

313

Jason Skelton

Legislative Aide, Rep. Mark Hass. Describes potential changes to be made in HB 2737.

372

Jim Gardner

Concurs with changes outlined by Mr. Skelton.

388

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2737. Opens work session on HB 3392.

HB 3392 – WORK SESSION

410

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3392.

418

Joseph Bosquez

Latinos Unidas Siempre (L.U.S.). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 3392 (EXHIBIT F).

432

Ana Falcon

Latinos Unidas Siempre (L.U.S.). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 3392 (EXHIBIT G).

TAPE 94, B

038

Rep. Garrard

Commends Mr. Bosquez and Ms. Falcon for offering testimony.

044

Rep. Schaufler

Commends Mr. Bosquez and Ms. Falcon for offering testimony.

055

Ed Glad

Farmer. Testifies in opposition to HB 3392.

132

Steve Lanning

Oregon AFL-CIO. Testifies in opposition to HB 3392.

149

Rep. Rosenbaum

Notes that provisions in bill would not prevent lowering in wages.

154

Glad

Concurs.

167

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3392. Opens work session on HB 2665.

HB 2665 – WORK SESSION

173

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2665.

178

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2665 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

186

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2665. Adjourns meeting at 7:46 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3088, written testimony, Rep. Carolyn Tomei, 7 pp.

B – HB 3088, written testimony, David Nebel, 5 pp.

C – HB 2881, -2 amendment, staff, 1 p.

D – HB 2967, -1 amendment, staff, 2 pp.

E – HB 2737, -5 amendment, staff, 10 pp.

F – HB 3392, written testimony, Joseph Bosquez, 1 p.

G – HB 3392, written testimony, Ana Falcon, 1 p.