HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

April 28, 2003 Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M. Tapes  105 – 106

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Betsy Close, Chair

Rep. Derrick Kitts, Vice-Chair

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mary Gallegos

Rep. Jeff Merkley

Rep. Mike Schaufler

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Bill Garrard

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Megan Palau, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     SB 198 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 205A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 286A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 575A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 803 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 822 – Public Hearing and Work Session                                                

                                                HB 3069 – Work Session

                                                HB 2710 – Work Session

                                                HB 2341 – 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 105, A

003

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 8:43 a.m. Opens public hearing on SB 198.

SB 198 – PUBLIC HEARING

008

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 198 and the -2 amendment (EXHIBIT A).

016

Mark Long

Administrator, Building Codes Division. Explains SB 198 and -2 amendment.

041

Chair Close

Asks for clarification of statute.

044

Craig Smith

Constructers Contractors Board. Offers clarification of statute.

052

Chair Close

Comments on the choices. Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 198.

SB 198 – WORK SESSION

055

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 198-2 amendments dated 4/25/03.

058

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

061

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 198 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

064

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. SCHAUFLER will lead discussion on the floor.

070

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 198. Opens public hearing on SB 205A.

SB 205A – PUBLIC HEARING

075

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 205A.

083

Chair Close

Asks if there is any testimony or question on SB 205A. Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 205A. 

SB 205A – WORK SESSION

093

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves SB  205A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

096

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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.

 

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 205A. Opens public hearing on SB 286A.

SB 286A – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Lisa Trussell

Associated Oregon Industries (AOI). Testifies in support of SB 286A and the -A2 amendments (EXHIBIT B). Explains the current arrangement of the Workers’ Compensation Board.

121

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks for clarification of amendment.

124

Trussell

Clarifies the intention of the amendment regarding the panel.

138

Chair Close

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 286A.

SB 286A – WORK SESSION

141

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 268-A2 amendments dated 4/24/03.

144

Rep. Schaufler

Assumes any person who sits on the board represents the interests of the public.

146

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

148

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 286A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

151

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. MERKLEY will lead discussion on the floor.

155

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 286A. Opens public hearing on SB 575A.

SB 575A – PUBLIC HEARING

159

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 575A.

163

Tom Barrows

Northwest Professional Employers Association. Testifies in favor of SB 575A. 

177

Rep. Kitts

Asks if bill would affect temporary employment agencies.

180

Barrows

Replies yes and explains.

182

Rep. Kitts

Clarifies the temporary employment agency would not have to hold a specific license.

184

Barrows

Affirms.

188

Chair Close

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 575A.

SB 575A – WORK SESSION

192

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 575A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

195

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GALLEGOS will lead discussion on the floor.

199

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 575A. Opens public hearing on SB 803.

SB 803 – PUBLIC HEARING

203

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 803.

210

Doug Riggs

Metro. Testifies in favor of SB 803 (EXHIBIT C). Notes the bill emerged last session. Explains the purpose of the bill. Recognizes the co-sponsors. Speaks on prior concerns with the measure that were addressed and resolved.

240

Chair Close

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 803.

SB 803 – WORK SESSION

243

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 803 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

246

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. KITTS will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 803. Opens public hearing on SB 822.

SB 822 – PUBLIC HEARING

260

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 822.

300

Mike Dewey

Oregon Cable Telecommunications Association (OCTA). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 822 (EXHIBIT D). Notes it is a companion bill to HB 3163 regarding demarcation points. 

320

Rep. Kitts

Adds HB 3163 passed the floor with no objection.

324

Dewey

Continues. Explains the bill concerns licensure and permits.

348

Chair Close

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 822.

SB 822 – WORK SESSION

355

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 822 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

360

Rep. Rosenbaum

Declares potential conflict of interest.

364

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

CHAIR CLOSE will lead discussion on the floor.

370

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 822. Opens work session on HB 3069.

HB 3069 – WORK SESSION

390

John VanLandingham

Lane County Law and Advocacy Center. States that he is available to answer questions from committee.

395

Chair Close

Notes the -2 amendments to the bill (EXHIBIT E).

400

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3069-2 amendments dated 4/22/03.

403

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 – Garrard, Kitts

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

406

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves HB 3069 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

410

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Garrard, Kitts

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

CHAIR CLOSE will lead discussion on the floor.

415

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3069. Opens work session on HB 2710.

HB 2710 – WORK SESSION

429

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2710.

TAPE 106, A

014

Rep. Patridge

House District 6. Explains HB 2710. Requests that the bill be sent to the Committee on Ways and Means.

028

Rep. Merkley

Asks about definition of limited duration employment.

030

Rep. Patridge

Clarifies.

036

Rep. Merkley

Asks about unemployment claims.

041

Rep. Patridge

Clarifies.

044

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about the impact of the bill on teachers.

049

Rep. Patridge

Answers that they are addressed in a different statute.

052

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about temporary workers.

055

Rep. Patridge

Explains provisions regarding temporary workers.

060

Tom Byerley

Assistant Director of Unemployment Insurance, Employment Department. Testifies against HB 2710 (EXHIBIT F). Explains the bill as written would cause a federal conformity issue.

073

Ed Glad

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. Testifies in opposition to HB 2710 (EXHIBIT G). Speaks on labor issues and the construction industry.

090

Rep. Kitts

Poses situation concerning longshoremen. Asks if they would be disqualified by the bill.

095

Byerley

Affirms the individuals would be disqualified. Refers to testimony regarding jobs that would be affected (EXHIBIT F).  

118

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if the bill is regressive in its impact.

122

Byerley

Estimates as many as 74,000 workers a year would no longer qualify.

130

Glad

Comments on a bill that would extend unemployment. Speaks to Rep. Schaufler’s question.

146

Chair Close

Poses question regarding abuses of the system.

150

Byerley

Speaks on abuses of the system.

158

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2710. Opens work session on HB 2341.

HB 2341 – WORK SESSION

165

Jessica Harris

Associated Oregon Contractors. Offers overview of HB 2341 and changes made by the workgroup. Requests the committee move the -7 amendments (EXHIBIT H).

216

Rep. Rosenbaum

Commends Ms. Harris for her work on bill.

223

Chair Close

Concurs with Rep. Rosenbaum’s comments.

Written testimony submitted by Sandra Bishop, Fair Competition Alliance (EXHIBIT I).

230

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2341-7 amendments dated 4/15/03.

233

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

236

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2341 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

240

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

251

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2341. Adjourns meeting at 9:31 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 198, -2 amendments, staff, 1 p

B – SB 286A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

C – SB 803, written testimony, Doug Riggs, 1 p

D – SB 822, written testimony, Mike Dewey, 2 pp

E – HB 3069, -2 amendments, staff, 59 pp

F – HB 2710, written testimony, Tom Byerley, 6 pp

G – HB 2710, written testimony, Ed Glad, 1 p

H – HB 2341, -7 amendments, staff, 52 pp

I – HB 2341, written testimony, Sandra Bishop, 4 pp