HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

May 05, 2003 Hearing Room E

8:30 A.M. Tapes  112 – 113

 

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:            SB 833A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 34A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 252B – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2577 – Work Session

                                                HB 3528 – 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 112, A

003

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 8:39 a.m. Opens public hearing on SB 833A.

SB 833A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 833A.

015

Sen. Vicki Walker

Senate District 7. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT A).

065

John VanLandingham

Lane County Law & Advocacy Center. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT B).

120

Chair Close

Asks if bill would require increase in square footage of complex.

123

VanLandingham

Answers that it does not since a visitable bathroom is not required.

125

Rep. Kitts

Asks if visitable bathroom is necessitated in bill.

127

VanLandingham

Explains provisions in bill regarding visitability.

134

Rep. Kitts

Asks for clarification of language in bill.

136

VanLandingham

Clarifies language in bill.

140

Rep. Kitts

Asks about costs and allocation of square footage.

144

VanLandingham

Explains provisions of bill.

155

Sen. Walker

Reiterates need for bill.

191

Bob Repine

Director, Oregon Housing and Community Services. Testifies in support of SB 833A.

251

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if there is a market for visitability and accessibility outside of disabled community.

274

Repine

Answers that there is and explains importance of visitability.

293

Rep. Garrard

Asks how much new rental housing receives public funding.

295

Repine

Explains public funding for housing.

308

Rep. Garrard

Asks if bill would have negative impact on building industry.

310

Repine

Answers that it would not.

332

Ed Necker

Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT C).

TAPE 113, A

001

Kathy Jenness

Volunteer Member, Lane Council of Governments, Disability Services Advisory Council. Testifies in support of SB 833A.

027

Ellen Bombaro

Volunteer Member, Lance Council of Governments, Disability Services Advisory Council. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT D).

055

Phyllis Rand

Capitol Coordinator, Governor’s Commission on Senior Services. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT E).

075

Ted Stevens

Director, Senior & Disabled Services, Lane Council of Governments. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 833A (EXHIBIT F).

090

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on SB 833A. Opens work session on SB 833A.

SB 833A – WORK SESSION

092

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 833A 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. SCHAUFLER will lead discussion on the floor.

101

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 833A. Opens public hearing on SB 34A.

SB 34A – PUBLIC HEARING

105

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 34A and -A4 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

110

Ruth Simonis

Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Elder Law Section, Oregon State Bar. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 34A (EXHIBIT H).

157

Chair Close

Asks if it is legal to sell parents’ home.

160

Ruth Simonis

Explains provisions regarding home selling.

170

Rep. Kitts

Asks about executors of will and ability to sell home.

175

Simonis

Explains executor of will and power of attorney provisions.

183

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on SB 34A. Opens work session on SB 34A.

SB 34A – WORK SESSION

188

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 34A-A4 amendments dated 5/5/03.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

193

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 34A 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. ROSENBAUM will lead discussion on the floor.

198

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 34A. Opens public hearing on SB 252B.

SB 252B – PUBLIC HEARING

200

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 252B.

205

Carl Lundberg

Deputy Insurance Administrator, Department of Consumer and Business Services. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 252B (EXHIBIT I).

287

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about bill’s effect on federal law regarding prescription coverage.

295

Lundberg

Answers that it would not affect federal law.

303

Chair Close

Closes public hearing on SB 252B. Opens work session on SB 252B.

SB 252B – WORK SESSION

307

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 252B-B3 amendments dated 5/2/03 (EXHIBIT J).

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Close

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

310

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 252B to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Gallegos, Garrard, Kitts, Merkley, Close

NAY:               2 - Rosenbaum, Schaufler

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GARRARD will lead discussion on the floor.

320

Rep. Rosenbaum

Serves notice of possible minority report.

335

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 252B. Opens work session on HB 2577.

HB 2577 – WORK SESSION

337

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2577 and -4 amendment (EXHIBIT K).

353

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties, Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council. Summarizes and testifies in support of HB 2577.

TAPE 112, B

016

Kim Hoffman

Oregon Telecommunications Coordinating Council. Testifies in support of HB 2577.

023

Rep. Gallegos

Asks for clarification of scope of authority in bill language.

028

Penhollow

Offers clarification of provisions of bill.

037

Hoffman

Offers further clarification.

041

Rep. Merkley

Asks for clarification of specificity of language.

045

Penhollow

Offers clarification of language.

070

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2577-4 amendments dated 5/2/03.

075

Rep. Merkley

Expresses concern that all objections to bill have been addressed. States support for bill. Notes that bill does not require state to provide staff for council.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

090

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2577 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

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

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

094

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 2577. Opens work session on HB 3528.

HB 3528 – WORK SESSION

095

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3528.

100

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves HB 3528 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

108

Rep. Garrard

States that he will support bill as courtesy to Rep. Gallegos.

111

Rep. Merkley

Indicates that he will vote against bill.

112

Rep. Schaufler

Indicates that he will vote against bill.

113

Rep. Rosenbaum

Indicates that she will vote against bill.

 

 

VOTE:  4-3

AYE:               4 - Gallegos, Garrard, Kitts, Close

NAY:               3 - Merkley, Rosenbaum, Schaufler

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

118

Chair Close

Closes work session on HB 3528. Adjourns meeting at 9:43 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 833A, written testimony and photos, Sen. Vicki Walker, 11 pp

B – SB 833A, written testimony, John VanLandingham, 3 pp

C – SB 833A, written testimony, Ed Necker, 2 pp

D – SB 833A, written testimony, Ellen Bombaro, 1 p

E – SB 833A, written testimony, Phyllis Rand, 1 p

F – SB 833A, written testimony, Ted Stevens, 2 pp

G – SB 34A, -A4 amendment, staff, 1 p

H – SB 34A, written testimony, Ruth Simonis, 1 p

I – SB 252B, written testimony, Carl Lundberg, 3 pp

J – SB 252B, -B3 amendment, staff, 1 p

K – HB 2577, -4 amendment, staff, 7 pp