HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

May 19, 2003 Hearing Room E

10:00 A.M.        Tape  122

 

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

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            SB 331A – Work Session

SB 444A, SB 445A & SB 446A – 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 122, A

003

Chair Close

Calls meeting to order at 10:08 a.m. Opens work session on SB 331A.

SB 331A – WORK SESSION

008

Megan Palau

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 331A.

012

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves SB 331A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Revenue BE RESCINDED.

015

Rep. Kitts

Objects to rescinding referral to Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  5-1

AYE:               5 - Gallegos, Merkley, Rosenbaum, Schaufler, Close

NAY:               1 - Kitts

EXCUSED:     1 – Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GARRARD will lead discussion on the floor.

042

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 331A. Opens work session on SB 444A, SB 445A, SB 446A.

SB 444A, SB 445A & SB 446A – WORK SESSION

045

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 444A, 445A, 446A to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Rules and Public Affairs.

047

Rep. Schaufler

Asks for reason for referral.

048

Chair Close

Explains it is at the request of Speaker of the House.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Garrard

 

Chair Close

The motion CARRIES.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for SB 444A, SB 445A, and SB 446A:

 

Hasina Squires

League of Oregon Cities, Association of Oregon Counties, Special Districts Association of Oregon. Submits prepared testimony in opposition to SB 444A, SB 445A, and SB 446A (EXHIBIT A).

 

Randy Bruegman

Fire Chief, Clackamas County Fires District #1. Submits prepared testimony in opposition to SB 444A, SB 445A, and SB 446A (EXHIBIT B).

059

Chair Close

Closes work session on SB 444A, SB 445A, SB 446A. Adjourns meeting at 10:13 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 444A, SB 445A, & SB 446A, written testimony, Hasina Squires, 3 pp

B – SB 444A, SB 445A, & SB 446A, written testimony, Randy Bruegman, 2 pp