HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE

 

 

February 20, 2003   Hearing Room HR E

8:30 AM Tapes  23 - 24

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bill Garrard, Chair

Rep. Dennis Richardson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Cliff Zauner, Vice-Chair

Rep. Robert Ackerman

Rep. Dan Doyle

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ray Kelly, Committee Administrator

David Peffley, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2158 – Work Session

                                                HB 2546 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2612 – 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 23, A

003

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 8:40 and opens a work session on          HB 2158.

HB 2158 – WORK SESSION

010

Ray Kelly

Summarizes the bill.  Notes that HB 2158 contains a subsequent referral to Ways and Means and since there is no financial impact, the chair could make a motion to rescind the referral.

017

Rep. Greenlick

Asks to clarify the intent of the bill.

024

Kelly

Clarifies the language and intent of HB 2158.

033

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which "HB 2258 was referred to Ways and Means by subsequent referral".

036

 

VOTE:  7-0

037

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

039

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION: Moves HB  2158 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

042

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

051

Rep. Doyle

MOTION:  Moves HB  2158 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

057

 

VOTE:  7-0

059

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

061

Chair Garrard

Closes the work session on HB 2546 and opens a public hearing on   HB 2546.

HB 2546 – PUBLIC HEARING

068

Kelly

Summarizes HB 2546.

092

Susan Schneider

Office of Government Relations, City of Portland.  Submits (EXHIBIT A)  and testifies in favor of HB 2546 as standards would still remain high and the bill would save the taxpayers $30,000 per year.

144

Rep. Zauner

Asks how often the government changes cars before they no longer qualify. 

153

Roger Johnson

Replies that they keep vehicles longer than three to four years and that they test them every year. 

163

Rep. Zauner

Asks how the vehicles perform on the test and adds that he would like to push back the scheduled testing times as far as possible.

166

Johnson

Responds that they all pass the test.

170

Rep. Zauner

Asks if we would save money if we did tests less often.

178

Johnson

Responds to the service schedule of the vehicles. 

185

Rep. Richardson

Asks about the frequency of testing of vehicles in the private sector.

189

Schneider

Answers that they must get them checked every two years.

191

Chair Garrard

Clarifies the effects of the bill

197

Schneider

Replies that they have the vehicles tested every two years, but HB 2546 will just remove the exception.

200

Chair Garrard

Close the public hearing on HB 2546 and opens a work session on    HB 2546.

HB 2546 – WORK SESSION

202

Rep. Rosenbaum

MOTION:  Moves HB  2546 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

206

 

VOTE:  7-0

210

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

211

Rep. Grennlick

MOTION:  Moves HB  2546 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

214

 

VOTE:  7-0

216

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

217

Chair Garrard

Closes the work session on HB 2546 and opens a public hearing on  HB 2612

HB 2612 – PUBLIC HEARING

218

Ray Kelly

Summarizes HB 2612.

232

Chair Garrard

Asks if this bill could create an unfunded mandate.

241

Kelly

Responds that it does affect local governments and thus it could possibly be determined to be one.

244

Randy Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon.  Submits (EXHIBIT B) and testifies in support of HB 2612 in that this bill corrects a simple housekeeping issue.  Emphasizes that this bill will have a minimal cost and is justified by the need to notify the public. 

316

Rep. Zauner

Asks if advertising is the only cost involved. 

322

Tucker

Affirms that advertising is the only involved cost.

325

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if Line 13, Item C is new language. 

329

Tucker

Responds that it is existing language in the county section of the bill.

335

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if that is a change from the present procedure.

337

Tucker

Responds that he doesn’t know the answer to that specific question. 

346

Chair Garrard

Adds that each city has its own charter.

351

Rep. Ackerman

States that he wants to clearly understand the legal issues.  Asks how notice would be given if a town didn’t have a newspaper. 

357

Tucker

States that he doesn’t know, but adds that most cities at least have a weekly newspaper.

373

Rep. Ackerman

Suggests that we need to do some work on this for the reason of notification.   

387

Chair Garrard

States that we could consult Rep. Kruse, who wrote it. 

396

Tucker

Testifies that he wants to work this issue out with the committee.

410

Rep. Richardson

Suggests an alternative wording to address the concerns of the committee. 

TAPE 24, A

007

Linda Ludwig

League of Oregon Cities.  Submits (EXHIBIT C) and testifies in opposition to HB 2612.  Suggests that this bill is a retread of current statute ORS 215.060 and feels that it is redundant and doesn’t accomplish much and it would be costly to cities. 

072

Rep. Richardson

Asks how extensive the complaints are. 

076

Ludwig

States that there is not presently a big outcry. 

083

Rep. Richardson

States that perhaps there isn’t a problem which needs to be fixed, thus this legislation might be unnecessary. 

092

Chair Garrard

Reminds the committee that the cost is to local government.  Announces that he will ask Rep. Kruse to work with Mr. Tucker in re-crafting this legislation. 

105

Chair Garrard

Closes the Public Hearing on HB 2612.

109

Rep. Richardson

Announces a meeting on HB 2137 on Monday, February 24, at        3:00 PM.

111

Chair Garrard

Adjourns the meeting at 9:15 AM.

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2546, written testimony, Susan Schneider, 1 p.

B – HB 2612, written testimony, Randy Tucker, 1 p.

C – HB 2612, written testimony, Linda Ludwig, 2 pp.