HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 13, 2003   Hearing Room D

8:30 AM Tapes  16 - 17

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jerry Krummel, Chair

Rep. Donna Nelson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Floyd Prozanski, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. John Mabrey

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Derrick Kitts

                                                Rep. Kelley Wirth

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            Introduction of Committee Measures

                                                Informational Meeting – Oregon Progress Board (OPB)

 

 

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 16, A

004

Chair Krummel

Calls meeting to order at 8:39 AM. Opens work session on committee measures.

WORK SESSION - COMMITTEE MEASURES

005

Chair Krummel

Explains LC Draft 1446 (EXHIBIT A). Points out it may alleviate unfettered mandates. Describes LC Draft 1787 (EXHIBIT B). States that it the bill would address a waste of transportation resources.

032

Rep. Prozanski

Clarifies LC 1787 with regard to the port authority.

035

Chair Krummel

Responds he believes LC 1787 is through the city of Portland.

039

Rep. Krummel

MOTION:  Moves LC 1446 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

041

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Kitts, Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

042

Chair Krummel

MOTION:  Moves LC 1787 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

045

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Kitts, Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

046

Chair Krummel

Closes work session on committee measures.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON OREGON PROGRESS BOARD

055

Jeff Tryens

Executive Director, Oregon Progress Board (OPB). Overviews OPB (EXHIBIT C). Explains how Oregon Shines provides a strategic vision for Oregon. Defines the “Circle of Prosperity.” Notes the economic challenges Oregon has faced. Refers to (EXHIBIT D) to explain Oregon Benchmarks and OPB relationship with counties.

196

Chair Krummel

Clarifies the number of counties the program pertains to.

197

Tryens

Answers that thirteen counties are involved.

198

Chair Krummel

Asks about the participation of the remaining counties.

200

Tryens

Shows how the remaining counties are involved.

213

Rep. Nelson

Requests Yamhill County’s involvement.

215

Tryens

Explains that most all counties have some type of contribution.

230

Chair Krummel

Asks specific question regarding the counties pictured in (EXHIBIT C).

232

Tryens

Refers to (EXHIBIT A).

243

All

Discuss the counties.

255

Tryens

Informs of the various county benchmarks and performance measures. Refers to (EXHIBIT E) to illustrate performance measures.

363

Rep. Nelson

Asks for a definition of the term ‘T.A.’.

365

Tryens

Defines the term as ‘technical assistance’. Continues overview of performance measures.

TAPE 17, A

002

Rep. Nelson

Asks why policy committees do not have the information that Ways and Means does. Asks who asked him to create the program.

006

Tryens

Explains agencies generate the data when an issue is linked to the budget process. Points out the information he has provided will be placed on the website.

044

Rep. Nelson

Voices concern with the process.

049

Chair Krummel

Relates the use of current service level (CSL) budgeting for agencies. Points out all agency information can be provided to legislators and the public.

083

Rep. Nelson

Explains that she has bills coming before the committee concerning the issues broached. Provides examples of the disconnect between legislators and agencies.

118

Chair Krummel

Recognizes that benchmarks have not been highly utilized. Explains the issue concerning audits. 

145

Rep. Nelson

States the importance of review.

152

Tryens

Comments on the federal government’s sunset review process for agencies as another model. Describes budget timelines of performance measures. Overviews basic criteria for states agency performance. Delineates the measure gauge process.  

259

Rep. Avakian

Requests if ‘agencies’ includes all boards and commissions individually.

261

Tryens

Affirms. Adds OPB has trained a member of every agency. Notes that constitutional offices are not included.

266

Rep. Nelson

Inquires what agencies that includes. 

281

Chair Krummel

Lists the offices not included.

290

Tryens

Agrees. Highlights agency focus on benchmark improvement.

316

Rep. Nelson

Points out duplicate services are a reason for the review to eliminate unnecessary overhead.

340

Tryens

Responds OPB hopes the tools it provides are used. Describes state-local corroboration concerning benchmarks. Notes the new version of Oregon’s Benchmark Performance Report is currently being created.

TAPE 16, B

003

Tryens

Explains the new report with regard to progress. Highlights performance report questions for agency evaluation.

065

Rep. Nelson

Asks if a client, vendor, and lender evaluation is needed

069

Tryens

Explains OPB is requiring agencies to have a measure of customer satisfaction.

078

Rep. Nelson

Asks if the study should be done by an independent group.

081

Tryens

Responds some agencies are unable to afford the work. Points out many agencies have not performed the study before. Rates the Oregon Shines vision categorically. Concludes with a list of reports available to the committee.

105

Rep. Nelson

Wonders if OPB compares itself to Governing Magazine.

117

Tryens

Answers OPB uses the magazine’s rankings as part of its own benchmark.

126

Rep. Nelson

Comments on the programs in Oregon. Wonders about inclusion of additional categories to the survey.

140

Tryens

Explains the new ranking does not come out until 2004.

145

Rep. Nelson

Comments on access for issues important to constituents. Asks about responsibility regarding communication with constituents

165

Chair Krummel

Points out that Governing Magazine ranked states with regard to taxation. Comments on the information available to the committee. Adjourns the meeting at 9:47 AM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A - LC Draft 1446, Staff, 4 pp

B - LC Draft 1787, Staff, 2 pp

C – Informational, Oregon Progress Board, Jeff Tryens, 8 pp

D – Informational, OPB Report, Jeff Tryens, 31 pp

E – Informational, Measure Data, Jeff Tryens, 5 pp