HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

March 11, 2003   Hearing Room D

8:30 AM  Tapes 32 - 33

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jerry Krummel, Chair

Rep. Donna Nelson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Floyd Prozanski, Vice-Chair

Rep. Brad Avakian

Rep. Derrick Kitts

Rep. John Mabrey

Rep. Kelley Wirth

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2743 – Work Session

                                                HB 2818 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HJM 5 – Public Hearing and 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 32, A

004

Chair Krummel

Calls meeting to order at 8:40 AM. Opens work session on HB 2743.

HB 2743 WORK SESSION

008

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Explains the -1 and -2 amendments to HB 2743 (EXHIBITS A and B).

017

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2743-2 amendments dated 03/10/03.

020

Rep. Nelson

States her appreciation for the committee’s consideration into the support of the veterans.

022

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

025

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves HB 2743 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

038

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. MABREY will lead discussion on the floor.

040

Rep. Mabrey

Notes the presence of the veterans in the audience.

044

Chair Krummel

Close works session on HB 2743. Opens public hearing on HB 2818.

HB 2818 PUBLIC HEARING

048

Brennan

Reads Staff Measure Summary (SMS) on HB 2818.

065

Burton Weast

Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). Testifies in favor of HB 2818. Summarizes written testimony (EXHIBIT C). Describes the situation in Washington County regarding the issue. Explains the provisions of the bill.

140

Alec Jensen

Executive Director, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVFR). Emphasizes that elections are separate as far as annexation. Provides example of TVFR and the cities it annexes to explain the issue of elections. 

178

Rep. Kitts

Asks who decides on annexation if there is no election.

183

Jensen

Explains there are situations that do not require a vote.

188

Rep. Kitts

Clarifies the bill would not affect a city wanting to incur new land.

193

Jensen

Negates.

195

Rep. Prozanski

Refers to changes to statute and poses question.

201

Jensen

Affirms.

203

Rep. Prozanski

Poses questions regarding area and persons annexed by the bill.

215

Weast

Answers that ten percent of residents of the district or one hundred persons of existing district are needed to petition fro an election.

227

Rep. Prozanski

Clarifies there is the ability fro redress

231

Weast

Differentiates between redress and voting.

235

Rep. Prozanski

Clarifies.

238

Weast

Affirms and explains the bill is not an attempt to end voting.

241

Jensen

Comments on voting.

246

Rep. Nelson

Asks if voting is by household or by individual.

255

Jensen

Remarks that there is nothing in the bill that narrows the voting.

264

Rep. Nelson

Poses question regarding increased taxes.

270

Jensen

Responds that the rate is the districts fixed rate. Offers an example of the city of West Linn’s levies.

285

Chair Krummel

Poses question on tax rates and efficiency.

290

Jensen

Negates and explains tax rates.

299

Linda Ludwig

League of Oregon Cities (LOC). Testifies in favor of HB 2818.

318

Genoa Ingram

Oregon Fire District Directors Association (OFDDA). Testifies in favor of HB 2818 (EXHIBIT D).

327

Ken Armstrong

Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA). Testifies in favor of HB 2818.

330

Chair Krummel

Requests if there is a need for amendments.

335

Ingram

Responds the agencies have heard of none. Encourages passage.

340

Rep. Prozanski

Requests if the agencies have encountered any opposition to the redress.

349

Ludwig

Notes that notice was made and that no opposition was heard.

359

Chair Krummel

Asks if the city of West Linn is in favor of the bill.

364

Ludwig

Responds the LOC has not heard of any opposition.

367

Chair

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2818.

HB 2818 WORK SESSION

370

Rep. Prozanski

MOTION:  Moves HB 2818 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

375

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

392

Chair Krummel

Closes work session on HB 2818. Opens public hearing on HJM 5.

HJM 5 PUBLIC HEARING

395

Brennan

Reads SMS. Notes there is no fiscal impact of the memorial.

TAPE 33, A

004

Roger Martin

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. Explains the memorial. Notes sponsorship of the bill. Explains accelerated depreciation. Testifies in support of HJM 5. Notes the tax exemption expiration dates in Congress.

039

Michael Mason

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Speaks to the declining economy of the Warm Springs reservation. Explains an incentive will be created by the bill. Testifies in support of HJM 5. Notes Senator Gordon Smith is on the Indian Affairs Committee in Congress.

059

Rep. Nelson

Comments on transportation issues. Wonders that there are other tax credits provided not including HJM 5.

070

Martin

Notes he is unsure of all the credits. Lists tax credits he knows of.

082

Rep. Nelson

Asks about other protection for businesses in the area.

089

Mason

Informs of the business tax breaks created recently.

099

Rep. Nelson

Asks question concerning property tax and school ownership.

105

Martin

Answers he is unsure. Differentiates the economic situations among tribes.

115

Mason

Adds the tribes are paying into schools in its area.

126

Chair Krummel

Notes income tax exemption. Closes public hearing and opens work session on HJM 5.

HJM 5 WORK SESSION

134

Rep. Prozanski

MOTION:  Moves HJM 5 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

138

Rep. Nelson

Comments.

143

Rep. Avakian

Comments.

150

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Krummel

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. AVAKIAN will lead discussion on the floor.

150

Chair Krummel

Closes work session on HJM 5.  Adjourns meeting at 9:19 AM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2743, -1 Amendment, Staff, 1 p

B – HB 2743, -2 Amendment, Staff, 1 p

C – HB 2818, written testimony, Burton Weast, 2 pp

D – HB 2818, written testimony, Genoa Ingram, 1 p