HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

May 8, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 AM Tape  79

 

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

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Kelley Wirth

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 3073 – Work Session

                                                SB 676 – 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 79, A

004

Chair Krummel

Calls meeting to order at 8:41 AM. Opens work session on HB 3073.

HB 3073 – WORK SESSION

006

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 3073 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

010

Rep. Prozanski

Asks about the referral.

014

Chair Krummel

Defers to Mr. Brennan.

018

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Explains why Rep. Tom Butler has requested the bill be moved to Ways and Means.

026

Rep. Kitts

Poses question regarding the fiscal impact.

029

Chair Krummel

Responds he does not have the answer.

034

Cindy Becker

Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Explains the estimated $150,000 fiscal impact for the bill.

046

Rep. Kitts

Asks that is the bill was amended to remove the contract, would the fiscal be removed.

050

Becker

Responds regarding job descriptions and the database.

059

Rep. Prozanski

Indicates he will vote no as he does not see the benefit of the data the bill would gather and is unsure whether an audit would occur from it.

065

 

VOTE:  4-2-1

AYE:               4 - Kitts, Mabrey, Nelson, Krummel

NAY:               2 - Avakian, Prozanski

EXCUSED:     1 - Wirth

 

Chair Krummel

The motion CARRIES.

 

Chair Krummel

Closes work session on HB 3073. Opens work session on SB 676.

SB 676 – PUBLIC HEARING

075

Rod Lohof

DAS. Testifies in favor of SB 676 (EXHIBIT A).

100

Rep. Nelson

Asks who monitors appropriate use of vehicles.

104

Lohof

Answers the agencies do.

108

Rep. Nelson

Asks where Office of Risk Management is.

110

Lohof

Answers the office is part of DAS.

112

Chair Krummel

Speaks on mileage and age of vehicles and value or resale.

136

Lohof

Speaks on a study done by DAS and the incentives received for holding vehicles for longer.  

150

Chair Krummel

Asks if there has been an assessment as to price increases on the vehicles.

156

Lohof

Believes incentives would drop dramatically but has no formal data.

160

Chair Krummel

Affirms.

165

Rep. Kitts

Asks if the incentives would be greater to use only one manufacturer.

170

Lohof

Speaks on long-term contracts and incentives.

181

Rep. Kitts

Thinks that a deal could be established.

186

Lohof

Explains that complications regarding manufacturer models availability and price.

201

Chair Krummel

Asks if there are any thoughts of using the private sector and elimination the motor pool.

220

Lohof

Speaks on a conversation about this. Notes DAS has a contract with Enterprise Rental Cars.

232

Rep. Nelson

Asks what the method of determining who gets state-owned vehicles.

238

Lohof

Responds the individual agency decides and DAS tries to fulfill the requests.

246

Rep. Nelson

Asks how many general use light duty vehicles there are.

249

Lohof

Answers around 8,000 vehicles.

252

Rep. Nelson

Clarifies the fleet.

256

Lohof

Responds that agencies can have there own fleets as well.

265

Rep. Nelson

Poses question concerning replacement of fleets.

271

Lohof

Responds that the pricing is driven by all state fleets. Notes the cities and counties also help to drive better pricing.

285

Chair Krummel

Thinks the bill will be held as other issues are being discussed. Closes public hearing on SB 676. Adjourns meeting at 9:03 AM.

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 676, Rod Lohof, 2 pp