HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

January 16, 2003   Hearing Room 357

1:00 pm Tapes 4 - 6

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Max Williams, Chair

Rep. Robert Ackerman, Vice-Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff  Barker

Rep. Bob Jenson

Rep. Jerry Krummel

Rep. Greg Macpherson

Rep. Floyd Prozanski

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Lane Shetterly

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Bill Taylor, Counsel

                                                Craig Prins, Counsel

                                                Bill Joseph, Counsel

Ann Martin, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            Informational Meeting

                                                Overview on the Operations of the Oregon Judicial System

                                                Department of Justice “Spectrum of Services”

 

 

 

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 4, A

004

Chair Williams

Calls the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. Announces Rep. Shetterly will be excused from the meeting.

019

Chief Justice Wally Carson

Submits testimony and gives an overview on the “Operations of the Oregon Judicial System” (Exhibit A).

Introduces panel members: Justice Michael Gillette, Chief Judge Mary Deits, Judge Henry Breithaupt, Judge Karsten Rasmussen and Kingsley Click, State Court Administrator.

050

Justice Michael Gillette

Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

Discusses idea of an “independent judiciary”.

Tape 5, A

077

Chief Justice Mary Deits

Gives explanation of Oregon Court of Appeals.

247

Chief Justice Carson

Introduces Judge Breithaupt and Judge Rasmussen.

265

Judge Breithaupt

Discusses Oregon Tax Court in the Judicial Department.

Tape 4, B

227

Bob Oleson

Oregon State Bar. Submits testimony regarding the Oregon State Bar (EXHIBIT B). Introduces staff.

268

Chair Williams

Introduces Attorney General Hardy Myers.

276

Attorney General Hardy Myers

Submit testimony and introduces his staff, Ronelle Shankle, Legislative Assistant and Kevin Neely, Executive Assistant (EXHIBIT C). Discusses role of Oregon’s Department of Justice.

399

Ronelle Shankle

Discusses Oregon’s Department of Child Support.

Tape 5, B

004

Ronelle Shankle

Continues discussion of Oregon’s Department of Child Support.

285

Myers

Explains the organization of Oregon’s Department of Justice.

Tape 6, A

002

Myers

Continues discussion of Oregon’s Department of Justice.

106

Chair Williams

Adjourns the meeting at 3:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A  - Informational - “Oregon Courts”, booklet from Oregon Judicial Department, dated January 2003, 11 pgs., and “Orientation Handout Materials”, dated January 16, 2003, 61 pgs, submitted by Chief Justice Wallace Carson.

B – Informational - from the Oregon State Bar, submitted by Bob Oleson, dated January 16, 2003, 3 pgs.

C – Informational - from the Attorney General’s Office, submitted by Attorney General Hardy Myers, dated January 1, 2003, 6 pgs.