HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

March 26, 2003   Hearing Room 357

1:00 p.m. Tapes 106-107

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Max Williams, Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Robert Ackerman, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Barker

Rep. Bob Jenson

Rep. Jerry Krummel

Rep. Greg Macpherson

Rep. Floyd Prozanski

Rep. Lane Shetterly

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Bill Joseph, Counsel

Ann Martin, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2783 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2543 Public Hearing

                                                HB 3015 Public Hearing

                                                HB 2523 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2589 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2658 Public Hearing

                                                HB 3107 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

106, A

003

Chair Williams

Calls the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. Opens a public hearing on HB 2783.

HB 2783 PUBLIC HEARING

040

Ronelle Shankle

Department of Justice. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2783 which requires state agencies, boards and commissions that issue certain licenses, certifications, permits or registrations to record applicant’s Social Security number on application for, or form for renewal of, driver license or certain permits (EXHIBIT A).

085

Bradd Swank

Special Counsel, Oregon Judicial Department. Testifies in support of HB 2783. Says that his concerns about this bill are highly technical.

142

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation. Testifies in support of HB 2783 and discusses -1 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

187

David Nebel

Oregon Law Center. Testifies on HB 2783. Discusses -2 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

251

David Fidanque

Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU). Testifies on HB 2783.

310

Chair Williams

Talks about bill and fiscal impact.

339

John Powell

Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon & State Farm Insurance Companies. Testifies on HB 2783. Expresses his concerns with the bill.

394

Rep. Shetterly

Comments on having statement notarized.

387

Chair Williams

Says he wants to move this bill along.

TAPE 107, A

006

Rep. Krummel

Wonders what happens if a person refuses to give their social security number.

015

Chair Williams

Answers that they won’t get their license.

025

Chair Williams

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2783.

HB 2783 WORK SESSION

029

Rep. Prozanski

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2783-1 amendments dated 03/19/03.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Macpherson

032

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

035

Rep. Prozanski

MOTION:  Moves HB 2783 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Macpherson

040

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

046

Chair Williams

Closes the work session on HB 2783 and opens a public hearing on HB 2543.

HB 2543 PUBLIC HEARING

054

Rep. Betsy Johnson

House District 31. Testifies in support of HB 2543 which grants individual property right in individual’s name, voice, signature, photograph and likeness.

063

Janet Scamahorn

Columbia City. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2543 (EXHIBIT D).

130

Chair Williams

Discusses -1 amendments (EXHIBIT E). Closes the public hearing on HB 2543 and opens a public hearing on HB 3015.

HB 3015 PUBLIC HEARING

141

Rep. Betsy Johnson

House District 31. Testifies in support of HB 3015 which requires presiding judge of each judicial district to establish procedures to protect confidentiality of Social Security numbers required in certain domestic relations proceedings.

163

Bradd Swank

Special Counsel, Oregon Judicial Department. Testifies in support of HB 3015.

220

Vice-Chair Ackerman

Asks Mr. Swank if this is an amendment to the inspection of public records statute and wonders if “judicial district” qualifies as a public body.

242

Swank

Answers, yes.

266

Chair Williams

Mentions testimony of HB 3015 submitted by Ronelle Shankle (EXHIBIT F). Closes the public hearing on HB 3015 and opens a public hearing on HB 2523.

HB 2523 PUBLIC HEARING

283

Bill Joseph

Committee Counsel. Introduces HB 2523 which allows justice of the peace district in Deschutes County to include all or part of City of Bend.

292

Dennis Luke

Deschutes County Commissioner. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2523 (EXHIBIT G).

408

Rep. Krummel

Asks if Bend has a municipal court.

409

Luke

Answers, yes they do.

TAPE 106, B

009

Bradd Swank

Special Counsel, State Court Administrator’s Office. Submits testimony and testifies in opposition to HB 2523 (EXHIBIT H).

034

Chair Williams

Closes a public hearing on HB 2523 and opens a work session on HB 2523.

HB 2523 WORK SESSION

048

Rep. Krummel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2523 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

053

Vice-Chair Anderson

Says that he supports the independence of local government.

058

Rep. Krummel

Agrees with Rep. Anderson.

076

Rep. Macpherson

Sees this bill as an effort by local government to solve some problems.

114

 

VOTE:  9-0

120

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. JENSON will lead discussion on the floor.

130

Chair Williams

Closes the work session on HB 2523 and opens a public hearing on HB 2589.

HB 2589 PUBLIC HEARING

141

Marge Kafoury

City of Portland. Testifies in support of HB 2589 which exempts sensitive financial information submitted to urban renewal agency from disclosure under public records law.

148

Chip Lazenby

Portland Development Commission, General Counsel. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2589 (EXHIBIT I).

180

Rep. Macpherson

Asks Mr. Lazenby for examples of organizations where they are getting this information.

183

Lazenby

Says that one of the organizations is Meier and Frank.

217

Chair Williams

Asks Mr. Lazenby if he knows of any opposition to the bill.

219

Lazenby

Answers that he suspected that the Newspaper Association opposed the bill, but heard they did not.

225

Chair Williams

Closes the public hearing on HB 2589 and opens a work session.

HB 2589 WORK SESSION

229

Rep. Macpherson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2589 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Jenson

235

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

REP. MACPHERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

238

Chair Williams

Closes the work session on HB 2589 and opens a public hearing on HB 2658.

HB 2658 PUBLIC HEARING

240

Bill Joseph

Committee Counsel. Introduces HB 2658 which exempts public employee and volunteer Social Security numbers from disclosure under public records law.

258

Rep. Jeff Merkley

House District 47. Testifies in support of HB 2658.

287

Mark Landauer

City of Portland. Testifies in support of HB 2658.

292

Pete Kasting

Portland City Attorney’s Office. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2658 (EXHIBIT J).

345

Bradd Swank

Special Counsel, State Court Administrator’s Office. Testifies as neutral on HB 2658.

356

Chair Williams

Discusses bill.

TAPE 107, B

001

Rep. Shetterly

Comments on bill.

010

Chair Williams

Discusses bill and possible amendments to bill.

021

Rep. Prozanski

Says that they can get an amendment quickly.

048

Chair Williams

Closes the public hearing on HB 2658 and opens a public hearing on HB 3107.

HB 3107 PUBLIC HEARING

058

Larry Hatch

Assistant Director, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency. Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 3107 which expands basis for disclosure of confidential or nonpublic subscriber information of telecommunications utility to include providing public notice of emergency (EXHIBIT K).

099

Chair Williams

Says that he views this bill as very important for increasing security in our communities.

111

Rep. Prozanski

Says that he will support the bill because they are already using this system in Eugene.

122

Chair Williams

Closes the public hearing on HB 3107 and opens a work session.

HB 3107 WORK SESSION

140

Rep. Krummel

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of conceptually amending HB 3107.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Jenson

145

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

160

Rep. Krummel

MOTION:  Moves to conceptually amend page 1, line 20 of HB 3107, by deleting the word “are” and inserting the word “is”, and deleting the word “be” that follows the word “not”.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Jenson

165

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

203

Rep. Krummel

MOTION:  Moves HB 3107 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  8-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Jenson

210

Chair Williams

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. WILLIAMS will lead discussion on the floor.

221

Chair Williams

Closes the work session on HB 3107 and adjourns the meeting at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2783, written testimony, submitted by Ronelle Shankle, 9 pgs.

B – HB 2783, -1 amendments, submitted by staff, dated 3/19/03, 1 pg.

C – HB 2783, -2 amendments, submitted by staff, dated 3/20/03, 1 pg.

D – HB 2543, written testimony, submitted by Janet Scamahorn, 3 pgs.

E – HB 2543, -1 amendments, submitted by staff, dated 3/24/03, 1 pg.

F – HB 3015, written testimony of Ronelle Shankle, submitted by staff, 2 pgs.

G – HB 2523, written testimony, submitted by Dennis Luke, 6 pgs.

H – HB 2523, written testimony, submitted by Bradd Swank, 1 pg.

I – HB 2589, written testimony, submitted by Chip Lazenby, 2 pgs.

J – HB 2658, written testimony, submitted by Pete Kasting, 7 pgs.

K – HB 3107, written testimony, submitted by Larry Hatch, 1 pg.

L – HB 2658, written testimony of Seth Karpinski, submitted by staff, 1 pg.

M – HB 2658, written testimony of Christy Monson, submitted by staff, 1 pg.