HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

May 01, 2003 Hearing Room E

1:00 PM   Tapes 52 -53

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Dan Doyle, Chair

Rep. Linda Flores, Vice-Chair

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Vice Chair

Rep. Vic Backlund

Rep. Phil Barnhart

Rep. Joanne Verger

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Betsy Close

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cara Filsinger, Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:  HB 2813 – Work Session

                                                SB 233 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SJM 3 – Pubic Hearing and Work Session

SJM 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 52, A

004

Chair Doyle

Calls meeting to order at 1:04 p.m., announces order agenda items will be considered, and that HB 2813 will not be considered today.  Opens a public hearing on SB 233-A. 

SB 233 A- PUBLIC HEARING

025

John Shilts

Administrator, Workers Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services.  Testifies in support of SB 233 A (EXHIBIT A).

070

Shilts

Continues presentation (EXHIBIT A).

161

Shilts

Continues presentation (EXHIBIT A, page 2).

203

Chair Doyle

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 233 A.

SB 233 A – PUBLIC HEARING

228

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 233 A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Close

 

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

238

Rep. Doyle

MOTION:  Moves SB 233 A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

239

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Close

 

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

Closes the work session on SB 233 A and opens a public hearing on SJM 3.

SJM 3 – PUBLIC HEARING

241

Judy Brown

Carlton resident and requestor of the measure.  Presents prepared statement in support of SJM 3 (EXHIBIT B).

271

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments on having deaf sister, her sister’s education, and her own desire to watch television with the sound off. 

282

Chair Doyle

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SJM 3.

SJM 3 – WORK SESSION

310

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SJM 3 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

314

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Close

 

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. MONNES ANDERSN will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

319

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SJM 3 and asked that the committee stand at ease at 1:25 to await the arrival of Sen. Brown.

323

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the meeting at 1:28 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SJM 5.

SJM 5 – PUBLIC HEARING

324

Sen. Kate Brown

District 21.  Testifies in support of SJM 5.  Submits information on the Apple Initiative, Action Plan for Public Lands and Education (EXHIBIT C).  States this proposal came from her position as Vice-Chair of the Council of State Governments (CSG) West.  States that a number of states are considering the initiative.  Comments on education funding in the western states and the amount of land in Oregon that is owned by the U. S. Government.  States that Oregon loses $782 million in one-time revenue and $627 million in on-going revenue on an annual basis.  SJM 5 asks for just compensation for Oregon from the federal government and for an expedited land exchange process for land not intended for wilderness designation.

414

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks if 52 percent of Oregon land is not taxed.

 

Sen. Brown

Responds that is the information they have from CSG-West.  Refers to page 26 (EXHIBIT A) and notes the impact of federal lands adjacent to private lands.  Adds that they have raised this issue with the Oregon Congressional delegation and that it is important that Oregon is working with the other western states. 

450

Rep. Barnhart

Comments he is aware of the checkerboard effect in his area and that no value is being realized from the federal lands.

 

Sen. Brown

Adds that she also believes the last fire season was due in part to the checkerboard effect and inability of the Forest Service and other federal agencies to be able to manage some of the lands properly.

 

Rep. Barnhart

Asks if forest management of the lands by private or even closer public owners would improve forest management, rather than have it run out of Washington, D. C.

 

Rep. Brown

Comments that the question is beyond her management skills and believes her husband would say yes.

458

Chair Doyle

Comments on being at a conference at which this was a topic of discussion.

507

Chair Doyle

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SJM 5.

TAPE 53, A

SJM 5 – WORK SESSION

033

Rep. Flores

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

039

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Close

 

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BARNHART will lead discussion on the floor.

 

044

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SJM 5 and adjourns meeting at 1:37 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 233, prepared statement, John Shilts, 2 pp

B – SJM 3, prepared statement, Judy Brown, 3 pp

C – SJM 5, public lands information, Sen. Brown, 31 pp