HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

August 25, 2003   Hearing Room E

3:00 PM Tapes 141 - 143

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Dan Doyle, Chair

Rep. Linda Flores, Vice-Chair

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Vice Chair

Rep. Vic Backlund

Rep. Phil Barnhart

Rep. Betsy L. Close

Rep. Joanne Verger

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cara Filsinger, Committee Administrator

                                                Sandy Thiele-Circa, Administrator

                                                Rick Berkobien, Administrator

                                                Ray Kelly, Administrator

                                                Janet Adkins, Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

David Peffley. Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:              HB 2523 A – Work Session

                                                SB 946 – Work Session

                                                SB 938 A – Work Session

                                                SB 332 A – Work session

                                                SB 763 – Work Session

                                                SB 915 A – Work Session

                                                SB 538 A – Work Session

                                                HB 2502 – Work Session

                                                SCR 9 – 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 141, A

004

Chair Doyle

Calls the meeting to order at 3:49 p.m., announces the order in which agenda items will be considered, and opens a work session on SB 938.

SB 938 A – WORK SESSION

030

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 938 and opens a work session on                HB 2523 A.

HB 2523 A – WORK SESSION

040

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Committee Administrator.  Explains the provisions of HB 2523 A.

 

 

 

047

Bill Linden

Deschutes County.  Submits (EXHIBIT A) and explains the background and history of HB 2523 A.  Asserts that the general fund would be held harmless or even benefit from the collection process. Adds that HB 2523 A will provide an effective judicial forum for minor infractions.

080

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks if the County Commissioners are in favor of this legislation.

084

Linden

Confirms that they are and that the Commissioners sponsored the bill and favor the courts in order to expedite the legal process.

090

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks the Oregon Judicial Department’s opinion of the bill.

092

Linden

Replies that the Circuit Court in Deschutes County is not opposed to the measure, however notes that the Judicial Department testified against the bill in the House Judicial Committee.

095

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks why the Judicial Department opposed the bill.

096

Linden

States that the Department expressed concerns about the revenue impact.

104

Rep. Flores

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

107

Rep. Monnes Anderson

States that she will initially be a nay vote pending the receipt of more information from the opponents of the bill, although notes that she may change her vote later.

113

Rep. Flores

Indicates her support for HB 2523 A, enabling local entities searching for local solutions.

121

 

VOTE:  4-1

AYE:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

NAY:               1 - Monnes Anderson

EXCUSED:     2 - Barnhart, Verger

122

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

124

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on HB 2523 A and opens a work session on            SB 946.

SB 946 – WORK SESSION

124

Sen. Ben Westlund

SD 27.  Explains SB 946 and testifies in support, as it will correct an inconsistency in the graduated drivers’ license provision passed in the 70th Legislative Assembly.  Explains the current driving permit system and how this bill would correct the problem.

171

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 946 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

179

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Barnhart, Verger

181

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. FLORES will lead discussion on the floor.

183

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 946 and opens a work session on              SB 938.

SB 938 A – WORK SESSION

190

John Powell

AT and T Wireless.  References HB 2785, similar to the current bill. Summarizes SB 938 A and urges passage.  States that there is no known opposition.

227

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 938A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

242

 

VOTE:  6-1

AYE:               6 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Monnes Anderson, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               1 - Barnhart

244

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. CLOSE will lead discussion on the floor.

253

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 938 A and opens a work session on           SB 332 A.

SB 332 A – WORK SESSION

260

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association.  Testifies in support of SB 332 A and addresses the effects of the -4 amendments (EXHIBIT B), which define full employment with regard to minimum wage indexing.

315

Rep. Verger

Expresses concern about overturning the will of the voters.

323

Perry

Concurs with Rep. Verger, but asserts that this bill will be an effective index for the future.  Asserts that this bill will be especially important during times of high unemployment.

378

Rep. Barnhart

Asks Perry how many months in the past several years the calculation would have resulted in an increase in the minimum wage.

384

Perry

States that he doesn’t have those figures with him.  Cites Measure 36, voted on in 1996, and the three-tier increase.  Notes that we have been over the national rate most months.

416

Rep. Barnhart

Asks about vote percentages from the past election.

418

Perry

Acknowledges that the initiative did pass, which provided for a $.40 increase, not an indexing increase.  Replies that he thinks the percentage was approximately 51-49%.

433

Rep. Barnhart

Asks whether the indexing was included on the ballot measure during the past election.

440

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB  332A-4 amendments dated 8/22/03.

443

Rep. Barnhart

Asserts that there is no evidence of a correlation between minimum wage rates and job loss.  Notes that adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage is still lower than when it was originally instituted.  Announces his opposition to SB 332 A.

TAPE 142, A

030

Rep Close

States that businesses shy away from relocating in Oregon due to minimum-wage indexing.  Postulates that with low-wage foreign labor, businesses will choose to locate overseas in order to pay lower labor costs.

046

Rep. Verger

Agrees that the world economy does make for difficult policy.  Once again expresses concern about overturning the will of the voters and notes that she will vote nay.

059

Rep. Monnes Anderson

States that she will be an aye vote due to concerns about costs to small businesses.

072

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Monnes Anderson, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Verger

074

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

076

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 332A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

081

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Monnes Anderson, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Verger

083

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. CLOSE will lead discussion on the floor.

086

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 332 A and opens a work session on         SB 763 A.

SB 763 A – WORK SESSION

090

Sen. Bruce Starr

SD 15.  Gives overview to the effects of SB 763 A, relating to the 20-year land supply and testifies in support of the legislation.  Notes Metro’s role in the Urban Growth Boundary expansion process.  Announces the –A8 amendments (EXHIBIT C) and announces the support of the homebuilders and the realtors as well as Metro.

138

Chair Doyle

Asks about the implications of the –A8 amendments.

140

Jon Chandler

Legislative Advocates; Oregon Building Industry Association (OBIA).  Clarifies the effects of the -A8 amendments.

168

Rep. Verger

Asks for a clarification on inventory regarding the 20-year supply.

173

Chandler

Affirms that it is a 20-year land inventory.

174

Rep. Verger

Asks if this case is better suited to administrative rule than to statute.

177

Chandler

Details why it is important to put this rule into statute.

193

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks if Metro and 1000 Friends are opposed to the bill.

197

Chandler

States that he believes the aforementioned groups find the bill acceptable.

 

 

 

201

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 763A-8 amendments dated 8/12/03.

203

Rep. Monnes Anderson

States that she will be a nay vote in committee, but that before the floor vote, she will need to consult various sources in order to make her final decision.

208

Rep. Verger

States that despite concerns about putting this bill into statute, she finds this bill to be balanced and fair and will vote aye on the legislation.

213

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson

221

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

223

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 763A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

230

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson

232

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BACKLUND will lead discussion on the floor.

235

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 763 A and opens a work session on         SB 915 A.

SB 915 A – WORK SESSION

236

Rep. Dalto

HD 21.  Submits three amendments, the  –A7 amendments    (EXHIBIT D), which provide a technical fix, the -A8 (EXHIBIT E) and the -A9 amendments (EXHIBIT F).  Conveys that this legislation would allow public safety facilities to be built in Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) zones, allowing public safety to be considered as a conditional use.  States his preference for the –A9 amendments.

267

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks for clarification on the current restrictions in EFU buffer zones.

271

Rep. Dalto

Notes that presently such facilities can not be built within the buffer zones.

275

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks how this bill is different from a similar bill, HB 3561.

276

Rep. Dalto

States the difference in the two bills. 

281

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks Oregon Farm Bureau’s (OFB) opinion on SB 915.

282

Rep. Dalto

Replies that OFB would like to see a buffer zone.

291

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 915A-9 amendments dated 8/25/03.

295

Rep. Verger

States that she will be a nay vote in committee, but may change her mind for the floor vote.

298

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks for clarification on the effects of the –A9 amendments.

314

Rep. Dalto

Explains the changes in the buffer zone.

322

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks which amendments Rep. Dalto supports.

324

Rep. Dalto

Confirms that he would like to see the passage of the –A9 amendments, which remove all buffer zone language.

336

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Expresses concern that all stakeholders have not been able to represent their opinions, thus she will be a nay vote.

341

Rep. Backlund

Asks the impact of the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

 

 

 

345

Chair Doyle

States that the -2 amendments will be discussed after the –A9 amendments.

351

Rep. Flores

States that she’d also like to hear more discussion on the issue, but affirms that she will provide a courtesy aye vote.

356

Rep. Backlund

Concurs with Rep. Flores and will also provide a courtesy aye vote.

363

 

VOTE:  4-3

AYE:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

NAY:               3 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson, Verger

371

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

382

Rep. Prozanski

Addresses the effects of the -2 amendments, which was brought about by a constituent’s concerns..

404

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for a clarification on the effects of moving the statutes.

407

Rep. Prozanski

Clarifies the matter further, and notes that they would allow for greater regulation.

424

Rep. Barnhart

Asks what concern prompted Rep. Prozanski’s constituent to seek this change in statute.

428

Rep. Prozanski

Explains that noise factors influenced the proposed legislation.

TAPE 141, B

005

Chair Doyle

Announces that he has received word from Legislative Council that the -2 amendments do not relate to the A-engrossed version of the bill and that the amendment will need to be redrafted.

014

Rep. Prozanski

States that he will investigate.

021

Chair Doyle

Delays action on the bill, recessing the work session on SB 915 and opens a work session on SB 538 A.

SB 538 A – WORK SESSION

029

Chair Doyle

Announces that there will be a host of amendments to consider regarding the A-engrossed version of the bill.  Addresses the -A24 amendments (EXHIBIT H), submitted by the Chair, as the centerpiece of the legislation.   Also introduces the –A25 amendments (EXHIBIT I), submitted by Rep. Barnhart, similar to the -24, except that the –A25 includes Douglas County.  Mentions that the aggregate industry prefers the -25 amendments and OFB prefers the –A25 amendments.  Also introduces the –A12 (EXHIBIT J), the -A13 (EXHIBIT K), the -A20 (EXHIBIT L), and the –A23 amendments (EXHIBIT M).

075

Rep. Barnhart

Concurs with Chair Doyle’s assessment on the difference with the amendments.  Addresses the aggregate issue and notes the compromise which was reached as part of this bill.  Also addresses soil classification.  Recommends adoption of the –A25 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

112

Chair Doyle

Explains his rationale for wanting to move the –A24 amendments (EXHIBIT H), citing the Beaver State case.

134

Rep. Backlund

Addresses the compromise and asks who came together for compromise on the –A24 amendments.

137

Chair Doyle

Speaks to the governor’s desire for compromise, which prompted the   –A24 amendments.  Addresses the interests of the aggregate community as well as those of OFB.

144

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538A-24 amendments dated 8/25/03.

151

Rep. Verger

Expresses concern with the legislature overturning the legal process and thus will oppose the –A24 amendments.

173

Rep. Monnes Anderson

References the farmers’ concerns with regard to the gravel pits and will be a nay vote.

218

Rep. Barnhart

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538A-25 amendments dated 8/25/03.

222

Chair Doyle

Clarifies that the motion to move the –A25 amendments supercede the motion to move the –A24 amendments.

225

Rep. Barnhart

Addresses the motion and the importance of the -A25 for the farmer.  Addresses the compromise reached on the amendment and how it was arrived at.  Urges an aye vote on the amendments.

237

 

VOTE on the –A25 amendments:  3-4

AYE:               3 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson, Verger

NAY:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

242

Chair Doyle

The motion FAILS.

251

 

VOTE on the –A24 amendments:  4-3

AYE:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

NAY:               3 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson, Verger

254

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

260

Chair Doyle

Announces that the –A20 amendments (EXHIBIT L) will be addressed next.

269

Ross Day

Oregonians In Action (OIA).  Addresses the –A20 amendments, which are of the gut and stuff variety and came about as a compromise between OIA and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DCLD). 

301

Jon Chandler

Legislative Advocates.  Testifies in favor of the –A20 amendments.  Refers to the exceptions process as it relates to land use planning.  States that the amendments are the same as HB 2860 which passed the House and stalled in the Senate.

 

 

 

334

Rep. Verger

Asks for clarification that nothing changes in the exceptions process except for the golf course provisions.

337

Day

Affirms that is correct.

338

Rep. Verger

Asks who is served by the golf course facilities provisions.

344

Day

States that it depends on the definition of playing golf and notes allowances.

352

Chair Doyle

Notes that the language seems to address those patronizing to the course.

358

Day

References HB 3247.

359

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks if DLCD and the environmental groups find the                             –A20 amendments acceptable.

368

Chandler

Affirms that 1000 Friends find the amendments acceptable.

370

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538-A20 amendments dated 8/23/03.

372

Chair Doyle

Notes that even though the –A20 amendments are gut and stuff amendments, the elimination of the original bill was accomplished by the –A24 amendments adopted earlier.  Affirms the intention to combine the –A24 amendments with the –A20 amendments.

386

Rep. Barnhart

States a preference for the amendments “as is.”

390

Chair Doyle

VOTE:  6-1

AYE:               6 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Monnes Anderson, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               1 - Barnhart

393

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

397

Chair Doyle

Introduces the –A12 amendments (EXHIBIT J).

404

Richard Kosesan

Water For Life.  Addresses the –A12 amendments in order to attach the former HB 3297 which also stalled in the Senate, dealing with structures on waterways. 

430

Rep. Verger

Asks for clarification on the existing Coos Bay structures and why an easement or permit release is needed.

441

Kosesan

States that the amendment would grandfather existing structures and avoid future additional permitting processes. 

TAPE 142, B

004

Rep. Verger

Refers to new structures in navigable waterways and asks the cost to erect any kind of structure.

011

Kosesan

States uncertainty.  Restates the intent of the bill to grandfather existing structures.

015

Rep. Verger

Notes the effect on Front Street in Coos Bay and thus announces support for the amendments.

022

Rep. Barnhart

Asks how the –A12 amendments grandfather in existing structures.

026

Kosesan

Clarifies the permit process.

032

Rep. Barnhart

Notes that Rep. Close has pointed out that Line 13 answers his question.

035

Rep. Close

Points out Line 19, dealing with existing structures.

038

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538A-12 amendments dated 7/21/03.

040

 

VOTE:  7-0

042

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

043

Chair Doyle

Announces the -A13 amendments (EXHIBIT K), brought forth by the Farm Bureau.

047

Don Schellenberg

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB).  Addresses the –A13 amendments, in order to meet the concerns of Hood River Wineries to allow for a five-acre site and allow Hood River and Wasco County to work together. 

080

Rep. Barnhart

Asks where wine growers stand on the amendments.

081

Schellenberg

Replies that the winegrowers do not oppose the bill.

084

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538A-13 amendments dated 8/6/03.

086

 

VOTE:  7-0

087

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

088

Chair Doyle

Announces the –A23 amendments (EXHIBIT M).

091

Schellenberg

Addresses the –A23 amendments, addressing the definition of “preparation.”  Addresses the grass seed industry and their ability to clean, treat, sort, and package grass seed products, which are presently not accepted practices under current statute, which refers to the said practices as “processing.”

118

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 538A-23 amendments dated 8/23/03.

123

 

VOTE:  7-0

124

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

128

Chair Doyle

Recesses the meeting at 5:24.

RECESS

129

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the meeting at 5:29

130

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 538A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

135

Rep. Barnhart

States that although there are commendable aspects to the bill, he finds other aspects unacceptable and thus will vote nay on SB 538A.

138

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Expresses concerns with the aggregate sitings on farms and announces that she also will be a nay vote.

143

Rep. Verger

States discomforts with not moving the -A25 amendments, due to the exception of Douglas County.  Announces that she will also vote nay.

152

Ray Kelly

Administrator.  Clarifies the motion on which amendments are being moved into SB 538A and to the floor.

160

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for clarification that the original A-engrossed bill is no longer under consideration.

 

 

 

164

 

VOTE:  4-3

AYE:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

NAY:               3 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson, Verger

169

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

171

Rep. Barnhart

Serves notice of a possible minority report.

173

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 538 A and opens a work session on        HB 2502.

HB 2502 – WORK SESSION

178

Chair Doyle

Announces the -2 amendments to HB 2502 (EXHIBIT N).

181

Joe Schweinhart

Association Oregon Industries (AOI).  Testifies with support for       HB 2502, in order to lessen Oregon’s capital gains tax.  Asserts the capital gains tax to be detrimental to Oregon’s business growth, as it will increase consumer spending, productivity, tax revenue, and jobs.

196

Rep. Barnhart

Asks why this issue wasn’t raised in the committee on revenue.

200

Schweinhart

States that it was raised, but it wasn’t moved out of committee.

201

Rep. Barnhart

Asks how much the tax would be reduced by.

203

Schweinhart

Replies that it would be reduced by one-half percent in 2006.

204

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for clarification that the tax would eventually be reduced by       4.5 %.

206

Schweinhart

Affirms that is correct.

210

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for studies that show the effect that a 4.5% reduction has on the economy.

220

Schweinhart

Refers to studies that affirm those effects.

227

Rep. Barnhart

Asks how many dollars would be foregone if the tax reduction went into effect.

230

Schweinhart

Replies that he doesn’t have those figures, and affirms that the levels would depend on the economy.  Affirms that this year the effect would be a net loss of $16 million.

237

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for further clarification on the figures.

240

Schweinhart

Restates that he doesn’t have the figures handy.

242

Rep. Close

Asks if there is a state capital gains tax in Idaho.

244

Schweinhart

States uncertainty.

245

Rep. Close

Asks if there is a state capital gains tax in Washington.

251

Schweinhart

Replies that there is not.

254

Rep. Close

Opines that the capital gains tax is behind the exodus of businesses from the Portland Metro area, across the river to Washington.  Asks if a capital gains reduction has been before the state legislature before.

258

Schweinhart

Replies that during the past legislative session, a bill proposing a decrease in the capital gains tax passed both houses, before being vetoed by the governor.

261

Rep Barnhart

Asks about the effect of a tax cut based on the Oregon model.

269

Schweinhart

Addresses beneficiaries of the capital gains tax cut.

271

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for clarification on the question.

272

Schweinhart

Restates that he doesn’t have the figures at hand.

285

Rep. Verger

Notes that reducing capital gains is an economic stimulus and asks why it will take until 2006 to get it through.

294

Schweinhart

Concurs with Rep. Verger, but notes that compromise has been necessary.

314

Rep. Backlund

Asks where we are in capital gains in relation to other states.

320

Schweinhart

Notes that Oregon has the highest capital gains tax because of where it kicks in.

326

Rep. Backlund

Addresses capital gains as it relates to business stimulus and job creation. 

354

Schweinhart

Concurs with Rep. Backlund.  Notes a misprint on Page 4, Section 4 of the bill.

377

Cara Filsinger

Committee Administrator.  Clarifies the wording of the amendment as it should be.

390

Dexter Johnson

Legislative Council.  Clarifies the timing of the capital gains reduction, noting the phasing in of the incremental increases.

404

Rep. Barnhart

Recommends that Tim Nesbitt testify regarding his work on HB 2502.

406

Chair Doyle

Indicates that he does not intend to hear any additional invited testimony.

411

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2502-2 amendments dated 8/25/03.

416

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Acknowledges understanding the need for a lowered capital gains tax, but asserts that the time is not right, given the uncertain economic times, and thus will be a nay vote.

440

Rep. Barnhart

Notes opposition to the bill, stating that tax restructuring needs to be seriously looked at.

TAPE 143, A

018

Rep. Barnhart

Continues speaking in opposition to HB 2502.  Asserts that a middle class tax cut would be more effective at stimulating economic growth.

024

Rep. Verger

Addresses the capital gains tax, believing that it would be an economic stimulus.  Asserts that a broader restructuring is badly needed.

041

Rep. Backlund

Comments on small-business driving job growth.  Asserts that Oregon needs to address tax reform, including the idea of the sales tax.  States further that in the interim, a capital gains tax reduction is even more import to encourage the economy and thus will be an aye vote.

064

Rep. Close

States that she sees this bill as a compromise and will vote aye on the bill.  Addresses corporate tax collections and notes that she would like to send a stronger message with this bill, especially in light of the fact that businesses routinely leave Oregon for Washington due to the high capital gains tax.

086

Rep. Flores

Asserts that this bill is a start in addressing the capital gains problem and thus will vote aye.

093

Chair Doyle

Sees this as a positive step for business and the future and will vote aye.

101

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson

110

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

111

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves HB 2502 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

118

 

VOTE:  5-2

AYE:               5 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Verger, Doyle

NAY:               2 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson

 

 

 

120

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

Rep. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

121

Rep. Barnhart

Serves notice of a possible minority report.

122

Rep. Doyle

Closes the work session on HB 2502 and opens a work session on   SCR 9.

SCR 9 – WORK SESSION

133

Chair Doyle

Introduces the late Chuck Frederickson, who recently passed away on July 14 at the age of 76.  Offers a background of Mr. Frederickson’s involvement in community and state.

 

 

 

148

Rep. Backlund

Concurs with Chair Doyle.  Notes that Mr. Frederickson is well-deserving of this honor.

158

Rep. Flores

States that she has worked with Mr. Frederickson’s wife Frances, and thus knew Chuck by proxy.  Concurs with previous sentiments.

167

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SCR 9 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

172

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

173

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BACKLUND will lead discussion on the floor.

175

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SCR 9 and reopens a work session on           SB 915.

SB 915 A – WORK SESSION

175

Chair Doyle

Announces that the committee is not going to consider Rep. Prozanski’s -2 amendments.

184

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 915A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

186

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks for clarification as to which amendment is presently being considered.

 

 

 

188

Chair Doyle

Confirms that Rep. Dalto’s –A9 amendments are the amendments currently under consideration.

202

Rep. Verger

States that she would like to talk with constituents before the floor vote.  States that she will vote nay in committee, but could change her vote on the floor.

206

Rep. Barnhart

Concurs with Rep. Verger.  States that he will also be a nay.

208

Rep. Backlund

States that he has sentiments similar to those of Rep. Verger, but that he will give the bill a courtesy aye vote.

210

Rep. Close

Announces that she will give the bill a courtesy aye vote in committee.

214

 

VOTE:  4-3

AYE:               4 - Backlund, Close, Flores, Doyle

NAY:               3 - Barnhart, Monnes Anderson, Verger

219

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DALTO will lead discussion on the floor.

223

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 915 A and recesses the meeting at    6:06 p.m.

RECESS

225

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the hearing at 6:45 and adjourns the committee at          6:45 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2523 A, written testimony, Bill Linden, 3 pp.

B – SB 332 A, -A4 amendments, staff, 2 pp.

C – SB 763 A, -A8 amendments, staff, 2 pp.

D – SB 915 A, -A7 amendments, staff, 1 p.

E – SB 915 A, -A8 amendments, staff, 1 p.

F – SB 915 A, -A9 amendments, staff, 1 p.

G – SB 915 A, -2 amendments, staff, 15 pp.

H – SB 538 A, -A24 amendments, staff, 5 pp.

I – SB 538 A, -A25 amendments, staff, 5 pp.

J – SB 538 A, -A12 amendments, staff, 1 p.

K – SB 538 A, -A13 amendments, staff, 1 p.

L – SB 538 A, -A20 amendments, staff, 37 pp.

M – SB 538 A, -A23 amendments, staff, 4 pp.

N – HB 2502, -2 amendments, staff, 5 pp.