HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

 

August 27, 2003   Hearing Room HR E

10:30     Tapes  146 - 147

 

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 Close

Rep. Joanne Verger

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cara Filsinger, Committee Administrator

David Peffley, Assistant

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     SB 928 A – Work Session

                                                SJR 12 A – Work Session

                                                LC 3827 – Work Session

                                                SJR 13 A – Work Session

                                                SB 927 – Work Session

                                                SB 737 – Work Session

                                                SCR 6 – 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 146, A

003

Chair Doyle

Calls the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m. and recesses for a call of the House.

RECESS

012

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the meeting at 4:08 and opens a work session on             SB 928 A.

SB 928 A – WORK SESSION

016

Senator Ferrioli

SD 30.  Testifies in favor of SB 928 A, a compromise put forth in order to mediate navigability disputes.  Notes that this approach meets with the Governor’s requirements.  Details contents of the bill and compromises contained in the bill.

106

Rep. Barnhart

Asks for clarification that this bill leaves the issue of navigability open.

108

Sen. Ferrioli

Addresses the rights that participants would have under navigability.

117

Rep. Verger

Asks about Sen. Ferrioli’s vision of the bill and whether this bill is local to John Day or meant to be a template and have wider geographic implications.

129

Sen. Ferrioli

Concurs with the controversial nature of the issue.  Notes that the Governor has expressed sentiments that this should not be specific to the John Day area, but should have a wider geographic impact. 

161

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Cites the provision in the bill relating to compensation on Page 3, and asks for clarification on this issue.  

171

Sen. Ferrioli

Addresses losses to property owners and compensation. 

182

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks about Sandy River and compensation for damage done.

184

Sen. Ferrioli

States that this bill is not far reaching and that a work group will take up the issue of compensation in earnest.

191

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks about the fiscal impact of SB 928 A. 

193

Sen. Ferrioli

Addresses the fiscal impact of the plan and notes that fee or license structures are not included in the bill. 

211

Rep. Backlund

MOTION:  Moves SB  928A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

222

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

224

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

228

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 928 A and opens a work session on   SJR 12 A.

SJR 12 A – WORK SESSION

233

Sandy Flicker

Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  Testifies in favor of        SJR 12 A in order to allow fairness to rural electrical coops.  Addresses energy concerns with rural populations and potential issues with the cost of electricity. 

347

Rep. Verger

Warns against false expectations for rural consumers when rates are very likely to rise whether this resolution passes or not.  Recommends communicating with rural customers.

368

Flicker

Concurs with Rep. Verger and defines plans to address the issue with rural populations.

383

Rep. Backlund

Underscores the importance of affordable rural power.

400

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SJR  12A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

416

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

418

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BACKLUND will lead discussion on the floor.

420

Chair Doyle

Announces an introduction of a speaker-approved legislative draft.  (EXHIBIT A) – LC 3827.

 

LC 38 27 – WORK SESSION

430

John DiLorenzo

Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP.  Introduces LC 3827 addressing student loan portfolios at low-interest rates.

451

Rep. Flores 

MOTION:  Moves LC 3827 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

457

 

VOTE:  7-0

459

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

462

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on LC 3827 and opens a work session on            SJR 13 A.

TAPE 147 A

SJR 13 A – WORK SESSION

012

Craig Campbell

Governor’s office.  Testifies in favor of SJR 13 A – asking to have an election to put the State Police back into the highway fund.

022

Barnhart

Asks if there was a similar issue which has come before the legislature recently.

024

Campbell

Affirms that this issue came up in 1999.

027

Chair Doyle

Clarifies that the election was actually held in the year 2000.

030

Rep. Barnhart

Points out that Campbell’s reply as to why he thinks the ballot initiative would be successful.

032

Rep. Verger

Notes that this was measure was soundly defeated in her district.  Expresses concern over presenting the measure to her people.

035

Campbell

Addresses the need due to the recent reductions in State Police.

045

Rep. Verger

Reiterates her strong support for public safety, but notes that she can not go against the vote of her constituents.

051

Rep. Close

Questions whether the constituents realized what they were truly voting for during the past election.

057

Campbell

States uncertainty.

061

Rep. Close

Notes that she didn’t know that the cited provision was in initiative and opines that perhaps the constituents probably didn’t either.

064

Rep. Backlund

Notes that difference in the number of state troopers from 1980 to the present time and assert that they need support.

072

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Asks what the highway fund is used for.

074

Campbell

Notes the current usages for the fund.

080

Chair Doyle

Confirms that the listing is in the bill: public highways, roads, streets, and rest areas.

084

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SJR 13A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

086

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Announces that she will be a reluctant nay vote, due to the voters’ skepticism.

093

Chair Doyle

Clarifies the impact of the resolution and addresses the potential ballot initiative which would ensue.  States support for SJR 13A in order to provide funding for the State Police.

134

Rep. Close

Asks if the money would still go through the Ways and Means process.

136

Chair Doyle

Affirms that is the case.

139

 

VOTE:  5-2

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

NAY:               2 - Monnes Anderson, Verger

141

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

143

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SJR 13 A and recesses the meeting at     4:47 p.m. for a floor vote.

RECESS

144

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the hearing at 5:20 p.m. and opens a work session on           SB 927.

SB 927 – WORK SESSION

149

Dennis Mulvihill

Washington County.  States that SB 927 corrects HB 3171 from the 2001 session relating to farm dwellings in EFU zones, as Washington and Lane Counties were left out of the listing.

161

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 927 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

171

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

173

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. BARNHART will lead discussion on the floor.

175

Chair Doyle

Closes the work session on SB 927 and opens a work session on         SB 737.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for SB 927.

 

Ron Eber

Submits (EXHIBIT B).

SB 737 – WORK SESSION

181

Dan Malin

Manager, Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit.  Testifies in support for SB 737.  Gives background to the bill.   Explains the three pieces of the bill.

206

Rep. Close

Asks about the shifting of jobs.

211

Dan Malin

Addresses registration and offenders and the shift of supervisory agencies.

219

Rep. Close

Asks about increased costs and the shift of funds to the counties in expressing concern about the possibility of an unfunded mandate. 

226

Dan Malin

Addresses the breakdown of the funding.

232

Rep. Close

Asks about job jurisdiction.

234

Dan Malin

Addresses registration requirements and confirms that there is an unfunded mandate to both the county and the state.

243

Chair Doyle

Addresses unfunded mandates in general.  And refers to the vote in the Senate.

251

Dan Malin

Confirms that the vote was unanimous in the Senate.

255

Chair Doyle

Cites the fiscal impact statement.

261

Chair Doyle

Recesses the meeting at 5:32 p.m.

 

RECESS

262

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the meeting at 5:39 p.m. and resumes the work session on SB 737.

265

Rep. Close

Expresses concern about the amount of paperwork required and asks how often sex offenders change jobs. 

268

Malin

Addresses the difficulties with high job turnover.  Notes that this bill will result in an increase of  800-1000 registrations per year. 

306

Rep. Close

Asks if the community corrections people commonly take on responsibility. 

309

Malin

Affirms that is correct.  Cites the intentions of the original bill.

322

Rep. Close

Restates that this would cost Linn county $120,000 to implement.

327

Malin

States that the quoted figure is biennial and that the yearly cost is $60,000 per year.

336

Rep. Verger

Asks for confirmation of the people affected by this bill.

340

Malin

Clarifies who is affected.

345

Rep. Verger

Expresses concern with young people getting a life-long label put on them, and not being able to return into society.  Also expresses concern for work shift to the county.  

374

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SB 737 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

382

Rep. Close

Announces that she will vote nay due to the costs invovled.

387

Rep. Barnhart

Concurs with Rep. Verger in her concerns and affirms that he will vote aye.

391

 

VOTE:  6-1

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

NAY:               1 - Close

394

Chair Doyle

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DOYLE will lead discussion on the floor.

396

Chair Doyle

Recesses the meeting at 5:47 p.m.

NOTE: DUE TO OPERATOR ERROR, THE FOLLOWING PORTION OF THE MEETING WAS NOT RECORDED.

 

Chair Doyle

Reconvenes the meeting at approximately 8:56 p.m. and opens a work session on SCR 6 A.

SCR 6 – WORK SESSION

 

Chair Doyle

Explains that SCR 6 A is the Sine Die resolution and does not need amendments for the date and time of adjournment sine die.

 

Rep. Flores

MOTION:  Moves SCR 6 A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Doyle

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

Chair Doyle

Adjourns the meeting at approximately 8:57 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – LC 3827, Legislative Council draft, Chair Doyle, 2 pp.

B – SB 927, written information, Ron Eber, 1 p.