HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 10, 2003   Hearing Room D

1:00 PM Tape 24

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Patti Smith, Chair

Rep. Vicki Berger, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mary Gallegos, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mark Hass

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Steve March

Rep. Dennis Richardson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Kimberly A.  Medford, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 2691 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 170 - Public Hearing

                                                SB 171 - Public Hearing

 

 

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 24, A

003

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and opens the public hearing on     HB 2691. Refers to HB 2691-4 amendments dated 3/7/03,        (EXHIBIT A).

HB 2691 PUBLIC HEARING

014

Roger Schock

Chair, Hood River County Commission. States that HB 2691 is welcomed legislation and testifies in support of the bill.

027

Carol York

Commissioner, Hood River County. Notes that Hood River County has the second lowest average wage in the state and often in the top three in unemployment. States that HB 2691 is critical and timely.

045

Chair Smith

Announces that HB 2298 and HB 2722 have been postponed. Closes the public hearing on HB 2691 and opens the public hearing on SB 170 and SB 171.

SB 170 AND SB 171 PUBLIC HEARING

055

Kimberly A. Medford

Administrator. Provides an overview of SB 170 (EXHIBIT B) and SB 171, (EXHIBIT C).

064

Brenda Rocklin

Director, Oregon Lottery. Explains that SB 170 clarifies that currently the law does not express an age limit on video lottery games. Provides and example and explains the purpose of the bill. Testifies in support of SB 170.

091

Rocklin

Explains that SB 171 is a housekeeping bill and explains the purpose of the bill.

116

Rep. March

Asks who certifies the program that creates the random number pick.

120

Rocklin

Responds that the Random Number Generator (RNG) is in a locked room under the control of the Oregon State Police. Adds that she does not have information on who does the certification.

126

Rep. Berger

Asks if manual drawings are still being used.

142

Rocklin

Responds that it would be used in second chance drawings.

151

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on SB 170 and SB 171. Adjourns the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2691 -4 amendments dated 3/7/03, staff, 2 pp.

B – SB 170, Prepared testimony, Brenda Rocklin, 1 p

C – SB 171, Prepared testimony, Brenda Rocklin, 1 p