HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 24, 2003   Hearing Room D

1:00 PM  Tapes 32 - 33

 

 

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

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            Work Session

                                                   Introduction of Committee Bills

                                                HB 3131 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 32, A

004

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 1:08 p.m. and opens a work session for the purpose of introduction of committee bills.

WORK SESSION

008

Rep. March 

MOTION:  Moves LC 1923 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill, (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

011

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

012

Chair Smith

Closes the work session and opens the public hearing on HB 3131.

HB 3131 PUBLIC HEARING

015

Kimberly A. Medford

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3131.

020

Rep. Vicki Berger

HD 20. Explains that upon reviewing Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) programs the benchmarks and assessment of programs was difficult to ascertain. States that HB 3131 would provide a way to measure the success of programs.

075

Sherry Sheng

Deputy Director, OECDD. Submits and reviews bulleted items from submitted testimony in favor of HB 3131, (EXHIBIT B).

129

Sheng

Continues to testify providing background information and refers to the performance reports attached to (EXHIBIT B).

180

Sheng

Continues to review the performance reports.

211

Sheng

Explains pass-through funds and how the programs use the pass-through funds. States support of the intent of the bill.

263

Rep. Berger

States that she envisioned something that was more goal directed. Asks what is Partner Match for managed results.

281

Sheng

Explains.

350

Sheng

Continues to explain.

347

Rep. March

States that the Ways and Means process does not want a thousand measures. Explains that the policy committee is interested in the information on a program level.

264

Rep. Gallegos

Asks is there data that supports how the target compares with the benchmarks.

380

Sheng

Responds that the 2001-2002 biennium would be the first fiscal year for which they have targets. Explains that the targets from previous years performance measures were organized in the 1999 interim. Refers to the bottom of page one on the spreadsheet.

TAPE 33, A

008

Sheng

Continues to explain why they re-constituted the historical data.

016

Rep. Gallegos

Observes that it appears the goals are understated.

022

Sheng

Refers to Goal #1. This was the first time the commission engaged in setting targets for these programs. Details what criteria is used and how often the program targets are revised.

061

Rep. Hunt

Asks why are the goals set three years out and below 60-percent of current performance.

071

Sheng

Responds that on a policy level the commission wants to be mindful of quality jobs. Expresses that the focus is not only on high wage jobs.

107

Rep. Hunt

States that the goal of this committee is to push toward aggressive and achievable goals.

124

Sheng

Responds that the commission is generally supportive of HB 3131. States there are minor issues on terminology.

129

Rep. Hass

Comments that the legislature has high expectations of OECCD already and suggests that care be taken not to micro-manage the agency.

148

Rep. Richardson

Observes that much of the information received looks good but is difficult to interpret to a meaningful conclusion. Notes that from a policy perspective the information is not clear on what is effective.

209

Sheng

Responds that in areas of specific interest, agency wide or program level, one of the greatest challenges for OECDD is to effectively communicate to policy makers who are interested in a subset of the full range of OECDD activities.

255

Rep. Hass

Comments that much of what the department does is intangible.

296

Rep. Gallegos

Comments on measures that other committees are considering that put additional requirements on OECDD.

317

Rep. March

Comments on the effect term limits has had on the legislature being able to effectively work with the agency.

340

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 3131 and adjourns the meeting at   1:58 p.m.

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – LC Draft 1923 dated 3/21/03,  staff, 11 pp

B – HB 3131, prepared testimony, OECDD - Sherry Sheng, 8 pp