HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 26, 2003   Hearing Room D

1:00 PM  Tapes 34 - 35

 

 

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 HEARD:                     HB 2300 Work Session

                                                HB 3198 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 34, A

004

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 1:14 p.m. and acknowledges Boy Scout Troop 727.

010

Rep. Hass

Rep. Hass announces that the troop is from Beaverton and is working on their citizenship badge.

004

Chair Smith

Opens the work session on HB 2300.

HB 2300 WORK SESSION

025

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2300-7 amendments dated 03/26/03.

025

Kimberly A. Medford

Explains the difference between HB 2300-6 and HB 2300-7 amendments, (EXHIBIT A).

037

Rep. March

Confirms that HB 2300-7 includes all previous amendment versions.

041

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

042

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves HB 2300 with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

046

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Smith

The motion CARRIES.

047

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2300 and opens the public hearing on HB 3198.

HB 3198 – PUBLIC HEARING

050

Kimberly A. Medford

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 3198.

072              

Paul Cosgrove

Lobbyist for the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, (OMEP). Submits an outline of what HB 3198 does, (EXHIBIT B).

112

Pat Murphy

Executive Director, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership. States that OMEP’s mission is to help small manufacturing companies become more competitive by adopting the latest technologies.

194

Rep. March

Asks how many small business investment corporations (SBIC’s) are operating in Oregon.

197

Cosgrove

Answers approximately 35-40.

200

Rep. Richardson

Asks why not amend the bill before voting on it.

209

Murphy

Explains for record that the intent is for the committee to decide on the policy, not the $2 million.

235

Rep. March

Asks if he would prefer that the bill be amended in committee now or passed to Ways and Means without recommendation.

240

Murphy

Responds they would like for the bill to be referred to Ways and Means as soon as possible.

250

Medford

Informs the committee that the bill could be amended conceptually because the change is relatively simple.

265

Martha Gamblin

Gamblin Artists Colors, Owner. Describes the company and how OMEP works with them. Submits (EXHIBIT C).

304

Gamblin

Summarizes the successes from working with OMEP.

345

Sam Collins

Marquis Spas Inc., Director of Operations. Describes the company and the benefits of working with OMEP.

TAPE 35, A

012

Ron Fox

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, Manager of Business and Industry Programs. Testifies in support of HB 3198. Notes that HB 3198 works with SB 363.

041

Rep. Hass

Refers to Section 3 and asks if this is the formula being discussed.

044

Cosgrove

Responds that Section 3 is the standard provision for allocations.

054

Rep. Gallegos

Asks will there need to be additional FTE’s to administer this.

066

Fox

Responds that this is a contractional agreement; business that is regularly conducted within the department.

073

Rep. March

Confirms that they are the pass through for federal dollars.

076

Collins

Responds that they currently do not contract with OMEP. Explains that part of the initiative is providing an opportunity for the state of Oregon to get the federal fund match.

089

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 3198 and opens the work session on HB 3198.

HB 3198 WORK SESSION

083

Rep. March

MOTION: Moves to CONCEPTUALLY AMEND HB 3198, page 1 line 20 by deleting $1 million and replace with a blank underline and FURTHER AMEND page 2 line 9 by deleting $2 million and replace with a blank line. (EXHIBIT D)

100

Rep. March

Explains that the amount will be determined by the Ways and Means Committee and that the House Trade and Economic Development Committee is not taking a position on the amount expressed.

139

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

140

Rep. March

MOTION:  Moves HB 3198 with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

145

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

149

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on HB 3198 and adjourns the meeting at        2:00 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2300-6 amendments dated 3/20/03 and HB 2300-7 amendments dated 3/26/03, staff, 28 pp

B – HB 3198 printed materials, Paul S. Cosgrove, 10 pp 

C – HB 3198 printed materials, Martha Gamblin, 2 pp

D – HB 3198-1 amendments dated 3/27/03, staff, 1 p