HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 02, 2003 Hearing Room D

1:00 PM  Tapes 36 - 37

 

 

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 2267 Work Session

                                                SB 170 Work Session

                                                SB 171 Work Session

                                                HB 3584 Public Hearing

HB 2009, HB 2010, HB 2011, HB 2012 – Public Hearing

HB 2013, HB 2014, HB 2015 – 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 36, A

004

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. and opens the work session on       HB 2267.

HB 2267 WORK SESSION

005

Rep. Gallegos

MOTION:  Moves HB 2267 WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

009

Rep. March

States that this bill will get a through-working in the Revenue Committee as there are a lot of issues and support for the bill.

013

Rep. Hunt

States that he is hopeful that a balance can be achieved.

026

Chair Smith

States that she has had a positive discussion with the Chair of the Revenue committee.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Smith

The motion CARRIES.

033

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2267 and opens the work session on   SB 170.

SB 170 WORK SESSION

034

Kimberly A. Medford

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 170.

042

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves SB 170 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

046

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves SB 170 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

049

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

049

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on SB 170 and opens the work session on      SB 171.

SB 171 WORK SESSION

051

Medford

Summarizes SB 171.

054

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves SB 171 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

059

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Moves SB 171 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

062

Chair Smith

Closes the work session on SB 171 and opens the public hearing on  HB 3584.

HB 3584 PUBLIC HEARING

064

Medford

Summarizes HB 3584.

074

Rep. Dave Hunt

HD 40. Presents prepared testimony in support of HB 3584,  (EXHIBIT A) and clarifies that the intention regarding workplace health and safety is to have a representative from OSHA rather than DHS.

102

Rep. March

Asks if an interim legislative committee or task force has been considered versus a gubernatorial appointed task force.

116

Rep. Hunt

Responds that having experts in each of the categories predominately from outside the building may be a plus. Refers to the clarification of Section I and suggests the Bureau of Labor and Industry as an appropriate placement.

122

Rep. Richardson

Asks who will be making the appointments.

137

Rep. Hunt

Responds that the recommendations may come from the Office of Regulatory Streamlining.

138

Rep. Richardson

Suggests assuring that those elected are representatives of the private sector.

160

Rep. Hunt

Responds that it has been suggested that the appointments be with the concurrence of the President of Senate and Speaker of House.

170

Patrick Allen

Office of Regulatory Streamlining, Manager. States the directive of the office. Comments on HB 3120.

184

Tom Gallager

Representing the Urban Developer Coalition. Comments on the complexities and conflicts between agencies and special interest groups. Concludes that it will require an effective and efficient way to streamline the processes.

320

Chair Smith

Asks if this is a vehicle to combine the bills.

322

Gallager

Responds the preference is to work with HB 3120.

334

Rep. Richardson

Asks if there is a model and is there a possibility for the vested interest to work in a cooperative manner.

353

Allen

Responds there are models and provides DEQ as an example. 

373

Gallager

Comments that Mr. Allen has a good argument that there are no resources for this.

TAPE 37, A

060

Rep. Berger

Comments that time is of the essence.

072

Gallager

Responds that this is producing the log jam on economic development.

081

Allen

States that he is optimistic because there is a willingness to look at the issues and discover ways for regulatory systems to be business friendly.

099

Rep. Gallegos

Asks if there have been attempts to streamline the regulatory process in previous sessions.

104

Allen

Refers to ORS 183 as legislative archeology. 

129

Gallager

Responds that the city of Portland has done this four different times. Explains that it involves looking at the appeals process and generating a new idea.

145

Rep. March

Comments that one stop permitting works on small models.

153

Lynn Lundquist

Oregon Business Association, (OBA). States that this has been tried before. Comments that from a policy perspective, agencies are not always on the same course. Suggests that an effort be made to coordinate the agencies and concurs that the governor’s office is that role. 

194

Lundquist

Explains that because this is an on-going effort explains why the governor’s office is a positive choice to coordinate this effort.

213

Lundquist

Expresses that this is a cost that the legislature needs to endure to move the state forward. Expresses the frustrations that businesses experience when dealing with conflicting agencies. Concludes that the OBA is supportive.

262

Chair Smith

Asks if he has any suggestions on the membership of the task force.

270

Lundquist

Expresses that it is his opinion that as CEO of the state, the Governor has the responsibility.

284

Harlan Levy

Staff Attorney, Oregon Association of Realtors. Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 3584, (EXHIBIT B).

330

Ray Wilkeson

Oregon Forest Industries Council, (OFIC). Testifies in support of      HB 3584 and states there is a clear need to access how to improve the system. Discusses the cost of compliance leaving timber behind for environmental protection efforts.

398

John Ledger

Associated Oregon Industries, (AOI).  Speaking as a former regulator, writing regulations falls into four categories:

  • Scope – how many different things are regulated and for what reason
  • Complexity – asking how simple or complex, how flexible or certain
  • Stringency – asking how strict
  • Efficiency – identifying overlaps, conflicting aims, and  timelines

TAPE 36, B

061

Ledger

Comments on ways that the state can oversee administrative rules. Concludes with suggested guidelines.

113

Don Schellenberg

Oregon Farm Bureau. Submits (EXHIBIT C) in support of HB 3584 and comments on regulations that impact farmers.

160

Chair Smith

Asks if he thinks that having one person to represent forestry and agriculture would be a concern.

161

Schellenberg

Responds affirmatively.

180

Rep. Berger

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow REP. GALLEGOS to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on SB 170 and SB 171.

Brief Recess

194

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 3584 and opens the public hearing on HB 2009.

HB 2009 – PUBLIC HEARING

195

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2009 and opens the public hearing on HB 2010.

HB 2010 – PUBLIC HEARING

196

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2010 and opens the public hearing on HB 2011.

HB  2011 – PUBLIC HEARING

197

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2011 and opens the public hearing on HB 2012.

HB 2012 – PUBLIC HEARING

200

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2012 and opens the public hearing on HB 2013.

HB 2013 – PUBLIC HEARING

203

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2013 and opens the public hearing on HB 2014.

HB 2014 – PUBLIC HEARING

206

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2014 and opens the public hearing on HB 2015.

HB 2015 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Chair Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2015.

216

Chair Smith

Adjourns the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3584 prepared testimony, Representative Hunt, 1 p

B – HB 3584, prepared testimony, Harlan E. Levy, 1 p

C – HB 3584, prepared testimony, Don Schellenberg, 1 p