HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

March 21, 2003   Hearing Room 357

9:00 AM        Tapes  55

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Alan Brown, Chair

Rep. Elizabeth Beyer, Vice-Chair

Rep. John Mabrey Vice-Chair

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder

Rep. George Gilman

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Rep. Cliff Zauner

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Janet Adkins, Administrator

Ryan Sherlock, Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 3151 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3231 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3121 – 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 55, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m., and opens a public hearing on HB 3151.

HB 3151 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of HB 3151.

015

Rep. Mabrey

Indicates he is the sponsor of the bill.

020

Dave Barrows

Oregon Outdoor Advertising Association. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT A) in support of HB 3151.

050

Terry Sandblast

Clear Channel Outdoor. Offers testimony in support of HB 3151.

060

Beyer

Asks if this measure would save any money for Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

070

Mike Kirby

Oregon Department of Transportation, Right of Way Section Manger. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT B) and explains that ODOT would save around $1500 per year.

075

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3151, and opens a work session on HB 3151.

HB 3151 – WORK SESSION

080

Rep. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 3151 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

090

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves HB 3151 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

090

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3151, and opens a public hearing on HB 3231.

HB 3231 – PUBLIC HEARING

095

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of HB 3231.

115

Chair Brown

Refers to the 2001 legislative session and history of the issue.

130

Martin Loring

Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Transit Division. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT C) regarding HB 3231.

160

Rep. Greenlick

Points out his opposition to taking five million dollars out of the fund, and asks how much of that would be replaced by this bill.

165

Loring

Indicates that none would be replaced, because the bill affects the 2003-2005 budget.

173

Rep. Greenlick

Asks for a specific number.

175

Loring

Indicates the number is 1.8 million dollars would be replaced.

180

Rep. Zauner

Asks who made the decision that it would be better to spend the excess money than lower the cost of the fee.

185

Loring

Discusses the groups involved in making the suggestion of spending the money.

195

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about a number which indicates the refunding would be closer to three million dollars.

200

Chair Brown

Explains the three million dollar figure comes from the information he received.

205

Sen. Bruce Starr

Senate District 15. Offers testimony in support of HB 3231.

230

Rep. Gilman

Acknowledges the importance for senior transportation, but points out that possibly the fee should be lowered.

235

Sen. Starr

Addresses the possibility of returning or lowering the fee.

260

Rep. Beyer

Asks whether those that have the ID cards are the ones who benefit from the fee.

265

Sen. Starr

Discusses the possibility.

270

Rep. Mabrey

Points out that he has not heard anyone complain that the fee is excessive, but he does believe there are some who would be hurt for lack of funding of the Elderly and Disabled Special Transportation Fund.

275

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Offers testimony in support of HB 3231.

280

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3231, and opens a work session on HB 3231.

HB 3231 – WORK SESSION

290

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves HB 3231 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

300

Rep. Greenlick

Expresses his support for the bill.

310

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

325

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3231, and opens a work session on HB 3121.

HB 3121 – WORK SESSION

330

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of HB 3121 and the proposed transfer of the bill to the House Committee on Environment and Land Use.

350

Chair Brown

Explains that the Environment and Land Use committee is working on similar bills, and would like to do them all together.

355

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves HB 3121 WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage BE REFERRED to the committee on Environment and Land Use.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

370

Janet Adkins

Explains why HB 3058 is being held to a further meeting.

375

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3121 and adjourns the meeting at 9:58 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3151, written testimony, Dave Barrows, 1 p.

B – HB 3151, written testimony, Mike Kirby, 1 p.

C – HB 3231, written testimony, Martin Loring, 1 p.