HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

April 21, 2003 Hearing Room 357

8:30 AM Tapes  88 - 89

 

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:            SB 182 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 187 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 188 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 246 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 247 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 276A – 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 88, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 8:48 a.m., and opens a public hearing on SB 182.

SB 182 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 182, and introduces written testimony (EXHIBIT A) from Lisa Millet of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

015

Committee

Discusses the procedure for Senate Bills.

020

Troy Costales

Oregon Department of Transportation. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT B) in support of SB 182.

040

Chair Brown

Clarifies the intent of the bill.

045

Costales

Further discusses the intent of the bill.

050

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies that if shoulder strapped belts are available, they are required to be used with the safety seat.

055

Costales

Acknowledges.

060

Rep. Zauner

Asks whether this measure would make it illegal to only use the lap belt wit the safety seat.

065

Costales

Explains that the issue will be addressed by the Department of Justice.

070

Rep. Zauner

Clarifies the punishments involved.

075

Costales

Discusses the enforcement aspect of the measure.

080

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies language in the bill.

090

Adkins

Asks whether there is any requirement in the bill for the child to be in the back seat.

095

Costales

Explains there is a preference for children under twelve to be in the back seat.

100

Adkins

Asks whether this is in current law or only in the new language.

105

Costales

Explains that the issue was addressed in the bill from last session.

106

Rep. Zauner

Clarifies that reason for keeping children in the back seat is because of the airbag in the front. Points out that older cars may not have airbags.

110

Costales

Points out that whether a car has airbags or not, the center back seat is the safest seat in the car.

115

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 182, and opens a work session on SB 182.

SB 182 – WORK SESSION

120

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 182 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

125

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey (AYE Vote: Tape 89, A #135)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

130

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 182 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE: 5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

135

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 182, and opens a public hearing on SB 187.

SB 187 – PUBLIC HEARING

140

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 187.

145

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT C) in support of HB 187.

155

Rep. Greenlick

Asks what a Class-C permit is.

160

Taylor

Explains the differing classes of driver’s licenses.

165

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies wording in the bill.

170

Taylor

Acknowledges the clarification.

175

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 187, and opens a work session on SB 187.

SB 187 – WORK SESSION

180

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves SB 187 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

185

Rep. Gilman

Points out his intent to vote Aye on the bill, but expresses his concerns.

190

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey (AYE Vote: Tape 89, A #135)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

195

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB  187 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

200

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 187, and opens a public hearing on SB 188.

SB 188 – PUBLIC HEARING

205

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 188, with reference to the issued revenue impact statement (EXHIBIT D).

220

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT E) in support of SB 188.

240

Chair Brown

Clarifies the classifications of motor-homes.

245

Taylor

Explains that motor-homes are not classified by weight, but by length.

250

Chair Brown

Clarifies that while a Greyhound bus would be required to pay the fee, a motor-home would not.

255

Taylor

Points out the difference between the two.

260

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies how the vehicles are registered.

265

Taylor

Restates that the vehicles are currently, and traditionally have been, classified by length.

266

Chair Brown

Clarifies that there is no classification by value.

268

Taylor

Indicates there is no classification by value, but there is such a classification in California.

270

Adkins

Clarifies that the issue is the title and not the registration.

271

Taylor

Acknowledges.

275

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 188, and open a work session on SB 188.

SB 188 – WORK SESSION

280

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 188 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

285

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey (AYE Vote: Tape 89, A #135)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

290

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 188 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

295

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 188, and opens a public hearing on SB 246.

SB 246 – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 246.

320

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT F) in support of SB 246.

335

Rep. Greenlick

Asks whether this bill would change the ability of corporations to self insure.

340

Taylor

Indicates that the bill would not affect this.

345

Rep. Zauner

Asks whether this bill would make it easier for an uninsured driver to drive.

350

Taylor

Clarifies the intent of the bill, referencing specific language in the bill.

365

Adkins

Points out that the “future responsibility filing” is for very specific circumstances.

370

Taylor

Acknowledges, and discusses those circumstances.

375

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 246, and opens a work session on SB 246.

SB 246 – WORK SESSION

380

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 246 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

TAPE 89, A

001

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey (AYE Vote: Tape 89, A #135)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

005

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 246 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Mabrey

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

010

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 246, and opens a public hearing on SB 247.

SB 247 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 247.

020

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT G) in support of SB 247.

060

Rep. Zauner

Asks what would happen to those 10 individuals currently using the provision, if the law were repealed.

065

Taylor

Indicates the DMV would notify those individuals that they are now required to get insurance.

070

Rep. Greenlick

Points out this is a form of self insurance.

075

Taylor

Explains that while a similar idea, self insurance is under a different statute, and therefore not affected.

080

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 247, and opens a work session on SB 247.

SB 247 – WORK SESSION

085

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 247 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

090

Rep. Mabrey

Apologizes for being late.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

095

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 247 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Beyer

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

100

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 247, and opens a work session on SB 276 A.

SB 276 A – PUBLIC HEARING

105

April McVay

Oregon Independent Auto Dealers Association. Offers written testimony in support of SB 276 A.

115

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 276 A, and opens a work session on SB 276 A.

SB 276 A – WORK SESSION

120

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 276 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

125

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

130

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 276 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

135

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow REP. MABREY to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motion moving SB 182 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation; as voting AYE on the motion moving SB 187 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation; as voting AYE on the motion moving SB 188 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation; and as voting AYE on the motion moving SB 246 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

140

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 276 A, and adjourns the meeting at 9:26 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 182, written testimony, Lisa Millet, 1 p.

B – SB 182, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 p.

C – SB 187, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p.

D – SB 188, revenue impact statement, Staff, 1 p.

E – SB 188, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p.

F – SB 246, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p.

G – SB 247, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 2 pp.

H – SB 276, written testimony, April McVay, 1 p.