HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

April 23, 2003 Hearing Room 357

8:30 AM Tapes  90 - 91

 

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 795 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2986 – Work Session

                                                SB 425 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 181 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                LC 3582 – 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 90, A

003

Vice Chair Mabrey

Calls meeting to order at 8:40 a.m., and opens a work session on SB 795.

SB 795 A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Sen. Morrisette

Senate District 6. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT A) in support of SB 795.

050

Shawn Cleave

Senator Clarno’s Staff. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT B) from Sen. Clarno, in favor of SB 795.

070

Diane Amundson

Springfield, Oregon. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT C) in favor of SB 795, recounting the loss of her son due to lack of helmet use.

130

Vice Chair Mabrey

Thanks Ms. Amundson for her testimony.

140

Sen. Morrisette

Explains that the reason for the name Tyler’s Law, is that Ms. Amundson’s son was named Tyler, as is Senator Clarno’s son.

170

James Lace

Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Pediatric Society, Oregon Safe Kids Coalition. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT D) in support of SB 795 A.

195

Rep. Beyer

Asks whether the helmets which would be required are the same as those currently required for bicycles.

200

Lace

Explains that the helmets are consistent.

205

Rep. Zauner

Asks whether there will be signage regarding the new law.

207

Lace

Points out the current lack of signage, but he hopes there will be.

210

Bill Olson

Brain Injury Association of Oregon. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT E) in support of SB 795 A.

260

Rep. Zauner

Points out his interest in skiing, explaining that he wears a helmet when he skis. Asks whether there are any statistics regarding head injuries and skiing.

275

Olson

Explains that he is unsure as to what statistics exist.

285

Jean Lum

Springfield Fire and Life Safety. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT F) in support of SB 795 A.

270

Lisa Millet

Department of Human Services. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT G) in support of SB 795 A.

TAPE 91, A

020

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 795 A, and opens a work session on SB 795 A.

SB 795 A – WORK SESSION

025

Rep. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 795A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

030

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

GREENLICK will lead discussion on the floor.

035

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 795 A, and opens a work session on HB 2986.

HB 2986 – WORK SESSION

040

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of HB 2986, and the proposed -4 amendments (EXHIBIT H).

055

Rep. Greenlick

Explains the efforts of the work group he headed to help all sides come together. Explains the proposed -4 amendments are the product of that work group.

085

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2986-4 amendments dated 04/22/03.

090

Rep. Zauner

Thanks Rep. Greenlick for his efforts regarding HB 2986.

095

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

100

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves HB 2986 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

105

Rep. Beyer

Clarifies that the legislative intent is still that reporting is mandatory.

110

Rep. Greenlick

Explains that the legislative intent remains that reporting is mandatory.

115

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

GREENLICK will lead discussion on the floor.

120

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2986, and opens a public hearing on SB 425 A.

SB 425 A – PUBLIC HEARING

125

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 425 A.

145

Bob Russell

Oregon Trucking Association. Offers testimony in support of SB 425 A.

155

Mark Simmons

Oregon Association of Nurserymen. Offers testimony in support of SB 425 A.

165

Shawn Miller

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. Offers testimony in support of SB 425 A.

190

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies that the bill does not increase the length of trucks allowed on the roads.

195

Russell

Explains that there will be no increase in length allowed.

200

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies specific language in the bill.

210

Russell

Explains the wording in question.

215

Rep. Greenlick

Further clarifies language.

220

Miller

Clarifies the language.

225

Rep. Dingfelder

Clarifies that the permits would need to be renewed annually.

230

Miller

Acknowledges and explains the permitting process.

245

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks whether the fee associated with the permit covers the cost of the program.

250

Russell

Explains that the bill allows the fee to be adjusted to cover the costs.

260

Miller

Explains that it is in the farmers’ interest to pay for the permits.

270

Jon Oshel

Association of Oregon Counties. Offers testimony in favor of SB 425 A.

345

Chair Brown

Clarifies that there will be little to no fiscal.

350

Oshel

Acknowledges.

355

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 425 A, and opens a work session on SB 181 A.

SB 425 A – WORK SESSION

360

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 425A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

365

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

370

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves SB 425A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

375

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

377

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 425 A, and opens a work session on SB 181 A.

SB 181 A – PUBLIC HEARING

380

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 181A, and the proposed –A4 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

TAPE 90, B

010

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies the intent of the amendments.

015

Adkins

Explains the intent of the –A4 amendments.

020

Stan Porter

Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT J) in support of SB 181 A, and the proposed –A4 amendments.

060

Rep. Zauner

Asks whether the department does support the –A4 amendments.

065

Porter

Explains that they are in support of the –A4 amendments, and further explains the amendments.

070

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 181A, and opens a work session on SB 181A.

SB 181 A – WORK SESSION

075

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 181-A4 amendments dated 04/21/03.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

080

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves SB 181A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

085

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves SB 181A 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 SB 181 A, and recesses the meeting until the LC Draft 3582 becomes available.

RECESS

090

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting back to order at 10:45 a.m., and opens a work session on LC 3582 (EXHIBIT K).

LC 3582 – WORK SESSION

095

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves LC 3582 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

100

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Explains the reason for LC 3582.

105

Chair Brown

Points out the error in the original bill’s relating clause.

107

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Dingfelder, Greenlick

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

110

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on LC 3582, and adjourns the meeting at 10:46 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 795, written testimony, Sen. Bill Morrisette, 3 pp.

B – SB 795, written testimony, Sen. Beverly Clarno, 1 p.

C – SB 795, written testimony, Diane Amundson, 2 pp.

D – SB 795, written testimony, James Lace, 2 pp.

E – SB 795, written testimony, William Olson, 8 pp.

F – SB 795, written testimony, Jean Lum, 2 pp.

G – SB 795, written testimony, Lisa Millet, 2 pp.

H – HB 2986, -4 amendments, Staff, 2 pp.

I – SB 181, -A4 amendments, Staff, 1 p.

J – SB 181, written testimony, Stan Porter, 3 pp.

K – LC 3582, legislative draft, Staff, 14 pp.