HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

April 28, 2003 Hearing Room 357

9:00 AM Tapes  92 – 93

 

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 179 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 387 – 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 92, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 9:07 a.m., and opens a public hearing on SB 179 A.

SB 179 A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 179 A.

035

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about specific wording in the bill.

040

Adkins

Comments on that specific wording, explaining the reasoning for that language. Explains the proposed –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

055

Troy Costales

Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT B) in support of SB 179 A.

120

Chair Brown

Asks what the fine amount is for exceeding the 20 mph speed limit.

125

Costales

Points out the language in the bill which defines the fine amount and its variability depending on the situation.

140

Adkins

Comments on, and further clarifies, the language in question.

150

Chair Brown

Asks about the dollar amount of the fine.

155

Costales

Clarifies the dollar amount.

165

Rep. Greenlick

Clarifies where the double fine is in statute.

170

Costales

Points out the reasoning for the language in statute.

175

Rep. Greenlick

Asks for further clarification of the language.

180

Costales

Explains that the wording in question is there to take the speed decision from the driver, while defining in statute.

185

Rep. Beyer

Asks whether the education is all through signage.

190

Costales

Discusses how the public would be educated of the change.

205

Rep. Beyer

Asks about the effects on local governments.

215

Costales

Discusses the impact on local governments, explaining there would be some costs but they are mitigated by the amendments adopted on the Senate side.

225

Rep. Zauner

Asks whether the problem could be addressed through better signage.

230

Rep. Greenlick

Comments on the signage issue.

235

Costales

Discusses the signage issues.

245

John Oshel

Association of Oregon Counties. Offers testimony regarding SB 179 A, discussing the fiscal impact of the bill. Explains that the counties hope to have the time of day element defined by the schools.

270

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 179A, and opens a work session SB 179A.

SB 179A – WORK SESSION

275

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 179A-2 amendments dated 04/24/03.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

080

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 179A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

285

Rep. Greenlick

Expresses his uneasiness in the duplicity and complication of the bill, but indicates his support.

300

Chair Brown

Concurs with Rep. Greenlick, and points out that for the cost of re-signage, amber lights could be placed in all school zones.

215

Rep. Gilman

Expresses his intent to vote No on the bill.

325

Rep. Beyer

Expresses her concerns with the measure.

340

Chair Brown

Asks Rep. Dingfelder if she would consider withdrawing her motion.

345

Rep. Dingfelder

Indicates her wish to have the work group involved in drafting the bill address the concerns of the committee and

Withdraws her previous motion to send SB 179A to the floor with a Do Pass as Amended recommendation (Tape 92A,  # 080).

355

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 179A, and opens a public hearing on SB 387.

SB 387 – PUBLIC HEARING

360

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 387.

375

John Powell

Oregon State Sheriff’s Association. Offers testimony in support of SB 387.

TAPE 93, A

025

Chair Brown

Stands committee at ease.

RECESS

030

Chair Brown

Calls meeting back to order and welcomes Senator Fisher to the hearing.

035

Sen. Fisher

Senate District 1. Offers testimony in favor of SB 387.

045

Janet Adkins

Points out specific wording in the bill.

050

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 387, and opens a work session on SB 387.

SB 387 – WORK SESSION

055

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves SB 387 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

060

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

065

Rep. Gilman

MOTION:  Moves SB 387 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

070

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 387.

075

Adkins

Committee Administrator. Discusses the work group which drafted SB 179A.

080

Chair Brown

Asks Rep. Greenlick if he could meet with the work group to address the committee’s concerns.

080

Rep. Greenlick

Indicates he would be willing to meet with the work group.

085

Chair Brown

Adjourns the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 179, -A2 amendments, Staff, 1 p.

B – SB 179A, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 p.