HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

May 16, 2003 Hearing Room 357

9:00 AM      Tapes  107

 

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 549A – Work Session

                                                SB 765A – 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 107, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 8:10 a.m., and opens a work session on SB 549A.

SB 549A – WORK SESSION

005

Chair Brown

Enters into the record a submitted letter (EXHIBIT A) from John Charles of the Cascade Policy Institute, and asks Ms. Clark to respond.

010

Janet Adkins

Offers a brief explanation of the issues regarding the letter.

015

Olivia Clark

TriMet. Offers an explanation for the issues raised in the letter.

035

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves SB 549A with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Revenue BE RESCINDED and BE REFERRED to the committee on Rules and Public Affairs.

040

Rep. Greenlick

Asks why the bill is being moved to the Committee on Rules and Public Affairs.

045

Chair Brown

Explains that, as this will be one of the last meetings of the Transportation Committee, moving SB 549A to the House Committee on Rules and Public Affairs will ensure its further life.

055

 

VOTE:  6-1

AYE:               6 - Beyer, Dingfelder, Gilman, Greenlick, Mabrey, Brown

NAY:               1 - Zauner

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

060

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 549A, and opens a public hearing on SB 765A.

SB 765A – PUBLIC HEARING

065

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of SB 765A.

095

Bruce Warner

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT B) in support of SB 765A.

120

Senator Bruce Starr

Senate District 15. Offers testimony in support of SB 765A.

140

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about specific language in the bill which relates to the definition of criteria for highway access.

145

Warner

Comments on the criteria for access and its wording in statute.

155

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks how this bill fits in with the department’s general access management policy and asks about the relevant funding.

160

Warner

Outlines the department’s access management policy, and describes how this bill fits into that policy.

175

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks Mr. Warner to comment on the funding issue.

180

Warner

Discusses the funding of the program.

185

Chair Brown

Comments on the complaints he has received dealing with access management, pointing out the need for better communication on this issue.

205

Warner

Concurs with the Chair and further discusses the issues regarding access management.

225

Rep. Zauner

Comments on an access issue in his district which was effectively addressed by Mr. Warner and ODOT.

240

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 765A, and opens a work session on SB 765A.

SB 765A – WORK SESSION

245

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves SB 765A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

250

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

255

Rep. Zauner

MOTION:  Moves SB 765A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

260

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 765A, and thanks the committee for their time spent on the Transportation Committee.

270

Janet Adkins

Points out the Committee has passed out some eighty bills this session.

275

Chair Brown

Adjourns the meeting at 9:23 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 549A, submitted letter, John Charles, 3 pp.

B – SB 765A, written testimony, Bruce Warner, 1 p.