HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

June 04, 2003 Hearing Room 343

3:00 PM      Tapes  114

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Alan Brown, Chair

Rep. Elizabeth Beyer, Vice-Chair

Rep. John Mabrey Vice-Chair

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder

Rep. George Gilman

Rep. Cliff Zauner

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Mitch Greenlick

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Janet Adkins, Administrator

Ryan Sherlock, Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2041 – 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 114, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m., and opens a work session on HB 2041.

HB 2041 – WORK SESSION

005

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Offers a brief description of the transportation package. Enters into the record a preliminary staff measure summary (EXHIBIT A), the proposed -7 amendments (EXHIBIT B), 2003 Oregon Transportation Investment Act (III) summary (EXHIBIT C), HB 2041-7 amendments summary (EXHIBIT D), and revenue impact statement (EXHIBIT E). Offers an outline of the changes from the -6 amendments to the -7 amendments.

115

Chair Brown

Recognizes Rep. Beyer.

120

Rep. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2041-9 amendments dated 06/03/03.

125

Rep. Beyer

Introduces the proposed -9 amendments (EXHIBIT F), and outlines the problems within the -7 amendments which are addressed in the -9 amendments.

145

Chair Brown

Thanks Rep. Beyer for her concern and participation in drafting the Transportation Funding Package.

150

Susan Schneider

City of Portland. Indicates the City of Portland’s opposition to HB 2041 with the proposed -7 amendments included, due to a specific section in those amendments.

170

Rep. Dingfelder

Points out her district being in Multnomah County. Expresses concern for the late addition of the section of concern which would nullify a long standing agreement between Multnomah County and the city of Portland. Asks how long the original agreement has been in place.

175

Schneider

Indicates the original agreement was adopted in 1984.

180

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks whether this issue has been raised before.

185

Schneider

Comments on the history of the issue in question.

200

Rep. Dingfelder

Expresses her support for the -9 amendments, and points out her belief that the issue of concern is an issue between the cities and county.

210

Rep. Mabrey

Clarifies specific language in the -7 amendment which would distribute the money “equitably” rather than “equally.” Points out that this language does not seem bad for any party involved, and points out this provision would only affect the new revenue created by the bill.

230

Schneider

Explains that this is not the language which the city is concerned with, and indicates the language which is of concern.

245

Chair Brown

Points out his interpretation of the language in question.

250

 

VOTE:  2-4

AYE:               2 - Beyer, Dingfelder

NAY:               4 - Gilman, Mabrey, Zauner, Brown

EXCUSED:     1 - Greenlick

 

Chair Brown

The motion FAILS.

260

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2041-7 amendments dated 06/02/03.

265

Rep. Dingfelder

Expresses her intent to vote No on the motion to adopt the -7 amendments, pointing out her support for the package as a whole, but concern for certain sections in the -7 amendments.

305

Rep. Mabrey

Expresses his hope that there will be some further amendments to the bill, but points out his concerns with the time sensitive nature of the bill.

320

Rep. Zauner

Expresses concern for the lack of a bicycle fee in the bill.

330

Rep. Beyer

Comments on her concerns with the -7 amendments, but points out her intent to vote Aye on the amendments to further the entire package.

340

Chair Brown

Points out that, due to the complications of the bill, there are probably many concerns with the bill. Comments on the cooperation which has gone into the package, and the overwhelming need for the funding created in the package. Points out the jobs which would be created due to the funding, which is needed by the state especially in this recent economic time. Thanks all those who have placed effort into the package.

380

Rep. Zauner

Comments on the role Bruce Warner had` in creating the Transportation Funding Package.

385

Chair Brown

Thanks the staff who has played a role in the process, with special recognition of Joan Robinson in Legislative Counsel.

390

 

VOTE:  5-1

AYE:               5 - Beyer, Gilman, Mabrey, Zauner, Brown

NAY:               1 - Dingfelder

EXCUSED:     1 - Greenlick

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

395

Rep. Mabrey

MOTION:  Moves HB 2041 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

400

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Greenlick

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

420

Chair Brown

Thanks the members for their work on the committee, and adjourns the meeting at 3:40 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2041, preliminary staff measure summary, Staff, 2 pp.

B – HB 2041, -7 amendments, Staff, 48 pp.

C – HB 2041, 2003 Oregon Transportation Investment Act (III), Staff, 1 p.

D – HB 2041, ODOT section amendment overview, Staff, 9 pp.

E – HB 2041, revenue impact statement, Staff, 2 pp.

F – HB 2041, -9 amendments, Rep. Beyer, 47 pp.