HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

February 20, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 23 - 25

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Kropf, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Linda Flores

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Mike Schaufler

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Pete Test, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2247 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2268 – Public Hearing

 

 

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 23, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. Opens public hearing on HB 2247.

HB 2247 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2247.

024

Paul Donheffner

Director, Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2247 (EXHIBIT A).

094

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about 2-stroke engines.

104

Donheffner

Explains regulations regarding 2-stroke engines.

111

Rep. Schaufler

Expresses support for HB 2247 and desire for 2-stroke engines to be phased out.

126

Rep. Kropf

Asks about fee increase.

128

Donheffner

Explains fee increase.

135

Rep. Kropf

Asks why fee increase was not passed in 2001 legislative session.

142

Donheffner

Explains funding situation.

160

Rep. Kropf

Asks about staffing.

162

Donheffner

Explains OSMB staffing.

164

Rep. Kropf

Asks how Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) has affected funding and staffing.

171

Donheffner

Further clarifies funding.

180

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if boaters support fee increase.

185

Donheffner

Answers that many major boating groups support it.

203

Rep. Dingfelder

Expresses desire to phase out 2-stroke engines.

231

Donheffner

Explains efforts done for environmental consideration.

246

Rep. Kruse

Notes that 2-stroke phase-out is “solution in search of a problem.”

267

Shane Jackson

Skippers for Clean Oregon Waters (SCOW). Testifies in support of HB 2247.

322

Brian Carroll

Oregon Parks Association. Testifies in support of HB 2247.

361

Rep. Kropf

Asks about effect on Linn County if HB 2247 does not pass.

381

Carroll

Explains effects if HB 2247 does not pass.

411

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about position of Governor Kulongoski on HB 2247.

TAPE 24, A

003

Donheffner

Responds that HB 2247 was pre-session filed by Governor Kulongoski and included in his budget.

014

Trey Carskadon

Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association. Testifies in support of HB 2247. Notes that he has written testimony contained within Mr. Donheffner’s submitted testimony (A).

048

Rep. Kruse

Asks about extent of agreement with other stakeholder groups.

051

Carskadon

Explains agreement with other stakeholder groups.

055

Phil Donovan

Association of Northwest Steelheaders. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2247 (EXHIBIT B).

091

Chair Jenson

Closes public hearing on HB 2247. Opens work session on HB 2247.

HB 2247 – WORK SESSION

100

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2247 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

106

Rep. Dingfelder

Expresses support for HB 2247. Re-states desire to phase out 2-stroke engines.

114

Rep. Tomei

Expresses support for HB 2247. States desire to phase out 2-stroke engines.

141

Chair Jenson

Asks about number of boats registered in Oregon with out-of-state ownership.

147

Donheffner

Explains regulations regarding out-of-state ownership and documented vessels.

163

Rep. Kruse

Asks about boat registration.

165

Donheffner

Explains boat registration.

175

Jackson

Offers further clarification of boat registration.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Flores, Kropf

202

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

207

Chair Jenson

Closes work session on HB 2247. Opens public hearing on HB 2268.

 

HB 2268 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2268.

236

Roger Prowell

City of Bend. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2268 (EXHIBIT C).

311

Bob Patterson

City of Pendleton. Testifies in support of HB 2268.

344

Chair Jenson

Asks about delays in permitting process.

348

Patterson

Explains permitting process.

352

Chair Jenson

Asks for clarification of permitting process.

354

Patterson

Clarifies permitting process.

385

Paul Cleary

Director, Water Resources Department (WRD). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2268 (EXHIBIT D).

TAPE 23, B

001

Cleary

Continues presentation.

127

Rep. Kropf

Asks about magnitude of fee increases.

130

Cleary

Explains fee increases.

136

Rep. Kropf

Asks how fee increases related to governor’s budget.

141

Cleary

Clarifies fee increases and relation to budget.

155

Gail Andrews

Oregon State University Extension Well Water Program Coordinator. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2268 (EXHIBIT E).

224

Jean Underhill-Wilkinson

Director of Governmental Affairs, Oregon Farm Bureau. Testifies to fee increases in HB 2268.

258

Kristina McNitt

Oregon Water Resources Congress. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding HB 2268 (EXHIBIT F).

300

Katie Fast

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Testifies in opposition to HB 2268.

325

Chair Jenson

Emphasizes that committee is addressing policy only, not potential size of fee increase.

350

Paul Eckley

Operations Services Manager, Public Works Department, City of Salem. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2268 (EXHIBIT G).

TAPE 24, B

040

Jerry Schmidt

Oregon Ground Water Association. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding HB 2268 (EXHIBIT H).

111

Mark Simmons

Oregon Association of Nurserymen. Testifies in qualified support of HB 2268.

137

Malia Kupillas

Hydrogeologist. Testifies in support of HB 2268.

197

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about fee increase.

206

Cleary

Explains Start Card program.

231

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about protests and fees.

247

Cleary

Explains protests and associated fees.

261

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks for clarification of protests.

266

Adam Sussman

WRD. Clarifies protest fees.

282

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about nature of applications.

294

Cleary

Differentiates applications.

332

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about staffing and applications.

341

Cleary

Explains staffing and applications.

360

Rep. Dingfelder

Expresses concern about effects of fee increases.

370

Cleary

Explains nature of fee increases.

400

Rep. Schaufler

Asks for information on fee increase and relationship to Governor’s budget.

408

Cleary

Further clarifies fee increase and effects on budget.

TAPE 25, A

021

Rep. Tomei

Expresses concern that fees are correctly applied.

027

Cleary

Explains how fees would be applied.

035

Rep. Tomei

Asks for explanation of magnitude of fee increases.

042

Cleary

Explains magnitude of fee increases.

055

Rep. Kropf

Asks for clarification of costs related to Start Card fees, details of costs of water right applications and relation to private costs, policy regarding water storage (ponds) and updated information as to how fee increases relate to the Governor’s budget.

078

Cleary

States that he will obtain information.

085

Chair Jenson

Expresses desire to have WRD work with stakeholders to resolve issues related to HB 2268. Closes public hearing on HB 2268. Adjourns meeting at 10:33 a.m.

Written testimony submitted for HB 2247 by Oregon State Marine Board (EXHIBIT I).

Written testimony submitted for HB 2268 by Kimberly Priestley, Assistant Director, WaterWatch (EXHIBIT J).

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2247, prepared testimony, Paul Donheffner, 21 pp

B – HB 2247, prepared testimony, Phil Donovan, 1 p

C – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Roger Prowell, 2 pp

D – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Paul Cleary, 19 pp

E – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Gail Andrews, 1 p

F – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Kristina McNitt, 1 p

G – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Paul Eckley, 2 pp

H – HB 2268, prepared testimony, Jerry Schmidt, 4 pp

I – HB 2247, written information only, Oregon State Marine Board, 15 pp

J – HB 2268, written information only, Kimberly Priestley, 2 pp