HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

March 11, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.           Tape 35

 

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 2226 & HB 2227 – Public Hearing

HB 2491 – 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 35, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. Opens public hearing on HB 2226 and HB 2227.

HB 2226 & HB 2227 – PUBLIC HEARING

011

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2226 and HB 2227.

033

Lee Beyer

Commissioner, Public Utility Commission (PUC). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2226 and HB 2227 (EXHIBIT A).

053

Chair Jenson

Asks if PUC represents ratepayers.

055

Beyer

Explains PUC role in representing ratepayers. Continues explanation of regulations of HB 2226 and HB 2227. Explains proposed amendments.

161

Rep. Kropf

Asks about benefits relating to recovery of funds.

169

Beyer

Offers example of when to authorize funds and who is responsible for them.

212

Rep. Kropf

Notes that there will be redress through court system.

240

Chair Jenson

Asks for clarification of language in HB 2227.

266

Beyer

Clarifies language in HB 2227.

299

Chair Jenson

Closes public hearing on HB 2226 & HB 2227. Opens public hearing on HB 2491.

 

HB 2491 – PUBLIC HEARING

301

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2491.

312

Rep. Betsy Johnson

House District 31. Testifies in support of HB 2491.

362

Chair Jenson

Expresses support for HB 2491. Closes public hearing on HB 2491. Adjourns meeting at 9:02 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2226 & HB 2227, written testimony and proposed amendments, Lee Beyer, 5 pp