HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

March 18, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.          Tape  38

 

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

Ryan Sherlock, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            HB 2916 – PUBLIC HEARING

                                                HB 2917 – PUBLIC HEARING

                                                HB 2226 – WORK SESSION

                                                HB 2138 – 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 38, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:38 a.m., and opens a public hearing on HB 2916.

HB 2916 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HB 2916, and opens a public hearing on HB 2917.

HB 2917 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HB 2917.

020

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of RECONSIDERING the vote on HB 2226.

025

Chair Jenson

Offers an explanation for the need to suspend the rules, and reminds the committee that the suspension vote requires a 2/3 majority.

035

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Kruse, Kropf

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

050

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which HB 2226 was voted DO PASS to the floor.

055

 

VOTE:  6-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Kropf

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

065

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Offers a description of the proposed -1 amendment.

070

Chair Jenson

Opens a public hearing on HB 2226.

HB 2226 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Lee Beyer

Oregon Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner. Offers testimony in support of the proposed -1 amendment (EXHIBIT A).

090

Chair Jenson

Clarifies that Mr. Beyer is in support of the proposed -1 amendment to HB 2226.

095

Beyer

Acknowledges that he is in support of the proposed -1 amendment.

100

Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HB 2226, and opens a work session on HB 2226.

HB 2226 – WORK SESSION

120

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2226-1 amendments dated 03/17/03.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Kropf

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

130

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2226 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

140

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Kropf

(See Tape 36, A: Counter #280 for corrected vote)    

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

Rep. Dingfelder will lead discussion on the floor.

145

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB  2226 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

150

Committee

Discusses the possibility of placing the bill on the consent calendar, or who will carry the bill.

160

Rebecca Hawthorne

Public Utilities Commission. Points out that only one company would be required to pay the fee which is not currently required to pay the fee.

170

Rep. Kruse

WITHDRAWS motion.

175

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on HB 2226, and offers an update on HB 2138.

205

Rep. Schaufler

Clarifies that so far eighteen months and a thousand man hours have gone into HB 2138.

210

Chair Jenson

Continues with the measure update and opens a public hearing on HB 2138.

2138 – PUBLIC HEARING

220

Rep. Schaufler

Re-clarifies that eighteen months and thousand person-hours went into HB 2138 before session.

225

Chair Jenson

Further discusses the concerns with HB 2138 from the groups around.

260

Rep. Kruse

Thanks Chair Jenson for his work regarding HB 2138, and points out that while a large amount of effort went into the bill it does not necessarily make it a good product.

265

Chair Jenson

Discusses the role of the committee in deciding on the bill, and closes the public hearing on HB 2138.

280

Rep. Kropf

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow REP. KROPF to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motion to Move HB 2226 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Jenson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

290

Chair Jenson

Adjourns the meeting at 8:59 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2226, -1 Amendment, Staff, 1 p.