HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

May 01, 2003 Hearing Room B

8:30 AM Tape  81 - 82

 

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:            SB 748 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3298 – Work Session

                                                HB 3519 – 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 81, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:39 a.m., and explains that there will be no need to reconsider HB 2473 due to its fiscal impact statement (EXHIBIT A), and HB 3006 due to its fiscal impact statement (EXHIBIT B). Opens a public hearing on SB 748.

SB 748 – PUBLIC HEARING

020

Sen. Atkinson

Senate District 2. Offers testimony in support of SB 748, with reference to submitted periodical article (EXHIBIT C).

065

Rep. Tomei

Asks how this program would be funded.

070

Sen. Atkinson

Explains possible funding options, including assistance by interested private organizations.

095

Rep. Kruse

Congratulates Sen. Atkinson on the recent birth of his child.

100

Sen. Atkinson

Thanks the Representative.

105

Chair Jenson

On behalf of the committee congratulates Sen. Atkinson on the recent addition to his family.

110

Sen. Atkinson

Thanks the Chair for the regards, and for hearing the bill.

120

Kay Brown

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT D) in support of SB 748.

140

Rep. Schaufler

Asks how the program will be implemented.

145

Brown

Explains that the department will consider similar programs in other states.

150

Rep. Schaufler

Indicates his interest in working on the program.

155

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on SB 748, and opens a work session on SB 748.

SB 748 – WORK SESSION

160

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 748 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

165

Rep. Dingfelder

Thanks the Senator for bringing forward the bill.

170

Committee

Comments on the bill.

175

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

180

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves SB 748 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Jenson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

195

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on SB 748, and opens a work session on HB 3298.

HB 3298 – WORK SESSION

200

 Chair Jenson

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of RECONSIDERING the vote on HB 3298.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

205

Rep. Flores

Explains the reasoning for the reconsideration.

230

 Chair Jenson

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which HB 3298 was sent to the floor Do Pass.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

 

Chair Jenson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

245

Rep. Flores

Further discusses the need to further amend the bill to address some concerns with the bill.

255

Chair Jenson

Explains the need to work on the bill by next Tuesday, and further discusses the future of the bill.

285

Rep. Dingfelder

Points out that she originally voted No on the bill, but is looking forward to seeing the amendments.

295

Chair Jenson

Comments on Rep. Dingfelder’s comment, closes the work session on HB 3298, and opens a work session on HB 3519.

HB 3519 – WORK SESSION

310

 Chair Jenson

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of RECONSIDERING the vote on HB 3519..

315

Rep. Dingfelder

Clarifies that the committee did adopt the -10 amendments during the last meeting.

320

Chair Jenson

Acknowledges, and possible need to include the -9 amendments.

330

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Kropf, Kruse

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

335

Rep. Dingfelder

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which HB 3519 was send Do Pass as Amended to the floor.

340

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Kruse Kropf

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

370

Chair Jenson

Explains the need for reconsidering HB 3519.

380

John Lilly

Division of State Lands. Offers a description of the work done in the last several days regarding HB 3519.

TAPE 82, A

005

Phil Scoles

Portland, Oregon. Offers testimony in support of the proposed changes to HB 3519 as outlined in the conceptual amendments (EXHIBIT E).

020

Chair Jenson

Asks who represented the environmental groups during these meetings.

025

Lilly

Identifies Ms. Frankel as the representative of the environmental interests.

030

Pete Test

Explains that Ms. Frankel did submit written testimony (EXHIBIT F), and that he will provide that testimony to the committee.

035

Vice Chair Dingfelder

Asks Ms. Frankel to address whether her concerns were addressed with the work group.

040

Liz Frenkel

League of Woman Voters. Explains her participation with the work group.

060

Jean Wilkinson

Oregon Farm Bureau. Offers testimony regarding the proposed -9 amendments to HB 3519.

070

Katie Fast

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Offers testimony regarding the proposed -9 amendments to HB 3519.

075

Mel Stewart

Salem, Oregon. Offers written testimony (EXHIBIT G) indicating the work group addressed all his concerns.

085

Marc Lucca

Representative Anderson’s Office. Offers testimony regarding the efforts of the work group.

100

Chair Jenson

Asks whether anyone else in the audience has concerns with the issues being discussed.

110

Rep. Dingfelder

Clarifies that the written testimony from Ms. Frenkel deals with the -9 amendments from before the work group met the day before.

115

Chair Jenson

Clarifies that the Committee should expect Ms. Frenkel’s comments on the amendments to the -9 amendments. Points out the need for the work group to reconvene to address these changes to the -9 amendments.

125

Scoles

Acknowledges.

135

Chair Jenson

Welcomes a group of school children to the hearing, and offers a brief description of the issue currently before the committee. Asks Mr. Scoles about the statues of the issue.

155

Scoles

Discusses what needs to be completed.

160

Lilly

Concurs with Mr. Scoles, and further discusses the issues which have yet to be addressed.

170

Scoles

Points out that one of Mr. Lilly’s concerns was addressed during the work groups session the night before.

175

Lilly

Highlights this as one of the reasons for the issues to be revisited.

180

Rep. Kruse

Expresses his concerns with the proposed amendments coming at the last minute.

200

Chair Jenson

Recognizes Rep. Kruse’s concerns, but expresses his wish to allow those involved to fully discuss the issue. Explains that he would like the issue to be readdressed in the next committee meeting where the committee could bring back the issue as an LC draft.

275

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 3519 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

280

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

REP. ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on HB 3519, and adjourns the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2473, fiscal impact statement, Staff, 1 p.

B – HB 3006, fiscal impact statement, Staff, 1 p.

C – SB 748, The Effects of Fluorocarbon and Lead, Sen. Atkinson, 6 pp.

D – SB 748, written testimony, Kay Brown, 2 pp.

E – HB 3519-9, conceptual amendments, Phil Scholls, 16 pp.

F – HB 3519-9, submitted testimony from Liz Frenkel, Staff, 2 pp.

G – HB 3519-9, written testimony, Mel Stewart, 1 p.