SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 3, 2003                                                                                                     Hearing Room B

3:00 PM                                                                                                                              Tapes 7-8

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Tony Corcoran, Chair

Sen. John Minnis, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Celia Núñez-Flores, Committee Administrator

Heather Gravelle, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 258 – Public Hearing

SB 321 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 96 – Public Hearing

SB 50 – Public Hearing

SB 134A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 135A – Public Hearing and 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 7, A

005

Chair Corcoran

Calls the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Opens Public Hearing on SB 258.

SB 258 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Celia Núñez-Flores

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 258.

020

Rep. Tim Knopp

District 54. Testifies in support of SB 258. Comments SB 258 will require amendments.

030

Chair Corcoran

Inquires on the status of the amendments.

035

Rep. Knopp

Responds he and Sen. Ferroli will be working on creating amendments to SB 258.

040

Sen. Walker

Requests a definition of an inactive member.

045

Rep. Knopp

Responds an inactive member is an individual who has left the system and is not currently employed.

050

Sen. Ferrioli

District 30. Testifies in support of SB 258.

065

David Bailey

PERS Deputy Director. Testifies as neutral on SB 258. Comments after the amendments are complete, a fiscal impact will be submitted.

075

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 258. Opens public hearing on SB 321.

SB 321 – PUBLIC HEARING

085

Celia Núñez-Flores

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 321.

095

Sen. Ken Messerle

District 5. Testifies in support of SB 321.

105

Lee Beyer

Oregon Public Utilities Commissioner. Testifies in support of SB 321.

115

Gary Bauer

NW Natural. Testifies in support of SB 321.

120

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 321. Opens work session on SB 321.

SB 321 – WORK SESSION

130

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves SB 321 to floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

135

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.

145

Chair Corcoran

Closes work session on SB 321. Opens public hearing on SB 96.

SB 96 – PUBLIC HEARING

200

Celia Núñez Flores

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 96.

210

Sen. Beyer

District 9. Testifies SB 96 is not ready to be moved forward.

215

Debbie Miley

National Wildfire Suppression Association. Testifies against SB 96.

340

Paul Washburn

President, Washburn Contractors. Testifies against SB 96.

360

Sen. Minnis

Comments that inmate labor is a constitutionally mandated duty, which supercedes a statutory law.

370

Miley

Expresses no opposition to the Department of Corrections utilizing inmate crews in the case of emergencies.

TAPE 8, A

005

Diane Lancaster

Department of Administrative Services. Testifies against SB 96. Comments SB 96 is written too broadly.

010

John Oshel

Association of Oregon Counties. Testifies against SB 96. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

025

Oshel

States SB 96 has unintended consequences; needs amendments.

035

Doug Tindall

Oregon Department of Transportation. Testifies against SB 96. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

110

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 96. Opens public hearing on SB 50.

SB 50 – PUBLIC HEARING

115

Celia Núñez Flores

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 50.

120

Paul Snider

Association of Oregon Counties. Testifies in support of SB 50. Provides letter from Jan Clements, Lane County Sheriff, for the record (EXHIBIT C).

170

Steve Liday

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. Testifies for information purposes only. Provides letter from Donald C. Arnold, from the Department of Justice, for the record. (EXHIBIT D).

215

Liday

Provides history of SB 50.

300

Chair Corcoran

Asks about the fiscal impact.

305

Snider

Responds.

315

Sen. Minnis

Inquires what the counties costs are, compared to incarceration.

375

Snider

Answers.

420

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 50. Opens public hearing on SB 134.

TAPE 7, B

SB 134 A – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Tom Wrosch

Corporation Division. Explains the amendments made to SB 134 clarifies the increase of fees would assist in paying for education materials.

060

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 134. Opens work session on SB 134.

SB 134 A –WORK SESSION

070

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves SB 134 as amended to floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

080

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

095

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on SB 134. Opens work session on SB 135.

SB 135 A – WORK SESSION

100

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves SB 135 as amended to floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

110

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORSE will lead discussion on the floor.

120

Chair Corcoran

Closes work session on SB 135. Adjourns meeting at 4:15 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 96, written testimony, John Oshel, 2 pp

B – SB 96, written testimony, Doug Tindall, 1 p

C – SB 50, written testimony, Jan Clements, 1 p

D – SB 50, written testimony, Donald Arnold, 1 p