SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

March 03, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

3:00 PM                                                                                                                          Tapes 17-18

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Tony Corcoran, Chair

Sen. John Minnis, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Ellsworth, Committee Administrator

Heather Gravelle, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: SB   543 – Public Hearing

                                                SB   548 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2192 –Work Session

                                                SB   478 – 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 17, A

005

Chair Corcoran

Calls the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Opens Public hearing on SB 543.

SB 543 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 543.

010

Sen. Bill Morrisette

District 6. Testifies in support of SB 543. Explains position. Mentions policy in constructing the bill.

035

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 543. Opens public hearing on SB 548.

SB 548 – PUBLIC HEARING

045

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 548.

050

Sen. Ryan Deckert

District 14. Testifies in support of SB 548. Explains history of bill.

080

Chair Corcoran

Inquires who the gas facilities would be sold to.

085

Sen. Deckert

Provides assumption of who may purchase the gasoline storage tanks.

095

Cliff Olson

Oregon Petroleum Marketers Association. Testifies in support of SB 548.

100

Michael Carrier

Director, Parks and Recreation Department. Provides written testimony for the record in opposition of SB 548 (EXHIBIT A).

105

Chair Corcoran

Clarifies with Sen. Deckert that a work session will take place before proceeding forward with SB 548.

125

Chair Corcoran

Asks what the incentive would be for industry to purchase the sites.

130

Olson

Comments that they wouldn’t be sold. They most likely will be decommissioned.

150

Dugan Petty

Deputy Administrator, Department of Administrative Services. Testifies in support of SB 548. Comments on the benefits and history of the bill.

195

Petty

Adds this is the first draft, and he is open to making necessary changes.

200

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 548. Re-opens public hearing on SB 543.

SB 543 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Lee Hazelwood

Advocate for Seniors. Testifies in support of SB 543. Explains position and provides background.

220

Sen. Minnis

Asks for clarification on the verbiage on line 22. Comments the term “harm” has implications. States words like “adversely affected” may be more appropriate.

240

Chair Corcoran

Agrees, and adds a fiscal analysis needs to be obtained before proceeding.

255

Bob Castagna

Oregon Catholic Conference. Testifies in support of SB 543. Explains position and provides history.

270

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 543. Opens work session on HB 2192.

HB 2192 – WORK SESSION

290

Mark Ellsworth

Explains the amendments to HB 2192.

300

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering the vote on HB 2192.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

315

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

325

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which “conceptually amend HB 2192 to substitute the word service as it relates to community service corps, to stewardship. Page 1, line 31. Page 2, lines 1, 6, 11, and 18.”

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

335

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

340

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2192 to floor with a DO PASS as amended recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

340

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

345

Chair Corcoran

Closes work session on HB 2192. Opens public hearing on SB 478.

SB 478 – PUBLIC HEARING

355

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides overview of SB 478.

405

Mike Grainey

Director of the Oregon Office of Energy. Testifies in support of SB 478. Explains the intent of SB 478 and provides a brief history.

TAPE 18, A

005

Grainey

States the benefits of passing SB 478. Adds there is no fiscal impact.

010

Chair Corcoran

Closes public hearing on SB 478. Opens work session on SB 478.

SB 478 – WORK SESSION

015

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves SB 478 to floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

025

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

045

Chair Corcoran

Closes work session on SB 478. Adjourns meeting at 4:35 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 548, written testimony, Michael Carrier, 1 p