SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

April 21, 2003                                                                                                  Hearing Room HR B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                               Tape 45

 

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: HB 2401 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3581 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2818 – Work Session

                                                HB 2227 A – 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 45, A

005

Chair Corcoran

Calls the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Opens a public hearing on HB 2401.

HB 2401 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Steve Delaney

PERS. Legislative Liaison. Explains the intent of HB 2401. States it will allow PERS to recoup administrative costs for special requests made by members. PERS Board began looking at the issue by requests of Ways and Means from last session.

022

Chair Corcoran

Asks if there is there any opposition.

024

Delaney

States no opposition.

025

Sen. Minnis

Inquires how the people affected will be identified.

030

Delaney

Responds they don’t have a plan currently. Explains they were seeking approval first. States what they have been doing up to this point. Adds the plan is to located the people and pay them out.

035

Sen. Minnis

Suggests search firms who will locate the people. Adds there is a charge involved.

045

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 2401. Opens a public hearing on HB 3581.

HB 3581 – PUBLIC HEARING

055

Rep. Derrick Kitts

District 30. Testifies in support of HB 3581. States pro-wrestling should not be regulated; it is for entertainment purposes only.

075

Stan Pulliam

Testifies in support of HB 3581. Provides written testimony on behalf of Rep. Tootie Smith, and J.E. Isaac. (EXHIBIT A, B) Explains the intent of HB 3581. States it deregulates entertainment wrestling, and puts the industry in line with 49 other states. Adds this change will bring jobs to Portland and money to the State of Oregon.

110

Chair Corcoran

Agrees pro-wrestling is entertainment, not a sport.

115

Sen. Margaret Carter

District 22. Testifies in support of HB 3581. Explains HB 3581 will bring money into the State of Oregon. Expresses at least 15 million dollars annually.

125

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 3581. Opens a work session on HB 3581.

HB 3581 – WORK SESSION

130

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 3581 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

135

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

145

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 3581. Opens a work session on HB 2401.

HB 2401 – WORK SESSION

165

Steve Delaney

PERS. Legislative Liaison. Explains again for the record the intent of HB 2401.

175

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2401 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

185

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.

195

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 2401. Opens a work session on HB 2818.

HB 2818 – WORK SESSION

200

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Explains the intent of the -1 amendment.

205

Burton Weast

Special Districts Association of Oregon. Explains the intent of HB 2818. States it will make the law consistent with regards to annexing. Provides overview of the -1 amendment. Explains it was 10%, and has been re-drafted to reflect 20%.

215

Chair Corcoran

Notes the -1 amendment states line 15, not line 13.

218

Weast

Agrees the amendment was drafted incorrectly. Adds line 13 should have been amended, not line 15.

220

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of a conceptually amendment to HB 2818.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

230

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

245

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to conceptually amend HB 2818 line 13, page 1, to delete the number 10 and insert the number 20.

265

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2818 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

270

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

275

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 2818. Opens a work session on HB 2227 A.

HB 2227 A – WORK SESSION

300

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering HB 2227 A and the –A2 amendments.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

305

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

310

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves adoption of the –A2 amendments to HB 2227 A.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

315

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

315

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2227 A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE: 4-0

320

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

325

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 2227 A. Adjourns the meeting at 3:25 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A –HB 3581, written testimony, Rep. Tootie Smith, 1 p

B – HB 3581, written testimony, J.E. Isaac, 1 p