SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

April 28, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                        Tapes 48-49

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Tony Corcoran, Chair

Sen. John Minnis, Vice-Chair

Sen. Brice Starr

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. Vicki Walker

           

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Ellsworth, Committee Administrator

Heather Gravelle, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 2491– Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3068A – Public Hearing

                                                SB 7 – Work Session

                                                HB 2190 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3050 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2191 A – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2407 B – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2417 B – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2773 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3162 – 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 48, A

 

005

Chair Corcoran

Calls the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. Opens a public hearing on HB 2491.

 

HB 2491 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

010

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2491.

 

015

Rep. Betsy Johnson

District 31. Testifies in support of HB 2491. Informs the committee on the economic development that ports play in Oregon. States HB 2491 will require financial disclosures. Adds there has been no opposition, and the port of Portland is in support as well.

 

031

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 2491. Opens a public hearing on HB 3068 A.

 

HB 3068 A – PUBLIC HEARING

 

032

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 3068.

 

035

Mary Botkin

AFSME. Testifies in support of HB 3068. States the Department of Justice has several concerns wearing badges. Describes the fears include someone duplicating their ID badges and retrieving personal information. Adds the bill has no opposition.

 

035

Sen. Starr

Asks for an example of past incidents of ID badge theft.

 

064

Botkin

Explains HB 3068 is a precautionary method.

 

070

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 3068 and opens a work session on HB 2491.

 

HB 2491 – WORK SESSION

 

075

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2491 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED 1 Sen. Walker

 

077

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

 

080

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 2491. Opens a work session on SB 7.

 

SB 7 – WORK SESSION

 

101

Sen. Minnis

Asks for clarification on who would be indemnifying individuals who will work at the fairgrounds.

 

132

Chuck Taylor

Legislative Counsel. Offers information as to the responsibilities of work completed at the fairgrounds.

 

145

Chair Corcoran

Asks for an example and provides a scenario in regards to responsibility.

 

149

Taylor

Answers it would depend on how it was set up. Adds it is not an agency relationship, but an independent relationship.

 

181

Chair Corcoran

Offers an example and asks if it meets the agency criteria.

 

187

Taylor

Notes the need to have the right to oversee the work and approve or disapprove the final product.

 

190

Sen. Minnis

Suggests extending the states tort claim limit to volunteers and non-profit agencies.

 

200

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves adoption of the -2 amendments to SB 7.

 

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED: 1 – Sen. Walker

 

205

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

210

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves SB 7 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED: 1 – Sen. Walker

 

222

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

 

225

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on SB 7. Opens a public hearing on HB 2190.

 

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for SB 7.

                       Katie Cannon               Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

 

HB 2190 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

223

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2190.

 

241

Tamara Brickman

Legislative Coordinator. Employment Department. Testifies in support of HB 2190. Provides written testimony (EXHBIT B). Explains the bill will give the Director of the Employment Department rulemaking authority for the childcare division.

 

250

Chair Corcoran

Asks if there is any opposition to HB 2190.

 

254

Brickman

Responds there is no opposition.

 

265

Sen. Minnis

Asks if rules been drafted with Legislative Counsel.

 

270

Brickman

States Legislative Counsel’s opinion is to designate the head of the department as lead on the issue.

 

274

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 2190. Opens a work session on HB 2190.

 

HB 2190 – WORK SESSION

 

300

Sen. Minnis

MOTION: Moves HB 2190 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

 

VOTE: 3-0

EXCUSED: 1 – Sen. Walker

 

325

Chair Corcoran

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.

 

345

Chair Corcoran

Closes the work session on HB 2190. Opens a public hearing on HB 3050.

 

HB 3050 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

355

Mark Ellsworth

Committee Administrator. Provides a summary of HB 3050.

 

412

Linda Burglehaus

Director, Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission Board. Testiifes in support of HB 3050. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

 

TAPE 49, A

 

005

Sen. Minnis

Seeks clarification on specific language relating to salary levels.

 

010

Burglehaus

Explains the change is in the formatting.

 

043

Sen. Minnis

States it seems to relate to personal contracting.

 

045

Burglehaus

Notes if it was a personal service contract the figure would be noted under materials and services.

 

064

Sen. Minnis

Identifies the language reads: “Estimates of expenditures for personal services other than services of persons who receive an hourly wage.”

 

067

Burglehaus

States that is a classification range.

 

068

Sen. Minnis

Wonders if local government may be using a number of personal service contracts of individuals that are not employees.

 

070

Burglehaus

Explains any contracts would be reported under materials and services, not under personal services.

 

090

Sen. Starr

Notes he also needs clarification on what is trying to be accomplished.

 

096

Burglehaus

States it will save money, but it will change the formatting of the publication.

 

138

Sen. Minnis

Requests that HB 3050 to be held for further clarification.

 

143

Chair Corcoran

Notes those who review budgets would like to see classifications listed.

 

145

Chair Corcoran

Asks Burglehaus to work with Legislative Counsel on amending HB 3050 to include a line item for purchases.

 

155

Burglehaus

Agrees.

 

165

Chair Corcoran

Closes the public hearing on HB 3050. Opens a public hearing on: HB 2191 A, HB 2407 B, HB 2417 A, HB 2773, HB 3162. Closes the public hearing on HB 2191 A, HB 2407 B, HB 2417 A, HB 2773, HB 3162. Adjourns the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

 

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for HB 2417.

                   Rep. Betsy Close             Submits written testimony (EXHIIBT D).

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A –  SB 7, written testimony for the record, Katie Cannon, 2 pp

B – HB 2190, written testimony, Tamara Brickman, 1 p

C – HB 3050, written testimony, Linda Burglehaus, 2 pp

D – HB 2417, written testimony for the record, Rep. Betsy Close, 1 p