SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

June 6, 2003                                                                                                        Hearing Room 343

8:00 A.M.                                                                                                                Tapes  154 - 155

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. John Minnis, Chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Charles Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Craig Prins, Committee Counsel

                                                Bill Joseph, Committee Counsel

                                                Bill Taylor, Committee Counsel

Nancy Massee, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 2221A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2733A Work Session

                                                HB 2736 Work Session

                                                HB 2581A Work Session

                                                HB 2066A Work Session

                                                HB 2682A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3389A 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 154, A

 

 

 

 

 

004

Chair Minnis

Opens meeting at 8:15 am.  Opens public hearing on HB 2221A.

 

 

 

 

HB 2221A PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

 

 

006

Teresa Douglas

Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII.  Testifies in support of HB 2221A and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

 

 

018

Craig Prins

Committee Counsel.  Explains HB 2221A which increases fees for screening interviews of persons convicted of driving while under influence of intoxicants and diagnostic assessments of persons entering diversion agreements. Explains the -A4 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

 

 

 

 

035

Sen. Walker

Asks why this bill is needed.

 

 

 

 

037

Chair Minnis

Responds that judges should not serve if they have been convicted of DUII three times.

 

 

 

 

040

Bradd Swank

State Court Administrator’s Office.  Discusses violations of judicial ethics and the code of judicial conduct. Discusses DUII convictions of judges.

 

 

 

 

050

Prins

Relates requirements for elected judges. Relates that the Legislature does not discipline judges, the Judicial Branch does that.

 

 

 

 

080

Sen. Ringo

Explains his concerns on this bill which involves possible DUII charges in youthful years that might preclude a judgeship.

 

 

 

 

082

Chair Minnis

Explains exclusions on becoming police officers for those who have broken the law in their youth.

 

 

 

 

095

Sen. Walker

Asks if diversion in DUII results in non-conviction.

 

 

 

 

100

Prins

Explains how diversions affect DUII convictions.

 

 

 

 

105

Sen. Walker

Asks if this is a problem among judges.

 

 

 

 

109

Chair Minnis

Remarks that it is not good public policy to have judges who have been convicted of DUII.

 

 

 

 

115

Chair Minnis

Closes public hearing on HB 2221A. Opens work session on HB 2221A.

 

 

 

 

HB 2221A WORK SESSION

 

180

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2221A-4 amendments dated 5/15/03.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

 

183

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

184

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 2221A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

185

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

187

Chair Minnis

Closes work session on HB 2221A. Opens work session on HB 2733A.

 

 

 

 

HB 2733A WORK SESSION

 

189

Bill Taylor

Committee Counsel. Explains HB 2733 which reorganizes provisions relating to venue in violation cases.

 

 

 

 

200

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 2733A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

201

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

202

Chair Minnis

Closes work session on HB 2733A. Opens work session on HB 2736.

 

 

 

 

HB 2736 WORK SESSION

 

203

Bill Taylor

Committee Counsel.  Explains HB 2736 which creates crime of interfering with firefighter or emergency medical technician.

 

 

 

 

205

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 2736 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

206

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

208

Chair Minnis

Closes work session on HB 2736. Opens work session on HB 2581A.

 

 

 

 


 

HB 2581A WORK SESSION

 

212

Bill Joseph

Committee Counsel.  Explains HB 2581 which allows governing body to commence proceeding in circuit court to determine regularity and legality of certain actions of governing body.  Explains the –A5 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

 

 

 

 

240

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on municipalities conferring with other government entities before taking action.  

 

 

 

 

255

Rep. Bob Ackerman

House District 13.  Testifies in support of HB 2581 with the –A5 amendments and gives reasons why HB 2581 is needed.

 

 

 

 

402

Sen. Walker

Gives reasons why she is voting “no” on this bill. Says the cities need to make their own analyses.

 

 

 

 

TAPE 155, A

 

010

Sen. Ringo

Discusses the need for people to be able to challenge the cities, but there also has to be finality and decision making.

 

 

 

 

030

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2581A-5 amendments dated 5/30/03.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

 

031

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

035

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2581A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  4-1-1

AYE:               4 - Ferrioli, Ringo, Starr C., Minnis

NAY:               1 - Walker

EXCUSED:     1 – Burdick

 

 

 

 

040

Chair Minnis

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

041

Chair Minnis

Closes work session on HB 2581A.  Opens work session on HB 2066A.

 

 

 

 

HB 2066A WORK SESSION

 

043

Bill Joseph

Committee Counsel. Explains HB 2066A which makes miscellaneous changes to laws governing courts. Explains the –A18 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

 

 

 

 

041

Bradd Swank

Special Counsel, Oregon Judicial Department. Testifies in support of HB 2066A.  Explains the –A18 amendments.

 

 

 

 

050

Sen. Walker

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2066A-18 amendments dated 5/20/03.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

052

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

053

Sen. Walker

MOTION:  Moves HB 2066A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

055

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

056

Chair Minnis

Closes work session on HB 2066A.  Opens public hearing on HB 2682A.

 

 

 

 

HB 2682A PUBLIC HEARING

 

082

John McCulley

Oregon Association of Mortgage Brokers. Testifies in support of HB 2681A and submits testimony (EXHIBIT F). Explains HB 2682A which requires criminal background check of loan originators.

 

 

 

 

128

Chair Minnis

Closes the public hearing on HB 2682A and opens a work session.

 

 

 

 

HB 2682A WORK SESSION

130

Sen. Walker

MOTION:  Moves HB 2682A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

132

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

 

133

Chair Minnis

Recesses the meeting at 9:05 a.m.  Reconvenes meeting and opens work session on HB 3389A.

 

 

 

 

HB 3389A WORK SESSION

 

132

Bill Taylor

Committee Counsel. Gives background on HB 3389A which provides additional means of establishing identity of controlled substance in prosecutions involving controlled substances. Explains the –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

 

 

 

 

140

Ingrid Swenson

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA). Testifies in support of HB 3389A.

 

 

 

 

150

Sen. Walker

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3389A-3 amendments dated 6/5/03.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Burdick

 

 

 

151

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

153

Sen. Walker

MOTION:  Moves HB 3389A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Burdick

 

 

 

155

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

 

 

 

157

Chair Minnis

Closes the work session on HB 3389A and adjourns meeting at 9:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITS:

 

A – HB 2221A, written testimony, Teresa Douglas, 2 pp

B – HB 2221A-4 amendments, staff, 3 pp

C– HB 2221A, written testimony submitted for Multnomah County by staff, 1 p

D - HB 2581A-5 amendments, staff, 1 p

E – HB 2066A-18 amendments, staff, 2 pp

F – HB 2682A, written testimony, John McCulley, 8 pp

G - HB 3389A-3 amendments, staff, 1 p