SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

July 25, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room 343

9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                              Tape 194

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. John Minnis, Chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-Chair

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Charles Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ted Ferrioli

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Craig Prins, Counsel

Jane Bodenweiser, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 3544A 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 194, A

003

Chair Minnis

Calls the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m. and opens a work session on HB 3544A.

HB 3544A WORK SESSION

006

Craig Prins

Committee Counsel. Introduces HB 3544A that modifies limitations on penalty wages for failure to pay wages on termination, and the A2, A3, A6, A8, and A9 amendments (EXHIBITS A-E).

033

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association.  Clarifies the A6 amendments are SB 332.

044

Sen. Ringo

Asks for clarification in the bill of the $1 garnishment per week of wages.

047

Perry

Explains that it reads exactly as the original SB 332.

060

Vice Chair Burdick

Asks why SB 332 was held up in the House.

062

Perry

Says it is currently in the House Rules committee and does not know why it is being held up.

077

Prins

Reviews the A8 amendments sponsored by Sen. Burdick.

087

Vice Chair Burdick

Further explains the A8 amendments.

094

Prins

Reviews the A9 amendments.

104

Doug McKean

Legislative Counsel.  Explains that the A9 amendments are a statutory change.

166

Sen. Ringo

Asks how one proves willfulness.

170

McKean

Gives an example of what would be considered willful.

221

Chair Minnis

Provides his understanding of the purpose of the amendment.

238

Vice Chair Burdick

Asks if this applies to salespeople only.

244

McKean

Says sub-sections 3 and 5 deal with other employees as well.

291

Sen. Ringo

Asks for time to discover why SB 332 is not moving in the House.

303

Chair Minnis

Closes the work session on HB 3544A and adjourns the meeting at 9:34 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3544A, -A2 amendments submitted by staff, 1 p

B – HB 3544A, -A3 amendments submitted by staff, 1 p

C – HB 3544A, -A6 amendments submitted by staff, 15 pp

D – HB 3544A, -A8 amendments submitted by staff, 2 pp

E – HB 3544A, -A9 amendments submitted by staff, 1 p