SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

August 26, 2003                                                                                                  Hearing Room 343

10:45 a.m.                                                                                                                           Tape  205

 

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, Counsel

Ann Martin, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 719 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 205, A

003

Chair Minnis

Calls the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. Opens a work session on SB 719.

SB 719 WORK SESSION

005

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Commission Association. Testifies in support of SB 719 which creates civil cause of action by holder of license issued by Oregon Liquor Control Commission against employee, former employee or customer of licensee who violates liquor law or rules, hereby causing damages to licensee. Discusses -4 amendments and submits testimony of Karen Gregory (EXHIBITS A & B).

027

Sen. Walker

Says she is willing to go along with this, but disagrees with the fees.

034

Perry

Explains why there is a change in fees.

061

Sen. Walker

Asks if this amendment is because of budget cutbacks.

063

Perry

Answers, yes, they are trying to reinstate a position.

068

Chair Minnis

Says what he understands is they are replacing timelines in the statute.

072

Perry

Explains that there is a $400.00 fee for license renewals.

074

Chair Minnis

Asks him to address Section 4, subsection 1, on page 9, lines 21 and 22.

084

Perry

Says that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) wanted a date certain.

089

Craig Prins

Committee Counsel. Asks for clarification. Wonders about sunset January 2, 2006 and if that is what was intended.

095

Perry

Answers, yes, they want to re-evaluate after the end of next session.

102

Mary Botkin

American Federation of State, County, and Muncipal Employees, (AFSCME), Council 75. Testifies in support of SB 719. Says it is a great bill and should move to the floor.

116

Vice Chair Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 719-4 amendments dated 08/26/03.

120

Sen. Walker

Says she feels uncomfortable about raising the fees.

130

 

VOTE:  6-0

131

Vice Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

132

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 719 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

135

Chair Minnis

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

136

Chair Minnis

Closes the work session on SB 719 and adjourns the meeting at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 719, -4 amendments, dated 8/26/03, submitted by staff, 9 pgs.

B – SB 719, written testimony of Karen Gregory, OLCC, submitted by Bill Perry, 1 pg.