SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

January 21, 2003                                                                                                 Hearing Room 343

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                         Tapes 1 – 2

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bev Clarno, Co-chair, Presiding

Sen. Kate Brown, Co-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: Organizational Meeting

Adopt Committee Rules

Executive Appointments – Public Hearing and Work Session

            Economic and Community Development Department

            Department of Consumer and Business Services

            Department of Human Services

            Department of Administrative Services

 

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 1, A

005

Co-chair Clarno

Calls meeting to order 3:04 p.m.  Opens organizational meeting.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Adopt Committee Rules

006

Co-chair Clarno

Explains co-chairing.

007

Sen. Brown

Welcomes committee members and each introduces themselves.

058

Co-chair Clarno

Defers to Jim Stembridge.

059

Jim Strembridge

Committee Administrator.  Introduces the committee rules (EXHIBIT A).

076

Sen. Beyer

Points out rule #9 and suggests adopting it even though it will not be used.

082

Jim Stembridge

Describes rule #9.

083

Sen. Beyer

Continues to describe rule #9.


 

084

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT the proposed Committee Rules dated 01/21/03.

086

 

VOTE:  6-0                            

 

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

092

Co-chair Clarno

Closes organizational meeting and opens public hearing on the appointment of Martin Brantley to the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – MARTIN BRANTLEY (EXHIBIT B)

110

Martin Brantley

Discusses his background and qualifications for the appointment.

126

Sen. Corcoran

Asks if he has read Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements of appointment.

131

Brantley

Responds he has read and supports them.

140

Sen. Brown

Asks about his role in this position.

144

Brantley

Answers.

166

Sen. Burdick

Asks what changes he would make under his leadership.

169

Brantley

Describes the department structure and relationship with the committee and Governor’s Office.

201

Sen. Beyer

Asks for an outline of where he will take the Department.

203

Brantley

Answers the need to identify where the problems are.

228

Sen. Atkinson

Refers to earlier discussion.

235

Brantley

Discusses international trade.

253

Co-chair Clarno

Comments regarding last session of the Ways and Means Committee.

260

Brantley

Responds he has observed issues from last session.

272

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing and opens a work session.

WORK SESSION

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – MARTIN BRANTLEY (EXHIBIT B)

273

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Martin Brantley to the Director to the Economic and Community Development Department to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

280

 

VOTE:  6-0

 

Sen. Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SENATOR CLARNO will lead discussion on the floor.

284

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on the appointment of Cory Streisinger to the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

PUBLIC HEARING

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES – CORY STREISINGER (EXHIBIT C)

290

Cory Streisinger

Discusses her qualifications and background for the appointment.

325

Sen. Burdick

Asks what role she wants to have in regulatory streamlining.

328

Streisinger

Explains.

347

Sen. Brown

Asks how she would increase the work force.

353

Streisinger

Comments on work force diversity.

390

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing and opens work session.

WORK SESSION

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES – CORY STREISINGER (EXHIBIT C)

396

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Cory Streisinger to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

400

 

VOTE:  6-0

 

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SENATOR CLARNO will lead discussion on the floor.

402

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session and opens public hearing on the appointment of Jean Thorne to the Department of Human Services.

PUBLIC HEARING

HUMAN SERVICES – JEAN THORNE (EXHIBIT D)

415

Jean Thorne

Discusses her qualifications and background to the appointment.

TAPE 2, A

001

Thorne

Continues.

030

Sen. Corcoran

Comments on his concern over the reorganization of her agency.

054

Thorne

Responds.

115

Sen. Atkinson

Relates concerns of constituent calls dealing with the Department of Human Services.

166

Sen. Brown

Discusses the overload of cases in the Child Protection Agency.

179

Sen. Brown

Asks about her role to hiring a diverse workforce.

181

Thorne

Explains changes with this agency.

217

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing and opens work session.

WORK SESSION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES – JEAN THORNE (EXHIBIT D)

218

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Jean Thorne to the Director of the Department of Human Services to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

220

Co-chair Clarno

VOTE:  5-1

AYE:               5 - Beyer, Burdick, Corcoran, Brown, Clarno

NAY:               1 - Atkinson

 

Co-chair Clarno

The motion CARRIES.

SENATOR CLARNO will lead discussion on the floor.

223

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on the appointment of Gary Weeks to the Department of Administrative Services.

PUBLIC HEARING

DEPARTMENT OF  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES – GARY WEEKS (EXHIBIT E)

233

Gary Weeks

Discusses his qualifications and background to the appointment.

319

Sen. Atkinson

Asks how accessible he would be.

320

Weeks

Assures his accessibility.

322

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing and opens work session.

WORK SESSION

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES – GARY WEEKS (EXHIBIT E)

325

 

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves  APPOINTMENT of Gary Weeks to the Director of the Department of Administrative Services to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

326

 

VOTE:  6-0

 

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SENATOR CLARNO will lead discussion on the floor.

327

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session.  Adjourns committee meeting at 3:54 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Rules, Proposed Committee Rules, staff, 2 pp

B – Department of Economic and Community Development, Governor’s office and staff,

         3 pp

C – Department of Consumer and Business Services, Governor’s office and staff, 3 pp

D – Department of Human Services, Governor’s office and staff, 2 pp

E – Department of Administrative Services, Governor’s office and staff, 3 pp