SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

February 06, 2003                                                                                               Hearing Room 343

3:00 pm                                                                                                                             Tapes 4 - 5

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Co-chair, Presiding

Sen. Bev Clarno, Co-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 137 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 141 – 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 4, A

005

Co-chair Brown

Opens committee meeting at 3:11 p.m.  Opens public hearing on
SB 137.

SB 137 - PUBLIC HEARING

021

Fred Neal

Secretary of State, Elections Division, Voter’s Pamphlet Supervisor.  Presents overview of  SB 137, which modifies candidate portrait requirements for state voter’s pamphlet.  Testifies on candidate measure argument filing and submits written summaries (EXHIBIT A, B).

038

Co-chair Brown

Comments on using a four-year-old photograph.

040

Neal

Clarifies.

044

Co-chair Brown

Asks for explanation on attire for photographs.

051

Neal

Comments on photograph limits.

060

Sen. Corcoran

Asks for clarification on signature requirement.

071

Neal

Explains candidate’s endorsement signature.

109

Sen. Beyer

Comments on choices of photographs.

112

Co-chair Brown

Notes any photograph may be used.

130

Sen. Burdick

Asks for clarification on changes to the law.

131

Neal

Clarifies who can and cannot endorse.

161

Sen. Burdick

Asks if newspaper article quotes are allowed.

173

Neal

Clarifies what quotes may be used.

181

Sen. Burdick

Asks how errors are corrected.

189

Neal

Responds and discusses corrections to errors in endorsement statements.

225

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Comments on endorsement.

232

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 137.  Opens public hearing on SB 141.

SB 141 - PUBLIC HEARING

240

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 141, which prohibits use of undue influence with intent to induce person to sign or refrain from signing initiative, referendum or recall petition.

243

John Lindback

Secretary of State, Elections Division. Describes changing the wording to give limits and submits sample voter’s pamphlet statement form (EXHIBIT C).

380

Co-chair Brown

Asks whether limits apply to fundraisers.

381

Fred Neal

Secretary of State, Elections Division, Voter’s Pamphlet Supervisor.  Explains applications.

390

Co-chair Brown

Asks about clarification on advertising an event.

398

Neal

Advises to only serve coffee and cookies.

TAPE 5, A

(Note:  Most of tape 5, A is a duplicate of tape 4, A.  New material begins at #350, approximately 24 minutes from the tape beginning.)

350

Sen. Burdick

Asks how the costs of a fundraiser are paid.

360

Neal

Explains value to individuals attending.

TAPE 4, B

033

Sen. Burdick

Asks for clarification on giving money away.

055

Neal

Explains restrictions on publicizing an event.

059

Co-chair Brown

Asks for further limits on advertising.

069

Neal

Comments on candy thrown at a parade.

093

Sen. Clarno

Indicates it has never been an issue.

120

Co-chair Brown

Asks if this is a technical fix from Legislative Counsel.

121

Neal

Responds affirmatively.

130

Stembridge

Offers to research and clarify this information.

142

Joe Keizur

Democratic Party Political Director.  Testifies in support of SB 141.  Comments on his concerns.

170

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 141.   Adjourns committee meeting at 3:49 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 137, written summary, Fred Neal, 1 p

B – SB 141, written summary, Fred Neal, 1 p

C – SB 141, Statement of Endorsement for State Voter’s Pamphlet, John Lindback, 1 p