SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

February 20, 2003                                                                                               Hearing Room 343

3:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 11 - 12

 

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

Sen. Bev Clarno, Co-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

                                                Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Introduction of Committee Measures – Work Session

Executive Appointment – Public Hearing and Work Session

            Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission

SJR 5 – Public Hearing

SB 318 – Public Hearing

SB 319 – 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 11, A

005

Co-chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m.  Opens a work session for the purpose of introduction of committee measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES - WORK SESSION

010

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.   Summarizes legislative concept (LC) 1673.

013

Sen. Clarno

MOTION:  Moves LC 1673 BE INTRODUCED as a committee measure.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Burdick, Sen. Atkinson

 

Co-chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

020

Sen. Clarno

Notes LC 2202 and LC 2007 are submitted by Sen. Winters.

021

Sen. Clarno

MOTION:  Moves LC:  2007 and LC 2202 BE INTRODUCED as committee measures.

022

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Burdick

 

Sen. Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

032

Co-chair Brown

Closes work session on committee measures and opens a public hearing on the appointment of Jack Isselmann to the Oregon Economic & Community Development Commission.

PUBLIC HEARING – OREGON ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION – JACK ISSELMANN (EXHIBIT A)

061

Jack Isselmann

Discusses his background and qualifications for the appointment.

131

Sen. Corcoran

Comments on a discussion with Jack Isselmann and Sen. Gordly.

148

Isselmann

Comments on the importance for the commission to follow through with what it has already promised.

177

Sen. Clarno

Explains that she has worked on this issue to make the department work better so he may be successful.

190

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on the appointment of Jack Isselmann to the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission.

WORK SESSION – OREGON ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION – JACK ISSELMANN (EXHIBIT A)

195

Sen. Clarno

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Jack Isselmann to the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

200

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Burdick, Sen. Atkinson

 

Co-chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

215

Co-chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SJR 5.

SJR 5 - PUBLIC HEARING

217

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SJR 5, which proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to limit reasons that public officer may be recalled.

230

Sen. Ferrioli

District 30.  Testifies in support of SJR 5.

377

Sen. Clarno

Comments on recalls in her district.

387

Sen. Corcoran

Notes on a recall of the closing of Lincoln County School.

390

Sen. Ferrioli

Answers to recalls and those losing elections.

412

Co-chair Brown

Asks for a comment on his statutory reference for malfeasance.

414

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on violations.

TAPE 12, A

011

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SJR 5 and opens public hearings on SB 318 and SB 319.

SB 318 and SB 319 - PUBLIC HEARING

014

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SB 318, which sets deadline for certain candidates nominated by write-in votes at primary election to file statement of economic interest with Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission; and SB 319, which prescribes deadline for individual nominated or elected by write-in votes to file form accepting nomination or office.


 

027

Sen. Walker

District 7.  Testifies in support of SB 318 and explains amendments.  Submits written material and proposed -2 amendments dated 2-20-03 (EXHIBITS B, C).

050

Sen. Beyer

Asks if the amendment changes a date.

052

Sen. Walker

Acknowledges and continues testifying on SB 319.

105

Sen. Beyer

Asks for clarification on what would happen if a candidate from a major party wins the write-in for the other party’s nominee.

110

Sen. Walker

Defers to John Lindback.

116

Co-chair Brown

Explains her experience in this situation.

120

John Lindback

Secretary of State, Elections Division.  Testifies in support of SB 319.

124

Sen. Beyer

Asks for further clarification.

128

Lindback

Answers to accepting the nomination from the other party.

144

Sen. Walker

Comments the county clerk’s office wants this bill also.

146

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 318 and SB 319 and reopens public hearing on SJR 5.

SJR 5 – PUBLIC HEARING

148

John Lindback

Secretary of State, Elections Division.  Outlines the specific reasons on the recall of candidates.

197

David Baronberg

Testifies in support of SJR 5.

247

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SJR 5 and re-opens public hearing on SB 318 and SB 319.

SB 318 and SB 319 – PUBLIC HEARING

253

Al Davidson

Marion County Clerk, Oregon County Clerk Association.  Testifies in support of SB 319 and explains many positions are filled by write-in votes.

264

Sen. Clarno

Asks if the people nominated were notified.

267

Davidson

Answers to the deadlines.

291

John Lindback

Secretary of State, Elections Division.  Comments on the timeline for response from write-in nominations.

298

Sen. Beyer

Asks for clarification of what happens if a nominee dies.

308

Co-chair Brown

Answers the committee has not received this bill.

313

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 318 and SB 319 and adjourns committee meeting at 3:40 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission, Governor’s office and
Staff, 7 pp

B – SB 318 and SB 319, written material, Sen. Vicki Walker, 6 pp

C – SB 319, -2 amendments, Sen. Vicki Walker, 1 p