SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

May 20, 2003                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

3:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 54 - 55

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Co-chair

Sen. Bev Clarno, Co-chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson Vice-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Pam Cox, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HCR 9 – Work Session

                                                Executive Appointments –

                                                    Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of

                                                HCR 8 – Work Session

                                                SJR 19A – Work Session

                                                SB 552A – Work Session

                                                HB 2763 – Work Session

                                                HB 3264 – 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 54, A

005

Chair Clarno

Calls the committee meeting to order at 3:11 p.m. and opens the public hearing on HCR 9.

HCR 9 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HCR 9.

012

Rep. P. Smith

Offers testimony in favor of HCR 9 and describes Rep. Paul Walden and recalls him having the voice of a radio announcer and notes he is well known for using his humor on the House floor.  Continues to add she would be honored to support this resolution (EXHIBIT A and B).

043

Sen. Clarno

States an experience she had with Rep. Walden and expresses what a great sense of humor he had and that he was a great man.

047

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HCR 9 and opens the work session on HCR 9.

HCR 9 – WORK SESSION

065

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HCR 9 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

067

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

069

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HCR 9 and opens public hearing on HCR 8.

HCR 8 PUBLIC HEARING

070

Chair Brown

Closes a public hearing on HCR 8 and opens a public hearing on the executive appointments of George Siegfried, James Hendry, Jim Wilkins, and Richard McCarthy to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

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EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

PUBLIC HEARING -

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS – GEORGE SIEGFRIED, JAMES HENDRY , JIM WILKENS , RICHARD MC CARTHY (EXHIBIT C)

088

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator. Summarizes the Executive Appointments to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Offers background and qualifications for these positions.

137

Sen. Brown

Provides information regarding the Board expresses discontent in their actions last legislative session.

150

Sen. Clarno

Describes the time the Chiropractors’ Board has taken from the legislature and they are in a no position to waste time.

168

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on the executive appointments and opens a work session on executive appointments.

WORK SESSION -

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS – GEORGE SIEGFRIED, JAMES HENDRY, JIM WILKENS, RICHARD MC CARTHY (EXHIBIT C).

170

Sen. Clarno

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of George Siegfried, AND REAPPOINTMENTS  of James Hendry, Jim Wilkens and Richard McCarthy to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to the floor with the recommendation that the appointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

172

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.

177

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on executive appointments and reopens the public hearing on HCR 8.

HCR 8 – PUBLIC HEARING

178

Rep. Patridge

Testifies on the passing of Eve Nye and offers information on her passing this year and being a great Representative.

189

Sen. Clarno

Closes the public hearing on HCR 8 and opens the work session on HCR 8

HCR 8 – WORK SESSION

190

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HCR 8 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

192

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. HANNON will lead discussion on the floor.

204

Chair Brown

Closes a work session on HCR 8 and opens a work session on SJR 19A.

*******************************RECESS RESUMED**************************************

SJR 19A  – WORK SESSION

230

Jim Stembridge

Summarizes SJR 19A (EXHIBIT D).

236

Sen. Metsger

Testifies in favor of SJR 19A and explains that the -A4 amendments remove the reference to physical or mental incapacity which allows the Legislature to hold a Special Election only in the case of a candidates death.

266

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SJR 19-A4 amendments dated 05/09/03.

270

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

274

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SJR 19-A4 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

275

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SJR 19A and opens the work session on   SB 552A.

SB 552A – WORK SESSION

288

Jim Stembridge

Summarizes SB 552A (EXHIBIT E).

290

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 552A-A5 amendments dated 05/15/03.

292

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

293

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 552-A5 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

295

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Corcoran

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

HB 2763 – WORK SESSION

344

Paul Snyder

Association of Oregon Counties.  Testifies in opposition to HB 2763 and states neutrality on the – 1 amendments. Explains the fees are to be applied to city candidates, special districts and school districts

338

Chair Brown

Asks for the reason they are in opposition of HB 2763.

342

Snyder

Responds their position is based on costs.

373

Hasina Squires

Oregon Special Districts Association.  Explains the distribution of the funds received from the voter’s pamphlets.

390

Sen. Atkinson

Asks if the County Clerks are against this bill.

392

Squires

Responds they testified that they were neutral.

403

Fred Neal

Secretary of States Office, Election Division.  Explains they were opposed to the bill as it went through the House but since the amendments were proposed they have become neutral.

444

Sen. Burdick

Asks if they have this authority now.

447

Neal

Answers they have authority now to adopt county voter pamphlet fees and states these amendments will rule out the past rule.

480

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2763 and opens the work session on HB 3264A.

TAPE 55, A

HB 3264A – WORK SESSION

044

Jim Stembridge

Summarizes HB 3264A.

053

Chair Brown

Asks if there is someone who wants to explain -1 amendments.

060

Charlie Stone

State Forester, Department of Forestry.  Defers to Richard Whitman.

060

Richard Whitman

Oregon Department of Justice.  Testifies in favor of HB 3264A with the -4 amendments. States the amendments are regarding forestry approvals and regulations to their practice plans.

127

Stone

Indicates not all rules fit the situation so there has always been a concept to propose alternate ways to achieve the same goals.

130

Whitman

Explains further what the new language will do.

140

Stembridge

Points out the amendments do not reference the original bill.

143

Whitman

Continues to explain procedures for notification and appeals.

257

Stone

Notes the rules allow the process by law and removes the approval of the state forester.

267

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3264 and notes this bill and HB 2763 will be set over for Thursday, May 22, 2003.  Adjourns the committee meeting at 3:59 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HCR 9, written testimony, Rep. P. Smith, 2 pp

B – HCR 9, prepared material, Rep. P. Smith2 pp

C – State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor’s office and staff,

D – SJR 19A4, proposed amendments, staff, 1 p

E – SB 552-A5, proposed amendments, staff, 1 p

F – HB 2763-1, proposed amendments, staff, 1 p

G – HB 2763, written testimony, Beth Burczak, 1 p

H – HB 3264-A4, proposed amendments, staff, 27 pp