SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

June 10, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room HR B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                              Tape  60

 

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

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Kate Brown, Co-chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HCR 10A – Public Hearing and Work Session

Executive Appointments

      State Board of Education

            Nikki Squire

            Jerry Berger

            Steve Bogart

      State Board of Tax Examiners

            Merry VanAtta

            Gerald Zielinski

      Oregon Transportation Commission

            Michael Nelson

      State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

            Minga Guerrero

 

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 60, A

005

Co-chair Clarno

Calls the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HCR 10A.

HCR 10A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HCR 10A, which honors Katie Marie Harman, Miss America 2002, for service to state and country.

015

Rep. Laurie Monnes-Anderson

District 50.  Presents testimony in support of HCR 10A, and in honor of Katie Harman.

040

Clair Pense

Gresham.  Testifies in support of HCR 10A.

050

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing on HCR 10A.  Opens work session on HCR 10A.


 

HCR 10A – WORK SESSION

055

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HCR 10A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Burdick, Brown

 

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

070

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session on HCR 10A.  Opens work session on Executive Appointments.

WORK SESSION

080

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves that the appearances be waived and that the committee recommend the following appointments and reappointments be confirmed by the Senate, with multiple appointments made to a single board or commission to be considered en bloc:

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION – APPOINTMENT OF NIKKI SQUIRE AND JERRY BERGER, AND REAPPOINTMENT OF STEVE BOGART (EXHIBIT A)

STATE BOARD OF TAX EXAMINERS – APPOINTMENT OF MERRY VANATTA AND REAPPOINTMENT OF GERALD ZIELINSKI (EXHIBIT B)

OREGON TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL NELSON (EXHIBIT C)

090

 

VOTE:  5-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Brown

095

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS – APPOINTMENT OF MINGA GUERRERO (EXHIBIT D)

100

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Minga Guerrero to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

110

Sen. Beyer

Explains his objection, and support for another appointee.

115

Co-chair Clarno

Expresses concerns over Chiropractic Examiner Board candidates’ unprofessional conduct.

125

Sen. Atkinson

Comments further.

 

 

VOTE:  4-1

AYE:               4 - Atkinson, Burdick, Corcoran, Clarno

NAY:               1 - Beyer

EXCUSED:     1 - Brown

 

Co-chair Clarno

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.


 

135

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Explains there are information packets available describing the appointees’ backgrounds and qualifications (EXHIBITS A, B, C, D).

140

Sen. Brown

Expresses concern about the dysfunction and continuing arguments between the several factions of the chiropractic group.

155

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session on Executive Appointments.  Adjourns the committee at 3:20 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – State Board of Education, staff and Governor’s office, 22 pp

B – State Board of Tax Practitioners, staff and Governor’s office, 13 pp

C – Oregon Transportation Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 10 pp

D – State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, staff and Governor’s office, 6 pp