SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

June 19, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room HR B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  67 - 68

 

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

Sen. Bev Clarno, Co-chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 3130A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 786 – 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 67, A

005

Co-chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m.  Opens public hearing on HB 3130A.

HB 3130A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 3130A, which allows certain alcoholic beverages being sold by off-premises sales licensees on effective date of Act to be sold as malt beverages until December 31, 2004, regardless of alcohol content from distilled liquor.

015

Joe Gilliam

Oregon Grocery Association.  Appears and testifies in support of HB 3130A.  Explains federal ruling which brought about the measure.

020

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 3130A.  Opens work session on HB 3130A.

HB 3130A – WORK SESSION

025

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 3130A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  2 - Burdick, Clarno

 

Co-chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

030

Co-chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 3130A.  Opens public hearing on SB 786.

SB 786 – PUBLIC HEARING

045

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SB 786, which prohibits discrimination against persons in education, employment, housing, public accommodations and public assistance based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

050

Roey Thorpe

Basic Rights Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

085

Dan Gardner

Commissioner, Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI).  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

130

Rob Drake

Mayor, City of Beaverton.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

150

Nick Graham

Oregon Family Council.  Testifies in opposition to SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

220

Sen. Frank Morse

District 8; co-sponsor.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Discusses core beliefs written down when he entered politics.  Asserts that how we treat one another is most important, with dignity respect and love.

290

Sen. Burdick

Expresses appreciation for his character in bringing the legislation.

305

David Fidanque

Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Discusses current law regarding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

360

Fidanque

Continues.  Describes definitions set forth in the measure.

400

Shauna Bates

Oregon Statewide Student Equal Rights Alliance (OSSERA); Oregon Student Association; student, Western Oregon University.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

TAPE 68, A

015

Brian Varley

Citizen.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F). 

055

Drew Gadbois

Transgender youth.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Discusses personal experiences.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

115

Retha Garrett

Bend Parents, Friends, & Families of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG).  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Discusses civic and employment discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

205

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder

District 45.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits and reads written testimony of Pegge Michal, Fair Housing Council of Oregon (EXHIBIT I).

300

Sen. Avel Gordly

District 23.  Testifies in support of SB 786.

360

Rev. Eugene Ross

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; United Church of Christ.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).

TAPE 67, B

030

Logan Calvo

Former Josephine County Deputy Sheriff, paramedic, Navy corpsman.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).  Urges legal protection for civil rights of those with gender-identity issues.

140

Sen. Atkinson

Thanks him for coming.

145

Gloria Holland Smith

Retired teacher; PFLAG.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

210

Michael Barrett

Citizen; Basic Rights of Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 786.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT M).

285

Tobias Hill-Meyer

Student, University of Oregon; son of lesbian parents.  Testifies in support of SB 786. 

355

Co-chair Brown

Acknowledges submitted testimony (EXHIBIT N).

366

Co-chair Brown

Closes public hearing on SB 786.  Adjourns the meeting at 4:26 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 786 ,written testimony, Roey Thorpe, 1 p

B – SB 786, written testimony, Commissioner Dan Gardner, 2 pp

C – SB 786, written testimony, Rob Drake, 2 pp

D – SB 786, written testimony, Nick Graham, 2 pp

E – SB 786, written testimony, Shauna Bates, 1 p

F – SB 786, written testimony, Brian Varley, 1 p

G – SB 786, written testimony, Drew Gadbois, 1 p

H – SB 786, written testimony, Retha Garrett, 1 p

I – SB 786, written testimony of Pegge Michal, Rep. Jackie Dingfelder, 2 pp

J – SB 786, written testimony, Rev. Eugene Ross, 2 pp

K – SB 786, written testimony, Logan Calvo, 2 pp

L – SB 786, written testimony, Gloria Holland Smith, 1 p

M – SB 786, written testimony, Michael Barrett, 1 p

N – SB 786, written testimony submitted for the record, Maura Roche, 24 pp