SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

July 23, 2003                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:30 pm                                                                                                                       Tapes 99 - 100

 

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

                                                Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Tony Corcoran

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Kate Brown, Co-chair

                                                Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Jim Stembridge, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       Executive Appointments

        Environmental Quality Commission

            Lynn Hampton

            Deirdre Malarkey

                                                SB 917 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 920 – Public Hearing

SB 930 – 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 99, A

003

Co-chair Clarno

Calls meeting to order at 1:35 PM. Opens work session on Executive Appointments.

WORK SESSION

008

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator. Provides summary of qualifications of appointees.

015

Sen. Burdick

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:

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF LYNN HAMPTON AND                    

                      REAPPOINTMENT OF DEIRDRE MALARKEY (EXHIBIT A)

027

 

VOTE:  4-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Brown

 

Co-chair Clarno

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.

030

Co-chair Clarno

Closes work session on Executive Appointments. Opens public hearing on SB 917.   

 

 

 

SB 917 – PUBLIC HEARING

033

Jim Stembridge

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 917, which authorizes photo radar in cities of Coos Bay, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Newberg, Roseburg, and Wood Village. 

037

Rep. Vic Backlund

House District 25. Testifies in support of SB 917. Provides personal encounter with photo radar in Arizona.  

065

Rep. Greg Macpherson

House District 38. Testifies in support of SB 917. Speaks on the cities included in the measure. Believes the technology bring efficiencies to the system. Informs of the vote required for passage.

097

Sen. Beyer

Requests what action was taken on the House bill.

099

Rep. Macpherson

Answers there was not sufficient support in the Senate Transportation Committee.

105

Rep. Backlund

Adds the views of the committee members on the bill on the cities included.

113

Co-chair Clarno

Request the original two cities in the House bill.

114

Rep. Backlund

Answers Lake Oswego and Newberg. Explains the other cities were added at the request of their citizens.

121

Rep. Macpherson

Notes amendment suggested on the measure (EXHIBIT B). Prefers the bill in its original form, but voices hope the bill moves regardless.

134

Sen. Corcoran

Remarks.

137

Sen. Beyer

Remarks.

140

Co-chair Clarno

Comments on the bill. Closes public hearing on SB 917. Opens public hearing on SB 920.

SB 920 – PUBLIC HEARING

150

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Summarizes SB 920, which modifies land use planning requirements for metropolitan service district. Informs the bill is the reincarnation of HB 2909 (2003), which had no fiscal or revenue impact. Notes -1, -2 & -3 amendments (EXHIBITS C, D & E) and the requestors.

164

Al Burns

City of Portland, Bureau of Planning. Testifies in opposition to SB 920 (EXHIBIT F). Explains reasons for opposition to the -3 amendments proposed by METRO. Suggests alternatives for provisions.

223

Stephen Kafoury

Oregon Chapter, American Planning Association (APA). Testifies in support of SB 920.

236

Mitch Rohse

APA. Testifies in support of SB 920 (EXHIBIT G). Speaks on periodic review. Lists suggestions and concerns for the bill by section. Voices concern the bill may have unintended consequences.

300

Sen. Burdick

Poses question regarding comments on section nine, asks if Mr. Rohse is in support of the -2 amendments.

308

Rohse

States APA support the -2 amendments, but suggests addition of criteria.

325

Sen. Burdick

Asks if Mr. Rohse has a position on the -3 amendments.

344

Rohse

States APA opposes the -3 amendments and echoes concerns of Mr. Burns.

360

Linda Ludwig

League of Oregon Cities (LOC). Defers to Mr. Chandler.

375

Jon Chandler

Oregon Building Industry Association (OBIA). Testifies in support of SB 920. Speaks on the system of periodic review and its recent regression due to budget problems and economic downfall.

TAPE 100, A

010

Chandler

Informs of the discussions on HB 2909. Explains the intent of the bill. Informs the -1 amendments are a product of the workgroup. Differentiates the -1 and -2 amendments. Comments on the -3 amendments.

044

Sen. Burdick

Understands the -3 amendments were part of the bill that passed the House.

046

Chandler

Responds.

048

Sen. Burdick

Confirms the -3 amendments represent the product of the workgroup.

050

Chandler

Explains there were always concerns with the part of the bill the -3 amendments represent.

060

Sen. Corcoran

Remarks on the importance of a workgroup. Requests Mr. Chandler characterize the product of the workgroup. Confirms it produced the -1 and -3 amendments.

065

Chandler

Concurs, but clarifies the issues involved and reasons behind the disagreement. Conveys that an agreement is close to being reached.

087

Co-chair Clarno

Comments on the variety of bills the Senate Rules Committee is receiving and appreciates the information and testimony.

105

Ludwig

LOC. Testifies in support of SB 920 and the -1 amendments. Provides information on periodic review under SB 920 (EXHIBIT H). Submits the -1 amendments were subject to much scrutiny and effort. States beliefs of the -2 amendments regarding workgroup issues. Disagrees with certain provisions of the -2 amendments. Speaks on periodic review program in the state.

170

Art Schlack

Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). Testifies in support of SB 920 and the -1 amendments. Comments on provisions in section five. Discusses section ten.

224

Sen. Corcoran

Remarks.

239

Brian Newman

Councilor, METRO. Testifies in support of SB 920 with the -3 amendments (EXHIBIT I). Speaks on the periodic review process. Lists the impact the bill will have on METRO.

293

Rex Burkholder

Councilor, METRO. Testifies in support of SB 920 with the -3 amendments. Lists reasons the -3 amendments were brought forward. Speaks on the tasks and considerations for METRO to illustrate the impact of the bill. Voices surprise that the City of Portland would not support the measure as goals of both parties are similar. Believes periodic review is valuable.

384

Co-chair Clarno

Questions a statistic on growth rate in Mr. Burkholder’s testimony.

389

Burkholder

Clarifies.

394

Doug Riggs

METRO. Testifies in support of SB 920. Notes he participated in the workgroup on HB 2909. Speaks on the opinion of the workgroup on the -3 amendments.

TAPE 99, B

010

Riggs

Thinks Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) can also benefit from the bill with the -3 amendments.

039

Mike Collmeyer

1,000 Friends of Oregon. Testifies on SB 920 (EXHIBIT J). Supports periodic review. Suggests three adjustments to SB 920. Notes 1,000 Friends of Oregon opposes the -3 amendments.

112

Randy Tucker

1,000 Friends of Oregon. Introduces himself.

119

Nan Evans

Director, DLCD. Testifies in support of SB 920 (EXHIBIT K). Supports the amendments to SB 920. Speaks on DLCD commitment to reducing the backlog of periodic review tasks. Comments that the periodic review is important to local governments and the state. Supports SB 920 with the -1 amendments. Comments on purposes of committees established by the bill.

203

Co-Chair Clarno

Asks if there are questions.

230

Burton Weast

Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). Notes he was a member of the workgroup. Offers support for the amendments. Strongly supports naming organizations in the bill. Expresses appreciation for support from DLCD.

250

Sen. Burdick

Request SDAO position on the -2 and -3 amendments.

255

Weast

States support for the -1 and -3 amendments.

260

Co-chair Clarno

Closes public hearing on SB 920. Opens public hearing on SB 930.

SB 930 – PUBLIC HEARING

270

Co-chair Clarno

Notes there is a problem with the relating clause of the bill. Closes public hearing on SB 930. Adjourns meeting at 2:50 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Executive Appointments, Staff and Governor’s office, 11 pp.

B – SB 917, -1 amendments (7/17/03), Staff, 1 p

C – SB 920, -1 amendments (7/23/03), Staff, 2 pp.

D – SB 920, -2 amendments (7/23/ 03), Staff, 3 pp.

E – SB 920, -3 amendments (7/23/03), Staff, 1 p

F – SB 920, written testimony, Al Burns, 3 pp.

G – SB 920, written testimony, Mitch Rohse, 5 pp.

H – SB 920, information on periodic review, Linda Ludwig, 1 p

I – SB 920, written testimony, Brian Newman, 1 p

J – SB 920, written testimony, Michael Collmeyer, 4 pp.

K – SB 920, written testimony, Nan Evans, 2 pp.