SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

August 18, 2003                                                                                                      Hearing Room B

5:00 PM                                                                                                                               Tape 118

 

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

Sen. Roger Beyer, Co-chair 

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-chair

Sen. Tony Corcoran

Sen. Bill Fisher

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Committee Administrator

Jeana Harrington, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       HB 2825 – 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 118, A

003

Co-chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 5:09 PM.  Opens work session on HB 2825.

HB 2825 – WORK SESSION

010

Marjorie Taylor

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2825, which directs county clerks to mail ballots on 11th day before date of election conducted by mail. Explains the -A4 and -A5 amendments (EXHIBITS A& B).

012

Sen. Burdick

Inquires what problem the –A5 amendments address.

014

Sen. Beyer

Explains the conflict of nominating convention days and the filing date for candidacy. Offers it is a “one-time fix.”

020

Sen. Corcoran

Asks why the date of the Republican Convention is not changed.

021

Sen. Beyer

Responds it is the national convention and would affect other states.

024

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2825-A5 amendments dated 8/18/03.

025

Sen. Corcoran

Objects to the motion.

026

Sen. Burdick

Adds she also objects.

027

 

VOTE:  5-1

AYE:               5 - Atkinson, Burdick, Fisher, Beyer, Brown

NAY:               1 - Corcoran

 

Co-chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

029

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2825-A4 amendments dated 8/18/03.

030

 

VOTE:  4-2

AYE:               4 - Atkinson, Fisher, Beyer, Brown

NAY:               2 - Burdick, Corcoran

 

Co-chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

035

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2825 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

039

 

VOTE:  4-2

AYE:               4 - Atkinson, Fisher, Beyer, Brown

NAY:               2 - Burdick, Corcoran

 

Co-chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BEYER AND SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

055

Co-chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2825. Adjourns meeting at 5:14 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2825, -A4 amendments (8/18/03), Staff, 5 pp.

B – HB 2825, -A5 amendments (8/18/03), Staff, 1 p