SENATE COMMITTEE ON

 TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

January 28, 2003                                                                                                     Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes  10 -11

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. David Nelson

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Informational Meeting

                                                SB 60 - Public Hearing

                                                SB 182 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                Informational Meeting                                                               

                                               

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 10, A

010

Chair Metsger

Calls the subcommittee to order at 8:02 a.m. and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

020

Mayor Jim Torrey

Mayor of Eugene. Provides information on the mission of the League of Oregon Cities (EXHIBIT A).

070

Mayor Torrey

Discusses city transportation expenditures.

130

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Comments.

140

Chair Metsger

Inquires about transportation funds in Eugene.

150

Mayor Torrey

Responds.

190

Chair Metsger

Asks about the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) liability.

200

Mayor Torrey

Answers.

210

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational meeting and opens a public hearing on SB 60.

SB 60 - PUBLIC HEARING

220

Rod Lohof

Fleet Manager for the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Begins discussion on facility gas stations. Provides written testimony in support of SB 60 (EXHIBIT B).

250

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification of facility usage.

255

Lohof

Clarifies.

257

Sen. Deckert

Asks for clarification on who can use the government facilities.

265

Lohof

Responds and elaborates.

270

Sen. Deckert

Asks for clarification of fueling of state vehicles versus county/city.

275

Lohof

Provides information.

280

Chair Metsger

Asks about the time lines of laws and requirements.

285

Lohof

Responds.

290

Sen. Nelson

Comments on self-services of gasoline pumping for the general public.

300

Lohof

Answers.

310

Sen. Deckert

Asks for the total number of state facilities in Oregon.

315

Lohof

Answers and elaborates.

320

Sen. Deckert

Asks for grand total of tanks in Oregon

325

Lohof

Provides an estimate.

335

Anita Phillips

Card-lock program Manager, State Fire Marshall’s Office. Discusses the benefits and drawbacks of card-lock stations. Provides written testimony in opposition of SB 60 (EXHIBIT C).

350

Chair Metsger

Asks about the training required of all retail facilities and operators.

380

Phillips

Answers.

375

Sen. Nelson

Inquires if the opposition of the bill is strictly due to the safety concern.

380

Phillips

Answers.

TAPE 11, A

010

Chair Metsger

Asks about the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshall.

015

Phillips

Answers.

020

Chair Metsger

Asks who is responsible for the proper safety and training of retail facilities.

025

Phillips

Answers.

030

Chair Metsger

Asks what training is involved and who initiates it.

032

Phillips

Responds.

040

Paul Romain

Oregon Petroleum Marketers Association.  Provides testimony in opposition to SB 60 (EXHIBIT D).

070

Chair Metsger

Comments on the safety issues posed.

080

Sen. Deckert

Comments.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 60 and opens a public hearing on SB 182.

SB 182 - PUBLIC HEARING

090

Troy Costales

Safety Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides written testimony in support of SB 182 (EXHIBIT E).

100

Carla Levinski

Provides written testimony in support of SB 182. (EXHIBIT F).

120

Chair Metsger

Asks about the practicality of the exemptions posed.

140

Levinski

Responds.

155

Chair Metsger

Asks why the majority of vehicles do not have appropriate seat belts.

160

Levinski

Answers.

165

Chair Metsger

Comments.

170

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 182 and opens a work session on SB 182.

SB 182 - WORK SESSION

175

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:  Moves SB 182 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. B. Starr

200

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

220

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 182 and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

250

Judge Laura Pryor

Association of Oregon Counties. Begins discussion on county road issues. Provides presentation material for Oregon’s County Road System (EXHIBIT F).

280

Judge Pryor

Continues.

310

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Begins presentation on Funding the County portion of the system.

350

Penhollow

·         County road funds

·         County road needs

TAPE 10, B

020

Judge Pryor

Continues discussion on state highways system illustration.

135

Sen. Nelson

Comments on grain.

145

Chair Metsger

Comments on system presentation.

180

Ken Armstrong

Chair of the Freight Advisory Committee and Representing the Oregon Ports Group. Begins discussion on Oregon freight and ports.

230

Armstrong

Continues discussion:

·         Overview of the 23 ports in Oregon

·         Current challenges for ports

280

Armstrong

Continues discussion:

·         Overview of the Freight Advisory Committee

·         Representation on the Committee

·         Purpose and Mission of the Committee

·         Outlines the subcommittees

370

Keith Leavitt

State Government Relations Manager of the Port of Portland.  Begins discussion and provides written material and slides on the Port of Portland (EXHIBITS G, H, I).

400

Leavitt

Continues discussion on the Port of Portland

·         Revenues

·         Future challenges

·         Container usage

·         International Air Retention

TAPE 11, B

090

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification of jobs in International Air retention.

100

Leavitt

Answers and offers to provide a specific breakdown of jobs to the Administrator.

140

Leavitt

Continues discussion on clustering:

·         Jobs that support the air industry

·         Promoting Oregon recognition

·         Wheat industry

165

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the Port of Morrow’s food plant cluster.

180

Leavitt

Comments on Port of Morrow’s agriculture community jobs.

190

Sen. Nelson

Discusses the limitations on water.

200

Armstrong

Responds.

205

Chair Metsger

Asks about the pollution restraints and what the overall outlook is for the Willamette Valley.

220

Leavitt

Responds and elaborates.

300

Chair Metsger

Comments on HB 2267.

310

Leavitt

Responds.

375

Chair Metsger

Comments on committee timelines.

402

Sen. Deckert

Comments on previous day’s discussion.

435

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the rural support of successful entities.

470

  Chair Metsger

Closes informational meeting and adjourns the committee at 10:10 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – INFORMATIONAL, written testimony, Jim Torrey, 9 pp

B – SB 60, written testimony, Rod Lohof, 2 pp

C – SB 60, written testimony, Anita Phillips, 1 p                 

D – SB 60, bill summary, Troy Costales, 2  pp                               

E – SB 60, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 p

F – INFORMATIONAL, written testimony, Laura Pryor, 8 pp

G - INFORMATIONAL, written testimony, Keith Leavitt, 1 p

H - INFORMATIONAL, written materials, Keith Leavitt, 2 pp

I  – INFORMATIONAL, written materials, Keith Leavitt, 20 pp