SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

January 29, 2003                                                                                                     Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                        Tapes 12 -13

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen.  Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen.  Ryan Deckert

Sen.  David Nelson

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen.  Rick Metsger, Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           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 12, A

005

Vice-Chair B. Starr

Calls committee to order at 8:11 am and opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

010

Dr. Peter Kohler

President, OHSU. Provides written testimony and begins discussion on OSHU projects (EXHIBIT A).

050

Kohler

Continues discussion:

·         Sponsored projects awards

·         Research programs

·         What it takes to reach critical mass

·         Capital expenses over a 22 year time span

215

Lesley Hallick

Provost, OHSU. Continues discussion on OSHU projects:

·         Elaborating capital expenses

·         Expansion program

·         State Treasurer’s office grant agreement

350

Sen. Deckert

Asks for clarification of benefits for state on repayment of the bond.

355

Hallick

Elaborates.

TAPE 13, A

010

Hallick

Continues discussion:

·         2002 revenue bonds

·         Patient care expansion

090

Vice-Chair B. Starr

Asks what percentage of the river expansion project will be occupied by OHSU.

095

Hallick

Answers.

100

Kohler

Elaborates on the future site.

110

Hallick

Continues discussion:

·         Patient care expansion

·         Biomedical research initiative

·         Recruitment

200

Sen. Deckert

Asks for an average amount of the top 70 federal resources brought by recruits.

205

Hallick

Respond and elaborates.

220

Sen. Deckert

Asks for clarification on recruitment of scientists for OHSU.

225

Hallick

Provides numbers from slides.

230

Sen. Nelson

Asks how the legislature can help OHSU with the planned projects.

240

Kohler

Offers suggestions and examples.

280

Hallick

Clarifies job functions of faculty and salary percentages.

320

Kohler

Concludes.

340

Sen. Deckert

Asks if biotechnology investments are being maximized for opportunity.

390

Kohler

Comments on OHSU standings.

TAPE 12, B

010

Kohler

Continues discussion on biotechnology.

020

Sen. Nelson

Asks how the election will affect OHSU.

025

Kohler

Responds.

040

Vice-Chair B. Starr

Asks for further clarification on the recruitment tools.

050

Kohler

Emphasizes the recruitment’s biggest incentive is space.

075

Hallick

Elaborates on private space.

100

Bob Shiprack

Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council. Begins discussion on the current state of construction in Oregon. Provides written materials (EXHIBIT B).

150

Shiprack

Continues discussion on construction in Oregon:

·         Building timelines

·         Healthy forests initiatives

240

Shiprack

Concludes.

242

Sen. Nelson

Asks about federal timber salaries and how the state can affect the federal funds.

255

Shiprack

Provides opinion.

265

Sen. Nelson

Comments on job loss numbers of the timber industry.

280

Shiprack

Responds.

285

Sen. Nelson

Comments on food clustering and how it can tie together with this committee.

295

Shiprack

Provides information on three large industrial projects in Clatskanie.

310

Tim Nesbitt

Oregon AFL-CIO. Provides written testimony on an Action Plan for Good Jobs and Better Government. (EXHIBIT C).

370

Nesbitt

Continues discussion on:

·         Roads and bridges development in Oregon

·         Family wage jobs support

·         Energy settlements

TAPE 13,B

070

Nesbitt

Concludes.

110

Sen. Nelson

Asks how to resolve wage negations, and where the jobs will come from.

125

Nesbitt

Responds.

140

Sen. Nelson

Asks where people will go for jobs if there are no jobs available in Oregon.

150

Nesbitt

Responds.

160

Sen. Deckert

Comments on teacher cuts in salaries.

190

Vice-Chair Starr

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns the committee at 9:30 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational, written testimony, Peter Kohler, 27 pp

B – Informational, written testimony, Bob Shiprack, 3 pp

C – Informational, written testimony, Tim Nesbitt, 16 pp