SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

January 30, 2003                                                                                                     Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                 Tapes  14, 15, 16

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:  Informational Meeting

                                                     Road User Fee Task Force

                                                     Innovative Transportation Finance Committee

                                                SB 80 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 180 – 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 14, A

050

Chair Metsger

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

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

020

Jim Whitty

Administrator for the Road User Fee Task Force and Innovative Transportation Finance Committee, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Begins presentation on Oregon Road Revenue Sources (EXHIBITS A, B, C).

070

Whitty

Continues discussion on Revenue Sources:

·         Highway fuel revenue

·         Parameters for a new road revenue system

·         How fee collection would work

·         Fee issues for resolution

·         Targeted revenue sources

340

Whitty

Concludes.

350

Chair Metsger

Asks if an overall percent average for out-of-state rental car users would be less in the long run.

375

Whitty

Comments on odometer tampering and the cost burden to the state. States that there are several methods of collections under consideration.

TAPE 15, A

010

Chair Metsger

Comments on the design of the system.

020

Sen. B. Starr

Asks for information on what other states are doing, and how Oregon compares.

030

Whitty

Responds.

035

Chair Metsger

Closes informational hearing and opens a public hearing on SB 80.

SB 80 - PUBLIC HEARING

050

Amy Joyce

Committee Administrator. Provides a summary of SB 80.

080

Jean Work

Manager, Oregon Employment Department, Medford Office. Provides written testimony in favor of SB 80 (EXHIBIT D).

100

Eric Olson

Vice President of Goodwill Work Force Development. Provides testimony in favor of SB 80.

110

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 80 and opens a work session on SB 80.

SB 80 - WORK SESSION

112

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 80-2 amendments dated 1/28/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

115

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

115

Sen. B.  Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 80 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

120

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

122

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 80 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

129

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

135

Chair Metsger

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on SB 180.

SB 180 - PUBLIC HEARING

140

Joyce

Provides a summary of SB 180.

180

Sen. Kate Brown

District 21. Provides written testimony in favor of SB 180 (EXHIBIT E).  

190

Sen. Nelson

Comments on cities and counties affected by SB 180.

210

Justin Martin

Intergovernmental Affairs Director of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community. Provides written testimony in support of   SB 180 (EXHIBIT F).

270

Mark Johnston

Health and Human Services Director of Confederated Tribe of Coos Bay, Lower Umpqua and Suislaw. Provides testimony in support of   SB 180.

300

Roger Martin

Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Provides testimony in support of SB 180.  

380

Chair Metsger

Asks the status of the funds if the tribal entity does not have an elderly group.

400

R. Martin

Responds.

TAPE 14, B

010

Chair Metsger

Clarifies the set up of the system.

015

Sen. B. Starr

Asks for the amounts of grants for the transportation districts.

020

R. Martin

Responds.

030

Martin Loring

ODOT, Public Transit Division. Provides written testimony in support of SB 180 (EXHIBIT G).

090

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on formula change estimates.

100

M. Loring

Answers.

105

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on the standard qualifications for services.

108

M. Loring

Responds.

110

Jim Beard

Comprehensive Planning Manager of Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Provides written testimony in support of SB 180. (EXHIBIT H).

170

Beard

Continues testimony.

205

Louie Pitt, Jr.

Director of Government Affairs and Planning for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Provides written testimony in favor of SB 180 (EXHIBIT I).

315

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Provides testimony, neither in favor nor against. States several counties have expressed concerns about the bill and asks for more time for counties to reconsider.

370

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Counties. States the League is neutral; however the fiscal impact is different than first presented and asks for more time for counties to reconsider.

400

Chair Metsger

Asks that city and county concerns be brought before the committee before SB 180 is moved.

TAPE 15, B

030

Sen. Deckert

Expresses the need for cities and counties to come forward to discuss government to government relations from SB 770 last session.

040

Sen. Nelson

Clarifies his view on the sovereign nations. States the need to develop a partnership.

050

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 180 and reopens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

075

Whitty

Provides written overview of the Innovative Transportation Finance Committee (EXHIBIT J).

120

Whitty

Continues discussion on the Innovative Transportation Finance Committee:

·         Background on the Committee

·         Private Sector Tools

·         ODOT Innovative Partnerships Unit

·         Project Screening

·         Selection of Partners

·         Roles and Responsibilities

·         New Innovative Finance Mechanisms

·         Future Activities

220

Whitty

Concludes testimony.

222

John Carter

Representing the Innovative Transportation Finance Committee. Provides testimony on the Innovative Finance committee, summarizing the committees workload.

TAPE 16, A

100

Carter

Concludes testimony.

105

Chair Metsger

Comments on the work done by the committee.

140

Sen. Nelson

Comments on OHSU testimony on previous day, compares the private and public partnerships involved.

160

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational hearing and adjourns the meeting at 10:01 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – ODOT, slide show, J. Whitty, 40 pp

B – ODOT, written testimony, J. Whitty, 9 pp

C – ODOT, written testimony, J. Whitty, 185 pp

D – Transportation, written testimony, J. Work, 2 pp

E – SB 180, written testimony, Sen. K. Brown, 1 p

F – SB 180, written testimony, J. Martin, 2 pp

G – SB 180, written testimony, M. Loring, 1 p

H – SB 180, written testimony, J. Beard, 5 pp

I –  SB 180, written testimony, L. Pitt, 1 p

J – Transportation, written testimony, J. Whitty, 6 pp