SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 11, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                                Tape 22 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. David Nelson

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. Ryan Deckert

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:  SB 183 – Public Hearing

                                                       SB 247 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                       LC 9444 – Introduction of Measure      

 

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 22, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:00 a.m. and opens a work session on LC measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES - WORK SESSION

003

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves LC's:  994, 1100, 1516, 1515, 1514, 1513, 1512, 2472 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

010

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

012

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

015

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session and opens a public hearing on SB 183.

SB 183 - PUBLIC HEARING

020

Amy Joyce

Committee Administrator. Provides a summary of SB 183.

030

Troy Costales

Manager, Oregon Transportation Safety Division. Provides written testimony in favor of SB 183 (EXHIBIT A).

70

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification of the posted speeds, and what changes the bill proposes.

75

Costales

Responds.

100

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about differentials of truck speeds and what the impacts will be.

110

Costales

Answers and elaborates.

125

Sen. Nelson

Asks about the speed signs for curves.

130

Costales

Responds and elaborates.

135

Sen. Nelson

Asks for clarification of varying speeds on each road from urban to rural.

140

Costales

Responds.

145

Chair Metsger

Asks about process for changing posted speed.

150

Doug Tendall

Manager, ODOT.  Provides answer to the process of changing posted speeds on Oregon roads.

160

Chair Metsger

Asks about changing school zone speeds.

165

Costales

Answers.

170

Sen. Nelson

Asks about punishments and fines.

175

Costales

Responds.

185

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 183 and opens a public hearing on SB 247.

SB 247 - PUBLIC HEARING

190

Joyce

Provides a summary of SB 247.

200

Kelly Taylor

Department of Transportation. Begins discussion on how the bill affects public protection. Provides written testimony in support of SB 247 (EXHIBIT B).

215

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification of insurance standards in the bill.

220

Taylor

Clarifies and elaborates.

230

Sen. Nelson

Asks the chair for clarification on a similar issue.

232

Chair Metsger

Clarifies. Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 247.

SB 247 - WORK SESSION

240

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  247 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

250

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

260

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

270

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 247 and adjourns the meeting at 8:25 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 183, Written testimony, Troy Costales, 6 pp

B – SB 247, Written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 2 pp