SENATE COMMITTEE ON

 TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 12, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 23 – 25 

 

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 Hearing - Invited Testimony

Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development

                                                       SB 358 Public Hearing

                                                       SB 359 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                 SB 360 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                       SB 361 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                       SB 362 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                 SB 363 Public Hearing and 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 23, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:06 a.m. and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

015

Allen Alley

President and CEO of Pixelworks and Chair of the Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development, (OCKED). Begins presentation on the overview of Oregon’s economy (SLIDE SHOW). Provides written material (EXHIBIT A).

075

Alley

Continues presentation on Oregon’s Economy:

·         Regional competitiveness

·         Oregon’s economy is falling behind

·         College affordability (Oregon’s largest decline in appropriations, 11%)

·         Ideas behind the renewable resources for the 21st Century

·         Oregon as compared to 50 States

200

Alley

Continues discussion of overview of the council:

·         Members

·         Goals and objectives

·         Recommendations

·         Capital and Business Formation Committee

·         Conclusion

275

Diane Vines

Vice Chancellor, Oregon University System. Summarizes the purposes of Senate Bill’s 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363. (SLIDE SHOW). Comments on the amendments submitted.

414

Former Sen. Hartung

Member of the OCKED. Provides testimony in support of the SB 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363.

TAPE 24, A

020

Chair Metsger

Comments on testimony.

050

Rep. Tom Butler

Member of the OCKED. Provides testimony in support of the SB 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363.

180

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational meeting and opens a public hearing on SB 358 and SB 359.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

C. Scott Gibson

Submits written testimony (Exhibit D)

 

Mike Salsgiver

Submits written testimony (Exhibit E)

SB 358, SB 359 - PUBLIC HEARING

110

Richard Jarvis

Chancellor of the Oregon University System and Ex-Efficio of the OCKED. Provides testimony in favor of SB 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363.

120

Carl Talton

Vice President for the Government Relations and Economic Development, PGE. Provides testimony in favor of SB 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363.

170

Dr. Tim White

Interim-President of Oregon State University. Provides testimony in favor of SB 358, 359, 360, 361, 362 and 363. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

180

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 358 and SB 359 and opens a public hearing on SB 360.

SB 360 - PUBLIC HEARING

290

Skip Rung

Consultant to Oregon State University, Former Research and Development Executive for Hewitt Packert.. Provides testimony in favor of SB 360.

370

Steve Nigro

Senior Vice President for Hewitt Packert. Provides testimony in favor of SB 360.

435

Rich  Linton

Vice President of Research of the University of Oregon. Provides testimony in favor of SB 360.

TAPE 23, B

070

Chair Metsger

Asks about the investment totals.

085

Linton

Responds and elaborates.

125

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 360 and opens a public hearing on SB 361 and SB 362.

SB 361, SB 362 - PUBLIC HEARING

140

Scott Gibson

Gibson Enterprises. Member of OCKED. Provides testimony in favor of SB 361 and SB 362.

220

Keith Larson

Director of Strategic Investments, Intel Capitol. Member of OCKED. Provides testimony in favor of SB 361 and SB 362.

245

Sen. Deckert

Asks for clarification on the mechanics of SB 362.

250

Gibson

Clarifies.

280

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 361 and 362 and opens a public hearing on SB 363.

SB 363 - PUBLIC HEARING

300

William Newman

Fund Manager, Northwest Techno Ventures. Provides testimony in favor of SB 363.

380

Ann Bunnenberg

President and CEO of Electrical Geodesics, INC., Co-Chair of the Oregon Bioscience Association. Provides testimony in favor of SB 363.

TAPE 24, B

010

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 361 and 362 and reopens a public hearing on SB 359.

SB 359 - PUBLIC HEARING

030

Rem Nevins

Oregon Community College Association. Provides testimony, language on lines 22 and 24 of SB 359. Provides written testimony with alternate language. (EXHIBIT C).

 

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 359 and open a work session on SB 359.

SB 359 - WORK SESSION

040

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 359 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

042

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

045

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 359 and opens a work session on SB 360.

SB 360 - WORK SESSION

050

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  360 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

052

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

055

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 360 and opens a work session on SB 363.

SB 361 - WORK SESSION

060

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 361 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

062

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

065

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 363 and opens a work session on SB 361.

SB 362 - WORK SESSION

070

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  362 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

072

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

075

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 361 and opens a work session on SB 362.

SB 363 - WORK SESSION

080

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 363 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

082

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

090

Sen. Deckert

Thanks the large group of OCKED members present today.

105

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 363 and adjourns the meeting at 9:36 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational, OKCED report 2002, Allen Alley, 71 pp

B –SB 360, written testimony, Rich Linton, 2 pp

C – SB 359, written testimony, Tim White, 1 p

 

The following exhibits are listed out of order in the body of the tape log:

D –Informational, written testimony,  Scott Gibson, 3 pp (not present today)

E – Informational, written testimony, Mike Salsgiver, 1 p (not present today)