SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 13, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 26 – 27 

 

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 83 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                              SB 188 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 183 - Work Session

                                                Informational Meeting -  Federal Transportation Funding

                                                            Jason Tell, Department of Transportation, ODOT           

 

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 26, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:03 a.m. and opens a public hearing on   SB 83.

SB 83 - PUBLIC HEARING

010

James M. Whitty

Administrator of the Road User Fee Task Force, Oregon Department of Transportation, ODOT. Begins testimony in favor of SB 83. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

060

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 83 and opens a public hearing on SB 188.

SB 188 - PUBLIC HEARING

090

Kelly Taylor

ODOT. Begins testimony in support of SB 188 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

110

Vice Chair B. Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 188 and recesses the committee at 8:10 a.m. until the call of the chair.

 

 

RECESS

115

Chair Metsger

Reconvenes the committee at 8:20 a.m. and opens a work session on SB 83.

SB 83 - WORK SESSION

117

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 83-1 amendments dated 02/10/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

119

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

115

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  83 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

125

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

130

Amy Joyce

Committee Administrator. States there is a subsequent referral to Revenue.

137

Vice Chair B. Starr

Calls Jim Whitty to comment on the subsequent referral.

140

Whitty

Responds.

150

Sen. Metsger

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which  the committee Moves SB  83 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

151

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

153

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 83 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation with a request to RESCIND THE REFERAL TO REVENUE.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

154

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

155

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 83 and opens a work session on SB 188.

SB 188 - WORK SESSION

160

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  188 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

170

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

180

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 188 and opens a work session on SB 183.

SB 183 - WORK SESSION

182

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 183 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

184

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. NELSON will lead discussion on the floor.

187

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 183 and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

190

Jason Tell

Federal Liaison, ODOT. Begins discussion on the reauthorization of Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).  Provides written testimony (EXHIBITS C, D).

220

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification on dollars mentioned in the testimony.

223

Tell.

Answers and continues discussion:

·         Challenges

·         The need for new revenue

·         Priority needs

·         Revenue options

·         New revenue scenarios

285

Sen. Nelson

Asks about how the federal funds are distributed to the state.

290

Tell

Answers and elaborates.

330

Joan Plank

ODOT. Provides testimony to elaborate on ODOT’s budget. Offers to provide a copy of the report she is referring to.

340

Sen. Nelson

Asks what the timeline is for impact statements.

345

Tell

Responds.

360

Chair Metsger

Asks about project development and administrative costs.

375

Plank

Responds.

TAPE 27, A

010

Tell

Continues discussion on TEA-21 Reauthorizations.

·         Formula funds

·         Source of funds

·         Discretionary funds

·         Ear-marked funds

140

Tell

Concludes.

142

Sen. Nelson

Asks about the time line for the bridge issues in Oregon.

145

Tell

Responds.

160

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on federal funding distributions.

175

Tell

Answers and elaborates.

190

Chair Metsger

Asks about Oregon’s commitment to the reauthorization process.

210

Tell

Answers and elaborates.

290

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns the committee at 8:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 83, written testimony, James Whitty, 2 pp

B – SB 188, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 2 pp

C – Informational, written testimony, Jason Tell, 5 pp

D – Informational, written testimony, Jason Tell, 19 pp