SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 25, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 35 – 36 

 

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: HB 2265 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                              HB 2214 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                              HB 2216 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2261 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 312 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 417 – 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 35, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:07 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2265.

HB 2265 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Bruce Warner

Director, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides written testimony in support of HB 2265 (EXHIBIT A).

025

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2265.

HB 2265  – Work Session

030

Sen. Nelson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2265 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Starr

040

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. NELSON will lead discussion on the floor.

045

Chair Metsger

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2214 A.

HB 2214 A – PUBLIC HEARING

050

Kelly Taylor

ODOT. Provides written testimony in support of HB 2214 A (EXHIBIT B).

065

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2214 A.

HB 2214 A – WORK SESSION

070

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2214A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

080

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

090

Chair Metsger

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2216.

HB 2216 – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Taylor

Provides written testimony on HB 2216 (EXHIBIT C).

115

Chair Metsger

Asks about HB 2216’s potential impact on antique classic cars.

120

Taylor

Answers.

123

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2216.

HB 2216 – WORK SESSION

125

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2216 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

135

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

140

Chair Metsger

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2261 A.

HB 2261 A – PUBLIC HEARING

150

Taylor

Provides written testimony in support of HB 2261 A (EXHIBIT D).

160

Chair Metsger

Asks about the accuracy of the tests.

165

Taylor

Responds.

175

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 2261A.

HB 2261 A – WORK SESSION

180

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2261A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

185

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

300

Chair Metsger

Closes work session and opens a public hearing on SB 312.

SB 312 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Sen. Deckert

Introduces SB 312. Provides written testimony in support of SB 312 (EXHIBIT E).

250

Chris Hagerbaumer

Program Director, Oregon Environmental Council (OEC). Provides written testimony in support of SB 312 (EXHIBIT F).

335

Russ Beaton, PhD

Professor of Economics, Willamette University and a Hybrid Car Owner. Begins testimony in support of SB 312.

400

Chair Metsger

Asks about tax incentives for purchase of hybrid vehicles.

410

Hagerbaumer

Responds and elaborates.

TAPE 36, A

010

Hagerbaumer

Continues.

015

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on registration fees and tax credits.

025

Beaton

Responds.

030

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks if there is support of eliminating the tax credits.

035

Hagerbaumer

Responds.

050

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification on road use fees for hybrid vehicles.

053

Hagerbaumer

Responds and elaborates.

100

Sen. Nelson

Asks about global temperature impact and its relation to Hybrid cars.

108

Hagerbaumer

Responds.

120

Sen. Nelson

Asks about scientific tree ring studies.

125

Hagerbaumer

Asks for clarification of the question.

127

Sen. Nelson

Elaborates on tree ring studies.

145

Beaton

Comments.

150

Sen. Deckert

Comments on scientific opinions of global costs, specifically a CSPAN debate.

160

Beaton

Comments on global warming and Hybrid vehicles.

200

Dick Yates

Legislative Revenue. Provides overhead presentation on SB 312 (EXHIBIT G).

260

Chair Metsger

Asks about numbers and vehicle costs presented in testimony.

280

Yates

Clarifies and elaborates.

320

Chair Metsger

Inquires about light vehicles versus heavier vehicles when estimating user fees.

330

Yates

Answers and elaborates.

345

Sen. Deckert

Asks about road quality deteriation of vehicles.

350

Yates

Responds.

365

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the numbers presented.

410

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 312 and opens a public hearing on SB 417.

TAPE 35, B

SB 417 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Sen. Ferrioli

District 9. Begins testimony in support of SB 417. Provides legislative history of constituent concerns from previous years.

060

Chair Metsger

Comments on the quality costs.

075

Ferrioli

Responds.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 417 and reopens a public hearing on SB 312.

SB 312 – PUBLIC HEARING

085

Al Jubitz

Hybrid Preasia Owner. Provides testimony in support of SB 312.

194

Mike Marsh

ODOT. Comments on the need to have user fees for all vehicle users.

235

Sen. Deckert

Asks about fiscal impacts on the bill.

240

Marsh

Responds.

252

Sen. Deckert

Asks about other costs, such as weight distribution.

255

Marsh

Responds.

260

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Provides testimony in opposition of SB 312. Comments on the need for user fee costs.

280

Jim Edelson

Green Leasing LLC. Provides testimony in support of SB 312 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

350

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 312.

400

Chair Metsger

Comments on the issue of studded tires.

440

Chair Metsger

Closes public hearing on SB 312 and adjourns the committee at  9:30 a.m.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony on SB 312.

 

Eban Goodstein

Submits written testimony (Exhibit I)

 

Mike Marsh

Submits written testimony (Exhibit J)

 

Rivka Gervurtz

Submits written testimony (Exhibit K)

 

Bruce Warner

Submits written testimony (Exhibit L)

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2265, written testimony, Bruce Warner, 1 p

B – HB 2214A, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p

C – HB 2216, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p

D – HB 2261A, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p

E – SB 312, written testimony, Sen. Ryan Deckert, 1 p

F – SB 312, written testimony, Chris Hagerbaumer, 6 p

G – SB 312, overhead presentation, Dick Yates, 1 p

H – SB 312, written testimony, Jim Edelson, 1 p

I – SB 312, written testimony, Eban Goodstein, 1 p (not present in hearing)

J – SB 312, written testimony, Mike Marsh, 1 p (not present in hearing)

K – SB 312, written testimony, Rivka Gervurtz, 2 pp (not present in hearing)

L – SB 312, written testimony, Bruce Warner, 2 pp (provided after hearing)