SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 27, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 38 – 39

 

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 2176 A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 425 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 438 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 276 – 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 38, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:00 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2176A.

HB 2176 A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Curt Curtis

Sergeant, Oregon State Police State Patrol Division. Provides written testimony and discussion in support of HB 2176A (EXHIBIT A).

055

Jim Botwinis

Oregon State Police Officers’ Association. Provides testimony in support of HB 2176A (EXHIBIT B).

075

Bill Laird

Battalion Chief, Canby Fire District. Provides testimony in support of HB 2176A (EXHIBIT C).

140

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the obvious need to educate the public on yielding to emergency vehicles.

150

Sen. Deckert

Comments on the growing trend of the public not yielding to emergency vehicles.

160

Curtis

Responds.

165

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2176A and opens a work session on HB 2176A.

HB 2176A – WORK SESSION

170

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2176A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

175

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. NELSON will lead discussion on the floor.

180

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2176A and opens a public hearing on SB 425 and 438.

SB 425 and 438 – PUBLIC HEARING

190

Shawn Miller

Oregon Christmas Tree Growers. Begins discussion on SB 425 and SB 438.

280

Chair Metsger

Asks about issues presented, and asks for clarification.

290

Miller

Elaborates.

300

Daniel Wells

Oregon Association of Nursery Men. Provides testimony in support of SB 425.

390

Chair Metsger

Asks where the largest areas of concerns are.

400

Wells

Answers.

TAPE 39, A

010

Wells

Continues to describe areas of concerns.

015

Kevin Peterson

Weigh Master for Clackamas County. Testifies at the request of the Chair. Provides background to the necessity of permits on Oregon roads.

055

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 425 and SB 438.

090

Byron Meadows

Marion County Department of Public Works. Provides written testimony in opposition to both SB 425 and SB 438 (EXHIBIT D).

150

Darrin Lane

Linn County, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides testimony in opposition to SB 425 and SB 438.

240

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on commerce where produce can not get to market, is not a system that is working well.

260

Lane

Responds and elaborates.

265

Penhollow

Encourages the committee to invite ODOT to the table to address the one-stop system.

300

Gregg Dal Ponte

Manager of Motor Carrier Department, ODOT. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 438 and SB 425 (EXHIBITS E, F).

TAPE 38, B

010

Dal Ponte

Continues discussion on current permitting authorizations.

030

Chair Metsger

Comments on multiple load trucks, and the hassle of permitting them.

050

Dal Ponte

Responds and elaborates.

085

Chair Metsger

Creates a work group to address issues of SB 425 and SB 438. Asks Greg Dal Ponte to head the work group, and asks for a report in two weeks.

090

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 425 and 438 and opens a public hearing on SB 276.

SB 276 – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Monty King

Oregon Independent Auto Dealers Association. Provides written testimony in support of SB 276, however, asks for amendments to be considered (EXHIBIT G).

190

Chair Metsger

Asks who is authorized to provide education in Oregon.

195

King

Answers.

210

Regina Covington

Educator, Dealer Title Service. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 276 (EXHIBIT H).

255

Sen. Nelson

Asks what the percentage of internet users as opposed to mail users.

260

R. Covington

Answers.

270

Sen. Deckert

Asks if questions on the Internet are focused on content.

275

R. Covington

Responds.

300

Sen. Deckert

Asks how long the test is, and how long users spend on taking the tests.

310

R. Covington

Responds.

330

Bill Covington

Oregon Dealers Advisory Committee, Department of Motor Vehicles. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 276 (EXHIBIT I).

375

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on current laws.

380

B. Covington

Clarifies and continues to address SB 276 verbiage.

405

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for confirmation that SB 276 had not been brought before the Oregon Dealers Advisory Committee.

410

B. Covington

Responds.

TAPE 39, B

010

M. King

Elaborates on the continuing education focus of SB 276 and the language currently in the bill.

075

Chair Metsger

Asks for the proponents of the bill to work out the issues of the language prior to a work session.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 276 and adjourns the committee at 9:30 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2176A, written testimony, Curt Curtis, 3 pp

B – HB 2176A, written testimony, Jim Botwinis, 1 p

C – HB 2176A, written testimony, Bill Laird, 66 pp

D – SB 425 & 438, written testimony, Byron Meadows, 1 p

E – SB 425, written testimony, Greg Dal Ponte, 1 p

F – SB 438, written testimony, Greg Dal Ponte, 1 p

G – SB 276, written testimony, Monty King, 3 pp

H – SB 276, written testimony, Regina Covington, 1 p

I – SB 276, written testimony, Bill Covington, 2 pp