SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 13, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 54 - 55

 

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 2211 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2223 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 213 – 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 54, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:04 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2211.

HB 2211 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Dave Tyler

Chief Financial Officer for Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Begins discussion on HB 2211 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

020

Tyler

Continues discussion:

·         Background of the bond

·         Current issue

050

Chair Metsger

Asks if there are other remedies, such as pulling a dealer’s license.

055

Tyler

Defers to ODOT’s Fuel Tax manager.

060

Quintin Hess

Fuel Tax Manager, ODOT. Comments yes there are other remedies, including pulling a dealers license.

070

Chair Metsger

Asks if there are internal rules related to non-compliance dealers.

075

Hess

Answers and elaborates.

080

Sen. Nelson

Asks for clarification on the bill.

085

Hess

Answers and elaborates

090

Sen. Nelson

Asks what the increase would be with the passage of the bill.

092

Hess

Answers 1 million dollars.

095

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks how many problem dealers Oregon currently has.

100

Hess

Responds, currently two dealers.

115

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about process of the motor fuel tax system.

125

Tyler

Answers and elaborates.

140

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for further clarification of the process.

150

Tyler

Answers. Mentions HB 2222 that will be coming before the committee and was created to compliment this bill.

180

Sen. Deckert

Asks for the criteria used to determine businesses that will potentially have financial difficulties.

185

Hess

Answers there is a set of three criteria outlined in the bill.

200

Sen. Deckert

Asks for a ballpark figure of how many businesses currently meet the criteria mentioned.

205

Hess

Answers two dealers out of two hundred.

210

Paul Romaine

Oregon petroleum Marketers Association. Provides testimony in support of HB 2211.

210

Cliff Olson

Martin Nelson Oil Products and representing the Oregon Petroleum Marketers Association. Provides testimony in support of HB 2211.

270

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks if the OPMA is comfortable with the process for the fuel tax system setup proposed by the bill.

275

Olson

Answers yes.

280

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2211 and opens a work session on HB 2211.

HB 2211 – WORK SESSION

290

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB  2211 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

300

Chair Metsger

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

305

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2211 and opens a public hearing on HB 2223.

HB 2223 – PUBLIC HEARING

318

Dave Tyler

ODOT. Provides written testimony to support HB 2223 (EXHIBIT B).

330

Amy Joyce

Committee Administrator. Summarizes the Dash one amendment.

340

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2223 and opens a work session on HB 2223

HB 2223 – WORK SESSION

350

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2223-1 amendments dated 03/12/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

355

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

365

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2223 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

360

Sen. Deckert

Commends ODOT for the process of working during the interim to get this bill passed.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

270

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

280

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2223 and opens a public hearing on SB 213.

SB 213 – PUBLIC HEARING

390

Bruce Smith

Youth Corrections Officers. Provides written testimony in support of SB 213 (EXHIBIT C).

TAPE 55, A

020

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 213 and opens a work session on SB 213.

SB 213 – WORK SESSION

030

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 213 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

035

Sen. Deckert

Recognizes Mr. Smith and commends the testimony provided.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

045

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 213 and adjourns the committee at 9:35 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2211, written testimony, Dave Tyler, 1 p

B – HB 2223, written testimony, Dave Tyler, 1 p

C – SB 213, written testimony, Bruce Smith, 1 p