SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 18, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                         Tapes 59-60

 

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: SB 468 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 471 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 776 – 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 59, A

005

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:15 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 468.

SB 468 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Vice Chair B. Starr

Provides a summary of the dash one amendments to SB 468. Commends the work group that has spent a year on the issue.

030

Ron Northcraft

Douglas County Assessor. Provides testimony in support of SB 468.

040

Don Miner

Oregon Manufactured Housing Association. Provides a summary of the dash one amendments proposed for SB 468.

050

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides further explanation of the amendments proposed for SB 468.

050

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 468 and opens a work session on SB 468.

SB 468 – WORK SESSION

052

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 468-1 amendments dated 03/17/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

055

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

060

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 468 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

065

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

068

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 468 and opens a public hearing on SB 471.

SB 471 – PUBLIC HEARING

070

Jason Reynolds

Executive Director of the Oregon Consumer League. Presents a video presentation and provides written testimony in support of SB 471 (EXHIBIT A).

200

Reynolds

Summarizes the history and need for SB 471.

240

Bob Russell

President of the Oregon Trucking Association (OTA). Begins discussion and provides written testimony in support of SB 471 (EXHIBIT B).

300

Chair Metsger

Asks should the legislature investigate and find businesses in non-compliance, are laws currently in place to help enforce or would additional work need to be done.

315

Russell

Answers and elaborates.

330

Vice Chair B. Starr

Inquires what the difference between traditional movers and everyone outside of this definition.

335

Russell

States that traditional movers need to register ODOT , are heavily regulated in terms of the services they provide, and if they do not provide the services are subject to penalization.

345

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks how the ‘non-traditional’ movers can get around the registration standards.

350

Russell

States that ODOT is unable to investigate due to the attorney general’s opinion.  States that in statute a separate definition outlines a ‘pack and loader’. Defines the pack and loader as the people who will pack and load the truck, but the customer hires the truck and drives the truck to the new residence, and the pack and loader will also unload the truck.  States the pack and loader are not registered and can not be investigated.

368

Richard P. Burke

Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Oregon. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 471.

TAPE 60, A

030

Sen. Deckert

Asks what is the end situation result that is needed to address the problem.

035

Burke

Responds.

055

Sen. Deckert

Asks if a fee is the concern for the small carrier.

060

Burke

Confirms and states that $100 a year is set in SB 471 as well an unspecified fee for ODOT.

080

Chair Metsger

Comments on the testimony.

090

Burke

Responds.

108

Chair Metsger

Asks if additional amendments will be needed for this bill.

115

Russell

Confirms.

120

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 471 and opens a public hearing on SB 776.

SB 776 – PUBLIC HEARING

125

Russell

OTA. Provides testimony in support of SB 776.

160

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 776 and adjourns the committee at 9: 03 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 471, written testimony, Jason Reynolds, 3 pp

B – SB 471, written testimony, Rob Russell, 2 pp