SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 20, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                         Tapes 63-65

 

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 181 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 179 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 690 – 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 63, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:10 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 179.

SB 179 - PUBLIC HEARING

010

Sen. Roger Beyer

District 9. Requests additional clarification on the SB 179 dash one amendments.

015

Troy Costales

Manager of the Safety Division, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Provides a summary of the dash one amendments to SB 179.

025

Costales

Continues testimony:

·        Road adjacent to school clarification

·        School areas already posted below 35 mph

·        School areas already posted above 35 mph and above

·        School cross walks (non-adjunct schools)

055

Sen. Beyer

Inquires about the time zones outlined in the dash one amendments.

060

Costales

Answers and elaborates on the type of road which will qualify to have amber warning lights or signs posted when children are present.

080

Sen. Beyer

States that his concern was the rural crosswalks and those concerns have been satisfied with Mr. Costales testimony.

087

De Bridges

Oregon Forest Product Transportation Association (OFPTA). States that the association supports SB 179.

090

Tricia Smith

Oregon School Employees Association. Provides testimony in support for SB 179 with the amendments. States concerns regarding the signs postings.

125

Costales

Clarifies the speed zone amendments in the school crossing zones.

135

Chair Metsger

Clarifies that there is minimal fiscal impact for SB 179.

150

Christy Munson

League of Oregon Cities. Begins testimony in opposition to SB 179 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

205

Chair Metsger

Inquires ODOT whether there are requirements in the bill to add additional flashing lights.

215

Costales

States that there is no such requirement, but allows the flashing lights as an option.

230

Munson

Re-states the cost to smaller cities.

235

Sen. Nelson

Asks for clarification of what SB 179 will accomplish.

240

Costales

States that the original bill was to clarify the definition of ‘when children are present’. States that during the original hearing further clarification of signing on the higher speed roads and address the issue that drivers are unaware of being in a school zone until they are actually in the zone.

 

 

 

285

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 179 and opens a work session on SB 179.

SB 179 – WORK SESSION

290

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 179-1 amendments dated 03/19/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

292

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

295

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 179 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

305

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

310

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 179 and opens a public hearing on SB 181.

SB 181 – PUBLIC HEARING

320

Stan Porter

Vehicles Standards Coordinator of ODOT. Provides testimony in support of the two amendments to SB 181.

340

Chair Metsger

Clarifies the original need for the amendments to SB 181.

350

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 181 and opens a work session on SB 181.

SB 181 – WORK SESSION

360

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 181-1 amendments dated 02/17/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

362

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

365

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 181-2 amendments dated 03/18/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

368

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

372

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 181 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

380

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

385

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 181 and opens a public hearing on SB 690.

SB 690 – PUBLIC HEARING

390

Don Miner

Oregon Manufactured Housing Association (OMHA). Begins discussion on SB 690 and provides written testimony in support of SB 690 (EXHIBITS B, C).

TAPE 64, A

010

Miner

Continues discussion:

·        Summarizes the requirements of SB 181

·        Dealer fees decreases

·        Consumer disclosures

·        Park landlord requirements

·        Licensing requirements

·        Proposed amendments

·        Concludes testimony

275

Don O’Rourke

General Manager of Fleetwood Homes. Provides testimony in support of SB 690. Cites a personal history with corrupt dealers in Oregon.

310

Gentry Johnson

Dealer in Eugene Oregon. Provides testimony in support of SB 690.

350

Wayne Hilderbrand

Chaperone Mobile Home Parks. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 690 (EXHIBIT D).

TAPE 63, B

020

Hilderbrand

Continues testimony.

070

Chair Metsger

Inquires about the existing law that is in place to cover the landlord.

085

Hilderbrand

Answers.

090

Debbie Berning

Mobile Park Manager. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 181.

130

Chester Berning

Rhododendron Trail Park Owner. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 181.

160

Jack Sikking

Mobile Home Park Owner. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 181.

270

Sen. Nelson

Asks if there is an issue with transferring the oversight from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to the Department of Consumer Business (DCBS).

271

Sikking

States this makes common sense.

085

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the lack of information to park owners and managers in Oregon.

298

Sikking

Responds and states the disagreement with SB 181 is with the licensing clause.

330

Dick Jacobson

Lane County Park Owner and manufactured home dealer. Begins testimony in support of SB 181.

375

Diane Belt

Personal Property Tax Collector of Washington County. Provides written testimony in support of SB 181 (EXHIBIT E).

412

Chair Metsger

Inquires about park owners not transferring titles upon purchase and asks, if under the current licensing law, the owner is required to do so.

425

Belt

States that yes the park owner is required to transfer the title.

430

Sen. Nelson

Asks if there is concern with the implementation of SB 181 and asks if it is too soon or too late.

435

Belt

Answers.

440

Gloria Higdon

Licensed Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker. Provides testimony in support of SB 181.

TAPE 64, B

050

Higdon

Continues testimony.

130

Kelly Taylor

ODOT. Testifies on the current vehicle law of private citizen limits on the amount of vehicles that can be sold per year. States that Mobile Homes are vehicles.

190

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification of current statute on the definition of personal vehicle.

200

Taylor

Clarifies the current law.

215

Pat Schwoch

Manufacture Home Owners of Oregon (OSTA). Provides written testimony in support of SB 690 (EXHBIT F).

255

Brad Brewer

Mobile Home Park Owner. Provides testimony in support of SB 690.

360

Cheryl Peligreney

Assistant Attorney General Department of Fraud. States the Department has taken a neutral position to SB 690, however states the amendments are a cause for concern.

400

Vice Chair B. Starr

Inquires about the criminal penalties outlined in the current statute.

410

Peligreney

Defers to ODOT.

412

Taylor

ODOT. State that the statute are existing and will transfer over.

415

Sen. Nelson

Asks if ODOT has an issue with the implementation dates.

425

Taylor

States that for ODOT this is a transfer and the dates will not be a cause for concern to ODOT.

440

Troy Brost

Vice President, Royal Property Corporations. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 690 (EXHIBIT G).

TAPE 65, A

050

Brad Fudge

Licensed dealer and Park owner. Provides testimony in opposition to SB 690.

115

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 690 and adjourns the committee at 10:10 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 179, written testimony, Christy Munson, 2 pp

B – SB 690, written testimony, Don Miner, 3 pp

C – SB 690, written testimony, Don Miner, 10 pp

D – SB 690, written testimony, Wayne Hilderbrand, 1 p

E – SB 690, written testimony, Diane Belt, 4pp

F – SB 690, written testimony, Pat Schwoch, 1 p

G - SB 690, written testimony, Troy Brost, 2 pp