SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 24, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                         Tapes 66-67

 

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 467 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 762 - 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 66, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:04 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 467.

SB 467 - PUBLIC HEARING

008

Jon Chandler

Legislative Advocates, Inc., Airmen Coalition Developers.  Provides summary of the dash one amendments to SB 467 (EXHIBIT A).

050

Tom Gallagher

Legislative Advocates, Inc., Airmen Coalition Developers.  Provides testimony in support of SB 467.

158

Chandler

Provides a summary of the dash two amendments to SB 467.

300

Gallagher

Asks for set direction on the time line for amendments.

310

Chair Metsger

Inquires about the desire to include timed objectives in the bill.

325

Gallagher

States that at this point there is no desire to include deadlines in the bill due to staffing and workload.

375

Chandler

Emphasizes the need to focus on the outcome of the work rather than the timeframe.

405

Chair Metsger

States that it is imperative that Ways and Means track the ongoing progress of the bill.

TAPE 67, A

030

Vice Chair B. Starr

Inquires about the location of the twenty-five states.

040

Gallagher

States that a great number of the sites will be in the Willamette Valley corridor.

060

Chandler

States that at least three of the sites are focused on rural industrial sites. States that there are a  package of bills that are floating to pass this session which will benefit each other.

085

Sen. Deckert

Comments on the jurisdiction between the governor and the legislature. Asks if the executive branch is capable to address these issues, why is there a need for legislative statute.

104

Gallagher

States the differences in the bill for workload. States there are several levels to the bill and the concept.

120

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the barriers that might appear, citing the community solutions team for example and comments on the availability of water to these sites.

140

Randy Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon.  Provides testimony on SB 467 and summarizes the dash one amendments.

185

Chair Metsger

Recognizes the work of 1000 Friends of Oregon this session.

190

Bob Rindy

Oregon Department of Land Conservation (LCDC). Provides background information on the work group concepts for industrial land.

220

Lauri Aunan

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Provides written testimony in support of SB 467 (EXHIBIT B).

265

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 467 and opens a public hearing on SB 762.

SB 762 – PUBLIC HEARING

275

Vice Chair B. Starr

Provides a summary of SB 762.

315

Jim Nass

Legal counsel for State Appellate Courts. Begins discussion on concerns for SB 762.

325

Nass

Concerns:

·        Decision making process of SB 762

·        Party adversary concerns

·        Substantial evidence

·        Concludes testimony

TAPE 66, B

005

Rindy

LCDC. Provides testimony of concerns for SB 762.

060

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing and adjourns the committee at 9:05 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 467, written testimony, Jon Chandler, 1 p

B – SB 467, written testimony, Lauri Aunan, 1 p