SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

March 25, 2003                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                              Tapes 68  

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. David Nelson

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. Ryan Deckert

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: SB 425 – Work Session

                                                SB 687 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 688 – Work Session

                                                HB 2173 - Work Session

                                                SB 474 - 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 68, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:04 a.m. and opens a work session on SB 425.

SB 425 – WORK SESSION

010

Gregg Dal Ponte

Deputy Director, Motor Carrier Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides summary of the dash two amendments and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

050

Bob Russell

President of the Oregon Trucking Association (OTA). Provides testimony in support of the dash two amendments for SB 425.

060

Shawn Miller

Christmas Tree Growers. Provides testimony in support of the dash two amendments to SB 425.

065

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Provides testimony in support of the dash two amendments to SB 425.

090

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Provides testimony in support of the dash two amendments to SB 425.

092

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 425-2 amendments dated 03/24/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

094

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

095

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  425 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

100

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

118

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 425 and opens a public hearing on SB 687.

SB 687 – PUBLIC HEARING

120

Ann Crook

Director of the Oregon Department of Aviation. Provides summary and provides written testimony in support of SB 687 as amended (EXHIBIT B).

135

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 687 and opens a work session on SB 687.

SB 687 – WORK SESSION

136

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 687-1 amendments dated 03/24/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

138

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

140

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 687 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

142

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

145

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 687 and opens a work session on SB 688.

SB 688 – WORK SESSION

146

Crook

Provides summary and provides written testimony in support of the SB 688 (EXHIBIT C).

185

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 688 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

187

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

189

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 688 and opens a work session on HB 2173.

HB 2173 – WORK SESSION

190

Crook

Provides summary and provides written testimony in support of HB 2173 (EXHIBIT D).

220

Chair Metsger

Asks for a brief clarification on the search and rescue program account.

230

Crook

Summarizes the Oregon search and rescue program for aerial activities.

240

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2173 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

242

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2173 and opens a public hearing on SB 474.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for HB 2173:

 

Seth Karpinski

Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

SB 474 – PUBLIC HEARING

255

Russell

OTA.  Provides summary and provides written testimony in support of SB 474 (EXHIBIT E).

265

Mike Mars

ODOT. Provides testimony in support of SB 474.

285

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 474 and opens a work session on SB 474.

SB 474 – WORK SESSION

287

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 474 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Deckert

295

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

308

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational hearing and adjourns the committee at 8:25 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

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

B – SB 687, written testimony, Ann Crook, 1 p

C – SB 688, written testimony, Ann Crook, 1 p

D – HB 2173, written testimony, Ann Crook, 2 pp

E – SB 474, written testimony, Bob Russell, 1 p

 

The following exhibit is listed out of order in the body of the tape log:

F – HB 2173, written testimony, Seth Karpinski, 1 p