SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 2, 2003                                                                                                           Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 77 - 78

 

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 772 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 777 - 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 77, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:09 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 772.

SB 772 - PUBLIC HEARING

010

Jim Whitty

Administrator, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Begins testimony in support of SB 772 (EXHIBITS A, B, C).

160

Doug Goe

Member, Innovative Finance Advisory Committee (IFAC). Provides testimony in support of SB 772.

200

Beth DeHamel

Member, IFAC. Provides testimony in support of SB 772.

210

John Carter

Member, IFAC. Provides testimony in support of SB 772.

240

Sen. Nelson

Asks if the bill addresses the domain authority issue.

250

Whitty

States that the dash one amendment defines the domain authority to a higher degree.

290

Chair Metsger

Asks about the innovative financing, and asks for an example how SB 772 would work and what would be allowed to happen that is not happening now.

300

Carter

States the light rail project at the Portland airport is a fairly good example.  Says the construction and work on the project would have been difficult for several agencies to carry out alone.

345

Sen. Nelson

Asks for additional clarification to the issues of the imminent domain authority regarding toll roads.

355

Whitty

States the existing toll roads statute do exist.

390

Sen. Deckert

Asks where in SB 772 there is a need for this legislation to accomplish the innovative projects.

400

Whitty

States the exemption from the procurement process is essential.

TAPE 78, A

010

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the current statute limitations for project proposals. Elaborates on the process change suggested by SB 772.

040

Carter

States that SB 772 does not take away the control or guidance of any state projects or processes currently in place.

060

Mike Salsgiver

Government Affairs Manager for the Portland Business Alliance. Provides written testimony and discussion in support of SB 772 (EXHIBIT D).

140

Doug Riggs

Representing Bechtel Corporation. Provides written testimony in support of SB 772 (EXHIBIT E).

160

Jacob Brostoff

1000 Friends of Oregon. Provides testimony in support of the dash two amendments. States there are some concerns with the language of the current amendments.

195

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 772 and opens a public hearing on SB 777.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for SB 772:

 

Randall Pape

Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

SB 777 – PUBLIC HEARING

215

Mike Marsh

ODOT. Provides written testimony in support of SB 777 (EXHIBIT F).

260

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on current statutes in place for innovative financing.

295

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 777 and opens a work session on SB 777.

SB 777 – WORK SESSION

300

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 777-1 amendments dated 04/01/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

302

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

304

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 777 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

305

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

308

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 9:00 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 772, written testimony, Jim Whitty, 4 pp

B – SB 772, written testimony, Jim Whitty, 8 pp

C – SB 772, written testimony, Jim Whitty, 39 pp

D – SB 772, written testimony, Mike Salsgiver, 1 p

E – SB 772, written testimony, Doug Riggs, 1 p

F – SB 777, written testimony, Mike Marsh, 1 p

 

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

G – SB 772, written testimony, Randall Pape, 1 p (not present in today’s hearing)