SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 14, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 86 - 87

 

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 772 - 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 86, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:05 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 467.

SB 467 - PUBLIC HEARING

005

Jon Chandler

Legislative Advocates. Summarizes the dash five amendments to SB 467 (EXHIBIT A).

100

Chandler

Continues to summarize the dash five amendments.

200

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks how SB 467 will allow local cities the ability of citing for industrial lands.

210

Chandler

States the bill is attempting to insert doors of accessibility for cross agencies to work out issues.

250

Chandler

Continues to summarize the changes that the dash five amendments proposed to SB 467.

325

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the Metro local government in Portland and asks if Metro will pose an additional block layer to the bill.

350

Chandler

States that local government laws would apply to Metro.

375

Chandler

Continues to summarize the dash five amendments.

TAPE 87, A

020

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the dash two amendment which allows the Governor to cite industrial lands.

050

Chandler

Responds.

092

Sen. Deckert

Notes a concern with adding more task forces and special commissions this session than previous sessions. States that the current Economic Development Commission could take on the issues suggested by SB 467 dash five amendments.

108

Chandler

States that the intent of the bill was to create an advisory board to assist the Commission.

165

Sen. Deckert

Asks for a definition of the ‘trade sector’ that is addressed in the language of the bill.

170

Chandler

States that the current definition of trade sector is termigoric for Oregon only.

235

Sen. Deckert

Asks the work group to narrow the definition of ‘trade sector’.

237

Laurie Aunum

Department of Environmental Quality, (DEQ). Provides testimony in support of SB 467 dash five amendments.

265

John Lilly

Executive Director, Division of State Lands, (DSL). Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments.

270

Doug Riggs

Portland Metro. Comments on the ‘trade sector’ definition.

 

Sen. Deckert

Asks for assurance that the definition has been looked into a great length.

280

Riggs

Confirms.

305

Chris Warner

Governor’s Office. States the dash five amendments are supported by the Governor’s office.

320

Ron Fox

Economic Community Department. Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments to SB 467. Offers additional changes to the bill that the department would like to see.

TAPE 86, B

020

Bob Rindy

Department of Land Conservation and Development (LCDC). Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments.

051

Randy Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon. Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments.

065

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks why there are no references to time lines in the bill. Asks how long it will take to identify 25 sites.

075

Chandler

States that currently there are not large enough parcels to identify the sites. Elaborates on the need to have an advisory committee to assist the commission on selecting appropriate sites.

130

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks why there is not a specific timeframe to outline the work line.

135

Chandler

Defers the question.

145

Tom Gallagher

Urban Development Coalition. States that timelines will hurt the bill if technical difficulties arise or appeals take longer to resolve than the deadline.

205

Fox

Economic Community Department.  Describes the work that is currently underway.

250

Chair Metsger

Asks the work group to work on additional consensus before the bill is sent on to Ways and Means. Gives a 48 hour deadline to get the amendments to Legislative Council.

260

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 467 and opens a public hearing on SB 772.

SB 772 – PUBLIC HEARING

275

Jim Whitty

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides a summary of the dash four amendments to SB 772 (EXHIBIT B).

340

Chair Metsger

Asks about the limitations on the public/private records exceptions.

350

Whitty

Responds and continues to detail the changes to SB 772 in the dash four amendments.

TAPE 87, B

070

Whitty

Continues to outline changes the dash four amendments have brought to SB 772.

112

Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon. States there is support for the concept of SB 772 and provides two concerns with SB 772. Suggests the legislature set a limit on the number of projects this bill can move.

160

Riggs

Metro.  Provides testimony in support of the dash four amendments to SB 772.

170

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Provides testimony in support of the dash four amendments to SB 772.

190

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 772 and opens a work session on SB 772.

SB 772 – WORK SESSION

200

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 772-4 amendments dated 4/11/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Nelson

205

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

207

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 772 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 - Nelson

210

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

230

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 772 and adjourns the committee at 9:45 a.m.

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 467, dash five amendments, Jon Chandler, 16 pp

B – SB 772, dash four amendments, Jim Whitty, 14 pp