SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 16, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 89 - 90

 

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: HB 2219 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2252A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2691A - 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 89, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:04 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2219.

HB 2219  - PUBLIC HEARING

010

Claudia Howells

Rail Division, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides written testimony in support of HB 2219 and reads the testimony (EXHIBIT A).

071

Everett Cutter

Manager, Oregon Railroad Association. Provides testimony in support of HB 2219 (EXHIBIT B).

085

Jon Oshel

Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). Provides testimony in support of HB 2219.

095

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2219 and opens the work session on HB 2219.

HB 2219 – WORK SESSION

100

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2219 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

102

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. NELSON will lead discussion on the floor.

105

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2219 and opens a public hearing on HB 2252A.

HB 2252A – PUBLIC HEARING

107

Mike Doyle

Director, Oregon Economic and Community Development. Provides written testimony in support of HB 2252A (EXHIBITS C, D).

165

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the governor’s preference to the amount of members on a commission.

172

Doyle

States that in the private sector there are such a variety of industries to represent, there needs to be a wide variety of representation.

187

Keith Leavitt

Port of Portland. Provides testimony in support of HB 2252A.

200

Dalton Hobbs

Administrator, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Provides testimony in support of HB 2252A.

221

Walt Evans

Chair of the Trade Policy Committee, Pacific Northwest International Trade Association. Provides written testimony in support of HB 2252A and summarizes the intent of the bill (EXHIBIT E).

285

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2252A and opens the work session on HB 2252A.

HB 2252A – WORK SESSION

288

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2252A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

295

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

300

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2252A and opens a public hearing on HB 2691A.

HB 2691A – PUBLIC HEARING

310

Rep. Patti Smith

District 52. Begins discussion on HB 2691A.

225

Chris Kramer

Legislative Counsel. Outlines the dash nine and dash ten amendments to HB 2691A (EXHIBITS F, G).

TAPE 90, A

030

Kramer

Continues to outline the dash nine and dash ten amendments.

090

Sen. Nelson

Asks how Oregon defines the extended sewer facilities.

095

Kramer

Answers and elaborates.

130

Michael Benedict

Planning Director, Hood River County. Provides testimony in support of HB 2691A in its initial form. States some of the amendments are a cause for concern.

161

Art Schlock

AOC. Provides testimony in support of the dash nine amendments and states AOC does not support the dash ten amendments to HB 2691A.

196

Doris Penwell

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD). Provides testimony in support of the dash nine amendments.  States opposition to the dash ten amendments.

240

Carrie McClaren

1000 Friends of Oregon.  Provides testimony in support of both the dash nine and dash ten amendments to HB 2691A.

325

Bob Rindy

Department of Land Conservation and Development (LCDD). Provides written testimony in support of HB 2691A (EXHIBIT H).

390

Chair Metsger

Asks if the containment issue should be clarified further.

395

Rindy

Agrees that it should be clarified.

400

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for the interpretation of the use of industrial sites in effect today.

415

Rindy

Answers and elaborates on the language.

430

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks if the amendments further clarify the bill since it came from the House or has it become more complex.

435

Rindy

States the bill has improved with the addition of the amendments.

450

Steven Kafoury

Oregon Chapter of the National Planning Association. Provides testimony in support of HB 2691A and begins discussion on the sunset clause.

TAPE 89, B

040

Kafoury

Continues discussion on the additional clause.

055

Chair Metsger

Clarifies the sunset portion of the dash ten amendments for HB 2691A.

060

Chair Metsger

Asks if there is a possibility of a land rush of re-zoning for industrial lands.

067

Kafoury

Answers and elaborates on the concept.

082

Sen. Deckert

Asks if there could be a limit on actual sites rather than having an unknown amount of industrial lands.

100

Chair Metsger

Clarifies the amount of current industrial sites in Oregon.

102

Bill Clooney

Western Council of Industrial Members. Provides testimony on HB 2691A. Urges the committee to find a process to continue the work of the currently operating mill sites in Oregon.

160

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2691A and adjourns the committee at 9:15 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2219, written testimony, Claudia Howells, 1 p

B – HB 2219, written testimony, Everett Cutter, 1 p

C – HB 2252A, written testimony, Mike Doyle, 5 pp

D – HB 2252A, written testimony, Mike Doyle, 27 pp

E – HB 2252A, written testimony, Walt Evans, 3 pp

F – HB 2691A, dash nine amendments, Chris Kramer, 3 pp

G – HB 2691A, dash ten amendments, Chris Kramer, 6 pp

H – HB 2691A, written testimony, Bob Rindy, 1 p