SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 17, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 91 - 93

 

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 – Work Session

                                                SB 508 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 771 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 776 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 787 - 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 91, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:03 a.m. and opens a work session on SB 467.

SB  467 – WORK SESSION

005

Tom Gallagher

Urban Coalition Development. Begins summary of the dash six amendments to SB 467 (EXHIBIT A).

060

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 467-6 amendments dated 04/17/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

070

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

075

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 467 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Deckert

080

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 467 and opens a public hearing on SB 508.

SB 508 - PUBLIC HEARING

088

Chair Metsger

Introduces the dash one amendments to SB 508 (EXHIBIT B).

090

Kelly Taylor

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides a summary of the dash one amendments to SB 508 (EXHIBIT C).

150

Taylor

Demonstrates the various Oregon Group plates available in Oregon.

200

Taylor

Continues to summarize the dash one amendments to SB 508.

320

Chair Metsger

Asks for specific concerns regarding the dash one amendments.

330

Taylor

Provides specific examples of technical concerns with the wording of the dash one amendments.

390

Curt Curtis

Sergeant, Oregon State Police Patrol Division. Provides testimony on SB 508.

TAPE 92, A

020

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 508 and opens a work session on SB 508.

SB 508 – WORK SESSION

030

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 508-1 amendments dated 04/16/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

055

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

070

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 508 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

075

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

077

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 508 and opens a public hearing on SB 771.

SB 771 – PUBLIC HEARING

078

Rosenberger

Provides a summary of the dash one amendments to SB 771 (EXHIBIT D).

090

Lauri Aunan

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Provides written testimony on dash one amendments of SB 771 (EXHIBIT E).

100

Bob Cortright

Oregon Land Conservation and Development Department (LCDD). Provides testimony in support of the dash one amendments to SB 771.

138

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification that ODOT currently funds theLCD positions that help with various cross agencies project, and asks if this is a qualifier.

146

Rosenberger

Responds.

158

Cortright

States that financial assistance is provided by ODOT to support the Transportation and Growth Management Program, however that is not directly involved in supporting ODOT’s work on transportation projects.

160

Sen. Nelson

Asks how this bill will streamline the permitting process.

165

Rosenberger

States that if an ODOT project is challenged based on non-compliance with another state agency, this is the type of situation where the bill will assist in getting through the permitting process.

177

Sen. Nelson

Asks for clarification that this is an anticipation process.

180

Rosenberger

Comments and elaborates the current permitting process.

190

Sen. Deckert

Asks if there is a need for direction from the Legislature to enforce the components of the bill. Asks if the various agencies could simply make this part of their internal process.

200

Rosenberger

Comments.

210

Sen. Nelson

Asks for clarification of the bill’s process.

220

Rosenberger

Answers.

230

Vice Chair B. Starr

Closes the public hearing on SB 771 and opens a public hearing on SB 776.

SB 776 – PUBLIC HEARING

240

Vice Chair B. Starr

Introduces the dash one amendments to SB 776 (EXHIBIT F).

245

Tom Zelemka

Schitzen Industries. Provides testimony in support of the dash one amendments to SB 776.

360

Bob Russell

President, Oregon Trucking Association. Provides testimony in support of the dash one amendments to SB 776.

380

Peter Fry

Land use Planning Consultant. Provides testimony in support of SB 776.

TAPE 91, B

050

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks if the current Mayor’s task force and the scope of its work will accomplish its objectives.

100

Zelemka

Comments on the Mayor’s task force and their scope of work.

115

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks if two groups will work together amicably or will there be competition.

120

Zelemka

States the two groups will be complimentary.

139

Bob Russell

Comments on the various delays that have occurred with the area of land addressed.

150

Chair Metsger

Asks if the central east side are represented in the Mayor’s group.

160

Fry

States that at this point the group is trying to find a way to include this representation.

190

Sen. Deckert

Asks why there is a need for two task forces to study the same issue.

195

Fry

Comments.

213

Susan Schneider

City of Portland. Provides written testimony and  clarification on the proposed members of the Mayor’s task force (EXHIBIT G).

260

Steve Dotterrer

City of Portland, Bureau of Planning. Provides written testimony on SB 776 (EXHIBITS H, I, J).

330

Steve Iwata

Department of Transportation. Clarifies the Mayor’s task force representation.

360

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks how much public funding is involved or projected.

365

Dotterrer

States $50,000.

385

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about the issue of complimentary or competitive task forces of a State Task force or a city task force.

TAPE 92, B

005

Schneider

Comments and elaborates on the concerns.

055

Sen. Deckert

Asks when the mayor’s task force will have the recommendations available.

060

Dotterrer

States the current deadline is October 2003.

080

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification on the Mayor’s comments to the city and in addition asks for clarification of a website photo.

090

Dotterrer

Comments on the 1988 suggested plan.

105

Schneider

Clarifies the Mayor’s comments to the city.

125

Mike Salsgiver

State Governor’s Affairs Manager, Portland Business Alliance. Provides testimony in support of the dash one amendments to SB 776.

195

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 776 and opens a work session on SB 771.

SB 771 – WORK SESSION

200

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 771-1 amendments dated 04/16/03.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 – Sen. Metsger, Sen. B. Starr, Sen. Nelson

NAY:            1 – Sen. Deckert

210

Chair Metsger

The motion Carries.

215

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB  771 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on  Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1

AYE:            3 - Sen. Metsger, Sen. B. Starr, Sen. Nelson

NAY:            1 - Sen. Deckert

220

Chair Metsger

The motion Carries.

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

225

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 771 and opens a public hearing on SB 787.

SB 787 –PUBLIC HEARING

226

Chair Metsger

Introduces the dash three, five and six amendments (EXHIBITS J, K, L).

230

Dave Barrows

Representing Segway Corporation. Provides testimony in support of the dash five and dash six amendments.

280

Beth Woodward

Citizen, Multnomah County. Provides testimony on SB 787 (EXHIBIT M).

360

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments to SB 787.

380

Curt Curtis

OSP. Provides testimony in support of the dash five amendments.

TAPE 93, A

005

Ellen Vanderslice

President, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition. Provides testimony in support of the dash three and the dash five amendments. States the Coalition would prefer the dash three amendments.

045

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 787 and opens a work session on SB 787.

SB 787 – WORK SESSION

052

Chair Metsger

Notes the changes in the dash five and dash six amendments. States a preference for the dash five.

087

Vice Chair B. Starr

Opposes the dash five amendments due to the design of the Segway Human Transporter makes the need for a helmet a personal preference not a requirement.

095

Chair Metsger

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 787-5 amendments dated 04/15/03.

 

 

VOTE:  2-2

AYE:            2 - Sen. Metsger, Sen. Nelson

NAY:            2 - Sen. Deckert, Sen. B. Starr

 

Chair Metsger

The motion Fails.

100

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 787-6 amendments dated 04/15/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

101

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

105

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 787 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

110

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

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

115

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on SB 787 and adjourns the committee at 10:00 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 476, dash six amendments, Tom Gallagher, 16 pp

B – SB 508, dash one amendments, Staff, 7 pp

C – SB 508, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 1 p

D– SB 771, dash one amendments, Rosenberger, 2 pp

E – SB 771, written testimony, Lauri Aunan, 2 pp

F – SB 776, dash one amendments, Staff, 3 pp

G – SB 776, written testimony, Steve Dotterrer, 3 pp

H – SB 776, written testimony, Steve Dotterrer, 1 p

I – SB 776, written testimony, Steve Dotterrer, 2 pp

J – SB 787, dash three amendments, Staff, 1 p

K – SB 787, dash five amendments, Staff, 4 pp

L – SB 787, dash six amendments, Staff, 3 pp

M – SB 787, written testimony, Beth Woodward, 1 p