SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

May 20, 2003                                                                                                          Hearing Room C

8:30 AM                                                                                                                   Tapes 108 - 109

 

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 3187A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3615 - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2661A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3196A - 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 108, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:39 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 3187A.

HB  3187A- PUBLIC HEARING

010

Don Miner

Oregon Manufactured Housing Association.  Provides testimony in support of HB 3187A (EXHIBIT A).

020

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 3187A and opens a work session on HB 3187A.

HB 3187A – WORK SESSION

025

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 3187A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by Prior Reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

030

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

035

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 3187A and opens a public hearing on HB 3615.

HB 3615 – PUBLIC HEARING

040

Rep. Linda Flores

District 51.  Provides a summary of the purpose and intent of HB 3615.

050

Scott West

Executive Director, Oregon Lodging Association.  Provides written testimony in support of HB 3615 (EXHIBIT B).

058

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 3615 and opens a work session on HB 3615.

HB 3615 – WORK SESSION

060

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 3615 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

070

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

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

075

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 3615 and opens a public hearing on HB 2661A.

HB 2661A – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Chair Metsger

Introduces the dash four amendments to HB 2661A (EXHIBIT C).

082

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

District 23.  Provides summary and history of HB 2661A.

108

Doug Tindall

State Maintenance Engineer, Oregon Department of Transportation.  Provides written testimony on HB 2661A (EXHIBIT D).

125

Troy Costales

Safety Manager, ODOT.   Provides testimony on HB 2661A.

140

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for clarification that the bill does not impact speed zones.

145

Costales

States that the only section that relates to speed is on the highways and further elaborates.

168

Rep. Randy Miller

District 37.  Provides testimony in on HB 2661A.

180

Chair Metsger

Comments on HB 2501 which relates to increased speed limits in certain circumstances.

197

Rep. Miller

Comments on the policy change in regards to both concepts.

218

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2661A and convenes the committee to the call of the chair at 8:54 a.m.

 

 

RECESS

222

Chair Metsger

Reconvenes the committee at 8:57 a.m. and opens a work session on HB 2661A.

HB 2661A – WORK SESSION

230

Vice Chair B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2661A-4 amendments dated 05/20/03.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

233

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

235

Sen. Starr

Comments on Rep. Miller’s testimony.  States a need to continue the discussion and due to time constraints suggests moving the conversation to a conference committee.

245

Sen. Nelson

Agrees.

250

Chair Metsger

MOTION:  Moves HB 2661A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

255

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

265

Chair Metsger

Closes the Work Session on HB 2661A and opens a public hearing on HB 3196A.

HB 3196A – PUBLIC HEARING

269

Chair Metsger

Provides a summary of HB 3196A and introduces the A-5 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

280

Bill Linden

ACS Incorporated. Defers to Rep. Backlund.

310

Rep. Vic Backlund

District 25.  Provides testimony in support of HB 3196A.

320

Linden

Comments on the dash A-five amendments and fewer restrictions they place.

350

Chair Metsger

Asks about the safety and practicality issue of electronic monitoring versus law enforcement officers to enforce traffic regulations.

369

Linden

Responds that photo radar is a tool to alter driver behavior and increase safety as well as increase revenue. Elaborates on the current cities utilizing photo radar.

405

Chair Metsger

Asks about the ticketing margin when drivers are traveling at speeds higher than posted.  Says for example, a driver doing 47 mph in a 45 mph zone and wants to know if photo radar eliminates the warning process.

435

Linden

Responds and elaborates on Portland’s current practices.

450

Rep. Backlund

Comments on a personal experience in Arizona many years ago.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony for HB 3196-A:

 

Staff

Dash A-6 amendments to HB 3196A (EXHIBIT E).

 

Rep. Dave Hunt

Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F and G).

 

 

 

TAPE 109, A

 

 

 

040

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 3196A and opens a Work Session on HB 3196A.

HB 3196A – WORK SESION

045

Sen. Metsger

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3196A-5 amendments dated 05/19/03.

050

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the difference between photo red light and photo radar.  States concern regarding photo radar related to speeding.

065

Sen. Deckert

Comments on concerns relating to photo radar.

 

 

VOTE:  2-2

AYE:            2 - Sen. Nelson, Sen. Metsger

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

070

Chair Metsger

The motion Fails.

085

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 3196A and adjourns the committee at 9:15 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3187A, written testimony, Don Miner, 2 pp

B – HB 3615, written testimony, Scott West, 1 p

C – HB 2261A, dash four amendments, Staff, 29 pp

D – HB 2261A, written testimony, Doug Tindall, 1 p

E – HB 3196A, dash five amendments, Staff, 3 pp

F – HB 3196A, dash six amendments, Staff, 1 p

G – HB 3196A, written testimony, Rep. Dave Hunt, 1 p