HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

February 23, 2005   Hearing Room C

9:00 A.M.          Tape  21

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Patti Smith, Chair

Rep. Brian Boquist, Vice-Chair

Rep. Arnie Roblan, Vice-Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Chuck Burley

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Mark Hass

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HB 2539 – 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 21, A

003

Chair P. Smith

Calls meeting to order at 9:06 a.m. and opens the public hearing on HB 2539.

HB 2539 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2539 and the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

020

Joe Gilliam

Oregon Grocers Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2539.Submits a packet of information on the ODA Food Safety Fee Comparison.  Explains the changes HB 2539 makes by using the chart (EXHIBIT B, Page 3)

054

Gilliam

Discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

070

Chair P. Smith

Asks if the -1 amendments replace the bill.

071

Gilliam

Answers affirmatively.

076

Rep. Boquist

Inquires how much in General Fund dollars were put into the Food Safety program in the 2001-2003 Biennium.

088

Gilliam

Answers that the program began the 2003-2005 Biennium at $1.8 million but was cut to $400,000.  Notes that the program was funded above $2 million during the 2001-2003 Biennium.

091

Gilliam

Submits and refers to informational material that gives a brief synopsis of each section of the bill (EXHIBIT C).

095

Chair P. Smith

Inquires if the Department of Agriculture supports HB 2539.

098

Gilliam

States that the department is in agreement with the measure and the -1 amendments.

105

Chair P. Smith

Closes the public hearing and opens the work session on HB 2539.

HB 2539 - Work Session

108

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2539-1 amendments dated 2/21/05.

111

Rep. Boquist

Comments on the Oregon Grocer’s Association’s cooperation with the Department of Agriculture to compromise. 

115

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Hass

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

118

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves HB  2539 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

123

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Hass

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

142

Chair P. Smith

Closes work session on HB 2539 and adjourns the meeting at 9:15 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2539, -1 Amendments, staff, 38 pp
  2. HB 2539, ODA Food Safety Comparison informational packet, Joe Gilliam, 13 pp
  3. HB 2539, synopses of HB 2539, Joe Gilliam, 1 p