HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

March 2, 2005 Hearing Room C

9:00 A.M. Tapes  22 - 23

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Patti Smith, Chair

Rep. Brian Boquist, Vice-Chair

Rep. Arnie Roblan, Vice-Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Mark Hass

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Chuck Burley

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HB 2196 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2198 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                Introduction of Committee Measures

 

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 22, A

003

Chair P. Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2196

HB 2196 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2196.

017

Lisa Hansen

Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Introduces Jim Rue, Ken Bailey, and Bernie Faber.

030

Jim Rue

Member, Board of Agriculture.  Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2196 (EXHIBIT A).  Gives background on HB 2196

076

Rue

Discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

098

Ken Bailey

Vice Chair, Board of Agriculture.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.  Discusses what the measure would do.

109

Bernie Faber

Chair, Board of Agriculture.  Talks about how the Department of Agriculture has been reaching out to people to get different opinions on HB 2196.

135

Barry Bushue

President, Oregon Farm Bureau Federation.  Testifies in favor of HB 2196 with the proposed -1 amendments. 

165

Scott Ashcom

Oregon Agricultural Alliance.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.

175

George Pugh

Oregon Seed Council.  Testifies in support of HB 2196. 

200

Don Moisan

Legislative Chairmen, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.  Comments on the dairy industry’s relationship with the Department of Agriculture. 

229

John McCulley

Agricultural Cooperative Council.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.

242

Mark Simmons

Oregon Association of Nurseries.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.

263

Glen Stonebrink

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.

276

Terry Witt

Executive Director, Oregonians for Food and Shelter.  Testifies in support of HB 2196.

295

Rep. Beyer

Inquires if the board has problems finding appointees.

309

Lisa Hansen

Responds that the board has maintained full membership since she has been in the agency and that there has been no problems filling open positions.

309

Chair P. Smith

Closes the public hearing on HB 2196 and opens the work session on HB 2196.

HB 2196 – WORK SESSION

313

Chair P. Smith

Comments on the Department of Agriculture.

330

Rep. Hass

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2196-1 amendments dated 2/14/05.

332

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Burley

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

334

Rep. Hass

MOTION:  Moves HB 2196 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

337

Rep. Roblan

Commends the Department of Agriculture and discusses the importance of agriculture to the state.

353

Rep. Boquist

Expresses support for the bill.

360

Rep. Sumner

Declares that he will support the bill.

363

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. ROBLAN will lead discussion on the floor.

367

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2196 and opens the public hearing on HB 2198.

HB 2198 - PUBLIC HEARING

370

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2198.

381

Lisa Hansen

Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture (ODA).  Introduces Dan Hilburn.

414

Dan Hilburn

Plant Division Administrator, ODA.  Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2198 (EXHIBIT C).  Gives background information on the measure.

TAPE 23, A

022

Shawn Miller

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2198.

032

Mark Simmons

Oregon Association of Nurseries.  Testifies in support of HB 2198. 

036

Chair P. Smith

Closes the public hearing and opens the work session on HB 2198.

HB 2198 – WORK SESSION

049

Rep. Boquist

MOTION:  Moves HB 2198 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

052

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. BOQUIST will lead discussion on the floor.

054

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2198 and opens a work session to introduce committee measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES – WORK SESSION

062

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes the following LC Drafts:

               LC 2565 (EXHIBIT D)                                                                   

               LC 2655 (EXHIBIT E)

               LC 2847 (EXHIBIT F)

               LC 2923 (EXHIBIT G)

               LC 3308 (EXHIBIT H)

070

Rep. Boquist

MOTION:  Moves LC's:  2565, 2566, 2847, 2923, 3308 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

075

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

087

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session to introduce committee measures and adjourns the meeting at 9:38 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2196, prepared testimony, Jim Rue, 1 p
  2. HB 2196, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  3. HB 2198, prepared testimony, Dan Hilburn, 1 p
  4. Introductions, LC 2565, staff, 2 pp
  5. Introductions, LC 2655, staff, 4 pp
  6. Introductions, LC 2847, staff, 2 pp
  7. Introductions, LC 2923, staff, 2 pp
  8. Introductions, LC 3308, staff, 3 pp