HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

April 1, 2005 Hearing Room C

9:00 A.M. Tapes  39 - 40

Corrected 9/27/2005

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Patti Smith, Chair

Rep. Brian Boquist, Vice-Chair

Rep. Arnie Roblan, Vice-Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer

Rep. Chuck Burley

Rep. Mark Hass

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HJM 28 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2656 – Work Session                                               

                                                HB 2581 – Work Session           

                                                HB 2159 – 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 39, A

003

Chair Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. and opens a public hearing on HJM 28.

HJM 28 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HJM 28.

018

Rep. Schaufler

House District 48.  Discusses the importance of HJM 28.

068

Rep. Sumner

Comments on the HJM 28 and states that he agrees with the concept.

072

Rep. Schaufler

Comments on his experiences in Rep. Sumner’s district. 

076

Jim Geisinger

Associated Oregon Loggers (AOL).  Testifies in support of HJM 28.  Gives historical perspective of HJM 28.  Discusses the Northwest Forest Plan.

142

Bill Kluting

Western Council of Industrial Workers.  Testifies in support of        HJM 28. Comments on the benefits of the Northwest Forest Plan. 

204

Irv Fletcher

Legislative Assistant to Rep. Brad Witt.  Submits and presents prepared testimony in support of HJM 28 (EXHIBIT A).

245

Lee Hazelwood

Senior Advocate.  Submits prepared testimony (EXHIBIT B) and testifies in support of HJM 28.

297

Ross Mickey

American Forest Resources Council (AFRC).  Testifies in support of full funding of the Northwest Forrest Plan.  Testifies in support  of HJM 28

409

Tom Partin

AFRC.  Comments on the Northwest Forrest Plan and the importance of managing Oregon’s forests. 

TAPE 40, A

028

Partin

Testifies in support of HJM 28. 

048

Jay Ward

Oregon Natural Resources Council (ONRC).  Submits prepared testimony and informational materials (EXHIBIT C) and testifies in opposition to HJM 28.  Discusses the promises made by the plan. 

110

Rep. Boquist

Inquires if the ONRC was one of the original participants in the development of the Northwest Forrest Plan.

112

Ward

Responds that ONRC participated in the creation of the plan.

115

Chair P. Smith

Closes the public hearing on HJM 28 and opens a work session on HJM 28.

HJM 28 – WORK SESSION

119

Rep. Boquist

MOTION:  Moves HJM 28 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

123

Rep. Burley

Comments on the importance of forestry to the Oregon economy.  Lists places where mills have shut down in the last twenty years.  Comments on the consequences of mill closures to the communities.  States that he supports HJM 28

143

Chair P. Smith

States that she supports HJM 28.

155

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

REP. SCHAUFLER will lead discussion on the floor.

162

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HJM 28 and opens a work session on      HB 2656.

HB 2656 – WORK SESSION

166

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2656.  Mentions the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D), -2 amendments (EXHIBIT E), and the -3 amendments (EXHIBIT F).

174

Glen Stonebrink

Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2656 (EXHIBIT G).  Discusses the amendments.  Gives definition of the word credible as it applies to HB 2656.

227

Dave Nelson

Oregon Dairy Farmers Association.  Supports all the amendments and states that there is one amendment that has not yet been released by Legislative Counsel. 

285

Nelson

Discusses what the amendment that is in progress would do.  Discusses how the amendments that are still in Legislative Counsel should be handled procedurally. 

404

Chair P. Smith

States that the committee will wait to vote on the bill until Legislative Counsel has finished the amendments that are needed.

406

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2656 and opens a work session on     HB 2581.

 

HB 2581 – WORK SESSION

412

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2581, and talks about the fiscal statements.  Refers to the revised fiscal impact statement (EXHIBIT H).

TAPE 39, B

022

Rep. Boquist

MOTION:  Moves HB  2581 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

028

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair P. Smith

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. ROBLAN will lead discussion on the floor.

035

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2581 and opens a work session on     HB 2159.

HB 2159 – WORK SESSION

037

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2159.

049

Rep. Boquist 

MOTION:  Moves HB  2159 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

055

Rep. Burley

Comments on a discussion he had with Legislative Counsel.  Discusses the possibility of using the money for wolf management. 

083

Rep. Boquist

Expresses reservation but says he will support the motion.  States that attempting to find ways to fund the wolf plan is important, and this could offer a way to do that.

098

Rep. Roblan

Comments on the importance of not losing the federal funds, therefore the need for the funds to be used appropriately.

105

Chair P. Smith

Acknowledges the validity of the comments and says she hopes there will be bills to deal with compensation before the session ends.

112

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

115

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2159 and adjourns the meeting at 10:09 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HJM 28, prepared testimony, Irv Fletcher, 1 p
  2. HJM 28, prepared testimony, Lee Hazelwood, 3 pp
  3. HJM 28, prepared testimony and informational material, Jay Ward, 5 pp
  4. HB 2656, -1 amendments, Glen Stonebrink, 1 p
  5. HB 2656, -1 amendments, Glen Stonebrink, 1 p
  6. HB 2656, -1 amendments, Glen Stonebrink, 1 p
  7. HB 2656, prepared testimony, Glen Stonebrink, 8 pp
  8. HB 2581, Legislative Fiscal statement, staff, 1 p