HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

May 6, 2005 Hearing Room C

9:00 A.M. Tapes  60 - 61

 

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:        

HB 2513 – Work Session

HB 2930 – Work Session

Possible Introduction of Committee Measures

HB 2929 – 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 60, A

003

Chair P. Smith

Calls the meeting to order at 9:29 a.m. and opens a work session on  HB 2513.

HB 2513 – WORK SESSION

010

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2513.  Discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A) and the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

031

Chair P. Smith

Asks when the committee received the -2 amendments.

037

Brennan

Answers that the -2 amendments were received in the afternoon of May 5, 2005.

039

Scott Ashcomb

Oregon Agricultural Alliance (OAA).  Testifies in support of the -2 amendments.  Talks about the benefits of the -2 amendments and explains what they do.

097

Dan Hilburn

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Concurs with Mr. Ashcomb.

101

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB  2513-2 amendments dated 5/6/05.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Boquist

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

110

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves HB 2513 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Boquist

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

REP. HASS will lead discussion on the floor.

NOTE: See tape 60 at 231, page 3 of this tape log for Rep. Boquist’s vote.

122

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2513 and opens a work session on     HB 2930.

HB 2930 – WORK SESSION

127

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2930 and discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

133

Kristina McNitt

Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA).  Introduces Paul Bell, Oregon Department of Forestry.  Talks about HB 2930 and the -1 amendments. 

144

Chair P. Smith

Asks if the committee has received a fiscal impact statement.

146

Brennan

Answers that the committee has not received a fiscal impact statement.

147

Chair P. Smith

Inquires if the bill’s referral has been changed.

151

Brennan

Responds that after discussion, the committee requested and received approval from the Speaker that a referral to the Committee on Budget be added.

160

McNitt

Comments that the delay in receiving the fiscal statement could be as a result of the fact that the Department of Forestry has not communicated with the Legislative Fiscal Office. 

175

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2930-1 amendments dated 4/15/05.

 

 

VOTE:  6-1-0

AYE:              6 - Beyer, Boquist, Burley, Roblan, Sumner, Smith P.

NAY:              1 - Hass

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

 

183

Rep. Roblan

MOTION:  Moves HB 2930 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the Committee on Budget.

194

Rep. Hass

States that he supports the idea of the bill.  Comments that Oregon already has similar language in statue and opines that it is redundant. 

201

Rep. Beyer

States that she will support HB 2930, but she is not overly comfortable with the do pass recommendation.

206

 

VOTE:  6-1-0

AYE:              6 - Beyer, Boquist, Burley, Roblan, Sumner, Smith P.

NAY:              1 - Hass

 

Chair P. Smith

The motion CARRIES.

212

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2930 and opens a work session on     HB 2513.

HB 2513 – WORK SESSION

231

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of allowing Rep. Boquist to vote AYE on HB 2513.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

NOTE: See Tape 60 at 110, on page 2 of these minutes for the original vote.

242

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2513 and opens a work session on     HB 2929.

HB 2929 – WORK SESSION

253

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2929 and discusses the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

264

Phil Donavan

Oregon Guides and Packers Association.  Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2929 (EXHIBIT E). Talks about what HB 2929 is designed to do, and discusses the -2 amendments.  Comments on the possibility of having a work group on HB 2929.      

302

Rep. Hass

Comments that he appreciates the spirit of consensus in trying to find middle ground on this issue.

306

Rep. Roblan

Notes that it is important that parties to the bill find middle ground.

313

Rep. Burley

Comments that this issue is a lot broader than just the landowner preference (LOP) tags.  Discusses the importance of a work group.

331

Roy Elicker

Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  States that ODFW will participate fully in whatever work group is decided on.

350

Al Elkins

Oregon Hunters Association (OHA).  Expresses support for the formation of a work group.  Comments on the importance of looking at the scope of the issue.

374

Rep. Burley

Inquires if OHA was a member of the last interim damage work group.

383

Elicker

Asks for clarification whether Rep. Burley is referring to the Wildlife Damage Advisory Task Force.

384

Rep. Burley

Inquires if the LOP tags were discussed during that workgroup.

389

Ron Anglin

Wildlife Division Administrator, ODFW.  Responds that LOP tags were discussed to some extent but they were not looking for major changes.

410

Rep. Boquist

Asks what kind of work group is being discussed.

415

Chair P. Smith

Responds that the objective is to deal with the issue in a timely manner. 

TAPE 61, A

013

Rep. Burley

Comments on the importance of dealing with the issue in a timely manner and having the stakeholders work together to get a consensus.

020

Chair P. Smith

Asks if Rep. Burley would be willing to head up the work group.

022

Rep. Burley

Agrees to lead the work group.

023

Elicker

Inquires about the purpose of the work group.  Comments on what he thinks is being discussed.

029

Chair P. Smith

Responds that Mr. Elicker is correct.

033

Elicker

Comments that Senator Roger Beyer’s access work group is going to meet during the interim.  Asks Mr. Elkins if he is correct.

035

Elkins

Concurs.

036

Chair P. Smith

Comments on the importance of addressing the issue as quickly as possible. 

038

Rep. Boquist

Asks if the work group would be a two-step work group.  States that the first step would be to determine if there is common ground to proceed with HB 2929.  Remarks that the second step would be if there is not common ground or if there are other issues that need to be worked on, which would require an interim work group to work on the issue.

044

Chair P. Smith

Answers the Rep. Boquist is correct.  Appoints a work group.  Asks Rep. Burley how long is needed to report back.

049

Rep. Burley

Responds that he will report back by Wednesday, May 11th.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Robert Weber

Submits a letter in opposition to HB 2929 (EXHIBIT F).

055

Chair P. Smith

Closes the work session on HB 2929 and adjourns the meeting at 10:01 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2513, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  2. HB 2513, -2 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  3. HB 2930, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  4. HB 2929, -2 amendments, staff, 1 p
  5. HB 2929, prepared testimony, Phil Donovan, 2 pp
  6. HB 2929, letter, Robert Weber, 1 p