HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR, AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

May 17, 2005 Hearing Room C

5:30 P.M.         Tape 130

Corrected 09/30/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Alan Brown, Chair

Rep. Sal Esquivel, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mike Schaufler, Vice-Chair

Rep. Paul Holvey

Rep. George Gilman

Rep. Derrick Kitts

Rep. Chip Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Janet Adkins, Committee Administrator

Katie Howard, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 923A – Public Hearing and Work Session  

SB 924 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 925 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 926 – 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 130, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 5:48 p.m.  Opens the public hearing on SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, and SB 926.

SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, SB 926 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Wendy Johnson

Deputy Director, Oregon Law Commission.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, and SB 926 (EXHIBITS A, B, C, and D).  Explains the Oregon Law Commission.  States that SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, and SB 926 are consensus bills. 

053

Rep. Kitts

Asks if anyone is opposed to the bills. States that Chair Brown is not. 

055

Joel Devore

Attorney.  Speaks in support of SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, and SB 926.  States that SB 923A involves a problem with matching liability limits on the at fault driver’s car.  Says that if minimum limits do not match in actuality then an insured driver can collect the difference from their own insurance.

113

Devore

States that SB 924 clarifies what happens when a person’s stolen vehicle injures them.  Notes that currently a person cannot seek coverage for damages in stolen car injuries when injured with their own vehicle.  Says that SB 925 deals with overlapping insurance coverage and helps clarify which insurance company pays first.   

167

Devore

Mentions SB 926 and how it clarifies what happens to claimants when the insurer they are making a claim against is blatantly bankrupt. Talks about how some people are having to seek claims two to three years later and by then some insurance companies are insolvent.  

194

Neil Jackson

Oregon Trail Lawyers Association.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 923A, SB 924, and SB 926 (EXHIBIT E, F and G).  Speaks in support of SB 925.  Elaborates on the situation where a woman was pulled through a parking lot as someone stole her car.  Says that the woman could not make a claim on her own vehicle.  States that SB 925 fixes this problem.

221

Steve Murrell

Claim Attorney, Claims Department, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.  Speaks in support of SB 923A and SB 926.  States that both of the fixes reflect State Farm Insurance policies.  Speaks in support of SB 924 and SB 925. 

244

Rep. Schaufler

Thanks everyone for resolving issues with the bills before bringing them before the committee.

252

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on SB 923A, SB 924, SB 925, and SB 926. Opens the work session on SB 923A.

SB 923A – WORK SESSION

 261

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 923A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

263

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

270

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 923A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

272

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

275

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 923A.  Opens the work session on SB 924.

SB 924 – WORK SESSION

276

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Submits and explains the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT H).

285

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 924-1 amendments dated 05/17/05.

288

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

290

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 924 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

293

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

298

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 924 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

300

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

301

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 924.  Opens the work session on SB 925.

SB 925 – WORK SESSION

304

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 925 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

306

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

310

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 925 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

312

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

313

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 925.  Opens the work session on SB 926.

SB 926 – WORK SESSION

314

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Submits the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

316

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 926-1 amendments dated 05/17/05.

319

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

319

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 926 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

321

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

329

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves SB 926 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

330

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

332

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on SB 926.  Adjourns the meeting at 6:11 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 923, written testimony, Wendy Johnson, 5 pp
  2. SB 924, written testimony, Wendy Johnson, 5 pp
  3. SB 925, written testimony, Wendy Johnson, 4 pp
  4. SB 926, written testimony, Wendy Johnson, 4 pp
  5. SB 923, written testimony, Neil Jackson, 1 p
  6. SB 924, written testimony, Neil Jackson, 1 p
  7. SB 925, written testimony, Neil Jackson, 1 p
  8. SB 924, -1 amendments, staff, 12 pp
  9. SB 926, -1 amendments, staff, 12 pp