HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

BUSINESS, LABOR, AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

 

 

January 26, 2005   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.          Tape  13

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Alan Brown, Chair

Rep. Sal Esquivel, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mike Schaufler, Vice-Chair

Rep. George Gilman

Rep. Paul Holvey

Rep. Derrick Kitts

Rep. Chip Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Janet Adkins, Committee Administrator

Katie Howard, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:        

                                                HB 2063 – Work Session

                                                HB 2064 – Work Session

                                                HB 2255 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2263 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2189 – Public Hearing                                                                                                                       HB 2153 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                Introduction of Committee Measures – 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 13, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.  Welcomes students.  Opens work session on HB 2063.

HB 2063 - WORK SESSION

013

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Explains HB 2063.

024

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2063 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

032

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts

(NOTE: See tape 13A,  290 on page 4 for Rep. Kitts’ vote.)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

036

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2063 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

038

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2063 and opens the work session on HB 2064.

HB 2064 - WORK SESSION

039

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2064.  References fiscal statement for HB 2064.

059

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2064 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

065

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts

(NOTE: See tape 13A,  290 on page 4 for Rep. Kitts’ vote.)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

074

Rep. Schaufler

MOTION:  Moves HB  2064 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

076

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2064 and opens the public hearing on HB 2255.

HB 2255 - PUBLIC HEARING

078

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Explains HB 2255.

090

Rep. Esquivel

Speaks in support of HB 2255.  Talks about the history of the bill.

097

Rep. Schaufler

Speaks in support of HB 2255.  Asks for clarification of what the bill does.

101

Adkins

Explains HB 2255.

105

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if the whole section would be repealed if HB 2255 does not go into effect.

107

Adkins

Confirms that it would be completely repealed.

111

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2255 and opens the work session on HB 2255.

HB 2255 - WORK SESSION

118

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2255 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

123

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts (NOTE: Votes aye on tape 13A,  290.)

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

130

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB  2255 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Kitts

(NOTE: See tape 13A,  290 on page 4 for Rep. Kitts’ vote.)

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

133

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2255 and opens the public hearing on HB 2263.

HB 2263 - PUBLIC HEARING

135

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2263.

146

Chair Brown

Asks if the only change is on line 30 of HB 2263.

147

Adkins

Affirms that it is the only change.  Further explains the bill.

159

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2263 and opens the work session on HB 2263.

HB 2263 - WORK SESSION

165

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2263 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

169

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

172

Rep. Schaufler

MOTION:  Moves HB 2263 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

175

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2263 and opens public hearing on           HB 2189.

HB 2189 - PUBLIC HEARING

177

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 2189.

193

John Radford

Controller, Department of Administrative Services (DAS).  Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2189 (EXHIBIT A).   Offers to answer any questions.

195

Steve Delaney

Legislative Coordinator, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2189 (EXHIBIT B).   Offers to answer any questions.

201

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if the money that is being discussed would be covered under PERS and whether it is currently covered under statute.

203

Delaney

Says that the money would be covered under PERS should HB 2189 pass and that currently under statute it is not covered.

210

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on 2189 and opens public hearing on HB 2153

HB 2153 - PUBLIC HEARING

215

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator. Explains HB 2153.

230

Floyd Lanter

Administrator, Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, Department of Consumer and Business  Services.  Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2153 (EXHIBIT C).  Explains HB 2153.

265

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2153 and opens work session on            HB 2153.

HB 2153 - WORK SESSION

270

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2153 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

276

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

285

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 2153 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

288

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2153.  Opens the work session on HB 2063, HB 2064, and HB 2255.

HB 2063, HB 2064, and HB 2255 – WORK SESSION

290

Rep. Brown

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow REP. KITTS to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the motions to move HB 2063, HB 2064, and HB 2255 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

394

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

395

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

(NOTE: See tape 13A at 032 on page 1 for the original vote on HB 2063.)

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

396

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

(NOTE: See tape 13A at 065 on page 2 for the original vote on HB 2064.)

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

398

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

(NOTE: See tape 13A at 123 on page 2 for the original vote on HB 2255.)

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

300

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2063, HB 2064, and HB 2255 and opens work session for the purpose of introducing committee bills.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURE – WORK SESSION

309

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Introduces LC 1246 (EXHIBIT D).

310

Chair Brown

Reiterates that sponsoring a committee bill does not mean that committee members support it.

312

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves LC 1246 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

315

Adkins

Gives committee information that was requested from Maureen Bock (EXHIBIT E).

351

Chair Brown

Adjourns the meeting at 8:57 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2189, prepared testimony, John Radford, 1 p
  2. HB 2189, prepared testimony, John Radford, 1 p
  3. HB 2153, prepared testimony, Floyd Lanter, 2 pp
  4. Introductions, LC 1246, staff, 13 pp
  5. Workers’ Compensation Division, requested information, Janet Adkins, 5 pp