HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ELECTION AND RULES

 

 

July 01, 2005 Hearing Room C

2:00 P.M.         Tapes 72

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Derrick Kitts, Chair

Rep. Paul Holvey, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kim Thatcher, Vice-Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Debi Farr

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Rep. Steve March

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cletus Moore, Committee Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 1008 A – Work Session

SB 671 A – 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 72, A

003

Chair Kitts

Calls the meeting to order at 5:11 p.m. and opens a work session on SB 1008 A.

SB 1008 A – WORK SESSION

 

Chair Kitts

Asks if there is discussion on the –A27 amendments (EXHIBIT A)

014

Chair Greenlick

Asks if someone can run through -A27 amendments section by section.

 

Chair Kitts

Explains that the –A27 amendments contain the –A12, -A22, -A24, -A14, and the –A18 amendments that have been previously discussed.

033

Chair Kitts

Also explains that Section 3 (2) language says “may”, not “shall” “…activate Oregon Community Power…”.

041

Chair Kitts

States that the committee will not consider the –A26 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

052

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves to delete the –A12, -A14 and –A18 amendments previously adopted by the committee and to adopt the –A27 amendments.

058

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Kitts

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

066

Chair Kitts

Asks that the committee stand at ease momentarily.

068

Chair Kitts

Reconvenes the meeting. 

NOTE: TAPE 72, SIDE A IS BLANK FROM 068 TO 170

170

Rep. Dalto

MOTION:  Moves SB 1008 A to the floor as amended with a DO PASS recommendation and that the subsequent referral to Budget be rescinded.

192

Rep. Greenlick

States he will vote yes under the assumption that what is in the –A27 amendments is what he thinks is included but reserves the right to vote differently on the floor. 

200

Rep. March

States he thinks he knows part of what is included and is not included and will be a no vote today.

204

Chair Kitts

Thanks Sen. Deckert, Dexter Johnson of Legislative Counsel and Rep. Berger for their help with this legislation. 

210

 

VOTE:  6-1-0

AYE:               6 - Dalto, Farr, Greenlick, Holvey, Thatcher, Kitts

NAY:               1 - March

 

Chair Kitts

The motion CARRIES.

REP. KITTS AND REP. BERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

215

Chair Kitts

Closes the work session on SB 1008 A and asks the committee to stand at ease momentarily.

217

Chair Kitts

Announces that SB 671 A, which Is the same as HB 3485 that this committee heard earlier, passed the Senate today and will have a first reading on the House floor tonight.  Asks that the committee recess until 6:30 to allow time for the first reading and referral to committee.  Announces that the committee will consider the measure later this evening.

242

Chair Kitts

Recesses the meeting at 5:25 p.m.  

243

Chair Kitts

Reconvenes the meeting at 7:30 p.m. and opens a work session on SB 671 A.

SB 671 A – WORK SESSION

245

Rep. March

Comments there are some minor technical amendments to SB 671 A from the version the committee saw.

 

Chair Kitts

Comments that SB 671 A tightens up the language on the Public Utility Commission (PUC) over sight.  

266

Rep. March

MOTION:  Moves SB 671 A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

283

Rep. Greenlick

Comments he may or may not have made some promises in the first meeting on this in his office, but in order to clarify those promises, he has agreed to vote to move this bill out of committee and reserves the right to read it again and think about it before he votes on the floor.

288

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

AYE:               5 - Farr, Greenlick, Holvey, March,  Kitts

EXCUSED:     2 – Dalto, Thatcher

 

Chair Kitts

The motion CARRIES.

REP. HOLVEY will lead discussion on the floor.

344

Chair Kitts

Closes the work session on SB 671 A and adjourns the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 1008, -A27 amendments, staff, 49 pp
  2. SB 1008, -A26 amendments, staff, 1 p