HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 1, 2005   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 10 - 11

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vicki Berger, Chair

Rep. Peter Buckley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mac Sumner, Vice-Chair

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. Larry Galizio

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                HCR 3 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                Dept. of Consumer and Business Services – Informational Meeting

                                                HB 2094 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2095 –Work Session

                                                HB 2188 –Work Session

                                                HB 2204 –Work Session

                                                HB 2206 –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 10, A

004

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m. and opens the public hearing on HCR 3.

HCR 3 – PUBLIC HEARING

012

Rep. Patti Smith

House District 52. Testifies in support of HCR 3 which celebrates the 100th year of the city of Welches. Submits prepared testimony outlining HCR 3 and the history of Welches (EXHIBIT A).

036

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on HCR 3 and opens the work session on HCR 3.

HCR 3 – WORK SESSION

039

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HCR 3 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. P. SMITH will lead discussion on the floor.

045

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HCR 3 and opens the informational meeting on the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES – INFORMATIONAL MEETING

054

Cory Streisinger

Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). Submits and reads prepared testimony (EXHIBIT A) with informational materials (EXHIBIT B) that includes division contact numbers, organization chart, mission statement, summary of 2005 legislation and brochures on OR-OSHA, plumbing permits, the insurance division, payday loans, regulatory streamlining initiative, Oregon medical insurance pool, workers’ compensation system, small business ombudsman, Oregon injured workers. Begins a review on each of the program areas of the department.

120

Streisinger

Continues to review the program areas of the department and 2005 legislative concepts.

220

Streisinger

Continues to review the program areas of the department.

294

Rep. Sumner

Asks if the department regulates product safety or food.

300

Streisinger

Responds no, food programs are generally administrated by the Department of Agriculture or the health division in the Department of Human Services. Adds that the Department of Justice has a program that addresses general consumer fraud.

308

Rep. Sumner

Confirms that the DCBS interacts with a number of other departments.

309

Streisinger

Responds affirmatively.

312

Rep. Galizio

Refers to payday loans and asks if the department has looked into refund anticipation loans.

315

Streisinger

Responds the department is exploring the options.

323

Rep. Buckley

Asks what programs are there relative to financial services and the college population.

330

Streisinger

Responds that she will need to follow up.

339

Chair Berger

Comments on the broad scope of the department. Closes the informational meeting on the Department of Consumer and Business Services. States that HB 2092 has been pulled from the agenda. Opens the public hearing on HB 2094.

HB 2094 – PUBLIC HEARING

379

Patrick Allen

Manger, Office of Regulatory Streamlining. Refers to the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT C) and states concerns have been expressed by the cities. Requests time to address these concerns.

406

Rep. Esquivel

Responds to the concern cities have in the relationship to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in granting licenses and asks what the criteria is and is there criteria that the cities may not be aware of.

431

Allen

Answers that the bill deals with the term of the license not the underlying process. Offers to follow up with OLCC.

440

Marge Kafoury

City of Portland. Confirms that there are concerns and requests time to work through them.

460

Dave Barenburg

League of Oregon Cities. Concurs with working through the concerns.

471

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association. Explains that the OLCC has a standard that if there is public opposition, a negative city endorsement, or past violations the commission has to deal with the licenses or renewal.

TAPE 11, A

040

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2094 and opens the work session on HB 2095.

HB 2095 – WORK SESSION

054

Rep. Galizio

MOTION:  Moves HB 2095 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

055

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. GALIZIO will lead discussion on the floor.

059

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2095 and opens the work session on HB 2188.

HB 2188 – WORK SESSION

062

Chair Berger

Invites testimony from Pat Allen.

064

Pat Allen

Manager, Office of Regulatory Streamlining. Notes that the language in the bill is the result of six months of intense discussions in the advisory committee.

083

Allen

Discusses the waiver language.

116

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2188 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

126

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2188 and opens the work session on HB 2204.

HB 2204 – WORK SESSION

133

Rep. Buckley

MOTION:  Moves HB 2204 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

135

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. BUCKLEY will lead discussion on the floor.

140

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2204 and opens the work session on HB 2206.

HB 2206 – WORK SESSION

145

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2206 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

147

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. SUMNER will lead discussion on the floor.

150

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2206 and adjourns the meeting at 9:22 a.m.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HCR 3, prepared testimony, Rep. Patti Smith, 4 pp
  2. Department of Consumer and Business Services, prepared testimony, Cory Streisinger, 6 pp
  3. Department of Consumer and Business Services, informational materials, Cory Streisinger, 25 pp
  4. HB 2094, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p