HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 10, 2005   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.  Tapes 15 - 16

Corrected 10/13/05

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vicki Berger, Chair

Rep. Peter Buckley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mac Sumner, Vice-Chair

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. Larry Galizio

Rep. Brad Witt

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HCR 4 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2118 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2125 – Public Hearing

 

 

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 15, A

004

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m. and opens a public hearing and work session on HCR 4.

HCR 4 - PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION

009

Rep. Brown

House District 10. Submits and summarizes a history on Toledo Oregon. The City of Toledo will be celebrating its one-hundredth year (EXHIBIT A). Describes the timber history of Toledo.

071

Rep. Brown

Reviews HCR-1 amendments and explains the corrections        (EXHIBIT B).

080

Chair Berger

Comments on the plywood plant in Toledo.

090

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HCR 4-1 amendments dated 2/8/05.

091

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

094

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HCR 4 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

095

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

098

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing and work session on HCR 4 and opens the public hearing on HB 2118.

HB 2118 – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator. Reviews what HB 2118 does.

120

Jim Scheppke

State Librarian. Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2118 and notes for the record that the State Library and the Klamath County Library were also founded one-hundred years ago (EXHIBIT C). States that the Governor supports this bill.

140

Scheppke

States that HB 2118 creates a digital state documents repository. Explains what is considered a state document and that it is different than a state record. Explains that the bill will also reduce the number of documents that are required to be deposited to the State Library.

240

Scheppke

Explains there are state documents that are no longer being printed which risk disappearing. The need is to continue to preserve the history of the State of Oregon. Reviews the fiscal savings and explains why they do not anticipate a fiscal impact.

255

Scheppke

Summarizes that HB 2118 is attempting to solve the problem of disappearing documents and at the same time create a new cost effective system.

250

Mike Freese

Deputy State Chief Information Officer and State Printer. Explains that HB 2118 is an attempt to leverage an investment that has already been made in E-government.

313

Freese

Explains that Meta-tags are like a digital card catalog. Explains that the only anticipated incremental costs down the road would be additional storage needs.

335

Chair Berger

Reads a statement of support from the Oregon Library Association for the record (EXHIBIT D). Asks if documents are actually being lost.

 

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony.

354

Scheppke

Responds they are fearful that if nothing is done documents will be lost.

364

Chair Berger

Asks is there a statutory requirement to not publish the state required documents.

372

Scheppke

Responds, the requirement is if the document is printed it must be deposited with the State Library. The printing division is also required to create digital copies and give them back to the agencies. Adds that neither requirement is adequate to address the problem.

382

Chair Berger

Asks, in regard to access, how would documents be provided to people without computers.

375

Scheppke

Refers to the Public Documents Depository Libraries listed on pages two and three (EXHIBIT C). States the intent is to reduce the number of libraries not eliminate them. There will be libraries where people can go.

425

Rep. Buckley

Asks if there has been a decision on which libraries will still be included. States that Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology have expressed interest in remaining a full depository library.

460

Scheppke

Responds if the bill passes, there will be an administrative rule making process to revise the Division 70 Rule. States that the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University is probably the best in the state and they won a national award last year as a federal documents depository.

TAPE 16, A

018

Rep. Esquivel

Asks can the document be downloaded and then printed upon request.

024

Scheppke

Answers yes. States the intent is to create a digital repository that will have every document available to every Oregonian. States there are times when the printed versions are preferable.

034

Rep. Esquivel

Asks what the storage medium is.

039

Freese

Answers it is stored on-line on an array of hard discs and periodically backed-up.

044

Rep. Galizio

Asks how widespread the Meta-tag technology is.

053

Freese

Responds that Meta-tags are an internationally agreed upon standard. The idea is to tag documents with key words embedded with hypertext markup language. They are also used in portable document format (PDF), they are not proprietary.

062

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2118 and opens the public hearing on HB 2125.

HB 2125 - PUBLIC HEARING

076

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Reviews what HB 2125 does.

087

Pat Delaval

Field Operations Manager, Oregon Employment Department Tax Section. Submits prepared testimony in support of HB 2125 (EXHIBIT E). Defines “extended benefits,” “unemployment insurance trust fund,” and “charging” for clarification. Summarizes prepared testimony.  

129

Delaval

Reviews other considerations on page two (EXHIBIT E). States a letter was sent to the tribes in June 2004 regarding this change and to her knowledge there have not been any concerns.

146

Chair Berger

Asks if there was any response from the tribes.

148

Delaval

Answers the Warm Springs Tribe had questions but not concerns.

158

Tamara Brickman

Legislative Coordinator Oregon Employment Department. Clarifies that there are nine recognized tribes and 28 tax paying entities.

166

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2125. Adjourns the meeting at 9:15 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HCR 4, The Toledo story, Rep. Brown, 1 p
  2. HCR 4, -1 amendments dated 2/8/2005, Rep. Brown, 1 p
  3. HB 2118, prepared testimony, Jim Scheppke, 4 pp

D. HB 2118, statement of support from Gina Cole, Rep. V. Berger, 1 p

E.  HB 2125, prepared testimony, Pat Delaval, 2 pp