HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

April 21, 2005 Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M. Tapes  43 - 44

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vicki Berger, Chair

Rep. Peter Buckley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mac Sumner Vice-Chair

Rep. Kevin Cameron

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. Larry Galizio

Rep. Brad Witt

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HB 2059 – Work Session

                                                HB 2061 – Work Session

                                                HB 2102 – Work Session

                                                HB 2911 – 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 43, A

003

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:36 a.m. and opens a work session on HB 2059.

HB 2059 – WORK SESSION

008

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2059.  Discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A)

025

Rep. Buckley

Asks if the boards are required to destroy the fingerprint cards.

029

Rep. Cameron

Answers that the fingerprint cards are sent to the State Police and not returned to the agency.

032

Rep. Buckley

Inquires if we currently maintain records of fingerprints from job applicants.

035

Rep. Cameron

Responds that HB 2059 does nothing to address current fingerprints.

041

Rep. Esquivel

Comments that every real estate agent is fingerprinted.  Explains his understanding of how fingerprinting works for real estate agents.

043

Rep. Buckley

States that he was trying to find out if the agency keeps the fingerprints on file.

048

Chair Berger

Remarks that Rep. Cameron and Rep. Galizio are on the work group regarding fingerprinting.

055

Rep. Buckley

Asks about information that has been obtained up to this point.

 

058

Chair Berger

Responds that past procedures are not addressed in the fingerprinting bills.

060

Rep. Cameron

Comments on how the Department of Human Services handles fingerprinting.

072

Chair Berger

States that Rep. Buckley’s point is a good one but that is not what is addressed in these bills.  Discusses the purpose of the fingerprinting bills.

087

Rep. Cameron

Comments that the medical examiners do not currently collect fingerprints, so there are not past problems to be addressed. 

098

Chair Berger

Remarks that the past is not what is being specifically dealt with in these bills.

103

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2059-1 amendments dated 4/13/05.

104

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

106

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2059 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

109

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. CAMERON will lead discussion on the floor.

113

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2059 and opens a work session on HB 2061.

HB 2061 – WORK SESSION

118

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Discusses HB 2061.  Summarizes the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

120

Chair Berger

Comments that the bills were worked together so that there would be uniformity in this area. 

142

Rep. Cameron

States that the Medical Examiners do collect fingerprints today for state background checks, but this would clarify that the fingerprints will not be mailed back to the board.  States that the concern was that the bill was too all-encompassing.  So the scope of who was fingerprinted was narrowed.

155

Rep. Galizio

Comments that they are trying to balance public safety and privacy.

177

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2061-2 amendments dated 4/18/05.

178

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

180

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2061 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

182

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. GALIZIO will lead discussion on the floor.

189

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2061 and opens a work session on HB 2102.

HB 2102 – WORK SESSION

197

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes the -1 amendments  (EXHIBIT C).

206

Rep. Cameron

Comments that the board of nursing that does not currently collect fingerprints, but some nurses work for the Department of Human Services (DHS) and are fingerprinted by DHS.  DHS and the nursing board have a verbal agreement to share information but they need to get a written agreement to move forward on the plan. 

238

Chair Berger

Comments on why they are discussing these separately. 

248

Rep. Buckley

Asks for clarification on the Fiscal Impact Statement (EXHIBIT F).

256

Fischer

Clarifies what the total expenditure would be.

264

Rep. Cameron

States that the language is such that they cannot make money off the fingerprints but they can charge to cover the costs.

270

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2102-1 amendments dated 4/13/05.

271

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

274

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2102 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

280

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. GALIZIO will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2102 and opens a work session on HB 2911.

HB 2911 – WORK SESSION

300

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes HB 2911.  Discusses the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D)

335

Parry Ankerson

Oregon Society of CPAs.  Submits prepared testimony regarding HB 2911 (EXHIBIT E).  Talks about the -1 amendments.  Discusses some changes that he would want to see in HB 2911.

415

Rep. Esquivel

Asks if Mr. Ankerson talked with Jerry Burns.

420

Ankerson

Relays information from his conversation with Mr. Burns. 

TAPE 44, A

012

Rep. Esquivel

Asks if Mr. Ankerson and Mr. Burns concurred of the $180,000 threshold.

017

Ankerson

Responds that they did not agree.

027

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2911-1 amendments dated 4/18/05.

029

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

033

Rep. Esquivel

MOTION:  Moves HB 2911 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

035

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. ESQUIVEL will lead discussion on the floor.

041

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2911 and adjourns the meeting at 9:09 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2059, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  2. HB 2061, -2 amendments, staff, 1 p
  3. HB 2102, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  4. HB 2911, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  5. HB 2911, prepared testimony, Parry Ankerson, 1 p
  6. HB 2102, Fiscal Impact Statement, staff, 2 pp