HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

May 12, 2005 Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M. Tapes  50 - 51

Corrected 10/14/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vicki Berger, Chair

Rep. Mac Sumner, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kevin Cameron

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. Larry Galizio

Rep. Brad Witt

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Peter Buckley, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 362 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 67A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SJR 12 – Public Hearing and Work Session

 

 

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TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 50, A

003

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:36 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 362.

SB 362 – PUBLIC HEARING

015

Olivia Wallulatum

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  Sings prayer song.  Testifies in support of SB 362.   Talks about the benefits of SB 362. 

060

Senator Kate Brown

Senate District 21.  Gives a history of what has gone into SB 362.  Summarizes SB 362.

090

Sen. Brown

Discusses how geographic names are changed. 

108

Sen. Brown

Talks about an experience she had with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. 

124

Michael Mason

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs.  Comments on the message that SB 362 sends to the tribes. 

146

Chair Berger

Comments on her bachelor’s degree in linguistic anthropology and gives her opinion of the word.

154

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SB 362 and opens a public hearing on SB 67A.

SB 67A– PUBLIC HEARING

168

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 67A.

191

James Hamrick

Parks and Recreation Department.  Submits prepared testimony in support of SB 67A (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses the need for SB 67A.

225

Irene Zenev

President of Oregon Museum Association.  Submits and reads prepared testimony in support of SB 67A (EXHIBIT B)

254

Zenev

Comments on the museum grant program. 

281

Rep. Galizio

Asks what the criteria would be for gaining the grants.

284

Zenev

Refers to Mr. Hamrick.

289

Hamrick

Responds that he cannot say what the processes will be for sure.  Gives an example of what they do with a similar program.

303

Chair Berger

Asks what the vision is for this program.  Asks if the small museums are going to lose the funding they are used to getting.

314

Hamrick

Answers that not every organization that applies will get the grant.  States that if they can get the Ways and Means committee to give them more funding then they can give money to everyone.  Remarks that this would make the process better because the museums would have to report what the money is going to be used for in order to get a grant. 

338

Chair Berger

Expresses the concern that this will cut off the funding for small museums.  Asks if the small museums realize what is at stake and if they have been a part of the process.

351

Zenev

Answers that the Oregon Museum Association has done the best it can to keep the smaller museums up-to-date as the process goes along. 

370

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SB 67A and opens a work session on SB 67A.

SB 67A – WORK SESSION

374

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves SB 67A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Buckley, Esquivel

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. WITT will lead discussion on the floor.

388

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SB 67A and opens a work session on SJR 12.

SJR 12 – WORK SESSION

402

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SJR 12.

414

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SJR 12 and opens a public hearing on SJR 12.

SJR 12 – PUBLIC HEARING

417

Michael Mason

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs.  Introduces Delvis Heath.

TAPE 51, A

014

Delvis Heath

Chief, Warm Springs Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.  Submits prepared testimony in support of SJR 12 (EXHIBIT C)

080

Heath

Talks about the history of his tribe and the 1855 Treaty with the Tribes of Middle Oregon.

160

Chair Berger

Inquires how old Mr. Heath is.

164

Heath

Responds that he is 67.

165

Chair Berger

Asked where he learned the language.

166

Heath

Answers by telling how he learned the language.

183

Olivia Wallulatum

Testifies in support of SJR 12 and talks about the importance of the 1855 Treaty with the Tribes of Middle Oregon.  Talks about the celebration and the importance of that to the tribes.

221

Wallulatum

Talks about the importance of the treaty to the tribes.  Comments that they are practicing their traditional ways. 

262

Rep. Cameron

Asks if there are examples where the promises made in the treaty are not being upheld.

272

Wallulatum

Answers by giving an example of picking huckleberries and hunting deer on private property. 

307

Mason

Clarifies what lands are discussed in the treaty.  States that they are working with the Oregon Department of State Lands to make sure the tribes can get into those areas at the appropriate times.

329

Rep. Cameron

Asks if the treaty restricts the general public’s access to these lands.

335

Mason

Answers that it does not.

339

Rep. Cameron

Inquires if there are times when the general public is restricted from an activity, such as fishing, but the tribe is allowed to fish.

341

Mason

Concurs

345

Chair Berger

Asks for information on the celebration in the Dalles.

350

Mason

Gives information on the celebration.

363

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SJR 12 and opens a work session on SJR 12.

SJR 12 – WORK SESSION

371

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves SJR 12 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Buckley

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. DALLUM will lead discussion on the floor.

387

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SJR 12 and opens a work session on SB 362.

SB 362 – WORK SESSION

393

Rep. Witt

MOTION:  Moves SB 362 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Buckley

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

CHAIR BERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

402

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SB 362 and adjourns the meeting at 9:31 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 67A, prepared testimony, James Hamrick, 7 pp
  2. SB 67A, prepared testimony, Irene Zenev, 1 p
  3. SJR 12. prepared testimony, Delvis Heath, 1 p

Rep. Larry Galizio

Rep. Brad Witt

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

HB 2917 – Work Session

HB 2157 – 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.

 

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Speaker

Comments

TAPE 49, A

003

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. and opens a work session on HB 2917.

HB 2917 – WORK SESSION

007

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Discusses the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

011

Chair Berger

Inquires if the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT E) have been moved and if the -2 amendments replace the -1 amendments. 

012

Fischer

Responds that the committee has not moved the -1 amendments and that the -2 amendments incorporate the language of the -1 amendments.

023

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2917-2 amendments dated 5/9/05.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

025

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2917 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

032

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2917 and opens a work session on HB 2157.

HB 2157 – WORK SESSION

035

Chair Berger

Expresses her intention to move the bill at the end of the work session.

048

Andrea Meyers

American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU).  Submits prepared testimony regarding HB 2157 (EXHIBIT B)

070

Meyers

Discusses the concerns that the ACLU has with HB 2157.

101

Meyers

Expresses the concern with the Legislative Administrative Committee being included in the bill.

144

Olivia Clark

Tri-Met.  Introduces Helen Holinder.  Submits proposed amendments for HB 2157 (EXHIBIT C).  Gives information on why the changes are needed.

136

Helen Holinder

Attorney, Tri-Met.  States that she has nothing to add.

147

Chair Berger

Comments that the committee has gotten this issue as far as they are going to as a committee.  Discusses the importance of HB 2157. 

166

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2157-2 amendments dated 5/4/05.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

170

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves HB 2157 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Judiciary by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

185

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2157 and adjourns the meeting at 8:49 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2917, -2 amendments, staff, 13 pp
  2. HB 2157, prepared testimony, Andrea Meyer, 2 pp
  3. HB 2157, proposed amendments, Olivia Clark, 1 p
  4. HB 2157, -2 amendments, staff, 44 pp
  5. HB 2917, -1 amendments, staff, 13 pp