HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

May 17, 2005 Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.          Tape  52

 

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:        

SB 90A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 468 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 577A – Public Hearing and 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 52, A

003

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 90A.

SB 90A – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 90A.

022

Chair Berger

Comments that she was appointed to the Capitol Planning Commission before it was abolished.

030

Bill Foster

Administrator of the Facilities Division, Department of Administrative Services.  Submits prepared testimony explaining SB 90A (EXHIBIT A).  Talks about what SB 90A would do.

050

Foster

Comments on the amendments that were made in the Senate. 

059

Chair Berger

Inquires if the Capitol Projects Advisory Board includes all projects statewide. 

067

Foster

Concurs.

075

Chair Berger

Questions if representatives from the City of Salem will consider all issues brought before the Capitol Projects Advisory Board, or just those pertaining to decisions inside Salem city limits.

077

Foster

Answers that the representatives from the City of Salem are permanent members of the board.

084

Chair Berger

Asks how often the board meets, and how the board handles public notice and public input.

085

Foster

Responds that the board meets monthly, depending on the amount of work.  Talks about the process and public notification. 

099

Rep. Cameron

Asks how many employees are currently supporting the commission.

102

Foster

Answers that there were two part-time employees but when the suspension occurred they were let go. 

109

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SB 90A and opens a work session on SB 90A.

SB 90 A – WORK SESSION

113

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves SB 90A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

REP. BERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

120

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SB 90A and opens a public hearing on SB 468.

SB 468 – PUBLIC HEARING

125

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 468.

142

Chuck Pearson

Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors.  Discusses what SB 468 would do.

166

Chair Berger

Comments that it sounds like losing maps would not be a good idea unless you have them somewhere else.  Asks if this function has been digitized.

171

Pearson

Answers by explaining how mapping control is done.  Explains the report that is filed with the county surveyor.

190

Chair Berger

Inquires if, by statute, they are required to file the information and this information changes the statute so they no longer have to file the information.

191

Pearson

Concurs.

192

Rep. Sumner

Comments on Global Position Satellites (GPS).  Asks if GPS is as accurate as the old system.

196

Pearson

Concurs and explains GPS is actually more accurate.

208

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SB 468 and opens a work session on SB 468.

SB 468 – WORK SESSION

215

Rep. Buckley

MOTION:  Moves SB 468 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

223

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves SB 468 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

228

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SB 468 and opens a public hearing on SB 577A.

SB 577A – PUBLIC HEARING

235

Cara Fisher

Committee Administrator.  Summarizes SB 577A

256

Jim Scheppke

State Librarian.  Talks about what SB 577A would do and discusses the need for the bill.

287

Chair Berger

Closes the public hearing on SB 577A and opens a work session on SB 577A.

SB 577A – WORK SESSION

293

Rep. SUMNER

MOTION:  Moves SB 577A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED and BE REFERRED to the Committee on Budget.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Esquivel

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

300

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on SB 577A and adjourns the meeting at 8:56 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 90, prepared testimony, Bill Foster, 2 pp
  2. SB 468, prepared testimony, Charles Pearson, 1 p
  3. SB 577AA, prepared testimony, Jim Scheppke, 1 p