HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

January 17, 2005   Hearing Room C

1:00 P.M.            Tape  1

Correction 9/23/2005)

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. George Gilman, Chair

Rep. E. Terry Beyer, Vice-Chair

Rep. Chuck Burley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Deborah Boone

Rep. Scott Bruun

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Kim Thatcher

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  John Houser, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

Introductions – Organizational Meeting

Adoption of Committee Rules – Organizational Meeting

Comments by Chair/Committee Members – Organizational Meeting

 

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 1, A

003

Chair Gilman

Calls the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. Opens the organizational meeting on introductions.

INTRODUCTIONS – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

005

Chair Gilman

House District 55. Introduces himself and gives personal history.

052

Rep. Bruun

House District 37. Introduces himself. Describes district, including West Linn, Tualatin, Stafford, parts of Lake Oswego and Wilsonville. Stresses importance of transportation to constituents in his district.

061

Rep. Hunt

House District 40. Describes district, including parts of Clackamas County. Discusses opening of Amtrak station in his district and potential economic impact. Highlights work with maritime transportation.

079

Rep. Burley

House District 54. Describes district, including Bend. Introduces himself and highlights work with timber industry and speaks to importance of transportation issues.

090

Rep. Beyer

House District 12. Describes district, including Springfield. Introduces herself and describes work on city council and as legislative assistant.

108

Rep. Thatcher

House District 25. Describes district including Newberg, Keizer, and St. Paul. Introduces herself as small business owner with transportation public works. Discusses Newberg/Dundee bypass project.

121

Rep. Boone

House District 32. Describes district including Tillamook, Clatsop, part of Washington and Columbia Counties. Introduces herself as a small tree farm owner.

ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RULES – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

145

Chair Gilman

Outlines intent for committee operation.

160

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT the proposed Committee Rules (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

INTRODUCTIONS – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

180

John Houser

Committee Administrator. Introduces himself.

195

Mike Reiley

Committee Assistant. Introduces himself.

COMMENTS BY CHAIR/COMMITTEE MEMBERS – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

210

Chair Gilman

Outlines the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) presentation for Jan. 19 committee meeting.

220

Rep. Thatcher

Asks for ODOT land ownership.

228

Rep. Hunt

Asks for info on economic development projects.

235

Rep. Boone

Asks for overview of ODOT project development.

245

Rep. Burley

Asks about deepening of Columbia River channel and public and private partnerships.

255

Rep. Beyer

Asks for clarification about public and private partnerships.

270

Chair Gilman

Offers clarification of public and private partnerships.

280

Houser

Discusses Portland State University (PSU) transportation project and possible committee field trips.

290

Rep. Boone

Raises the issue of toll roads in discusses those in France.

300

Chair Gilman

Agrees to the PSU field trip. Discusses possible meetings outside the capitol. Announces that the committee will not meet on Friday until further notice. Emphasizes the need for members to get into their districts. Closes the organizational meeting. Adjourns the meeting at 1:26 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A. Rules Committee staff, 2 pp