HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

May 16, 2005 Hearing Room C

1:00 P.M. Tapes  68 - 69

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. George Gilman, Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer, Vice-Chair

Rep. Chuck Burley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Scott Bruun

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Kim Thatcher

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Deborah Boone

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 76-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 78 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 101 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 102-A – Public Hearing

SB 178 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 859 – 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 68, A

003

Chair Gilman

Calls the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. States that HB 2608 will not be heard. Opens a public hearing on SB 76-A.

SB 76-A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 76-A.

015

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Submits and reads prepared testimony in support of SB 76-A (EXHIBIT A).

041

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 76-A.

SB 76-A – WORK SESSION

043

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 76-A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

050

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 76-A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

052

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 76-A. Opens a public hearing on SB 78.

SB 78 – PUBLIC HEARING

055

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 78.

060

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Submits and reads prepared testimony in support of SB 78 (EXHIBIT B).

081

Rep. Hunt

Asks for clarification that the language “submit” means mailing the report within 72 hours.

087

Freeman

Answers yes.

090

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 78.

SB 78 – WORK SESSION

095

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves SB 78 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

REP. THATCHER will lead discussion on the floor.

105

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 78. Opens a public hearing on SB 101.

SB 101 – PUBLIC HEARING

108

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 101.

115

John Jackley

Highway Division, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 101 (EXHIBIT C).

130

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 101.

SB 101 – WORK SESSION

135

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 101 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair

The motion CARRIES.

 

140

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves SB 101 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

150

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 101. Opens a public hearing on           SB 102 A.

SB 102-A – PUBLIC HEARING

153

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 102-A and the –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

165

John Jackley

Highway Division, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of SB 102-A (EXHIBIT E).

225

Rep. Hunt

Asks for comment on the –A2 amendments.

230

Jackley

Answers that the amendments do not appear to be feasible.

240

Jon Chandler

Oregon Home Builders Association. Expresses concerns about the implementation of SB 102-A. States that he intends to work with ODOT to address concerns.

265

Mark Whitlow

Attorney with Perkins Coie, Retail Task Force, Access Management Advisory Committee (AMAC). Concurs with the testimony of Mr. Chandler. Describes the permitting statute related to reasonable access.

346

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing on SB 102-A. Opens a public hearing on     SB 178.

SB 178 – PUBLIC HEARING

350

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 178.

360

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Submits and reads prepared testimony in support of SB 178 (EXHIBIT F).

TAPE 69, A

004

Rep. Burley

Requests clarification that the bill does not apply to someone who provides education or training for a first time driver.

007

Freeman

Answers no.

010

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 178.

SB 178 – WORK SESSION

012

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves SB 178 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

015

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves SB 178 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

018

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 178. Opens a public hearing on SB 859.

SB 859 – PUBLIC HEARING

020

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator. Introduces SB 859.

026

Ted Keizer

Staff for Sen. Joanne Verger. Conveys Sen. Verger’s support for         SB 859.

033

Gary Bauer

NW Natural. Testifies in support of SB 859. Explains criteria regarding utility permits to place facilities in the right-of-way along state highways.

070

Rep. Thatcher

Asks what happens if utilities do not receive a permit to move when roads are widened.

073

Bauer

Answers that an ODOT permit is necessary for any utility to do work in a right-of-way.

080

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 859.

SB 859 – WORK SESSION

083

Rep. Bruun

MOTION:  Moves SB 859 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

088

Rep. Bruun

MOTION:  Moves SB 859 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Boone

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

095

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 859. Adjourns the meeting at 2:08 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 76-A, prepared testimony, Robin Freeman, 1 p
  2. SB 78, prepared testimony, Robin Freeman, 1 p
  3. SB 101, prepared testimony, John Jackley, 1 p
  4. SB 102-A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p
  5. SB 102-A, prepared testimony, John Jackley, 2 pp
  6. SB 178, prepared testimony, Robin Freeman, 2 pp