HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

May 23, 2005 Hearing Room C

1:00 P.M.  Tapes 72 - 73

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. George Gilman, Chair

Rep. Terry Beyer, Vice-Chair

Rep. Chuck Burley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Deborah Boone

Rep. Scott Bruun

Rep. Dave Hunt

Rep. Kim Thatcher

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

HB 2608 – Work Session

                                                SB 373-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 487 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 493-A – Public Hearing

                                                SB 938-A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3374 – 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 72, A

003

Chair Gilman

Calls the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.  Opens a work session on       HB 2608.

HB 2608 – WORK SESSION

008

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces HB 2608.  Mentions the -2 and   -3 amendments distributed at the last meeting, explaining the differences.

023

Rep. Bruun

Inquires regarding the -3 amendments.

028

Chair Gilman

Explains his intentions for the bill, which requires passing the bill out with the -3 amendments.

037

Rep. Bruun

Requests clarification regarding a social security verification provision in the -3 amendments.

041

Chair Gilman

Explains the intent to match the federal Real ID Act.

060

Rep. Hunt

Believes the -2 amendments would most effectively pass out of the House Chamber and better align with the federal Real ID Act.

083

Brennan

Explains the bill will be referred to the Committee on Budget.

097

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2608-3 amendments dated 5/10/05.

100

Rep. Beyer

Speaks against the -3 amendments.  Believes the bill does not solve a problem.

113

 

VOTE:  4-3-0

AYE:               4 - Bruun, Burley, Thatcher, Gilman

NAY:               3 - Beyer, Boone, Hunt

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

115

Rep. Bruun

MOTION:  Moves HB 2608 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget.

123

 

VOTE:  4-3-0

AYE:               4 - Bruun, Burley, Thatcher, Gilman

NAY:               3 - Beyer, Boone, Hunt

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Mike Balanesi and Ruth Bendl

Written testimony in support of HB 2608 (EXHIBIT J).

124

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on HB 2608. Opens a public hearing on        SB 373-A.

SB 373-A – PUBLIC HEARING

129

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces SB 373-A.   Mentions the –A5 amendments (EXHIBIT A), which resolve conflicts with HB 2261.

156

Tricia Smith

Government Relations Specialist, Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA). Submits and reviews written testimony in support of SB 373-A (EXHIBIT B).  States that educational professionals working with incarcerated or other non-traditional students require some anonymity due to an elevated risk to personal safety.  Notes the testimony of educators Kathleen Adamson and Kathy Bonogofski are included with her testimony.

249

John Stubenvoll

Communications Director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).  Submits and reviews written testimony in support of           SB 373-A (EXHIBIT C).  Emphasizes the narrow scope of the bill.

267

Rep. Burley

Inquires regarding the definition of a regulatory manager.

272

Stubenvoll

Relates the reference is to six managers of field offices.

284

Smith

Believes the –A5 amendments do not impact the concerns of OSEA.

309

Chair Gilman

Questions how many OSEA employees would be affected.

312

Smith

Reports difficulty determining an exact number, but says the focus is narrow.  Expects less than 200 OSEA employees to be impacted.

326

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 373-A.

SB 373-A – WORK SESSION

329

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 373-A-A5 amendments dated 5/23/05.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

339

Rep. Hunt

MOTION:  Moves SB 373-A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

347

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

350

Rep. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves SB 373-A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

358

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

362

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 373-A.  Opens a public hearing on     SB 487.

SB 487 – PUBLIC HEARING

363

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces SB 487.

376

Col. Mike Caldwell

Deputy Director, Oregon Military Department.  Testifies in support of SB 487.

425

Rep. Hunt

Inquires how the bill impacts soldiers deployed inside the United States as opposed to those deployed abroad.

438

Caldwell

Relates issues are minimal for those deployed domestically, whereas those deployed outside the country experience complications with mail and other means of communication.

TAPE 73, A

002

Caldwell

Continues response.

030

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 487.

SB 487 – WORK SESSION

033

Rep. Burley

MOTION:  Moves SB 487 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

038

Rep. Boone

Recommends in the future a provision be made to suspend the requirements rather than postpone them.

040

Rep. Hunt

Clarifies the 90-days are following return from duty.

045

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

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

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

049

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves SB 487 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

052

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 487.  Opens a public hearing on          SB 493-A.

SB 493-A – PUBLIC HEARING

053

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces SB 493-A.

062

Scott Bricker

Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA); Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC). Explains his understanding of what SB 493-A will accomplish.  Notes the BTA is neutral toward the bill.  Discusses his concern with bicycles going through red lights. 

093

Rep. Burley

Requests clarification regarding the direction the bicycle is headed.

098

Brennan

Clarifies the situation addressed by SB 493-A.

123

Rep. Boone

Inquires regarding proponents of the bill.

126

Brennan

Relates contact parties for questions concerning the bill.

134

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing on SB 493-A.  Opens a public hearing on    SB 938-A.

SB 938-A – PUBLIC HEARING

141

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces SB 938-A.  Mentions the -A2 amendments (EXHIBIT D), and the submission of written testimony from Kat Iverson (EXHIBIT E).

161

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder

House District 45.  Testifies in support of SB 938-A, explaining details of the bill and relating the benefits of cycling.

282

Rep. Thatcher

Questions the discussion and opposition on the Senate side.

304

Scott Bricker

Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).  Provides introduction for and testifies in support of SB 938-A.  Discusses questions raised in the Senate, and reiterates BTA support of the –A2 amendments.

340

Catherine Ciarlo

Executive Director, BTA.  Relates the purpose of BTA.  Submits and summarizes written testimony in support of SB 938-A (EXHIBIT F), providing bill development history.

TAPE 72, B

002

Ray Thomas

Legislative Committee member, BTA.  Submits and summarizes written testimony and information in support of SB 938-A    (EXHIBIT G).

087

Rep. Hunt

Inquires regarding current speed restrictions on bicycles.

094

Thomas

Confirms current speed restrictions only pertain to bicycles.  Elaborates.

105

Rep. Hunt

Questions who proposed the –A2 amendments.

106

Chair Gilman

Relates he requested they be drafted.

121

Rep. Thatcher

Cites Mr. Thomas’s testimony, asking about the possibility of a vehicle turning right and striking a cyclist.

128

Thomas

Explains the reasoning behind certain provisions of the bill.

155

Chair Gilman

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 938-A.

SB 938-A – WORK SESSION

156

Rep. Hunt

Inquires about the inconsistency of speed limits for different types of non-motorized vehicles.

164

Chair Gilman

Relates his concerns.

177

Rep. Thatcher

Describes instances in which cyclists appear unexpectedly.

184

Rep. Bruun

Expresses concern regarding cyclists who don’t obey the law.

197

Rep. Boone

Describes the responsible cyclists on Highway 26.

212

Rep. Beyer

Acknowledges inappropriate behaviors, noting the legislature is unable to monitor and force compliance.

231

Rep. Boone

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 938-A-A2 amendments dated 5/20/05.

 

240

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

243

Rep. Boone

MOTION:  Moves SB 938-A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

250

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

REP. DINGFELDER will lead discussion on the floor.

259

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on SB 938-A.  Opens a work session on       HB 3374.

HB 3374 – WORK SESSION

267

Patrick Brennan

Committee Administrator.  Introduces HB 3374.  Mentions the -3 amendments (EXHIBIT H).

279

Art Schlack

Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). Testifies in support of         HB 3374 and the -3 amendments.  Explains the development of the -3 amendments.

311

Brennan

Notes there is no fiscal or revenue impact on the bill as amended by  the -3 amendments.

321

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Testifies that ODOT has no objection to HB 3374.  Confirms the lack of fiscal or revenue impact.

336

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3374-3 amendments dated 5/17/05.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

344

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves HB 3374 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

354

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair Gilman

The motion CARRIES.

 

366

Rep. Thatcher

MOTION:  Moves HB 3374 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

369

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Rep. Burley

 

Chair Gilman

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

370

Chair Gilman

Closes the work session on HB 3374.  Discusses future committee work.

The following prepared testimony is submitted for the records without public testimony:

 

Kat Iverson

Written testimony in support of SB 493 (exhibit i).

420

Chair Gilman

Adjourns the meeting at 2:23 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 373-A, -A5 amendments, staff, 6 pp
  2. SB 373-A, written testimony, Tricia Smith, 6 pp
  3. SB 373-A, written testimony, Jon Stubenvoll, 1 p
  4. SB 938-A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p
  5. SB 938-A, written testimony, Kat Iverson, 2 pp
  6. SB 938-A, written testimony, Catherine Ciarlo, 2 pp
  7. SB 938-A, written presentation, Ray Thomas, 5 pp
  8. HB 3374, -3 amendments, staff, 11 pp
  9. SB 493, written testimony, Kat Iverson, 1 p
  10. HB 2608, prepared testimony, Mike Balanesi and Ruth Bendl, 1 p