CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HB 3093

 

 

July 27, 2005 Hearing Room C

3:30 P.M.             Tape 1

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Alan Brown, Chair

Rep. Deborah Boone

Rep. Derrick Kitts

Sen. Alan Bates

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Janet Adkins, Committee Administrator

Kellie Whiting, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                HB 3093 – 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 1, A

002

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. and opens the work session on HB 3093.

HB 3093 – WORK SESSION

005

Janet Adkins

Committee Administrator.  Explains HB 3093.  Refers to the -B10 amendments (EXHIBIT A) and the -B12 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

030

Rep. Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3093 -B10 amendments dated 7/21/05.

032

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks if the subject of the -B10 amendments, is the issue between the chambers.

033

Chair Brown

Concurs.  Asks Rep. Dennis Richardson to come forward and explain the -B10 amendments.

035

Rep. Dennis Richardson

House District 4.  Explains the –B10 amendments (EXHIBIT A). 

049

Sen. Bates

Inquires about the mission statement of the Medford water district.

057

Rep. Richardson

Responds he does not have the mission statement but notes the water districts are to provide water to residents within their jurisdiction.

060

Sen. Bates

Comments on the residences zoned as residential, not exclusive farm use. 

061

Rep. Richardson

Responds he has not checked on the zoning issues, but states that is his understanding. 

063

Sen. Bates

Inquires if the residences are on septic systems.    

065

Rep. Richardson

Responds the group in the Westwood subdivision is on septic systems.  Comments on the causes for diminishing water and the access issues. Expresses the need for more water. 

094

Sen. Bates

Comments on the overall planning. 

107

Chair Brown

Speaks to Sen. Ferrioli and clarifies the amendments are an addition and clarifies on his previous comment. 

109

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on the scope of the House Rules and the measure. 

118

Sen. Ringo

Inquires about the size of the Westwood subdivision. 

121

Rep. Richardson

Responds he does not know the exact size.

123

Sen. Ringo

Inquires if the subdivision is directly adjacent to the city of Medford.

125

Rep. Richardson

Responds the subdivision is outside the urban growth boundary.

130

Sen. Ringo

Inquires if the issue of annexation has been raised. 

133

Rep. Richardson

Responds about the provision regarding annexation included in the amendments.

152

Sen. Bates

Inquires about the Medford water district’s boundaries.

156

Rep. Richardson

Responds about the multiple communities served.

160

Sen. Bates

Clarifies that they are not breaking a precedent by going outside the urban growth boundary in Medford for the water district to work.

162

Rep. Richardson

Concurs.

164

Rep. Kitts

Inquires about the elected officials in support or objection. 

171

Rep. Richardson

Responds he cannot answer on behalf of the Medford City Council. 

183

Rep. Sal Esquivel

House District 6.  States he has read the amendments and clarifies on the particular subdivision in question and the repercussions that it may entail in the future.  Explains the reasons for objections.  Speaks about the issues surrounding capacity.

280

Rep. Esquivel

Continues testimony and comments on the districts affected. 

359

Sen. Bates

Comments on the persons who bought the homes within the subdivision, and asks what the alternative is if the water level became low.

365

Rep. Esquivel

Responds about the irrigation issues.

378

Sen. Bates

Expresses concern.

392

Chair Brown

Reiterates the motion to adopt the –B10 amendments to HB 3093.

402

Rep. Boone

Comments on the water wars. 

406

Sen. Bates

Comments on the local level.

410

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

424

Rep. Kitts

MOTION:  Moves HB 3093 to the floor with the recommendation that the House CONCUR in Senate amendments dated 7/6/05 and that the bill be FURTHER AMENDED with the -B10 amendments dated 7/21/2005 and the measure be REPASSED.

426

 

VOTE:  6-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BATES AND REP. RICHARDSON will lead discussion on the floor.

The following testimony was submitted for the record without public testimony:

                      Staff                               Submits written testimony of Rep. Richardson (EXHIBIT C). 

430

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3093 and adjourns the meeting at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 3093, -B10 amendments, staff, 4 pp
  2. HB 3093, -B12 amendments, staff, 5 pp
  3. HB 3093, written testimony of Rep. Richardson, staff, 1 p