SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

April 19, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

2:00 PM                                                                                                                                 Tape 62

Corrected 10/18/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Theresa Van Winkle, Committee Administrator

James Goulding, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                HB 2085 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2195B – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2371A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2372A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3097 – 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 62, A

003

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 2:03 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2085.

HB 2085 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Theresa Van Winkle

Committee Administrator.  Explains the provisions of HB 2085.

010

Carol Rives

Administrator, Oregon Board of Accountancy.  Submits and reviews written testimony in favor of HB 2085 (EXHIBIT A), explaining the need and purpose of the bill.

044

Chair Metsger

Inquires regarding the scrivener’s error being corrected.

046

Rives

Notes the error was made in 1999.  Discusses the particulars of the error and its impact on accountancy.

059

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2085.  Opens a work session on HB 2085.

HB 2085 – WORK SESSION

061

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2085 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

062

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

066

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2085.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2195B.

HB 2195B – PUBLIC HEARING

067

Carol Rives

Administrator, Oregon Board of Accountancy.  Submits and reviews written testimony in support of HB 2195B (EXHIBIT B).  Explains the need and purpose of the bill.  Discusses the differences between active and inactive licensees.  Relates support for peer review transparency. 

128

Chair Metsger

Questions how common are complaints of fraud.

133

Rives

Relates approximately a dozen complaints were made in the last three years.  Elaborates on details.

154

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2195B.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2371A.  Notes the committee is operating as a subcommittee.

HB 2371A – PUBLIC HEARING

167

John Brenneman

Oregon Funeral Directors Association (OFDA).  Testifies in support of HB 2371A.  Introduces Scott Macy.

175

Scott Macy

Funeral Director; Chair, Funeral Trust.  Reviews written testimony in support of HB 2371A (EXHIBIT C).  Explains the provisions of the measure.  Discusses the responsibilities related to administrating trusts.

216

Tim Martinez

Oregon Bankers Association.  Relates the Association’s approval of the measure.

221

Brenneman

Discusses and supports the -A2 amendments (EXHIBIT D) to the measure.

236

Chair Metsger

Looks for approval from a representative of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).  Confirms visual approval.

238

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2371A.  Opens a work session on HB 2371A implying the presence of a quorum.

HB 2371A – WORK SESSION

240

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2371A-A2 amendments dated 04/04/05.

241

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 – Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

242

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2371 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

245

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 – Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2371A.  Opens the work session on HB 2195B.

HB 2195B – WORK SESSION

251

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2195B to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

253

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

254

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2195B.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2372A.

HB 2372 A – PUBLIC HEARING

261

John Brenneman

Recreational Vehicles Industry Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2372A.  Relates the purpose of the bill to reinsert the word “grantor.”

298

Shawn Miller

Oregon Recreational Dealers Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2372A.  Discusses model years.

310

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 2372A.  Opens a work session on HB 2372A.

HB 2372A – WORK SESSION

314

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2372A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

315

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

316

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 2372A.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3097.

HB 3097 – PUBLIC HEARING

324

Mark Long

Administrator, Building Codes Division (BCD), Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).  Testifies in support of HB 3097.  Submits and reviews informational BCD newsletter relating to HB 3097 (EXHIBIT E).

340

Chair Metsger

Inquires regarding the expansion of the pilot program, and who would be able to use the service center resources.

344

Long

Explains jurisdictions could request to be set up to use the resources, allowing contractors and businesses to access the program.  Mentions the required report to the legislature on the effectiveness of the program.

358

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on HB 3097.  Opens a work session on HB 3097.

HB 3097 – WORK SESSION

360

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 3097 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

363

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Deckert, Monnes Anderson

 

Chair Metsger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor.

373

Chair Metsger

Closes the work session on HB 3097.  Adjourns the meeting at 2:28 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2085, written testimony, Carol Rives, 2 pp
  2. HB 2195B, written testimony, Carol Rives, 2 pp
  3. HB 2371A, written testimony, John Brenneman, 4 pp
  4. HB 2371A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p
  5. HB 3097, Building Codes Division Backgrounder Newsletter, Mark Long, 2 pp