SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

 

 

April 19, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

3:10 P.M.                                                                                                                               Tape 58

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Floyd Prozanski, Chair

Sen. Roger Beyer, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Doug Whitsett

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Anna Braun, Committee Administrator

Karen Scoffield, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                HB 3305A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2311A – Work Session

                                                HB 2124A – Work Session

                                                HB 2093 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2091A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2405A – 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 58, A

005

Chair Prozanski

Calls the meeting to order at 3:13 p.m.  Opens public hearing on HB 3305A.

HB 3305A – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Chair Prozanski

Seeing no witnesses, closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 3305A.

HB 3305A – WORK SESSION

009

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 3305A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Burdick, Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

018

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 3305A and opens work session on HB 2311A.

HB 2311A – WORK SESSION

020

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HB 2311A.

023

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2311A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

025

Sen. Beyer

Comments on HB 2311A.

028

Chair Prozanski

Responds.

032

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Burdick, Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

042

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 2311A and opens work session on HB 2124A.

HB 2124A – WORK SESSION

045

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HB 2124A.

054

Sen. Beyer

Discusses his previous questions regarding HB 2124A.  

060

Braun

Responds.  

061

Sen. Beyer

Clarifies that HB 2124A will not have the same problem as SB 37 (2005).

062

Braun

Responds.

063

Renιe Bryant

Tax Manager, Oregon Employment Department.  States that HB 2124A will only involve transfers of employment, not assets.

070

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2124A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WHITSETT will lead discussion on the floor.

075

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 2124A and opens public hearing on HB 2093.

HB 2093 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Peter De Luca

Administrator, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).  Discusses and submits written testimony in support of HB 2093 (EXHIBIT A).

115

Sen. Whitsett

Inquires if the recipients of the letters are inspected more often than others.

120

De Luca

Responds.

127

Sen. Whitsett

Restates his question.

131

De Luca

Answers, yes.

133

Sen. Beyer

Asks De Luca about the inspections.  

139

De Luca

Responds.  

143

Chair Prozanski

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2093.

HB 2093 – WORK SESSION

147

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2093 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

152

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 2093 and opens public hearing on HB 2091A. 

HB 2091A – PUBLIC HEARING

167

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of HB 2091A.

173

John Shilts

Administrator, Workers Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).  Discusses and submits written testimony in support of HB 2091A (EXHIBIT B).

220

Ed Johnston

Citizen, Toledo, Oregon.  Discusses and submits an email regarding HB 2091A (EXHIBIT C).

270

Chair Prozanski

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2091A.

HB 2091A – WORK SESSION

277

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2091A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WHITSETT will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 2091A and opens public hearing on HB 2405A.

HB 2405A – PUBLIC HEARING

300

Martin Alvey

Attorney, Martin L. Alvey, P.C.  Chair, Workers Compensation Section, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.  Discusses and submits written testimony in support of HB 2405A (EXHIBIT D).

387

Chair Prozanski

Asks if the Committee Administrator has comments on HB 2405A. 

390

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Remarks that the Management Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) supports HB 2405A.

395

Sen. Beyer

Responds.

400

Sen. Whitsett

Asks Alvey for clarification regarding time loss payments.  

403

Alvey

Responds.

420

Chair Prozanski

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2405A.

HB 2405A – WORK SESSION

425

Sen. Beyer

MOTION:  Moves HB 2405A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

435

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on HB 2405A. Adjourns the meeting at 3:43 p.m.

 

 

 


 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2093, written testimony, Peter De Luca, 2 pp
  2. HB 2091A, written testimony, John Shilts, 2 pp
  3. HB 2091A, email, Ed Johnston, 1 p
  4. HB 2405A, written testimony, Martin Alvey, 3 pp