SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

 

 

April 28, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

3:10 P.M.                                                                                                                              Tape  61

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Floyd Prozanski, Chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Doug Whitsett

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Roger Beyer, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Anna Braun, Committee Administrator

Karen Scoffield, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                SB 37A – Work Session

                                                SB 190 – Work Session

                                                SB 545 – Work Session

                                                SB 669 – Work Session

                                                SB 944 – Work Session

                                                SB 968 – Work Session

                                                SB 970 – 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 61, A

005

Chair Prozanski

Calls the meeting to order at 3:22 p.m. Opens work session on SB 37A.

SB 37A – WORK SESSION

013

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 37A. Introduces the  –A2 amendments to SB 37A (EXHIBIT A)

021

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 37A-A2 amendments dated 4/25/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

026

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 37A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BEYER will lead discussion on the floor.

034

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 37A and opens work session on SB 190.

SB 190 – WORK SESSION

036

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 190. Introduces the -3 amendments to SB 190 (EXHIBIT B).

042

Chair Prozanski

Asks for clarification that SB 190 should go to the committee on Ways and Means because of the fiscal impact.  

044

Braun

Affirms.

046

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 190-3 amendments dated 4/6/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Ringo, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Whitsett

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

056

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 190 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Ringo, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Whitsett

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

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

 

Julia Huddleston

Seniors and People with Disabilities, Department of Human Services.  Submits written testimony regarding SB 190 and the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

 

Estill N. Deitz

Chair, Home Care Commission.  Submits written testimony regarding SB 190 (EXHIBIT D).

066

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 190 and opens work session on SB 545.

SB 545 – WORK SESSION

068

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 545. Introduces the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT E) and -3 amendments (EXHIBIT F) to SB 545.

078

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 545-2 amendments dated 4/25/05.

082

Sen. Ringo

Asks if the work group has come to a consensus.

085

Chair Prozanski

States that it they did not reach a consensus, but he is ready to move forward.

090

Sen. Whitsett

States that he opposes SB 545, but does not have any objection to the amendments.

093

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

097

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 545-3 amendments dated 4/28/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

101

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 545 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

105

Sen. Whitsett

Discusses opposition to SB 545.

114

Sen. Ringo

Discusses the high interest rates of payday loans.  

118

Sen. Burdick

States that a conservative columnist from the Oregonian wrote a column against payday loans.

125

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Ringo, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Whitsett

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

The following material is submitted for record without public testimony:

 

Rachel Bristol

Executive Director, Oregon Food Bank.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 545 (EXHIBIT G).

134

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 545 and opens work session on SB 669.

SB 669 – WORK SESSION

139

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 669.  Introduces the -1 amendments to SB 669 (EXHIBIT H).  Submits written testimony on behalf of John Shilts, Administrator, Workers Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) regarding SB 669 (EXHIBIT I).  States that the Management Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) does support SB 669.

154

Chair Prozanski

Asks for clarification on the -1 amendments.

158

Braun

Responds.

160

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 669-1 amendments dated 4/26/05.

164

Sen. Whitsett

States that he will support the -1 amendments to SB 669 if it will be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

167

Chair Prozanski

Notes that it is his intent.

171

Sen. Ringo

States that he would prefer not to support SB 669. 

173

Chair Prozanski

Notes the need of SB 669 and Sen. Ringo’s support.

180

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

182

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 669 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Whitsett, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Ringo

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

193

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 669 and opens work session on SB 944.

SB 944 – WORK SESSION

195

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 944. Introduces the -3 amendments to SB 944 (EXHIBIT J).

210

Sen. Ringo

Notes the work by his staff on SB 944.

213

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 944-3 amendments dated 4/25/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

217

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves SB 944 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

221

Sen. Burdick

Notes a potential conflict of interest.

224

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

227

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 944 and opens work session on SB 968.

SB 968 – WORK SESSION

231

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 968. Introduces the -4 amendments to SB 968. (EXHIBIT K)

249

Chair Prozanski

Clarifies that the -4 amendments incorporate the -3 amendments to SB 968.

251

Braun

Affirms.

255

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 968-4 amendments dated 4/27/05.

260

Sen. Whitsett

Asks if there is a consensus from the interested parties to SB 968.   

262

Chair Prozanski

Answers that there is not. Elaborates.

271

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Ringo, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Whitsett

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

277

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 968 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Burdick, Ringo, Prozanski

NAY:               1 - Whitsett

EXCUSED:     1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

289

Chair Prozanski

Closes work session on SB 968 and opens work session on SB 970.

SB 970 – WORK SESSION

293

Anna Braun

Committee Administrator.  Provides an overview of SB 970.

298

Sen. Burdick

MOTION:  Moves SB 970 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Beyer

 

Chair Prozanski

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WHITSETT will lead discussion on the floor.

303

Chair Prozanski

States that SB 624 will be held for additional work by the committee. Closes work session on SB 970.  Adjourns the meeting at 3:45 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 37A, -A2 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  2. SB 190, -3 amendments, staff, 1 p
  3. SB 190, written testimony, Julia Huddleston, 2 pp
  4. SB 190, written testimony, Estill N. Deitz, 2 pp
  5. SB 545, -2 amendments, staff, 12 pp
  6. SB 545, -3 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  7. SB 545, written testimony, Rachel Bristol, 8 pp
  8. SB 669, -1 amendments, staff, 2 pp
  9. SB 669, written testimony, John Shilts, 2 pp
  10. SB 944, -3 amendments, staff, 1 p
  11. SB 968, -4 amendments, staff, 19 pp