SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

February 01, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                         Tapes  5 - 6

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Frank Shields, Chair

Sen. Gary George, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr

Sen. Joanne Verger

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Gary Roulier, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:

                                                SB 80 – Work Session

                                                SB 157 – Work Session

                                                SB 67 – Public Hearing

                                                Introduction of Committee Bills – 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 5, A

003

Chair Shields

Opens the meeting at 3:10 p.m. and opens a work session on SB 80.

SB 80 – WORK SESSION

006

Suzanna Knight

Administrator, State Board of Geologist Examiners. Reviews the provisions of the bill.

012

Sen. Verger

Questions whether the bill lowers the standards for board certification.

023

Knight

Responds that the bill actually strengthens the standards since it mandates the course work required.

034

Sen. Verger

Summarizes the importance of accurate geological information for the coastal communities.

044

Knight

Reemphasizes that this bill will eliminate unqualified applicants.

051

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 80 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

057

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 – B. Starr

 

Chair Shields

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. VERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

071

Chair Shields

Closes the work session on SB 80 and opens a work session on SB 157.

SB 157 – WORK SESSION

074

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Explains the provisions of the bill and details from the public hearing.

090

Chair Shields

Reviews the issues raised at the public hearing.

097

Cathy Pollino

Secretary of State, Audits Division. Notes that the division has a program option in the budget to add more staff for additional investigations. States that this program option is not part of SB 157.

116

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 157 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Shields

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

126

Chair Shields

Closes the work session on SB 157 and opens a public hearing on        SB 67.

SB 67 – PUBLIC HEARING

128

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Explains the provisions of the bill.

139

Tim Wood

Director, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Presents written testimony ( EXHIBIT A) and testifies in support of SB 67.

161

Wood

Explains the provisions of the bill which will substantially modify the museum grant-in-aid statute.

171

Chair Shields

Asks where the money comes from.

174

Wood

Responds that the money comes from the department budget which is primarily made up of Measure 66 lottery funds.

180

Sen. B. Starr

Asks why ORS 358.720 was included in the deletions.

184

James Hamrick

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. Testifies in support of SB 67 and responds that he doesn’t know why the deletion of that ORS was included in the language of the bill.

196

Sen. B. Starr

Notes that the purpose statement has some value, and wants to know the rationale for repealing this particular purpose statement.

202

Wood

Responds that the language is incorporated under Section 1 of the bill.

215

Sen. B. Starr

Comments that is correct but the reinstatement language is not clear.

220

Wood

Answers that they have no problem with adding the original language back into the bill.

228

Chair Shields

Discusses the bill language with Sen. B. Starr.

236

Sen. Verger

States that they have an anonymous donor on the Southern Coast and reviews the mechanics of the donation. Questions how the bill would affect these donations.

253

Chair Shields

Asks whether the committee has an issue with the deletion of the definitions contained within ORS 358.720.

260

Sen. George

Questions whether the museum associations are familiar with the language changes within the bill.

262

Wood

Answers that the associations were a party to the recommendations for the changes.

266

Chair Shields

Clarifies that the bill changes both the competitive bid process and the program definitions.

268

Wood

Responds that is correct.

271

Callens

Reads the new definition of “museum” contained within SB 67 at the request of Sen. George.

282

Sen. B. Starr

Notes that his concern is that we are limiting the purpose of the program through the new language.

296

Chair Shields

Recommends that the witness work on new language which would put the purpose statement back into the bill.

306

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing on SB 67 and opens a work session on introduction of committee bills.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE BILLS – WORK SESSION

322

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Presents LC 1061, LC 1400, LC 1401, LC 1481, LC 1150, LC 1297, LC 1663 (EXHIBIT B, C, D, E, F, G, H) respectively.

382

Sen. B.  Starr

MOTION:  Moves LC's:  1061, 1400, 1401, 1481, 1150, 1297, 1663 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Walker

398

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

420

Chair Shields

Details the out-of-office meeting scheduled for Friday, February 4, 2005.

TAPE 6, A

014

Sen. George

Notes that there may be a large number of veterans at the February 4 meeting.

031

Chair Shields

Discusses the agenda for February 4. Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 3:44 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 67, written testimony, Tim Wood, 1 pp
  2. Introductions, LC 1061, staff, 2 pp
  3. Introductions, LC 1400, staff, 9 pp
  4. Introductions, LC 1401, staff, 9 pp
  5. Introductions, LC 1481, staff, 4 pp
  6. Introductions, LC 1150, staff, 5 pp
  7. Introductions, LC 1297, staff, 2 pp
  8. Introductions, LC 1663, staff, 3 pp