SENATE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

March 08, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

3:10 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  29 - 30

 

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/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 691 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 692 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 693 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HCR 4A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2087 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2095 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2204 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2206 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SJM 6 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SJR 12 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2155 – 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 29, A

003

Chair Shields

Opens the meeting at 3:12 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 691, SB 692 and SB 693.

SB 691, SB 692, SB 693 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Judith Callens

Explains the provisions of the bills. Presents the -1 amendments to SB 691 (EXHIBIT A).

033

Kristina McNitt

Oregon Water Resources Congress. Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT B, C, D) and testifies in support of SB 691, SB 692 and SB 693.

077

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 691.

SB 691 – WORK SESSION

081

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 691-1 amendments dated 03/8/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - B. Starr, Walker

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

087

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 691 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - B. Starr, Walker

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

088

Chair Shields

Closes the work session on SB 691 and opens a work session on SB 692.

SB 692 – WORK SESSION

094

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 692 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - B. Starr, Walker

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. B. STARR will lead discussion on the floor. (Note: See tape 30, A, at 100, page 4 of these minutes)

097

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a work session on SB 693.

SB 693 – WORK SESSION

100

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 693 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

107

Chair Shields

Closes the work session on SB 693 and opens a public hearing on HCR 4A.

HCR4A – PUBLIC HEARING

126

Sen. Verger

Expresses her support of HCR 4A and reads the resolution.

161

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HCR 4A.

HCR4A – WORK SESSION

177

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves HCR 4A be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Shields

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. VERGER will lead discussion on the floor.

183

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2087, HB 2095, HB 2204 and HB 2206.

HB 2087, HB 2095, HB 2204, HB 2206 – PUBLIC HEARING

195

Callens

Explains the provisions of the bills.

240

Patrick Allen

Manager, Office of Regulatory Streamlining, Department of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS). Presents written testimony            (EXHIBIT E) in support of HB 2095 and testifies in support of HB 2087, HB 2095, HB 2204 and HB 2206.

275

Sen. Verger

Expresses concern that we are making requirements more lenient at a time when we should be worried about identify theft.

293

Allen

Answers that the intent is to discover methods that comply with regulations but would also facilitate processes for the licensees.

318

Sen. Verger

Gives an example of a licensee giving a false statement.

332

Allen

Answers that in that case, the licensee would lose his ability to engage in business.

338

Sen. Walker

Asks about the license for court reporters.

340

Allen

Responds that he will provide the information. Continues with an explanation of the provisions of the bills.

 

Philip Schradle

Submits written testimony in support of HB 2204 (EXHIBIT F).

 

John Jackley

Sumits written testimony in support of HB 2087 (EXHIBIT G).

361

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2095.

HB 2095 – WORK SESSION

375

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2095 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

380

Sen. Walker

Notes that she is interested in the effect that this bill will have on court reporters.

385

 

VOTE:  4-1-0

AYE:               4 - George, Starr B., Walker, Shields

NAY:               1 - Verger

 

Chair Shields

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

390

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a work session HB 2087.

HB 2087 – WORK SESSION

417

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2087 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

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

TAPE 30, A

001

Chair Shields

Closes the work session on HB 2087 and opens a work session on HB 2204.

HB 2204 – WORK SESSION

004

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2204 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.

010

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a work session on HB 2206.

HB 2206 – WORK SESSION

012

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves HB 2206 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

014

Sen. Verger

Opines that the bill does not seem to accomplish anything.

029

Sen. B. Starr

Responds that the widespread use of MS Word and its editing features are probably the driving issues behind the intent of the bill.

042

Philip Schradle

Oregon Department of Justice. Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT H) and testifies in support of HB 2206. Explains the intent of the bill and notes that it should result in cost savings as well as reduced errors.

062

Sen. Verger

Comments that we should not be giving price breaks for the utilization of electronic tools.

076

Philip

Agrees, but stresses that this bill only addresses the rule-making process for state agencies.

084

Sen. Verger

States that while she will not hold up the bill in committee, she does not know if she can support the bill on the Senate floor.

097

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

099

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and reopens a work session on SB 691.

SB 691 – WORK SESSION

100

Sen. George

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. B. STARR and SEN. WALKER to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on Moving SB 691 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation. (Note: See tape 29, A at 094, page 2 of these minutes)

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

102

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and reopens a work session on SB 692.

SB 692 – WORK SESSION

110

Sen. George

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. B. STARR and SEN. WALKER to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on Moving SB 692 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation. (Note: See tape 29, A at 094, page 2 of these minutes).

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

116

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a public hearing on SJM 6 and SJR 12.

SJM 6 & SJR 12 – PUBLIC HEARING

122

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Senate District 30. Introduces Chief Delvis Heath.

135

Delvis Heath

Chief, Warms Spring Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Presents written testimony        (EXHIBIT I) and testifies in support of SJM 6 and SJR 12.

189

Sen. Ferrioli

Testifies in support of SJM 6.

234

Sen. Ferrioli

Explains the purpose of the memorial.

264

Chair Shields

Asks for a description of the 1855 Treaty Route.

276

Michael Mason

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Provides background on the trail.

303

Sen. Verger

Notes that these events were profound.

320

Sen. Walker

Comments on the history of Joel Palmer in the negotiation of the treaties.

338

Louie Pitt, Jr.

Director of Government Affairs and Planning, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT J) and testifies in support of SJR 12.

387

Pitt

Reviews the actions of Joel Palmer in the formulation of the treaty.

TAPE 29, B

008

Pitt

Continues testimony in support of the memorial.

031

Sen. Ferrioli

Expresses the importance of celebrating the treaty and explains the function of the legislature in government to government relations.

075

Sen. Ferrioli

Summarizes the rights ceded to the tribes in 1855.

095

Kelsey Wilson

Independent Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation. Testifies in support of the SJR 12.

103

Hans Bernard

Legislative Assistant, Senate Majority Leader’s Office. Testifies in support of SJR 12 and SJM 6.

123

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SJM 6.

SJM 6 – WORK SESSION

135

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SJM 6 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN AND SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

137

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a work session on SJR 12.

SJR 12 – WORK SESSION

140

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SJR 12 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN AND SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

143

Sen. Verger

Expresses concern about getting the attention of Congress when we submit these memorials.

161

Sen. B. Starr

Notes that members attending a conference in Washington D.C. could hand carry these memorials to the federal delegation.

181

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2155.

HB 2155 – PUBLIC HEARING

193

Callens

Explains the provisions of the bill.

198

Nancy Orr

Office of the State Fire Marshall. Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT K) and testifies in support of HB 2155.

216

Robert Garrison

Oregon Fire Chiefs’ Association. Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT L) and testifies in support of HB 2155.

 

Mark Landauer

Lobbyist, City of Portland. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2155 (EXHIBIT M).

250

Chair Shields

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2155.

HB 2155 – WORK SESSION

255

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves HB 2155 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Shields

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

273

Chair Shields

Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 4:29 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 691, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p
  2. SB 691, written testimony, Kristina McNitt, 1 p
  3. SB 692, written testimony, Kristina McNitt, 1 p
  4. SB 693, written testimony, Kristina McNitt, 1 p
  5. HB 2095, written testimony, Patrick Allen, 2 pp
  6. HB 2204, written testimony, Philip Schradle, 1 p
  7. HB 2087, written testimony, John Jackley, 2 pp
  8. HB 2206, written testimony, Philip Schradle, 1 p
  9. SJR 12, written testimony, Delvis Heath, 1 p
  10. SJM 6, written testimony, Louis Pitt, 2 pp
  11. HB 2155, written testimony, Nancy Orr, 2 pp
  12. HB 2155, written testimony, Robert Garrison, 2 pp
  13. HB 2155, written testimony, Mark Landauer, 1 p