SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

May 16, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room 343

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                  Tapes 137 - 138

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Ginny Burdick, Chair

Sen. Charles Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Floyd Prozanski

Sen. Vicki Walker

Sen. Doug Whitsett

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Roger Beyer

Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 William E. Taylor, Counsel

                                                Joe O'Leary, Counsel

Dale Penn, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 306 – Work Session

SB 948 – Work Session

HB 2230A – Public Hearing

                                                SB 199 – 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 137, A

003

Chair Burdick

Calls the meeting to order at 1:25 p.m. and opens a work session on SB 306.

SB 306 – WORK SESSION

006

William E. Taylor

Counsel.  Describes SB 306 relating to increasing the criminal penalties for selling, giving, or otherwise providing alcoholic beverages to persons less than 21 years of age.  Introduces and discusses the -2, -3, & the -4 amendments (EXHIBITS A – C).

030

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which the committee moved to ADOPT SB 306-3 amendments dated 5/11/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-3

EXCUSED:  3 - Beyer, Ringo, Walker

035

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

037

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 306 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Ringo

040

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

042

Chair Burdick

Closes the work session on SB 306 and opens a work session on SB 948.

SB 948 – WORK SESSION

043

William E. Taylor

Counsel.  Describes SB 948 relating to directing the court to suspend the driving privileges and the right to apply for driving privileges for a period not to exceed one year if a person provides alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of 21 years in violation of the law.  Introduces and describes the -4 amendment (EXHIBIT D).

080

Taylor

Discusses subsection 7 & 8 of the -4 amendment.

104

Sen. Walker

Asks about the -4 amendment.

107

Taylor

States that the -2 and -3 amendments are incorporated into the -4 amendment. 

120

Sen. Walker

Stresses that taking someone’s driving privileges away from them has no connection to the violation of providing alcohol to a minor.

131

Sen. Prozanski

Clarifies the importance of this bill; describes the effects of the -4 amendment.  Describes the programs that benefit from this bill (fines, etc.).  Talks about the legal nexus between the violation of providing alcohol to a minor and the repercussion of the removal of driving privileges.

186

Sen. Prozanski

Stresses that the driving privileges removal would not go into effect until the second violation at the least.

190

Chair Burdick

Commends the individuals who worked on this bill.

200

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 948-4 amendments dated 5/16/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-1-2

AYE:               4 - Prozanski, Starr C., Whitsett, Burdick

NAY:               1 - Walker

EXCUSED:     2 - Beyer, Ringo

208

Chair Burdick

The motion CARRIES.

209

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 948 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-1-2

AYE:               4 - Prozanski, Starr C., Whitsett, Burdick

NAY:               1 - Walker

EXCUSED:     2 - Beyer, Ringo

217

Chair Burdick

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

220

Chair Burdick

Closes the work session on SB 948 and opens a public hearing on HB2230A.

HB 2230A – PUBLIC HEARING

222

Joe O’Leary

Counsel.  Describes HB 2230A relating to defining “economic damages” for purposes of restitution.

258

Connie Gallagher

Director, Crime Victims’ Assistance, Department of Justice.  Submits testimony from herself and Michael D. Schrunk, Multnomah County District Attorney, and testifies in support of HB 2230A (EXHIBITS E & F).

290

Gallagher

Continues reading testimony in support of HB 2230A (Exhibit E).

328

Fred Boss

Assistant Attorney General.  Submits testimony and testifies in support of HB 2230A (EXHIBIT G).  Defines pecuniary and economic damages.

380

Boss

Talks about the payment order when there are multiple victims in a crime.

392

Chair Burdick

Asks if this bill conflicts with HB 2222A.

401

O’Leary

Discusses the differences between HB 2222A and HB 2230A.

428

Boss

Stresses that the two bills address different sections of the law (restitution as compared to third party judgments in civil lawsuits).

443

Walt Beglau

Marion County District Attorney.  Testifies in support of HB 2230A.

TAPE 138, A

020

Kelly Skye

Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  Submits testimony and testifies in opposition to HB 2230A (EXHIBIT H).

028

O’Leary

Details the vote in the House Judiciary Committee and on the floor of the House for HB 2230A.

035

Skye

Discusses the differences between the pecuniary and economic damages.

080

Skye

Addresses legislation they are supporting that expands restitution rights to the victim.

091

Chair Burdick

Inquires about the correlation between these bills and the Blakely case.

097

Skye

Stresses that this bill relates to different sections of the law than Blakely.

148

Chair Burdick

Closes the public hearing on HB 2230A and opens a work session on SB 199.

SB 199 – WORK SESSION

152

Joe O’Leary

Counsel.  Describes SB 199 relating to requiring the court, upon request by a district attorney, to enter a protective order prohibiting the copying or disseminating of evidence of sexually explicit nature in cases involving a sexual offense involving a visual recording of a child engaged in sexual conduct.  Introduces the -2 amendment and a hand-engrossed version including the -2 amendment (EXHIBITS I & J).

200

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 199-2 amendments dated 5/9/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Ringo

202

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

203

Sen. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 199 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Ringo

208

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

228

Chair Burdick

Closes the work session on SB 199 and adjourns the meeting at 2:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 306, -2 amendment, staff, 2 pp
  2. SB 306, -3 amendment, staff, 1 p
  3. SB 306, -4 amendment, staff, 2 pp
  4. SB 948, -4 amendment, staff, 17 pp
  5. HB 2230A, written testimony, Connie Gallagher, 1 p
  6. HB 2230A, written testimony, Connie Gallagher, 1 p
  7. HB 2230A, written testimony, Fred Boss, 2 pp
  8. HB 2230A, written testimony, Kelly Skye, 1 p
  9. SB 199, -2 amendment, staff, 2 pp
  10. SB 199, Hand-engrossed version, staff, 3 pp