SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

March 17, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room 343

8:30 A.M.                                                                                                                    Tapes  30 - 31

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

SCR 8 – Public Hearing and Work Session

Approval of drafting requests – Work Session

Introduction of Committee Measures – 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 30, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the committee to order at 8:34 a.m.  Opens public hearing on SCR 8.

SCR 8 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SCR 8.

015

Keith Potts

Nephew of Debbs Potts.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Describes the many life activities of Mr. Potts.

030

Sen. Lenn Hannon

Keizer, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Discusses his long friendship with Debbs Potts.  Senate President, mayor of Grants Pass, Chairman of the Lottery Commission.  Testifies in support of SCR 8-1 amendments (EXHIBIT A) to rename the lottery building after Sen. Potts.

080

Sen. Cliff Trow

Corvallis, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Describes how Sen. Potts mentored him in his early years in the Oregon Senate.  Discusses Sen. Potts’ political career.

135

Marilyn Luttrell

Merlin, Oregon.  Executive Director, Applegate Trail Interpretive Center.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Discusses Sen. Potts’ many years of service to his community and to Josephine County.  Submits written biographical materials and photos of Sen. Potts (EXHIBIT B) and written testimony of Michael J. Bird (EXHIBIT C).

170

Shannon Fain

Pottsville, Oregon; President, Eugene Debbs Potts Foundation.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Shares information about Pottsville, and the artifacts collected to memorialize Sen. Potts’ life and experiences.

205

Luttrell

Refers to written materials she brought to show community contributions of Sen. Potts (EXHIBIT A).

230

John Powell

Salem, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Discusses his long relationship with Sen. Potts, both in the legislature and with the lottery.

290

Dale Penn

Director, Oregon State Lottery. Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Discusses the legacy of Sen. Potts and his service on the Lottery Commission.  Describes painting of Sen. Potts which hangs in the Lottery building lobby.

335

Edward Fadeley

Eugene, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SCR 8.  Discusses Sen. Potts’ service to Klamath County as well as the Grants Pass area.  Describes how loyal Sen. Potts was to his commitments.

TAPE 31, A

010

Sen. Atkinson

Recalls speaking at the memorial service in the Senate.  Refers to the portrait.  Discusses Sen. Potts’ service as acting Governor.

025

Fadeley

Explains that as Oregon has no Lt. Governor, at one time, the Senate President was next in line to take the Governor’s place. 

050

Sen. Atkinson

Refers to the discussion about hanging the portrait in the Capitol and asks whether it is still being considered.

055

Chair Brown

Asks him to return information to the committee.

060

Sen. Atkinson

Asks for the portrait to be brought to the Capitol for the floor session on SCR 8.

070

Penn

Offers to loan the portrait to the legislature.

075

Chair Brown

Reads written comments in support of SCR 8:

·         Email from Governor Barbara Roberts (EXHIBIT D)

·         Letter from Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson, Jr. (EXHIBIT E)

090

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SCR 8.

SCR 8 – WORK SESSION

095

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SCR 8-1 amendments dated 3/17/05.

097

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

100

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

105

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves SCR 8 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

110

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

115

Chair Brown

Closes work session on SCR 8.  Opens work session for consideration of drafting requests and introduction of committee measures.

APPROVAL OF DRAFTING REQUESTS AND INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES – WORK SESSION

115

Chair Brown

Refers to memo describing measure drafting requests (EXHIBIT F).

120

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves drafting requests 1 and 2 BE APPROVED FOR DRAFTING by Legislative Counsel.

125

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Ringo

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

130

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves LCs:  LC 955 (EXHIBIT G), LC 2264 (EXHIBIT H), AND LC 2516 (EXHIBIT I) BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

135

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 – Ringo

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

NOTE:  LC 955 printed as SB 1014

LC 2264 printed as SB 1015

LC 2516 printed as SB 1016

140

Chair Brown

Closes work session on drafting and introduction requests.  Adjourns the committee at 9:15 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SCR 8, -1 amendments, Sen. Lenn Hannon, 1 p

B.     SCR 8, biographical material and photos, Marilyn Luttrell, 23 pp

C.     SCR 8, written testimony of Michael Bird, Marilyn Luttrell, 1 p

D.    SCR 8, written testimony of Gov. Barbara Roberts, Sen. Kate Brown, 1 p

E.     SCR 8, written testimony of Chief Justice Wallace Carson, Jr., Sen. Kate Brown, 1 p

F.      Drafting and introduction requests, approval of, memorandum, staff, 1 p

G.    Introductions, LC 955, staff, 19 pp

H.    Introductions, LC 2264, staff, 2 pp

I.       Introductions, LC 2516, staff, 3 pp