SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

March 22, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room 343

8:30 A.M.                                                                                                                             Tape  32

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Frank Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

SR 1 – Public Hearing and Work Session

Approval of drafting request – 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 32, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. as subcommittee.  Opens public hearing on SR 1.

Present:  Brown, Ferrioli

SR 1 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SR 1.

020

Bartolo Marquez

Voz Hispana Causa Chavista.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses importance of Cesar Chavez as a role model for youth.

045

Oscar Morales

Woodburn.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Discusses inspiration drawn from the life of Cesar Chavez, who started at the bottom and worked to serve others.  Describes importance of influence on youth by his example of non-violent protest.

060

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks where he studied and what major he pursued.

065

Marquez

Responds he majored in corrections at Western Oregon University.

075

Jody Fischer

Woodburn School District.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).  Discusses efforts by Woodburn School District to raise awareness of the legacy of Cesar Chavez and to celebrate diversity. 

145

Steven Bender

Professor, University of Oregon School of Law.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Discusses the life of Cesar Chavez and his search for justice for farmworkers and other underprivileged people. 

185

Anthony Granados

Oregon Catholic Conference.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Discusses Catholic Social Teaching tradition and how Cesar Chavez practiced those teachings in his struggles for social justice.

210

Phillip Kennedy-Wong

Director of Public Policy, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).  Explains how other Christian faiths share the Catholic view of social justice.  Discusses Cesar Chavez’s efforts to attain social justice for California farm workers.

255

Rev. Steven Witte

Oregon Farm Workers Ministry.  Testifies in support of SR 1.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).  Describes the social service of Cesar Chavez to improve the lives of farm workers.

310

Chair Brown

Recesses the committee at 8:56 a.m.

315

Chair

Reconvenes the committee at 9:03 a.m.  Closes public hearing and opens work session on SR 1.

SR 1 – WORK SESSION

320

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves SR 1 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

325

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

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

330

Chair Brown

Closes work session on SR 1.  Opens work session for consideration of legislative drafting request.

APPROVAL OF DRAFTING REQUEST – WORK SESSION

335

Chair Brown

Discusses drafting request from Sen. Monnes Anderson.

340

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves drafting request be approved for drafting by Legislative Counsel.

345

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares motion CARRIED.

355

Chair Brown

Closes work session on approval of drafting request.  Adjourns the committee at 9:05 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SR 1, written testimony, Bartolo Marquez, 1 p

B.     SR 1, written testimony, Jody Fischer, 2 pp

C.     SR 1, written testimony, Phillip Kennedy-Wong, 1 p

D.    SR 1, written testimony, Rev. Steven Witte, 1 p