SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

March 30, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

5:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  35 - 36

Corrected 11/04/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Frank Shields

 

VISITING MEMBER:                       Sen. Betsy Johnson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

Executive Appointment – Public Hearing

       State Parks and Recreation Commission

            James Brown

Approval of drafting requests – Work Session

Introduction of Committee Measures – Work Session

Executive Appointments – Public Hearing

                                                      Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

            Joshua Marquis

      State Parks and Recreation Commission

            Sharon Rudi

      Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

            Eva Temple

      Quality Education Commission

            Lynn Lundquist

            Lolenzo Poe

Executive Appointments – Public Hearing (Appearances waived)

      State Fish and Wildlife Commission

            Zane Smith

      State Parks and Recreation Commission

            William Gregory

      Quality Education Commission

            Susan Massey

      Health Services Commission

            Lela Garside

            Bryan Sohl

      Physical Therapy Licensing Board

            Cindy Cunningham

            Charles Moore

      State Board of Tax Practitioners

            Michael Addington

            Donna Gilmour

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 35, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m.  Opens as subcommittee.  Opens public hearing on executive appointment.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT – PUBLIC HEARING

STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF JAMES BROWN (EXHIBIT A)

010

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of executive appointment before the committee.

015

Chair Brown

Reviews procedure for executive appointments.  Gavels in full committee at 5:12 p.m.

045

James Brown

Appears by telephone conference.  Salem, Oregon.  Natural Resource Policy Director, Governor’s Office.  Discusses his background and qualifications for the position.  Discusses his use of the parks system

075

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on executive appointment.  Opens work session for consideration of drafting request and introduction of committee measures.

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

085

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves one drafting request be approved for drafting by Legislative Counsel and introduction as a committee bill.  (EXHIBIT B) and (EXHIBIT C).

086

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the following list of LC drafts BE INTRODUCED as committee bills:

 

 

LC 2368 (EXHIBIT D) (Printed as SB 1028)

LC 2721 (EXHIBIT E) (Printed as SB 1029)

LC 3466 (EXHIBIT F) (Printed as SB 1030)

LC 3467 (EXHIBIT G) (Printed as SB 1031)

LC 3493 (EXHIBIT H) (Printed as SB 1032)

LC 3520 (EXHIBIT I) (Printed as SB 1033)

LC 3523 (EXHIBIT J) (Printed as SB 1034)

LC 3524 (EXHIBIT K) (Printed as SB 1035)

LC 3525 (EXHIBIT L) (Printed as SB 1036)

LC 3526 (EXHIBIT M) (Printed as SB 1038)

LC 3530 (EXHIBIT N) (Printed as SB 1039)

LC 3536 (EXHIBIT O) (Printed as SB 1037)

LC 3540 (EXHIBIT P) (Printed as SB 1040)

108

Chair Brown

Notes caveats that voting for the drafting and introduction of the measures is not an indication of support for the measures, and that introduction of measures will not delay end of legislative session.

110

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 – Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

115

Chair Brown

Closes work session on drafting and introductions.  Opens public hearing on executive appointments to the Criminal Justice Commission.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT – PUBLIC HEARING

OREGON CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF JOSHUA MARQUIS (EXHIBIT R)

125

Chair Brown

Inquires why Mr. Marquis desires to serve on the Criminal Justice Commission, and asks him to tell the committee about himself.

130

Joshua Marquis

Appears by telephone conference. Clatsop County District Attorney.  Past President, Oregon District Attorneys Association.  Introduces himself.  Discusses his interest in and qualifications for the appointment. 

160

Chair Brown

Comments on concerns about his passion and ability to play a moderating role on the commission.

165

Marquis

Responds that he does not see his passion as polarizing.  Notes he has been attending the commission meetings for five months, without voting. Relates that he has been working well with members.

175

Rep. Deborah Boone

District 32.  Testifies in support of the appointment.  States that Mr. Marquis will bring an interesting touch to the commission.  Relates Mr. Marquis’ passion about justice and his qualifications for the position.

190

Sen. Betsy Johnson

District 16.  Speaks in support of the appointment.  Comments that commissions are the venue where differences should be worked out.

200

Chair Brown

Explains that this is only a public hearing. Closes public hearing on Criminal Justice Commission and opens public hearing on Parks and Recreation Commission.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – PUBLIC HEARING

STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF SHARON RUDI (EXHIBIT A)

235

Sharon Rudi

Appears by telephone conference. Baker City.  Agent, Nelson Real Estate.  Introduces herself.  Discusses her interest and qualifications for the appointment. 

255

Chair Brown

Asks about her commitment to service on the planning commission.

260

Rudi

Responds that she can terminate her involvement if it conflicts.

262

Chair Brown

Inquires if she is currently employed.

265

Rudi

Responds that she has been a real estate broker for 15 years.

275

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on Parks and Recreation and reopens public hearing on Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT – PUBLIC HEARING

OREGON CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF EVA TEMPLE
(EXHIBIT R)

285

Eva Temple

Appears by telephone conference.  Introduces herself.  Discusses her interest and qualifications for the appointment.  Formerly a public defender.  Currently practices in Pendleton, mainly civil litigation.  Discusses criminal justice issues in her area.

350

Craig Prins

Executive Director, Criminal Justice Commission.  Testifies in support of the appointment.  Approves having diverse viewpoints on the commission.

370

Chair Brown

Comments the appointee is the sole representative of the eastern side of Oregon and appreciates that.  Appreciates the Governor’s work to make appointments that diversify membership in location, gender, and race.

375

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on Criminal Justice Commission and opens public hearing on the Quality Education Commission.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT – PUBLIC HEARING

QUALITY EDUCATION COMMISSION – APPOINTMENTS OF LYNN LUNDQUIST AND LORENZO POE (EXHIBIT Q)

400

Lynn Lundquist

Appears by telephone conference.  Former legislator.  Introduces himself.  Discusses background, interest and qualifications for the appointment. Discusses his interest in improving quality education in Oregon.

TAPE 36, A

015

Chair Brown

Asks how he sees the commission being used as a tool for the legislature to solve school funding issues.

020

Lundquist

Comments on purpose of the Quality Education Model to give tools to see connection between resources and outcomes. States that the role of the commission is not to fund K-12 education.  Expresses support for SB 38.  Describes purpose of SB 38.

055

Lorenzo Poe

Appears by telephone conference.  Member Portland Public School Board.  Director, County Department of School and Community Partnerships.  Expresses his interest in serving on the commission.

070

Chair Brown

Asks about his familiarity with the commission and its role.

075

Poe

Discusses quality education model and the role of the commission to set standards.

085

Sen. Shields

Greets Mr. Poe.

090

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on appointments to the Quality Education Commission.  Opens public hearing on additional executive appointments.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS – PUBLIC HEARING

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENT OF ZANE SMITH
(EXHIBIT S)

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM GREGORY (EXHIBIT A)

QUALITY EDUCATION COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENT OF SUSAN MASSEY (EXHIBIT Q)

HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION – APPOINTMENT OF LEDA GARSIDE AND REAPPOINTMENT OF BRYAN SOHL (EXHIBIT T)

PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSING BOARD – REAPPOINTMENTS OF CINDY CUNNINGHAM AND CHARLES MOORE (EXHIBIT U)

BOARD OF TAX PRACTITIONERS – APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL ADDINGTON AND REAPPOINTMENT OF DONNA GILMOUR (EXHIBIT V)

095

Chair Brown

Advises appearances have been waived for all the above appointments and reappointments. Seeing no requests for public testimony, closes public hearing on the listed boards and commissions.  Adjourns the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     Parks & Recreation Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 20 pp

B.     Drafting and introduction requests, memorandum, staff, 2 pp

C.     Drafting request, Sen. Kate Brown, 11 pp

D.    Introductions, LC 2368, staff, 16 pp

E.     Introductions, LC 2721, staff, 32 pp

F.      Introductions, LC 3466, staff, 22 pp

G.    Introductions, LC 3467, staff, 2 pp

H.    Introductions, LC 3493, staff, 5 pp

I.       Introductions, LC 3520, staff, 8 pp

J.      Introductions, LC 3523, staff, 2 pp

K.    Introductions, LC 3524, staff, 3 pp

L.     Introductions, LC 3525, staff, 8 pp

M.  Introductions, LC 3526, staff, 5 pp

N.    Introductions, LC 3530, staff, 3 pp

O.    Introductions, LC 3536, staff, 30 pp

P.      Introductions, LC 3540, staff, 11 pp

Q.    Quality Education Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 13 pp

R.    Criminal Justice Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 16 pp

S.      Fish and Wildlife Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 6 pp

T.     Health Services Commission, staff and Governor’s office, 17 pp

U.     Physical Therapy Licensing Board, staff and Governor’s office, 7 pp

V.     Tax Practitioners, Board of, staff and Governor’s office, 8 pp