SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

May 02, 2005                                                                                                          Hearing Room B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                               Tape 52

Corrected 10/27/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Patricia Nielsen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

                                                HB 3015A – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3067 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2029 – Public Hearing

HB 2687A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2094A – Public Hearing

Drafting and 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 52, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:01 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HB 3015A.

HB 3015A – PUBLIC HEARING

012

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives an overview of HB 3015A.

015

Rob Douglas

Representative, Diageo. Testifies in support of HB 3015A. Explains that the bill changes the Oregon definition of malt beverage, making it consistent with federal standards.

025

Paul Romain

Representative, Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association. Testifies in support of HB 3015A. Speaks to the Oregon definition of malt beverage and what the fermentation requirements are to sell product in Oregon.

055

Bill Linden

Representative, Anheuser Busch. Testifies in support of HB 3015A. Discusses the different regulation and taxation requirements for malt beverages and why they are treated differently from distilled spirits.

The following written testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Douglas

Submits written testimony in support of HB 3015A (EXHIBIT A).

075

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3015A. Opens a public hearing on HB 3067.

HB 3067 – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Rep. Deborah Boone

House District 32. Testifies in support of HB 3067. Explains that some counties do not have animal control districts and this bill will give a county the authority to form a district.

105

Sen. Shields

Asks whether special districts support the bill.

110

Rep. Boone

States that special districts have not “weighed on” on the issue, noting that the bill has gone forward with no opposition.

115

Rep. Brian Boquist

House District 23. Testifies in support of HB 3067. Speaks to the need to have animal control districts in rural counties.

The following written testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Gordon Fultz

Legislative Coordinator, Association of Oregon Counties. Submits written testimony in support of HB 3067 (EXHIBIT B).

125

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3067. Opens a work session on HB 3067.

HB 3067 – WORK SESSION

127

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3067 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

130

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3067. Opens a work session on HB 3015A.

HB 3015A – WORK SESSION

132

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3015A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

135

Sen. Shields

Asks for explanation of HB 3015A.

140

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 3015A.

145

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

150

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3015A. Opens a public hearing on HB 2029.

HB 2029 – PUBLIC HEARING

155

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives an overview of HB 2029. Submits -1 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

160

Adrienne Sexton

Legislative Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office.  Summarizes the background of HB 2029.  Discusses -1 amendments, which place the Appraiser and Certification Licensure Board within the statutory framework of other semi-independent agencies.

195

Bob Keith

Administrator, Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board. Testifies in support of HB 2029. Discusses why the Appraiser and Certification Licensure Board wants to be under the same statutory authority of all of the other semi-independent agencies. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2029 (EXHIBIT D).

210

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2029. Opens a public hearing on HB 2687A.

HB 2687A – PUBLIC HEARING

215

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives an overview of HB 2687A.

220

Rep. Brian Boquist

House District 23.  Testifies in support of HB 2687A. Explains the current definition of veteran and the circumstances that necessitate amending the definition.

255

Sen. Shields

Asks why the Federal Government would order only 179 days of activation instead of 180.

256

Rep. Boquist

Speaks to why the Federal Government employs this practice. Adding that the purpose of changing the definition of veteran is to take care of all Oregon soldiers.

275

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2687A. Opens a work session on HB 2687A.

HB 2687A - WORK SESSION

285

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2687A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Ferrioli, Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2687A. Opens a public hearing on HB 2094A.

HB 2094A - PUBLIC HEARING

295

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives an overview of HB 2094.

300

Patrick Allen

Regulatory Streamlining Manager, Office of Regulatory Streamlining.  Submits and summarizes written testimony in support of HB 2094A (EXHIBIT E).

325

Sen. Atkinson

Asks whether there is a sunset on the bill.

330

Allen

Identifies that there is no sunset.

335

Sen. Atkinson

Asks whether the renewal fee would be lower if a person could renew a license for a longer period of time.

340

Allen

States that the fee pays to support the entire program, not just for the licensing.

345

Sen. Atkinson

Questions the budgetary impact for an agency, if the agency were to convert to a longer license renewal period.

350

Allen

States that extending the license renewal period would accelerate cash flow because license fees are collected up front.

355

Sen. Atkinson

Comments on the potential budget issues if at the end of the licensing period.

360

Allen

Believes that the risk is manageable and there is sufficient oversight to prevent an agency from having budgetary problems at the end of the        bi-ennium.

365

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2094A. Opens a work session for the drafting and introduction of committee measures.

DRAFTING AND INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES – WORK SESSION

375

Sen. Brown

MOTION:  Moves DRAFTING AND INTRODUCTION of a state resolution for the Burns Paiute Tribe supporting a transfer of tribally-owned fee lands into a federal trust in accordance with 25 CFR Part 151; a bill regulating retention of member records relating to conduct  of the public’s business; a request to draft 40 blank appropriations measures (EXHIBIT F).

395

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

401

Chair Brown

Closes the work session for the drafting and introduction of committee measures. Adjourns the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

           

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2029, -1 amendments, staff, 10 pp

D.  HB 2029, written testimony, Bob Keith, 3 pp

  1. HB 2094A, written testimony, Patrick Allen, 2 pp
  2. Introductions, Bill Drafting Requests, Sen. Kate Brown, 6 pp

 

The following written testimony is submitted for the record without public testimony:

  1. HB 3015A, written testimony, Rob Douglas, 1 p
  2. HB 3067, written testimony, Gordon Fultz, 1 p