SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

June 01, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room HR B

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  88 - 89

 

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 3047 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2524A – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 587 – Work Session

HB 2189A – Work Session

HB 2059A – Work Session

HB 2061A – Work Session

HB 2102A – Work Session

HB 2739 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2946A – Public Hearing and 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 88, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m.  Opens as subcommittee.  Opens public hearing on HB 3047.

HB 3047 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 3047.

015

Kathryn Weit

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition.  Testifies in support of HB 3047.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).  Discusses the importance of “people first language” in statutes, and submits written materials (EXHIBITS B, C).  Presents overview of -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

030

Judy Cunio

Self-Advocacy Coordinator, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Testifies in support of HB 3047, using her communication computer.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

050

Cindy Helvington

Executive Director, Self-Advocates as Leaders (SAAL).  Testifies in support of HB 3047.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F)

075

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 3047.  Opens public hearing on
HB 2524A.

HB 2524A – PUBLIC HEARING

080

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 2524A. 

090

Shawn Miller

Oregon Rental Housing Association (ORHA).  Testifies in support of HB 2524A.  Explains it is a consensus product of the landlord-tenant coalition.

100

John VanLandingham

Lane County Law and Advocacy Center, Eugene.  Testifies in support of HB 2524A.  Submits written summary and report (EXHIBITS G, H).

145

Sen. Shields

Asks if landlord can now have eviction notice provisions in rental agreements.

150

VanLandingham

Explains statutory provisions for 24-hour outrageous behavior and longer periods for other violations.

155

Sen. Ringo

Asks if “for cause” is defined.

160

VanLandingham

Explains statutory definitions.

180

Sen. Ringo

Asks about specific examples of refusing to rent housing.

185

VanLandingham

Explains there are some allowable reasons to discriminate.  Continues and explains anti-discrimination ordinances vary from city to city.

205

VanLandingham

Discusses provisions restricting methamphetamine labs and cleanup of premises.  Describes exemption to abandoned property act.  Discusses enforceability of stipulated agreements in landlord-tenant cases.

250

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2524A.  Gavels in full committee.  Opens work session on HB 2524A.

HB 2524A – WORK SESSION

255

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2524A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

260

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

265

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2524A.  Opens work session on HB 3047.

HB 3047 – WORK SESSION

270

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3047 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

Comments the bill is long overdue.

275

Chair Brown

Adds that legislators might be persuaded by hearing the testimony presented at the meeting today in its electronic format.

280

Chair Brown

Withdraws her motion.

285

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3047-1 amendments dated 5/10/05.

290

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Atkinson, Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

295

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3047 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

300

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

305

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 3047.  Opens work session on SB 587.

SB 587 – WORK SESSION

320

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of SB 587.

350

Andi Miller

Common Cause Oregon.  Expresses concerns over an enabling constitution amendment listed separately from its statutory change, and voter confusion over intent.

360

Chair Brown

Suggests that two measures be cross-referenced in Voters’ Pamphlet.

375

Miller

Asks that ballots also be cross-referenced.

380

Harris

Provides Legislative Counsel explanation that constitutional changes rarely happen separately from statutory changes brought about by the initiative process.  Discusses examples.

405

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves SB 587 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

410

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

415

Chair Brown

Closes work session on SB 587.  Opens work session on HB 2189A.

HB 2189A – WORK SESSION

425

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of the –A4 amendments (EXHIBIT I).

435

David Heynderickx

Acting Legislative Counsel.  Discusses technical amendments requested by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

TAPE 89, A

025

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2189A -A4 amendments dated 6/1/05.

030

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Shields, Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

035

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2189A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

040

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Shields, Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

045

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2189A.  Opens work session on
HB 2059A.

HB 2059A – WORK SESSION

050

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2059A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

055

Chair Brown

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Ringo, Shields, Brown

NAY:               1 - Atkinson

EXCUSED:     1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

060

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2059A.  Opens work session on
HB 2061A.

HB 2061A – WORK SESSION

065

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2061A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

070

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Ringo, Shields, Brown

NAY:               1 - Atkinson

EXCUSED:     1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

075

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2061A.  Opens work session on
HB 2102A.

HB 2102A – WORK SESSION

080

Chair Brown

Reviews the –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT J).

085

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2102A -A2 amendments dated 5/24/05.

087

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

089

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2102A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

090

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Ringo, Shields, Brown

NAY:               1 - Atkinson

EXCUSED:     1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

092

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2102A.  Opens public hearing on
HB 2739.

HB 2739 – PUBLIC HEARING

095

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 2739.

105

Rachel Crawford

Combat veteran; legislative assistant for Rep. Boquist (District 23).  Testifies in support of HB 2739.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).  Discusses heritage grants for veterans’ memorials.  Explains importance of memorials.

170

Irv Fletcher

Korean War Veteran.  Testifies in support of HB 2739. 

180

Clay Kesterson

President, Afghan Iraqi Freedom War memorial.   Testifies in support of HB 2739.

200

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2739.  Opens work session on HB 2739.

HB 2739 – WORK SESSION

205

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2739 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

210

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

215

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2739.  Opens public hearing on HB 2946A.

HB 2946A – PUBLIC HEARING

220

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator.  Presents overview of HB 2946A.

225

Rick Bennett

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons).  Testifies in support of HB 2946A.  Discusses concern of member whose disabled placard displays her Oregon driver’s license number.

240

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2946A.  Opens work session on
HB 2946A. 

HB 2946A – WORK SESSION

245

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2946A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

250

Sen. Shields

Discusses the importance of restricting the display of identifying information on permits.

255

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

260

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2946A.  Advises that SB 1062 will be held over so Sen. Ferrioli can attend.  Adjourns the meeting at 3:57 p.m.

 


EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 3047, written testimony, Kathryn Weit, 1 p

B.     HB 3047, summary People First Language, Kathryn Weit, 1 p

C.     HB 3047, report People First Language, Kathryn Weit, 4 pp

D.    HB 3047, -1 amendments (5-10-05), staff, 1 p

E.     HB 3047, written testimony, Judy Cunio, 1 p

F.      HB 3047, written testimony, Cindy Helvington, 1 p

G.    HB 2524A, written summary, John VanLandingham, 2 pp

H.    HB 2524A, written report, John VanLandingham, 18 pp

I.       HB 2189A, -A4 amendments (6-1-05), staff, 30 pp

J.      HB 2102A, -A2 amendments (5-24-05), staff, 1 p

K.    HB 2739, written testimony, Rachel Crawford, 8 p