SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

June 17, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                  Tapes 109 - 112

Corrected 10/27/05

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Jason Atkinson

 

VISITING MEMBERS:         Sen. Jeff Kruse          

                                                Sen. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

Approval of Drafting Requests- Work Session

SB 420 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2167A – Work Session

HB 3466 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2210A - Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2212A - Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2269A - Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2404A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2408A – Public Hearing

HB 2706 – Public Hearing

HB 2480 – Public Hearing

HB 2754A –Reconsideration and Work Session

HB 3458A - 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 109, A

003

Chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 1:08 p.m. and opens a work session on approval of drafting requests.

APPROVAL OF DRAFTING REQUESTS – WORK SESSION

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits memo explaining the drafting requests (EXHIBIT A).

018

Chair Brown

Discusses drafting requests.

028

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves four drafting requests be approved for drafting by Legislative Counsel and BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 – Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

031

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 420.

SB 420 – PUBLIC HEARING

033

Chair Brown

Introduces SB 420. Discusses the -4 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

044

Wendy Johnson

Deputy Director, Oregon Law Commission. Submits Code of Ethics Project Staff report for the record  (EXHIBIT C). Testifies in support of SB 420 and the -4 amendments.

050

Chair Brown

Asks question regarding the staff report that was submitted.

051

Johnson

Responds to question regarding the staff report.

065

Chair Brown

Asks about the -4 amendments.

071

Johnson

Replies yes and explains. Points out page 2, lines 7 and 8 of the -4 amendments.

083

Chair Brown

Asks for a rough outline of her win/loss record over the past several sessions.

087

Johnson

Discusses win/loss record.

095

Janice Thompson

Executive Director, Money and Politics Research Action Project. Testifies in support of SB 420 and the -4 amendments.

140

Chair Brown

Comments on the funding for the Government Standards and Practices Commission.

147

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks for clarification regarding who will pay for the work that will be done by the commission.

150

Chair Brown

Explains source of funding. States that she would like to move forward with the SB 420 -4 amendments.

158

Sen. Ringo

Asks if there has been discussion regarding how much it will cost.

160

Johnson

Explains that the -3 amendments would have put a $224,000 amount in the blank.

162

Sen. Ringo

Clarifies that SB 420 will be referred to the Budget Committee.

163

Chair Brown

Replies yes.

165

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 420.

SB 420 – WORK SESSION

166

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 420-4 amendments dated 6/13/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

170

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves SB 420 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

172

Chair Brown

Closes work session  and opens work session on HB 2167A.

HB 2167A – WORK SESSION

175

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2167A. Submits -A5 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

190

Chair Brown

Mentions the -A5 amendments to HB 2167A.

198

Harris

Reports conflict with HB 2167A and HB 3458A. Advises that the conflict would be resolved with the passage of HB 3458A -A18 amendments.

204

Chair Brown 

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB  2167-A5 amendments dated 6/16/05.

208

Sen. Ferrioli

Reports that he does not have a copy of the - A5 amendments.

210

Sen. Shields

Says he has the –A5 amendments.

213

Chair Brown

Asks if the committee would like someone to go over the –A5 amendments.

217

Sen. Ferrioli

Reports that in the interest of time, he will vote no.

218

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:            3 - Sen. Brown, Sen. Ringo, Sen. Shields

NAY:            1 - Sen. Ferrioli

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

The motion Carries.

225

Chair  Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2167A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:            3 - Sen. Brown, Sen. Ringo, Sen. Shields

NAY:            1 - Sen. Ferrioli

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

The motion Carries.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

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

 

Bill Bradbury

Secretary of State. Submits written testimony for the record (EXHIBIT AA).

230

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 3466.

HB 3466 – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits HB 3466 -1 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

234

Chair Brown

Discusses HB 3466.

241

Drew Mahalic

CEO, Oregon Sports Authority.  Testifies in support of HB 3466. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

317

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association. Testifies in support of HB 3466. Discusses the -1 amendments to HB 3466. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT BB).

340

Chair Brown

Asks if the bill reduces funding available for collegiate athletic scholarships.

345

Mahalic

Explains that the bill increases and stabilizes funding.

347

Chair Brown

Asks if it reduces the amount of lottery dollars available for other programs.

350

Perry

Replies to question.

363

Sen. Ringo

Comments on need to eliminate the sports lottery. Offers alternative and asks why they did not do it that way.

370

Perry

Explains. 

386

Mahalic

Responds to Sen. Ringo’s question.

392

Sen. Ringo

Comments that he would have eliminated  sports gambling and let the legislature decide how much to fund the various programs.

408

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Senate District 14. Testifies on HB 3466.

TAPE 110, A

001

Sen. Deckert

Continues testimony on HB 3466.

007

Chair Brown

Asks how Sen. Deckert would respond to Sen. Ringo’s concern.

009

Sen. Deckert

Disagrees and explains reasons why.

018

Sen. Ringo

Comments on his alternative to the approach that is being taken.

023

Sen. Deckert

Says that if the money is not directed to the athletic departments, they would not get anything.

028

Chair Brown

Comments on the situation. 

040

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on HB 3466.

050

Laurie Wimmer Whelan

Oregon Education Association. Testifies on HB 3466.  Discusses concerns with HB 3466.

073

Chair Brown

Asks how HB 3466 will cause a reduction in money available for other programs.

075

Wimmer Whelan  

Clarifies statement is in respect to the specific program that is going away.

080

Chair Brown

Assumes that there will still be more dollars available through lottery and line games.

087

Wimmer Whelan

Believes that to be true, but that there would be less than there could be  if HB 3466 does not pass. Says that some lottery dollars may be lost but that there would be a gain from other sources.

088

Sen. Shields

Comments that this is a good time to wean the state away from a form of gambling.

109

Wimmer Whelan  

Responds that on balance, it would not compensate.

115

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on the overall economic growth. Believes that there will not be a loss.

126

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 3466.

HB 3466 – WORK SESSION

128

Chair Brown 

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB  3466-1 amendments dated 5/13/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

133

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB  3466 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:            3 - Sen. Brown, Sen. Ferrioli, Sen. Shields

NAY:            1 - Sen. Ringo

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

The motion Carries.

137

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2210 A.

HB 2210A – PUBLIC HEARING

148

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2210A.  Submits HB 2210A –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

158

Ronelle Shankle

Policy, Projects, & Legislative Coordinator, Attorney General’s Office, Department of Justice. Testifies in support of HB 2210A. Submits written testimony for the record (EXHIBIT H).

168

Shani Fuller

Department of Justice Oregon Child Support Program. Testifies in support of HB 2210A and the -A3 amendments.

185

Sen. Shields

Comments on the length of the amendments.

188

Chair Brown

Clarifies that it is because of the cross-references.

190

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2210A.

HB 2210A – WORK SESSION

192

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2210A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

193

Sen. Shields

Points out HB 2210A –A3 amendments.

198

Chair Brown

Comments that she needs to look at the amendments. Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2212A.

HB 2212A – PUBLIC HEARING

200

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2212A.

205

Ronelle Shankle

Policy, Projects, & Legislative Coordinator, Attorney General’s Office, Department of Justice. Testifies in support of HB 2212A. Submits written testimony for the record (EXHIBIT I).

214

Shani Fuller

Department of Justice Oregon Child Support Program. Testifies in support of HB 2212A.

228

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2212A.

HB 2212A – WORK SESSION

230

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB  2212A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

238

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens work session on HB 2210A.

HB 2210A – WORK SESSION

240

Chair Brown

Reports that she has read the –A3 amendments to HB 2210A.

241

Chair  Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2210-A3 amendments dated 6/13/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB  2210A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BROWN will lead discussion on the floor.

247

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2269A.

HB 2269A – PUBLIC HEARING

250

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2269A.

260

Wendy Johnson

Deputy Director, Oregon Law Commission. Testifies in support of HB 2269A. Submits Eminent Domain Report (EXHIBIT J).

276

Sen. Shields

Asks for an example of the type of situations when immediate possession would be needed.

280

Johnson

Offers examples.

285

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing and opens work session on HB 2269A.  

HB 2269A – WORK SESSION

288

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB  2269A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

295

Chair Brown

Closes work session and opens public hearing on HB 2404A.

HB 2404A – PUBLIC HEARING

299

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2404A. Submits HB 2404A –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT K).

308

Shawn Miller

Liberty Northwest Insurance Corporation. Testifies in support of HB 2404A with the –A3 amendments.

322

Vicki Graves

Manager, Claims Closure Unit, Liberty Northwest Insurance Corporation. Testifies in support of HB 2404A with the –A3 amendments. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

366

Sen. Ringo

Refers to example given and asks what happens first.

369

Graves

Explains.

380

Sen. Ringo

Clarifies that the attending physicians’ opinion comes first.

381

Graves

Replies yes.

382

Sen. Ringo

Asks who the penalty gets paid to.

384

Graves

Replies that it goes to the injured worker.

387

Sen. Ringo

Asks for more examples where the circumstances are outside the control of the insurer or the self-insured.

392

Graves

Offers another example.

403

Sen. Shields

Asks if they are speaking for all insurance companies.

407

Graves

Replies yes.

410

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2404A and opens  a public hearing on HB 2408A.

HB 2408A – PUBLIC HEARING

415

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2408A. Submits HB 2408A –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT M).

TAPE 109, B

011

John Shilts

Administrator, Worker’s Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT N). Testifies in support of HB 2408A. Discusses HB 2408A –A3 amendments.

048

Linda Barno

President, Oregon Self-Insurer’s Association. Testifies in support of HB 2408 A.

058

Lisa Trussell

Associated Oregon Industries. Testifies in support of HB 2408 A.

061

Sen. Ringo

Asks if worker’s compensation attorneys have looked at it.

063

Shilts

Responds that attorneys from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association were present during discussions.

069

Sen. Ringo

Asks if his estimate is that the overall impact on worker’s benefits will be neutral.

070

Shilts

Replies that they are trying to keep the overall impact cost neutral to the system.

076

Sen. Ringo

Comments that he would like to think that they are doing what is fair for the workers as well as for the employers.

083

Jessica Stevens

Political Organizer, SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. Introduces herself.

086

Bob Williams

Member of SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. Testifies in opposition to HB 2408 A.

108

Chair Brown

Asks if the amendments address his concerns or exacerbate them.

109

Williams

Responds.

123

Stevens

Clarifies that the amendments do not address the language issues mentioned.

125

Williams

Explains.

130

Sen. Ringo

Asks if witness can provide written testimony for the committee.

133

Stevens

Replies yes.

134

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks if the issue was discussed at the Management-Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC).

139

Williams

Responds.

162

Stevens

Comments that concerns were raised and that there was some hesitancy but that it was released with recommendations from MLAC.

172

Sen. Ferrioli

Expresses concern that if there is new information, MLAC may not have had an opportunity to consider it.

183

Stevens

Responds to Sen. Ferrioli’s concern.

193

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2408 A and opens a public hearing on HB 2706.

HB 2706 – PUBLIC HEARING

198

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2706.

205

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

House District 33. Testifies in support of  HB 2706. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT O).

266

Chair Brown

Interrupts Rep. Greenlick’s testimony to allow committee staff to ask a question.

269

Harris

Clarifies that HB 2706 is not eliminating an informed consent requirement for an HIV blood draw.

272

Rep. Greenlick

Replies that is correct and explains.

290

Harris

Clarifies that it is the statute that governs the blood draw during a prenatal exam.

293

Rep. Greenlick

Replies during the first prenatal exam.

300

Mitch Zahn

HIV Prevention Manager, Department of Human Services. Testifies in support of HB 2706. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT P).

310

Sen. Kruse

Comments that he thinks it is a very good bill.

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

 

Paul Cosgrove

Lobbyist, Cascade AIDS Project. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2706 (EXHIBIT Q).

 

James Lace, M.D.

Childhood Health Associates of Salem. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2706 (EXHIBIT R).

 

John V. McDonald, M.D.

Director, Newborn Services, Providence Health System. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2706 (EXHIBIT S).

312

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2706 and opens a public hearing on HB 2408 A.

HB 2408 A – PUBLIC HEARING

324

John Shilts

Administrator, Worker’s Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services. Testifies on HB 2408 A.

367

Bob Shiprack

Building Trades Council and Labor Co-Chair of the MLAC Committee. Testifies on HB 2408 A.

402

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks question regarding testimony.

406

Shiprack

Responds.

410

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments that the proponents and opponents of HB 2408 A need to compare what the bill does.

TAPE 110, B

003

Shilts

Comments that he is willing to have a discussion with the opponents of HB 2408 A.

008

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments that they are all projections.

012

Sen. Ferrioli

Recesses public hearing on HB 2408 A.

014

Sen. Shields

Echoes Sen. Ferrioli’s comments.

024

Chair Brown

Opens public hearing on HB 2480.

HB 2480 – PUBLIC HEARING

025

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 2480.

039

Lorren Sandt

Managing Ambassador, Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program. Testifies on HB 2480.  Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT T).

114

Jill Johnson

Registered Nurse. Testifies in support of HB 2480.

169

Chair Brown

Asks if they have seen the letter from the Governor’s office. Mentions letter and reads the Governor’s concerns. Asks for a response in regards to the letter.

177

Sandt

Responds to concerns addressed in the letter.

185

Chair Brown

Reads additional concern addressed in the letter from the Governor’s office. Asks for a response in regards to the concern mentioned.

188

Sandt

Responds to the concern mentioned in the letter.

201

Johnson

Comments on the concerns mentioned.

213

Chair Brown

Reads another concern discussed in letter.

216

Johnson

Asks for Sen. Brown to repeat herself.

217

Chair Brown

Paraphrases concern addressed in the letter.

223

Johnson

Responds to concern addressed in letter.

231

Sandt

Disagrees that it will limit options of care.

240

Sen. Kruse

Says he has some comments but that he will wait until after the other testimony.  

245

Barney Speight

Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Department of Human Services. Testifies in opposition to HB 2480.

276

Chair Brown

Clarifies that under current law, there are exemptions for mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.

290

Speight

Replies yes and explains.

300

Chair Brown

Asks if it is a financial issue.

303

Speight

Explains that it is not a financial issue but that it does have financial implications.

340

Chair Brown

Explains confusion and clarifies understanding.

348

Sen. Kruse

Comments that there is not a formulary for Medicaid fee-for-services.

362

Speight

Responds that there is a preferred drug list that is voluntary.

383

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the purpose behind the work done in 2001. Says that the preferred drug list was designed to be an informational tool.

404

Speight

Responds to comment.

409

Sen. Kruse

Offers opinion regarding HB 2480.

412

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 2480 and announces that the committee will not be moving HB 2408, HB 2480, and HB 2706. Believes they will be scheduled again in approximately a week. Opens work session on HB 2404 A.

TAPE 111, A

HB 2404 A – WORK SESSION

001

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2404A-A3 amendments dated 5/24/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

003

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2404A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

015

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2404A. Reports that at 3:10 p.m. the committee will be bringing back  HB 2754 to add an amendment.

019

Chair Brown

Committee stands at ease at 3:03 p.m.

020

Chair Brown

Calls committee back to order at 3:04 p.m. Reports that the committee will be in recess for six minutes.

021

Chair Brown

Calls committee back to order at 3:14 p.m.

022

Chair Brown

Opens a work session on HB 2754A for the purpose of possible reconsideration and work session.

HB 2754A – RECONSIDERATION AND WORK SESSION

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits HB 2754A –A2 amendments (EXHIBIT U).

024

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsidering HB 2754A.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

029

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves to RECONSIDER the vote by which " HB 2754A was moved to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation".

030

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks why the committee is reconsidering HB 2754.

031

Chair Brown

Explains why the committee is reconsidering HB 2754.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

032

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

034

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2754A-A2 amendments dated 5/23/05.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

044

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 2754 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. WHITSETT will lead discussion on the floor.

047

Chair Brown

Closes work session on HB 2754 and opens a public hearing on HB 3458A.

HB 3458A – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits HB 3458A –A18 amendments (EXHIBIT V).

051

Ted Reutlinger

Legislative Counsel staff. Gives overview of HB 3458A and the  –A18 amendments.

065

Chair Brown

Discusses background on HB 3458A and the proposed amendments.

083

Reutlinger

Continues overview of HB 3458A and the –A18 amendments.

091

Chair Brown

Asks if candidates who spend less than $300 are exempted from the requirement to set up a single account.

097

Reutlinger

Replies yes.

099

Reutlinger

Continues overview of HB 3458A and the –A18 amendments.

151

Sen. Kruse

Asks if $300 is the current limit or if it is a change.

152

Reutlinger

Replies that it is current. Continues overview of HB 3458A and the

 –A18 amendments.

158

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the bill details legislative intent.

168

Reutlinger

Explains that the amendments change the main reporting statute.

177

Sen. Kruse

Asks about the ability of the Secretary of State and the committee to have a look back period to make corrections in the event that mistakes have been made.

190

Reutlinger

Explains.

199

Sen. Kruse

Wants to make sure that there is going to be a grace period to make changes.

212

Chair Brown

Comments that the current law would apply.

216

Sen. Kruse

Asks about page 8 of HB 3458A -A18 amendments.

220

Chair Brown

Asks Reutlinger to explain why the references to federal candidates have not been deleted.

222

Reutlinger

Explains. Continues overview of HB 3458A and the –A18 amendments.

286

Sen. Kruse

Asks if counties can choose to opt in or opt out.

293

Reutlinger

Replies yes and explains.

295

Sen. Kruse

Asks if it would take affirmative action for a county to become part of the system.

296

Chair Brown

Asks for John Lindback to testify.

300

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies question.

303

John Lindback

Director of Elections, Secretary of State’s office. Responds to Sen. Kruse’s question.

322

Chair Brown

Asks about the city of Portland.

331

Reutlinger

Explains that the city of Portland would have to adopt a charter provision or ordinance to opt in or out.

334

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks, if you do not have to be a resident of Oregon to vote, then why do you have to be a resident of Portland to run for the commission.  

350

Lindback

Testifies on HB 3458 A.

415

Chair Brown

Asks if it is fair to say that it makes Oregon a pioneer.

418

Lindback

Responds. 

TAPE 112, A

003

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments on the electronic system.

015

Rep. Derrick Kitts

House District 30. Testifies in support of HB 3458 A. Thanks the committee for their work on the issue. Submits HB 3458A -A17 amendments (EXHIBIT W). Asks Chair Brown if she plans to consider the amendments.

033

Chair Brown

Feels that they deserve the full consideration of their own separate bill. Discusses HB 3458A -A17 amendments.

039

Rep. Kitts

Clarifies that the –A17 amendments require the documentation required on the voter registration form which is a driver’s license and another form of identification.

041

Chair Brown

Replies that is correct, but that Rep. Kitts and the federal government passed a bill requiring citizenship for an Oregon driver’s license.

053

Fred Neal

Campaign Finance Manager, Elections Division. Testifies in support of HB 3458 A.

063

Chair Brown

Comments that it raises concern in terms of security issues.

072

Sen. Kruse

Discusses security concerns.

078

Chair Brown

Explains that the issue is someone being able to access and change the data.

083

Lindback

Responds that their concerns are shared. Explains measures taken to protect security.

107

Chair Brown

Says that the original HB 3458 came over with a minimal fiscal impact. Asks if he anticipates that there will be a fiscal impact in result of the work done on the bill in the Senate.

115

Lindback

Replies no. Discusses financing plan.

121

Sen. Shields

Asks if there would be separate databases for individual members.  Wonders how a computerized database system would be more vulnerable than a paper file system.

139

Lindback

Explains.

163

Norman Turrill

First Vice-President and Campaign Finance Reform Chair, League of Women Voters of Oregon. Testifies on HB 3458A. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT X).

210

Andi Miller

Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon. Testifies on HB 3458A. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT Y).

241

Janice Thompson

Money and Politics Research Action Project. Testifies in support of HB 3458A.

284

Sen. Kruse

Thanks everyone for their work on HB 3458A.

303

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks about refunds.

319

Neal

Explains how refunds would work.  

336

Sen. Ferrioli

Asks if it locks down every time you input information.

340

Neal

Explains.

381

Sen. Shields

Asks about a specific scenario and how it will affect filing.

388

Neal

Explains.

403

Sen. Kruse

Comments on Sen. Shield’s question.

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

 

Rep. Peter Buckley

House District 5. Submits written testimony in support of HB 3458A (EXHIBIT Z).

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003

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 3458A and opens work session on HB 3458A.

HB 3458A – WORK SESSION

009

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3458A-A18 amendments dated 6/17/05.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3458A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Atkinson, Sen. Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

019

Chair Brown

Closes work session and adjourns meeting at 4:11p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     Approval of drafting and introduction requests, memorandum, Sen. Kate Brown, 1 p

B.     SB 420, -4 amendments, staff, 3 pp

C.     SB 420, report, Wendy Johnson, 89 pp                         

D.    HB 2167A, -A5 amendments, staff, 48 pp

E.     HB 3466, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p

F.      HB 3466, written testimony, Drew Mahalic, 2 pp

G.    HB 2210A, -A3 amendments, staff, 5 pp

H.    HB 2210A, written testimony, Ronelle Shankle, 2 pp

I.       HB 2212A, written testimony, Ronelle Shankle, 2 pp

J.      HB 2269, report, Wendy Johnson, 9 pp

K.    HB 2404A, -A3 amendments, staff, 1 p

L.     HB 2404, written testimony, Vicki Graves, 2 pp

M.  HB 2408A, -A3 amendments, staff, 23 pp

N.    HB 2408A, written testimony, John Shilts, 2 pp

O.    HB 2706, written testimony, Rep. Mitch Greenlick, 13 pp

P.      HB 2706, written testimony, Mitch Zahn, 2 pp

Q.    HB 2706, written testimony, Paul Cosgrove, 1 p

R.    HB 2706, written testimony, James Lace, 1 p

S.      HB 2706, written testimony, John McDonald, 2 pp

T.     HB 2480, written testimony, Lorren Sandt, 10 pp

U.     HB 2754A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

V.     HB 3458A, -A18 amendments, staff, 70 pp

W.   HB 3458A, -A17 amendments, staff, 13 pp

X.     HB 3458A, written testimony, Norman Turrill, 1 p

Y.     HB 3458A, written testimony, Andi Miller, 1 p

Z.      HB 3458A, written testimony, Peter Buckley, 1 p

 

The following exhibits are listed out of order in the body of the tape log:

 

AA.            HB 2167A, written testimony, Bill Bradbury, 14 pp

BB.            HB 3466, written testimony, Bill Perry, 3 pp