SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES

 

 

July 12, 2005                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                  Tapes 160 - 161

Corrected 11/14/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Kate Brown, Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Vice-Chair

Sen. Jason Atkinson

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Frank Shields

           

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Tiffany Harris, Committee Administrator

Katie Lowry, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:          

Executive Appointments – Work Session

      State Commission on Children and Families

            Rich Brown

            Rebecca Hernandez

            Jean Phelps

      Employment Appeals Board

            Sarah Owens

      State Housing Council

            Jeana Woolley

      State Marine Board

            Richard Allen

      State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery

            Betty Griffith

      Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission

            Pamela Hulse Andrews

            Carl Talton

            Walter Van Valkenburg

      State Board of Higher Education

            Bridget Burns

            Adriana Mendoza

            Howard Sohn

            Tony Van Vliet

      State Board of Pharmacy

            Cathryn Lew

      Board on Public Safety Standards and Training

            Erik Kvarsten

            Eric Meyer

            Eric Swanson

      Oregon Tourism Commission

            Katy Coba

            Joe D’Alessandro      

      Trustees of the State Library

            Yvonne Williams

      Board of Commissioners of the Port of Portland

            Steve Corey

            Judith Johansen

            Junki Yoshida

      Sustainability Board

            Sara Vickerman

      Tri-Met Board

            George Richardson

            Tiffany Sweitzer

      State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery

            Holly Scholles

HB 3090A –Reconsideration and Work Session

HB 2154 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2510A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2581 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2060A – Work Session

HB 2525A – Work Session

HB 2591 – Work Session

HB 3497A – Work Session

HB 2056A – Work Session

HB 2671 – Public Hearing

HJM 37 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 3486A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2649A – Public Hearing

Approval of Drafting Requests – Work Session

HB 3021 – Public Hearing

HB 3238 – Public Hearing

 

 

 

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 160, A

005

Chair Brown

Calls meeting to order at 1:27 p.m. Opens a work session on executive appointments.

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS - WORK SESSION

STATE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES – APPOINTMENTS OF REBECCA HERNANDEZ AND JEAN PHELPS AND APPOINTMENT AND REAPPOINTMENT OF RICH BROWN (See Exhibit N of July 7 Committee Minutes)

006

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENTS of  Rebecca Hernandez, Jean Phelps and the APPOINTMENT and REAPPOINTMENT of Rich Brown to the State Commission on Children and Families to the floor with the recommendation that the appointments and reappointment BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

007

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

EMPLOYMENT APPEALS BOARD – APPOINTMENT OF SARAH OWENS (See Exhibit O of July 7 Committee Minutes)

008

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of  Sarah Owens to the Employment Appeals Board to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

009

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE HOUSING COUNCIL – APPOINTMENT OF JEANA WOOLLEY (See Exhibit P of July 7 Committee Minutes)

010

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Jeana Woolley to the Sate Housing Council to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

012

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE MARINE BOARD – APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD ALLEN (See Exhibit Q of July 7 Committee Minutes)

013

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves the APPOINTMENT of Richard Allen to the State Marine Board to the floor with the recommendation that the appointment BE CONFIRMED.

015

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE BOARD OF DIRECT ENTRY MIDWIFERY – REAPPOINTMENT OF BETTY GRIFFITH (See Exhibit R of July 7 Committee Minutes)

017

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of Betty Griffith, and the REAPPOINTMENT of Betty Griffith to the State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

018

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

OREGON ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENTS OF PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS, CARL TALTON, AND WALTER VAN VALKENBURG  (See Exhibit S of July 7 Committee Minutes)

020

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of Pamela Hulse Andrews, Carl Talton, and Walter Van Valkenburg, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Pamela Hulse Andrews, Carl Talton, and Walter Van Valkenburg to the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

021

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION – REAPPOINTMENTS OF BRIDGET BURNS, ADRIANA MENDOZA, HOWARD SOHN, AND TONY VAN VLIET (See Exhibit T of July 7 Committee Minutes)

023

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of the Bridget Burns, Adriana Mendoza, Howard Sohn, and Tony Van Vliet, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Bridget Burns, Adriana Mendoza, Howard Sohn, and Tony Van Vliet to the State Board of Higher Education to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

024

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY – REAPPOINTMENT OF CATHRYN LEW (See Exhibit U of July 7 Committee Minutes)

026

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of Cathryn Lew, and the REAPPOINTMENT of Cathryn Lew to the State Board of Pharmacy to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

027

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

BOARD ON PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING – REAPPOINTMENTS OF ERIK KVARSTEN, ERIC MEYER, AND ERIC SWANSON (See Exhibit J of July 7 Committee Minutes)

029

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of Erik Kvarsten, Eric Meyer, and Eric Swanson, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Erik Kvarsten, Eric Meyer, and Eric Swanson to the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

030

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

OREGON TOURISM COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENTS OF KATY COBA AND JOE D’ALESSANDRO  (See Exhibit V of July 7 Committee Minutes)

032

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of Katy Coba and Joe D’Alessandro, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Katy Coba and Joe D’Alessandro to the Oregon Tourism Commission to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

033

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

TRUSTEES OF THE STATE LIBRARY – REAPPOINTMENT OF YVONNE WILLIAMS (See Exhibit H of July 7 Committee Minutes)

035

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of Yvonne Williams, and the REAPPOINTMENT of Yvonne Williams to the Trustees of the State Library to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

036

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE PORT OF PORTLAND – REAPPOINTMENTS OF STEVE COREY, JUDITH JOHANSEN, AND JUNKI YOSHIDA (See Exhibit W of July 7 Committee Minutes)

037

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of Steve Corey, Judith Johansen, and Junki Yoshida, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of Steve Corey, Judith Johansen, and Junki Yoshida to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Portland to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

039

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

SUSTAINABILITY BOARD – REAPPOINTMENT OF SARA VICKERMAN (See Exhibit M of July 7 Committee Minutes)

040

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearance of Sara Vickerman, and the REAPPOINTMENT of Sara Vickerman to the Sustainability Board to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

041

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

TRI-MET BOARD – REAPPOINTMENTS OF GEORGE RICHARDSON AND TIFFANY SWEITZER (See Exhibit X of July 7 Committee Minutes)

042

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to waive the appearances of George Richardson and Tiffany Sweitzer, and the REAPPOINTMENTS of George Richardson and Tiffany Sweitzer to the Tri-Met Board to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointments BE CONFIRMED EN BLOC.

043

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

STATE BOARD OF DIRECT ENTRY MIDWIFERY – REAPPOINTMENT OF HOLLY SCHOLLES (See Exhibit R of July 7 Committee Minutes)

044

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to wave the appearance of Holly Scholles, and the REAPPOINTMENT of Holly Scholles to the State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery to the floor with the recommendation that the reappointment BE CONFIRMED.

045

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

046

Chair Brown

Comments that Kerry Tymchuk will be held over for the purpose of discussing the appointment in caucus.

047

Chair Brown

Closes work session on executive appointments and opens a possible reconsideration and work session on HB 3090A.

HB 3090A – RECONSIDERATION AND WORK SESSION

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits the –A11 amendments (EXHIBIT A) and the –A12 amendments (EXHIBIT B) to HB 3090A.

048

Sen. Ringo

Discusses the difference between the –A11 and the –A12 amendments.

054

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of RECONSIDERING the vote on HB 3090A.

055

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

058

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3090-A12 amendments dated 07/08/05.

062

Sen. Ferrioli

Verifies the motion is to remove the –A11 amendments and insert the      -A12 amendments.

063

Chair Brown

Replies yes.

064

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

065

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves HB 3090A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

068

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

071

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3090A and opens a public hearing on HB 2154.

HB 2154 - PUBLIC HEARING

072

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2154.

080

Nancy Orr

State Fire Marshal. Testifies in support of HB 2154. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

098

Robert Garrison

Oregon State Fire Marshal, Retired. Testifies in support of HB 2154. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT D).

113

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2154 and opens a work session on HB 2154.

HB 2154 - WORK SESSION

117

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2154 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

119

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

121

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2154 and opens a public hearing on HB 2510A.

HB 2510A - PUBLIC HEARING

123

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2510A. Submits the -A2 amendments (EXHIBIT E).

130

Julie Brandis

Associated Oregon Industries Retail Council. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).

147

Kelly Skye

Oregon Defense Lawyers Association. Explains the -A2 amendments.

165

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2510A and opens a work session on HB 2510A.

HB 2510A  - WORK SESSION

168

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2510-A2 amendments dated 07/05/05.

170

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

172

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2510A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

174

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

176

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2510A and opens a public hearing on HB 2581.

HB 2581 - PUBLIC HEARING

178

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2581.

192

Dan Holcombe

Owner, Oregon Soil Corporation. Testifies in support of HB 2581.

203

Chair Brown

Asks where the witness is from.

204

Holcombe

Replies Oregon City.

205

Sen. Ringo

Asks how much space is needed to raise worms.

206

Holcombe

Explains how much space is needed.

213

Sen. Ringo

Verifies that witness could envision operations of several acres.

214

Holcombe

Replies yes. Explains.

230

Sen. Ringo

Verifies that witness said the reason to be on exclusive farm use (EFU) land is because it is cheaper than commercial.

232

Holcombe

Explains he cannot afford to buy commercial property.

234

Sen. Ringo

Verifies that it is not because his operation needs to be in conjunction with nearby farming operations.

235

Holcombe

Replies not necessarily. States the equipment they build can be shipped anywhere. Explains the reasoning for HB 2581.

244

Sen. Ringo

Asks about using land that is zoned industrial.

245

Holcombe

Asserts it is too expensive.

246

Sen. Ringo

Comments that could be applied to any business in the state.

248

Holcombe

Emphasizes that this is an agricultural activity. Provides further explanation.

252

Sen. Ringo

States that is the connection he has been trying to understand.

253

Holcombe

Responds.

266

Sen. Ringo

Wonders about the interaction between the witness’ operation and nearby farming operations on land zoned EFU.

270

Holcombe

Responds.

280

Chair Brown

States that some of the members would enjoy a tour of his operations after session.

285

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2581 and opens a work session on HB 2581.

HB 2581 - WORK SESSION

287

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2581 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

292

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

300

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2581 and opens a work session on HB 2060A.

HB 2060A - WORK SESSION

301

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2060A. Submits the -A2 amendments (EXHIBIT G), the –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT H), the –A4 amendments (EXHIBIT I), the –A5 amendments (EXHIBIT J), and the –A6 amendments (EXHIBIT K)  to HB 2060A.

316

Lori Satenspiel

Oregon Community College Association. Explains the amendments to HB 2060A.

335

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2060-A5 amendments dated 06/21/05.

337

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

340

Sen. Atkinson

Verifies that the –A6 amendments were not part of the motion made.

341

Chair Brown

Replies correct.

343

Sen. Atkinson

Discusses the –A6 amendments. States the advocate for the –A6 amendments are not present.

358

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2060A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

362

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. RINGO will lead discussion on the floor.

364

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2060A and opens a work session on HB 2525A.

HB 2525A - WORK SESSION

370

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2525A. Submits the –A4 amendments (EXHIBIT L), the –A5 amendments (EXHIBIT M), the –A6 amendments (EXHIBIT N), the –A7 amendments (EXHIBIT O), the –A8 amendments (EXHIBIT P), and the –A10 amendments (EXHIBIT Q) to HB 2525A.

375

Drew Hagedorn

Oregon Wine Growers. Discusses the -A10 amendments.

410

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2525-A10 amendments dated 07/12/05.

412

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

414

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2525A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

416

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. ATKINSON will lead discussion on the floor.

417

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2525A and opens a work session on HB 2591.

HB 2591 - WORK SESSION

420

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 2591.

429

Chair Brown

Wonders if the committee would like to hear from the proponents or opponents of HB 2591.

430

Sen. Ringo

Asks for someone to review HB 2591.

TAPE 161, A

004

Bill Perry

Oregon Restaurant Association. Appreciates the work done by the Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association.  Explains HB 2591.

013

Sen. Ringo

Verifies this applies to lawsuits relating solely to claims of obesity.

014

Perry

Replies yes.

015

Sen. Ringo

Replies he is okay with the bill.

016

Bill Linden

Oregon Restaurant Association. Adds that many hours were spent negotiating language changes with Rich Lane from the Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association. Explains they are now neutral to HB 2591.

021

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 2591 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

025

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

027

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2591 and opens a work session on HB 3497A.

HB 3497A - WORK SESSION

029

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 3497A.

033

Chair Brown

Makes comments. Asks if anyone has concerns or comments regarding HB 3497A.

035

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 3497A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

037

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. BURDICK will lead discussion on the floor.

039

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3497A and opens a work session on HB 2056A.

HB 2056A - WORK SESSION

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits the –A3 amendments (EXHIBIT R), the –A4 amendments (EXHIBIT S), and the –A5 amendments (EXHIBIT T) to HB 2056A.

040

Chair Brown

Notes HB 2056A has a referral to the Senate Budget Committee.

042

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HB 2056A to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget by prior reference.

048

Sen. Ringo

Asks for a moment to review the bill.

052

Chair Brown

VOTE:  4-1-0

AYE:               4 - Atkinson, Ferrioli, Ringo, Brown

NAY:               1 - Shields

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

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

 

Staff

Submits written testimony on behalf of the Board of Buckman Community Association (EXHIBIT U).

058

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 2056A and opens a public hearing on HB 2671.

HB 2671 - PUBLIC HEARING

064

Larry Campbell

Magna Entertainment. Submits and reads written testimony in support of HB 2671 (EXHIBIT V).

120

Dave Nelson

Magna Entertainment. Provides background information on HB 2671.

164

Sen. Ringo

Verifies that the right to use the 10 poker machines at the Greyhound Park Race Track goes away since the race track is not operating. Verifies that the witness could not move them.

167

Nelson

Confirms.

169

Sen. Shields

Asks about bill mentioned in witness’ testimony.

170

Nelson

Replies.

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

 

Kevin Neely

Public Affairs and Legislative Coordinator, Department of Justice. Submits written testimony regarding HB 2671 (EXHIBIT W).

174

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2671 and opens a public hearing on HJM 37.

HJM 37 - PUBLIC HEARING

176

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HJM 37.

190

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HJM 37 and opens a work session on HJM 37.

HJM 37 - WORK SESSION

193

Chair Brown

MOTION:  Moves HJM 37 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

194

Sen. Ringo

Believes that the memorial should not be moved if the proponents cannot make it to testify because the committee needs to spend their time on what is important.

196

Chair Brown

Agrees. Comments on why the committee will adopt the memorial.

200

Sen. Ferrioli

States he is a sponsor of this legislation and he is present.

204

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Ferrioli, Shields, Brown

NAY:               1 – Ringo

EXCUSED:    1 - Atkinson

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FERRIOLI will lead discussion on the floor.

209

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HJM 37 and opens a public hearing on HB 3486A.

HB 3486A - PUBLIC HEARING

211

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 3486A.

220

Rep. Jerry Krummel

House District 26. Testifies in support of HB 3486A. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT X).

272

Constance Hollon

Resident, Eugene. Relates personal story.

309

Steve Doell

President, Crime Victims United of Oregon. Testifies in support of HB 3486A.

350

Rep. Krummel

Points out there are a number of groups that have supported this legislation. Lists the supporting parties.

363

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 3486A and opens a work session on HB 3486A.

HB 3486A – WORK SESSION

365

Sen. Ferrioli

MOTION:  Moves HB 3486A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

369

Sen. Shields

Appreciates Mr. Doell’s statements regarding the internet.

374

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Ringo

 

Chair Brown

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. COURTNEY will lead discussion on the floor.

381

Sen. Atkinson

Makes comment.

383

Chair Brown

Responds.

388

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on HB 3486A and opens a public hearing on HB 2649A.

HB 2649A - PUBLIC HEARING

397

Rep. Phil Barnhart

House District 11. Provides an overview of HB 2649A.

TAPE 160, B

001

Rep. Barnhart

Continues testimony on HB 2649A.

030

Sen. Shields

Believes this legislation will reduce hassles and save money.

035

Rep. Barnhart

Discusses how money could be saved under this bill.

042

Sen. Atkinson

Wonders if the newspapers will be at this informal taskforce as stakeholders.

045

Rep. Barnhart

Replies Mr. Gallagher has assured him that they will be.

046

Sen. Atkinson

Asks Mr. Gallagher to confirm this.

047

Rep. Barnhart

Suggests their position has changed.

050

Tom Gallagher

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Believes the legislation needs a lot of work. States the newspapers will look at all the implications of HB 2649A.

059

Sen. Atkinson

Explains the publisher at the Rogue River Press has told him that they rely on public notices for a portion of their revenues. Verifies that this publisher will be represented at this informal taskforce meeting.

066

Gallagher

Believes he will be one of the major representatives there. Discusses the issues associated with HB 2649A.

085

Rep. Barnhart

Comments on the issues associated with HB 2649A.

109

Sen. Shields

Suggests that this legislation would not force anyone to remove public notices from the newspaper.

123

Michelle Deister

League of Oregon Cities. Testifies in support of HB 2649A. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT Y).

138

Lori Sattenspiel

Oregon Community College Association. Testifies in support of HB 2649A. Submits written testimony on behalf of Rogue Community College (EXHIBIT Z).

150

Hasina Squires

Special Districts of Oregon. Expresses support for HB 2649A.

159

Bill Penhollow

Association of Oregon Counties. Expresses support for HB 2649A.

166

Chair Brown

Closes the public hearing on HB 2649A 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 AA).

168

Chair Brown

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

170

Chair Brown

Comments on the drafting request.

173

Sen. Ringo

Wonders if there is any detail on the drafting request relating to school finance.

174

Chair Brown

Replies no.

175

Sen. Atkinson

Asks if 81 days can be added to it.

176

Chair Brown

Replies no.

177

Sen. Ringo

Asks where the request came from.

178

Chair Brown

Replies she cannot answer that.

179

Sen. Ringo

Comments he would rather have that information before voting on the motion.

180

Chair Brown

Understands.

182

Sen. Ringo

Wonders if this bill will impact harvest operations in state forests.

183

Chair Brown

Replies no. Explains that a bill was drafted relating to school finance last week at the request of Sen. Carter. Remarks that bill was used by someone else.

188

Sen. Ringo

Replies okay.

200

 

VOTE:  3-1-1

AYE:               3 - Ringo, Shields, Brown

NAY:               1 - Atkinson

EXCUSED:    1 - Ferrioli

 

Chair Brown

The motion CARRIES.

208

Chair Brown

Closes the work session on approval of drafting requests and opens a public hearing on HB 3021.

HB 3021 - PUBLIC HEARING

211

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Provides an overview of HB 3021. Submits written testimony on behalf of Rep. Jeff Barker (EXHIBIT BB).

220

Chair Brown

Comments on today’s agenda.

226

Richard Burke

Libertarian Party of Oregon. Testifies in support of HB 3021. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT CC).

257

Sen. Ringo

Asks what other states use this.

259

Burke

Lists the states.

261

Sen. Ringo

Inquires if they use this at all levels of their elections.

262

Burke

Replies yes. Provides examples.

275

Steve Lanning

Oregon AFL-CIO. Testifies in opposition to HB 3021.

299

Sen. Shields

Asks if the candidate’s name would appear in two different places.

300

Lanning

Replies that is their understanding.

303

Burke

Responds to comment.

337

Sen. Ringo

Clarifies that both parties could be listed. Wonders if there is an opportunity to point out the primary affiliation.

341

Burke

States that under the bill, the name will be added.

342

Sen. Ringo

Asks what name would be added.

344

Chair Brown

Clarifies that if she ran as a democrat but had the write in ballot for the republican party, then the ballot would read “Kate Brown, Democrat and Republican”.

347

Burke

Replies it would read “Kate Brown, Democrat, Republican”.

349

Sen. Ringo

Wonders if Democrat would be assumed as the primary affiliation since it is listed first.

351

Burke

Replies yes. Explains that was discussed in the House State and Federal Affairs Committee. Explains Legislative Counsel has looked at it and is satisfied that the first name is the primary affiliation. Points out the candidate does not have to accept the secondary listing. Explains that if there is any problem, it could be solved administratively.

360

Sen. Ringo

Wonders if the Secretary of State could draft rules which affect how the ballot is put together.

364

Burke

Replies yes. States this is not a new situation, but has been dealt with in other states.

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

 

Neel Pender

Executive Director, Democratic Party of Oregon. Submits written testimony regarding HB 3021(EXHIBIT DD).

371

Chair Brown

Closes public hearing on HB 3021 and opens a public hearing on HB 3238A.

HB 3238A - PUBLIC HEARING

 

Tiffany Harris

Committee Administrator. Submits the -A15 amendments (EXHIBIT EE), the -A16 amendments (EXHIBIT FF), and the -A17 amendments (EXHIBIT GG) to HB 3238A.

383

Patrick Allen

Office of Regulatory Streamlining. Discusses the -A16 and the -A17 amendments.

TAPE 161, B

007

Liz Frenkel

League of Women Voters of Oregon. Expresses concerns with HB 3238A. States they will not oppose the bill with the -A17 amendments. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT HH).

023

Sen. Ringo

Wonders which amendments witness is referring to.

025

Frenkel

Replies the -A17 amendments.

027

David Moskowitz

Wild Salmon Center. Testifies in opposition to HB 3238A.

057

Sen. Ringo

Wonders about the definition of absurd.

059

Allen

Responds to testimony of Mr. Moskowitz.

074

Sen. Shields

Makes comments. Closes the public hearing on HB 3238A and adjourns the meeting at 3:01 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 3090A, -A11 amendments, staff, 2 pp

B.     HB 3090A, -A12 amendments, staff, 2 pp

C.     HB 2154, written testimony, Nancy Orr, 2 pp

D.    HB 2154, written testimony, Robert Garrison, 2 pp

E.     HB 2510A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

F.      HB 2510A, written testimony, Julie Brandis, 1 p

G.    HB 2060A, -A2 amendments, staff, 1 p

H.    HB 2060A, -A3 amendments, staff, 1 p

I.       HB 2060A, -A4 amendments, staff, 1 p

J.      HB 2060A, -A5 amendments, staff, 2 pp

K.    HB 2060A, -A6 amendments, staff, 7 pp

L.     HB 2525A, -A4 amendments, staff, 1 p

M.  HB 2525A, -A5 amendments, staff, 1 p

N.    HB 2525A, -A6 amendments, staff, 2 pp

O.    HB 2525A, -A7 amendments, staff, 2 pp

P.      HB 2525A, -A8 amendments, staff, 1 p

Q.    HB 2525A, -A10 amendments, staff, 3 pp

R.    HB 2056A, -A3 amendments, staff, 1 p

S.      HB 2056A, -A4 amendments, staff, 1 p

T.     HB 2056A, -A5 amendments, staff, 5 pp

U.     HB 2056A, written testimony of the Board of Buckman Community Association, staff, 1 p

V.     HB 2671, written testimony, Larry Campbell, 2 pp

W.   HB 2671, written testimony, Kevin Neely, 17 pp

X.     HB 3486A, written testimony, Rep. Jerry Krummel, 1 p

Y.     HB 2649A, written testimony, Michelle Deister, 5 pp

Z.      HB 2649A, written testimony, Lori Sattenspiel, 1 p

AA.           Approval of drafting requests, memorandum, staff, 3 pp

BB.           HB 3021, written testimony of Rep. Jeff Barker, staff, 1 p

CC.           HB 3021, written testimony, Richard Burke, 1 p

DD.          HB 3021, written testimony, Neel Pender, 2 pp

EE.HB 3238A, -A15 amendments, staff, 1 p

FF.HB 3238A, -A16 amendments, staff, 1 p

GG.          HB 3238A, -A17 amendments, staff, 1 p

HH.          HB 3238A, written testimony, Liz Frenkel, 1 p