SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

February 02, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  11 - 12

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Joanne Verger, Chair

Sen. Doug Whitsett, Vice-Chair

Sen. Floyd Prozanski

Sen. Bruce Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Rick Metsger

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Gary Roulier, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD & WITNESSES:      

                                                SB 72 – Public Hearing

                                                            Troy Costales – Transportation Safety Division

                                                SB 73 – Public Hearing

                                                            Robin Freeman, Oregon Department of Transportation

                                                SB 74 – Public Hearing

                                                            Robin Freeman, Oregon Department of Transportation

                                                SB 373 – Public Hearing

                                                            Tricia Smith, Oregon School Employees Association

                                                            Kathleen Adamson, Willamette Education Service District

            Kathy Bonogofski, Willamette Education Service District

 

 

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 11, A

002

Chair Verger

Opens the meeting at 3:04 p.m. Opens a public hearing on SB 72.

SB 72 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Explains the provisions of the bill.

012

Troy Costales

Transportation Safety Division. Presents EXHIBIT A and testifies in support of the bill.

031

Chair Verger

Comments on the building of the skateboard parks. Asks if there are a lot of injuries reported due to skateboarding.

044

Costales

Responds that he doesn’t have the data, but will provide to the committee.

048

Chair Verger

Points out that the skateboard parks are getting bigger and steeper, and they require more skill with the skateboards. Closes the public hearing on SB 72, and opens a public hearing on SB 73.

SB 73 – PUBLIC HEARING

051

Callens

Explains the provisions of the bill.

061

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Presents EXHIBIT B and testifies in support of the bill. which deals with reinstatement fees.

090

Chair Verger

Notes that it is “common sense” that ODOT be able to waive the fees. Closes the public hearing and opens the public hearing on SB 74.

SB 74 – PUBLIC HEARING

112

Freeman

Presents EXHIBIT C and testifies in support of SB 74. Explains the provisions of the bill which deals with a need for new customer numbers with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

139

Freeman

Notes that the bill will assist in curbing fraud.

154

Chair Verger

Asks if the process would remain the same.

157

Freeman

Responds that the process would remain the same, except the information would be brought directly to DMV.

163

Chair Verger

Asks if the bill is addressing identity theft.

166

Freeman

Believes that the term “fraud” in the bill relates to more than identity theft.

172

Chair Verger

Closes the public hearing on SB 74 and opens a public hearing on SB 373.

SB 373 – PUBLIC HEARING

179

Callens

Explains the provisions of SB 373.

204

Callens

Continues with an explanation of the bill, to include the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

208

Tricia Smith

Government Relations Specialist, Oregon School Employees Association. Presents EXHIBIT E and testifies in support of SB 373.

239

Smith

States that the bill will act to protect those who work in non-traditional settings, such as correctional institutions.

272

Smith

Continues an outline of the intent of the bill, and notes that the -1 amendments were drafted “too narrowly.” Adds that the intent was not to draft the bill to cover the teachers in standard, i.e., classroom situations.

309

Kathleen Adamson

Willamette Education Service District. Presents EXHIBIT F and testifies in support of SB 373.

333

Adamson

Relates an experience which led her to realize how easily it is for  her clients to amass personal information.

360

Adamson

Relates that she was not able to use her employer’s address with the DMV, based on ORS 802.250.

372

Kathy Bonogofski

Willamette Education Service District. Presents EXHIBIT G and testifies in support of SB 373.

398

Chair Verger

Asks what personal information Adamson was able to find on her internet search.

412

Adamson

Responds that there was a substantial amount of information available on the internet.

TAPE 12, A

002

Chair Verger

Summarizes how much personal information is available on the internet.

010

Freeman

Presents EXHIBIT H and testifies that ODOT is neutral on SB 373. Makes two additional suggestions to the amended bill.

050

Freeman

Concludes that DMV can implement the bill, but would like to work with the bill’s sponsors to focus on the intended group.

058

Chair Verger

Asks if the bill sponsors are willing to work with DMV on meeting the DMV concerns.

061

Smith

Responds that they are willing to work on the concerns, but are not sure that they will be able to reach agreement.

069

Sen. Prozanski

Asks the committee administrator to work with the sponsors, and expresses a concern about specific definitions within the bill.

075

Chair Verger

Closes the public hearing on SB 373, and adds that the committee administer continues to work on coordination for the out-of-office committee meeting on February 11, 2005. Adjourns the meeting at 3:38 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 72, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 pp
  2. SB 73, written testimony, Robin Freeman, 1 pp
  3. SB 74, written testimony, Robin Freeman, 2 pp
  4. SB 373, -1 amendments, staff, 1 pp
  5. SB 373, written testimony, Tricia Smith, 3 pp
  6. SB 373, written testimony, Kathleen Adamson, 2 pp
  7. SB 373, written testimony, Kathy Bonogofski, 1 pp
  8. SB 373, written testimony, Robin Freeman, 2 pp