SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

March 14, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room C

3:10 P.M.                                                                                                                              Tape  34

Corrected 10/28/05

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Joanne Verger, Chair

Sen. Doug Whitsett, Vice-Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Floyd Prozanski

Sen. Bruce Starr

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Gary Roulier, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

SB 70 – Public Hearing

SB 153 – 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 34, A

004

Chair Verger

Opens the meeting at 3:13 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 70.

SB 70 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Judith Callens

Administrator. Explains the provisions of the bill.

015

Robin Freeman

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Presents written testimony (EXHIBIT A) and testifies in support of SB 70.

058

Freeman

Reviews the driver’s license application form and the questions on the form regarding medical issues.

078

Chair Verger

Asks for one example of the medical conditions addressed in the bill.

089

Freeman

Explains the present procedure and how it would change under the provisions of the proposed legislation.

109

Chair Verger

Asks for clarification on how the procedure would change if this bill is passed.

112

Freeman

Reviews how the procedure would change.

119

Sen. Prozanski

Notes some concerns expressed by police agencies.

125

Freeman

Responds with a summary of the changes proposed in the bill.

144

Sen. Prozanski

Comments that it will be important to remain consistent and to achieve balance within the system.

158

Chair Verger

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on SB 153.

SB 153 – WORK SESSION

167

Callens

Explains the provisions of the bill. Presents the -6 amendments (EXHIBIT B).

190

Sen. Metsger

Reviews the testimony at the previous hearing on the bill. Summarizes the -6 amendments and one additional proposed change.

237

Chair Verger

Asks for a clarification on the certificate of innocence.

240

Sen. Metsger

Outlines the requirements and procedures after the certificate is submitted.

263

David Bishop

Chief of Police, City of Beaverton. Testifies in support of SB 153 and the -6 amendments.

287

Ron Norris

Medford, Oregon. Testifies in support of SB 153 and the -6 amendments.

309

Mark Landauer

Office of Government Relations, City of Portland. Testifies in support of SB 153 and the -6 amendments.

323

Bill Sinnott

Commander, City of Portland Police Traffic Division. Testifies in support of SB 153.

345

Chair Verger

Recesses the meeting at 3:37 p.m.

346

Chair Verger

Reconvenes the meeting at 4:17 p.m.

348

Callens

Presents the -9 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

359

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 153-9 amendments dated 3/14/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Verger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

369

Sen. B. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 153 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

375

Chair Verger

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. METSGER will lead discussion on the floor.

384

Chair Verger

Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 4:19 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 70, written testimony, Robin Freeman, 3 pp
  2. SB 153, -6 amendments, staff, 6 pp
  3. SB 153, -9 amendments, staff, 6 pp