SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

April 18, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room C

3:10 P.M.                                                                                                                               Tape 52

 

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

James Goulding, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                SB 566 – Work Session

                                                SB 1027 – Work Session

                                                HB 2422 – 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 52, A

003

Chair Verger

Calls the committee to order at 3:17 p.m.  Opens a work session on SB 566.

SB 566 – WORK SESSION

010

Judith Callens

Committee Assistant.  Explains the measure and the proposed -2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

026

Sen. Metsger

Supports the measure.  Points out for the record, that if they are not designated as “freight routes” they will not be a priority to receive Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds.

031

Sen. Whitsett

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 566-2 amendments dated 4/4/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Verger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

036

Sen. Whitsett

MOTION:  Moves SB 566 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

040

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Verger

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

043

Chair Verger

Closes work session on SB 566.  Opens a work session SB 1027.

SB 1027 – WORK SESSION

049

Callens

Explains the provisions of the measure.

056

Sen. B. Starr

Wonders about the fiscal impact on this bill for retrofitting trucks.

059

Chair Verger

Discusses the testimony given at the last meeting.  Remarks on proposed costs.

068

Sen. Whitsett

Observes the delivery truck companies did not testify.

072

Sen. Prozanski

Points out they were informed of the cost of the mirrors, but not the entire cost of installing them on delivery trucks.

083

Chair Verger

MOTION:  Moves SB 1027 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

086

Sen. B. Starr

Explains why he will be voting against the measure until he can get additional information from the companies affected.  Notes if additional information presents itself he may consider changing his vote on the floor.

092

Chair Verger

Offers that representatives of the trucking industry were present as the hearing by did not sign up to testify.

097

 

VOTE:  4-1-0

AYE:               4 - Metsger, Prozanski, Whitsett, Verger

NAY:               1 - Starr B.

 

Chair Verger

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. WALKER will lead discussion on the floor.

102

Chair Verger

Closes work session on SB 1027.  Opens work session on HB 2422 A.

HB 2422 – WORK SESSION

105

Callens

Explains the provisions of the measure.

112

Chair Verger

Points out she missed the public hearing along with Senator Starr.

117

Sen. Whitsett

Recalls the public testimony heard on HB 2422.  Summarizes the prior discussion.

131

Sen. Prozanski

MOTION:  Moves HB 2422A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

136

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

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

 

Chair Verger

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

141

Chair Verger

Closes the work session on HB 2422.  Discusses the committee agenda for the next meeting.  Adjourns the committee at 3:27 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. SB 566, -2 amendments, staff, 1 p