Joint Committee on Ways and Means 2007 Session

Full Committee

 

Meeting Index

 

February 23, 2007

Hearing Room F

8:30 a.m.

Tapes: 10, 11

 

Members Present:

Sen. Co-Chair Schrader

Sen. Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bates

Sen. Devlin

Sen. Gordly

Sen. Johnson

Sen. Morse

Sen. Nelson

Sen. Verger

Sen. Westlund

Sen. Whitsett

Rep. Nolan, Co-Chair

Rep. Nathanson, Vice-Chair

Rep. D. Edwards

Rep. Galizio

Rep. Garrard

Rep. Hanna

Rep. Jenson

Rep. Morgan

Rep. Shields

 

Members Excused:

Sen. Winters

 

 

Staff Present:

Ken Rocco, Fiscal Officer, Legislative Fiscal Office

Theresa McHugh, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Legislative Fiscal Office

Michelle Deister, Budget Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Daron Hill, Budget Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Dawn Farr, Budget Analyst, legislative Fiscal Office

Susie Jordan, Budget Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Sue Cook, Committee Assistant, Legislative Fiscal Office

 

Measures or Issues Heard:

Possible Bill Introduction:

LC 1588, Relating to Agency Fees (Senate)

LC 1917, Relating to the Legislative Assembly (Senate)

LC 3495, Relating to Nursing Assistant Certificate Fees (Senate)

Budget Bills Reported Out of the Subcommittees:

HB 5011, Columbia River Gorge Commission

HB 5034, Land Use Board of Appeals

SB 5510, Employment Department

SB 5523, State Library

SB 5526, Marine Board

Other Bills:

SB 426, Relating to benefit plans for education district employees

SB 549, Relating to elections

Other Business:

Federal Grant Applications for:

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration

Report on Public Employees Retirement System

 

This meeting index is in compliance with Senate and House Rules. For complete content, please refer to the tapes.

Tape #/Counter

Speaker

Issues, Votes, Exhibits

TAPE 10A

 

 

006

Co-Chair Nolan

Calls the meeting to order at 8:34 a.m.

Possible Bill Introduction

008

Co-Chair Nolan

Moves to send the LC 1588 relating to agency fees to Subcommittee (Exhibit #1)

 

 

Vote: 16-0-5

Exc. Senators Nelson, Winters, Morse, Schrader, Westlund

 

 

Hearing no objections, declares the motion CARRIED

025

Co-Chair Nolan

Introduces LC 1917 relating to the Legislative Assembly to Subcommittee (Exhibit #2)

035

Sen. Whitsett

 

040

Co-Chair Nolan

Moves to send the LC 1917 to SubCommittee

 

 

Vote: 16-0-5

Exc. Senators Nelson, Winters, Morse, Schrader, Westlund

044

Co-Chair Nolan

Hearing no objections, declares the motion CARRIED

046

Co-Chair Nolan

Moves to send LC 3495 relating to nursing assistant certificate fees to Subcommittee (Exhibit #3)

 

 

Vote: 16-0-5

Exc. Senators Nelson, Winters, Morse, Schrader, Westlund

054

Co-Chair Nolan

Hearing no objections, declares the motion CARRIED

Budget Bills Reported out of Subcommittee

055

Co-Chair Nolan

 

 

HB 5011 Columbia River Gorge Commission

060

Sen. Devlin

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #4)

078

Co-Chair Nolan

 

080

Rep. Morgan

 

082

Rep. Devlin

 

083

Rep. Morgan

 

098

Co-Chair Nolan

 

100

Rep. Morgan

 

101

Co-Chair Nolan

 

103

Sen. Carter

 

105

Co-Chair Nolan

 

112

Rep. Morgan

 

115

Co-Chair Nolan

 

116

Rep. Hanna

 

123

Co-Chair Nolan

 

124

Ken Rocco, Legislative Fiscal Officer

 

127

Sen. Whitsett

 

137

Sen. Gordly

 

145

Sen. Bates

 

159

Sen. Carter

 

167

Sen. Devlin

 

183

Rep. Jenson

 

207

Rep. Garrard

 

217

Sen. Verger

 

228

Mr. Rocco

 

243

Co-Chair Nolan

Holds motion on HB 5011

 

HB 5034 Land Use Board of Appeals

254

Rep. Garrard

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #5)

268

Co-Chair Nolan

 

270

Rep. Morgan

 

273

Sen. Whitsett

 

283

Co-Chair Nolan

 

288

Rep. Jenson

 

 

 

Vote: 13-3-5

Nay: Reps. Morgan, Hanna, Jenson

Exc. Sens. Nelson, Winters, Morse, Schrader, Westlund

304

Co-Chair Nolan

Declares the motion CARRIED

Other Business

315

Co-Chair Nolan

 

 

Federal Grant Application - Department of Transportation

316

Sen. Johnson

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #6)

 

 

Vote: 16-0-5

Exc. Senators Nelson, Winters, Morse, Schrader, Westlund

 

Co-Chair Nolan

Hearing no objection, declares the application APPROVED

 

Federal Grant Application Department of Transportation

335

Rep. Edwards

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #7)

 

 

Vote: 17-0-1

Exc. Senator Winters

366

Co-Chair Nolan

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED

 

Public Employee Retirement System Report General Government

371

Rep. Galizio

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #8)

 

 

Vote: 17-0-1

Exc. Senator Winters

408

Co-Chair Nolan

Hearing no objection, declares the report ACCEPTED

Budget Bills Reported out of Subcommittee

 

HB 5011 Columbia River Gorge Commission

409

Co-Chair Nolan

 

420

 

Vote: 17-3-1

Aye: Sens. Westlund, Gordly, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Morse, Nelson, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Jenson, Garrard, Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

No: Sen. Whitsett; Reps. Morgan and Hanna

Exc. Senator Winters

 

Co-Chair Nolan

Declares the motion CARRIED

TAPE 11A

 

 

001

Co-Chair Nolan

 

 

SB 5510 Employment Department

003

Sen. Verger

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #9)

030

Co-Chair Schrader

 

033

Rep. Hanna

 

038

Michelle Deister, Legislative Fiscal Office

 

040

Rep. Hanna

 

044

Ms. Deister

 

050

Rep. Hanna

 

055

Ms. Deister

 

065

Rep. Hanna

 

077

Co-Chair Schrader

 

078

Rep. Morgan

 

083

Sen. Whitsett

 

090

Sen. Westlund

 

110

Rep. Jenson

 

117

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 17-3-1

Aye: Sens. Westlund, Gordly, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Morse, Nelson, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Jenson, Garrard, Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

No: Sen. Whitsett; Reps. Morgan and Hanna

Exc. Senator Winters

120

Co-Chair Schrader

Declares the motion CARRIED

 

SB 5523 State Library

125

Rep. Edwards

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #10)

149

Rep. Morgan

 

151

Co-Chair Schrader

 

153

Rep. Hanna

 

162

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 17-3-1

Aye: Sens. Westlund, Gordly, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Morse, Nelson, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Jenson, Garrard, Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

No: Sen. Whitsett; Reps. Morgan and Hanna

Exc. Senator Winters

166

Co-Chair Schrader

Declares the motion CARRIED

 

SB 5526 Marine Board

168

Sen. Devlin

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit 11)

198

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 20-0-1

Exc. Senator Winters

200

Co-Chair Schrader

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED

Other Bills

202

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

SB 426 Relating to Benefit Plans for Education School District Employees

206

Sen. Nelson

Moves to refer SB 426 back to Subcommittee

212

Co-Chair Schrader

 

215

Sen. Nelson

 

270

Rep. Galizio

 

320

Rep. Garrard

 

330

Rep. Jenson

 

385

Rep. Morgan

 

TAPE 10B

 

 

001

Rep. Morgan

Continues commentary on SB 426

040

Co-Chair Schrader

 

042

Sen. Devlin

 

080

Sen. Bates

 

115

Sen. Verger

 

130

Sen. Morse

 

157

Sen. Gordly

 

168

Sen. Devlin

 

175

Jean Thorne, Administrator, Public Employees Benefit Board

 

180

Sen. Devlin

 

220

Co-Chair Schrader

 

228

Rep. Morgan

 

267

Sen. Whitsett

 

277

Sen. Nelson

 

305

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 8-12-1

Aye: Sens. Gordly, Morse, Nelson, and Whitsett; Reps. Morgan, Hanna, Jenson, and Garrard

No: Sens. Westlund, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

Exc. Senator Winters

325

 

Declares the motion FAILED

326

Co-Chair Schrader

 

335

Sen. Devlin

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit 12)

382

Rep. Jenson

 

385

Rep. Morgan

 

405

Sen. Gordly

 

426

Sen. Morse

 

TAPE 11B

 

 

001

Sen. Morse

Continues his question regarding the discussion on SB 426

003

Co-Chair Schrader

 

005

Sen. Devlin

 

040

Sen. Morse

 

073

Rep. Hanna

 

080

Co-Chair Nolan

 

096

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 13-7-1

Aye: Sens. Westlund, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Jenson, Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

No: Sens. Gordly, Morse, Nelson, and Whitsett; Reps. Morgan, Hanna, and Garrard

Exc. Sen. Winters

106

Co-Chair Schrader

Declares the motion CARRIED

 

SB 549, Relating to Elections

110

Co-Chair Schrader

Moves subcommittee recommendation; reads pony (Exhibit #13)

123

Rep. Morgan

 

125

Co-Chair Schrader

 

127

Rep. Morgan

 

129

Co-Chair Schrader

 

131

Rep. Morgan

 

135

Co-Chair Schrader

 

140

Sen. Morse

 

150

Mr. Rocco

 

159

Sen. Whitsett

 

165

Co-Chair Schrader

 

167

Rep. Hanna

 

171

Co-Chair Schrader

 

175

Rep. Hanna

 

176

Co-Chair Schrader

 

177

Rep. Hanna

 

178

Co-Chair Schrader

 

 

 

Vote: 16-4-1

Aye: Sens. Westlund, Gordly, Johnson, Bates, Devlin, Morse, Nelson, Verger, Carter, and Schrader; Reps. Jenson, Galizio, Shields, Edwards, Nathanson, and Nolan

No: Sen. Whitsett; Reps. Morgan, Hanna, and Garrard

Exc. Sen. Winters

182

Co-Chair Schrader

Declares the motion CARRIED

183

Co-Chair Schrader

Adjourns the meeting at 10:17 a.m.