Joint Committee on Ways and Means – 2007 Session

Natural Resources Subcommittee

 

Meeting Index

 

June 16, 2007

Hearing Room H-174

9:00 a.m.

Tapes: 144, 145A

 

Members Present:

Sen. Devlin, Chair

Sen. Avakian

Sen. Nelson

Rep. Clem

Rep. Nolan

Rep. Burley

Rep. Garrard

Rep. Nathanson, Vice-Chair of Full  Committee

 

Members Excused:

 

Rep. Dingfelder, Vice-Chair

 

Staff Present:

Dawn Farr, Budget Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Susie Jordan, Budget Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Patti O’Rielly, Committee Assistant, Legislative Fiscal Office

 

Measures or Issues Heard:

Department of State Lands – Request to Apply for Federal Grant Work Session

HB 5024, Department of Forestry – Work Session

 

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

Tape #/Counter

Speaker

Issues, Votes, Exhibits

TAPE 144A

 

 

003

Chair Devlin

Calls the hearing to order at 9:02 AM

Opens Work Session on Request to Apply for Federal Grant for the Department of State Lands

006

Dawn Farr, Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Enters Legislative Fiscal Office federal grant analysis for the Department of State Lands (Exhibit #1)

013

Sen. Nelson

 

014

Sen. Avakian

Moves the grant request to the Full Committee with a Do Pass recommendation

016

Sen. Nelson

Vote:  5 – 0 – 3

Exc:  Sen. Devlin; Reps. Dingfelder and Nolan

Hearing no objection, declares the  motion CARRIED

 

Sen. Nelson

Stands at ease

027

Chair Devlin

Closes Work Session on Federal Grant Request

Opens Work Session on HB 5024, Department of Forestry

029

Susie Jordan, Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Office

Enters HB 5024, Department of Forestry (Exhibit #2)

Enters Legislative Fiscal Office Work Session Recommendations, Action Report, and Key Performance Measures for HB 5024 (Exhibit #3)

060

Rep. Burley

 

067

Chair Devlin

 

095

Rep. Burley

 

103

Chair Devlin

 

116

Rep. Nolan

 

118

Sen. Avakian

 

123

Chair Devlin

 

133

Rep. Clem

 

142

Chair Devlin

 

143

Rep.  Nolan

 

144

Rep. Clem

 

146

Rep. Burley

 

164

Chair Devlin

 

198

Rep. Burley

 

211

Chair Devlin

 

222

Rep. Nolan

 

239

Sen. Avakian

 

242

Ms. Jordan

 

259

Sen. Avakian

 

265

Ms. Jordan

 

281

Rep. Burley

 

285

Ms. Jordan

 

287

Rep. Burley

 

289

Ms. Jordan

 

291

Chair Devlin

 

301

Rep. Burley

 

305

Rep. Clem

 

308

Chair Devlin

 

309

Rep. Nolan

 

310

Chair Devlin

Recesses for a few minutes

Reconvenes

314

Ms. Jordan

 

365

Rep. Burley

 

384

Ms. Jordan

 

396

Rep. Burley

 

398

Chair Devlin

 

399

Ms. Jordan

 

409

Rep. Burley

 

419

Ms. Jordan

 

TAPE 145A

 

 

001

Ms. Jordan

Continues with LFO work session recommendations

018

Rep. Burley

 

031

Ms. Jordan

 

052

Chair Devlin

 

053

Ms. Jordan

 

059

Chair Devlin

 

063

Rep. Clem

Moves to amend HB 5024 per the Legislative Fiscal Office recommendations

064

Chair Devlin

Vote:  7 – 0 – 2

Exc:  Reps. Nolan and Dingfelder

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED

069

Ms. Jordan

 

073

Chair Devlin

 

074

Rep. Clem

Moves to approve the two capital construction projects

074

Chair Devlin

Vote:  7 – 0 – 2

Exc:  Reps. Nolan and Dingfelder

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED

076

Ms. Jordan

 

112

Chair Devlin

 

117

Rep. Clem

Moves to approve the key performance measures as recommended by Legislative Fiscal Office

118

Chair Devlin

Vote:  8 – 0 – 1

Exc:  Rep. Dingfelder

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED

123

Chair Devlin

Stands at ease

Reconvenes

134

Ms. Jordan

 

149

Chair Devlin

 

163

Rep. Burley

Declares potential conflict of interest

186

Rep. Burley

Moves to strike Budget Note A from LFO recommendations

188

Chair Devlin

 

198

Marvin Brown, State Forester, Department of Forestry

 

205

Chair Devlin

 

210

Rep. Clem

 

220

Chair Devlin

 

251

Rep. Clem

 

268

Chair Devlin

 

271

Sen. Avakian

 

276

Chair Devlin

 

283

Sen. Avakian

 

285

Chair Devlin

 

286

Rep. Burley

 

311

Chair Devlin

 

342

Ms. Jordan

 

350

Chair Devlin

Vote:  3 – 5 – 1

Aye:  Sen. Nelson; Reps. Burley and Garrard

No:  Sens. Avakian and Devlin; Reps. Clem, Nathanson, and Nolan

Declares the motion FAILED

351

Sen. Avakian

Moves to approve the two budget notes

361

Chair Devlin

Vote:  5 – 3 – 1

Aye:  Sens. Avakian and Devlin; Reps. Clem, Nathanson, and Nolan

No:  Sen. Nelson; Reps. Burley and Garrard

Declares the motion CARRIED

370

Sen. Avakian

Moves HB 5024, as Amended, to the Full Committee with a Do Pass recommendation

371

Chair Devlin

 

376

Sen. Avakian

 

380

Chair Devlin

 

TAPE 144B

 

 

001

Chair Devlin

 

004

Ms. Jordan

 

008

Chair Devlin

Vote:  5 – 3 – 1

Aye:  Sens. Avakian and Devlin; Reps. Clem, Nathanson, and Nolan

No:  Sen. Nelson; Reps. Burley and Garrard

Declares the motion CARRIED

 

 

Adjourns the hearing at 10:17 AM