Legislative Meetings This Week, as noted in the Statesman Journal
Selected legislative meetings and other activities this week. Agendas are subject to change; call the numbers listed or see the Oregon Legislature’s website at www.leg.state.or.us for a full listing.
Monday, March 4, 2013
House Rules: 3 p.m., Hearing Room 50. Hearing on House Joint Resolution 17, proposing commission to redraw legislative and congressional district lines after every census, and related House bills 2686 and 2887. (503) 986-1647.
House Revenue: 8 a.m., Hearing Room A. Hearing on House joint resolutions 3, 4, 11, 12, all related to state reserve funds, and two proposing changes to “kicker” refunds. Legislative Revenue Office at (503) 986-1266.
Senate Education: 1 p.m., Hearing Room C. Hearing on Senate Bill 270, allowing separate boards for University of Oregon and Portland State University. (503) 986-1503.
Senate Business and Transportation: 3 p.m., Hearing Room B. Hearing on Senate Bill 238, allowing child under age 7 to operate a motorcycle on public lands under specified conditions. (503) 986-1674.
Senate Rules: 8 a.m., Hearing Room B. Hearing on executive appointments, including Cameron Smith as director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. (503) 986-1520.
Joint Ways and Means/General Government: 8:30 a.m., Hearing Room H-174. Public testimony on Public Employers Retirement System agency budget. Legislative Fiscal Office at (503) 986-1828.
Joint Ways and Means/Natural Resources: 1 p.m., Hearing Room H-170. Public testimony on Parks and Recreation Department budget. Legislative Fiscal Office at (503) 986-1828.
House Education: 1 p.m., Hearing Room D. Hearing on House Bill 2723, proposing state bond to match school district bonds for construction, and House Bill 2337, proposing state bond to match school district funds for security projects. (503) 986-1736.
House Transportation and Economic Development: 3 p.m., Hearing Room E. Hearings on House bills 2277, 2278, 2397, requiring permit or imposing fees for use of studded tires. (503) 986-1507.
Joint Committee on Public Safety: 5:30 p.m., Hearing Room C. Invited testimony on House Bill 3194, proposing changes in criminal sentences. (503) 986-1512.
House Revenue: 8 a.m., Hearing Room A. Hearing on House joint resolutions 7, 8, 13, 20, all proposing changes in Oregon’s property tax limits. Legislative Revenue Office at (503) 986-1266.
Rally: Noon, front steps. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will greet Timber Joey, mascot of Portland Timbers, in support of endowment fund for student aid.
Senate Education: 1 p.m., Hearing Room C. Hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 1, proposing bond sale of $500 million for endowment fund for student aid, and Senate Bill 11, implementing legislation. (503) 986-1503.
House Business and Labor: 8 a.m., Hearing Room E. Hearing on House bills 2332, 2702, 2885, 2886, all related to Oregon Liquor Control Commission. (503) 986-1557.