SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

February 16, 2001                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                                 Tape 30

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Frank Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 331 Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 288 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 371 Public Hearing and 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 30, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. and opens a public hearing on       SB 331.

SB 331 PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 331 to the committee.

030

Karen Whittaker

Director, Office of Rural Health.  Testifies on SB 331.  Explains the formula for figuring nursing shortages. 

044

Sen. Messerle

Asks if management intentionally creates shortages.

048

Whittaker

Responds she is unsure. 

054

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 331 and opens a work session on       SB 331.

SB 331 WORK SESSION

073

Chair Fisher

Recesses the work session on SB 331 and opens a public hearing on  SB 288.

SB 288 PUBLIC HEARING

100

Berkobien

Explains SB 288 to the committee.  Explains the –1 amendment.

122

Dave McTeague

Director, Oregon Chiropractic Examiners.  States support for SB 288.

130

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 288 and opens a work session on      SB 288.

SB 288 WORK SESSION

135

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 288-1 amendments dated   2/13/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Shields

139

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

142

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 288 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher (Carter voted     

                               later in the meeting)

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

155

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

159

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 288 and opens a work session on         SB 331

SB 331 WORK SESSION

165

Steve Bender

Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO).  Gives reasons why SB 331 should be referred to Ways and Means.  States the bill replaces an existing program. 

205

Chair Fisher

Comments on sending SB 331 to Ways and Means.  Discusses rural health care. 

222

Bender

Comments on the wishes of the Student Assistance Commission.

234

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 331 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

250

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

282

Sen. Messerle

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. CARTER to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on SB 288.

305

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session and opens a public hearing on SB 371.

SB 371 PUBLIC HEARING

307

Berkobien

Explains SB 371 to the committee.

322

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 371 and opens a work session on      SB 371.

SB 371 WORK SESSION

327

Sen. Carter

Gives comments on SB 371. 

341

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 371 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

353

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

360

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 371 and adjourns the meeting at       1:35 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

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