SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 6, 2001                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                       Tapes  77 - 78

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Frank Shields

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Ken Messerle

                                                Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SJM 5 Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 904 Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 575 Public Hearing

                                                SB 734 Public Hearing

                                                SB 796 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 77, A

003

Chair Fisher

Calls the meeting to order at 1:19 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SJM 5.

SJM 5 PUBLIC HEARING

006

Sen. Tony Corcoran

SD 22.  Testifies in support of SJM 5 (EXHIBIT A).  Gives a background of SJM 5.

040

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SJM 5 and opens a work session on     SJM 5.

SJM 5 WORK SESSION

045

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SJM 5 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Messerle

062

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CORCORAN will lead discussion on the floor.

063

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SJM 5 and opens a public hearing on       SB 904. 

SB 904 PUBLIC HEARING

065

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 904 to the committee.

092

Ellie Jenny

Consumer.  Testifies in support of SB 904.  Explains the need for the bill.  Relates a personal experience. 

124

Bill Olson

President, Brain Injury Association of Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 904 (EXHIBIT B).  Relates a personal experience.  Gives reasons the bill is needed.  Estimates that there are about 41,000 people in Oregon living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Explains the rate of death due to TBI is decreasing due to public safety measures. 

223

Chair Fisher

Asks how funding needs will be met.

247

Olson

Responds by explaining possible funding options. 

280

Chair Fisher

Comments on funding issues. 

303

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 904 and opens work session on        SB 904.

SB 904 WORK SESSION

305

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SB 904 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Messerle

337

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

343

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 904 and opens a public hearing on      SB 575.

SB 575 PUBILC HEARING

347

Berkobien

Explains SB 575 to the committee.

377

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter into the record from Sen. Kate Brown (EXHIBIT C) in support of SB 904.

406

Tom Bessonette

Hearing Loss Program.  Testifies in support of SB 575 (EXHIBIT D).

429

Judy Brown

President, Oregon Alexander Graham Bell Association.  Testifies in support of SB 575 (EXHIBIT E). 

TAPE 78, A

000

Brown

Continues testimony.

053

Bessonette

Explains previous legislation.  Relates how early prevention testing is done.  Gives reasons for the fiscal request.

133

Valerie Schuyler

Hearing Loss Prevention Center.  Testifies in support of SB 575.  Relates statistics. 

162

Chair Fisher

Asks if the numbers are statistical or actual.

169

Schuyler

Responds the numbers are statistical.  Continues testimony. 

188

Sen. Shields

Comments on intervention care.

196

Brown

States that many parents put off taking children in for care.  States that many parents are in denial.

220

Schuyler

Adds further comments.

227

Bessonette

Comments on the previous legislation in 1999. 

240

Dolores Orfanakis

Pediatrician, MD.  Testifies in support of SB 575.  Comments on hearing loss in newborns.  Explains the screening process. 

288

Claire Nelson

Advocate.  Testifies in support of SB 575.  Relates a personal experience.  States that screening would have been used if it had been available.  

330

John McCulley

Oregon Speech Language Hearing Association.  Testifies in support of SB 575.  States that early intervention has a positive impact.

347

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 575 and opens a public hearing on   SB 734.

SB 734 PUBLIC HEARING

350

Berkobien

Explains SB 734 to the committee.

380

Robert Ekstrom

Consumer.  Testifies in support of SB 734 (EXHIBIT F).  Explains the background of the bill. 

TAPE 77, B

000

Ekstrom

Continues testimony.

093

Chair Fisher

Enters letters into the record (EXHIBIT G). 

120

Maura Roche

Planned Parenthood.  Testifies in opposition to SB 734 (EXHIBIT H).  Comments on the impact of SB 734.

180

Sen. Shields

Asks how much federal money could be lost if SB 734 is passed.

191

Roche

Responds she is unsure. 

199

Sen. George

Comments on the broad affect of the bill.

220

Donalda Dodson

Oregon Health Division.  Testifies in opposition to SB 734    (EXHIBIT I).  Comments on access to public services.  States that 17,000 unwanted pregnancies were averted and 58,000 in Oregon people were served in 2000. 

299

Sen. George

Comments on the intention of the bill.  Provides personal opinion. 

313

Sen. Shields

Asks if the public health services issue was raised in the House committee.

325

Roche

Responds affirmatively.

329

Ellen Lowe

Oregon Law Center.  Testifies in opposition to SB 734.  Comments on health services offered to the public by counties.  Gives personal opinion on access to family planning.

387

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter into the record (EXHIBIT J).

405

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 734 and opens a public hearing on   SB 796.

SB 796 PUBLIC HEARING

407

Berkobien

Explains SB 796 to the committee.

TAPE 78, B

000

Kathryn Weit

Oregon Disabilities Council.  Testifies in support of SB 796 (EXHIBIT K).

018

Helen Honey

Shangri-La Corp.  Testifies in support of SB 796 (EXHIBIT L).

030

Judy Cunio

Consumer.  Testifies in support of SB 796 (EXHIBIT M).  Relates a personal experience.

097

James Toews

Mental Health Developmental Disabilities Services Division (MHDDSD).  Testifies on SB 796.  States the division supports the intent, but there is no money to pay for the bill.

112

Jenny

Testifies in support of SB 796.  Comments on the ability to keep earned income. 

130

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 796 and opens a work session on      SB 796.

SB 796 WORK SESSION

132

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 796 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Messerle

142

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

145

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 796 and adjourns the meeting at       2:57 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SJM 5, Supporting Information, Sen. Tony Corcoran, 5 pp.

B – SB 904, Written testimony, Bill Olson, 26 pp.

C – SB 575, Letter from Sen. Kate Brown, Sen. Bill Fisher, 1 p.

D – SB 575, Information, Tom Bessonette, 36 pp.

E – SB 575, Written testimony, Judy Brown, 3 pp.

F – SB 734, Written testimony, Robert Ekstrom, 2 pp.

G – SB 734, E-mails and letters, Sen. Bill Fisher, 11 pp.

H – SB 734, Written testimony, Maura Roche, 2 pp.

I – SB 734, Written testimony, Donalda Dodson, 3 pp.

J – SB 734, Letter, Sen. Bill Fisher, 2 pp.

K – SB 796, Information, Kathryn Weit, 3 pp.

L – SB 796, Written testimony, Helen Honey, 2 pp.

M – SB 796, Written testimony, Judy Cunio, 2 pp.