SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 25, 2001                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                    Tapes 100 - 102

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Gary George

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 784 Work Session

                                                SB 785 Work Session

                                                SB 786 Work Session

                                                SB 790 Work Session

                                                SB 730 Work Session

                                                HB 2516A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2520A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 364 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 418 Public Hearing

                                                HB 2077 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2490A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2644A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2076 Public Hearing

 

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 100, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. and opens a work session on          SB 786.

SB 786 WORK SESSION

008

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 786 to the committee.

021

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SB 786 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

034

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.  SEN. GORDLY will carry the bill.

040

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 786 and opens a work session on        SB 730

SB 730 WORK SESSION

043

Berkobien

Explains SB 730 to the committee.

063

Abigail Hoffer

Midwife.  Testifies in support of SB 730.  Explains the –3 amendments to the committee.

079

Jim Anderson

Oregon Medical Association.  Testifies on SB 730.  Comments on the  –3 amendments.

101

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 730-3 amendments dated 04/25/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

104

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

105

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SB 730 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

115

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

123

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 730 and opens a public hearing on     HB 2516A

HB 2516A PUBLIC HEARING

125

Berkobien

Explains HB 2516A to the committee.

137

Sen. David Nelson

SD 29.  Testifies in support of HB 2516A.  Provides personal background.  Comments on rural healthcare.  Reviews the cost of the bill.

211

Sen. Carter

Relates the history of rural health issues in the legislature.

238

Ed Patterson

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.  Testifies in support of HB 2516A (EXHIBIT A).  Comments on healthcare in rural facilities.  Explains funding mechanisms. 

333

Sen. Shields

Asks about the Medicaid Upper Limit expenditures (MUL). 

348

Patterson

Responds the bill is modeled after other states programs.  Explains how the funding would work. 

417

Sen. Shields

Clarifies Patterson’s statements.

TAPE 101, A

004

Jane Myers

Oregon Dental Association.  Testifies on HB 2516A.  Asks for an amendment to add dentists to the board of directors of the foundation.  Comments on dental practices. 

022

Chair Fisher

Asks about the language.

027

Patterson

Reviews the structure.  States the bill uses the same language as the existing rural health association in dealing with rural health.  Explains the at-large members. 

069

Myers

Explains the dental association’s interest.

075

Patterson

Reviews the existing rural health association.

082

Chair Fisher

Asks if the board members pay a higher fee.

084

Patterson

Responds affirmatively.  Comments on yearly dues.  Explains the association’s bylaws. 

108

Chair Fisher

Asks about the current statutory language.

115

Patterson

States the Internal Revenue Service would have to review the change.

124

Chair Fisher

Asks for the dental association’s point of view.

126

Myers

Explains the association’s viewpoint. 

137

Chair Fisher

Reviews the at-large members. 

152

Patterson

Explains the role of at-large members. 

160

Chair Fisher

Comments on the inclusion of dentists.

174

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2516A and opens a work session on HB 2516A.

HB 2516A WORK SESSION

191

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves HB 2516A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

205

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.

210

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2516A and opens a work session on  SB 784.

SB 784 WORK SESSION

215

Sen. Avel Gordly

SD 10.  Testifies in support of 784.  Explains the intent of SB 784 and the presented amendments.  Comments on the fiscal impact. 

274

Sharon Hill

Legislative Aide to Sen. Gordly.  Explains the –4 amendments. 

305

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 784-4 amendments dated 04/25/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

307

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

305

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 784 to WAYS AND MEANS with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

340

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

341

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 784 and opens a work session on        SB 785.

SB 785 WORK SESSION

344

Sen. Gordly

Explains the -3 Amendments to SB 785.

371

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 785-3 amendments dated 04/24/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

373

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

376

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 785 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

388

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

389

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 785 and opens and work session on     SB 790.

SB 790 WORK SESSION

390

Sen. Gordly

Explains the –2 amendments.

TAPE 100, B

004

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 790-2 amendments dated 04/24/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

006

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

007

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 790 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

018

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

020

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 790 and opens a public hearing on     HB 2520A.

HB 2520A PUBLIC HEARING

022

Berkobien

Explains HB 2520A to the committee.

038

Patterson

Testifies in support of HB 2520A (EXHIBIT B).  Reviews the amount of paperwork required of rural hospitals. 

074

Sen. Messerle

Asks about other districts that are exempt.

078

Patterson

Reviews section three of the bill.

081

Sen. Messerle

Comments on the relaxed rules and regulations the bill would allow.  Asks if an annual report is still required.

092

Patterson

Responds affirmatively.  Comments on local taxing laws.

101

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2520A and opens a work session on HB 2520A.

HB 2520A WORK SESSION

105

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2520A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

115

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.

117

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2520A and opens a public hearing on SB 364.

SB 364 PUBLIC HEARING

119

Berkobien

Explains SB 364 to the committee.

136

Chair fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 364 and opens work session on        SB 364.

SB 364 WORK SESSION

137

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 364-1 amendments dated 03/02/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

149

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

146

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 364 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

154

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

132

Sen. Messerle

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. CARTER to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on HB 2516A and          HB 2520A.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 – Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 – George

165

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

174

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 364 and opens public hearings on       SB 418, HB 2077, HB 2490A, HB 2644, and HB 2076 concurrently.

SB 418, HB 2077, HB 2490A, HB 2644, HB 2076 PUBLIC HEARING

190

Rep. Janet Carlson

HD 32.  Testifies in opposition to SB 418 (EXHIBIT C).  Explains her position on SB 418. 

240

Chair Fisher

Asks for clarification.

252

Rep. Carlson

Clarifies SB 418. 

265

Mickey Lansing

Oregon Commission on Children and Families (OCCF).  Testifies on SB 418.  Explains existing programs.  States that SB 418 is not necessary if HB 2331 is passed through Ways and Means.

305

Lynn Partin

Housing and Community Services.  Testifies on SB 418.  States that  SB 418 would be an unfunded mandate. 

352

Chair Fisher

Asks for more information on SB 418.

404

Rep. Carlson

Testifies in support of HB 2077 (EXHIBIT D).  Explains the background of HB 2077. 

TAPE 101, B

000

Rep. Carlson

Continues testimony.

050

Rep. Carlson

Testifies in support of HB 2490A (EXHIBIT E).  Explains the background of HB 2490A to the committee. 

107

Sen. Messerle

Comments on the spectrum of people affected by the presented issues.

142

Rep. Carlson

Testifies on HB 2644A.  Gives the background of HB 2644A. 

186

Sen. Carter

Asks about the role of the local OCCF.

195

Rep. Carlson

Explains the role of the local OCCF. 

224

Berkobien

Explains the conflict amendments to HB 2644A. 

237

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2644A.

HB 2644A WORK SESSION

246

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2644A-A2 amendments dated 04/25/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

250

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

258

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2644A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

273

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

278

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2644A and opens a work session       HB 2490A.

HB 2490A WORK SESSION

283

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2490A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

290

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.

295

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2490A and opens a work session on  HB 2077.

HB 2077 WORK SESSION

302

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2077 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

314

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

325

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2077 and opens a public hearing on  HB 2076.

HB 2076 PUBLIC HEARING

330

Rep. Carlson

Testifies in support of HB 2076 (EXHIBIT F).  Points out reasons for and against HB 2076.

403

Chair Fisher

Clarifies the intention of HB 2076. 

414

Sen. Carter

Comments on equal representation. 

425

Rep. Carlson

Comments on the Senate President’s concerns. 

TAPE 102, A

000

Rep. Carlson

Continues testimony. 

012

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion. 

015

Sen. Carter

Provides personal opinion.

025

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2076 and adjourns the meeting at  3:10 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2516A, Written testimony, Ed Patterson, 2 pp.

B – HB 2520A, Statistical data, Ed Patterson, 1 p.

C – SB 418, Information, Rep. Janet Carlson, 9 pp.

D – HB 2077, Report, Rep. Janet Carlson, 24 pp.

E – HB 2490A, Newsletter and information, Rep. Janet Carlson, 9 pp.

F – HB 2076, OCCF member roster, Rep. Janet Carlson, 2 pp.